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 ICELAND + CUBA

Two unique islands and 14 days of discovery

100% Compliant and Legal Travel to Cuba

Photo Workshop Adventures LLC travels to Cuba legally under the license category for Workshops. Additionally, we offer "Support for the Cuban People”. We are unaffected by the June 5, 2019 changes.

Photo Workshop Adventures LLC holds a U.S. Treasury OFAC license CT-2016-327909-1 / C.F.R. 515.567 (Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibits - C.F.R. 515.567).

Two island nations that couldn’t seem more different.

Two unique islands, each with its own personality. Polar opposites? Maybe. If you look at their history, culture, landscape, politics, climate and wealth, they are a world apart. Great: from a photographic perspective, contrast is the key to an extraordinary picture. But look more closely and you might find that they have some things in common. We won’t spoil the surprise.

Iceland is a mecca for pristine and breathtaking landscape photography. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photograph here, considering the natural beauty of Iceland’s glaciers, waterfalls, volcanos, black sand beaches, icebergs, hot springs, northern lights, ice caves, jagged rock formations and moon-like lava fields. Want to create magic? Come to Iceland.

Cuba is just as photogenic. A photographer in Cuba is like a kid in a candy store. The warmth and generosity of the Cuban people combined with the crumbling elegant architecture, the “lost in time” vintage automobiles, the distress and decay, the soft Caribbean colors, the chaos, noise and energy, all make for equally interesting and stunning storytelling images that will pull at your heartstrings.

Now imagine visiting both of them, back to back, in 14 days time. Wow! You will never be the same. We conveniently included an overnight stay in New York, while traveling between Iceland and Cuba. So technically you will see three incredible islands in 14 days.

And let’s not forget how island nations such as Iceland and Cuba are unique in this rapidly changing world. They are struggling with threats to biodiversity, sea level rise, food security, and water supplies. While we explore together the best of these two world, we will have the opportunity to discuss it with local scientists and groups that are involved in making sure that the environment of these special places is protected.

ICELAND
The land of the Northern Lights and harsh but spectacular landscapes.

❖ A wealthy nation with 350,000 people, is considered the least forested in Europe Covering only 0.5 % of the land, forests in Iceland are so rare that people often joke that those lost in the woods only need to stand up to find their way.
❖  Ranked one of the ‘greenest’ countries in the world, yet the little island produces more greenhouse gases (GHGs) than most of the countries in Europe, and other island nations like Japan and the United Kingdom.
❖ Are Iceland’s iconic glaciers disappearing? Are its seas rising? Is the reforestation plan the answer?

CUBA
A tropical paradise with a storied past, Cuba offers us a unique view of a world.

❖ 11 million people, 99.75% literacy rate, the World Wildlife Fund ranked it as one of the world’s most sustainable places due to its high score on the human development index compared to its relatively low economic output and rates of material production and consumption.
❖ How has Cuba managed to protect tropical rainforests and coral reefs, build sustainable food and agriculture systems, and provide universal healthcare and education despite economic sanctions and geopolitical marginalization?
❖ Cuba’s environmental glory is its unspoiled coral reef, thanks to a green conscious plan that sees 25 percent of Cuba’s marine waters protected and 80% of the national parks reserved for conservation.

We invite you to explore these issues with us through the lens of your camera as we travel to Iceland and Cuba for a unique learning experience. Come along if you love photography, are concerned about the planet’s future and open to learn more about both.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness, improve and expand your photographic technique and spark your creativity. You will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary one by using your own imagination.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. Our unique ICELAND+CUBA photo adventure is not to be missed!

IMPORTANT: U.S. CITIZENS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY USING LICENSED GROUP TRAVEL SUCH AS PHOTO WORKSHOP ADVENTURES.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRAVEL REGULATIONS FOR U.S. CITIZENS.

Photo Workshop Adventures provides 100% legal and compliant Cuba travel under US Treasury Department’s OFAC License CT-2016-327909 / C.F.R. 515.567. This allows group travel to Cuba for “workshops” and “support for the Cuban people”.


Iceland
is a mecca for pristine and breathtaking landscape photography. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photograph here, considering the natural beauty of Iceland’s glaciers, waterfalls, volcanos, black sand beaches, icebergs, hot springs, northern lights, ice caves, jagged rock formations and moon-like lava fields. Want to create magic? Come to Iceland.

