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Mi Habana Baila Festival 2nd EDITION

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Tour overview

Píntate los labios, María, píntate!  Ready for a musical experience in Cuba? Mi Habana Baila is a multidisciplinary project created by the Cuban-Italian dreamer and dance lover, Zoraida Maden. Its main goal is to teach with total authenticity the variants of the Cuban popular dances. Its 1st Edition was held in July, 2023, and was attended by participants from Spain, Italy, Korea, Panama, Mexico, France, United States, among other countries. On this occasion the event will have 4 days of workshops and 2 afternoons of competitions in the categories: Soloist, Dance Couple, Rueda de Casino and Choreographic Timba. If you are a lover of music and dance and want to know the Cuban roots, join the 2nd Edition.
Mi Habana Baila Festival, a way of experiencing the real essence of Cuban rhythms, dance, and culture.

DATES:

  • July 8th – 13th, 2024 – Mi Habana Baila Festival (6 days – 5 nights)
  • July 8th – 15th, 2024 – Mi Habana Baila Festival EXTENDED (8 days – 7 nights)

Itinerary

Day 1. Monday, July 8, 2024
This musical adventure begins as you are met at the airport by our local tour guide and a representative of our company and transferred to your accommodation in the city center. Once you check in and settle in, take your time to enjoy the surroundings.

After dinner, you will enjoy the welcome ceremony for this 2nd edition of Havana’s most dynamic festival, where you will meet the competitors and make new friends from all over the world. Don’t stay seated. Enjoy the music and move your skeleton.

We know you are not Cinderella but at midnight, your tour guide and driver will be ready to take you and the rest of the group back to your accommodation. In case you want to stay to continue enjoying the recorded music, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.


INCLUDED:

  • Airport transfer
  • Accreditation
  • Welcome ceremony
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation to the activities described until midnight (12AM)
  • Accommodation



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Dinner


Day 2. Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Good morning everyone! Time for a delicious breakfast. This morning put on comfortable shoes and cool clothes, prepare your ears and grease your hips, as we will have our first session of Cuban and folkloric dance workshops. Please note that these workshops last approximately 3 hours, from 10AM to 1PM. Be ready for your transfer to the venue at 9:30 AM.

From 1PM to 3PM you will have free time to decide where and what kind of lunch you would like to have. Your tour guide can help you decide the best option for you. They always have excellent recommendations on international, Cuban and vegetarian food.

Don’t worry if the food is delicious and you think you have too much. After lunch, you will walk through the main squares of Old Havana and enjoy its colonial architecture and the warmth of its people. Afterwards, you’ll continue on a panoramic tour of Modern Havana, stopping by the Revolution Square and the viewpoint of the Morro Castle for an outstanding view of almost the whole city and the entrance to its Bay.

Time to go back to your casa, take a shower and relax. After dinner, get ready to visit one of the most well-known cabarets in Havana since the 1930’s. You’ll enjoy the unforgettable show “Habana de Fiesta” at the famous Parisien Cabaret, with lots of music, dance and colors; a very funny way to learn more about Cuba’s history, culture and its people.

At midnight, your tour guide and driver will be ready to take you and the rest of the group back to your accommodation. In case you want to stay to continue enjoying the recorded music, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.


INCLUDED:

  • Cuban and folkloric dance workshops
  • City tour of Old and Modern Havana
  • Entry fee “Cabaret Parisien”
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation to the activities described until midnight (12AM)
  • Accommodation



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Day 3. Wednesday, July 10, 2024
It’s already your third day in Havana! After breakfast remember to be ready at 9:30AM for your transfer to the festival venue. The enthusiastic teachers will be waiting with energy for your second workshop on Cuban and folkloric dances. Once again, wear comfortable shoes and cool clothes.

After lunch, you will enjoy an outstanding performance by a well-known Cuban folkloric dance group. They have become a symbol of Cuban identity and culture, serving as guardians of popular and traditional Cuban expressions rooted in African heritage for more than sixty years.

Go back to your accommodation, take a nap and recharge your batteries. After dinner, enjoy good music and dancing in a paradisiacal place close to the sea. At midnight, your tour guide and driver will be ready to take you and the rest of the group back to your accommodation. In case you want to stay to continue enjoying the recorded music, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.


