AMAZING MUSIC & DANCE TOUR!

  THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY?

What about an amazing Xmas time in NYC, including New Year’s Eve in Cuba; and/or a great dancing tour in Cuba to welcome in 2023?

NEW YORK & CUBA 22 Dec 2022 – 6 Jan 2023!

CUBA Dance Tour 2 Jan 2023 – 16 Jan 2023!

The long-awaited trip is happening!   For those of you who came with us to Cuba before, or if you’ve never been to any of these countries, here is your opportunity to travel this year to the land of Blues, Latin Jazz, Latin music, Salsa, Cuban Salsa, Son, Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, etc. This is going to be a great tour!!!

All Inclusions and Exclusions are mentioned in the itinerary below.

AT A GLANCE:
Option 1 (NY and Cuba), and Option 2 (Cuba). Both tours include accommodation, 16 hours of dancing workshops, adventure tours in Cuba, welcome and farewell parties!

How exciting is this!!! :  

AN UNFORGETTABLE DANCE TOUR – NOT TO BE MISSED!

Choose your tour. and save the dates. It will be an experience of a lifetime!

Price for 2 weeks in NYC & Cuba (see inclusions below):

$ 2300 AUD per person

Price for two weeks in Cuba

$ 2100 AUD per person

  1. All guests are responsible for arranging their own flights – we can help suggest the cheapest and most direct flights but strongly recommend booking through a travel agent.
  2. The 5 days in NYC tour cost will include accommodation and 3 hours of a dance workshop.
  3. The Cuba tour cost will include accommodation, transportation between Havana & Trinidad, 16 hours of dance workshops, and welcome and farewell parties as detailed in the itinerary below.
  4. Not included in the prices are Airfares, entry fees to nightclubs and tourist attractions (such as Tropicana); Meals; Taxi fares; Incidental expenses.
  5. To book your place on the tour please contact Moro by email as soon as possible We will then provide you with all the necessary details for confirmation.
  6. We will be staying in casa particulares in Vedado, Moro’s local neighborhood in Havana. We’ll all be close by each other.
  7. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum of 14 days prior to travel, as we may not be able to confirm a request made within 14 days of travel.
  8. A complimentary arrival transfer is included with your trip.

PLEASE NOTE: The below is an indicative guide only to let you know about some of the activities we are planning for the tour. All activities listed below are subject to change without notice (things in Cuba can sometimes be unpredictable, and it’s important to be flexible).

OPTION 1:

NEW YORK – SIGHTSEEING (5 days tour)

Christmas in NEW YORK!!!

We’ll arrive in New York City on the 22nd of Dec in the afternoon and start the tour by going out for a nice dinner and some dancing! We will be staying in an Airbnb apartment.

Experience the music, the magic of Christmas in NEW YORK, and the best live Blues music, before heading to Cuba for New Year’s Eve!!!

You will visit on this tour:

The Statue of the Liberty, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, ice skating at Wollman Rink, Winter Village at Bryant Park, The Empire State Building, Santaland at Macy’s Shopping, see Times Square at night, 230 Fifth, the tree at Rockefeller Centre, the RED BUS TOUR, as well as many other places of interest.

Evening Dinner,
 all night dancing at one of the best Salsa, Bachata, Blues, and Jazz nightclubs in NYC. One of the main things that will make this tour very special.

You’ll have also the opportunity of learning Dominican Bachata from one of the best schools in town.

CUBA – SIGHTSEEING

New Year’s Eve and dancing tour in Cuba!!!

This is going to be another great tour and an amazing experience for everyone!!!

Start planning your holidays with us, and book now!

Arriving in Havana City on Wednesday the 28th of Dec to start the tour!

Thursday 29th Dec.

  • Visit the International Financial Bank (so you know where to change money)
  • Visit the National Hotel in Cuba, considered a symbol of history, and culture, and where the Cuban identity was created in 1930.
  • Visit the Habana Libre Hotel (where you can check the Internet)
  • A welcome lunch party at Moro’s place, where you can enjoy a touch of very good traditional Cuban food by Moro’s cousin, a Master Chef in International and Cuban food.
  • Welcome to a Night in Havana – Cuba. An optional night where you can tell us where are we going!!!! LET’S DO THIS!!!

Friday 30th Dec.

  • Workshops: Son,Casino (Cuban Salsa), Rueda de Casino and Cuban Timba shines with Reggaeton.
  • Visit Partagas Cigar Factory in Old Habana.
  • Lunch at the Cuban Chinatown.
  • Visit the Rum Museum.
  • Visit the Son museum.
  • Return home by Coco Taxis.
  • Dinner at Restaurant El Chanchullero.
  • Dancing at Palacio de la Salsa.