Cuba is just as photogenic. A photographer in Cuba is like a kid in a candy store. The warmth and generosity of the Cuban people combined with the crumbling elegant architecture, the “lost in time” vintage automobiles, the distress and decay, the soft Caribbean colors, the chaos, noise and energy, all make for equally interesting and stunning storytelling images that will pull at your heartstrings.

Now imagine visiting both of them, back to back, in 14 days time. Wow! You will never be the same. We conveniently included an overnight stay in New York, while traveling between Iceland and Cuba. So technically you will see three incredible islands in 14 days.

And let’s not forget how island nations such as Iceland and Cuba are unique in this rapidly changing world. They are struggling with threats to biodiversity, sea level rise, food security, and water supplies. While we explore together the best of these two world, we will have the opportunity to discuss it with local scientists and groups that are involved in making sure that the environment of these special places is protected.

ICELAND
The land of the Northern Lights and harsh but spectacular landscapes.

❖ A wealthy nation with 350,000 people, is considered the least forested in Europe Covering only 0.5 % of the land, forests in Iceland are so rare that people often joke that those lost in the woods only need to stand up to find their way.
❖  Ranked one of the ‘greenest’ countries in the world, yet the little island produces more greenhouse gases (GHGs) than most of the countries in Europe, and other island nations like Japan and the United Kingdom.
❖ Are Iceland’s iconic glaciers disappearing? Are its seas rising? Is the reforestation plan the answer?

CUBA
A tropical paradise with a storied past, Cuba offers us a unique view of a world.

❖ 11 million people, 99.75% literacy rate, the World Wildlife Fund ranked it as one of the world’s most sustainable places due to its high score on the human development index compared to its relatively low economic output and rates of material production and consumption.
❖ How has Cuba managed to protect tropical rainforests and coral reefs, build sustainable food and agriculture systems, and provide universal healthcare and education despite economic sanctions and geopolitical marginalization?
❖ Cuba’s environmental glory is its unspoiled coral reef, thanks to a green conscious plan that sees 25 percent of Cuba’s marine waters protected and 80% of the national parks reserved for conservation.

We invite you to explore these issues with us through the lens of your camera as we travel to Iceland and Cuba for a unique learning experience. Come along if you love photography, are concerned about the planet’s future and open to learn more about both.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness, improve and expand your photographic technique and spark your creativity. You will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary one by using your own imagination.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. Our unique ICELAND+CUBA photo adventure is not to be missed!

IMPORTANT: U.S. CITIZENS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY USING LICENSED GROUP TRAVEL SUCH AS PHOTO WORKSHOP ADVENTURES.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRAVEL REGULATIONS FOR U.S. CITIZENS.

Photo Workshop Adventures provides 100% legal and compliant Cuba travel under US Treasury Department’s OFAC License CT-2016-327909 / C.F.R. 515.567. This allows group travel to Cuba for “workshops” and “support for the Cuban people”.

Group Size

12 Guests (max)

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  • Busy schedule
  • Travel by air conditioned minibus
  • Minimal elevation changes and lots of walking
  • (non-photographers also welcome)

Weather | Sun

ICELAND (May) – Temps 47/39 F 8/3 C Approx. Sunrise 4:44 | Sunset 10:05 (22:05) – 19 hrs of daylight
CUBA (May) – Temps 85/71 F 30/21 C Approx. Sunrise 6:50 | Sunset 8:02 (20:02) – 14 hrs of daylight

Includes

  • Travel, landscape, street, seascape, architecture, and people photography
  • 14 days
  • Group size (12 guests max)
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Local Guides
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Fine accommodations
  • NYC Hotel (layover city)
  • Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • Local transportation
  • 3 International flights
    (KEF-JFK, JFK-HAV R/T)
  • 1 domestic Iceland flight
  • Cuba Visas (U.S. Citizens)
  • OFAC approved

Travel Information

Arrival Airport: Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Reykjavik, Iceland
Departure Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, USA
Book your flights to arrive in Reykjavik in the AM and depart from New York in the PM.
Separate one-way flights may be your most cost effective option.
We suggest using Kayak.com to research your flight options.
Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends upon our return to NYC on the last day.

