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Day program  “Havana Plus"                                                  Back to index    


24 hours danceclasses

Havana Pure is the base of all our dance holidays in Cuba. In week 1 you will have a intensive dance course at our danceschool in Havana. In the 2nd week you will have the choice to spend time in either Varadero, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba, Playa del Este for 4 days, or to stay in Havana. The last 3 days we will all be back in Havana, where we will spend the next 2 days at the danceschool to get it truly right and end the trip with a big Fiesta Cubana.

Day one: Arrival at Havana

Arrival in Havana and transport to your hotel

Day two: Start dance classes and for every participant an own dance partner

In the morning we start off with an welcome drink and a short explanation of the dance program. After this you will get a short tour through Havana Vieja (the old town) mainly to show you where you can find the important shops and the bank. In the afternoon the real dance program will start. The team of viaDanza will give you demonstrations of dance styles and tell you about the history of the Cuban music and dance. Afterwards every participant will be appointed an level of experience in salsa and you now will get your own dance partner.

The first lesson will start with rhythm and dance classes. 

Day three; Lessons at the dance school in Havana

After breakfast you will go to the dance school in Havana where you will participate
the lessons from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.

In the afternoon you can bring a visit to the “Castilla de la Fuarza”. This Castilla is the
oldest fortress of Havana. Here you can look at the famous statue “La Geraldina”.
This female figure is the symbol of Havana. You probable recognise her from the
Havana Club rum label.

Day four: A visit to the rum museum and a salsa matinee

In the morning you start off with your daily three hours dance classes. Afterwards
you can join one of the tours through the rum museum at Havana.  In the afternoon
it is possible to join the group to visit a salsa matinee at one of the Casa de la Musica”.
If you decide to do something different this day, we like to suggest a stroll at the
 “Malecon”, also known as the boulevard of passion.
 
Day five and six: The dance floors of the sparkling nightlife of
Havana

Good morning!
First you will start off with another three hours of Salsa classes. In the afternoon
you have some free time on your hands. We suggest you could go to the nearby
beach “Playa del Este”.  This is day four of your salsa trip, and you are now able to
enjoy the rich nightlife of  Havana. The team of viaDanza will keep you informed of
the daily agenda concerning salsa and dancing. Of course when there are enough
participants, viaDanza will arrange a taxi and dance partners to join you at the nightlife
in Havana.

Day seven: Farewell party for participants Havana Pure
Salsa, salsa and yet again salsa!
We will take you by bus to the countryside where you will enjoy a day full of Music,
dance and when you wish a dive in the pool.  You will be served a typical Creole barbeque.
In the evening you will go back to Havana. At this Point you will say goodbye to the viaDanza crew.


Day eight: Last day in the city of Havana and back home again

Today is all yours. You can enjoy the city of Havana for the last time. Maybe buy those last souvenirs to take home or have a city trip in one of the tourist busses going around Havana.
Later this day your transport will arrive to take you to the airport.

At this moment it is "Goodbye Havana"
We, the team of viaDanza, hope you had a joyous trip and hope to see you again!

Day to day program “Havana Pure" 14 days  (back to top)

Dag 1 to day six:

Look at the program Havana Pure 8 days for an impression of the first six days.

Day seven:

You have booked Havana Pure 14 days?
Fine, part two of your salsa adventure will start as of today.
In the afternoon you will enjoy your time off. You can try out the figures and steps,
you have learned so far, in one of the many “Casa de La Musica” that are situated
in Havana. On thing is for sure: The Cuban Salsa-virus would have caught you already
and the hottest Clubs in town are awaiting your visit!

Day eight:

We start this day of  with the dance classes. Afterwards you can stroll around town. Try a “Daiquiri” in Ernest Hemingway’s favourite bar “La Floridita”. After that you can enjoy
Cuba’s best ice-cream at “Heladeria Coppelia”.
At night it yet again “salsa” you will enjoy. Around the whole of Havana you can dance
at the rhythm of the Latin American Music

Day nine and day ten:

After 8 very hot salsa days you can have a paradise time-out. The beach of Playa del Este is easy to reach by bus or taxi. Kilometres of sandy beaches, palms and the soft hum of the Ocean will bring you into ecstasy. Here you can enjoy a Caribbean long drink at the beach bar and dream away with the though of a live in the Caribbean!

Day eleven:

In the morning you will yet again join the salsa classes. The rest of the day is yours!
Explore the city of Havana, believe us you have not seen it all in the previous days, or
go to the beach once more.
In the evening have an excursion to the “Music scene of Havana”.
There are daily live concerts, the team of viaDanza will inform you where the concerts are.
And of course the viaDanza team is always willing to join you.

Day twelve:

Havana is a dream, but also a dream is the surrounding countryside. Our day tip: Visit the most beautiful province of Pinar de Rio. A place where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and it is also the centre of the Cuban tobacco industry. A visit to a Tobacco factory is more then worthwhile, not only to the connoisseurs!

Day thirteen:

Today you can look forward to a real Salsa day!
In the morning we will leave to the “green of our soul”. We will go to a small freestanding farm that is situated between palm trees and lakes.
Here you will spend the whole day dancing salsa with the viaDanza dance team and
your travel group and enjoy a Creole menu. You can jump in the pool whenever you feel like it!

Day fourteen:

Today is yours!
U can enjoy the rest of the city, maybe buy some souvenirs or just sit on a terrace and watch the Cuban daily life.
Then it is time to say goodbye to everyone and we will transport you by bus to the
airport from where you will fly home.

Day fifteen:

Arrival in Europe 

* The trip as described above is a standard for our Cuban Holidays. Changes or exceptions to this program are possible.

Havana Plus     (back to top)

You book the Havana pure package, but with the plus option. This option you will spend 4 days at the beautiful "palmtree" beach of "Playas del Este" and enjoy the all inclusive accommodation of hotel "Los Pinos". Playes del Este is only a 20 minute taxi ride away from Havana and gives you the possibility to still enjoy the Havana nightlife and wake up the next morning on the sound of the Caribean sea.
Have a look at our price list for more details of this sunny trip Havana Plus!

 

Havana

Mucisian on the streets of Havana

Havana Cuba

Cuban oldtimer car

Cuban macho man

Trinidad