20 - 25 March, 2019 | Colors of Havana Tour

Hawana, Kuba

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Mar 20 - 25, 2019
Group size: 4 - 25
20 - 25 March, 2019 | Colors of Havana Tour
Hawana, Kuba

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10 reviews

Mar 20 - 25, 2019
Group size: 4 - 25

About this trip



OZOMATLI, with their original members Cut Chemist and Chali 2na and their very special guests: Angelo Moore from Fishbone and Printz Board from Black Eyed Peas, are coming to Cuba as headliners for the 6th edition of HAVANA WORLD MUSIC:    a 3-day outdoor festival combining global art, music & culture. 

OZOMATLI performed in Havana in 1998 when releasing their debut album utilizing a wide array of styles. Grammy Award winner and official cultural ambassador of the U.S.A., making them, arguably, the best Latin fusion band. 

This is your chance for a unique music experience! Travel like a DJ with Cubamera and Sound Traveler and follow the artists on everything they do: sound checks, studio recordings, record store visit, music workshops for students and more. Party with musicians, artists, promoters and like-minded travelers. Eat & drink at our favorite restaurants, bars and cafes. Hang out with our Cuban folks!


・Havana World Music Festival - 3 nights of music with access to limited artist area
・follow and meet OZOMATLI and their special guests on everything they do
・studio recordings, record store visits, music workshops, sound checks and more
・Fabrica de Arte Cubano - art gallery, music club and more
・secret after-parties with international and Cuban DJs
・private and limited events on non-festival nights
・off-the-beaten-path cafes and bars
・quality restaurants with excellent food & cocktails
・carefully chosen private guest-houses
・a ride on a convertible car from 1950s


A special add-on to indulge more into Havana life (24 - 26th of March):
・accommodation & breakfasts for 2 extra days
・Vedado district bicycle tour
・Playas del Este - white beaches & sunset
・Fusterlandia - mosaic wonderland & art project
・National Museum of Fine Arts
・Fabrica de Arte Cubano post-festival Sunday night
・Malecón boulevard, jazz clubs & drink bars


80% refund for cancellation more than 90 days before the first day of the trip
50% refund for cancellation more than 30 days before the first day of the trip
25% refund for cancellation less than 31 days before the first day of the trip

The program is subject to change. Sound Traveler is not liable for changes or cancellation of the festival or other events by the local organizers. In such cases alternative and adequate attractions will be provided.

What’s included

  • Festival 3-day pass
    Havana World Music Festival pass with access to limited areas and after-parties
  • Accommodation
    carefully chosen private guest-houses („casas particulares”)
  • Breakfasts
    fresh juice, eggs, fruits, veggies, bread, cheese, ham, coffee
  • Daytime attractions
    tours, museums, galleries, etc.
  • Night-time attractions
    entrances to music venues & events
  • Local transportation
    all local transportations - mostly in classic cars from 1950s (no seat belts)
  • Airport pick-up
    airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Leaders & guides
    tour leaders & local guides
  • Invitation letter
    „Support for the Cuban People” itinerary letter for U.S. citizens

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Lunch, dinner
    food other than breakfasts
  • Drinks
    non-alcohol & alcohol drinks (some welcome drinks will be provided)
  • Cuban tourist visa
    Flying from U.S.: included in flights, confirm with your airline! // Flying from other countries: buy at the check-in, check with your airline!
  • Medical insurance
    Flying from U.S.: included in flights, confirm with your airline! // Flying from other countries: buy your insurance

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Deposit: $800
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Your Organizer

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Polarny is a music producer, DJ, traveler, entrepreneur. Our tours bring people together through music, art and nature. We connect travelers with local cultures by creating unique, off-the-beaten-track experiences. Small groups of like-minded people enjoy activities that involve music, culture, nature and spirituality. We reinvest our incomes into creation of music local artists.


Oh man, where do I begin? :) I am really falling short of words for such a brand new experience which I had with you in these holidays. From the moment we set foot on our adventure, it was a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences and cherished memories of an amazing time. Your knowledge and passion for travel were evident in every recommendation and activity you shared with us. This journey exceeded all of my expectations I can’t thank you enough for the best holiday of my life. I want to go on more trips with you, buddy. You are the best!
By Khrystyna J for Dance of Chakras | Brazil | November on Dec 14, 2023
Rewelacyjnie spędzony czas. Wspaniali ludzie. Niesamowite doznania. Ta podróż to była rozkosz dla ciała i ducha. Mike z Anią przenieśli nas w inny wymiar możliwości w jaki można zwiedzić i poczuć Brazylię. Myślę, że to dopiero początek poznawania świata z tym cudownym duetem 🥰. Dziękuję za to, że Was poznałam i za to, że tak wspaniale zarażacie swoją pasją i energią 😘.
By Katarzyna G for Dance of Chakras | Brazil | November on Dec 14, 2023
This trip was absolutely amazing and so incredibly well curated. My husband and I got to explore Cuba in all its beauty from the perspective of a local, and we couldn't have asked for a more in-depth experience than that! Thank you Mike and your team for curating a beautiful experience, we will highly recommend you to others!
By Radhika M for Hatch Adventures | January 2020 | Cuba on Feb 11, 2020
A carefully curated group of some 25 CEOs entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers and artists is not your average tour group. Fortunately Sound Traveler is not your average tour company! Mike Polarney's artfully constructed and beautifully executed tour managed the impossible - to herd this wayward and unruly bunch across large swathes of Cuba without ever making us feel herded. Mike has perfected the art of leading from behind. He quietly manages to steer and direct a group, like a patient sheep-dog following behind, rounding up stragglers without any apparent stress or strain. The tour was beautifully organized. Full day trips to the countryside, eco-farms and tobacco plantations, were leavened by short visits to galleries, art installations and music events. Strenuous days had stops at a beach or a health spa built in. The food we were given was superb and, as befits the name of the company, every evening ended with the glorious sounds of Cuban music. Mike himself is a musician and his deep contacts with the Cuban music scene meant that we got to meet many Cuban musicians and hear the best of the best of Cuban music. Another hugely impressive feature of this tour... we had not one but four charismatic and deeply knowledgeable guides with us at all times. Katia, Rioger, Leo and Rainier were not only our guides, they became our friends, and hugely added to the quality of our Havana experience. I cannot speak too highly of Mike and Sound Traveler. If you want a real insider's look at this complex, beautiful and much misunderstood country this is the way to go! Jon Amiel LA Feb 2020
By Jonathan A for Hatch Adventures | January 2020 | Cuba on Feb 11, 2020
This was the most memorable trip, in a one of a kind place, hosted by the loveliest people and traveling with the best group imaginable. Muchas Gracias querido Miguelito and to the rest of the Hatchers who made this such an amazing adventure.
By Elias C for Hatch Adventures | January 2020 | Cuba on Feb 05, 2020
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