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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Bienvenido a Cuba! Welcome to Cuba!

Complimentary airport pick up upon arrival to take you to your Casa Particulars. At night, we will have an informal catch up to meet the rest of the group and talk about the plans for the week to come. Details will be provided to you by your host family.

Day 2

At 9.00 am you will meet with the Havana Dance team who will take you on a familiarization tour of the local area including banks, internet and local shops. and if required, arrange a Cuban mobile phone. When we finish  our walk, we will head to Parque Central where you will do a one hour vintage car city tour (included in your holiday)

In the afternoon, we head to El Gran Palenque to experience Rumba at its best. It is here that the Conjunto Folkloric Nacional de Cuba hosts the weekly Sábado de la Rumba (two hours of rumba music and dance performances).

Tonight is the official welcome Dinner in one of the fine restaurants in Havana Vieja (included in the tour) and for those with energy to burn a night out dancing.

Optional Extra: 

City Tours -  Horse and Carriage

Day 3

Morning is free for you to sleep in or explore this great city at your leisure. There are many ways you can do this – simply walk along the many streets, filled with beautiful plazas, churches, and monuments not to mention the bars! Or if you prefer you can take the hop on hop off bus which covers all the major points of interest. The group meets up at 12.30 pm and we head to Callejon de Hamel- an alleyway packed with colored art installations, quirky bars, Santeria figures and sculptures, created by local resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. Sundays are extra special at Callejon de Hammel, where local artists perform live Rumba music and dance, turning it into one big rumba street party. This will be another opportunity visit another authentic rumba place and mix with the locals and at the end we can all go to have lunch together.

The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Tonight is a free evening and if there’s enough interest a group dinner will be organized. The Havana Dance team are also happy to advise you on other dining options.

Day 4 to Day 8

Make sure you have your dancing shoes ready because today we begin a week of dance classes which run 10.00 am to 12 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

The afternoons are free so you can relax, go to the beach or explore the city. You can also take private classes to fast track your learning, we highly recommend while you are in Cuba. There is so much to see and do and the Havana Dance Team are there to make it easy for you.

Dancing isn’t limited to classes. Each evening, you have the option of joining the group for dinner before embarking on a dance fest to some of the best local dance venues where you will experience live Cuban music at its absolute best and give you a chance to put your newly learned dance moves into practice.  Alternatively you can do it on your own and the Havana Dance team can point you in the right direction.

Friday night we celebrate our achievements and invite our dance partners out for dinner. Saying goodbye is always difficult but you leave knowing you have made friends for life.

Day 9

Today, we set out early to visit one of most visited sights in Cuba, Las Terrazas, located approximately 80 km west of Havana in the Pinar del Río Province. This is a 5,000 hectares of unspoiled countryside, complete with small lakes, waterfalls, sulphurous springs and the ruins of old coffee plantations.

Here, we will visit a coffee plantation and have lunch at restaurant (included in the tour) You will have free time to swim in the crystal clear waters of the San Juan river, take a walk on of many walking trials, visit waterfalls or for those seeking a thrill you can try a canopy tour (zip-lining) through the tree-tops (optional activity). We will then head back to Havana late in the afternoon feeling truly inspired!

Day 10

Free day in Havana. At night we will meet to have our final dinner at one of the popular paladars in Havana and after dinner we will go out dancing.

Day 11

Today we farewell Cuba but take with us our wonderful memories of the places we’ve seen, people we’ve met and of course our new dance moves. 

Optional Extra: 

Airport transfer

Monday 11th to Friday 15th Spetember

Make sure you have your dancing shoes ready because today we begin a week of dance classes which run from 10.00 am to 1 pm on Monday to Thursday and 10 am to 12 pm on Friday.
The afternoons are free so you can relax, go to the beach, explore the city or fast track your learning by taking private lessons which is highly recommended.

On Wednesday night, we organise an optional group dinner at "El Guajirito" where the famous " The legends of Buena Vista Club" and other well-known artists perform. This will be an opportunity not to be missed; enjoy delicious Cuban cuisine while listening a legendary Cuban musicians. 

Dancing isn’t limited to classes. Each evening, we take you on a dance feast to some of the best local dance venues. During your week in Havana, you will live, eat, dance and party like a Cuban!

Sunday 10th September

After a free morning, we will meet at 12.30 pm to visit the spectacular Callejon de Hammel - an alleyway packed with colored art installations, quirky bars, Santeria figures and sculptures, created by local resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. Sundays are extra special at Callejon de Hammel, where local artists perform live Rumba music and dance, turning it into one big rumba street party.

This will be another opportunity to visit another authentic rumba place and mix with the locals and after visiting one of the iconic rumba places in Cuba, we call head back to Havana Vieja around 3 pm.

Tonight, we have our 'Welcome dinner' in one of the fine restaurants in Havana Vieja (included in the tour) 

Saturday 9th September

In the morning, meet with the Havana Dance team who will take you on a familiarization tour of the local area. After our walking tour, we all head to Parque Central where you will take one-hour vintage car tour in groups (included in the tour) so don't forget to bring a bottle of water, hat and sunscreeen

In the afternoon, we set out to El Gran Palenque to experience Rumba at its best. It is here that the Conjunto Folkloric Nacional de Cuba hosts the weekly Sábado de la Rumba (two hours of rumba music and dance performances).

Friday 8th September

Complimentary airport pick up upon arrival to take you to your Casa Particulars. At night, we will have an informal catch up to meet the rest of the group and talk about the plans for the week to come. Details of the meeting will be given to you by your host family

Fraudy Martin
Estrada Megret

Make sure you have your dancing shoes ready because today we begin a week of dance classes which run from 10.00 am to 1 pm on Monday to Thursday and 10 am to 12 pm on Friday.
The afternoons are free so you can relax, go to the beach, explore the city or fast track your learning by taking private lessons which is highly recommended.

On Wednesday night, we organise an optional group dinner at "El Guajirito" where the famous " The legends of Buena Vista Club" and other well-known artists perform. This will be an opportunity not to be missed; enjoy delicious Cuban cuisine while listening a legendary Cuban musicians. 

Dancing isn’t limited to classes. Each evening, we take you on a dance feast to some of the best local dance venues. During your week in Havana, you will live, eat, dance and party like a Cuban!

Fraudy Martin
Estrada Megret

After a free morning, we will meet at 12.30 pm to visit the spectacular Callejon de Hammel - an alleyway packed with colored art installations, quirky bars, Santeria figures and sculptures, created by local resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. Sundays are extra special at Callejon de Hammel, where local artists perform live Rumba music and dance, turning it into one big rumba street party.

This will be another opportunity to visit another authentic rumba place and mix with the locals and after visiting one of the iconic rumba places in Cuba, we call head back to Havana Vieja around 3 pm.

Tonight, we have our 'Welcome dinner' in one of the fine restaurants in Havana Vieja (included in the tour) 

Fraudy Martin
Estrada Megret

In the morning, meet with the Havana Dance team who will take you on a familiarization tour of the local area. After our walking tour, we all head to Parque Central where you will take one-hour vintage car tour in groups (included in the tour) so don't forget to bring a bottle of water, hat and sunscreeen

In the afternoon, we set out to El Gran Palenque to experience Rumba at its best. It is here that the Conjunto Folkloric Nacional de Cuba hosts the weekly Sábado de la Rumba (two hours of rumba music and dance performances).

Fraudy Martin
Estrada Megret

Complimentary airport pick up upon arrival to take you to your Casa Particulars. At night, we will have an informal catch up to meet the rest of the group and talk about the plans for the week to come. Details of the meeting will be given to you by your host family