DANCE & MUSIC ADVENTURES!

Cuba Dance Holidays

Are you ready to let your wild side out for the experience of a lifetime? Immerse yourself in CUBA through Music, Dance and Culture on a fully escorted, adventure tour of this unique island nation.

Cuba Dance
Holidays 2019

May: 2 May – 13 May December: 6 Dec – 17 Dec

  • 5 days of intensive dance classes in Salsa, Son, Rueda de Casino, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Afro-Cuban and more…
  • Each Cuba Baila traveller will have their own local dance partner, so your non-salsa friends can join the tour to learn at their own pace.
  • Accommodation at Casa Particulars, authentic experiences such as the Santeria religious party and participation in local cultural events as they happen.
  • Experience Havana and Cuba's UNESCO World Heritage city of Trinidad.
  • Transport, accommodation, interpreters, day-to-day support, and your host, Yarima, all included!
  • You will see Cuba’s premier bands, fabulous dance performances, great clubs where you will dance every night on tour!

Itinerary Notes: While we will attempt to operate our tours as closely to our itineraries as possible, conditions often change from one day to the next, and minor tour modifications may be necessary with no advance notice.

What's Included

  • Airport pick up
  • Welcome dinner
  • 8 nights accommodation in Havana. Single accommodation at Casa Particulares
  • 2 nights accommodation inTrinidad, 1 night in Cienfuego. Twin share. Should single accommodation be required, a $180 supplement can be arranged.)
  • All breakfasts included
  • 5 days of Cuban dance workshops in Havana (14 hours) with Salsa's Club, dance school, (open levels - each have a partner assigned to you)
  • For those interested in learning precision or musicians who want to impose their skills we will tailor workshops to meet your needs
  • Tour and activities programs, around Havana & Trinidad
  • Travellers Information Package with lots of practical advice
  • Cuba Tourist Map, advised by MINTUR, Minister of Tourism in Cuba (hard-copy) on arrival in Cuba
  • Afro-Cuban Santeria Religion Experience
  • Return transportation between Havana & Trinidad
  • Walking tour of Old Havana
  • And... Lots of dancing!
  • Interpreters and day-to-day support, and of course, your bilingual host, Yarima!

What's NOT Included

  •  International flights
  •  Visa and passport fees
  •  Insurance (travel and medical insurance is required to visit Cuba)
  •  Some meals, except breakfasts. (only $4- $20 per day)
  •  Drinks
  •  Gratuities for you dance partner, tour staff and bus driver
  •  Additional tours and clubs entrance fees eg Tropicana Cabaret etc
  •  Personal shopping
  •  Bottles of water (DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER)
  •  Local taxi trips

Cost

The cost of each tour is around $1,515 AUD plus 500 CUC to be paid on arrival in Havana Airport.

The 500 CUC covers the land component of the tour. This is collected at the airport in Havana by Yarima or your CubaBaila tour guide.

How Do I Sign Up?

To secure your spot on a tour, you will need to place a non-refundable deposit $750AUD. All tours are to be paid in full no later than 56 days prior to their start.

The earlier you book your flight to Cuba the better the price, so don't delay. Yarima can assist you with advice about flights when you book a tour.

Enquiry

Why Cuba Baila

Cuba Baila Tours has been offering History, Music & Dance tours to Cuba since 2013. All tours are fully escorted and offer a bilingual tour host. We specialize in small tours so travellers can enjoy a more intimate experience in Cuba. Our booking office is based in Sydney and facilitates your bookings with us!

Cuba is AMAZING! Joining a trip to Cuba with Yarima from Cuba Baila Tours I thought was the perfect way visit Cuba to explore and do lots of dancing. Yarima was a wonderfully friendly, fun and warm host who opened our eyes to the sights and sounds of Cuba and Daysi her assistant was an absolute gem.

Our dancing lessons each day were with wonderful, very experienced teachers. The teachers are so talented and friendly and we had lots of fun while learning. Lots of dancing and smiling. The dance lessons helped me to understand more of the origins of salsa dancing and the Cuban culture. We did lots of body movement and styling, including danzon, son, rumba, a bit of reggaeton and of course my favourite, salsa. We were introduced to the Santeria religion and rumba and that made a huge difference to understanding Cuba and her people. Our days were pretty full with time for optional private lessons (worth doing if you still have the energy!) and then going out each night for dancing at various venues around Havana itself. The amount of music and dance around Havana is fantastic to experience. There are so many talented musicians and dancers and everyone seems to know Yarima!

The tour includes visiting the very pretty town of Cienfuegos and the gorgeous colonial city of Trinidad which has several music venues all within close walking distance to each other. And of course we had to visit a couple of beaches too. White sand and clear turquoise water that was the perfect temperature for swimming.

Cuba is changing as it opens up more to travellers and that is really noticeable in the variety of food now available. We had some delicious meals and of course quite a few mojitos!

I felt the tour was the perfect introduction to Cuba and showed me how loving and passionate Cubans are for life and dancing and how deep their culture is. I can't wait to go back to see Sylvia, Daysi, Osmel, Gladys, Danny and Raoul and do a whole lot more dancing!

I would highly recommend travelling with Cuba Baila Tours and the gorgeous Yarima!

Catherine Baker – May 2019

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