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 SALSA IN CUBA: Havana & Varadero
10th – 21st MAY 2018
With guests: LEANDRO CHARANGO, JESSICA GUASTELLA
& MAURICIO REYES
Plus Eagle Activity Tours and a huge team of Professional Cuban teachers!

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 11 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 following 8 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!

WHATS NEW FOR MAY 2018:
• Firstly in addition to our usual fabulous team LUKAS Award Winners Leandro & Jessica will be joining us which is guaranteed to make this trip even more fun (if that’s possible!)
• We are giving you 11 nights for the price of 10!
• Because all hotels in Havana are becoming so expensive we are giving you the option to stay in 5 star luxury or in a local Casa Particular (local family home or independent apartment) – something to suit all budgets!
• For the first 3 nights in Varadero we’ll all be staying in our upgraded hotel – the fabulous All Inclusive Ibeorstar Tainos Hotel which is situated on the stunning powder- white beach of Varadero; this hotel has every luxury you could wish for and you’ll leave here feeling pampered and ready for Havana!
• We have even more specialist teachers joining our teaching team including a live drumming workshop!

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!!!

 

 

 

 

DESTINATION CUBA

Cuba is an Island begging to be explored. Brimming with culture, dance, art, music to lift the soul and people with infectious personalities and zest for life. This is a poor Island where everyone goes about life in such a positive way that its hard not to be touched by the sights you see and the people you meet.

Havana is a melting pot of culture where even the most experienced traveller will be amazed at this ‘beautifully broken’ city. Its a delight to all the senses. Music pulsating from homes, while 1950’s Cadillac’s strut through the streets. Locals conversing over a game of dominos and a bottle of rum while children play on the Prado or catch the waves on the Malecon. Everywhere you look your eyes are filled with a magic that can only be Cuba!

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.

 

WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
• Return Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick
• 3 nights All-Inclusive at our UPGRADED 4* hotel Iberostar Tainos, Varadero.
• 8 nights, B&B at the 5* Hotel Parque Central in Old Havana
• Or stay at a Casa Particular of your choice (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
• Spanish lesson focusing on Cuban Spanish and popular phrases you can use when in Cuba!
• 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
• Full 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 £15.
• 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. Occasionally members of our group ask if it’s ok to invite more dancers and the answer is YES of course it is!

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & OUR HOTELS
All our group will stay at the luxurious Tainos hotel in Varadero which is all inclusive. However 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! Whatever you 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. 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!

 

DATES:

10th May  – 21st May 2018

Please note: You will arrive into the UK on the morning of the 22nd.

 

PRICE:

Hotel Parque Central, 5 star Option:
£1,979pp based on 2 sharing
£230 Single Supplement (Please let us know if you would like help finding a suitable room-share to avoid this cost)
£50 discount for returning Cuba customers (hotel only option).

Local Casa Particular Option:
£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 Thursday 22nd February 2018.

 

 

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TEACHERS & WORKSHOPS

YOUR SALSA WORKSHOPS
In Varadero we will ease you in gently with some fun workshops led by Leandro, Jessica & Mauricio 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.

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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, Mauricio, Leandro (from Cuba!) & Jessica.
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 who will spend a lot of time with us throughout this holiday. They’ll offer you a true insight into Cuban life and culture.

 

TEMPERATURE IN MAY
Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round. May is one of the best months to visit Cuba; it has a warm temperature throughout the day averaging between 26 – 31 degrees and a little cooler at night. This time of year has less humidity and rain than other months so it’s perfect for dancing!

WHATS NEW FOR MAY 2018:
• Firstly in addition to our usual fabulous team LUKAS Award Winners Leandro & Jessica will be joining us which is guaranteed to make this trip even more fun (if that’s possible!)
• We are giving you 11 nights for the price of 10!
• Because all hotels in Havana are becoming so expensive we are giving you the option to stay in 5 star luxury or in a local Casa Particular (local family home or independent apartment) – something to suit all budgets!
• For the first 3 nights in Varadero we’ll all be staying in our upgraded hotel – the fabulous All Inclusive Ibeorstar Tainos Hotel which is situated on the stunning powder- white beach of Varadero; this hotel has every luxury you could wish for and you’ll leave here feeling pampered and ready for Havana!
• We have even more specialist teachers joining our teaching team including a live drumming workshop!

 

WHY BOOK WITH US

Our Cuban holidays sell out EVERY TIME!!! Why? Because we really do have the perfect recipe for your dance holiday in Cuba!
Cuba is constantly changing from day to day, usually at very short notice! However, with our vast experience of organising groups (19 years of organising group dance holidays 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; that they can relax knowing they are being totally looked after and they just have to turn up! 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!

CUBA IS CHANGING – FAST!
Since Cuba relaxed travel restrictions with America things are changing – fast! Flight prices have increased, hotels in Havana are now fully booked all year round, prices have tripled and single room rates hardly exist!
Luckily for us, as a valued Tour Operator we have still managed to secure a fantastic deal for 2017. If you require a single room option, these do come at an additional cost which has
inevitably increased from 2016 so we urge you where possible to share. We will help with room-share options too!

 

YOUR HOLIDAY PROTECTION

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.

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 (small transaction 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.

FLIGHTS

You will be flying direct to Havana’s José Martí International Airport with Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin provides the only non-stop flight 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 10-MAY-18 LGW – HAV 10:15 14:55
VS0064 21-MAY-18 HAV – LGW 19:25 22-MAY 09:30

Your Holiday At A Glance

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 SALSA IN CUBA: Havana & Varadero
10th – 21st MAY 2018
With guests: LEANDRO CHARANGO, JESSICA GUASTELLA
& MAURICIO REYES
Plus Eagle Activity Tours and a huge team of Professional Cuban teachers!

