OUR NEXT TRIP

Thursday 25 October  to Tuesday 6 November 2018

Cuba’s Havana is a very unique holiday destination with an exciting history and vibrant culture. The classic cars and colonial architecture may leave you with the feeling that time stands still in Cuba, but this isn’t the case, it just moves to its own rhythm.

Our tours provide a fantastic blend of dance, music and culture, with unrivalled access to Cuba’s lively culture, rich history, amazing people and their vivacious dance rhythms.

Throughout the week, in between our salsa classes,  you’ll have plenty of free time to explore Havana, then re-join the group in the evenings to dance the night away in the hottest Cuban nightclubs with Rodolfo and our dance team leading the way.

Tour leader Rodolfo, born and raised in Havana, will be on hand along with our experienced team of professional dance teachers and tour guides to ensure you have the best possible experience during your stay in Cuba.

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Thursday 25th October

11:30     Leaving England (Gatwick)

17:40     Arrival in Havana (Jose Marti)

18:40     Transfer to Casa Particular

20:00     Welcome Drink

21:30     Dinner

TBC        Club 1830s

Friday 26th October

10:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

11:00 to 13:00    Dance Workshop

13:30     Lunch

18:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

19:00     Dinner

TBC        Floridita/CasaD la Musica G

Saturday 27th October

08:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

09:00     Beach Day

11:00 to 13:00    Dance workshop on Beach

16:00     Head back from Beach

20:00     Meeting/Casa Particular

20:30     Dinner

TBC        Casa de la Musica Mirimar

Sunday 28th October

10:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

11:00 to 13:00    Dance Workshop

15:00     Callejon de hamlet

18:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

19:00     Dinner

TBC        Club 1830s

Monday 29th October

07:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

08:00     Trip to Cienfuegos (This trip can change depending on Cuba’s arrangements)

TBC        Lunch

TBC        Sight Seeing

TBC        Meeting/ Casa Particular

TBC        Dinner

TBC        Night activity in Cienfuegos

Tuesday 30th October

07:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

08:00     Depart to Trinidad (This trip can change depending on Cuba’s arrangements)

TBC        Lunch

TBC        Sight Seeing

TBC        Meeting/ Casa Particular

TBC        Dinner

TBC        Night activity in Trinidad

Wednesday 31st October

07:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

08:00     Depart back to Havana

TBC        Lunch

20:00     Meeting/Casa Particular

20:30     Dinner

TBC        Cabaret Parisien/La Gruta

Thursday 1st November

10:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

11:00 to 13:00    Dance Workshop

13:30     Lunch

20:00     Meeting/Casa Particular

20:30     Dinner

TBC        Jazz Café/Casa De la Musica G

Friday 2nd November

10:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

11:00 to 13:00    Dance Workshop

13:30     Lunch

20:00     Meeting/Casa Particular

20:30     Dinner

TBC        Rumba Palace/CasaD la Music M

Saturday 3rd November

10:30     Meeting/Casa Particular

11:00 to 13:00    Dance Workshop

13:30     Lunch

20:00     Meeting/Casa Particular

20:30     Dinner

TBC        CasaD la Music G

Sunday 4th November

08:30     Meeting/Casa Particular ready for Beach

11:00 to 13:00    Dance Workshop on Beach

15:00     Comeback

19:00     Meeting/Casa Particular

19:30     Dinner

TBC        Salsa@ Jardine 1830

Monday 5th November

Free Morning

13:00     Checkout

13:30     Goodbye Meeting

16:00     Transfer to Airport

19:25     Depart from Havana
(Arrive UK Gatwick Airport 09:30 Tuesday 6th November)

Things you need to know

Vaccinations
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Cuba travel; however, the following Vac’s are advisable as a sensible precautionary measure – and may be required to satisfy your Travel Insurance Policy

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Diphtheria

Currency and Credit  Cards
Cuban currency is not traded internationally, so you can’t buy it in advance.   There are 2 currencies in use in Cuba – The CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) which is the Tourist Currency and the CUP (Cuban Peso) which is the locals currency.  The CUC is the only currency you will likely be using during your trip.  You can only exchange your money into CUC’s once you are in Cuba.  You can exchange your Sterling £’s at the exchange booth at the airport. REMEMBER you will need to exchange and put by 25 cuc’s per person ( in notes – no coinage accepted) for your exit tax.

