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SALSA IN CUBA
Havana City & Varadero Beach
2nd – 12th June 2022
After 3 years without dancing in Cuba we are finally back with this extra special holiday!
A little luxury beach time in Varadero followed by the most magical and authentic experience of Havana!
For this holiday we are teaming up with KubaSoy, a professional dance school in Havana who not only dance, teach and perform… but also give back to their local community, working on cultural and social projects with some of the disadvantaged adults and children in Havana’s neighbourhoods – you will see, and can be involved first-hand with some of the wonderful work they do!
With that in mind, this holiday will deliver an exhilarating dance and cultural experience that will stay with you forever!

YOUR HOLIDAY At A GLANCE
Our Cuban holidays are small, friendly groups that sell out every time…. We have many returning
customers time and time again and it doesn’t matter if you come alone, as a couple or with a group
of friends, everyone is welcome and whatever your dance ability, our Cuban teachers will advance
your dancing further!
With over 23 years organising group holidays and 14 years working in Cuba, we know exactly how to
blend a unique and authentic dance holiday with heaps of dancing, Cuban music, live bands and the
best salsa clubs.

We also incorporate ‘off the tourist track’ and cultural experiences not normally available to tourists
so you can gain in-depth knowledge of this fascinating Island. Of course, there are some absolute
‘must do’ tourist things too – and you will have chance to tick off everything on your list!
Our carefully planned itinerary will give you an enthralling Cuban experience, not just a holiday!
As this will be our first holiday back to Cuba with a group since 2019 and for many people their first
holiday since covid… we are starting off at the beach for 3 nights – just the right amount of time to
recover from the long flight, climatise and let the stresses melt away. It’s a great way to get to know
each other in the group too, and without doubt to enjoy the luxury of our stunning Tainos hotel set
on the powder white Varadero beach, it will be a dream to walk along a postcard beach once again!
Some of our KubaSoy dancers will also be staying in Varadero with us…let the party begin!
For the following 7 nights you will be immersed into Cuba’s fascinating dance, music and culture,
spending a lot of time with our fabulous KubaSoy team as well as some of our previous Cuban
teachers (who our repeat guests will remember!) You will indulge your passion for Salsa & Cuban
music while they invite you to appreciate their way of life, experience some of the community
projects to help disadvantaged Cubans, meet their families and experience their culture.
They are not just our dance teachers; they will become firm friends.
Magic happens in Cuba, it has a way of making us all feel like excited kids again and you’ll find that
any inhibitions will quickly disappear as the fun and Cuban energy takes over.
That hypnotic Cuban spell will have you in its clutches from the moment you set foot on Cuban soil –
guaranteed! This will be a holiday experience that will change your life forever!


COST & PACKAGE OPTIONS
Package Options:

4 star hotels in Varadero & Havana:

2 people sharing: £1,485 pp

Single supplement: £220 (room-shares offered to avoid this cost)
Previous Cuba Guest Discount £50 (Hotel option only)
Additional Cost of Flight: From £394 (return with luggage.)

OPTION 2:
4-Star Hotel in Varadero & Casa Particular in Havana:
£1,025 pp (casa is an additional cost from £9 per night)
Single Supplement £70 (applicable for Varadero hotel only)
Flight: From £394 

If you would like to experience the option to live like a local you can choose your own casa in
Havana. We can help you to find a suitable casa to meet your requirements if you haven’t tried this
option before.
You can also opt for an en-suite bedroom in a family home where prices start from as little as £9 per
night or a full, private apartment from £18 per night.

For a sample daily itinerary of this holiday please contact us.

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 fueled 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

Varadero
• 3 nights All-Inclusive at our stunning 4* hotel Iberostar Tainos, Varadero.
• That’s 24-hour food and drinks (including local and premium alcohol)
• Luxury coach transfers to and from the Airport & Hotels
• KubaSoy dancers will join us in Varadero
• Fun dance workshops
• Beach rueda / games / water sports
• Cuban cocktail making class
• Catamaran trip to the untouched paradise Island of Cayo Blanco or alternative day trip*
• Salsa Street party
• Transport to all evening venues & salsa clubs (unless within walking distance)

