Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024

Music & Cultural Cuba Tour – Havana, Matanzas, Varadero
Upcoming Dates: August 20th-26th 2024

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Experience the Magic of Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024: Rumba, Jazz, Son

A Journey Through Havana’s Rich Cultural Tapestry Your adventure kicks off in Havana, where every corner tells a story, and the air is filled with the aroma of authentic Cuban cuisine. Begin your mornings with delectable Cuban breakfasts and spend your days exploring the city’s cultural landmarks. By evening, enjoy culinary delights at renowned eateries such as El Del Frente, Atelier, and Café Laurent, each offering an exceptional dining experience that blends tradition with innovation.

Seamless Transition to the Serene Shores of Varadero After reveling in the bustling energy of Havana, a scenic drive eastward brings us to Varadero. Known for its crystal-clear waters and soft sandy beaches, Varadero also boasts a lively music scene that is the perfect setting for the festival. Here, the Varadero Josone Music Festival becomes a focal point, celebrating Cuba’s unparalleled contribution to the world of jazz and showcasing a rich array of musical genres.

Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024: A Celebration of Musical Genius

Showcasing Cuba’s Finest This year’s lineup is nothing short of spectacular, featuring musical luminaries such as Alain Pérez & La Orquesta, Haila María Mompié, and Alexander Abreu y Havana D´Primera. Each performance is a testament to the artist’s unique sound and the depth of Cuban music tradition.

A Tapestry of Sounds and Cultures The festival celebrates Cuban culture, highlighting genres from son and salsa to timba and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the rich musical heritage of Cuba as traditional sounds blend seamlessly with global influences, creating a diverse and enriching musical landscape.

Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024: Where Music and Culture Converge

A Gathering in Paradise The Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024 offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the essence of Cuban music within the beautiful surroundings of Varadero. It’s a rare chance to connect with the spirit of Cuban musical heritage, where each note played is a bridge between the past and the present.

A Global Celebration The festival showcases the enduring charm of Cuban music and its ability to resonate with people from across the world. With a lineup that balances legendary Cuban performers with contemporary musical acts, the festival highlights Cuba’s music scene’s dynamic and evolving nature.

We warmly invite you to join us for this extraordinary celebration of music, culture, and camaraderie at the Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024. Together, let’s create lasting memories and celebrate Cuban music’s enduring legacy and vibrant future.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • Day 1

    (HAVANA: ART, FOOD & MUSIC)

    Early airport arrival in Havana

    Lunch or Brunch at a famous Paladar (Orientation during lunch)

    Driving tour of Havana (Visit Fusterlandia, Revolutionary Square, and all around Havana!)

    Check-in to Casa/Villa/Hotel

    Relax/nap or explore near your Casa with your guide

    Welcoming Dinner at El Del Frente (Featured in the documentary Cuban Food Stories)

    Sunset at Malecon, introduction to a ritual, cultural discussion

    The best late-night music event in the city (Live Timba or even Cuban Jazz.)

  • Day 2

    (HAVANA: VINYL & OLD TOWN)

    Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or hotel

    Private Afro-Cuban Religion Tour in Callejon de Hamel and the Cayo Hueso neighborhood in Centro Havana – Learn why religion in Cuba is important for Cuban music history

    Walking tour of Old Havana (History, Art, and more) + Lunch included

    Free time to visit craft shops, art stores, etc.

    Back to the casa or hotel to rest before dinner and music

    Dinner on your own

    The best late-night music event in the city

    Day 2

  • Day 3

    (ROAD TRIP: VARADERO/MATANZAS)

    Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or hotel

    Early travel to Matanzas & Varadero, Cuba (Only 1.5 hours to Matazas, then 40 minutes to Varadero Beach)

    Musicology workshop about Matanzas music and history.

    Authentic Rumba experience with the rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas.

    Lunch included

    Check-in to Casa or Hotel in Varadero

    Relax/nap for the late-night festival

    Dinner on your own

    The first night of the Josone Music Festival – Transportation is included from the hotel or casa to the Festival, and we will do multiple pick-ups to/from your casa or hotel until 2AM. (Yes, to and from!) If you plan to stay past 2AM, someone from our team will stay with you and help you find a good taxi home.

  • Day 4

    (VARADERO, DRUM CIRCLE & JOSONE)

    Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or hotel

    Drum circle experience with Cuban musicians at the white sandy beach of Varadero.

    Lunch on your own or with the group (not included)

    Partial free day between the drum circle and festival pick up.

    Dinner on your own

    The second night of the Josone Music Festival – Transportation is included from the hotel or casa to the Festival, and we will do multiple pick-ups to/from your casa or hotel until 2AM. (Yes, to and from!) If you plan to stay past 2AM, someone from our team will stay with you and help you find a good taxi home.

    Day 4

  • Day 5

    (VARADERO & JOSONE)

    Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or hotel

    Free time to explore Varadero or relax

    Dinner on your own

    Music Festival – Transportation is included from the hotel or casa to the Festival, and we will do multiple pick-ups to/from your casa or hotel until 2AM. (Yes, to and from!) If you plan to stay past 2AM, someone from our team will stay with you and help you find a good taxi home.

  • Day 6

    (VARADERO & JOSONE)

    Breakfast with the group at the casa/villa or hotel

    Free morning and afternoon to explore Varadero or relax

    VIP Final group dinner with Cuban musicians playing at the Varadero Josone Festival 2023… Cheers!

    Last night of Josone Music Festival – Transportation is included from the hotel or casa to the Festival, and we will do multiple pick-ups to/from your casa or hotel until 2AM. (Yes, to and from!) If you plan to stay past 2AM, someone from our team will stay with you and help you find a good taxi home.

    Day 6

  • Day 7

    (VARADERO, ADIOS)

    Breakfast at the casa/villa or hotel

    Transportation to the International Airport in Varadero.

TOUR DATES & PRICES

August 20th-26th 2024

August 2024

  • Premium Group Casa/Villa: $2,680 per person
  • Grand Aston Hotel Havana/Varadero: $3,980 per person

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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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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 Varadero Josone Music Festival 2024
  • Bilingual musician tour guide
  • Support of the Cuban people, local businesses, and musicians
  • Super Small Group Tour (12 people max.)
  • Detailed Itinerary (Culture, Music, Art, Food, Education, Free time, Beach time, etc)
  • Breakfast everyday
  • 2 excellent dinners – The finest paladares in Cuba! (El Del Frente, Atelier, Cafe Laurent, and more)
  • VIP Final group dinner with Cuban musicians
  • 3 lunches
  • 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 Josone Music Festival
  • Rumba experience in Matanzas on the way to Varadero
  • Drum circle experience with Cuban musicians
  • Departure airport transport to Varadero International (Juan Gualberto Gómez)
  • Private transportation to all scheduled events. Including late night transfer to and from Josone Music Festival
  • 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, please contact us, as you may have different Cuban visa requirements.