Yoga and Culture in Havana and Its Surroundings

  • Calle 1ra #201, esquina B Apto. 14-C Vedado, La Habana
  • Oct 14 - 24, 2019 (11 days)
  • 2802 EUR in DBL room / 3287 EUR in SGL room

About us

«GUERRERO 8»: 11 days & 10 nights yoga experience in Cuba

Feel the pulse and the unique atmosphere of Havana with its oldtimer cars, Hermingway and tropicana, art, music, and architecture. Relax at the Las Terrazas Nature Reserve, also known as Cuba's very own Garden Eden. Don't miss out on exploring the infamous tobacco fields in Viñales, where time seems to stand still. To finish this experience off, why not spend some time at a classical Carribean beach?


Event Highlights

  • Visit the most important sight seeing spots of Havana
  • Good middle class hotels with swimming pools (belongs to the best possible hotels in Cuba)
  • daily yoga lessons with local teachers in different locations
  • organized by a Swiss travel agency with head office in Havana
  • Introductory class of SUP Yoga
  • Dance Show Havana Queens

Venue Highlights

5 nights in Havana
3 nights in the Bio Reserve Las Terrazas/Soroa
2 nights in an all inclusive beach hotel (with possibility for an extension)

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Pool

Schedule

Day 1
Welcome at the airport in Havana and transfer to the hotel in the city

Day 2
Early morning pick-up in the accommodation to enjoy the sunrise together with the locals. After an activating yoga class back to the hotel for the breakfast which brings energy for the day.
Walk along the Havana’s busiest street “Calle Obispo”, passing the drogeria “Johnson”, the Hotel Ambos Mundos (where Hemingway used to stay) and the farmacia “Taquechel” with its wonderful ceramic jars, into the heart of the historic old town. The musicians and street performers in their traditional dresses gives a colourful accent to the baroque Cathedral at the correspondent square and just a few streets away, Cubans are selling antiquarian books under shady palms at the “Plaza de Armas”. The early seat of the Cuban government in the “Palacio de los Capitanes Generales”, the ”Castillo de la Real Fuerza” and the charming “El Templete” are just a few attractions of this block. %The cobbled “Plaza San Francisco” with the “Fountain of the Lions” and the neoclassical building “Lonja de Comercio” or the recently renovated “Plaza Vieja” have a few nice restaurants to refresh with a typical Cuban drink or just enjoy the “Joie de vivre”. %Rest of the afternoon at free disposal. Or (pre-booked) optional excursion, details see below.
At 18:00 h pick-up in the hotel for a yoga class in a special location. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).

Day 3
Early morning pick-up in the accommodation to enjoy the sunrise together with the locals. After an activating yoga class back to the hotel for the breakfast, which brings energy for the day.
Rest of the morning at free disposal. Or (pre-booked) optional excursion, details see below.
Panoramic tour in an American vintage car around the "modern" part of Havana. Along the famous "Malecón" up to the magnificent "Hotel Nacional", drive on through Vedado up to the revolution square, the impressing cementery "Colón" and continue until the exclusive residential area Miramar with its old mansions on the "Quinta Avenida", where nowadays most of the embassies are located. On the way backstage visit of a dance company e.g. “Havana Queens”, one of the hippest dance ensemble in the city. Authentic introduction to the world of young dancers with a live performance. Finish the tour with a breathtaking view from an outlooking point off the beaten tracks in the neighborhood "La Vibora". Right away afterwards yoga class in a nice location. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).
Dinner accompanied by the refreshing and modern show of the dance company “Havana Queens”. This show group was nominated in Frankfurt (LEA) in 2016 for the best show of Germany, participated in the German TV series “The Dream Ship“ in 2017 and has already received millions of clicks on YouTube. Five years ago the director Rosario Garcia Rodriguez graduated of the well-known Cuban dance academies “Escuela Nacional de Arte“ (ENA) and “Instituto Superior de Arte” (ISA) - and the Swiss Patrick Hofer founded the dance ensemble “Havana Queens” which is today an integral part of the dancing scene in Cuba. Their repertoire ranges from classical ballet to Flamenco, Modern Dance to Rumba and Salsa. A perfect example of the young Cuba and a cultural highlight with sex appeal during your stay in Havana.