Havana
• 7 nights, B&B at the colonial 4* Hotel Sevilla in Old Havana
• (Or stay at a Casa Particular of your choice in Havana, payable separately)
• 10+ hours of training workshops led by the KubaSoy Dance School
• Percussion workshop with KubaSoy
• Performance by KubaSoy community project teams
• KubaSoy dancers with us at all evening venues
• Reserved group tables in the clubs with easy access to the dance floor and stage
• Backstage access to meet the famous bands that you see perform
• Hours and hours of social dancing with the KubaSoy team and other local dancers
• Walking tour of Old Havana
• Private farewell meal and party organised by KubaSoy*
• Open-top Classic Car Tour of Havana*
• Visit a local Bembe / Rumba party*
• Coco taxi convoy to San José Market*
• Optional day trip to Viñales*
• Dedicated Spanish speaking members of the Eagle Team with you throughout your holiday
• An exclusive and exciting experience of Havana, led by Eagle and KubaSoy.
• Fully ATOL protected package
*These are options which may incur a small additional cost such as transport, food or entrance.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED
• Tourist Entry Visa, this can be purchased at the time of booking and costs £25.
• Club entrance fees. Some places we visit will be free entry however entrance fees will vary from
50cup to 390cup (£1.80 – £10) depending on which live bands are playing. Entrance sometimes
includes a free drink or two!

FLIGHTS
Our chosen flight is with AirFrance flying into Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

Please contact us for exact flight times.
This flight is a fantastic price and available from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester which brings
everyone together in Paris. With a short connection time we will all be together on the main flight to
Havana.
We are NOT including the flight in your package for three reasons:
1. To give you the choice to book from your chosen airport of either Heathrow, Birmingham or
Manchester.
2. To save you money as it is cheaper to book direct on this occasion. (From £394 return with
luggage!)
3. To give you added peace of mind as currently, all flights booked with AirFrance are
changeable or refundable if flying before 30th June 2022. With Covid being a worry for many
this just helps to know its safe to book a flight and you are in control.

You can also choose to extend your stay if you wish however our airport transfers are based on the
flights and times below, if you chose to take a different flight you will have to make your own
transfer arrangements.

If you would like any assistance booking your flight we are more than happy to help.
(Please note: Currently there are no direct flights to Havana from the UK)

AirFrance flights offer a wide choice of on-board entertainment including the latest films,
documentaries, music etc. Food and drinks are also included.
Travel time is approximately 11.45 (including a short change at Paris)
Please note: With connecting flights you do not have to collect your luggage. The airline will ensure
your luggage is transferred on the airplane to Cuba.

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: 4 STAR HOTEL SEVILLA, B&B

The Sevilla, located in a fabulous position opposite the famous tree-lined Prado in Old Havana is a
hotel rich in history and within walking distance to all main tourist sights.
The Sevilla was frequented by Cuban high society since its birth in 1908. The 1930’s saw the
notorious mobster Santo Trafficante buying shares in the hotel while Al Capone and his Mob rented
out the 6th floor when they were in Havana looking after their business interests. Rumour has it that
there is a secret tunnel linking the hotel to the former Presidential Palace.
Today the Sevilla is a simpler hotel with the faded glamour and grandeur of the Mafia days although
step into the elegant lobby and you will realise the atmosphere in this hotel is something quite
special.
It also boasts the largest outdoor pool in Havana with plenty of space to relax and unwind (a pool is
a rarity in Havana CIty), a good sized gym, restaurant, pool bar, snack bar, live music every day and
the palatial rooftop restaurant with fabulous 360 degree views over Havana.
It also has an enclosed parade of shops running from the hotel lobby across to the Prado.
SEVILLA BEDROOMS: Bedrooms are furnished in a simple, colonial style throughout, offering either 1
king size bed or twin beds and private bathroom, mini bar, satellite TV, hairdryer, safety deposit box
and air conditioning.

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 DANCE WORKSHOPS
In Varadero we will ease you in gently with fun workshops to ‘break the ice’ You will have plenty of
time for social dancing, beach rueda and just having fun!
Once we arrive in Havana your dance classes will be almost every day with KubaSoy, either at their
private dance school or locally by your hotel. Workshops will be intensive but incredibly good fun.
KubaSoy will take you through all aspects of Cuban dance from Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino,
traditional Cuban dances & Folklore, body movement & styling, Son, Cha Cha Cha and a little
Reggaeton!

