Welcome To Eagle Activities

NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING

Our Cuba holidays sell out time after time and this one will be no exception!

We have perfected the itinerary of our Cuban dance holidays which see our customers returning with us time and time again –  but its not all about dance! Cuba is one of the most exhilarating, mesmerising and encapsulating places in the world.

The culture of this tiny Island is so unique and special that you’ll quickly find yourself falling for this place….and we’re here to show you how to get the best out of your time here!

This is one holiday you will treasure forever!

 

Starting from just £1,280 –

Welcome to the Cuban Salsa holiday that’s sells out every time….
Our Cuban holiday package goes above all expectations! We put great emphasis on ensuring each holiday is unique and authentic while making sure you get the best from Havana’s venues, live bands and being in the right place at the right time. We are constantly updating our program to fit in with what’s changing in Cuba and because we are very group focused it doesn’t matter if you come alone, with a friend or as a couple!
So join us for a piece of the ‘real’ Salsa in Cuba and see for yourself why everyone’s going crazy over this holiday!
For 10 nights you will be fully immersed in Cuba’s fascinating culture. You will indulge your passion for Salsa & Cuban music while meeting some of the most wonderful Cuban people who will give you a true insight into their culture.
You’ll feel pure exhilaration as our fabulous team of expert teachers and dancers take control and have you moving like a Cuban in no time at all. You’ll quickly find yourself losing your inhibitions and being inspired by the kindness and warmth of the local friends you meet.
That hypnotic Cuban spell will have you in its clutches from the very start and we guarantee this will be a holiday that will change your life forever!

VARADERO & HAVANA
For the first 3 nights of your holiday you will stay in the stunning beach resort of Varadero, to relax, unwind and get to know the group, we then check-out of Varadero and check-in to Havana for the next 7 nights…..
A visit to Havana is simply unforgettable. Standing in the streets you will feel as though you’re walking through a film set, transported back over 60 years to a city rich in important history. The crumbling yet magnificent buildings are mixed amongst bustling streets littered with glorious 1950’s American cars and where care-free Habaneros play dominos in the streets and gather to swap banter about their favourite baseball team. In Havana, time has stood still and this is a quality which makes Cuba probably the most inspiring and unique place in the world.
You can sense the care-free nature of the locals as soon as you arrive in Havana and the Cubans really are the friendliest, happiest and most sociable people you are ever likely to meet. Their love for music, dancing and culture is apparent. Wherever you walk, the streets are filled with Afro-Cuban, Son, Reggaeton and Salsa music spilling from the bars, cafes and private homes. You will find yourself quickly falling in love with the Cuban way of life.
Simply put, there is nowhere else in the world like Havana!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

22nd October  – 1st November (Landing in Gatwick on the 2nd)

PRICE
Hotel Tainos & Parque Central, 4&5 star Option
ONLY £1,889pp based on 2 sharing
£280 Single Supplement
£50 discount for returning Cuba customers (hotel only option).
Please let us know if you would like help finding a suitable room-share to avoid this cost.
Local Casa Particular Option
ONLY £1,280pp sharing
£1,330 (including single supplement in Varadero)
Please note: This price does not include the cost of your accommodation in Havana. You should allow approximately £200-£300 for a casa depending on where you choose to stay, this will be payable when you arrive at your casa.
We are happy to help you book your casa and talk you through the process!

No Flight Option
We have a small number of places available without flight for our international customers. Please contact us if you would prefer this option.
(you will need to arrange your own transfer to and from the airport if your flight times do not correspond with our Virgin flight times)

A deposit of £250 per person is required to confirm your place. Deposits are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Balance is due before Wednesday 1st August 2018.

Here is a sample of what a typical day might be like!

VARADERO
Varadero is the perfect option to spend a lazy few days. We thoroughly enjoy this part of the holiday for many reasons, firstly it allows the group to get to know each other in a relaxed and chilled out environment which creates a great vibe for when we hit Havana!
You will enjoy the fabulous hotel facilities including the stunning beach right by our hotel – it’s a true tropical paradise.
We have a morning workshop on our first day then time to chill out before we meet back up again for afternoon beach games and a spot of lunch. Later, after we’ve had dinner as a group we venture into Varadero Town to our favourite street party to dance the night away with a live band and lots of local Cubans.
On our second day we organise a special Catamaran trip to the picture postcard Island of Cayo Blanco. Along the way we will stop off. You have the chance to swim with the Dolphins, snorkel in the crystal clear sea and dance to Cuban tunes with a free bar flowing (or you can just top up your tan instead!) Once we reach Cayo Blanco it’s time to head to the beach restaurant and enjoy an abundance of scrumptious Cuban food and drink whilst being serenaded with the resident live band. Once you’ve eaten you have free time to explore the uninhabited island or relax on the white powder beach with a Pina colada, take a swim in the turquoise water or find the Cuban band and continue dancing – until it’s time to board the catamaran and head for home. It’s a superb day out which is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and a fabulous way to get to know each other at the start of your holiday! If this isn’t your thing, don’t worry you don’t have to join us, there’s lots of other things you can do!
Your hotel also has a vast array of sports (including non-motorized water sports) available at no additional charge plus spa and massages (payable locally) but if that’s too tame then join us for a beach party, along with an impromptu La Rueda or game of volleyball; with the rum flowing and the Reggaeton playing – watch the locals come flocking!
Your final morning is free for you to relax (apart for maybe a few photos on the beach!) before we have a quick bite to eat and meet the coach waiting to take us to