Accommodations

Reykjavik – Alda Hotel Reykjavik, Apotek Hotel, Hotel Klettur, Hotel Natura or similar
Höfn – Guesthouse Smyrlabjörg or similar
Skaftafell – Icelandair Hotel Klaustur or similar
Gullfoss – Icelandair Hotel Flúðir or similar

New York City – Ludlow Hotel, Bowery Hotel, Viceroy, Soho Grand or similar

Havana – Parque Central, Saratoga Hotel or similar
Trinidad – Casa Particulars (Bed & Breakfasts)

Visas

Travel Visas: Visas may be required for Iceland depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.

U.S. based airlines distribute Cuban Visas at the airport using the documents provided by us. A Cuban Visa cost $50 – $100 depending on the airline. International travelers who require a Cuban visa can get their visa through the Cuban Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries.

Helpful Links

Icelandic Cuisine – by Kelly Marley
Iceland + Cuba – 14 Days of Discovery – by Michael Chinnici
Venturing to Cuba for the First Time – by Darrell Miller
Legal US Travel to Cuba – by Michael Chinnici
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Habana – by Michael Chinnici
How to Keep Cuban Cigars Fresh – by Michael Chinnici
> Coffee Around the World – by Ian Robert Knight



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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

ITINERARY

ICELAND + CUBA 14 DAYS

Day 1 | Reykjavík

We meet on Sunday morning at our hotel in Reykjavik, where we will welcome you to this unique and exciting adventure. Two island nations, each with their own personalities and differences in their history, culture, politics, cuisine, natural beauty, energy and more. During a group lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, as well as subject matters, styles and techniques.

From here we will set out for a wonderful day of photography throughout this quaint and simple city. Reykjavik’s sidewalks and streets are heated using the natural geothermal water, also used to heat everyone’s homes and businesses. So no snow plows needed in this city.

In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite restaurants in Reykjavik. (D)

Day 2 | Reykjavík - (flight to) Höfn - Vatnajökull Glacier

We take an early morning one-hour flight to Iceland’s southeast hub, Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland. Interestingly, Höfn has seen the water level in its harbor rise dramatically in recent years, due in part to the melting of Vatnajökull Glacier and its proximity to the warm waters of the gulf stream.

The contrast in the nature of the Southeast is breathtaking, with spectacular black beaches and a dominating white glacier, Vatnajökull. Serenity, energy and forces of nature combine to make the region of Vatnajökull a never-to-be-forgotten experience. We will spend the day exploring the region and if we are fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier. We return in the evening to our guesthouse for a wonderful Icelandic dinner. (B) (D)

Day 3 | Vatnajökull Glacier - Jökulsárlón Lagoon - Skaftafell

On Tuesday we visit many of Vatnajökull’s outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs, where we can take a boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience. The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park where the landscape has been formed over thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers). After checking into our hotel we gather later in the evening for dinner. (B) (L)

Day 4 | Vík - Geysir - Gullfoss

We leave Klaustur and drive towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara where we take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey. We drive to the small but high waterfall Seljalandsfoss and walk the path behind it. On we drive to the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world. We will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters.

From Geysir we drive to Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. As we near closer to Reykjavik, we check in to our hotel, review some of our photos, and then enjoy another wonderful Icelandic dinner. (B) (L)

Day 5 | Þingvellir - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon

We leave the Geysir area and drive to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island, where the world’s oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930. We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula. More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes. We will walk where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula.

We continue to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in 38°C therapeutic geothermal water. The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a moss-covered lava field dating back to 1226. Upon our return to Reykjavík we check back into our hotel and settle in to enjoy our “Iceland Farewell Dinner”. (B) (D)

Day 6 | Reykjavík - (flight to) New York

After breakfast we are off to the airport for our flight to New York. In New York we’ll check in to our beautiful Manhattan hotel. In the evening we’ll enjoy a wonderful group dinner at one of Michael’s favorite New York restaurants celebrating the conclusion of our Iceland journey and the start of our Cuba adventure. (B) (D)

Flight Reykjavik to New York (overnight in New York) NYC to Havana

Day 7 | New York - (flight to) Havana

We depart New York for our early morning flight to Havana, Cuba where we will embark on part two of our unique and amazing ICELAND + CUBA photo adventure. Once in Cuba we will enjoy lunch at one of Havana’s best restaurants, the award winning Paladar San Cristobal, located in the heart of Central Havana. A taste of colonial Cuba, San Cristobal offers wonderful entrees on 19th century china, surrounded by stacks of books, old antiques and nostalgic black and white photographs. You can ask owner Carlos Cristóbal Márquez Valdés all about it.