It doesn’t matter about your experience because KubaSoy will work with you at your level whether
absolute beginner or super advanced.
KubaSoy is a professional dance company who train professional Cuban dancers!
You will find them super friendly and fun.
You’ll quickly realise your confidence growing and your dancing progressing. No matter how much experience you have at Cuban salsa, our team will develop your Cuban style and body movement immensely. They will lead you in energetic warm-ups 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.
You will learn the following styles:
• Cuban Salsa
• Son
• Rueda de Casino
• Rumba
• Body movement
• Styling
• Cha Cha Cha
• Reggaeton
• Understanding Orishas
• Bachata
*Additional private workshops are available on request.

 

THE UK & CUBA TEAM
You will be thoroughly looked after by Lindsey & Abu who are our very experienced UK team with
over 21 years of organising group holidays from 15 – 300 people at any time.
Lindsey & Abu have been working in Cuba for 14 years with too many fabulous trips to count! They
will be with you throughout the holiday from greeting you at the airport in the UK to waving
goodbye as you fly home.
KubaSoy will also play a very big part in this holiday. Some of the KubaSoy team will meet us in
Varadero and join in the fun while the others will meet us in Havana. The team will be with us
throughout the holiday (including some of our regular dancers from previous trips) until they wave
us goodbye when we return to the UK… We know there won’t be any dry eyes!
Many of us are also bi-lingual so you won’t have any language barriers.

HOW TO BOOK
If you have decided you would like to book this Salsa holiday you need to secure your place by filling out the booking form on our website. Then you need to pay a deposit of £150 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 transferring your deposit, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions – If we have to cancel this holiday due to factors outside of our control you will be refunded 100% of your holiday cost.
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.

TEMPERATURE IN JUNE
Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round.
June is a good month to visit Cuba with hot days and cooler nights The average temperature is
around 27 degrees during the day. You can expect the odd rain shower which is nature’s way of
cooling things down but those short bursts dries up as quickly as they came!
It’s the perfect weather for dancing outdoors at night!

COVID-19

Your money is fully protected. In the unlikely event that Government travel guidelines mean we should have to postpone or cancel this holiday you will have the option to receive a full refund or move to another holiday date.

It is a requirement when entering Cuba that you have appropriate travel insurance.

Overview

SALSA IN CUBA
Havana City & Varadero Beach
2nd – 12th June 2022
After 3 years without dancing in Cuba we are finally back with this extra special holiday!
A little luxury beach time in Varadero followed by the most magical and authentic experience of Havana!
For this holiday we are teaming up with KubaSoy, a professional dance school in Havana who not only dance, teach and perform… but also give back to their local community, working on cultural and social projects with some of the disadvantaged adults and children in Havana’s neighbourhoods – you will see, and can be involved first-hand with some of the wonderful work they do!
With that in mind, this holiday will deliver an exhilarating dance and cultural experience that will stay with you forever!

YOUR HOLIDAY At A GLANCE
Our Cuban holidays are small, friendly groups that sell out every time…. We have many returning
customers time and time again and it doesn’t matter if you come alone, as a couple or with a group
of friends, everyone is welcome and whatever your dance ability, our Cuban teachers will advance
your dancing further!
With over 23 years organising group holidays and 14 years working in Cuba, we know exactly how to
blend a unique and authentic dance holiday with heaps of dancing, Cuban music, live bands and the
best salsa clubs.

We also incorporate ‘off the tourist track’ and cultural experiences not normally available to tourists
so you can gain in-depth knowledge of this fascinating Island. Of course, there are some absolute
‘must do’ tourist things too – and you will have chance to tick off everything on your list!
Our carefully planned itinerary will give you an enthralling Cuban experience, not just a holiday!
As this will be our first holiday back to Cuba with a group since 2019 and for many people their first
holiday since covid… we are starting off at the beach for 3 nights – just the right amount of time to
recover from the long flight, climatise and let the stresses melt away. It’s a great way to get to know
each other in the group too, and without doubt to enjoy the luxury of our stunning Tainos hotel set
on the powder white Varadero beach, it will be a dream to walk along a postcard beach once again!
Some of our KubaSoy dancers will also be staying in Varadero with us…let the party begin!
For the following 7 nights you will be immersed into Cuba’s fascinating dance, music and culture,
spending a lot of time with our fabulous KubaSoy team as well as some of our previous Cuban
teachers (who our repeat guests will remember!) You will indulge your passion for Salsa & Cuban
music while they invite you to appreciate their way of life, experience some of the community
projects to help disadvantaged Cubans, meet their families and experience their culture.
They are not just our dance teachers; they will become firm friends.
Magic happens in Cuba, it has a way of making us all feel like excited kids again and you’ll find that
any inhibitions will quickly disappear as the fun and Cuban energy takes over.
That hypnotic Cuban spell will have you in its clutches from the moment you set foot on Cuban soil –
guaranteed! This will be a holiday experience that will change your life forever!


