Videos of Jazz Plaza Festival
Chucho Valdes, with Rodney Barreto drum solo at Jazz Plaza 2018
Carlos Miyares, Alexander Abreu, Yaroldy Abreu and many others at Jazz Plaza 2020
$300.00 – $4,485.00
The Ultimate VIP tour of Havana Jazz Plaza, the most important Jazz Festival in Cubal! 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, Alain Pérez, Interactivo, Daymé, Los Van Van, Hector Quintana, Muñequitos de Matanzas, Pedrito Martinez, Cimafunk, Ruy López Nussa, Dave Weckl, Horacio Hernández (El Negro), Habana de Primera, Rumbatá, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and much more!
Everyone be staying in a Casa Particular, (private home/apartment), large Villa, or Hotel with your small group of no more than 8 people. You will awake each morning to an array of different fruits, Cuban coffee, eggs, bread, juices, and more. The days and nights 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. You will experience many different styles of music each day and see some of the best artists in all of Cuba in one diverse musical week. Together we will discover the new and younger artists rising within the Cuban and Latin American music scenes. With your VIP pass, 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!
Expect to dive deeper into Cuban history and culture as well as the connection of its people through music and art. The tour will feature art and history museums with local multi-lingual professional tour guides. You can discover and appreciate craft stores and paladares (private restaurants) that the Cuban people have worked so hard to create. Did I mention we are musicians as well? That’s right… You will have a VIP tour with professional musicians who know the music of Cuba better than any other tour agency.
We are a U.S. based tour agency and this tour fulfills all of the legal OFAC travel rules for United States Citizens. You will be given a legal travel affidavit and full-time itinerary to confirm your tour is legal under the OFAC guidelines.
Your festival tour includes the following:
Cuban Visas are to be purchased at your last airport before departing for Cuba. They are typically around $50-100. If you were born in Cuba, please contact us as you may have different Cuban visa requirements.
*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. We will include two lunches and five dinners. One night you will have freedom to have dinner on your own.
*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.
Group Luxury Villa (Up to 8 people): $3,495 per person
Private Luxury Casa (Up to 4 people): $4,485 per person
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