Our VIP Havana Salsa Fest Tour is probably one of the best options for those Salsa lovers who want to experience this music in its home country of Cuba. Although the Festival showcases different types of traditional Cuban music, Salsa is the specialty, better known on the Island as “son” or “timba” – one of the most modern and popular variants of Cuban son.
The Festival brings together the most relevant music orchestras from all over Cuba, including famous bands. For the 2023 edition, the Havana Salsa Festival has announced the following line-up, specifically picked by the audience through online vote: Alexander Abreu y Havana D´Primera, Pupy y los que Son Son, Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son, Elito Revé y su Charangón, Enrique Alvarez y su Charanga Latina, Lazarito Valdez y Bamboleo, Maikel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, Alain Pérez, Isaac Delgado, El Niño y la Verdad, and Los Van Van orchestra.
You will be able to experience the Festival and more through our included VIP passes. We will be able to visit famous music cities like Havana and Trinidad, and even take a day trip to Viñales to explore the agriculture in the Cuban countryside.
Every night will be full of music around the magic city of Havana, including the festival concerts and a premium music schedule outside this event. As a team of musicians and musicologists working within the Cuban music scene for years, we will curate unique experiences within the Cuban musical realm.
Experiences like a live listening experience in the studio, or Casino de Salsa dance lessons in a small private studio in the heart of central Havana, or how about a front-row attendance to one of Trinidad’s last folkloric groups, Las Tonadas Trinitarias.
Our VIP Havana Salsa Fest Tour allows you to have other cultural experiences, including dance lessons, walking tours, and excellent Cuban food. The food on our tour is just as good as the music. We will eat at some of the top-rated restaurants around Havana, Viñales, and Trinidad. We include multiple meals at 5-Star Paladares such as La Guarida, El Del Frente, Atelier, La Tierra and others. (A Paladar is a name given to private restaurants in Cuba.)
For more information about the Festival, you can check our special blog CUBA’S INTERNATIONAL SALSA FESTIVAL IN HAVANA, which includes more details of the event and a Spotify playlist with a selection of these bands’ music and other famous Cuban Son, Timba, and Salsa songs.