Cuban Jazz and Rumba Tour 2024

A Cuba Tour for the music fans of Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Jazz Fusions, and more.
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Dive deep into the captivating realms of Cuban music with our specially curated tour that harmoniously blends Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban Rumba. Our Cuban Jazz and Rumba Tour is not just any tour; it’s a musical journey like no other, led by professional musicians and experts in the vibrant music of Cuba. Experience the lineage of Cuban music, its evolution, and the interplay between Jazz and Rumba, all tailored for the passionate Jazz and Cuban music enthusiast.

Why Choose This Tour?

  • Exclusivity: Our groups are intimate, capped at a mere 8 participants. This ensures a close-knit experience, granting you VIP access and heightened privacy.
  • Live Music Galore: Every evening is a musical celebration. Enjoy performances at iconic Havana music clubs like Fangio Habana, Bar H, and Fabrica de Arte Cubano
  • Culinary Delights: Feast at Havana’s crème de la crème private restaurants, or “Paladares.” Relish an ensemble of traditional Cuban flavors blended with global gastronomy at renowned spots like El Del Frente, Atelier, La Tierra, and Cafe Laurent.
  • Exclusive Performance: In the heart of Old Havana, step into a private studio where a Latin-Jazz ensemble awaits. Experience the ultimate musical immersion with headphones that deliver unparalleled instrumental clarity, reminiscent of the live studio sessions of the jazz group Snarky Puppy.

CUBAN JAZZ AND RUMBA TOUR FEATURING JAZZ EMPRENDE ITINERARY (SEPTEMBER 2023)

DAY 1: Welcome to Havana

  • Arrival in Havana and included transportation to your Hotel
  • Check in to Hotel/Casa Particular
  • Walking tour around your Hotel/Casa Particular area with your musician tour guide
  • Historic City Driving Tour of Havana (Visit Revolution Square, El Morro Castle, etc.)
  • Havana Music Tour’s Special Welcoming Sunset Ritual at Malecón de La Habana, including Cuban Rum Toast and Group meeting and tour orientation
  • VIP Art, Music & Food tour of Fábrica de Arte Cubano from a musician’s perspective, including welcoming dinner at restaurant El Cocinero and Jazz Emprende VIP welcoming party.

DAY 2: Explore Old Havana

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or Hotel
  • Walking Tour of Habana Vieja (Old Havana) guided by a musician tour guide. Visit local craft shops and art stores, talk to locals, and learn about Cuban culture. Street performers entertain you with traditional Cuban music and dance.
  • Jazz Emprende Master Class and Conferences at Fábrica de Arte Cubano + Lunch at Paladar La Tierra
  • Dinner on your own
  • Jazz Emprende concerts at Fábrica de Arte Cubano (VIP access + 1 drink included)

DAY 4: Free time  to explore on tour own and Group Farewell Night

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or Hotel
  • Free Time to Explore Havana on your own.
  • Final group dinner at Paladar El del Frente
  • Jazz Emprende concerts at Fábrica de Arte Cubano (VIP access + 1 drink included)

DAY 5: Farewell to Cuba

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or Hotel
  • Transportation to Airport

*Flights arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary must arrive between 12 pm-2:30 pm EST to have included transportation. All flights arriving must come into Havana and depart from Havana. If you book a departing flight from another city and/or stay extra days, transportation will not be included. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like to add extra nights. We would love to help plan your entire trip.

*All breakfasts are included. Other meals are on a per-day basis. We will include one lunch and two dinners. One night you will have the freedom to have dinner on your own.

*All music events entries and reservations are also included.

*This is just a sample itinerary; you will receive a detailed itinerary with confirmed events closer to your trip departure. Some events and restaurants are subject to change based on reservation availabilities. We may exchange music venues and dates if better performances are available.

  • Arrival airport transport from Havana Jose Marti International Airport.
  • Accommodations: Hotel or Casa Particular – Group Casa, or Private Casa (Bed and Breakfast style)
  • Entry into Fabrica de Arte Cubano to assist Jazz Emprende 2023
  • Bilingual musician tour guide
  • Support of the Cuban people, local businesses, and musicians
  • Super Small Group Tour (8 people max.)
  • Detailed Itinerary (Culture, Music, Art, Food, Education, Free time, etc.)
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Jazz Emprende Master Class and Conferences at Fábrica de Arte Cubano
  • Three excellent dinners – The finest paladares in Cuba! (El Del Frente, Atelier,  and El Cocinero)
  • VIP Final group dinner 
  • One lunch and two dinners
  • Interactions with professional musicians and Cuban artists.
  • Walking tour of Old Havana
  • Driving tour of Havana: Visit Fusterlandia, El Bosque, Revolutionary Square, and more.
  • Entry to live music events in Havana and JAZZ EMPRENDE Music Festival
  • Jazz Emprende concerts at Fábrica de Arte Cubano (VIP access + 1 drink included)
  • VIP Art, Music & Food tour of Fábrica de Arte Cubano from a musician’s perspective, including group dinner at restaurant EL COCINERO and Jazz Emprende VIP welcoming party.
  • Departure airport transport to José Martí International Airport (Havana)
  • Private transportation to all scheduled events.
  • Flight concierge (flights are not included, but we can help you book the best one).
  • Restaurant reservations and recommendations.
  • O.F.A.C. General Travel License. (U.S. Citizens)

Cuban Visas will be purchased at your last airport before departing for Cuba. They are typically around $50-100. If you were born in Cuba, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, as you may have different Cuban visa requirements.

  • Musician tour guides and musicologists on your tour
  • An interactive and immersive experience with professional musicians in Havana
  • VIP Art, Music & Food tour of Fábrica de Arte Cubano from a musician’s perspective, including group dinner at restaurant La Tierra and Jazz Emprende VIP welcoming party
  • Taste of the best Paladares around Havana, Cuba (Private restaurants)
  • Historic City Driving Tour of Havana (Visit Fusterlandia, Revolution Square, El Morro Castle, etc.)
  • The Best music of the night in Havana every night during your tour
  • Real interactions with the Cuban people
  • Jazz Emprende Master Class and Conferences at Fábrica de Arte Cubano
  • Time off to shop, go to the beach, and explore.

Your Group Your Dates

  • Premium Group Casa/Villa: $1,495 per person ($250 single supplement)
  • Hotel Grand Aston: Deluxe Hotel Room: $2,445 per person ($450 single supplement)
  • Hotel Grand Aston: Premium Ocean View Room: $3,255 per person ($700 single supplement)
  • Premium or Suite Hotel Room: $ per person $4,336 ($850 single supplement)

Hotels:

Havana: The Grand Aston

Pricing and Payments:

Prices are per person and vary based on your selection of a Group Casa, Private Casa, Hotel, etc. Each tour has its own options for accommodations listed on the webpage. Some tours are only Casas, and some could be only a Hotel. All options have a private room and private bathroom.

To reserve your spot, we require a $500 USD deposit (50% of the total price for private tours.) Final payments are due around 60 days before tour departure. We have some options for multiple payment plans if needed. Just contact us and let us know.

The prices on our website are all in US Dollars and based on an ACH/Wire bank transfer from our 3rd party merchant or directly from your own bank. If you wish to use a credit or debit card, a 3.5% fee will be added. We do not accept cash or checks.

We have plenty of individuals, couples, groups, and families that travel with us, and everyone has a blast. If you have any special requests, please let us know. We will work with you to make sure you have the perfect space and feel comfortable during your stay.

If our dates do not work for you, keep in mind that we also do personalized tours with custom dates and group sizes. More info here.

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