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Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon

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On our Private Photography Tour of Havana, we take you where your typical tourist will not go, uncovering the real Cuba. In Havana, you will get to experience and photograph daily Cuban life, mixing and mingling with the locals at unique locations...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Prado 408, 10100, Cuba
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+53 5 2734160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As Louis was away we were looked after by Alfonso - a lovely man who took us to places we would not otherwise have had access to. He gave us tips on composition as well as technical advice and was generally very helpful. My friend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour but with Alfonso as Louis was away. We had a fantastic day wandering the streets, visiting a dance group in a practice session and a boxing ring for photos. Learnt more about my camera as Alfonso could give us tips on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour ranks among the best travel experiences I have ever had and without doubt the best money I have ever spent on my photography hobby. Luis is not only a talented photographer and excellent teacher, but also superb guide and after two decades living...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Quest20727812145
Reviewed 17 October 2018

My girlfriend and I have just returned from our second holiday to Cuba in 2 years. This time we spent 2 weeks there to include my birthday celebrations at the start of October. As we are both keen photographers, we wanted this trip to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gadget333
Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comment in Tripadvisro. The streets of Cuba are a paradise for street photography, multicolored, but if you look for something more authentic, more intense, more hidden, it is difficult to find. I'm glad you found hidden places, ghost...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Luis was booked up for the day we were in Havana so the tour my sister and I took was guided by Alfonso Blanco and Alfredo Sarabia. Both are very accomplished photographers and both speak English well. I communicated with Alfonso to plan the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Luis A, Manager at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. As I mentioned Alfonso and Alfredo are two very human and very experienced Cuban photographers making photo tours through the less touristic places of Havana. I am glad that I had a good day and I hope you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

To walk the streets of Havana with Luis is to know Cuba in a way that would otherwise be impossible. After twenty years in Cuba, Luis is as much Cuban as Spanish. I even heard a local tell him, "You're more Cuban than us." Luis...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tim F
Luis A, Manager at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Tim. Thank you very much for your comment. I know that you had a good time with your little Fuji and your 35 mm :-) You are very nice with your adjectives, it is true that Cuba is a country full of surprises and...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

My mother and I spent a day with Alfonso taking pictures of the people of Havana. We went to incredibly authentic locations, including the rehearsal space of the ballet company, a local home, the training gym for upcoming boxers, and others. I was encouraged to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Luis A, Manager at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks Priti. It is true that Cuban culture is wonderful, and surprising, most tourists usually walk the same streets and squares and take the same pictures, but our mission is that you know a photo tour in Havana totally different, that you live a day...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

It's hard to know where to begin in describing my photo tour with Louis Alarcon. I'm not a pro - just an enthusiastic amateur - and Louis was very generous in helping me learn to use my camera better and to be comfortable taking street...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank randvv
Luis A, Manager at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comment. As you comment these tours are authentic photo tours, aimed at making the traveler feel good, comfortable, and at the same time increasing their knowledge about Cuba, about their camera, about how to relate and learn to...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Louis was out of the country, so he recommended a tour with his associates--Alfredo and Alfonso. We started the tour with a visit to community center where a group of young dancers were practicing their moves. Alfredo had good tips about capturing the movement and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for your comment. Making photography in Cuba is wonderful because the light, the colors and the kindness of the people are fantastic, but sometimes it is necessary the accompaniment of a professional to show you special places in your photo tour, it is important...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I was traveling solo in Cuba with no Spanish skills. Alfonso and Alfredo were great guides who took me to places I normally couldn’t access. We went to a dance studio first, then after lunch went to a boxing gym and walked around the streets...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Luis A, Manager at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. Spend a day among photographers who know the city where you travel may be one of the best thematic tours that a person can do. We are very happy that you felt good with us and that you...More

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SandraG5028
31 May 2018|
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Response from Queenslander0809 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for the slow response. I hope you had a great time in Cuba
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JimCostello
20 November 2017|
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Response from Luis A | Property representative |
Hi Jim. I offer my daily Photo tours only un Havana. Do you need in Havana o Varadero? Best regards from the crazy and fantastic Havana.
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Jerrold P
31 December 2016|
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Response from Luis A | Property representative |
Hi Jerrold. Depending on your interest, I mean if you are interested just in street photography or perhaps you prefer to work with models : dancers, boxers, afrocuban dancers, etc.. Let me know and I will answer you. best... More
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