Rumba Black Cuba

Thursday, December 29 2016 –  Monday, January 2 2017

Havana – Varadero – Matanzas

$2,017 per person

Thursday, December 29, 2016


House checkin, money change etc.

10:30am -12:00pm     Callejon de Hamel and art chat

Check out the AfroCuban artwork of

Salvador Gonzalez + talk with local artists

12:30pm – 01:30pm     Cuban contemporary life lunch at secret paladar (included)

02:00pm – 03:00pm     Yoruba Museum

Take a guided tour and learn about the

Orishas of the Yoruba spirituality

03:00pm – 04:00pm      Casa de Africa

Learn of slavery and colonialism in Cuba

04:00pm 06:00pm      ** FT (Havana Vieja Plazas etc.)

06:00pm – 07:00pm     Vintage car ride

07:30pm – 09:00pm     Dinner at La Guarida

Famed restaurant in the film, Fresa y Chocolate

Night suggestion: Stroll along Obispo/Malecon/La Bodeguita del Medio

/La Floridita or Buena Vista Social Club

Friday, December 30, 2016

09:30am pickup

09:45am – 10:45am     Cigar factory tour

11:00am – 12:20pm     Museo de Bellas Artes

12:30pm – 01:30pm     Cuban hiphop and rap lunch (included)

01:45pm – 03:15pm     Museo de la Revolucion

03:30pm – 05:00pm     Plaza de la Revolucion, Kholy Forest, Habana Market

05:00pm – 05:50pm     Tour of El Cerro and Memorias de Revolucion y Subdesarrollo chat

The largest district in Havana, predominantlyAfroCuban

 06:00pm 08:00pm     Tambor Rumba Day

Youve learned about the Orishas, now learn how they are honored and incorporated into everyday

spirituality through a Tambor demonstration, followed by a basic claverumba


 Night suggestion: Tropicana Show or Fabrica de Arte

Saturday, December 31, 2016

09:00 am pickup

09:30am – 10:00am     Artisan Market

12:00pm – 01:00pm     Abakua and Palo Monte presentation

02:00pm – 06:00pm     Varadero Day

08:00pm                       Beach House checkin and dinner

10:30pm                       Rumba Black Cuba: NYE festivities

Monday, January 2 2017



*Daily breakfast at casa is provided, tour includes lunch when it is noted. Lunch locations are local Cuban paladars.

Your tour includes bilingual tour guides and local AfroCuban artists and community members. Night suggestions are not included in the tour, they are suggestions to allow a wellrounded experience for participants.

Please consider making a doll, book or school supply donation to our Malembo AfroDiaspora initiative Brown Dolls (and supplies) for Brown Children, as well as our Lista de deseos for supplies the local community requests.

Our communityexchange chats feature AfroCubans who are in the field and topic of the chat listed.

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