Music & Food Tour

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Introduction

Arguably, our favorite trip. This can be a long-weekend trip or a full-week depending on your needs. Drench yourself in Cuba's musical traditions from son, salsa, rumba to jazz. Meet the talented Cuban musicians, hear their stores and love of music. All the while taking in Cuba's historical, political and cultural background from professional local guides and professors. And the food...from farm-to-table lunches to lessons on how to make the perfect mojitos and classic Cuban fare from local chefs. And don't forget the rum, cigars, and coffee.

To comply with U.S. regulations under the “People-to-People” travel category, we provide a full-time schedule of activities that connect you with independent entrepreneurs, musicians, farm producers, chefs, and others in Cuba. We boost the revenue of Cuba’s private sector by visiting restaurants and using transportation and other services. We also offer the option of lodging in private homes for smaller groups and for custom-designed itineraries.

Highlights

  • Move around Havana in-style in a fully restored 1950s auto.

  • Learn about Cuba's musical forms and traditions - son, rumba, salsa, and jazz.

  • See live music throughout the day

  • Take a salsa class, and learn to make the perfect mojito and traditional Cuban dinner with a local chef

  • Multi-national corporations operating in Cuba

  • Guided tours of Havana's art, history, politics, and culture

  • Enjoy Cuba's exploding culinary scene while taking in the cool music vibes of Cuba's world class music

Have a Question?

Call Paul at: 773-814-2493

Or send us an email:
johnson@focus-cuba.com

Itinerary

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Day 2 - Guided tour of Old Havana's music scene. Private Salsa lessons. Learn to make the perfect mojito from local chef. History of Cuban jazz, professor "lecture".
Dinner at private restaurant. Time for some live son.

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Day 3 - Visit to organic farm, lunch in the country. Rumba matinee. Cuba's religions and musical influence. Cojimar - fishing and Hemingway. Dinner private restaurant, live jazz.

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Day 4 - Museum of Fine Arts guided tour. Farmers market shopping and how to make the classic Cuban rice and beans taught by local chef. Cigar factory tour. Cuban rum 101-private lesson. Dinner at private restaurant. Live music-time to practice those Salsa moves.

Specifics

2022 Rates

  • Rates vary depending on your length of stay and lodging preferences.

Included

  • Our services in planning, arranging, and carrying out the agenda
  • Accompanying the group, each of our tours is led by one of our company's principals, who each have more than 25 years experience in Cuba and knowledge of the country's culture, politics, history, and economy.
  • Full compliance with U.S. and Cuba regulations
  • Five nights at a lawfully permitted Hotel or Private residence
  • Local transportation and driver for all program activities
  • Dedicated Cuban guide, fully bilingual
  • Cost of all activities on the group schedule: day trips, visits, tours, admission fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, and all programmed dinners; all at Havana's top private restaurants
  • Limited travel insurance

Excluded

  • Airfare/baggage fees
  • Cuban visa (purchased along with airline ticket, we will provide full instructions)
  • Airport transfers
  • Any activities you undertake outside our planned program
  • Tips to guide, driver, waiters, or hotel staff
  • Supplemental travel insurance

Day 1 - Lodging check-in followed by a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner at private restaurant with invited guests. Casa de Musica - live music.