HAVANA!
A TYPICAL DAY IN HAVANA
Your day will begin with a typical Cuban style breakfast before we meet to walk over the road to our air-conditioned dance studio where you will spend the next 2-hours with our dance team. You will work closely with our superb and very experienced team of Cuban teachers and dancers in all aspects of Cuban dance.
Each workshop will focus on different aspects from Salsa, Styling, body movement, Rueda, Reggaeton, Cha Cha Cha, Orishas and Son.
You’ll also thoroughly enjoy the warm-up and cool-downs – they’re full of energy and so much fun!
Once lessons are over, its time to grab a spot of lunch and have a short rest – if time allows!
Each afternoon we have an organised activity (completely optional) such as a Classic Car Tour, walking tour of Old Havana, group meals, Rumba parties, Matinees etc. There is never a dull moment – just strolling through the streets of Havana is a fantastic afternoon option!
If you fancy another trip to the beach, you’ll find the locals hanging out at Playa del Este, just 20 minutes away, we often arrange an afternoon at the beach with our teachers for a bit of chill out fun!
If you have the energy for another Salsa lesson we can also arrange for further private tuition.
BUT, when a good band is in town for a Matinee, then there’s nowhere else to be! We’ll be heading to Casa de la Musica to join the locals for an early-evening live performance!
With so much dancing and crazy dance fuelled nights you may feel the need to just do nothing and take it easy by the pool some afternoons and enjoy the beautiful sunshine while mustering up the energy required for the lively night that awaits!
The list of activities that we offer goes on and on, the only problem – there isn’t enough time in the day to do them all!
Depending on the evening’s activities we either arrange to meet for dinner or at least for a Mojito at the bar in our hotel before we head out to our salsa party for the night!
When Cuba’s famous bands perform such as Los Van Van, Havana de Primera, Pupy, Manolito, Maykel Blanco and Bamboleo you can guarantee we’ll be there at the front with the best tables reserved creating a party vibe that all the Cubans want to be part of! After the show has finished we’ll take you backstage to meet the bands for photos if you wish!
If after all that dancing your feet can still take some more then we make our way to our local club around the corner from our hotel where our after-parties have become quite legendary!
Whatever the night brings, one thing’s for sure – be prepared to dance all night long; Cubans don’t like to see anyone sitting down and make it their duty to get you on the dance floor!

WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
• Return Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick
• 3 nights All-Inclusive at our UPGRADED 4* hotel Iberostar Tainos, Varadero.
• 7 nights, B&B at the 5* Hotel Parque Central in Old Havana
• Or stay at a Casa Particular of your choice in Havana (payable on arrival)
• 15 hours of Intensive workshops led by our team of 27+ professional Cuban instructors
•Group Catamaran trip to the untouched paradise Island of Cayo Blanco including swimming with Dolphins*
• Dedicated Spanish speaking members of the Eagle Team with you throughout your holiday
• Luxury coach transfers to and from the Airport
• Transport to all evening venues & salsa clubs (unless within walking distance)
• We pay for 6 additional teachers & dancers to join us each night
• Reserved group tables in the clubs with easy access to the dance floor and stage
• Backstage access to meet the bands that you see perform
• Hours and hours of social dancing with local Cuban dancers
• Walking tour of Old Havana finishing with a group meal
• Open-top Classic Car Tour of Havana*
• Visit a local Rumba party*
• Coco taxi convoy to the local Market*
• An exclusive and exciting ‘off the tourist track’ experience of Havana, led by our very experienced UK and Cuban team
• Fully ATOL protected package and flights
*These are options which may incur additional costs.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED
• Tourist Entry Visa, this can be purchased at the time of booking and costs £20.
• Club entrance fees. Some places we visit will be free entry however entrance fees will vary from $3 – $15 CUC (£1.80 – £10) depending on which live bands are playing. Entrance sometimes includes a free drink or two!
• If you wish to bring more of our dancers to nights out you are welcome to invite them along however be aware they will assume you are paying their entrance into the club.

