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Your Invited To
Cuba Dance & Cultural Immersion 

Get ready to come on down to the city of eternal spring time and experience the joy of Salsa.

Nestled in the beautiful tropical mountains of Colombia, Medellin is host to some of the best dancers in the country.

So come join Jose Rivera, Owner of Salsa Salsa for an unforgettable experience.

Where & When?

Havana, Cuba

Sun, June 2nd - Sun, June 9th 2024

DAY 1

Sunday, April 13th, 2025 HAVANA | DINNER

Welcome to Cuba! Your adventure begins as you are met at the airport by our local tour guide and transferred to your accommodation in the city center. Once you check-in and settle in, take your time to meet other members of the group and/or enjoy the surroundings.

  • 06:00PM. The Orientation meeting will be at 6PM in one of the hotel’s meeting halls or the cafeteria section. Your tour guide will review the updated itinerary and inform you of any possible last minute changes that may have occurred.

  • 08:00PM. Be ready to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a private Cuban paladar while enjoying the most amazing spectacle from members of the well-known Buena Vista Social Club. Take into account that a paladar is a small, family-run restaurant. This means you are contributing to the economic well-being of some Cuban families.

  • 11:45PM. Bus transfer back to your accommodation will be available. In case you want to continue enjoying your time, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

DAY 2

Monday, April 14th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

  • 09:30AM. This morning, after a delicious breakfast, put on your walking shoes and your coolest clothes, and get ready to discover the history behind the magnificent buildings of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.

  • 12:30PM. Time flies and it’s lunch time!!! Enjoy local food and live music at a private paladar in the area. One national drink is included. We recommend a refreshing Mojito or Daiquiri.

  • 03:00PM. After lunch, take the opportunity to show your hats, caps and/or sunglasses off, as you will take a little sunbath during a panoramic tour of modern Havana in Old American convertible cars. During this tour, a stop at the Revolution Square and the Bosque de La Habana are included.

  • 05:00PM. Time to go back to the hotel and get ready for dinner.

  • 08:00PM. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Aguiar Dining Room of Hotel Nacional. You will adore the legendary Hotel Nacional de Cuba which has been declared a National Monument and has been inscribed in the World Memory Register. After dinner, enjoy the unforgettable show “Habana de Fiesta” at the famous Parisien Cabaret, with lots of music, dance and colors; a very interesting way to learn more about Cuba’s history, culture and its people.

  • 11:45PM. Your driver will be ready at the entrance of the hotel to take you back to your accommodation. In case you want to continue enjoying your time, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

DAY 3

Tuesday, April 15th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

  • 10:00AM. This morning put on your dancing shoes, prepare your ears and grease your hips, as we will have our first session of “Salseando Rico”, Cuban Style Salsa lessons.

  • 12:30PM. Time for lunch. Enjoy a delicious local lunch at El Atelier, one of the paladars visited by the Obama family during its visit to Cuba in 2016.

  • 03:00PM. After lunch, visit the Headquarters of the Cuban National Folkloric Ensemble that have become a symbol of Cuban identity and culture, serving as guardians of popular and traditional

  • Cuban expressions rooted in African heritage for more than sixty years.

  • 04:00PM. Go back to accommodation and enjoy your time at leisure.

  • 08:00PM. Be ready for a delightful dinner in Old Havana. After dinner, take your time to walk around and visit El Floridita, the cradle of the Cuban Daiquiri.

  • 11:45PM. Your driver will be ready to take you back to your accommodation. In case you want to continue enjoying your time, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

DAY 4

Wednesday, April 16th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

  • 10:00AM. After breakfast, bus pickup to enjoy your second session of “Salseando Rico”, Cuban Style Salsa lessons.

  • 12:30PM. Time for lunch at another private paladar that looks like a beautiful garden.

  • 03:00PM. After lunch, visit the Headquarters of Acosta Danza Foundation which aims to create easy access to dance for anyone in the community while marrying the artistic excellence of the Acosta Danza Academy in Cuba, the Acosta Danza Company, and the Acosta Dance Centre in London. All three areas of the Foundation’s work underpin Carlos’ vision to inspire others from local communities to make positive life choices and transformational change through the power of dance.

  • 04:00PM. Go back to accommodation and enjoy your time at leisure.

  • 08:00PM. Delight your palate with a wonderful dinner in the area of Vedado neighborhood. Enjoy your night at leisure.

  • 11:45PM. Your driver will be ready to take you back to your accommodation. In case you want to continue enjoying your time, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

DAY 5

Thursday, April 17th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

  • 10:00AM. After breakfast, bus pickup to enjoy your third session of “Salseando Rico”, Cuban Style Salsa lessons.

  • 12:30PM. Lunch time at the venue.