Saturday 31st Dec.

  • MORNING FREE (enjoy Havana Markets etc.)
  • A bit of shopping to get some water, beer, soft drinks, and rum for our New Year’s Eve party!!
  • BVD Cuban New Year’s Eve Party with dinner (BYO)!!
  • An unforgettable night meeting your Cuban dance teachers, plus some other Cuban dancers and many of Moro’s other friends.

Sunday 1st Jan

  • Tour of Old Havana – its many famous haunts, landmarks, restaurants, hotels, and daily markets.
  • Visit Capitolio Nacional de Cuba.
  • Visit El Floridita bar in Havana (Ernest Hemingway’s famous restaurant).
  • Walking tour to Calle Obispo.
  • Visit La Plaza de la Cathedral de la Habana which was constructed by Jesuits (1748-77).
  • Lunch in Old Havana at La Bodeguita del Medio, a very famous restaurant in Old Havana, a mainstay of Ernest Hemingway and the Cuban Mojitos house.
  • Returning home by Coco Taxis.
  • Let’s dance at 1830, the famous outdoor nightclub. This will be the first of many unforgettable experiences with the local Cubans. It’s the best Salsa Rueda place in Havana…. :-))))

Monday 2nd Jan

  • Travel day from Havana to Trinidad – Leaving Havana at 08:00 am, arriving in Trinidad at 14:35 pm.
  • Arriving in Trinidad Casa Particulares.
  • Excursion to Trinidad City, Cuba. Founded by Diego Velázquez in 1514, the old town has been called “the museum city of Cuba.”
  • Visiting La Canchanchara, having a fresh and traditional Trinidad drink.
  • Traditional Cuban dinner at a Paladar (home made)
  • Dancing at Trinidad Casa De La Musica.

Tuesday 3rd Jan

  • Departure for El Cubano Natural Park by mountain truck or minibus. It’s a beautiful adventure, walking through the tropical forests until you reach the Huellas de la Historia ecological trail.
  • Opportunity to make a trip to a nature reserve, where you can hike the trail, up through the mountains to the waterfall, and swim in natural pools.
  • Lunch is included at Ranchón del Cubano.
  • Workshops: Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, and Rumba; 2 hours with the friendliest Cuban teachers in Trinidad.
  • Traditional Cuban dinner at a Paladar (home made)
  • Dancing at Trinidad Casa De La Musica.

Wednesday 4th Jan

  • Visit Ancon Beach.
  • Excursion to Cayo Blanco
  • Lunch at Ancon Beach.
  • Trip to Trinidad. World Heritage, is one of the best preserved colonial cities in all of America, and its many famous places, museums, churches, restaurants, daily markets, and inhabitants.
  • Workshops: Franco-Haitian and Mambo; 2 hours.
  • Dinner at a Paladar (homemade)
  • Dancing at Trinidad Casa De La Musica.

Thursday 5th Jan

  • Depart Trinidad at 8:15 am, returning to Havana at 13:50 pm.
  • AFTERNOON FREE (enjoy Havana Markets etc).
  • A bit of shopping to get some water, beer, soft drinks, and rum for our farewell party (BYO)!!
  • BVD Cuban Farewell Party with dinner!!
  • An unforgettable night meeting your Cuban dance teachers, plus some other Cuban dancers and many of Moro’s other friends.
  • Receive a Certificate for your course.

Friday 6th Jan

  • Return to Australia for the first tour group. :-(((
  • Or you can choose to stay with us for the second tour! ;-)))

OPTION 2:

CUBA – SIGHTSEEING (Two weeks tour)

Saturday 7th Jan

  • Visit the National Hotel in Cuba, considered a symbol of history, and culture, where the Cuban identity was created in 1930.
  • A welcome lunch party at Moro’s place with his brother-in-law, a Master Chef in International and Cuban food.
  • Visit El Palenque, the Rumba Houses – an exciting afternoon of dance and performance with local Cubans ‪from 3-6pm.
  • Get ready to see the most spectacular open-air cabarets in Cuba where you can enjoy the music and Cuban folkloric dance.
  • Visit the world-renowned Tropicana, Cabaret de Cuba – famous for its amazing cabaret shows.
  • Dancing at Casa de la Musica de Miramar, Centro Havana or El Diablo Tun Tun)

Sunday 8th Jan

  • Swimming at the beach, Playa Santa Maria
  • Dinner at La Chorrera.
  • Let’s dance in 1830, the famous outdoor nightclub. This will be one of many unforgettable experiences with the local Cubans. It’s the best Salsa Rueda place in Havana…. :-))))
  • After Party at the Casa de la Musica or chilling out at home between us and friends.

