You can still travel legally with PlazaCUBA. Though the people-to-people category was eliminated on June 4th, this trip remains legal under the grandfathering provision, meaning trips planned before June 5th can go ahead as planned under the previous rules. So, you can still register to travel with us in 2020!
Our Havana Jazz Festival Tour takes you deep into Cuba’s music scene with an all-access pass to the festival and entrance to exclusive engagements with Cuba’s most talented musicians. Designed especially for jazz lovers, this tour features a variety of people-to-people activities including private concerts, dance performances, rumba parties, a day-trip to Viñales, and accommodations at the beautiful Havana Libre Hotel in Vedado. Explore the roots of Afro-Cuban jazz first hand on a special adventure with PlazaCUBA!
The Havana Jazz Festival is an international event that showcases the innovative sounds of Cuban music, featuring performances by Cuba’s newest rising stars, as well as musicians from around the globe.
In addition to Havana jazz festival performances, we’ll take you on an exploration of the arts and culture of Cuba. Tour the Escuela Nacional de Arte (La ENA) and meet young musicians, dancers and painters, visit famous artists in their studios, travel to Viñales for the day, take in the Ballet, Old Havana, Bellas Artes Museum, and a rooftop urban garden that exemplifies Cuba’s growing and vibrant self-sufficiency.
You will be staying at the historic Havana Libre Hotel (or a similar hotel), which is centrally located and features a gorgeous pool, breathtaking views, restaurants, a business center, and WiFi.
Our team of English-speaking Cuban hosts and PlazaCUBA representatives is made up of seasoned professionals who coordinate events and provide assistance during your stay in Cuba.
Price and Discounts
Deadline to register: November 1, 2019
Past participant discount: $50 off
*The deposit to secure your space is normally $500, but because of legal changes, we are only requiring an initial deposit of $100 for you to be officially registered in the Havana Jazz Festival Tour 2020. The $100 is totally refundable up until our September 12 deadline. At that time, you can get a refund or pay the remaining $400 to complete your registration deposit.
Havana Jazz Festival Tour Program includes
- Authorization for legal travel to Cuba in the people-to-people category, provided by PlazaCUBA.
- Airport transfer to the hotel in Havana on January 13.
- Seven nights standard accommodations at the Havana Libre (or similar hotel), with breakfast daily.
- All access pass for entry to all of the Havana Jazz Festival performances and special events.
- Exclusive parties, performances and intimate gatherings with musicians, dancers and artists.
- Guided excursions focused on interaction with the Cuban people.
- English-speaking guide for programmed activities.
- All in-country ground transportation for group activities.
- Five additional meals at some of our favorite local restaurants and paladars (in-home restaurants).
- Expert staff of Cuban coordinators and PlazaCUBA representatives for on-site assistance.
Not Included: Airfare, Cuban entry visa, hotel to airport transfer after the program, meals not listed
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