INCLUDED:

  • Cuban and folkloric dance workshops
  • Folkloric dance group performance
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation to the activities described until midnight (12AM)
  • Accommodation



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Day 4. Thursday, July 11, 2024
One more day of Cuban and folkloric dance workshops from 10AM to 1PM. The best exercise for the human body and soul!

During this festival, you’ll have 2 days of Competitions for you to show your skills in different categories. If you don’t want to compete, but only want to participate in the dance workshops and attend the competitions as a spectator, that’s no problem. The competition in the soloist and dance couple categories will start at 3PM. Don’t miss it!

After dinner, get ready for more dancing, but this time you are not learning not even showing up your skills in a competition, you are just having a good time with your old and new friends from everywhere. Let your body feel the heat. Let the energy flow. At midnight, your tour guide and driver will be ready to take you and the rest of the group back to your accommodation. In case you want to stay to continue enjoying the recorded music, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.


INCLUDED:

  • Cuban and folkloric dance workshops
  • Competitions
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation to the activities described until midnight (12AM)
  • Accommodation



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Day 5. Friday, July 12, 2024
Last day of Cuban and folkloric dance workshops. Let your instructors know your impressions of their classes, what you liked and didn’t like.

This afternoon, enjoy the competitions in Rueda de Casino and Timba Coreográfico categories, and after dinner, get ready for the Closing Party Event and the Awards Ceremony. Be part of this amazing experience!


INCLUDED:

  • Cuban and folkloric dance workshops
  • Competitions
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation to the activities described until midnight (12AM)
  • Accommodation



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Day 6. Saturday, July 13, 2024
Wake up! This morning you can pack your suitcase and all those souvenirs you have bought for your loved ones. The driver will pick you up 3 hours before your scheduled departure flight time to take you to the airport. Remember to have your passport, airline ticket and all your belongings by hand.

Our Sagua team wishes you an excellent flight back home!


EXTENDED PROGRAM

In case you have opted for the extended program, your journey is not over yet. Take your time to pack your bags; not to go back home, but to continue your journey to one of the most attractive areas of Cuba, Matanzas province, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city.

Enjoy your free time to get on a drop-on, drop-off bus tour (optional) to go around.


INCLUDED:

  • Transfer to Matanzas
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Accommodation (all-inclusive)



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Day 7. Sunday, July 14, 2024
You have had some days of hard work. Now, it’s time to relax.


INCLUDED:

  •  Accommodation (all-inclusive)



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Day 8. Monday, July 15, 2024
Time flies and it’s time to go back home. Pack your bags and souvenirs for your loved ones. Have your passport, visa and personal belongings with you. Make sure you leave nothing in Cuba but your heart and footprint in each of those locals you had the opportunity to share with. As we always say: It’s not a Goodbye, Cuba! It’s just a “Hasta Luego”!


INCLUDED:

  • Transfer to the International Airport of Havana.



MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In case there is any activity of the program that for reasons beyond our control is not available on the scheduled date, our company will offer a second alternative to replace it.

About this tour

• Average guided tour group size: 4 to 43 people.
• What’s included: Accommodation, meals and activities as described in the program, ground transportation during the tour, English-speaking tour guide.
• What’s not included: Pre- and post-trip transportation, Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Optional Activities, Gratuities.
• How to book: Directly via the Sagua Services & Travel website www.saguaservices.com; via WhatsApp Business +1 (786) 876-9888 and/or email info@saguaservicestravel.com

REMARKS:

1. If you need help with booking your airline ticket, our team is happy to assist you for an extra fee for operating expenses. Please note that SST will book your ticket directly through the airline depending on their availability for the scheduled date. Most of these airline tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so if you incur in cancellation of your trip, the amount paid for the airline ticket will not be refunded.

2. Cuba requires all visitors to have travel insurance at the time of entry to the island to cover the entire stay. SST assists its clients in the choice and purchase of these plans, limiting itself only to the assistance during the purchase and not to the implementation of said plans. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, you should contact your insurance company directly.