 

FLIGHTS
You will be flying direct from London Gatwick to Havana’s José Martí International Airport with Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin provides the only non-stop flight from the UK and offers a wide choice of on-board entertainment including the latest films, documentaries, music etc.
Food and drinks are also included.
Flight time is approximately 9 hours.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
Flight No     Date            From – To          Depart             Arrive
VS0063     22-OCT-18   LGW – HAV         10:15             14:55
VS0064     01-NOV-18   HAV – LGW          19:25             09:30 (02 NOV)

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & OUR HOTELS

All our group will stay at the luxurious Tainos hotel in Varadero which is all inclusive.
In Havana you have the choice of two accommodation options to choose from – the luxurious 5 star Hotel Parque Central with two swimming pools, the most amazing breakfast in Havana and where nothing is too much trouble!
Alternatively if you prefer to do Cuba on a budget you can book your own Casa Particular – stay with a local family or at an independent casa and experience Cuba like a local! This option is payable to your host on arrival.
Whatever accommodation option your choose we will be there to help you all the way!

VARADERO, IBEROSTAR TAINOS, 4-Star. ALL INCLUSIVE
The Iberostar Tainos is a Caribbean paradise. Located on the beautiful white-powder beach of Varadero. This is a traditional Caribbean style hotel with low rise buildings and bungalows stretching down to the beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. It has plenty of free leisure activities and water sports on offer and exquisite gastronomy that offers the best of Cuban and international cuisine. This 4 Star, All Inclusive hotel will definitely impress!

HAVANA: 5 STAR IBEROSTAR PARQUE CENTRAL, B&B
The elegant 5-star Parque Central is regarded as one of the most luxurious hotels in Havana. Its Spanish colonial-style architecture pulls in the rich culture of the streets and boasts an excellent location in the heart of Havana within walking distance to all areas of interest including some of our local salsa clubs!
The friendly staff, modern amenities, beautiful and well equipped rooms, superb breakfast, not to mention the TWO roof-top pools with unrivalled 360 degree views of the city makes this one of the most sought after hotels in Havana!

CASA PARTICULARES
This is a budget option is for those who would prefer to book their own accommodation in Havana.
In Cuba it is popular for local families to rent a spare room to tourists or you can rent an independent apartment all to yourself. There are many available within a short walking distance of the Hotel Parque Central (where our group will be located). This option is considerably cheaper than staying in a hotel. You will appreciate how locals live and while you will not have the thrills or luxuries of a hotel this can be a fantastic way to get to know Cuba better. If you choose this option we are happy to help you find a suitable Casa!

YOUR SALSA WORKSHOPS

 

We know how important it is to give our guests the right balance of expert dance tuition and our Cuban dancers and Teachers are simply the best you will find!

In Varadero we will ease you in gently with some fun workshops led by Mauricio & Abu however once we get into Havana that’s when the workshops will really gather pace!
In Havana, we have a large air-conditioned studio where our expert team of Cuban Teachers (27+ teachers) will take you through every aspect of Cuban dance. They will work closely with each member of our group to ensure you get the best from every workshop.

Our teachers are simply excellent! Their dance ability, teaching skills and attitudes are phenomenal and you’ll quickly realise how your confidence has grown and your dance ability improved. No matter how much experience you have at Cuban salsa, our team will develop your style and body movement immensely. They will lead you in energetic warm-up and cool-downs which are ridiculously fun and inspiring!
We believe that a fun environment is the best way to learn and achieve results!
All levels are welcome. Levels will be split accordingly.

Throughout your time in Havana you will learn the following:
• Cuban Salsa
• Son
• Rueda de Casino
• Rumba
• Body movement
• Styling
• Cha Cha Cha
• Reggaeton
• Pilon
• Orishas
• Bachata
*Private workshops are available on request with your chosen teacher.

OUR CUBAN HOLIDAYS SELL OUT EVERY TIME…..WHY?
We are passionate about Cuba and its people! We provide you with a holiday which will see you completely indulge your passion for Salsa, Cuban culture & music while allowing you to get deeper into the truly unique world of Cuba and its people! The lucky people that join us on these holiday get to experience first-hand why we love Cuba so much!
We have developed what we believe is the perfect recipe for a dance holiday in Cuba. These things include:
• High standard of accommodation and direct flights
• Initial time at the beach to unwind allowing the group to get to know each other properly before we check-in to Havana.
• Our specialist workshops which are equally as much fun as they are about learning, you will work closely with our amazing dance teachers who’s zest for life, music and dance is ridiculously infectious!
• Our bi-lingual, fun and friendly UK team are always on hand for your every need and take part in all the activities with you –we will ensure your experience of this magical island is fun, and enlightening giving you the opportunity to go off the tourist track and see things most tourists never have the privilege of!
• A jam-packed itinerary from start to finish, however the beauty of this is that everything is optional so if you want to do your own thing you are very welcome to opt in and out of the itinerary as you please!
• We take you to the best local salsa nights in Havana where you can see our dancers performing as well as spending the night dancing with us.
• The optional daily activities from walking tours, classic car tour, visits to the best markets in Havana, group meals, Matinees, Bembe’s, Rumba parties and so much more – of course if you want time to relax by the pool, see a ballet or soak up the energy on Obispo then the choice is yours! The best thing is that you can never EVER get bored in Havana!!!

And Finally….if you need any more reasons to Book this holiday….
Cuba is constantly changing from day to day, usually at very short notice! However, with our vast experience of organising groups (from 30 – 300 people) and extensive knowledge of Cuba and its people this is never a problem for us because we have every aspect covered no matter what!

