Havana, Varadero, & Pinar del Rio - Cuba

November 2021

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, who will guide you before and during the trip.

  • Your Visa to enter Cuba.

  • Breakfasts from Monday, Nov 16th through Saturday, Nov 21st (breakfast on travel days Nov 15th & Nov 22nd are NOT included).

 

Lodging and Transportation

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

  • 7 nights lodging at a beautiful colonial-style Casa Particular (B&B) in the heart of old Havana. Rooms are double occupancy with its 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.

  • Dinner & cultural show “Buena Vista Social Club” style in Havana.  

  • Meet the founders of Rueda de Casino who continue dancing and sharing this social, cultural dance that is danced worldwide.

  • Guided tour in Old Havana with a Mojito at “La Bodeguita del Medio” (or a water bottle) to refresh yourself at the end of the tour.

  • 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. Classes you can select from are Linear Salsa, Bachata, Casino (Cuban salsa), Rueda de Casino, Son, Afro-Cuban, Rumba, Reggaetón, Kizomba, and Tango.

Baila en Cuba Festival

  • Attend the 15th "Baila en Cuba” festival (3 concert nights). Filled with music and dance exhibitions, this is an International Dance & Music summit with open-air night shows and concerts with the most outstanding Cuban Orchestras. Cuban dance instructors will accompany us to practice what we learned.

Pinar del Rio and Varadero

  • 1-Day Roundtrip to visit Varadero Beach (a 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.

 

  • 1-Day Roundtrip to Pinar Del Rio, the town where Celia Cruz was born (2-hour drive from Havana). We will visit an organic tobacco farm to learn the tobacco process while supporting local farmers and their family paladares (restaurants).

Program Exclusions

  • Breakfast on travel days is excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner Meals are excluded

  • 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

Price and Payment

  • Contact us for price and deposit information

  • Payment method: we accept cash, check, or credit card (PayPal, GooglePay, CashApp, 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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Dame Salsa Cubana, LLC DBA Dame Salsa Global Travel Services is a registered California Seller of Travel (CST #2139278-50).

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