Over the trip £500 cash per person as an average should be more than enough. The exchange rate at the moment is 1 (CUC) to 0.69 (GBP)

Debit Cards: VISA
Debit cards are a bit of a grey area, Cashpoint machines are not widely available in Cuba and don’t always work, so I would personally forget about using your VISA Debit Card in Cuba .

Credit Cards
are accepted provided they are not backed by an American Bank.  It would be advisable to contact your service provider to check your CC has no affiliation with an American Bank or it will be unusable in Cuba.

Travel Insurance
You would be mad to travel to Cuba without adequate Insurance including medical insurance.

Telephone Calls and Mobile Phones
All telecommunications are very expensive in Cuba.  Using a mobile phone is probably the cheapest option, but still approx charged at £1+ a minute.  The cheapest form of contact is text (approx 45p).  If you are taking your mobile to Cuba be sure to tell your loved ones NOT to phone you and certainly not to leave you a voice mail unless in an emergency.

Internet
There is now WIFI in Cuba however it is very slow, you can gain access to the internet in nearly all the major Hotels but again the connection is slow. Relax and enjoy being away from Facebook and emails for a few days.

Medications
Any medication is not widely available in Cuba so be sure to take enough prescription medications for the whole of your trip.  You will also need to ensure you take general first-aid with you – pain killers, plasters, Immodium, hydration salts etc, as these are both costly and difficult to get hold of in Cuba.

Ladies
please take tampons and sanitary wear with you!  You can’t get tampons in Cuba and their ST’s are rather antiquated!!! Take little packets of tissues with you; toilet paper is scarce. Baby wipes might be an asset as the loo paper can be quite thin.

Travel Adaptor 
Most Casa Particulars have a power supply of 110v so the Australian/American square pin adaptor should be used

Mosquito’s & Bugs
Take repellent as the occasional mosquito bite could be possible (if you are sweet enough)

Water
It is advisable not to drink tap water or even use it for cleaning your teeth. Stay away from coffee/tea and ice in drinks. We do advised to drink lots of bottled water and keep hydrated as the humidity in Cuba is second to none and it will catch you out. Advisable for the ladies to take their hand held fans to keep themselves cool.

Personal Belongings
Cuba is a safe country but obviously if things like cameras or phones are on show they could be snatched so be careful with pic pockets. All valuables should be kept in your room in a safe.

Clothing
The temperature in March is 30 degrees on average, therefore comfortable, lightweight clothing (linen, cotton etc) is advised. Obviously during the flight it will get cold so to have appropriate clothing to stay warm. Towels are supplied in the Casa Particular however it is always nice to take your own and especially a beach towel.

Responsibility
Always let the head guide (Rodolfo or Nestor) know if you planning your own sight-seeing or trips in your free time. It is your own responsibility to get back safely if you leave a club early or a venue before/after the group

What’s Included?

  • Virgin Atlantic Flights – RETURN
  • Accommodation ( in a beautiful Casa Particular)
  • Breakfast
  • Transport to and from the Airport in Cuba
  • Dance Workshops
  • Organized Transportation in Cuba
  • Tour Guide in Cuba
  • Trips outside Havana
  • Accommodation on the trips outside Havana
  • Welcome drink
  • Beach party
  • Taxi Dancers 50% ( – to be explained)

Not Included

  • Taxi to and from UK airport (you can make your own way there or we will be organising a group bus to go from Leicester Train Station – the cost will be split accordingly)
  • Visa for Cuba (we can organize for you or you can do it yourself)
  • Lunch- Dinners and Drinks (all very reasonably priced)
  • Club entrance fees
  • Private Taxis
  • Leisure activities/ entrance fees
  • Private dance lessons can be arranged but are not in the total price
+
NEED TO KNOW

Things you need to know

Vaccinations
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Cuba travel; however, the following Vac’s are advisable as a sensible precautionary measure – and may be required to satisfy your Travel Insurance Policy

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Diphtheria

Currency and Credit  Cards
Cuban currency is not traded internationally, so you can’t buy it in advance.   There are 2 currencies in use in Cuba – The CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) which is the Tourist Currency and the CUP (Cuban Peso) which is the locals currency.  The CUC is the only currency you will likely be using during your trip.  You can only exchange your money into CUC’s once you are in Cuba.  You can exchange your Sterling £’s at the exchange booth at the airport. REMEMBER you will need to exchange and put by 25 cuc’s per person ( in notes – no coinage accepted) for your exit tax.