Our organisation is second to none and as our regular customers tell us, they love the fact that they can trust us to show them the ‘real’ aspects of Cuba whilst having so much fun along the way. They tell us they love the fact that they can relax knowing they are being totally looked after, they just have to turn up and let us deal with the rest! Our customers say they have never had as much fun as when they are in Cuba with us and we are hugely proud of the fact that more than 85% of our customers have re-booked to join us in Cuba for a second trip with many joining us every year and 96% have joined us in different destinations after!

• Because you are in excellent and experienced hands! You can rest assured nobody else can provide the level of care, quality and knowledge that we do!
After more than 20 years of organising ‘sell-out’ group dance holidays and a combined 70+ years in the Dance and Travel industry, we truly understand what our customers expect and we make sure you receive the holiday package you deserve, all with that personal touch.

• Fantastic quality and affordability are paramount when we construct our holiday package so you can rest assured you will always receive the best quality package for fantastic value for money.

• Our holidays sell out quickly and customers return time and time again. In fact the majority of our new customers join us because a friend has recommended us!

• We go that extra mile with your package and include those costly little things into the price you pay so you don’t have to spend extra money on them, such as:

• Transport to and from our evening venues. No one has to worry about travelling alone and we can travel home at times which suit the group – as an individual these costs would quickly mount up.

• We never force you to pay for Cuban dancers to join us, our dancers join us on nights out because they are proud to be a part of our group and if you wish to pay their entrance or buy them a drink that is entirely your choice – you will never be under any pressure.

• We only ever use hotels which we believe are of a high enough standard for our group to enjoy. We believe in paying a higher price for a hotel which can offer the level of comfort you deserve.

HOW TO BOOK
If you have decided you would like to book this Salsa holiday you need to secure your place with a deposit of £250 per person. This can be done in the following ways:
• Directly into our account: AC: 45316660 SC: 30-98-93 (please use your name for reference)
• By sending a cheque along with a booking form. (Payable to Eagle Activity Tours Ltd)
• Phoning our office and using a debit / credit card (booking charges apply)
You will be required to fill out a booking form however we can do it on your behalf if you make your booking over the phone or direct.
By transferring your deposit, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.
Please note: your deposit is strictly non-refundable and non- transferable.
The minimum age for this trip is 21.
Numbers for this trip are limited and a place can only be secured with a deposit.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions or if you would like to book your place, please do not hesitate to contact us:
T: 0113 217 0588
E: [email protected]
W: www.salsatours.co.uk
Office Address: Eagle Activity Tours Ltd, 16 Avenue Victoria, Leeds, LS8 1JE.

PEACE OF MIND
Eagle Activity Tours has been trading since 1998 as an independent Tour Operator with full bonding and protection in place.
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations require travel companies to provide security for the monies that consumers pay for certain types and combinations of travel arrangements booked with them and for consumers’ repatriation in the event of their insolvency. We provide this protection by way of a trust account controlled and administered by an independent firm of travel specialist solicitors. All money that you pay to us for travel arrangements requiring financial protection will be paid into a separate and designated Trust bank account and will remain there until you have completed your contracted travel arrangements. This means that in respect of all arrangements requiring protection, in the event of our insolvency, funds will be available to ensure that you are not left stranded abroad or will receive a refund of the money you have paid for an advance booking.
Because flights are included in this package we also have additional ATOL protection
ATOL NO: 2933.

TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER
Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round. October is a good month to visit Cuba; it has a warm temperature throughout the day averaging between 26 – 32 degrees and a little cooler at night. This time of year has less humidity with the odd rain shower to cool everything down – perfect for dancing!

THE EAGLE TEAM
You will be thoroughly looked after by our very experienced UK team who will be with you right from the start in Gatwick Airport: Lindsey, Cristian & Abu.
With over 20 years of organising groups from 30 to 300 people you’re in expert hands and we’ll be with you every step of the way ensuring you are having the best possible time! We have extensive knowledge and many years of experience working in Cuba. We are also bilingual so you’ll never have any language difficulties!

Once in Cuba you’ll meet our amazing Cuban dance team of 27+ Cuban Teachers and Dancers who will spend a lot of time with us throughout this holiday. They’ll offer you a true insight into Cuban life and culture.

Overview

NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING

Our Cuba holidays sell out time after time and this one will be no exception!

We have perfected the itinerary of our Cuban dance holidays which see our customers returning with us time and time again –  but its not all about dance! Cuba is one of the most exhilarating, mesmerising and encapsulating places in the world.

The culture of this tiny Island is so unique and special that you’ll quickly find yourself falling for this place….and we’re here to show you how to get the best out of your time here!

This is one holiday you will treasure forever!

