TOUR   DATES 

2017 

12th – 30th  APRIL

PROGRAM

 HAVANA img_1822Cuba’s capital city sits proud on the edge of the sparkling, crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Its romantic and infectious energy are legendary. Vintage American cars, colonial palaces, artists studios, Che Guevara iconography, Havana Club Rum, Cohiba Cigars and all night parties are unique to this eclectic city. Take a stroll along the Malecon as waves crash over the side walk, enjoy an afternoon mojito whilst listening to live music  in the afternoon, dance in the famous  music halls, or admire the clever reconstruction of architectural masterpieces. Experience the magic of this city that never sleeps.

                ACTIVITIES

  • Daily 2 x 1 hr dance classes & musicality  @ La Casa del Son – salsa casino & other styles- folkloric, rumba, cha cha cha, son, reggaton & kizomba. Also, lectures and experiences in Cuban musicality so you will gain an understanding of the rhythms,timing and instrumentation that drives the different dance styles

  • Havana tour, Museums etc, Beach tours, Rumba street party

  • Dance nights at Casa del a Musica and various night clubs

TRINIDAD –  We will take a private car  to this charming French colonial town frozen in time. The pretty pastel painted houses, palaces and plazas, the cobbled stone streets and horse drawn carts make a perfect stage for a band of relaxed musicians who will play whilst the sun sets over the ocean. A backdrop of mountains and a long , white, sandy, palm fringed beach nearby summon a feeling of tranquility. This is the perfect place to slow down and re energize whilst continuing to dance.

                   ACTIVITIES  

  • Folkloric Dance Class                                                                                   

  • Horse ride to waterfalls in mountains, sample fresh mountain coffee and sugarcane juice

  • Reef Snorkling Guided Tour

  • City and Ceramic Factory Tour

  • Nights of dancing and cultural performances at Trova, Casa del a Musica & Las Cuevas

img_1821CAMAGUEYTravelling to the centre of of the island we will find ourselves in this largest interior city full of colonial architecture, narrow irregular streets interrupted by small plazas and an abundance of art galleries and great restaurants. It is also obvious that Camagueyanos love their cinema and film industry. There is so much creativity here as you will see when you wander down the maze of streets and encounter gallery after gallery of fine and interesting art.You will notice that there are so many churches in this calm and quieter city

ACTIVITIES

  • City Tour visiting galleries, plazas & churches

  •  Casa De La Trova Music House for dancing

                                                                                                                                                    SANTIAGO DE CUBA –  4478213-Musica_Eternamente_en_Plaza_Dolores_Santiago_de_CubaA half days bus ride passing through the towns of Las Tunas, Holguin , Bayamo and crossing the highest mountain range in The Orient of Cuba, The Sierra Maestra will land us in Cuba’s second largest city in the southeast of the island. This exotic city exudes culture and color. Nestled under a range of mountains and hugging the bank of a river inlet from the Caribbean Sea you will be charmed amidst a mixture of baroque and neoclassical architecture. It is here, in the cradle of nearly all the musical genres of Cuba that you will find the people friendly, expressive and very passionate about their music and dance. The roots of Cuban dance and music are alive and well in the streets and dance halls.

                                                        ACTIVITIES

  •    2hr daily dance Classes in Salsa Casino & Son with a dash of folkloric & rumba moves, live percussion and lots of fun on the terraces of Sandunga Dance School & LaTerraza de la Salsa Santiago de Cuba

  • Specialist Son class with one of Santiago Son Masters

  •   Try out a class in folkloric dance

  •    City & Carnival Museum Tour , Beach and Mountain adventures

  • Visit El Cobre to pay homage to Cubas Patron Saint

  • Ferry ride on the river to Matamoro with dancing on board

  •    Dance to live music at Casa De La Trova, Salon del Son, Artex , Casa Grande, Matamoro and other  nightly hot spots. Join in the cultural events in the streets, cafes and parks of Santiago de Cuba.

  • Meet local famous musicians see spectacular local dance performances

BARACOA The 5 hr bus ride from Santiago takes us through the lush tropical mountains of the Guantanamo province to the cacao plantations ,national parks and beaches of Baracoa. This is a very laid back village with quaint music houses, great food, cultural street performances, breathtaking mountainous views,beautiful beaches, friendly folk and CHOCOLATE. This is the home of Cubas chocolate industry and the dance of Changui. Enjoy the sweetness, the nature, the beaches and the traditional music by the sea

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ACTIVITIES

  •    Cacao  Plantation, Chocolate Making & River Tour

  •    Beach & Mountain Tour

  •   Night Dancing at Trova House & Other Music Houses

 HAVANA –      Return by plane to Havana and enjoy the familiarity and faster pace of life. The program will wind down with a few days and nights of dancing or listen to jazz music and eating in famous Cuban Restaurants .There will be opportunities to catch up on some shopping  or relax at the beaches close to Havana City. The FINAL NIGHT  will be a celebration banquet at Casa del Son with live music and dance.

The tour concludes after breakfast on 30th April

 

ACCOMMODATION

Casa Particulares..Cuban Homes with Cuban Families

Your room will have double / queen bed, air conditioner, private bathroom

Very comfortable, Safe & Friendly

 

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You will need to arrange your own flights to Havana Cuba.

If travelling from Australia the suggested route is via USA  (LA or Dallas) and Mexico (City or Cancun) and then onto Havana. Check with your travel agent

Included in the tour are 10 evening group meals in some of the homes where we will be staying. Family cooked meals are some of the best in Cuba where you can enjoy local cuisine and hospitality

To MAXIMIZE your experience I am limiting the number of participants to 10 people. This will ensure an atmosphere of intimacy and personal attention.

No matter what LEVEL of dancing you are up to we cater for YOU

This TOUR is designed for you to just arrive in HAVANA with your suitcase of clothes, shoes and personal items – Transport, Dance Classes,  Accommodation and Cultural Events are arranged for your enjoyment

There will be time every day to enjoy the beaches, museums, art galleries and other experiences of interest

5 responses »

  1. Hi kaaren, your salsa study tour is exactly the kind of thing I have been looking for. Are there still any places available on the tour?
    Ilona

    • Hi Ilona,

      Thank you for your inquiry about Salsa Calientes Dance Tour to Cuba this November.

      Yes are there still places available on the tour.
      If you wolud like to email me for further information or speak with me in person please call me on
      02 66 840222 – home number (if no answer on mobile)
      0432 596806 – mobile

      I look forward to speaking with you soon.

      Kaaren
      Salsa Caliente Australia

    • Hi Maggie Yes there is another Tour in November 2013. Dates are Nov 9 -30th. The itinerary will be a little different but still focuses on dance and music with definite time in Havana Santiago and Trinidad. The price may vary slightly. Ill be taking bookings for November Tour after April. Check in to the website again soon as Im doing an upgrade. Email me for more info if you like.
      Thanks for your enquiry. Kaaren x

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