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Walk the city with a photojournalist

Havana, Cuba

Experience hosted by Leonid

3 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

We are going to let ourselves be carried, camera in hand, through some of the streets of the old city. I invite you to discover the history, culture, architecture, people and customs of this passionate and simple city. We will walk from the largest palace in Cuba, the Capitol of Havana, built at the beginning of the 20th century and, as if we were going back to the past in a time machine, we will end up in a plaza from the 16th century colonial era. We will retrace through narrow streets and great walks, like the one of the Prado, entering the Havana neighborhoods and their daily life. I will offer you tips to get better pictures and I will be aware, so you do not lose any detail of the trip. During the tour I will take pictures of you at the different sites we visit so you can bring a special memory of your visit to Havana.
Other things to note
You must take a camera to make your own photographs during the tour. Bring comfortable shoes, water and sunscreen or hat as we will be walking throughout the trip
We are going to let ourselves be carried, camera in hand, through some of the streets of the old city. I invite you to discover the history, culture, architecture, people and customs of this passionate and simple city. We will walk from the largest palace in Cuba, the Capitol of Havana, built at the beginning of the 20th century and, as if we were going back to the past in a time machine, we will end up in a plaza from the 16th century colonial e…

What's included

  • Drinks
    soda

Meet your host, Leonid

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As a Cuban photojournalist, I enjoy walking Havana and capturing some moments of my city. And above all, discover what is evident but I can only see when I am behind the lens. I like to show those enigmas to other people, share my photographic experience and help them take away those findings that will become, as it happens to me, unforgettable memories.
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From $56
/ person
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Where you'll be

We will be walking along several of the streets of Havana, where you will have the opportunity to take beautiful photos of the city, its architecture, the people and the daily life of the city.
Jonathan
January 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed my photo walk with Leonid. He took me to local places that I would have never otherwise seen. He really knows the city and shared tons of information. What I really appreciate is his insight in dealing with the Cuban people. Initially I was hesitant to ask strangers for a photo, but Leonid gave me the confidence to interact with the people which resulted in some amazing photos.
I thoroughly enjoyed my photo walk with Leonid. He took me to local places that I would have never otherwise seen. He really knows the city and shared tons of information. What…
George
November 2019
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! If we ever go back to Cuba I'll look for Leonid again! THANK YOU SO MUCH for showing us around Havana!
Michelle
March 2019
My two friends and I really enjoyed our time with Leonid. We wanted a tour that was not in the regular touristy areas and that is exactly what we got! Although it is in Old Havana, Leonid took us to places that were completely off of the beaten path and showed us the real life of Cuba. We saw wonderful street art and old churches, doorways and daily life, local parks and an amazing old ruin of a building that we would NEVER have found on our own. He showed us some amazing shots that we were able to duplicate and now we look like professional photographers as well!! ;-) Don't worry if you don't have a professional camera; I showed up with my phone camera and it was just fine! Leonid is charming and patient and took his time with us. He even waited while I bought a local Cuban street pizza! When we got home he had already sent us pictures that he had taken of us during the tour which is a wonderful touch. I highly recommend Leonid's tour!
My two friends and I really enjoyed our time with Leonid. We wanted a tour that was not in the regular touristy areas and that is exactly what we got! Although it is in Old Havana,…
Jason
March 2019
This was a perfect walking trip! Leonid was amazing at explaining the different locations we went to. We walked for about 6 or 7 km and it was worth it. He took me through the parts of Havana that tourists do not go. Getting to see people living the real life in Havana put a completely new perspective on the country. This photography tour was perfect.
This was a perfect walking trip! Leonid was amazing at explaining the different locations we went to. We walked for about 6 or 7 km and it was worth it. He took me through the part…
Adrian
January 2019
Call this experience a slow burn. Leonid is a kind host, and very knowledgeable of the area. He will take you to the lesser k own parts of town and will show you the hidden gems of Havana. His English was definitely better than our Spanish and after a little while he figured out what we were interested in, and took us in an amazing street art tour through Havana Vieja. Along the way we stopped at a church and an amazing print shop, various beautiful land marks and points of interst in the city. if you're down for a walk through the less touristy side of Havana, do this tour.
Call this experience a slow burn. Leonid is a kind host, and very knowledgeable of the area. He will take you to the lesser k own parts of town and will show you the hidden gems of…
Lauren
January 2019
We truly enjoyed our time with Leonid walking the streets of Old Havana taking pictures of anything & everything. The walk felt organic and he made sure to point out some key buildings & sprinkle in some city history. There was no pressure to take certain shots & your skill level didn't matter. My camera battery died half way through & I took the rest of the photos on my phone & no one was bothered. Once he realized that we were interested in the street art, he had the perfect spots in mind. He showed us a fantastic gift shop full of modern, local, graphic design & waited patiently as we browsed & shopped. We even went back a few days later to buy more items. This experience was a great way to get away from the tourist hot spots to get photos that no one else has. Leonid was a little shy & nervous about his English, but it was really wonderful & I would definitely recommend it.
We truly enjoyed our time with Leonid walking the streets of Old Havana taking pictures of anything & everything. The walk felt organic and he made sure to point out some key build…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

photographic camera