AUGUST Salsa in Cuba

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From 19/08/2024 to 28/08/2024

Overview & Accommodation

***LIMITED SUMMER OFFER, NOW JUST £999***

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE 

Where else in the world you can dance to Latin rhythms and party non-stop, never short of a dance partner, while being immersed in incredible culture and surrounded by the most talented and beautiful people – the answer is… Cuba! 

A lo Cubano…the popular saying means ‘the Cuban way’ and it’s exactly what you will do on this holiday, experience the heart and soul of the country born to dance Salsa. You’ll be surrounded by locals, music, dance and culture in the lively, bamboozling and seductive streets of Havana. Of course you will experience some of the famous Cuban ‘must-sees’ but you will also get an ‘off-the tourist-track’ experience that lets you dig deeper into the Cuban culture.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Your holiday begins in Havana where you will spend the next 6 nights with our full team of teachers. Taking daily workshops, followed by excursions, bembe’s, rumba parties, live music and interaction with the locals and making friendships that will last a lifetime.
You also have the roof top pool and amenities of your hotel to enjoy for the times when you need to rest your feet and prepare for a night of dancing!

Getting to know what makes Cuba tick is a big part of what makes your holiday so special…then, when night falls you will be dancing some more at the hottest places in Havana!
After your time in Havana we will head to Trinidad with some of our dancers too!

Trinidad is the oldest colonial working town still standing today in all the Americas.
Its outstanding beauty, colonial architecture, boutique casas, fabulous restaurants and lively salsa clubs make Trinidad a very special and unique place. It’s also only 15 minutes from the stunning postcard beach of Playa Ancon and the nature reserves where you can swim in the cenotes and waterfalls.
Trinidad is a place where the pace relaxes and you feel in another world yet with the distinct rhythms of Cuba all around.
Whether you are new to Salsa or an experienced dancer, our workshops are designed to focus on YOU and YOUR dance ability.
Our fabulous Cuban teachers will take you through all aspects of Cuban Salsa, son, rumba, body movement and styling. To really help you gain deeper understanding and knowledge of Cuban Salsa everyone will have a Cuban dancer at all times.
One of the most apparent things that happens on our holidays is that we see how your confidence levels soar as you are swept off your feet both in workshops and every night by our wonderful, talented team of dancers who will spend the holiday with us, their energy and passion is infectious.
Once workshops are finished for the day you will have lots of options available to you including the Old Town walking tour, classic car tour, a bembe and much more. Some afternoons you might prefer to reserve your energy for the evening and rest those feet by the pool with a Mojito in hand!
Each night you will be dancing away at the best parties in town…Some nights you’ll be front stage dancing to Cuba’s famous bands such as Havana d’Primera & Maykel Blanco other nights you’ll be dancing in the open air taking in the exhilarating atmosphere of a true Cuban Salsa party.

Cuba is a land full of contradictions, it plays with your senses, its authentic, addictive, exhilarating and one thing is certain… this holiday & Cuba will fulfil your dance potential and capture your soul. 

                                                                                                 

 

 

 

OUR DANCE WORKSHOPS 

Your dance classes will be almost every day while in Havana, taking place in a large, air-conditioned studio a short walk from your hotel. We have a full team of professional Cuban Dancers and Teachers who will be working with you closely. Workshops will be intensive but incredibly good fun. 

Our teachers will take you through all aspects of Cuban dance from Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino,  Son, Rumba, Orishas, body movement & styling and Reggaeton! 

It doesn’t matter about your experience because our workshop levels will be split and our teachers will continue to work with you personally at your level. Whether you are an absolute beginner or super advanced it doesn’t matter!  

You’ll quickly realise your confidence is growing and your dancing progressing.

They will lead you in ridiculously fun and energetic warm-ups and cool-downs which will see you laughing and ready for more!  We believe that a fun environment is the best way to learn and achieve results! 

*Additional 1-hour private workshops are available on request.

TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST

Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round. 

August is summer in Cuba therefore you can expect temperature between 30-33 degrees but usually dry weather with a warm breeze. You may experience an occasional rain shower which is nature’s way of cooling things down but those short bursts dry up as quickly as they came! 

It’s the perfect weather for dancing outdoors at night! 

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

HAVANA ACCOMMODATION

Havana: Hotel Telégrafo: 4-star B&B

Situated on Parque Central and the Prado this hotel has the perfect position to walk everywhere. It is very elegant in its design beautifully mixing colonial Cuban tradition with modern European influence.  

It recently underwent a huge renovation and now has a wellness area and gym and boasts a roof top pool, bar and relaxation area with undoubtedly the best views across the whole of Havana! 

 It is one of the oldest hotels to exist in Cuba and it’s the first hotel in Cuba to be LGBTQ friendly. 

TRINIDAD: Colonial Boutique style Casas B&B
Situated close to the main town square, within walking distance to all of Trinidad town. Your grand colonial casa will comprise of large private en-suite bedrooms, beautifully decorated with stunning architecture, terraces and outdoor areas to relax.
A wonderful breakfast will be prepared each morning by the casa host.

 

THE UK & CUBA TEAM 

You will be thoroughly looked after by our very experienced UK team with over 22 years of organising group holidays from 15 – 300 people at any time. 

Lindsey & our team have been working in Cuba for more than 17 years with too many fabulous trips to count! They will be with you throughout the holiday from start to finish! 