  • 03:00PM. After lunch, visit the Headquarters of the dance company Habana Compás Dance. Enjoy a wonderful presentation where the essence of Spanish dances merge with Afro-Cuban rhythms and contemporary dance through new aesthetic codes, in which the dancers not only dance, but also work the percussion with any element around them: drumsticks, castanets, heels, flip-flops, claves, chequerés and percussive chairs.

  • 04:30PM. Go back to accommodation and enjoy your time at leisure.

  • 08:00PM. Be ready for a delightful dinner in Centro Habana at another wonderful paladar visited by the President Obama during his visit to Cuba in 2016. Enjoy the rest of your night at leisure.

  • 11:45PM. Bus transfer back to your accommodation will be available. In case you want to continue enjoying your time, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

DAY 6

Friday, April 18th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

  • 10:00AM. After breakfast, bus pickup. Enjoy your last session of “Salseando Rico”, Cuban Style Salsa lessons.

  • 12:30PM. Time for lunch at another private paladar in Centro Habana.

  • 03:00PM. After lunch, visit the Headquarters of the Cuban Dance Company Lizt Alfonso created in 1991 by teacher Lizt Alfonso. It is one of the most popular companies/schools in Cuba. Her impressive artistic endorsement has led her to perform at City Center and the New Victory Theater (New York), the Shanghai Oriental Art Center; the Oude Luxor Theater (Rotterdam, Netherlands), the Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany) and the Cairo Opera among other important venues in the world.

  • 04:00PM. Time to go back to accommodation, get a shower and freshen up.

  • 08:00PM. Enjoy a delicious dinner at FANGIO Habana, undoubtedly one of the best places in Cuba to listen to the best exponents of Cuban jazz music.

  • 11:45PM. Your driver will be ready to take you back to your accommodation. In case you want to continue enjoying your time, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

DAY 7

Saturday, April 19th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

  • 09:30AM. Last day in Havana! This morning, after a delicious breakfast, visit the Community Project Muraleando, developed in an area that used to be home to a garbage dump, but professional artists of the community have turned the trash into treasures.

  • 10:30AM. Afterwards, you will meet, exchange and dance with well-known Cuban Musicians. Show them what you are made of and what you have learned in Cuba.

  • 12:30PM. Enjoy a delicious local lunch and after lunch, take your time to visit the Almacenes de San Jose, the biggest flea market of Havana where you can buy souvenirs for your loved-ones.

  • 04:00PM. Time to return to your hotel, take a bath and get prettier than ever for the farewell dinner at one of Cuba’s best paladars. We suggest you to dress in white and/or red since these colors represent energy, power, passion and optimism.

  • 08:00PM. During this farewell dinner, it will be really appreciated if your could give us your feedback on the tour. Don't feel sad. This is not a GOODBYE, CUBA!, but a HASTA PRONTO!

 

DAY 8

Sunday, April 20th, 2025 HAVANA | BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

This morning you can pack your suitcase and all those souvenirs you have already bought. The driver will pick you up 3 hours before your scheduled departure flight time to take you to the airport. Remember to have your passport, airline ticket and all your belongings by hand.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Itinerary subject to change based on weather and/or supplies.

In case there is any activity of the program that for reasons beyond our control is not available on the scheduled date, our company will offer a second alternative to replace it.

 

What’s included:

  • Accommodation & Daily Breakfast | Hotel Grand Aston Habana 5* (7 nights) Group Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport

  • Ground transportation to all scheduled activities (Bus available until 11:45PM) Entrance fee to all the activities described in the program

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Meals as described in the program

  • 24h Sagua Team support

  • 2 bottles (500ml) of water daily for the hot Cuban weather

  • 50 digital group photos Souvenir

 

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities (at your discretion)

  • Flight tickets / Travel Insurance / Travel Visa (in case you need us to send you a travel visa, you must request it at least 25 days before your flight date. The cost is not included in the package price)

  • Activities not described in the program

 

REMARKS:

Your package must be paid in full 45 days prior to departure.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Cancellations made Up to 45 days prior to program start date, cancellation fee: $100.00 (Enrollment deposit | Non-Refundable).

  • 44 to 21 days prior to program start date, cancellation fee: 30% of trip total.

  • 20 to 8 days prior to program start date, cancellation fee: 50% of trip total.

  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, cancellation fee: 100% of trip total.

The Hotel

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Hotel Du Parc

El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia

In Medellín’s happening El Poblado district, this upscale all-suite hotel is 2 km from Centro Comercial Santafé Medellín and 3 km from the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.


Polished suites blend modern styling and traditional Colombian furnishings. All come with free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and safes. Upgraded quarters add balconies.

**Air Fare is not included in the Package**

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