Cuban Jazz & Performing Arts Tour

7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

7 days/6 nights! Tour Highlights include: Havana, Colonial Trinidad, Cojimar, Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigia, Performance by a dance troupe, jazz performances, and Paladares.

FEATURED CITIES

Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos

Trip Overview

Have you ever wanted to visit a country that values the arts above all? Then Blue Note Travel’s Performance and Visual Arts experience is perfect. It’s specifically designed for people who want to be fully immersed in the distinctive arts scene of Cuba.

Words cannot truly describe the energy of Havana. See the gorgeous seaside architecture on the Malecon (boardwalk). The 500 year old Colonial City of Trinidad is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s charming, cobblestone streets are framed by surrounding mountains, waterfalls, and pristine beaches. Experience the warmth of the people welcoming you with smiles and friendly faces. Listen to the music and watch the dancers line the streets. Most of all, Blue Note Travel is dedicated to introducing you to Cuba’s real treasure—its people.

This spectacular tour focuses on our specialty: Cuban Performing and Visual Arts. We present several prominent Cuban musicians in Cuba and the United States. We have also been fortunate enough to have arranged and produced over 100 Cuban music performances in the United States over the last several years. Since we are so involved in the jazz, salsa, and son scene in Cuba, we want to make sure you have the best possible musical experience this amazing country has to offer.

On our expert-guided tour, you will be invited to attend some of Havana’s most exclusive finest jazz, salsa, and son performances in the style of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club ensemble. Being around all this music still leaves room for you to see some of Havana’s dance and fine arts scenes as well.

Our mission at Blue Note Travel is to immerse you in this passionate culture to truly have you experience Havana just like a local.

Pricing varies depending on lodging and season. We also offer custom itineraries for specialty groups, academic programs, private plane charters/VIP trips, corporate incentive packages and special occasions.


SAMPLE ITINERARY

CUBAN JAZZ & PERFORMING ARTS TOUR


1
DAY 1

  • Check in for ​flight from US departure city to Havana
  • Pick up luggage and head to the lodging for check in and orientation
  • Visit the famed patio of the Hotel Nacional for a drink
  • Experience a ride in a classic convertible car around Havana City
  • Special Welcome Dinner
2
DAY 2

  • Visit Old Havana and learn about Havana’s world-renowned UNESCO heritage designated architecture
  • Visit the Taller de la Grafica to meet lithographers at their collective
  • Lunch at Paladar El De Frente
  • Experience a private concert with a professional music group at a recording studio
  • Visit the home of Ernest Hemingway: “Finca la Vigia”
3
DAY 3

  • Visit the Fine Arts Museum with an expert private guide
  • Lunch at Paladar La Guarida
  • Visit Fusterlandia, the home and gallery and mosaic art neighborhood of Jose Fuster, the Picasso of the Caribbean.
  • Visit Fernando from the discovery channel show Cuban Chrome and learn about his work with the restoration of antique cars in Cuba. This show is the first one filmed entirely in Cuba
  • Experience a Jazz concert with young jazz award winner in a recording studio
  • Nighttime suggestion: Visit the Cuban Art Factory
4
DAY 4

  • Visit one of Havana’s famed cigar factories
  • Head to Cienfuegos: 3.5 hour drive
  • Lunch at Finca del Mar Paladar
  • Visit the neighborhood of Punta Gorda, the Malecón and enjoy its stunning views.
  • Head to Trinidad: 1 hour drive
  • Nightime suggestion: Enjoy a salsa performance in a beautiful square
5
DAY 5

  • Experience the city of Trinidad Take a city tour of Trinidad with a local expert and become acquainted with its 500-year- old historical sites. A Unique combination of city, mountains and beaches, Trinidad is one of the loveliest cities in the world.
  • Lunch at Paladar Sol Ananda, one of the top private restaurants in the area
  • Experience a Cuban salsa dance lesson
  • Visit the Casa de La Trova, a great place to experience traditional Cuban music and dance, especially the Son, Cuba’s national dance and the type of music performed by the Buena Vista Social Club!
  • NOTE: A 5 mile hike to a waterfall can be substituted for an additional cost with a specialized guide. Client must be in good physical condition as the hike can be strenuous.
6
DAY 6

  • Travel to Havana by car
  • Lunch at Paladar La Foresta
  • Enjoy a special surprise experience
  • Head to the lodging for check in
7
DAY 7

  • Visit the San Jose Craft Market (Time Permitting)
  • Check in for Flight from Havana to the United States
  • Adios Cuba

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917-909-6661
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cuba@bluenotetravel.com
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