3. The tour price does not include the Visa required to enter the country. In case you want it to be included, please contact our team. An extra fee of $125 per person will be added and you will receive your visa at the address you request. We only ship within the United States. Note it will arrive blank for you to fill out with your passport information. This tourist card is valid for 90 days. Make sure you do not misplace it while in Cuba since you cannot leave the country without it, and please, do not detach the two separate sides. Customs in Cuba is responsible for this.

Prices

Prices shown above are per room taking into account double and single occupancy but if you need to know how much you and your friend will pay per person even when sharing a room, we provide you with the information below.


MHB 2024 (6 days / 5 nights)

  • Price per person single occupancy: $1,577.00 USD
  • Price per person double occupancy: $1,399.00 USD


MHB 2024 EXTENDED Program (8 days / 7 nights)

  • Price per person single occupancy: $1,997.00 USD
  • Price per person double occupancy: $1,667.00 USD


Sagua Services & Travel offers a simple and flexible travel payment plan to make it easy for you.


BOOK NOW, PAY LATER…

  • Reserve your spot for as little as $100 per person at signing (non-refundable).
  • Subsequently, you can decide how often you want to make payments and how much you want to pay (minimum $100 per person).
  • Your package must be paid in full 45 days prior to departure. Payment processing fees will apply.



CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Cancellations made between 30 and 20 days before the arrival date: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 30% of the package’s total amount (per person).
  • Cancellations made between 19 and 8 days before arrival: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 50% of the package’s total amount (per person).
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before the arrival date are nonrefundable. Sagua Services & Travel will charge 100% of the package (per person).

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IMPORTANT INFO

READY TO VISIT CUBA?

Essential travel documents you must bring with you in order to travel stress-free and get the most from your visit.

A valid passport is required for the entirety of your trip. Make sure it has six months validity at the time of entry.

Cuba requires that all arriving travelers, except Cuban born travelers, have a Tourist Card or Visa to enter the country. If you are flying to Cuba via the US or you are a US citizen, then you will need a “pink” Visa. For those who travel from the rest of the world to Cuba, they will need a “green” one. You can get your visa online or purchase it at the airport during check-in for your flight. If you are a US passport holder residing in the United States you can also purchase it from us. We ship only within the US. Note it will arrive blank for you to fill out with your passport information. This tourist card is valid for 90 days. Make sure you do not misplace it while in Cuba since you cannot leave the country without it, and please, do not detach the two separate sides. Customs in Cuba is responsible for this.

Cuba requires all travelers to Cuba to have travel medical insurance. Most of the U.S. airlines give you the option of purchasing it at the moment of booking your flight ticket.

Make sure to buy a roundtrip ticket or have onward travel from Cuba if you are buying one-way.

As it is mandatory for each traveler to fill out the form, it is available in several languages and must be filled out 48 to 72 hours prior to arrival. It results in a QR code to be presented digitally or printed, in order to facilitate transit through customs. Access through this link , click Top Right Hand ‘Lenguaje’ tab for the dropdown language menu and choose Ingles/ English which will instantly translate the page for you. Then follow the instructions.

PACK UP & GO

STAYING CONNECTED IN CUBA

Unfortunately, most of the private houses in Cuba do not have wi-fi service available, so guests usually go to the nearest hotels, buy an internet card and access the service in the hotel lobby. If this is too complicated for you, CUBACELTUR has the perfect solution. You can get a temporary phone line with internet access plans for an additional cost. 

Note that CUBACELTUR is a service offered by ETECSA, the Cuban telephone operator. Sagua Services & Travel does not benefit from this operator. It only provides information for its clients.

Travel payment plan

$100 DOWN, PAY LATER

Sagua Services & Travel offers a simple and flexible travel payment plan to make it easy for you.

Secure your trip

* If you find the perfect package for an unforgettable experience, reserve your spot for as little as $100 per person (non-refundable).
* Subsequently, you can decide how often you want to make payments and how much you want to pay (minimum $100 per person)
* Your package must be paid in full 45 days prior to departure.

– Cancellations made between 30 and 20 days before the arrival date: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 30% of the package’s total amount (per person).
– Cancellations made between 19 and 8 days before arrival: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 50% of the package’s total amount (per person).
– Cancellations made less than 7 days before the arrival date are nonrefundable. Sagua Services & Travel will charge 100% of the package (per person).

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