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Baila Cuba

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Spend the mornings learning how to dance salsa and get to know Cuba in the afternoon! You will be guided through the salsa course by your personal Cuban dance partner so that you will easily be able to adapt to the unique Cuban rhythm after a few steps. You will also explore the vibrant metropolis of Havana by day and night with your tour guide. Complete the perfect trip with a visit to fascinating Trinidad.

  • Take some time out to relax Take a trip to the sandy beaches near Havana, followed by a stay on the coast at UNESCO Site Trinidad.
  • Learn to dance salsa like a pro Visit the Academia del Balle Ritmo Cubano to learn the moves, and practice them later in the trip, such as at Patio de la Rumba
  • Discover the rich heritage of Cuban music Casa de la Musica has a live salsa band - just one of many opportunities to visit live shows, such as Cabaret Parisien.

Tour Highlights:

  • Learn some moves at Academia del Baile Ritmo Cubano
  • Plaza de la Revolución
  • Excellent show Cabaret Parisien
  • Stay at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Trinidad

Day 1: Arrival in Havana
Arrive at José Marti – the international Airport of Havana. Either transfer to the hotel, or dive right in and explore the city.

Day 2: Habana Vieja
At 9am, your tour guide will accompany you to the dance school “Academia del Baile Ritmo Cubano”. Your personal Cuban dancing partner and our main instructor will introduce you to the world of Cuba’s rhythm and music. After your class you will enjoy a tour through Old Havana and its historical centre, including a visit to the Rum Museum. Lunch takes place in a typical Cuban restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the community project Casa del Tango. The evening offers some free time, perhaps to explore the city. The area around Calle Obispo hosts many live music shows showcasing of Cuban music.

Day 3: Cemetery Cristobal Colón
This morning, after the dancing lesson, your tour guide will take you to the Cemetery Cristobal Colón, considered one of the largest in the world. There you will discover a unique variety of sculptural and architectural exponents erected for more than a century with an amazing diversity of styles. In the afternoon, visit The Plaza de la Revolución, symbol of the Cuban Revolution, and, since 1959, scene of historic events and demonstrations. Return to your hotel, and the evening is free at your disposal.

Day 4: Playas Del Este
After breakfast and a 90 minute salsa lesson, you’ll leave for the eastern part of Havana. After a 30 minute trip, you will reach more than 10km of white sandy beaches located in this area. You can relax and swim in the crystal-clear waters for the rest of the day. The evening is again at your disposal.

Day 5: Cabaret Parisien
After having started the day with breakfast and a hot salsa lesson, use the rest of the afternoon to explore Havana on your own or to relax at the hotel's pool. In the evening we meet and leave for the live musical show Cabaret Parisien, which offers a wide variety of musical performances. The show will take place at the Hotel Nacional.

Day 6: Casa de la Música
After having learned new moves and steps in your morning salsa lessons you will have the chance in the afternoon to put the already learned salsa theory into practice and test your dancing skills in the Casa de la Música with a live Cuban salsa band.

Day 7: Patio de la Rumba
The morning is at your disposal. In the afternoon, you will visit the Patio de la Rumba, the centre of the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional - a folkloristic national dance organization. Here, you will be treated to a special live show of Afro-Cuban music, in which you are more than welcome to participate! After that you will return to your hotel and plan the night as you wish.

Day 8: Trinidad
Today you will visit Trinidad, the third village founded in Cuba by the Spanish, in 1514. Trinidad was forced between Santiago de Cuba and Havana in the first years of its foundation. Later it was one of the island’s largest sugar development centres. Today it is declared a heritage site by UNESCO. On the way you will stop in Cienfuegos for lunch.

Day 9: Casa de la Trova
Today after breakfast, you will join a guided city walk through Trinidad. At some point during the tour we will reach Casa de la Trova, an open-air locale where musicians play in full swing, entertaining the local people with traditional Cuban music. Here you get to practice your salsa dance moves once again.

Day 10: Free Day Trinidad
This day is free for walking along Trinidad's cobbled streets or, if you prefer, Playa Ancón in the Caribbean Sea, on the South Coast of Trinidad.

Day 11: Return to Havana
This day is at your disposal. At noon you will leave Trinidad to return to Havana.

Day 12: Havana
After breakfast you continue with a salsa lesson in the morning. In the afternoon you may visit a museum or a Rum factory in town depending on the schedule.

Day 13: Farewell to Cuba
Today is the last day of your salsa course. At some time in the evening, join together for a special farewell dinner at the restaurant La Floridiana to celebrate the holiday in Cuba once again. A cocktail will be offered in the piano bar.

Day 14: Departure
This day is free for relaxing or buying souvenirs to take back home. Departure in the afternoon. Optional transfer to the airport.

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  • Day 1Havana Airport
  • Day 2Havana (Old Havana)
  • Day 3Havana (Cristobal Colon Cemetery)
  • Day 4Havana (Playas Del Este)
  • Day 5Havana (Cabaret Parisien at Nacional Hotel)
  • Day 6Havana (Casa De La Musica)
  • Day 7Havana (Patio De La Rumba)
  • Day 8Trinidad
  • Day 9Trinidad (Casa De La Trova)
  • Day 10Trinidad (Free Day)
  • Day 11Return to Havana
  • Day 12Havana
  • Day 13Havana (Farewell to Cuba)
  • Day 14Havana (Departure)

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