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Havana, Varadero & Viñales - Cuba

November, 16 - 24, 2024

This is a dance study group trip geared towards visitors keen on learning about Cuban culture and provides a broad overview of Cuba while offering support to our Cuban dance instructors and the Cuban people. This trip will feature cultural and educational activities with the intent to help support and learn from the Cuban people. Be ready to infuse yourself with the culture of this vibrant island!  

Program Includes

  • 2 experienced hosts, Robert & Laura Cristina, will guide you before and during the trip.

  • Your Visa to enter Cuba.

  • Breakfasts (except on airport travel days).

 

Lodging and Transportation

  • Private group transportation with A/C to/from Havana airport and daily transportation to all scheduled group activities.  

  • Lodging at a beautiful colonial-style Casa Particular (B&B) in the heart of old Havana. Rooms are double occupancy with their own bathroom. Additional charge applies for a single room if rooms are available.

Old Havana, Centro Habana, and Vedado

  • We will be supporting, interacting, and learning from local artists. Visits to the market of arts and paintings crafted by local Cuban artists and music and dance exhibitions performed by local Cubans.

  • Welcome Dinner and traditional Cuban cultural show with stars from the Buena Vista Social Club, Afro Cuban All Stars, Tropicana, and other legendary bands in Havana.  

  • Guided tour in Old Havana. 

  • Visit historical sites of Havana City including Hotel Nacional and “El Malecon” (Havana’s famous sea wall).

Dance Classes

  • We will engage with and learn from our fun, local instructors as we take dance lessons. We will take group classes on Casino (Cuban Salsa) and Rueda de Casino. You can also book private lessons (At your expense). You can select from Linear Salsa, Bachata, Casino (Cuban salsa), Son, Afro-Cuban, Rumba, Reggaetón, or Kizomba.

Night activities

  • We're in for a treat as we attend the Baila en Cuba concert nights! And here's the icing on the cake: we've invited some wonderful local instructors to join us. This means we'll not only have a blast but also get a chance to practice and refine our moves with their expert guidance. Get ready to have an absolute blast, learn, and groove together with these amazing instructors!

Viñales and Varadero

  • 1-Day Roundtrip to visit Varadero Beach (a 2 1/2 -hour drive from Havana) to take a Rumba class with Cuban instructors. We’ll also make a quick stop in the town of Matanzas on our way to Varadero to support a family paladar. Lunch is included

 

  • 1-Day Roundtrip to Viñales (2 1/2 -hour drive from Havana). We will visit an organic tobacco farm to learn the tobacco process while supporting local farmers and their families. Lunch is included

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Program Exclusions

  • Breakfast on travel days is excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner Meals are excluded

    • ​A welcome dinner is included, and on the day trips to Varadero and Viñales, lunch will be included

  • Airfare is excluded

  • Medical and Travel Insurance are not included in the program

  • Any transportation outside of our group activities will be at your expense

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Price and Payment

  • Contact us for price and deposit information

  • Payment method: we accept Zelle or Venmo

  • Refer a friend to receive a $100 discount which will be applied to the cost of your trip once your friend has paid the trip in full.

Reserve your spot today

  • We will get booked quickly because we will only take a maximum of 14 people. We keep our group small for a better travel experience. All items noted on this program are subject to visas, venues availability, occupancy/availability at casa(s) particular, and any acts of nature beyond our control.

Ready to Book?

  • To hold your place on the trip, please contact us to submit your deposit.  

  • For the terms and conditions of payment, please refer to this link.

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