The Transformative Travel Experience ~ Cuba Edition

Havana, Cuba

AE
Jun 28 - Jul 12, 2019
Group size: 7 - 20
The Transformative Travel Experience ~ Cuba Edition
Havana, Cuba


$3225
Deposit: $800
Jun 28 - Jul 12, 2019
Group size: 7 - 20

About this trip

CUBAN CULTURAL IMMERSION! 


Join us for an exciting two-week immersion into Cuban Folkloric dance and song in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, hosted by Maude Wilson. 


Dance Classes 

Study with some of the most respected dance companies in all of Cuba, in Havana, and in Santiago de Cuba. We will have three invigorating hours of Folkloric classes (Afro-cuban, Yoruba, Afro-Haitian) 5 days each week. Classes will feature live drumming. 


All levels of dancers - from beginner to advanced - are welcome to join.


Lodging

Stay in private homes (called casa particulares) with Cuban families. The houses are all centrally located, and all rooms have air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Single and double rooms are available; doubles will have two beds. 


• In Santiago we will be staying in the historical center of Santiago de Cuba, near the Plaza de Marte. All the city's major sites are accessible from there, including Heredia Street, Casa de la Trova, and museums including the Museum of Rum, the Carnival Museum, the Museum of Poet José María Heredia.


• In Havana we will be staying in Central Havana, a colorful neighborhood just blocks from the Parque Central, The Capitolio, Havana Vieja, the Malecon, Casa de la Musica, the museums, and many other sites. You can walk almost everywhere.


Food

We will be treated to delicious home-cooked meals by private chefs in our homes. Breakfast will be in our individual casas, and dinners will be together at one central house. In Santiago, we will dine at some of the best restaurants in the city. 


Meet the Cuban people

One of the most special aspects of this trip is that you will get to know your Cuban hosts and teachers, and have the opportunity to share in their rich cultural traditions. We will be hosted to private parties at the homes of our Cuban teachers in both Havana and Santiago. We will dance, explore, and experience life with our Cuban friends, making this an experience to remember. 


Explore!

We will spend one week in Santiago during one of its most popular festivals - Festival del Caribe/ Fiesta del Fuego - and one week in Havana. We will take walking tours, visit cultural sites, and engage in local spiritual celebrations and rituals. In addition, we offer excursions to some of Cuba's most spiritual cities, including Mantanzas and Guantanamo. 


Let’s Explore Cuba together! 


GENERAL ITINERARY: (subject to change)

· Day 1: Fly to Santiago de Cuba from Ft. Lauderdale / Walking tour

· Days 2, 3: Dance classes / Explore Santiago

· Day 4: Excursion to Guantanamo 

· Days 5,6,7: Dance classes in Santiago

· Day 8: Free day / Drive from Santiago to Havana

· Day 9, 10: Dance classes / Explore Havana

· Day 11: Excursion to Mantanzas 

· Day 12, 13, 14: Dance Classes in Havana 

· Day 15: Fly back to Ft. Lauderdale


This program has been qualified for legal entry to Cuba. 


TRIP COSTS:

Two Weeks: $2875 double room / $3225 single room

One Week: $1975 double room / $2150 single room


Advance registration is required and enrollment is limited to 25 people. A non-refundable deposit of $800 is required to register, book flights and make visa arrangements. 


For further details or questions, please contact: maude@ascendevents.com


WHATS INCLUDED:

Round trip airfare from Florida to Cuba, accommodations, two meals a day, local ground transportation, private house parties, and all dance classes.


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

Round trip airfare to Florida, lunches, private lessons, excursions, nightlife, gratuities.


Stay updated on the trip by visiting www.maudewilson.com

Available Packages

Two Weeks, Single Room
Available until Jun 03, 201910 left

Our single rooms offer more privacy, and whenever possible will be located in a house with other participants.

$3225
Deposit: $800
Two Week, Double Room
Available until Jun 03, 201910 left

All double rooms will have a minimum of two beds and a private bathroom.

$2875
Deposit: $800
One Week, Single Room
Available until Jun 03, 201910 left

Our single rooms offer more privacy, and whenever possible will be located in a house with other participants.

$2150
Deposit: $800
One Week, Double Room
Available until Jun 03, 201910 left

All double rooms will have a minimum of two beds and a private bathroom.

$1975
Deposit: $800
$3225
Deposit: $800

Two Weeks, Single Room

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