ASCEND EVENTS PRESENTS:

The Transformative Travel Experience ~ CUBA Edition

 

REENERGIZE YOUR LIFE THIS SUMMER IN CUBA! 

 

Join us for an engaging two-week immersion in Cuban spirituality and culture.

Sing, Dance and Learn about the Orishas in Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

June 28 – July 12, 2019

TRIP COSTS:

Two Weeks: $2675 double room / $2875 single room

One Week: $2125 double room / $2275 single room

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The immersion includes:

CLASSES

Study with some of the most respected dance companies in all of Cuba, in Havana, and in Santiago de Cuba. We will have three invigorating hours of Folkloric classes ~ dance, song and lecture (Afro-cuban, Yoruba, Afro-Haitian) 5 days each week. Classes will feature live drumming.

All levels of dancers – from beginner to advanced – are welcome to join.

LODGING

Stay in private homes (called casa particulares) with Cuban families. The houses are all centrally located, and all rooms have air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Single and double rooms are available; doubles will have two beds.

• In Santiago we will be staying in the historical center of Santiago de Cuba, near the Plaza de Marte. All the city’s major sites are accessible from there, including Heredia Street, Casa de la Trova, and museums including the Museum of Rum, the Carnival Museum, the Museum of Poet José María Heredia.

• In Havana we will be staying in Central Havana, a colorful neighborhood just blocks from the Parque Central, The Capitolio, Havana Vieja, the Malecon, Casa de la Musica, the museums, and many other sites. You can walk almost everywhere.

FOOD

We will be treated to delicious home-cooked meals by private chefs in our homes. Breakfast will be in our individual casas, and dinners will be together at one central house. In Santiago, we will dine at some of the best restaurants in the city.

ENGAGE WITH CUBAN PEOPLE 

One of the most special aspects of this trip is that you will get to know your Cuban hosts and teachers, and have the opportunity to share in their rich cultural traditions. We will be hosted to private parties at the homes of our Cuban teachers in both Havana and Santiago. We will dance, explore, and experience life with our Cuban friends, making this an experience to remember.

EXPLORE!

We will spend one week in Santiago during one of its most popular festivals – Festival del Caribe/ Fiesta del Fuego – and one week in Havana. We will take walking tours, visit cultural sites, and engage in local spiritual celebrations and rituals. In addition, we offer excursions to some of Cuba’s most spiritual cities, including Mantanzas and Guantanamo.

Let’s Explore Cuba together!

GENERAL ITINERARY: (subject to change)

· Day 1: Fly to Santiago de Cuba from Ft. Lauderdale / Walking tour

· Days 2, 3: Dance/song/Orisha classes/ Explore Santiago

· Day 4: Excursion to Guantanamo

· Days 5,6,7: Dance/song/Orisha classes in Santiago

· Day 8: Free day / Drive from Santiago to Havana

· Day 9, 10: Dance/song/Orisha classes / Explore Havana

· Day 11: Excursion to Mantanzas

· Day 12, 13, 14:Dance/song/Orisha classes in Havana

· Day 15: Fly back to Ft. Lauderdale

This program has been qualified for legal entry to Cuba.

TRIP COSTS:

Two Weeks: $2675 double room / $2875 single room

One Week: $2125 double room / $2275 single room

Advance registration is required and enrollment is limited to 25 people. A non-refundable deposit of $800 is required to register, book flights and make visa arrangements.

WHATS INCLUDED:

Round trip airfare from Florida to Cuba, accommodations, two meals a day, local ground transportation, private house parties, and all dance classes.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

Round trip airfare to Florida, lunches, private lessons, excursions, nightlife, gratuities.

For further details or questions, please contact: maude@ascendevents.com

Save your spot today: Cultural Immersion in Cuba