Over the trip £500 cash per person as an average should be more than enough. The exchange rate at the moment is 1 (CUC) to 0.69 (GBP)

Debit Cards: VISA
Debit cards are a bit of a grey area, Cashpoint machines are not widely available in Cuba and don’t always work, so I would personally forget about using your VISA Debit Card in Cuba .

Credit Cards
are accepted provided they are not backed by an American Bank.  It would be advisable to contact your service provider to check your CC has no affiliation with an American Bank or it will be unusable in Cuba.

Travel Insurance
You would be mad to travel to Cuba without adequate Insurance including medical insurance.

Telephone Calls and Mobile Phones
All telecommunications are very expensive in Cuba.  Using a mobile phone is probably the cheapest option, but still approx charged at £1+ a minute.  The cheapest form of contact is text (approx 45p).  If you are taking your mobile to Cuba be sure to tell your loved ones NOT to phone you and certainly not to leave you a voice mail unless in an emergency.

Internet
There is now WIFI in Cuba however it is very slow, you can gain access to the internet in nearly all the major Hotels but again the connection is slow. Relax and enjoy being away from Facebook and emails for a few days.

Medications
Any medication is not widely available in Cuba so be sure to take enough prescription medications for the whole of your trip.  You will also need to ensure you take general first-aid with you – pain killers, plasters, Immodium, hydration salts etc, as these are both costly and difficult to get hold of in Cuba.

Ladies
please take tampons and sanitary wear with you!  You can’t get tampons in Cuba and their ST’s are rather antiquated!!! Take little packets of tissues with you; toilet paper is scarce. Baby wipes might be an asset as the loo paper can be quite thin.

Travel Adaptor 
Most Casa Particulars have a power supply of 110v so the Australian/American square pin adaptor should be used

Mosquito’s & Bugs
Take repellent as the occasional mosquito bite could be possible (if you are sweet enough)

Water
It is advisable not to drink tap water or even use it for cleaning your teeth. Stay away from coffee/tea and ice in drinks. We do advised to drink lots of bottled water and keep hydrated as the humidity in Cuba is second to none and it will catch you out. Advisable for the ladies to take their hand held fans to keep themselves cool.

Personal Belongings
Cuba is a safe country but obviously if things like cameras or phones are on show they could be snatched so be careful with pic pockets. All valuables should be kept in your room in a safe.

Clothing
The temperature in March is 30 degrees on average, therefore comfortable, lightweight clothing (linen, cotton etc) is advised. Obviously during the flight it will get cold so to have appropriate clothing to stay warm. Towels are supplied in the Casa Particular however it is always nice to take your own and especially a beach towel.

Responsibility
Always let the head guide (Rodolfo or Nestor) know if you planning your own sight-seeing or trips in your free time. It is your own responsibility to get back safely if you leave a club early or a venue before/after the group

+
WHAT'S INCLUDED

What’s Included?

  • Virgin Atlantic Flights – RETURN
  • Accommodation ( in a beautiful Casa Particular)
  • Breakfast
  • Transport to and from the Airport in Cuba
  • Dance Workshops
  • Organized Transportation in Cuba
  • Tour Guide in Cuba
  • Trips outside Havana
  • Accommodation on the trips outside Havana
  • Welcome drink
  • Beach party
  • Taxi Dancers 50% ( – to be explained)
+
NOT INCLUDED

Not Included

  • Taxi to and from UK airport (you can make your own way there or we will be organising a group bus to go from Leicester Train Station – the cost will be split accordingly)
  • Visa for Cuba (we can organize for you or you can do it yourself)
  • Lunch- Dinners and Drinks (all very reasonably priced)
  • Club entrance fees
  • Private Taxis
  • Leisure activities/ entrance fees
  • Private dance lessons can be arranged but are not in the total price