After lunch we will visit the home of Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the hip-hop/jazz duo Obsesión and discuss their experiences and views on race and gender equality in Cuba. Next we are treated to a “lost in time” photographic experience at an untouched centuries-old Cuban mansion followed by a socio-economic discussion with urban planner Pedro Mayda, whose presentation will touch on Havana’s housing, infrastructure, investment and restoration programs. It’s bound to leave you with a better understanding of why Havana looks the way it does today and the possibilities moving forward.

In the evening we enjoy dinner at El Cocinero. This lovely restaurant is housed in a former Power Plant and Factory. Home to Havana’s hip, you might think you are in Soho or Madrid. Following dinner we walk next door for live music, art and photography at La Fabrica de Arte Cubana. Rock star X Alfonso has turned this into a meeting place for young and eclectic Cubans and foreigners. (B) (L) (D)

Day 8 | Old Havana - Havana - Hemingway’s

We begin our day with an early morning bicycle taxi ride through Old Havana to capture the beautiful Plaza de la Cathedral, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de Armas. Next we’ll view a private boxing session at the famous “Rafael Trejo” open-air boxing gym in Old Havana. Here we will have the opportunity to photograph boxers as they train.

Next we’re off to our friends American Classic Car restoration garage. Owners Nidialys Acosta and Julio Alvarez have taken advantage of the recent economic opening and put together a fleet of 20 plus pristine “Clasicos” (as Cuban’s refer to them), to provide professional service to their clientele. Learn first hand how they restore these classic American beauties from the 1950’s. This setting makes for some amazing photography.

When we’re finished we’ll hop into these “Clasicos” and go for a drive along the Havana’s famous Malecón seawall, visit the mansions in the Miramar neighborhood and experience the bustle of Neptuno and San Lazaro streets in the city center. Then we’re off to La Finca Vigía, formerly the home of Ernest Hemingway. Today La Finca Vigía still houses the expansive collection of Hemingway’s books. It was here where he wrote two of his most celebrated novels: For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. The beautiful grounds and bizarre tales from Hemingway’s many years in Cuba are captivating. Next we are off to Playas del este for a peek at Cuba’s stunning turquoise blue ocean waters before returning to Havana.

In the evening we are treated to a musical performance with Frank Delgado, renowned singer and songwriter, for a discussion about the nueva trova movement in Cuba, followed by dinner at the world famous La Guarida Paladar, the set to the movie “Strawberry and Chocolate,” and known for it’s spectacular ambiance and delicious desserts. (B)

Day 9 | Pinar del Rio - Vinales

We depart early for Cuba’s western-most province – Pinar del Rio, famous for its rich soil, tobacco production and spectacular scenery. Here we will visit the charming village of Viñales nestled in the Sierra de los Organos mountains. Viñales Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and settlement dating back to the Spanish colonial era.

We start off by visiting one of Cuba’s most renowned tobacco farmers, who produces tobacco used in world famous Cohiba cigars. For lunch we visit a local organic farm to learn about Cuban agriculture and tobacco production, where we will have a tasty meal. Great photo opportunities while exploring local farms. After lunch we explore downtown Viñales, where we will take a short photo walk to meet with small business owners, average citizens and others out and about; taking photos throughout.

After we visit a small country town where Mario Pelegrin, a community activist, has created a charming neighborhood project dedicated to local children. In this tranquil setting, a collection of rustic cabins provide a home for amateur art programs. This wonderful program gives local kids the opportunity to have fun while learning new skills in the areas of music, dance, theatre and art. After, we return to Havana. (B) (L)

Day 10 | Havana - Trinidad

Today we depart Havana for Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its cobblestoned streets, pastel colored homes and small-town feel. Here we will visit the Plaza Mayor and the famous Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima church, as well as the many other restored architectural gems in this charming village. Upon our arrival we will enjoy a hearty lunch at a favorite paladar, a recently opened restaurant with a diverse menu featuring everything from lobster to pizza. Trinidad will be filled with tourists at this time, so we will spend the mid-day hours away from the crowds.