Day 4
Pick up at the Hotel to spend a day at a private house close to Marina Hemingway. On site time for a yoga lessons, introductory class of Stand-Up-Paddle-Yoga, lunch and time to relax. After a final yoga class back with the bus to the hotel. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).

Day 5
Early morning pick-up in the accommodation to enjoy the sunrise together with the locals. After an activating yoga class back to the hotel for the breakfast which brings energy for the day. Day at free disposal. Or (pre-booked) optional excursion, details see below.
Later Excursion with Cubykes or e-bikes, side by side with American vintage cars or horse-drawn carriages, one discovers the capital in their own way. After a short introduction about how to use the e-bikes heading to the outskirts of Havana to the yoga location. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).
Dinner at e.g. private restaurant "El Cocinero" right next to the "Fabrica de Arte" in a former cooking oil plant. On the first floor and on a small intimate terrace there is a regular restaurant with excellent international cuisine. After the dinner go up the spiral staircase to the roof top and discover an urban NYC flair. There you can enjoy grilled snacks, cool music and international cocktails under the open sky.
Later possibility (optional) of the visit of the “Fábrica de Arte” (must be booked in advance – see below for details).

Day 6
In the morning drive to Caimito - a small town outside Havana, off the tourist paths! Yoga lesson surrounded by the beautiful nature. After sport you can enjoy a fortifying lunch freshly prepared by the couple who learnt cooking in Paris and are now trying to influence the preparation of the local dishes using their knowledge. Naturally using their home-grown ingredients. A place that invites to pause for a while. %In the afternoon continuing the journey towards Las Terrazas and Soroa. Check-in at the hotel and late yoga class in the surrounding area. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).

Day 7
Starting the day with an activating yoga class in the surroundings of the hotel. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance). Day at free disposal or optional excursion hiking tour (must be booked in advance, details see below). Each participant does have one hour of massage included. Please consider that in the daily planning of the two days in Las Terrazas/Soroa).
At 06:00 pm yoga class in the surroundings. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).
Dinner at the eco-restaurant "El Romero". Vegetarian restaurant with creative menus, situated directly in the village center right above the "Hotel La Moka". "El Romero" is against the mistreatment of animals and aims to offer high quality, tasty food. Meals are prepared with organic ingredients from its own vegetable and herb garden as well as with herbs growing in their natural environment with an extensive variety of local plants and trees. This Eco-Restaurant offers a unique cuisine with a wide palette of distinctive flavors and represents an unforgettable culinary experience.

Day 8
Starting the day with an activating yoga class in the surroundings of the hotel. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance). Day at free disposal or optional excursion to the tobacco region Viñales (must be booked in advance, details see below.).
Each participant does have one hour of massage included. Please consider that in the daily planning of the two days in Las Terrazas/Soroa) .
At 06:00 pm yoga class in the surroundings. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).

Day 9
Starting the day with an activating yoga class in the surroundings of the hotel. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance). %Drive to the beach resort in Jibacoa.
At 06:00 pm yoga class in the surroundings. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).

Day 10
Starting the day with an activating yoga class in the surroundings of the hotel. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).
Time to relax on the beach.
At 06:00 pm yoga class in the surroundings. This class is exclusively for the participants of this trip. (Yoga style can be agreed on in advance).

Day 11
Transfer from the beach resort in Jibacoa to the international airport Jose Martí in Havana.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat

Menu/Cuisine

Best posible local food.

Accommodations

5 nights in Havana: Hotel Melia Cohiba
3 nights in the Bio Reserve Las Terrazas/Soroa: Hotel Castillo de los Nubes
2 nights in an all inclusive beach hotel (with possibility for an extension): Hotel Memories Jibacoa

Directions

Airport transfer is included in the package.

Tags: adventure cuba experience havana havanna kuba round trip sight seeing travel yoga

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