Havana, Varadero & Viñales, Cuba

April 16 - 25, 2022

This is a 10-days/9 nights educational dance study group trip to Havana, Varadero, and Vinales, Cuba. It is geared towards visitors keen on learning about Cuban culture and provides a broad overview of Cuba while offering support to the Cuban people. This trip will feature cultural and educational activities with the intent to help support and learn from the Cuban people.

Program Includes

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

  • Your Visa to enter Cuba

  • Breakfasts (except on airport travel days)

Lodging and Transportation

  • Group transportation to airports and to scheduled activities, lodging for 9 nights in the heart of old Havana in a beautiful colonial-style Casa Particular (B&B). Rooms are double occupancy with a private bathroom. Breakfast is included.

Activities

  • Guided walking tour in Old Havana. We will be supporting, interacting, and learning from local artists/musicians/dance instructors.

  • Visit a market of arts and paintings, visit and interview Cuban artists and watch music and dance performances. 

  • Welcome dinner and "Buena Vista" style show with legends of traditional Cuban music.

Dance Workshops

  • We will learn from local and world-renowned instructors as we take dance lessons during one of the biggest salsa festivals in Havana. Classes available: Linear Salsa, Bachata, Casino (Cuban salsa), Rueda de Casino, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Afrocubano, Rumba, Reggaetón, Kizomba or Tango.

 

Ritmo Cuba Festival - Dance Workshops and Concerts 

  • We will have Cuban dance instructors teaching us in the daytime and dancing with us at night to practice what we learned. Welcome party, Dance shows/performances, dance class at the beach, and pool party to close the festival.

Varadero and Viñales

  • 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 visit Viñales, a small town located in the gorgeous green valley and National Park in the Pinar del Rio region of Cuba. We will spend a day supporting local artists and villagers. Visit a tobacco plantation to learn about the growth cycle of tobacco while supporting local farmers and the family's paladar.

Program Exclusions

  • Breakfasts on travel days (April 16 & 25) are excluded. 

  • Lunch and Dinner Meals (all days) are excluded. 

  • Airfare is excluded. 

  • Medical Insurance and Travel Insurance are not included in the program.

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

Price and Payment

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  • Contact us for the price and the deposit amount. The deposit guarantees your reservation 

  • Payment method: we accept cash, check, or credit cards (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 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.