 

Starting from just £1,280 –

Welcome to the Cuban Salsa holiday that’s sells out every time….
Our Cuban holiday package goes above all expectations! We put great emphasis on ensuring each holiday is unique and authentic while making sure you get the best from Havana’s venues, live bands and being in the right place at the right time. We are constantly updating our program to fit in with what’s changing in Cuba and because we are very group focused it doesn’t matter if you come alone, with a friend or as a couple!
So join us for a piece of the ‘real’ Salsa in Cuba and see for yourself why everyone’s going crazy over this holiday!
For 10 nights you will be fully immersed in Cuba’s fascinating culture. You will indulge your passion for Salsa & Cuban music while meeting some of the most wonderful Cuban people who will give you a true insight into their culture.
You’ll feel pure exhilaration as our fabulous team of expert teachers and dancers take control and have you moving like a Cuban in no time at all. You’ll quickly find yourself losing your inhibitions and being inspired by the kindness and warmth of the local friends you meet.
That hypnotic Cuban spell will have you in its clutches from the very start and we guarantee this will be a holiday that will change your life forever!

VARADERO & HAVANA
For the first 3 nights of your holiday you will stay in the stunning beach resort of Varadero, to relax, unwind and get to know the group, we then check-out of Varadero and check-in to Havana for the next 7 nights…..
A visit to Havana is simply unforgettable. Standing in the streets you will feel as though you’re walking through a film set, transported back over 60 years to a city rich in important history. The crumbling yet magnificent buildings are mixed amongst bustling streets littered with glorious 1950’s American cars and where care-free Habaneros play dominos in the streets and gather to swap banter about their favourite baseball team. In Havana, time has stood still and this is a quality which makes Cuba probably the most inspiring and unique place in the world.
You can sense the care-free nature of the locals as soon as you arrive in Havana and the Cubans really are the friendliest, happiest and most sociable people you are ever likely to meet. Their love for music, dancing and culture is apparent. Wherever you walk, the streets are filled with Afro-Cuban, Son, Reggaeton and Salsa music spilling from the bars, cafes and private homes. You will find yourself quickly falling in love with the Cuban way of life.
Simply put, there is nowhere else in the world like Havana!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates & Prices

DATE

22nd October  – 1st November (Landing in Gatwick on the 2nd)

PRICE
Hotel Tainos & Parque Central, 4&5 star Option
ONLY £1,889pp based on 2 sharing
£280 Single Supplement
£50 discount for returning Cuba customers (hotel only option).
Please let us know if you would like help finding a suitable room-share to avoid this cost.
Local Casa Particular Option
ONLY £1,280pp sharing
£1,330 (including single supplement in Varadero)
Please note: This price does not include the cost of your accommodation in Havana. You should allow approximately £200-£300 for a casa depending on where you choose to stay, this will be payable when you arrive at your casa.
We are happy to help you book your casa and talk you through the process!

No Flight Option
We have a small number of places available without flight for our international customers. Please contact us if you would prefer this option.
(you will need to arrange your own transfer to and from the airport if your flight times do not correspond with our Virgin flight times)

A deposit of £250 per person is required to confirm your place. Deposits are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Balance is due before Wednesday 1st August 2018.

A Typical Day in Cuba

Here is a sample of what a typical day might be like!

VARADERO
Varadero is the perfect option to spend a lazy few days. We thoroughly enjoy this part of the holiday for many reasons, firstly it allows the group to get to know each other in a relaxed and chilled out environment which creates a great vibe for when we hit Havana!
You will enjoy the fabulous hotel facilities including the stunning beach right by our hotel – it’s a true tropical paradise.
We have a morning workshop on our first day then time to chill out before we meet back up again for afternoon beach games and a spot of lunch. Later, after we’ve had dinner as a group we venture into Varadero Town to our favourite street party to dance the night away with a live band and lots of local Cubans.
On our second day we organise a special Catamaran trip to the picture postcard Island of Cayo Blanco. Along the way we will stop off. You have the chance to swim with the Dolphins, snorkel in the crystal clear sea and dance to Cuban tunes with a free bar flowing (or you can just top up your tan instead!) Once we reach Cayo Blanco it’s time to head to the beach restaurant and enjoy an abundance of scrumptious Cuban food and drink whilst being serenaded with the resident live band. Once you’ve eaten you have free time to explore the uninhabited island or relax on the white powder beach with a Pina colada, take a swim in the turquoise water or find the Cuban band and continue dancing – until it’s time to board the catamaran and head for home. It’s a superb day out which is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and a fabulous way to get to know each other at the start of your holiday! If this isn’t your thing, don’t worry you don’t have to join us, there’s lots of other things you can do!
Your hotel also has a vast array of sports (including non-motorized water sports) available at no additional charge plus spa and massages (payable locally) but if that’s too tame then join us for a beach party, along with an impromptu La Rueda or game of volleyball; with the rum flowing and the Reggaeton playing – watch the locals come flocking!
Your final morning is free for you to relax (apart for maybe a few photos on the beach!) before we have a quick bite to eat and meet the coach waiting to take us to

