Afro Cuban religion tour

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Private Tour

9 nights and 10 days.
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Itinerary

3 first nights in Havana.

2 nights in Santiago de Cuba.

2 nights in Trinidad.

2 nights in Varadero.

The program includes meeting with Yorubá and other Afro Cuban religious authorities in Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad/Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas and Cardenas. Visit the most important centers and museums that treasure the culture and main samples of these religions, its presence and roots in the island's cultural and religious traditions; visit to the Carnival Museum of Santiago; visit Havana Cathedral; San Lazaro Sanctuary in the Rincon and the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre or Lady of Charity in Santiago de Cuba. Also visiting the societies that presides these religious tendencies in the city of Matanzas; meeting with the Muñequitos de Matanzas group (Rumba and Guaguancó).

Specialized Tour Guide in full command of foreign languages.

Price includes all the hotels with suggested food plan, all transfers, airfare Havana-Santiago de Cuba (return on bus), visits, excursions indicated in the program, and local taxes.

Excludes:

International airfare.

Insurance.

Visa fee.

Lodging in Hotels:

Havana: 4* Hotels like Memories Miramar, H10 Panorama, Presidente or similar in B & B.

Santiago de Cuba: 4* Hotel like Casa Granda or similar in B & B.

Trinidad: 4* Hotel like Brisas Trinidad del Mar or similar in B & B.

Varadero: 4* Hotel like ROC Arenas Doradas or similar in ALL INCLUSIVE.

Note: Lodging at homestay is possible.

National Shrine of St. Lazarus church
el rincon national shrine of san lazarus church havana cuba

National Shrine of St. Lazarus church dedicated to St. Lazarus is in the town of Rincón, in the municipality Boyeros, in the present province of Havana. One of the most popular manifestations of religious fervor in Cuba, is the annual pilgrimage to the National Shrine of St. Lazarus on December 17, to the San Lazaro miraculous Cuban, or Babalu Aye arrive devotees from all provinces of Cuba and abroad. In January 1998, Pope John Paul II, visited the revered temple, where he chatted with religious and believers who were there.

Mantanzas Bay
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Its known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore. Matanzas is called the City of Bridges, for the seventeen bridges that cross the three rivers that traverse the city (Rio Yumurí, San Juan, and Canimar). For this reason, it was referred to as the "Venice of Cuba." It was also called "La Atenas de Cuba" ("The Athens of Cuba") for its poets. Matanzas is known as the birthplace of the music and dance traditions danzón and rumba.

 

Attractions Havana-Varadero-Santiago de Cuba-Trinidad

Havana

  • ✓ Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
  • ✓ Museo de la Revolucion
  • ✓ Museo Napoleónico
  • ✓ Museo del Chocolate
  • ✓ Museo del Ron Havana Club
  • ✓ Museo farmacéutico
  • ✓ Museo de la Ciudad
  • ✓ Finca la Vigía, museo de Hemingway
  • ✓ La maqueta de la Habana
  • ✓ Museo de Guanabacoa
  • ✓ Museo de Artes Decorativa, Bellas Artes
  • ✓ Centro Wilfredo Lam

Varadero

  • ✓ Parque Jasone.
  • ✓Mercado callejero Varadero
  • ✓ Iglesia Santa Elvira
  • ✓ Parque Central
  • ✓ Taller de cerámicas artística
  • ✓ Casa del ron
  • ✓ La casa del habano
  • ✓ Museo Municipal Varadero
  • ✓ Centro de Convencion Plaza América

Santiago de Cuba

  • ✓ El Saltón
  • ✓ Baonao Park
  • ✓ Aquarium Baconao
  • ✓ San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle
  • ✓ Santa Ifigenia Cemetery
  • ✓ La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)
  • ✓ Jardin Ave del Paraiso
  • ✓ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
  • ✓ Siboney Beach
  • ✓ Granma Island (Cayo Granma)
  • ✓ Jardin de los Helechos
  • ✓ Salto del Guayabo

Trinidad

  • ✓ Plaza Mayor.
  • ✓ Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espíritu Santo
  • ✓ Museo Romance
  • ✓ Convento de San Francisco de Asís
  • ✓ Parque Central Céspedes
  • ✓ Museo de Historia Municipal
  • ✓ Museo de Arquitectura en Trinidad
  • ✓ Galería Yudit Vidal Faife
  • ✓ Casa Santería Israel