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Easter with caribbean rhythms

Come and discover the roots of salsa dance, enjoying the best-known Cuban rhythms. In addition, we will take you to discover a bit of this beautiful island, our trip combines incredible landscapes and paradisiacal beaches. If you are off in Easter and you like to dance, this is your trip!

From Havana, we will go to the center of the island passing through Cienfuegos, located on the south coast of the island, it is the second most important city in Cuba, and it is also known as the Pearl of the South. From here we will continue our way to Trinidad, where we will spend a couple of days to know the valley of the mills and do not miss the rumba that is danced in this place. In addition we will have the opportunity to go to Ancon Beach as it is very close, and so you can also know the southern beaches.

And from Ancon Beach we have prepared an excursion to the paradise. We are going to visit Cayo Iguana, where we will camp under the stars to spend a night in this deserted little island.
Before returning to Havana, we will take advantage of the opportunity to visit Santa Clara, a city that is very visited by tourists because it contains Che’s mausoleum and a museum about its history in the Cuban revolution.

In addition to all the visits we have prepared, be preapared as  you will not stop dancing. In Havana we will go out every night that you want and every night we will take you to the best party that you touch that day. And during the day we have dance classes with local teachers to learn or practice, or to try new styles that you have not had the opportunity until now, we have for all tastes, from salsa to afro.

If you have these dates free and you like to dance, join this group and come and travel around Cuba!

14 April 2019 - 22 April 2019
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TRIP DETAILS

DAY 01: ORIGIN – HAVANA

Departure  flight to Havana.

Arrival and transfer to private house.

Accommodation in Havana.

 

DAY 02: DISCOVER HAVANA AND DANCE

After enjoying a Caribbean breakfast we will go to the dance school where we will take two salsa lessons.

In the afternoon, we will go to Old Havana and get lost in its streets, visiting the Cathedral and of course, the mythical Bodeguita del Medio.

At night, the best party awaits us so we don´t stop dancing.

Accommodation in Havana.

 

DAY 03: HAVANA- CIENFUEGOS- TRINIDAD

We will leave Havana towards Trinidad. Before leaving the city, we will visit the Plaza de la Revolución. From here, we will go to Cienfuegos where we will eat and we will spend the afternoon before continuing our trip to Trinidad.

Before dinner, we will have a little class of rumba, to go practicing for the night.

Accommodation in Trinidad.

 

DAY 04: TRINIDAD

In the morning you will have the opportunity to make several excursions to know the Valle de los Ingenios.

OPTIONAL: Excursion to the Cubano Park. It is a trekking, which includes food and that takes you through the valley to a waterfall where you will have time to take a bath.

OPTIONAL: Excursion through the valley on horseback, leaving from Trinidad and arriving also at a waterfall where you can bathe. This does not include food.

On your return, you will have the opportunity to rest or take a tour of Trinidad, where you will find numerous paintings stalls.

Before dinner we will do a salsa class and in the evening, we will experience the rumba atmosphere of Trinidad firsthand.

Accommodation in Trinidad.

 

DAY 05: CAYO IGUANA

After breakfast, our driver will take us to Ancon Beach to catch a catamaran that will take us to Cayo Iguana, where we will spend the day and camp for a night in this paradise island. This time you do not have to worry about food or drink.

Accommodation in tent in Cayo Iguana.

 

DAY 06: ANCON BEACH- SANTA CLARA- HAVANA

We will have breakfast at Cayo Iguana before returning to the mainland. From here, we will go through Trinidad to collect our luggage and we will go back to Havana, taking advantage of our trip to stop in Santa Clara where we will visit the mausoleum of Che and the armored train.

We will go to the best party to enjoy our last night in Havana.

Accommodation in Havana.

 

DAY 07: HAVANA AT YOUR RHYTHM

Morning at leisure to discover La Havana at your rhythm.

In the afternoon, we will have two salsa classes with our local teachers and at night, we will go dancing, so you can practice all your new steps.

Accommodation in Havana.

 

DAY 08: DANCE IN THE STREET

In the morning, we will visit the Callejón de Hammel, a place dedicated to Afro-Cuban culture, where we will enjoy street dancing and dance performances.

Depending on the schedule of your flights we will offer you the possibility of doing some optional activities.

Transfer to the airport and return home.

End of your TravelToDance salsa trip!

 

CAYOS EXTENSION

If you have more free time and you want to stay a few days in any of the Cayos, tell us about it and we will give you the best options so that you can stay a few more days enjoying the Caribbean.

GROUP

Minimum group of 6 people and maximum of 20. In case of not reaching the minimum, a supplement can be paid to make the trip.

 

DEPARTURES

13 – 28 July

3 – 18 August

 

INCLUDES

Travel insurance.

Airport Transfers.

4 nights accommodation in a double room with breakfast and private toilet in private house in Havana.

2 nights accommodation in a double room with breakfast and private toilet in private house in Trinidad.

1 night accomodation in tent in Cayo Iguana, with breakfast. On the way to Cayo Iguana, drinks and meals are included on the excursion.

If you want a single room, you will have a supplement of 200€ for the total of the trip.

The six dance classes indicated in the itinerary.

All transfers detailed in the itinerary between cities. From Havana to Trinidad with the stop in Cienfuegos, transfer to Ancon Beach and back, and from Trinidad back to Havana with stop in Santa Clara.