After lunch we will have a discussion and walking tour with the city historian and preservationist, who will provide an overview of the history and architecture of the city. By mid-afternoon we check into our hotel located in the heart of the old city of Trinidad. After a relaxing break for set out to photograph people and architecture of Trinidad, ending with a sunset photo shoot from the famous bell tower. (B) (L)

Day 11 | Trinidad

Sunrise photo walk through Trinidad is a must. Here we will witness the city come to life, well before the tourists arrive. Not only is the light at its best, but the photographic opportunities are seemingly endless. After a morning exploring rural Trinidad we take a break to stay out of the midday sun.

In the evening we will do another sunset photo walk through Trinidad. After we have a conversation with artist Yami Martínez at her gallery, La Casa de los Conspiradores. Yami has achieved international recognition for her art depicting the strains of life on Cuban women. Followed by dinner at Yami’s Los Conspiradores Paladar (B, D)

Day 12 | Trinidad - Cienfuegos - Havana

On day twelve we depart early for Cienfuegos, referred to as the “Pearl of the South”. Cienfuegos is one of Cuba’s only cities to display French and Spanish architecture. Housed on one of the country’s largest bays, the city offers beautiful ocean front landscapes, and is deeply rich in culture. We will meet with internationally recognized photographer Omar Garcia Valenti from Cienfuegos, who will show us some of his work and then lead a photo shoot in the downtown area.

After lunch we enjoy some music and discussion with the local chapter of UNEAC, the National Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba, featuring an opportunity to meet local photographers, musicians and other locals. After a beautiful day in Cienfuegos we return to Havana. (B)

Day 13 | Havana

Our return to Havana is meant to be a more relaxing day with a lighter schedule after 3 countries, 3 islands and 13 days together.

In the morning we will offer an optional bicycle tour through several unique neighborhoods. After lunch we will visit the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity, a non-governmental civil organization, non-profit, continuing the legacy of Dr. Antonio Núñez Jiménez through research and development programs and activities that promote values towards a culture of nature at the local, national and international levels. After we will visit the Revolution Museum and Morro Castle at sunset.

In the evening, and on our final full day in Havana, we enjoy our FINAL “Farewell Dinner” at one of our favorite Cuban restaurants, complete with Cohiba cigars and Cuban rum. (B, D)

Day 14 | Havana - New York

Our final day includes an optional early morning photo walk of Havana (one can never get enough of this city) followed by breakfast, hotel check-out and departure for the airport. Here we will sadly bid you farewell upon our arrival back in New York (JFK). (B)

Note: Those looking to fly from Havana to a different destination, our guest services team will be happy to help organize this.

Photo Workshop Adventures provides 100% legal Cuba trip under US Treasury Department’s OFAC Travel Program. CT-2016-327909 / C.F.R. 515.567. This allows individuals to travel to Cuba for educational and cultural purposes.

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (E) Excursion

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Pricing

 

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

Private Guided Adventures

 

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

 

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through the internationally recognized Travelex Travel Insurance Company, as well as evacuation and medical transportation insurance through MedJet, one of the best in the industry.

The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to learn more about why you should consider travel insurance.

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How The Program Works
For every adventure reservation you make with Photo Workshop Adventures, you earn valuable points which you can redeem on your next trip. This is a great way to save up to 8% off future trips. Our Rewards Program is designed with three tiers: Orange, Gold and VIP Members. Points may be applied towards balance payments on your next trip, or you may choose to accumulate points for a free trip in the future.

ORANGE REWARDS
All guests begin with our Orange Rewards Program (Level 1), which earns 4 points for every dollar you spend. You begin earning points immediately after your first trip. A $5,900 spend earns 23,600 points with a value of $236 USD.

GOLD REWARDS
With our Gold Rewards Program (Level 2), you earn 6 points for every dollar you spend. Orange Members who reach 120,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 4-6 trips), automatically move up to Gold Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 35,400 points with a value of $354 USD.

Additional Gold Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers

VIP REWARDS
With our VIP Rewards Program (Level 3), you earn 8 points for every dollar you spend. Gold Members who reach 350,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 8-12 trips) move up to VIP Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 47,200 points with a value of $472 USD, (8+/-% discount).

Additional VIP Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers
  • Ability to Gift or Transfer points to others
  • Receive complimentary airport transfers at the destination location*


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Redeeming your points couldn’t be easier. You can always log in to your account to check your points balance. When you are ready to book your next trip, register and pay your deposit. When you go to pay your balance you will be given the option to apply your points and receive a discount.

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We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.

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