Dates & Prices

COST & PACKAGE OPTIONS
Package Options:

4 star hotels in Varadero & Havana:

2 people sharing: £1,485 pp

Single supplement: £220 (room-shares offered to avoid this cost)
Previous Cuba Guest Discount £50 (Hotel option only)
Additional Cost of Flight: From £394 (return with luggage.)

OPTION 2:
4-Star Hotel in Varadero & Casa Particular in Havana:
£1,025 pp (casa is an additional cost from £9 per night)
Single Supplement £70 (applicable for Varadero hotel only)
Flight: From £394 

If you would like to experience the option to live like a local you can choose your own casa in
Havana. We can help you to find a suitable casa to meet your requirements if you haven’t tried this
option before.
You can also opt for an en-suite bedroom in a family home where prices start from as little as £9 per
night or a full, private apartment from £18 per night.

A Typical Day in Cuba

For a sample daily itinerary of this holiday please contact us.

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 fueled 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

Varadero
• 3 nights All-Inclusive at our stunning 4* hotel Iberostar Tainos, Varadero.
• That’s 24-hour food and drinks (including local and premium alcohol)
• Luxury coach transfers to and from the Airport & Hotels
• KubaSoy dancers will join us in Varadero
• Fun dance workshops
• Beach rueda / games / water sports
• Cuban cocktail making class
• Catamaran trip to the untouched paradise Island of Cayo Blanco or alternative day trip*
• Salsa Street party
• Transport to all evening venues & salsa clubs (unless within walking distance)

Havana
• 7 nights, B&B at the colonial 4* Hotel Sevilla in Old Havana
• (Or stay at a Casa Particular of your choice in Havana, payable separately)
• 10+ hours of training workshops led by the KubaSoy Dance School
• Percussion workshop with KubaSoy
• Performance by KubaSoy community project teams
• KubaSoy dancers with us at all evening venues
• Reserved group tables in the clubs with easy access to the dance floor and stage
• Backstage access to meet the famous bands that you see perform
• Hours and hours of social dancing with the KubaSoy team and other local dancers
• Walking tour of Old Havana
• Private farewell meal and party organised by KubaSoy*
• Open-top Classic Car Tour of Havana*
• Visit a local Bembe / Rumba party*
• Coco taxi convoy to San José Market*
• Optional day trip to Viñales*
• Dedicated Spanish speaking members of the Eagle Team with you throughout your holiday
• An exclusive and exciting experience of Havana, led by Eagle and KubaSoy.
• Fully ATOL protected package
*These are options which may incur a small additional cost such as transport, food or entrance.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED
• Tourist Entry Visa, this can be purchased at the time of booking and costs £25.
• Club entrance fees. Some places we visit will be free entry however entrance fees will vary from
50cup to 390cup (£1.80 – £10) depending on which live bands are playing. Entrance sometimes
includes a free drink or two!

Getting There

FLIGHTS
Our chosen flight is with AirFrance flying into Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

Please contact us for exact flight times.
This flight is a fantastic price and available from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester which brings
everyone together in Paris. With a short connection time we will all be together on the main flight to
Havana.
We are NOT including the flight in your package for three reasons:
1. To give you the choice to book from your chosen airport of either Heathrow, Birmingham or
Manchester.
2. To save you money as it is cheaper to book direct on this occasion. (From £394 return with
luggage!)
3. To give you added peace of mind as currently, all flights booked with AirFrance are
changeable or refundable if flying before 30th June 2022. With Covid being a worry for many
this just helps to know its safe to book a flight and you are in control.

You can also choose to extend your stay if you wish however our airport transfers are based on the
flights and times below, if you chose to take a different flight you will have to make your own
transfer arrangements.

If you would like any assistance booking your flight we are more than happy to help.
(Please note: Currently there are no direct flights to Havana from the UK)

AirFrance flights offer a wide choice of on-board entertainment including the latest films,
documentaries, music etc. Food and drinks are also included.
Travel time is approximately 11.45 (including a short change at Paris)
Please note: With connecting flights you do not have to collect your luggage. The airline will ensure
your luggage is transferred on the airplane to Cuba.

