Cuban salsa roots
Arrival to Havana’s International Airport.
Welcome to Cuba!
A member of Cuba 360 will pick you up at the airport, look for our logo with your name on it (or the name of the person who booked the holiday). Next, you will be transferred to your accommodation where you can relax for the rest of the day, or walk around the city, if you prefer so.
Walking tour of Old Havana, escorted by your guide. Discover the magic that hides in every corner of this audacious city. More than 500 years of history make Havana the perfect place to unleash your curiosity, especially for those who enjoy architecture. Hundreds of buildings from the 19th, 18th, 17th, and even 16th centuries spread around the narrow streets of this romantic city.
Jump in a classic convertible car and visit the highlights of the more modern part of Havana, with stops at points of interest.
Your dancing skills will be assessed. Then, enjoy a 2 hours salsa lesson, specially designed for your level.
Head to Viñales Valley, one of Cuba’s most magnificent natural settings. Known for its fertile soil, which along with its natural microclimate, make the land suitable to grow some of the finest tobacco in Cuba, hence, the world. Visit the Prehistoric Mural, stunning wall painting on the side of a mountain, and the Indian Cave with a boat trip through a subterranean river.
In the evening, visit Polo Montañez culture house. It’s time to try your new moves to the beat of life music. Your salsa instructor will be there with you all the time, so make sure you get the most out of this “practical lesson”.
Enjoy a 1 hour of salsa lesson. It’s a good opportunity to go over last night’s moves and learn new ones, you might need them tonight 🙂
In the evening, go out for some dancing escorted by your instructor. The location varies depending on the day of the week.
Head to Trinidad, a perfectly preserved Spanish colonial settlement where the clocks stopped in 1850 and other than by the watches of tourists have yet to restart. One of the best things about Trinidad is how many music venues you can find a couple meters away from each other.
In the evening, go out with your instructor. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes, because it’s salsa time.
Walking tour around the city with the opportunity to visit local museums and art galleries.
Enjoy a 2 hours dancing lesson in the afternoon.
In the evening… you guessed! … Salsa time! Practical lesson with your instructor. Loose yourself to the rhythm of live salsa music, conquer the night and master those moves you have been working on.
Free day. Refer to us for optional activities.
Welcome to the maze! Camaguey (originally named Puerto Principe) was the 4th village founded by the Spanish crown on the southern coast of the region where it’s settled now. It was relocated in 1528, after some native rebellions and pirate attacks, being the last the reason why the city was designed like a maze, in order to confuse the attackers. Today, Camaguey is the third biggest city in the island. With some of the best art galleries in the country and also the largest amount of churches, this place gives the visitor the idea of being somewhere else in Europe, rather than Cuba.
Go dancing in the evening to one of the local music venues. Enjoy life music and practice your salsa skills.
Camaguey-Bayamo-Santiago de Cuba
On the way to Santiago de Cuba, stop at Bayamo, founded by the Spanish crown in 1513, being the second oldest city in Cuba. Bayamo is well known around the country for being the start point of the independence war against the Spanish. The national anthem of Cuba, “El himno de Bayamo” was written and first singed in here.
Santiago de Cuba was Cuba’s capital, back in the early 16th century, before being massively damaged by an earthquake and the constant pirate attacks. This is the place where the internationally recognized Bacardi family built their rum empire between 1870’s and 1950’s.
Santiago is also the cradle of Son, a Cuban rhythm that is considered the predecessor of Cuban salsa.
Visit the Trova House in the evening and enjoy some live salsa music from the hand of some of the best bands in Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba
Enjoy a walking tour around the city, with stops at spots of interest.
At lunch time, head to Cayo Granma, a small key and fishermen community located just at the centre of Santiago’s bay. Take a ride in a boat an enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants that sprinkle around the shore of the key.
Enjoy a 2 hours salsa lesson in the afternoon.
Flight back to Havana
Enjoy a 2 hour salsa lesson in the afternoon.
It’s time to go out dancing in Havana. Location varies depending on the day of the week. You can rest assured it’s gonna be something special, because, tonight, it’s the last night of your holiday.
Departure from Havana’s International Airport.
Transfer to the airport.
It’s the moment to say goodbye to Cuba. It’s sad but you have to go back to your country, until the next time. We will miss you 🙂
Small group tour:
$1485/ per person.
Price on request.
- Private guide for the whole duration of the tour.
- Accommodation in “casas particulares” (guesthouses). Single room supplement is available, otherwise, you might have to share. Air conditioning system and a private bathroom are guarantied.
- Transportation to all the places listed in the itinerary, including domestic flights (if needed) and transfers from and to the airport.
- Entrance fees for every activity and/or excursion on the itinerary, except if otherwise specified.
- Daily breakfast.
- Cuba 360’s souvenir pack.
What's not included:
- International flights.
- Personal purchases.
- Travel insurances.
- Visas. You will need a visa to enter Cuba, it’s a mere formality though. For more information check our blog.
- Tips and gratuities.