Cuba Music & Dance Overview

Enjoy a music tour of Cuba, hitting the dance floor for salsa classes and getting to know the traditional music of Cuba.

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    • Total price tool tip
      CAD $1,620
      AUD $1,590
      EUR €1,095
      GBP £920
      NZD $1,770
      ZAR R15,915
      CHF FR1,325
      USD $1,570
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Music tour in Cuba. Discover the dance and music culture of the Caribbean.

Delve into the vibrant musical culture of Cuba, one of the world's most invigorating and passionate cultures. Get caught up the Rumba of Havana, take a salsa classes in Trinidad, visit the legendary 'cave disco', learn to play traditional Cuban music and record your own track with local musicians in Santiago de Cuba. Stay with local families, drop by renowned musical venues and meet the musicians who make Cuba such a rich musical destination. Encompassing all the styles that make this country move, from the ballet in Camaguey to the Afro-Cuban beats of son music, this musical journey is an absolute must for anyone with a passion for latin music and dance.

  • Feel the rhythm of Rumba in Havana
  • Visit Che Guevara's final resting place in Santa Clara
  • Visit the 'disco in a cave' in Trinidad
  • Indulge in a saucy salsa class
  • Take the stage with a traditional Cuban band
  • Visit the legendary Ballet de Camaguey
  • Join local musicians to record a song in Santiago de Cuba

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Havana, Cuba
  • Finish:

    Havana, Cuba
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (6 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Santa Clara - Visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum, Santiago - Interactive Cuban band night, Trinidad - Introduction to Cuban dance lesson, Trinidad - Percussion workshop

  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    CAD $1,620
    AUD $1,590
    EUR €1,095
    GBP £920
    NZD $1,770
    ZAR R15,915
    CHF FR1,325
    USD $1,570
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    CAD $180
    AUD $176
    EUR €121
    GBP £102
    NZD $196
    ZAR R1,768
    CHF FR147
    USD $174
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Cuba Music & Dance Summary

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Day 1 Havana

Arrive in Havana, one of the most spirited, rhythmic cities in the Americas. Experience a unique mix of faded Spanish architecture, vintage American automobiles and streets that are bursting with Afro-Hispanic beats of rumba.

Days 2-3 Trinidad

Shuffle from the narrow streets of Havana to the open highway, making tracks for the mausoleum of the legendary Che Guevara in Santa Clara. Then it's onto Trinidad, a World Heritage city that is known for its deep voodoo culture, colonial wealth and incredible music-filled lifestyle. Jump straight into the swing of things with a Cuban dance show, then bust a few moves in a saucy salsa class. There's also a chance to get into the groove with a group percussion lesson, visit the famous 'disco in a cave' or grab a ticket to the hottest event in town – a cabaret show.

Day 4 Camaguey

Swap the dance floor for the pavement and navigate the winding streets to the home of one of Cuba's most esteemed dance companies – the Ballet de Camaguey. Enjoy a tour of the ballet school and be treated to a live performance from these masters of dance.

Days 5-7 Santiago de Cuba

A revolution needs noise, and that's certainly the case with Santiago de Cuba – the loud and proud music capital of the Caribbean. Once a hotbed of revolutionary activity, these days it's known more for being the home of sol, a hybrid musical style that combines the tribal sounds of African percussion with the passion of Spanish guitar. After being treated to a performance by a traditional Cuban band, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put your skills to the test. Take to the stage by dancing with professional local salsa dancers and join local musicians to record a song in a professional music studio.

Days 8-9 Havana

Return to the capital and perhaps celebrate the end of the trip by showing off your new dance moves at one of Havana's many salsa clubs.
    • 9
    • QUSA
    • Total price tool tip
      CAD $1,620
      AUD $1,590
      EUR €1,095
      GBP £920
      NZD $1,770
      ZAR R15,915
      CHF FR1,325
      USD $1,570
      *
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    • Dance, Explorer
    • Original
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