HAVANA!
A TYPICAL DAY IN HAVANA
Your day will begin with a typical Cuban style breakfast before we meet to walk over the road to our air-conditioned dance studio where you will spend the next 2-hours with our dance team. You will work closely with our superb and very experienced team of Cuban teachers and dancers in all aspects of Cuban dance.
Each workshop will focus on different aspects from Salsa, Styling, body movement, Rueda, Reggaeton, Cha Cha Cha, Orishas and Son.
You’ll also thoroughly enjoy the warm-up and cool-downs – they’re full of energy and so much fun!
Once lessons are over, its time to grab a spot of lunch and have a short rest – if time allows!
Each afternoon we have an organised activity (completely optional) such as a Classic Car Tour, walking tour of Old Havana, group meals, Rumba parties, Matinees etc. There is never a dull moment – just strolling through the streets of Havana is a fantastic afternoon option!
If you fancy another trip to the beach, you’ll find the locals hanging out at Playa del Este, just 20 minutes away, we often arrange an afternoon at the beach with our teachers for a bit of chill out fun!
If you have the energy for another Salsa lesson we can also arrange for further private tuition.
BUT, when a good band is in town for a Matinee, then there’s nowhere else to be! We’ll be heading to Casa de la Musica to join the locals for an early-evening live performance!
With so much dancing and crazy dance fuelled nights you may feel the need to just do nothing and take it easy by the pool some afternoons and enjoy the beautiful sunshine while mustering up the energy required for the lively night that awaits!
The list of activities that we offer goes on and on, the only problem – there isn’t enough time in the day to do them all!
Depending on the evening’s activities we either arrange to meet for dinner or at least for a Mojito at the bar in our hotel before we head out to our salsa party for the night!
When Cuba’s famous bands perform such as Los Van Van, Havana de Primera, Pupy, Manolito, Maykel Blanco and Bamboleo you can guarantee we’ll be there at the front with the best tables reserved creating a party vibe that all the Cubans want to be part of! After the show has finished we’ll take you backstage to meet the bands for photos if you wish!
If after all that dancing your feet can still take some more then we make our way to our local club around the corner from our hotel where our after-parties have become quite legendary!
Whatever the night brings, one thing’s for sure – be prepared to dance all night long; Cubans don’t like to see anyone sitting down and make it their duty to get you on the dance floor!

What's Included

WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
• Return Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick
• 3 nights All-Inclusive at our UPGRADED 4* hotel Iberostar Tainos, Varadero.
• 7 nights, B&B at the 5* Hotel Parque Central in Old Havana
• Or stay at a Casa Particular of your choice in Havana (payable on arrival)
• 15 hours of Intensive workshops led by our team of 27+ professional Cuban instructors
•Group Catamaran trip to the untouched paradise Island of Cayo Blanco including swimming with Dolphins*
• Dedicated Spanish speaking members of the Eagle Team with you throughout your holiday
• Luxury coach transfers to and from the Airport
• Transport to all evening venues & salsa clubs (unless within walking distance)
• We pay for 6 additional teachers & dancers to join us each night
• Reserved group tables in the clubs with easy access to the dance floor and stage
• Backstage access to meet the bands that you see perform
• Hours and hours of social dancing with local Cuban dancers
• Walking tour of Old Havana finishing with a group meal
• Open-top Classic Car Tour of Havana*
• Visit a local Rumba party*
• Coco taxi convoy to the local Market*
• An exclusive and exciting ‘off the tourist track’ experience of Havana, led by our very experienced UK and Cuban team
• Fully ATOL protected package and flights
*These are options which may incur additional costs.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED
• Tourist Entry Visa, this can be purchased at the time of booking and costs £20.
• Club entrance fees. Some places we visit will be free entry however entrance fees will vary from $3 – $15 CUC (£1.80 – £10) depending on which live bands are playing. Entrance sometimes includes a free drink or two!
• If you wish to bring more of our dancers to nights out you are welcome to invite them along however be aware they will assume you are paying their entrance into the club.

 

Getting There

FLIGHTS
You will be flying direct from London Gatwick to Havana’s José Martí International Airport with Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin provides the only non-stop flight from the UK and offers a wide choice of on-board entertainment including the latest films, documentaries, music etc.
Food and drinks are also included.
Flight time is approximately 9 hours.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
Flight No     Date            From – To          Depart             Arrive
VS0063     22-OCT-18   LGW – HAV         10:15             14:55
VS0064     01-NOV-18   HAV – LGW          19:25             09:30 (02 NOV)

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & OUR HOTELS

All our group will stay at the luxurious Tainos hotel in Varadero which is all inclusive.
In Havana you have the choice of two accommodation options to choose from – the luxurious 5 star Hotel Parque Central with two swimming pools, the most amazing breakfast in Havana and where nothing is too much trouble!
Alternatively if you prefer to do Cuba on a budget you can book your own Casa Particular – stay with a local family or at an independent casa and experience Cuba like a local! This option is payable to your host on arrival.
Whatever accommodation option your choose we will be there to help you all the way!

