IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ALL THINGS CUBA THIS SUMMER!
Explore Cuban culture through the Afro-Cuban lens. Learn about the social structure, taste the local cuisine, dance to the rhythms and experience the spirituality of the people.
$2675 double room / $2875 single room
$800 DEPOSIT RESERVES YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Email Maude@ascendevents.com or
Call MAUDE at 415-373-2706
Set up a payment plan that works for your budget
The immersion includes:
Learn about the contributions that people of African descent have made to shape Cuban culture today. We will meet with local culture keepers, professors, Babalawos, Santeros and musicians to gain a deeper understanding of how enslaved Africans that were dropped in Cuba hundreds of years ago have not only survived but have left their mark on every aspect of Cuban life today. We will be immersed in local food, dance, music, spirituality and art.
This is sure to be an inspiring celebration of Afro-Cubans and an insightful alternative way of exploring Cuban culture.
Stay in private homes (called casa particulares) with Cuban families. The houses are all centrally located, and all rooms have air-conditioning. Single and double rooms are available; doubles will have two beds.
In Havana we will be staying in Central Havana, a colorful neighborhood just blocks from the Parque Central, El Capitolio, Havana Vieja, the Malecon, Casa de la Musica, Casa de Africa, and many other sites. You can walk almost everywhere.
Breakfast will be provided daily in our individual casas. Lunch and dinner recommendations will be offered based on our daily schedule.
ENGAGE WITH CUBAN PEOPLE
This travel experience encourages the development of new friendships between people from different countries, cultures and spiritual backgrounds.
We have tailored this experience with the hopes that you will meet someone new; learn something you didn’t know about the African Diaspora in the Americas; expand your tastebuds; feel the music in your body; dispel some internally held stereotypes; and to be uplifted and inspired by the kindness, ingenuity and strength of the Cuban people.
This will definitely be an experience to remember!
Let’s Explore Cuba together!
GENERAL ITINERARY: (FULL DETAILS COMING SOON)
DEC 28: Fly from Florida to Havana, Neighborhood Walking Tour
DEC 29: Old School Car City Tour and Rum/Cigar Factory
DEC 30: Cuban Culture Lecture @ University, Casa de Africa Museum and Museum of the Orishas Tour
DEC 31: Callejon de Hamel (outdoor drumming and dancing in the midst of Afro-Cuban Spiritually Inspired Art); NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN!
JAN 1: Salsa and Folklore Dance and Song Class, Night Out at Salsa Club
JAN 2: Full day Excursion (Costs not included; Location TBD)
JAN 3: Lecture on Cuban Spirituality, Reading with a Babalawo
JAN 4: Museo de Revolution and Shopping at Artisan’s Market
JAN 5: Beach Day/Free Day
JAN 6: Fly from Havana to Florida
Please note: most all locations are walking distance from our casa. For all Cultural Experiences that are walking distance, we will not provide taxis. If you have limited mobility and require taxis for nearby events, we can help you to secure a taxi but you will be responsible for those costs.
This program has been qualified for legal entry to Cuba.
10 Days: $2675 double room / $2875 single room
Advance registration is required and enrollment is limited to 10 people. A deposit of $800 is required to register, book flights and make visa arrangements.
Round trip airfare from Florida to Cuba
A room in private homes
Local ground transportation to and from airport
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