Visit to Old Havana, Callejón de Hammel, Plaza de la Revolución, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Ancon and Santa Clara.

 

NOT INCLUDED

Plane tickets

Visa process.

Meals, dinners or personal extras.

The excursions described as optional in the itinerary.

Tickets, or drinks for the night out.

Nothing that is not described in the INCLUDES section.

 

PRICE FOR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Trekking Parque del cubano in Trinidad € 25
  • Horseback ride through the Valley in Trinidad € 25

 

* If in your free time you want to do some tour not mentioned as optional, tell us about it and we will offer you availability and prices.

** If you are interested in taking more dance classes, we can also offer you price and availability.

*** Due to the fluctuation of CUC, prices may suffer slight variations until 100% of the trip has been paid.

DOCUMENTATION

Spanish nationality travelers need to travel with a valid Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and return ticket.

Mandatory tourist visa can be obtained at the embassy of Cuba for € 22 (this is the cheapest way) and you will have to go there to process it. There are also online agencies that process visas to Cuba, and even at the airport in Spain.

Medical travel insurance, which is already included in your travel package.

If you do not have a Spanish passport, please consult the embassy of Cuba.

 

MINIMUM AGE

18 years.

 

VACCINES

No vaccine is required.

But we recommend, as in all our trips, that you enter in the web of the ministry of health.

 

WEATHER

The temperature in the month of April ranges from 18 to 27 degrees. So summer clothing is recommended, but without forgetting a jacket if it refreshes, and be prepared in case it rains some day, as oficially the end of the monzone season is end of November, however, the worsth months are normally September and October.

 

CURRENCY

In Cuba there are two official coins. The Cuban Pesos (CUP) and the Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) that are used by tourists. But in practice nothing forbide you from entering a Cadeca (Exchange House) and changing convertible pesos for Cuban pesos.

It is not recommended to travel with US dollars because they have a 10% tax. But traveling with the euro is free of this tax.

The use of credit cards is not widespread in Cuba, so it is recommended to carry cash.

 

LANGUAGE

Spanish.

 

ELECTRICITY

In Cuba the plugs are of the American type with two flat legs, so you will need an adapter. Generally, electricity is 110V, although some hotels also have 220V.

 

SAFETY

Cuba in general is a safe destination and you will need to have the same precautions as in any other place, such as storing your belongings in a safe place and not leave them unattended.

 

TIPS

It is common to leave tips in Cuba, and workers expect to receive them in CUC. It is not mandatory, so use your criteria depending on how was the service, but without offending anyone leaving a few cents. The normal tip we could say is 10%.

 

DANCE CLASSES / SHOES

Bring comfortable clothes for your classes, keep in mind that in many dance schools will not have air conditioning, so bring clothes to change later if you normally sweat  a lot, a towel and a bottle of water.

Salsa shoes are not necessary, if you want to bring them for the classes  is no problem, but if you do not bring them is not problem either.

In the nightclubs of Cuban people you do not usually see people wearing dancing shoes, most Cubans can not afford it. Maybe you see a tourist that uses them, but it is not the usual thing. In addition, the floor  is often not the best for dancing, so you would destroy your shoes, but we can indicate you, depending on where we go, in case you want to take them.

Afro classes are made barefoot, so if you’re not comfortable with no shoes, you can bring jazz or ballet shoes or socks

If you are interested in one of our trips and don’t want to run out of place, book now.
You have to make a 150€ payment and we will book you a place in the trip during the next 15 days (in case this period is not incompatible with the remaining time until the trip)

 

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1. Click on BOOK NOW from the trip you are interested in.

2. Fill in the booking form where you will find the IBAN number to make the bank transfer.

3. In the bank transfer, indicate your name, surname and the booking code.

4. Once we receive the payment, we’ll send you an email with the booking confirmation.

When the group is formed with the minimum of travelers we’ll contact you to make the payment for 50% of the total of the trip. (The 150€ from the booking will be deducted from the amount corresponding to 50%). At this point, if required by the destination, we’ll ask you to send a copy of your passport.

5. 15 days prior to departure we’ll send the travel documentation, itinerary, air tickets in case we have issued them, travel contract and travel insurance.

6.  Let’s travel!

The trip price does not include flights.
We can arrange the air tickets for you, and have to be paid in full before being issued.
No tickets will be issued until the group is confirmed, unless the participants agree to pay the supplement in case the minimum group isn’t form.
We recommend you, as far as possible, to buy your flights in advance to get better schedules and prices.

The 150€ from the booking will be fully refundable during the 15 days of the reservation if you decide not to travel.
The 50% paid at the group confirmation will not be refundable one month prior to departure. At this time you’ll have to make the final payment.
If at this point you decided not to travel, you could still get back 50% if you gave your place to someone who is not already enrolled in the travel group.
In case you can not give your place, we will have to see in each case, with our suppliers in the destination, the services that can be canceled without expenses.
Any cancellation after paying the 50% deposit will have 100€ expenses in concept of bank and management fees.

Air ticket cancellation will always depend on the airline terms and conditions and not from TravelToDance.
For any clarification about the booking process, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.Air ticket cancellation will always depend on the airline terms and conditions and not from TravelToDance.
For any clarification about the booking process, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.