VARADERO, IBEROSTAR TAINOS, 4-Star. ALL INCLUSIVE
The Iberostar Tainos is a Caribbean paradise. Located on the beautiful white-powder beach of Varadero. This is a traditional Caribbean style hotel with low rise buildings and bungalows stretching down to the beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. It has plenty of free leisure activities and water sports on offer and exquisite gastronomy that offers the best of Cuban and international cuisine. This 4 Star, All Inclusive hotel will definitely impress!

HAVANA: 5 STAR IBEROSTAR PARQUE CENTRAL, B&B
The elegant 5-star Parque Central is regarded as one of the most luxurious hotels in Havana. Its Spanish colonial-style architecture pulls in the rich culture of the streets and boasts an excellent location in the heart of Havana within walking distance to all areas of interest including some of our local salsa clubs!
The friendly staff, modern amenities, beautiful and well equipped rooms, superb breakfast, not to mention the TWO roof-top pools with unrivalled 360 degree views of the city makes this one of the most sought after hotels in Havana!

CASA PARTICULARES
This is a budget option is for those who would prefer to book their own accommodation in Havana.
In Cuba it is popular for local families to rent a spare room to tourists or you can rent an independent apartment all to yourself. There are many available within a short walking distance of the Hotel Parque Central (where our group will be located). This option is considerably cheaper than staying in a hotel. You will appreciate how locals live and while you will not have the thrills or luxuries of a hotel this can be a fantastic way to get to know Cuba better. If you choose this option we are happy to help you find a suitable Casa!

Dance Workshops

YOUR SALSA WORKSHOPS

 

We know how important it is to give our guests the right balance of expert dance tuition and our Cuban dancers and Teachers are simply the best you will find!

In Varadero we will ease you in gently with some fun workshops led by Mauricio & Abu however once we get into Havana that’s when the workshops will really gather pace!
In Havana, we have a large air-conditioned studio where our expert team of Cuban Teachers (27+ teachers) will take you through every aspect of Cuban dance. They will work closely with each member of our group to ensure you get the best from every workshop.

Our teachers are simply excellent! Their dance ability, teaching skills and attitudes are phenomenal and you’ll quickly realise how your confidence has grown and your dance ability improved. No matter how much experience you have at Cuban salsa, our team will develop your style and body movement immensely. They will lead you in energetic warm-up and cool-downs which are ridiculously fun and inspiring!
We believe that a fun environment is the best way to learn and achieve results!
All levels are welcome. Levels will be split accordingly.

Throughout your time in Havana you will learn the following:
• Cuban Salsa
• Son
• Rueda de Casino
• Rumba
• Body movement
• Styling
• Cha Cha Cha
• Reggaeton
• Pilon
• Orishas
• Bachata
*Private workshops are available on request with your chosen teacher.

Why Our Cuban Holidays Sell out Every Time!

OUR CUBAN HOLIDAYS SELL OUT EVERY TIME…..WHY?
We are passionate about Cuba and its people! We provide you with a holiday which will see you completely indulge your passion for Salsa, Cuban culture & music while allowing you to get deeper into the truly unique world of Cuba and its people! The lucky people that join us on these holiday get to experience first-hand why we love Cuba so much!
We have developed what we believe is the perfect recipe for a dance holiday in Cuba. These things include:
• High standard of accommodation and direct flights
• Initial time at the beach to unwind allowing the group to get to know each other properly before we check-in to Havana.
• Our specialist workshops which are equally as much fun as they are about learning, you will work closely with our amazing dance teachers who’s zest for life, music and dance is ridiculously infectious!
• Our bi-lingual, fun and friendly UK team are always on hand for your every need and take part in all the activities with you –we will ensure your experience of this magical island is fun, and enlightening giving you the opportunity to go off the tourist track and see things most tourists never have the privilege of!
• A jam-packed itinerary from start to finish, however the beauty of this is that everything is optional so if you want to do your own thing you are very welcome to opt in and out of the itinerary as you please!
• We take you to the best local salsa nights in Havana where you can see our dancers performing as well as spending the night dancing with us.
• The optional daily activities from walking tours, classic car tour, visits to the best markets in Havana, group meals, Matinees, Bembe’s, Rumba parties and so much more – of course if you want time to relax by the pool, see a ballet or soak up the energy on Obispo then the choice is yours! The best thing is that you can never EVER get bored in Havana!!!

And Finally….if you need any more reasons to Book this holiday….
Cuba is constantly changing from day to day, usually at very short notice! However, with our vast experience of organising groups (from 30 – 300 people) and extensive knowledge of Cuba and its people this is never a problem for us because we have every aspect covered no matter what!

Our organisation is second to none and as our regular customers tell us, they love the fact that they can trust us to show them the ‘real’ aspects of Cuba whilst having so much fun along the way. They tell us they love the fact that they can relax knowing they are being totally looked after, they just have to turn up and let us deal with the rest! Our customers say they have never had as much fun as when they are in Cuba with us and we are hugely proud of the fact that more than 85% of our customers have re-booked to join us in Cuba for a second trip with many joining us every year and 96% have joined us in different destinations after!

