"Ashé Cuba". 7 Days Culture and Yoga Retreat Havana Vinales Trinidad
Welcome to our Cuban Culture and Yoga Retreat in Cuba. During this adventure we will visit the cities of Havana, Trinidad and Viñales.
Join Ludi Mones a Cuban dancer and certified Yoga Teacher for this cultural journey and Yoga Retreat in Cuba! Cuba is the most colorful place I've seen, not only for its beautiful architecture but also for its cheerful people. The pearl of the Caribbean gathers several races, cultures and religions that make it without a doubt a wonderful destination for yoga retreats. Loaded with history and secrets, Cuba has an unrivaled wealth: Its people. We Cubans are positive, pure of heart and in solidarity. And maybe it's our solidarity that catches the attention of visitors.We Cubans share our music, our folklore, our food and even our funny words that sometimes we do not even understand. We, Cubans are very family oriented people. The family is our backbone, no matter how distant we are physically every Cuban carries in his heart the grandpa who smoked his cigar while helping you do the homework or that grandmother who each morning placed a marpacific flower in her hair while singing a song to Yemayá.
Review by Leslie Tenney from United States July 5, 2018 "One of my very best travel experiences!" The instructors are what makes this a truly unique experience! Every detail was so carefully planned, though they were open and willing to accommodate individual preferences and modifications. Because of the small group and the thought that was put into every detail, I felt that I experienced Cuba in a very different and personal way. As a native Cuban and because of the love that she puts into her work, Ludi is exceptional. She offered insights that I don’t think I would have experienced otherwise. As a team, Ludi and Gunther work together to ensure the guests are happy and attended too always. They make a great team. Thanks Ludi and Gunther for a wonderful Cuban Experience Retreat June 27,2918 thru July 3,2018. I can not stop talking about the Culture, family atmosphere you showed ,and learning of Cuban Heritage. I plan to return soon. Much love from the USA. I highly recommend your services when traveling to Cuba. Shawn By Shawn Coles on Jul. 09, 2018
- RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS
- Daily Yoga Classes
- 2 Cuban dances workshops with profesional dancers and live music
- 6 Nights Accommodation in “Casas Particulares” (typical cuban houses)
- Excursions in an Almendrón (vintage car)
- Guided walking tour of Old Havana in English
- All Transportations to Trinidad, Viñales, and Havana
- Dinner with live music and dance
Venue HighlightsYoga classes Cuban dance workshop Excursions in an Almendrón (vintage car)
Guided walking tour of Old Havana in English Transportation to Trinidad, Viñales,
and Havana Meals as indicated in the itinerary 6 nights accommodation
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Tour Assistance
Pick up at the airport in Havana
Welcome in typical Cuban district
Entrance to accommodation (private houses)
Dinner with live music and dance
DAY 2: INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Hatha yoga section watching the sunrise of the city
Breakfast in your private house
Walking tour of the most emblematic sites of Havana. This tour will take place through Havana neighborhoods such as Santos Suárez or Plaza
Celebration of International Yoga Day: Ceremony on the shores of the Habana Sea with meditation and mantras
Hatha yoga session
Healthy breakfast in your private house
Tour in Almendrón and visit to the fortress of Morro Cabaña
Cuban dance workshop taught by professional dancers
Breakfast at your home
Trip to the city of Trinidad, a World Heritage Site
Transfer to Ancón Beach
Section of Vinyasa Flow on the shore of the beach
Meditation on Ancon Beach contemplating the sunset
Return to the city of Trinidad
Hatha yoga section
Eco trekking to Topes de Collantes Natural Park
Return to Casa Particular
Stretch and meditation class on the beach
Breakfast and trip to Viñales
Visit to the Viñales Valley, Mural of Prehistory, Tobacco Plantations, and Cueva del Indio
Lunch at home: Wajira
Return to Havana
Breakfast at home: Particular
Menu/Cuisine*Breakfast: Healthy breakfast with coffee and fresh bread and eggs and seasonal fruits: Guava, mango, papaya, and banana *Lunch: Frigoles, tostones, aroz, yuka con mojo, and tamales *Cuban deserts
meals are not included !
AccommodationsCasa Particulares, private house
DirectionsHavana, Cuba, Vedado.
Recommendations for your trip to Cuba!
IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH, YOU WILL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY:
1- Fly to Cuba from the US is allowed under 12 acceptable travel reasons:
Official affairs of the government of the United States. United States, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
Professional research or professional meetings
Educational activities and exchanges from person to person
Public performances, clinics, workshops, sports and other competitions and exhibitions
Support for the Cuban people
Activities of private foundations or research or education institutes
Export, import or transmission of information or information material
Travel related to certain authorized export transactions
You can also travel to Cuba with a license issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States. UU (OFAC) or as a national home of Cuban return.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE CATEGORY: "SUPPORT TO THE CUBAN PEOPLE", BECAUSE WE OFFER YOU A LEGAL AND DETAILED TRAVEL ITINERARY, UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF THE CATEGORY, INDICATING EACH ACTIVITY FROM THE BREAKFAST TO THE MOMENT BEFORE GOING TO THE BED.
2- Book your flights and get a "Visa or Travel Card" (it's the same)
Destination airport: Jose Marti (HAV) Cuba
For flights departing from the United States, the visa process may be different depending on the airline you fly with. Here is more information on how to obtain the Cuban visa in the United States, depending on which airline wants to fly.
The visa is called Travel Card!
Southwest: $ 50. It can be purchased online in advance or at the airport upon departure.
Delta: $ 50. Buy at the door or request by mail in advance.
JetBlue: $ 50. Buy at your final airport before flying to Cuba.
United: $ 75. Buy at the Newark or Houston entrance.
American: $ 85. It can be purchased online or at the Charlotte or Miami airport on the day of departure.
WE RECOMMEND TO BUY THE FLIGHT WITH AMERICAN AND THEN BUY THE VISA AT "CUBA TRAVEL SERVICES" A TRAVEL AGENCY WITH MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE THAT PROCESSES THE VISA AND SENDS IT TO YOUR ADDRESS. SEE THE LINK TO BUY THE VISA BELOW.
3- TRAVEL INSURANCE
The insurance policy can be taken in the country of origin of departure or upon arrival, you could subscribe an insurance and assistance policy of Cuban insurance companies at the airport, port or marina in Cuba.
Travel insurance from Cuban insurance companies and most international insurance companies receive travel assistance services in Cuba from Asistur SA, available 24 hours a day throughout the year.
SEE www.asistur.cu TO BUY OR WRITE DIRECTLY VIA E-MAIL.
4- Bring Cash
Plan to bring cash. American banks are still not uploaded to the Cuban banking system. Keep things simple. Just bring U.S. dollars or Euros. There are plenty of money exchanges and hotels in Havana who will give you the best exchange rate at the time.
Now, in our yoga retreat you have 7 days of lodging included, all means of transportation in Cuba, transportation to and from the José Martí airport in Havana and several lunches and dinners included. So you can decrease those expenses. You only need cash for tickets to museums and National parks, Your personal purchases, Entertainment; etc.
WE HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION CLAIMS YOUR DOUBTS.
SEE YOU IN CUBA