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: 4 STAR HOTEL SEVILLA, B&B

The Sevilla, located in a fabulous position opposite the famous tree-lined Prado in Old Havana is a
hotel rich in history and within walking distance to all main tourist sights.
The Sevilla was frequented by Cuban high society since its birth in 1908. The 1930’s saw the
notorious mobster Santo Trafficante buying shares in the hotel while Al Capone and his Mob rented
out the 6th floor when they were in Havana looking after their business interests. Rumour has it that
there is a secret tunnel linking the hotel to the former Presidential Palace.
Today the Sevilla is a simpler hotel with the faded glamour and grandeur of the Mafia days although
step into the elegant lobby and you will realise the atmosphere in this hotel is something quite
special.
It also boasts the largest outdoor pool in Havana with plenty of space to relax and unwind (a pool is
a rarity in Havana CIty), a good sized gym, restaurant, pool bar, snack bar, live music every day and
the palatial rooftop restaurant with fabulous 360 degree views over Havana.
It also has an enclosed parade of shops running from the hotel lobby across to the Prado.
SEVILLA BEDROOMS: Bedrooms are furnished in a simple, colonial style throughout, offering either 1
king size bed or twin beds and private bathroom, mini bar, satellite TV, hairdryer, safety deposit box
and air conditioning.

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 & Team

YOUR DANCE WORKSHOPS
In Varadero we will ease you in gently with fun workshops to ‘break the ice’ You will have plenty of
time for social dancing, beach rueda and just having fun!
Once we arrive in Havana your dance classes will be almost every day with KubaSoy, either at their
private dance school or locally by your hotel. Workshops will be intensive but incredibly good fun.
KubaSoy will take you through all aspects of Cuban dance from Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino,
traditional Cuban dances & Folklore, body movement & styling, Son, Cha Cha Cha and a little
Reggaeton!

It doesn’t matter about your experience because KubaSoy will work with you at your level whether
absolute beginner or super advanced.
KubaSoy is a professional dance company who train professional Cuban dancers!
You will find them super friendly and fun.
You’ll quickly realise your confidence growing and your dancing progressing. No matter how much experience you have at Cuban salsa, our team will develop your Cuban style and body movement immensely. They will lead you in energetic warm-ups 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.
You will learn the following styles:
• Cuban Salsa
• Son
• Rueda de Casino
• Rumba
• Body movement
• Styling
• Cha Cha Cha
• Reggaeton
• Understanding Orishas
• Bachata
*Additional private workshops are available on request.

 

UK & Cuban Team

THE UK & CUBA TEAM
You will be thoroughly looked after by Lindsey & Abu who are our very experienced UK team with
over 21 years of organising group holidays from 15 – 300 people at any time.
Lindsey & Abu have been working in Cuba for 14 years with too many fabulous trips to count! They
will be with you throughout the holiday from greeting you at the airport in the UK to waving
goodbye as you fly home.
KubaSoy will also play a very big part in this holiday. Some of the KubaSoy team will meet us in
Varadero and join in the fun while the others will meet us in Havana. The team will be with us
throughout the holiday (including some of our regular dancers from previous trips) until they wave
us goodbye when we return to the UK… We know there won’t be any dry eyes!
Many of us are also bi-lingual so you won’t have any language barriers.

How To Book

HOW TO BOOK
If you have decided you would like to book this Salsa holiday you need to secure your place by filling out the booking form on our website. Then you need to pay a deposit of £150 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 transferring your deposit, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions – If we have to cancel this holiday due to factors outside of our control you will be refunded 100% of your holiday cost.
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.

Temperature

TEMPERATURE IN JUNE
Cuba has a tropical climate. It is blessed with hot, sunny weather almost all year round.
June is a good month to visit Cuba with hot days and cooler nights The average temperature is
around 27 degrees during the day. You can expect the odd rain shower which is nature’s way of
cooling things down but those short bursts dries up as quickly as they came!
It’s the perfect weather for dancing outdoors at night!

COVID-19

COVID-19

Your money is fully protected. In the unlikely event that Government travel guidelines mean we should have to postpone or cancel this holiday you will have the option to receive a full refund or move to another holiday date.

It is a requirement when entering Cuba that you have appropriate travel insurance.

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