VIP Music Tour of Havana, Cuba

The Music Lovers Tour – Visit Havana and Viñales Valley, Cuba – 6 days / 5 nights

A backstage picture of Telmary performing at Havana Jazz plaza
A picture of A jazz plaza show at Fabrica de arte Cubano
old havana and classic cars


The VIP tour features the most personalized and detailed exploration of the music in Havana, Cuba. You will experience authentic Cuban music styles like Afro-Cuban Rumba, Bolero, Guaguanco, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Songo and much more. 

The days are filled with music and art culture and each evening will feature the best live Cuban music performances available. The very first evening will include dinner and a live show with members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Another evening will feature live Latin Jazz at La Zorra y El Cuervo, a very popular music club in the Vedado region of La Habana.

We will take you on a journey through the history of Cuban music and introduce you to some of the best musicians around Cuba. You will have a professionally detailed itinerary. Don’t worry, you will also have free time to explore and eat dinner with your friends or family.

Your tour includes the following:

  • Casa Particular: Luxury Group Villa or Private Luxury Casa
  • Bilingual musician tour guides
  • Support of the Cuban people and personalized interactions
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • The Best Music Events Happening in Cuba
  • An excellent Cuban breakfast every day (Cafe Cubano, eggs, fruits and more)
  • Dinner every night except for one night at your leisure (Only 1 dinner for the Trinidad Add-On)
  • Lunch/brunch on the first day (3 Lunches for the Trinidad Add-on)
  • Entry and reservation into each scheduled music event, etc
  • Dance or Music lessons.
  • Bottle of water every day
  • Day tours: walking tours, music history, Cuban history and culture
  • Transportation and day tour to Viñales Valley with your tour guide (Includes Lunch and Farm tour)
  • Nightly music tours with pro musicians and musicologists
  • 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. General Travel 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.

2021

November 2nd-7th, 2021

  • Casa Particular (Luxury Group Villa up to 8 people): $2,595 per person
  • Private Luxury Casa Particular (Up to 4 people): $3,125 per person

*November 7th-9th, 2021*Trinidad Add On 2 nights/ 3 days 

  • Casa Particular (Luxury Group Villa up to 8 people) – $995 per person
  • Private Luxury Casa Particular (Up to 4 people) – $1,465 per person

2022

January 11th-16th, 2022

  • Casa Particular (Luxury Group Villa up to 8 people): $2,595 per person
  • Private Luxury Casa Particular (Up to 4 people): $3,125 per person

April 5th-10th, 2022

  • Casa Particular (Luxury Group Villa up to 8 people): $2,595 per person
  • Private Luxury Casa Particular (Up to 4 people): $3,125 per person

*April 10th-12th, 2022*Trinidad Add On 2 nights/ 3 days 

  • Casa Particular (Luxury Group Villa up to 8 people) – $995 per person
  • Private Luxury Casa Particular (Up to 4 people) – $1,465 per person

*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 supplement 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.

Day 1 

  • Arrival and Transportation to your Casa or Hotel. Including a quick tour around Havana.
  • Lunch and Afternoon Exploration
  • Welcoming Dinner and Festival including performances by members of Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro-Cuban All Stars. (Entry/dinner included in the package)

Day 2

  • Breakfast then head to Playas de Este in eastern Havana. Meet your local tour guide along the way.
  • Lunch with live Cuban music
  • Dinner at our leisure
  • Late night Afro Cuban Jazz Night featuring local group, “Interactivo”

Day 3

  • Lunch with live Cuban music.
  • Meet the group at Malecón for sunset.
  • Latin Jazz Session  – Famous music clubs like “La Zorra y El Cuervo”

Day 4

  • Dance and music lessons after breakfast
  • After lunch, you will have some free time to explore Havana at your leisure.
  • Listen to a different form of traditional music at places like “Fabrica de Arte Cubano.”
  • Late night music at a famous club around Cuba (based on different tour dates). Some tours include private performances in the Casa. Email us for more information.

Day 5

  • Agricultural exploration in Viñales Valley, Cuba.
  • Experience Cuban cigar farms and the way of life in the country.
  • Lunch included in Viñales.
  • Back to Havana for dinner at your leisure. Your tour leader can assist you with recommendations and reservations.
  • Late night music at a famous music club, if you so desire.

Day 6

  • Breakfast and Flight Home (You won’t want to leave, but you can always come back)

(All breakfast and lunches are included. The first welcome dinner is also included in your tour package.)

After some of our VIP Music Tours, we have an optional additional 2-night and 3-day Trinidad add-on… (For those of you who aren’t ready to go home yet!)

Villas/Casas Options:

Luxury Group Villas for up to 8 people (Private BnB style)

Luxury Private Casa Particular for up to 4 people (Private BnB style)

Inclusions:

  • Private Roundtrip Transportation from Havana to Trinidad
  • Transportation (as needed to each included event. Trinidad is a very small town and cars are not allowed to drive much, if at all in the main area. At times we may just walk a few blocks to dinners, music, etc.)
  • Accommodations in your Casa Particular (Private guest house)
  • 3 Breakfasts (Each morning)
  • 1 Dinner
  • 3 Lunches
  • Musician Tour Leader and Local Cuban Guides
  • Unique musical and cultural experiences
  • Historical day walking tours
  • Private music experience with Tonadas Trinitarias, one of the last Folkloric music groups left in Trinidad, Cuba

Highlights:

  • Music, art, and cultural tours
  • Dinner reservations at prime restaurants
  • Local tour guides and workshops
  • The best music events during tour dates
  • Unique musical experiences unlike any other tour
  • Included transportation
  • Detailed itinerary of events

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 (Havana —> Trinidad)

  • Early morning breakfast, then check out from your Casa or Hotel in Havana
  • Private transfer with your tour leader to Trinidad (Apr 5-6 Hours)
  • Included Lunch
  • Check in to Casa Particular in Trinidad
  • Welcoming dinner (included)
  • Late night music in Trinidad, Cuba (Folklorica, Son, Salsa, and more)

Day 2 (Trinidad – Day tour and Folkloric Music Experience)

  • Fresh breakfast at your Casa (Eggs, Fruits, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bread, Veggies and Meats)
  • Walking tour of Historic Trinidad with a local Cuban bilingual guide. Learn about the history, architecture and culture.
  • Included Lunch
  • Unique immersive experience with Tonadas Trinitarias. See why this group is so unique to Cuba, featuring spiritual group vocals and Afro-Cuban style percussion.
  • Free time to relax or explore on your own before dinner.
  • Dinner on your own. (We can help you make reservations)
  • Optional evening music event.

Day 3 (Trinidad – Optional morning experiences, return to Havana)

  •  Fresh breakfast at your Casa (Eggs, Fruits, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bread, Veggies and Meats)
  • Optional experiences: Hiking in Grand Parque Natural Topes, Horseback riding, massages, and more
  • Afternoon Transportation back to Havana (Quick driving tour of Cienfuegos)
  • Included Lunch
  • Evening on your own in Havana

Day 4 (Havana – Airport Transfers)

  • Fresh breakfast at your Casa (Eggs, Fruits, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bread, Veggies and Meats)
  • Included Airport Transfer

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch members of the modern-day Buena Vista Social Club perform live.
  • Dine at the best Paladares around Cuba. (Private restaurants)
  • Included dance lessons.
  • Bilingual musician tour guides from the U.S.
  • Primary reservations and entry into each event.
  • Real interactions with the Cuban people and professional musicians.

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