Day program Havana and Trinidad
21 hours classes
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
Day three; Lessons at the dance school in Havana
After breakfast you will go to the dance school in Havana where you
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
Day four: A visit to
the rum museum and a salsa matinee
In the morning you start off with your daily three hours dance
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”.
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
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
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
Day seven: On our way to Trinidad
You had a few wonderful days in Havana, but today is the day that we
take the air-conditioned shuttle bus to Trinidad. On the way to
Trinidad you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Cuban landscape and
absorb the beautiful nature. After arrival in Trinidad we take you
to your accommodation. The rest of the day is your, you will have
still enough time to explore this sparkling city that was added to
the world heritage list of Unesco in 1988.
Day eight: Enjoy and explore Trinidad and its
Because Trinidad is surrounded by many cultural and natural places
you could go to the “Toppes de Collantes” 775 meters
high, and about an hours drive from Trinidad city.
You can make a beautiful walk through the misty forest that leads
you to the waterfall “Salto del Caburni”.
In the evening you can enjoy the lively atmosphere of the inner-city
with many bands that play at the Plaza de Mayor.
Day nine & ten: Trinidad
Trinidad has many interesting museums that are definitely worth
visiting. Or you can just walk around the old city with it's cob
stones that was once named the "Pirate City" because this was the
home to many pirates. A few centuries later the city belonged to the
sugar lords because of the many sugar cane plantings. Many of the
pirate and sugar lord houses are restored and look like you are
still in this exciting era.
You could also visit Cuba's biggest church the cathedral "Iglesia
Parriquial de la Santisma Trinidad or have a visit to the “Valle de
los Ingenios” where you will find numbers of ruins of sugar
factories. There is also a 44 meter high watch tower where they used
to keep an eye on all the slaves that worked the field. We have to
warn you that this tower is not suitable for people that are afraid
Once you have climbed the tower you will have a magnificent view of
Trinidad and its surroundings.
Another thing you could do is to take a (coco) taxi to the closest
beach " Playa de Ancon". This is relaxing on its best!
Whatever you decide to do these few days, you will not get bored!
Day eleven: Adiós Trinidad and Buenos dias Havana
Today you arrive back in Havana " The grand lady of the Caribbean".
The rhythm of the city will once again feel like magic. We definitely
will let you enjoy this magic and take you out for a evening tour and
let you enjoy another Caribbean night.
In the morning you will have another salsa lesson and you will get
all the space to perfect your salsa figures.
In the afternoon you are free to 'yet again' explore Havana city and
visit all those places that you have not seen yet (and believe us you
are still not able to see all that Havana has to offer).
Day thirteen: Farewell party at the Finca
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
Day fourteen: 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
At this moment it is
We, the team of viaDanza, hope you had a joyous trip and hope to see