Jazz & Culture in Havana
December 15–23, 2013
Our escorted people-to-people programs are fun and free of the usual headaches of foreign travel, since our experts handle all the details for you. We'll help you get oriented with lots of tips and insider information from our many years of experience in Cuba. Our in-country team is made up of seasoned professionals, and all our programs include English-speaking Cuban hosts and guides, who will be on hand to coordinate events and provide assistance every step of the way. Our very reasonable program fees include accommodations, many meals, travel license, and ground transportation.
Our Jazz and Culture in Havana program is a rich and highly interactive people-to-people exploration that focuses on Cuba’s music- and dance-centric culture with an emphasis on jazz. Because the program is built around one-on-one interactions with Cubans, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and talk with people from all walks of life, including artists, performers, musicians, students, teachers, farmers and entrepreneurs. You will experience the deep roots of Afro-Cuban jazz as we explore Cuba’s history and music in a variety of excursions and activities, including the Havana Jazz Festival.
As part of our Jazz and Culture program you will be able to attend events of the jazz festival and dozens of other incredible Latin music performances. You will also meet the performers and have one-to-one interaction with artists, getting to know about Cuban culture and sharing stories about American jazz and culture.
Package price includes:
- Travel license and travel assistance
- Six or eight nights in a standard room at the Hotel Melia Cohiba*
(Upgraded rooms are available for an additional charge.)
- Daily breakfast, plus two lunches and two dinners, at the Hotel Melia Cohiba
- Guided activities and excursions focused on people-to-people interactions
with Cuban artists, musicians and people in all walks of life
- English-speaking Cuban guides for activities
- Ground transportation (including Havana airport transfers
- PlazaCUBA representative on every trip
Airfare is not included in the package price.
*The Meliá Cohiba http://www.melia-hotels.com/en/hotels/melia-cohiba-5882.html hotel is a five-star hotel located in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, on the Malecón. It has a gorgeous pool, a gym with sauna (massages available), restaurants and business services. For a supplemental fee, the Hotel Melia Cohiba offers Royal Service rooms on the upper floors with breathtaking views and other amenities like Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. All rooms have phone, air conditioning, TV with cable, and mini bar.