Our Cuba Teachers & dancers will spend a lot of time with us, as well as our daily dance workshops they will join us every night at the clubs we go to and on some excursions and activities that we do as a group. Some of our team will also join us in Varadero. 

Many of our team are also bi-lingual so you won’t have any language barriers. 

 

What's Included

  • 6 nights 4-Star Hotel B&B
  • 3 nights boutique casa in Trinidad
  • Private, luxury coach transfers 
  • 12 hours intensive dance workshops  
  • 1-1 intensive dance workshops (equal Cuban teachers to guests) 
  • Nightly Salsa Clubs 
  • Transport to and from evening venues where required. 
  • Our Cuban teachers with us each night at all events 
  • Cuban Teachers to accompany us in Trinidad
  • Private Walking Tour of Old Havana 
  • Beach Day
  • Opportunity to see the best Live Cuban Bands when in town! 
  • Classic car tour* 
  • Bicitaxi ride to San Jose Market* 
  • Private percussion workshops available on request* 
  • Private dance classes available on request* 
  • Bi-lingual Eagle Salsa Tours UK representatives with you throughout your holiday. 

*Some options have a small additional cost. They haven’t been included into the holiday price to allow you the choice to take part.  

 

WHATS NOT INCLUDED 

Flight: Please see flight section for recommended options.  

Tourist Visa: These are a requirement to enter Cuba and cost £25 on average. You can easily purchase this along with your flight. 

Club Entrance: The majority of clubs will either be free entry or a small fee of approximately £1 If a famous band is performing, the entrance will be approximately £5.  

Food:  Breakfast is included throughout your stay. You will be surrounded by fabulous authentic places to eat in both Havana & Trinidad.

Eating out in Cuba is very good value with a 2 course meal and drinks costing under £10 if you eat at authentic Cuban restaurants. Hotel or International / tourist restaurants will be more expensive.    

 

HOLIDAY COST:  

LIMITED OFFER:

£999 pp based on two sharing.  Price will rise to £1,399 once offer places have been booked.

£140 single supplement

If you would prefer to stay in a casa rather than our hotel in Havana please contact us.

A deposit of £250 per person will secure your place. 

Destination

WHY VISIT CUBA? 

Cuba, most people know it for Salsa, Cigars, Rum and vintage cars. For us that just scratches the surface. Cuba is unique, some will say a little surreal. One of the last remnants of real socialism in the world without a McDonalds or Starbucks in sight. It is a country of contrasts and contradictions, and culturally fascinating. Cuban way of life is still very much as it was in the 1950’s. Due to years of shortages Cubans have learned to be resilient and savvy to survive; the things that thrive today are often a combination of ancient goods that have endured the decades. 

Cuba is an Island of diversity, tradition and surprises and no two areas are the same. 

 

HAVANA

When you wander around Havana you can be forgiven for thinking you have stepped into a film-set! Original 1950s American cars grace the streets with colour and vivacity while domino enthusiasts play on street corners creating a commotion, children ride up and down the streets on scooters made from bits of wood – that is just an average street in Havana! 

Walk along the Obispo and your ears will be spoilt for choice as Salsa spills out of street cafés and musicians strum classic Cuban tunes on old guitars as they wander, serenading passers-by – There is no mistaking Havana!

The magnificent yet crumbling buildings that frame the UNESCO old town (Habana Vieja) still hold clues to their extravagant past while oozing a dreamy charm. As you walk down the elegant Prado which splits Habana Vieja and Habana Centro, you will be greeted by the sea and the eight-mile stretch of Malecon – the local place to gather; where kids swim, lovers meet, fishermen wait patiently, musicians’ strum and others debate Cuba’s woes – the Malecon is the hub of activity and the perfect place to sip rum and watch the sun go down.

To appreciate Havana, you simply have to experience it first hand!

 

TRINIDAD

Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the oldest example of a well preserved and working colonial town across the Americas, dating back to the 16th century.  Abundant in history, this city’s cobblestone streets, colourful rooftops, and winding alleyways will make you feel like you have been transported back in time and you will soon become accustomed to the local laid-back pace of life.

Trinidad has a blessed location, surrounded by nature and nestled in a valley surrounded by exhilarating mountain scenery and only a few minutes from the stunning beaches and nature reserves and National Parks, there is something for everyone here and we promise you won’t want to leave!

 

 

 

Getting There

RECOMMENDED FLIGHT  

Air Europa: 19-28th August 2024

You can also book additional days, we can help you to organise any additional days you may want. 

You can book your flight here: www.aireuropa.com 

FLIGHT NO DATE FROM TO DEPARTURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME 
UX101419/08/24 GATWICK HAVANA 10:00 19:50 
      
UX52 28/08/24 HAVANA GATWICK 21:55 16:25 +1day 

 We highly recommend booking your flight as soon as possible as they are in demand and prices do increase especially because it is August.  

There are no direct flights from the UK to Cuba at present therefore the best option is the AirEuropa flight from Gatwick which has a short change in Madrid. We will have a coach waiting to meet everyone from this flight.  

Other flight options include: AirFrance, Iberia, Condor & SwissAir. These are all connecting flights into Havana but allow the option of flying from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester or other European cities.  

Please note:  If you chose to fly into Havana at a different time or day to the recommended flight you can easily take a taxi to your hotel or we can organise pre-booked transport for you at an additional cost. 

If you are unsure about flights, please speak to us! 

 

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