Monday 9th Jan

  • Workshops: Yambu, Guaguanco, Columbia & Cuban Salsa girls styling, Cuban Salsa men’s styling with El Conjunto Folklorico de JJ (with the folk ensemble of JJ)
  • Lunch at Uncle Bartolo’s House.
  • Tour to Coppelia, a Cuban ice-cream shop.
  • Visit Hotel Habana Libre (Where you can check Internet), Calle 23 and Malecón Habanero.
  • Dancing at Casa de la Musica (Miramar, Centro Havana or El Diablo Tun Tun) to be confirmed.

Tuesday 10th Jan

  • Workshops: Son, Salsa Casino, Rueda de Casino & Cuban Timba shines with Reggaeton. La Casa del Son.
  • Visit Partagas Cigar Factory in Old Habana.
  • Lunch at Cerveceria Plaza Vieja
  • Visit the Rum Museum.
  • Visit the Son museum.
  • Return home by Coco Taxis.
  • Dinner at Restaurant El Chanchullero.
  • Dancing at Palacio de la Salsa.

Wednesday 11th Jan

  • Workshops: Franco-Haitian & Son; 4 hours with one of the best professional dance schools from Guantanamo (the best Franco-Haitian in Cuba), with the friendliest Cuban teachers.
  • There will be tours of the city, lunch, and dancing.
  • Dinner in one of the best Paladars (a private home restaurant) in town.
  • Dance at La Casa de la Amistad (you can invite the teachers and friends).
  • After Party available :-))) at Casa de la Musica (Miramar, Centro Havana, or El Diablo Tun Tun) to be confirmed.

Thursday 12 Jan

  • One-day excursion to Viñales, one of the beauties of rural Cuba.
  • Transport with guide service.
  • Enjoy the views and the direct contact with the people that grow the best tobacco in the world.
  • Panoramic view of Viñales Valley from Los Jasmine’s viewpoint.
  • Visit a cigar factory in Pinar del Rio Province.
  • Creole lunch with folk music.
  • A look at the mural of prehistory.
  • Visit Soroa.

Friday 13 Jan

  • MORNING FREE
  • Matinee, Dancing Salsa at Casa de la Musica (Galiano or Miramar)
  • Dinner at El Recreo.
  • NIGHT OF YOUR CHOICE
  • Dancing at the Hotel Capri, Hotel Floridita, Casa de la Musica, or La Gruta,

Saturday 14 Jan

  • MORNING FREE
  • Lunch in one of the best Paladar in town, Dos Amigos.
  • Visit El Palenque, the Rumba Houses – an exciting afternoon of dance and performance with local Cubans ‪from 3-6pm‬.
  • Dinner Restaurant La Torre. (to chillout)
  • Dancing at Casa de la Musica de Galiano. (Optional)

Sunday 15 Jan

  • MORNING FREE. Enjoy Havana Markets etc, OR Visit the Cuban Art Galleries with us. (Big Cuban Art Market, for souvenirs)
  • Lunch at Cerveceria Plaza Vieja (Beer house)
  • Return home by Coco Taxis.
  • A bit of shopping to get some water, beer, soft drinks, and rum for our farewell party (BYO)!!
  • BVD Cuban Farewell Party with Traditional Cuban dinner included!!
  • An unforgettable night meeting your Cuban dance teachers, plus some other Cuban dancers and many of Moro’s other friends!!! 🙂

Monday 16 Jan

  • To the airport to return to Australia :-(((
  • Thanks so much for joining us, dear friends and students!

Choose the full tour OR one of the 2 weeks options.

Keep your eyes peeled, we will have more news about this tour in a couple of days.

Testimonials

In case you’re still undecided, here are a few feedback comments from people who joined our last tour!

Overall it was a great trip, the music, the dance lessons, the people we met – including the dance teachers, being with Moro’s family, the care they all gave us – not to mention the fab food, it was a wonderful experience, Cuba is one of the most unique places I have visited, highly recommend it. Loved the impromptu dancing with the taxi drivers, shoe mender, cafe owners, as well as strangers on the beach, every time you shimmy to music, someone will grab you to dance.

I felt privileged to go on this trip and to be amongst Moro and his family, to have the best dance teacher in Cuba, the best band in Cuba playing for us at class, and to meet Moro’s friends at our leaving party. That’s the part of Cuba we experienced that you wouldn’t get if you went on your own and stayed in a fancy hotel. Thanks go to Moro for arranging it all for us. I want to be there now!!! I miss it so much.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone for the company during our vacation. I’ve never been on a group tour before and I can honestly say I really enjoyed it. Definite highlights for me were the people both the local experience and our group. I’m reminded of this every time I look at our pics.