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 11 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 following 8 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!

WHATS NEW FOR MAY 2018:
• Firstly in addition to our usual fabulous team LUKAS Award Winners Leandro & Jessica will be joining us which is guaranteed to make this trip even more fun (if that’s possible!)
• We are giving you 11 nights for the price of 10!
• Because all hotels in Havana are becoming so expensive we are giving you the option to stay in 5 star luxury or in a local Casa Particular (local family home or independent apartment) – something to suit all budgets!
• For the first 3 nights in Varadero we’ll all be staying in our upgraded hotel – the fabulous All Inclusive Ibeorstar Tainos Hotel which is situated on the stunning powder- white beach of Varadero; this hotel has every luxury you could wish for and you’ll leave here feeling pampered and ready for Havana!
• We have even more specialist teachers joining our teaching team including a live drumming workshop!

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!!!

 

 

 

 

Destination

DESTINATION CUBA

Cuba is an Island begging to be explored. Brimming with culture, dance, art, music to lift the soul and people with infectious personalities and zest for life. This is a poor Island where everyone goes about life in such a positive way that its hard not to be touched by the sights you see and the people you meet.

Havana is a melting pot of culture where even the most experienced traveller will be amazed at this ‘beautifully broken’ city. Its a delight to all the senses. Music pulsating from homes, while 1950’s Cadillac’s strut through the streets. Locals conversing over a game of dominos and a bottle of rum while children play on the Prado or catch the waves on the Malecon. Everywhere you look your eyes are filled with a magic that can only be Cuba!

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.

 

Whats Included

WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
• Return Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick
• 3 nights All-Inclusive at our UPGRADED 4* hotel Iberostar Tainos, Varadero.
• 8 nights, B&B at the 5* Hotel Parque Central in Old Havana
• Or stay at a Casa Particular of your choice (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
• Spanish lesson focusing on Cuban Spanish and popular phrases you can use when in Cuba!
• 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
• Full 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 £15.
• 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. Occasionally members of our group ask if it’s ok to invite more dancers and the answer is YES of course it is!

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & OUR HOTELS
All our group will stay at the luxurious Tainos hotel in Varadero which is all inclusive. However 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! Whatever you 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. 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!

 

Dates & Prices

DATES:

10th May  – 21st May 2018

Please note: You will arrive into the UK on the morning of the 22nd.

 

PRICE:

Hotel Parque Central, 5 star Option:
£1,979pp based on 2 sharing
£230 Single Supplement (Please let us know if you would like help finding a suitable room-share to avoid this cost)
£50 discount for returning Cuba customers (hotel only option).

Local Casa Particular Option:
£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 Thursday 22nd February 2018.

 

 

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Teachers & Workshops

TEACHERS & WORKSHOPS

YOUR SALSA WORKSHOPS
In Varadero we will ease you in gently with some fun workshops led by Leandro, Jessica & Mauricio 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.

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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, Mauricio, Leandro (from Cuba!) & Jessica.
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 who will spend a lot of time with us throughout this holiday. They’ll offer you a true insight into Cuban life and culture.

 

General Cuba Information

TEMPERATURE IN MAY
Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round. May is one of the best months to visit Cuba; it has a warm temperature throughout the day averaging between 26 – 31 degrees and a little cooler at night. This time of year has less humidity and rain than other months so it’s perfect for dancing!

New for 2017

WHATS NEW FOR MAY 2018:
• Firstly in addition to our usual fabulous team LUKAS Award Winners Leandro & Jessica will be joining us which is guaranteed to make this trip even more fun (if that’s possible!)
• We are giving you 11 nights for the price of 10!
• Because all hotels in Havana are becoming so expensive we are giving you the option to stay in 5 star luxury or in a local Casa Particular (local family home or independent apartment) – something to suit all budgets!
• For the first 3 nights in Varadero we’ll all be staying in our upgraded hotel – the fabulous All Inclusive Ibeorstar Tainos Hotel which is situated on the stunning powder- white beach of Varadero; this hotel has every luxury you could wish for and you’ll leave here feeling pampered and ready for Havana!
• We have even more specialist teachers joining our teaching team including a live drumming workshop!

 

Why Book with Us!

WHY BOOK WITH US

Our Cuban holidays sell out EVERY TIME!!! Why? Because we really do have the perfect recipe for your dance holiday in Cuba!
Cuba is constantly changing from day to day, usually at very short notice! However, with our vast experience of organising groups (19 years of organising group dance holidays 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; that they can relax knowing they are being totally looked after and they just have to turn up! 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!

CUBA IS CHANGING – FAST!
Since Cuba relaxed travel restrictions with America things are changing – fast! Flight prices have increased, hotels in Havana are now fully booked all year round, prices have tripled and single room rates hardly exist!
Luckily for us, as a valued Tour Operator we have still managed to secure a fantastic deal for 2017. If you require a single room option, these do come at an additional cost which has
inevitably increased from 2016 so we urge you where possible to share. We will help with room-share options too!

 

Your Holiday Protection

YOUR HOLIDAY PROTECTION

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.

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 (small transaction 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.

FLIGHTS

FLIGHTS

You will be flying direct to Havana’s José Martí International Airport with Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin provides the only non-stop flight 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 10-MAY-18 LGW – HAV 10:15 14:55
VS0064 21-MAY-18 HAV – LGW 19:25 22-MAY 09:30

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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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    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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