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David Tejada's Exclusive Photo Tour

Feb 11
Departure from your home city to Tampa, Florida.
Meetup with the group as you check in to the Ramada Hotel (Overnight in Tampa Paid Separately)

Feb 12 - L, D
Departure from Tampa Intl Airport at 7:00 AM, Airport TRANSFER to Old Havana for Hotel AmbosMundos check-in
Start Walking Tour of Five Plazas from hotel
LUNCH at La Bodequita
Finish Walking Tour and walk back to hotel by 5 pm
5pm-6:00 pm, relax and freshen up for dinner
6:30 pm Leisurely walk to El Patio restaurant for WELCOME DINNER at 7:00 pm
Return walk to Ambos Mundos; meet on rooftop for orientation of next day's events, live music, fun, and mojitos (on your own.)

Feb 13 – B, D
6:15 am Hotel departure for pre-breakfast street photography with leaders along Malecón and port.
7:30 am Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am TRANSFER to Colón cemetery photo shoot in Vedado
10:30 pm TRANSFER to Mercado at 19 and Y in Vedado
12:00 pm TRANSFER, stop for pizza/snack (on your own) on way to FOCSA building for 30th Floor Observation point
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon for walk with leaders to Hamel Alley, not far from hotel, for outdoor, bright color abstract, people, music performance, and street photography
Kick back and relax or shoot the beautiful sunset right on the Malecon
7:30 pm TRANSFER to Dinner at Decameron Private (paladar) Restaurant
Return walk to Ambos Mundos; meet on rooftop for orientation of next day's events, live music, fun, and mojitos (on your own.)

Feb 14 – B
6:15 am Hotel departure for pre-breakfast street photography with leaders in nearby areas or take a taxi to a location of your choice
7:30 am Breakfast at hotel
9:30 am TRANSFER Meet-up with local musicians (ideally, a special session with Buena Vista Social Club All-Stars who will perform later that evening), pre-arranged at location to be announced. Talk with, listen to, and maybe even play along with the musicians. Get permission to photograph the musicians. (Bring model releases.) (Bring guitar strings and music-related items to share with musicians that are impossible or difficult to find in Cuba.)(Include a fee for the musicians and we will also tip them.) [IF WE GET BVSC ACCESS, DO NOT SPECIFICALLY SHARE THE MUSICIANS/GROUP NAMES ONLINE AND IN RELEASED INFORMATION AND FLYERS. IT MAY BE SHARED WITH PAID TRAVELERS WHEN THE FINAL ITINERARY IS RELEASED. WE DO NOT WANT COPYCATS.]
10:30am Visit the Famous Cigar Factory in Havana
12:30/1:30 pm Lunch on the fly on your own
1:00 pm Walk to Chinatown with guide, or TRANSFER? Visit the Martial Arts School for demonstration, discussions and cultural exchange elements. Photograph the youth attending the school.
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Time to rest up and get a bite to eat or shoot sunset before the big evening performance
8:00 pm TRANSFER to Buena Vista Social Club for 9 pm evening performance, (entry fee included, excluding dinner)
11:30 pm Take Vintage Car taxis in groups back to hotel, on your own. Be sure to tip also. (Pre-arrange to have extra taxis outside club to take us back to hotel.)

Feb 15 – B, L, D
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am TRANSFER to Hemingway home in Finca Vigia, entrance included
9:00 Visit the grounds; photograph the vintage cars found adjacent to the property. (Be sure to provide a small tip to vehicle owner operator.)
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Visit the Dance School located at the entrance street to Finca Vigia. Meet the students, photograph them individually and while performing, and learn about the arts in Cuba
1:30 pm TRANSFER to Morro Cabana for commanding views of Havana, then on to Doña Eutimia paladar in Old Havana off the Plaza de la Catedral for LUNCH
Rest of your afternoon is Your Choice, with your leaders or on your own with fellow travelers, to return to special places you have seen or to add a few more experiences to your journey
8:00 pm – 10 pm TRANSFER and FAREWELL DINNER at Santo Angel (or Castropol)

Feb 16
4:45pm Transfer from hotel to airport for customs clearance and the return flight departing at 6:10pm. Retrieve your checked luggage and go through customs, allowing a minimum of three hours after arrival for connecting flights

Total Price: $3,263.00 PP in DBL (Excl air)
Single Supplement: $360.00

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