Havana Jazz Plaza 2020

The Annual Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba – 7 days / 6 nights

January 12th-19th, 2020

Havana Jazz Plaza is an annual Jazz Festival in Havana. It usually features some of the most popular and up n’ coming artists from Cuba and around the world. In the past, there have been performances from artists such as Chucho Valdés, Telmary, Joe Lovano, Snarky Puppy, Daymé and many more!

You will be staying in a Casa Particular, large Villa, or Hotel with your small group of no more than 12 people. We will awake each morning to an array of different fruits, Cuban coffee, eggs, bread, juices and more. Each day will be filled with musical events, cultural immersion, musical performances, dance lessons, music education, and even some free time!

This tour is definitely for the music lover. We will experience many different styles of music each day. We will see some of the best artists in all of Cuba in one diverse musical week. We will discover new and younger artists rising in the Cuban and Latin American music scenes. We will attend some of the most popular music venues in Cuba, places like La Zorra y El Cuervo, Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Hotel Nacional, Teatro Nacional, and much more!

We will also dive deeper into the history and Cuban culture and its connection through music and art. We will also tour museums like “Museo de la Revolución” and greater explore the Cuban revolution. We will discover and appreciate craft stores and paladares (private restaurants) that the Cuban people have worked so hard to create.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Your tour includes the following:

  • Accommodations: Casa Particular, Villa, or Hotel
  • V.I.P. Music Pass to Jazz Plaza 2019
  • Bilingual musician tour guide from the U.S.
  • People to people interactions
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Dinner every night except for one night at your leisure
  • Lunch/brunch on the first day
  • Entry and reservation into each scheduled event, museum, etc
  • Dance lessons.
  • Airport transport to and from José Martí international airport 
  • Transportation to all scheduled events.
  • Flight concierge (flights are not included, but we help you book the best one).
  • Restaurant reservations and recommendations.
  • O.F.A.C. People to People General License. (U.S. Citizens)

Cuban Visas are to be purchased at your last airport before departing to Cuba. They are typically around $50-100. If you were born in Cuba, please contact us as you may have different Cuban visa requirements.

2018/19 TOUR DATES & PRICES

2020:

  • January 12th-19th

Early bird pricing, must book before July 2019***

Casa Particular/Villa: $2,787 per person

5-Star Hotel (Double room): $3,984 per person

5-Star Hotel (Suite): $5,277 per person

After July 2019, prices will go up, so reserve your spaces today!

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*Prices are per person based on one private room and bathroom. If you are a solo traveler we would love to have you! We do not have any single supplements fees.

Prices vary for different tours and accommodations styles such as Casa Particulares, Villa, Hotels, Suites, etc. We have plenty of individuals and couples 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.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

  • Early morning arrival in Havana and included transportation to your Casa/Villa. 
  • Driving tour of Havana
  • Check in to Casa/Villa
  • Lunch (Group meeting/quick orientation)
  • Relax or explore near your Casa
  • Welcoming Dinner at one of the best Paladars in Havana
  • Sunset, introduction to a ritual, mindfulness discussion
  • The modern-day Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro-Cuban All Stars at Hotel Nacional.

Day 2

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa
  • Tour of Habana Vieja (Old Havana)
  • Visit craft shops, art stores, cigar stores
  • Lunch at your leisure
  • Back to the Villa to rest before dinner
  • Group dinner at another fine Paladar in Havana
  • Jazz Plaza Music Event
  • Optional Late night Afro Cuban Jazz Night typically featuring local group, “Interactivo”

Day 3

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa
  • Museum tours (Revolutionary and Art museums)
  • Free afternoon to explore Havana Vieja on your own
  • Transportation back to the Villa
  • Dinner in the Casa, a homecooked meal family style!
  • Jazz Plaza Music Event
  • Optional Latin Jazz Session at famous music clubs like “La Zorra y El Cuervo” or “Jazz Café”

Day 4

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa
  • Dance lessons
  • Afternoon beach time at Playa de Este
  • Dinner on your own (This is the night to have a romantic dinner as a couple or as a family)
  • Jazz Plaza Music Event
  • Art tour at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, then feel free to stay late for more music and entertainment. Fabrica is one of the most dynamic art/music/nightclub facilities in Havana, Cuba

Day 5

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa
  • Tour of an organic local farm in Artemisa province.
  • Eat a freshly prepared lunch at the farm
  • Head back to the casa/villa to relax or go to see live music in Havana.
  • Group dinner at a fine Paladar near the casa/villa.
  • Jazz Plaza Music Event
  • A group party/music jam with local Cuban friends at the casa/villa.

Day 6

  • Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa
  • Jazz Festival reflection and good-byes
  • Transportation to the Airport

*Flights arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary must arrive between 8:30am-10am 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 the transportation will not be included.

*All breakfasts are included. Other meals are on a per day basis.

*All music entry and reservation are also included.

*This is just a sample itinerary, you will receive a detailed itinerary with confirmed events closer to your trip departure.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Primary access/tickets and reservations to music events during Jazz Plaza 2019
  • Eat a fresh breakfast in a luxurious villa with an authentic Café Cubano each morning.
  • Taste of the best Paladares around Havana, Cuba (Private restaurants)
  • Included dance lessons.
  • Bilingual musician tour guide from the U.S.
  • Real interactions with the Cuban people and professional musicians.
  • Time off to shop and explore.
  • A visit to the beach one day.

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