• Because you are in excellent and experienced hands! You can rest assured nobody else can provide the level of care, quality and knowledge that we do!
After more than 20 years of organising ‘sell-out’ group dance holidays and a combined 70+ years in the Dance and Travel industry, we truly understand what our customers expect and we make sure you receive the holiday package you deserve, all with that personal touch.

• Fantastic quality and affordability are paramount when we construct our holiday package so you can rest assured you will always receive the best quality package for fantastic value for money.

• Our holidays sell out quickly and customers return time and time again. In fact the majority of our new customers join us because a friend has recommended us!

• We go that extra mile with your package and include those costly little things into the price you pay so you don’t have to spend extra money on them, such as:

• Transport to and from our evening venues. No one has to worry about travelling alone and we can travel home at times which suit the group – as an individual these costs would quickly mount up.

• We never force you to pay for Cuban dancers to join us, our dancers join us on nights out because they are proud to be a part of our group and if you wish to pay their entrance or buy them a drink that is entirely your choice – you will never be under any pressure.

• We only ever use hotels which we believe are of a high enough standard for our group to enjoy. We believe in paying a higher price for a hotel which can offer the level of comfort you deserve.

How To Book

HOW TO BOOK
If you have decided you would like to book this Salsa holiday you need to secure your place with a deposit of £250 per person. This can be done in the following ways:
• Directly into our account: AC: 45316660 SC: 30-98-93 (please use your name for reference)
• By sending a cheque along with a booking form. (Payable to Eagle Activity Tours Ltd)
• Phoning our office and using a debit / credit card (booking charges apply)
You will be required to fill out a booking form however we can do it on your behalf if you make your booking over the phone or direct.
By transferring your deposit, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.
Please note: your deposit is strictly non-refundable and non- transferable.
The minimum age for this trip is 21.
Numbers for this trip are limited and a place can only be secured with a deposit.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions or if you would like to book your place, please do not hesitate to contact us:
T: 0113 217 0588
E: [email protected]
W: www.salsatours.co.uk
Office Address: Eagle Activity Tours Ltd, 16 Avenue Victoria, Leeds, LS8 1JE.

PEACE OF MIND
Eagle Activity Tours has been trading since 1998 as an independent Tour Operator with full bonding and protection in place.
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations require travel companies to provide security for the monies that consumers pay for certain types and combinations of travel arrangements booked with them and for consumers’ repatriation in the event of their insolvency. We provide this protection by way of a trust account controlled and administered by an independent firm of travel specialist solicitors. All money that you pay to us for travel arrangements requiring financial protection will be paid into a separate and designated Trust bank account and will remain there until you have completed your contracted travel arrangements. This means that in respect of all arrangements requiring protection, in the event of our insolvency, funds will be available to ensure that you are not left stranded abroad or will receive a refund of the money you have paid for an advance booking.
Because flights are included in this package we also have additional ATOL protection
ATOL NO: 2933.

Temperature

TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER
Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round. October is a good month to visit Cuba; it has a warm temperature throughout the day averaging between 26 – 32 degrees and a little cooler at night. This time of year has less humidity with the odd rain shower to cool everything down – perfect for dancing!

Your UK & Cuban Team

THE EAGLE TEAM
You will be thoroughly looked after by our very experienced UK team who will be with you right from the start in Gatwick Airport: Lindsey, Cristian & Abu.
With over 20 years of organising groups from 30 to 300 people you’re in expert hands and we’ll be with you every step of the way ensuring you are having the best possible time! We have extensive knowledge and many years of experience working in Cuba. We are also bilingual so you’ll never have any language difficulties!

Once in Cuba you’ll meet our amazing Cuban dance team of 27+ Cuban Teachers and Dancers who will spend a lot of time with us throughout this holiday. They’ll offer you a true insight into Cuban life and culture.

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    Your Team were so friendly and accommodating,

    they made me feel welcome and at ease

    on my first holiday as a solo traveller.

    S Bateman

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    Absolutely loved the morning Yoga classes,

    they really set you up for a wonderful day!

    B Harewood

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    You showed us another world in Cuba, thank you for opening our eyes.

    The culture and people of this fascinating place

    made us want to come back for more.

    J Horsham

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    My 4th time in Cuba with you now.

    It feels like being with family but having ridiculous amounts of fun.

    P Zwaap

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    Italy was out of this world, it was better than my wildest dreams,

    can’t wait for next year!

    k Johns

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    Just wanted to say thanks, but words can’t do justice

    to the incredible holiday you provided us with last week.

    A Holder

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    My first Eagle holiday but definitely not my last! I was converted from day one.

    See you on the next!

    P Clamp

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    Another fantastic holiday, my life is richer knowing you all!

    I Bridge

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    The quality and organisation is outstanding…

    A Gomez

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    I’m so happy I found your holidays, they have given me a new lease of life.

    E Williams

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