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7 Days Stress Relief and Digital Detox Yoga Holiday in La Habana, Cuba - 7 Days

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Stress relief and digital detox Retreat in Cuba

Stress continues to be a major problem in the lives of most people, 77% of people regularly “experience physical symptoms caused by stress” – according to Forbes. Do you want to discover the real Cuba while melting your stress away? Join Yalorde yoga to this stress relief – digital detox retreat in Cuba.

Imagine hanging out with a marvelous group of people in harmony, a relaxing afternoon of Hatha yoga practice with Ludisis, while watching the sun sets on the horizon into the water.

The sky, at sunset, shows beautiful ranges of blues that interlace between the soft clouds and a homemade aroma is felt from the delicious dinner prepared by Lucia, your local chef. Come, enjoy your life!

  • Old Havana walking tour with Ludisis Mones
  • Day excursion to Varadero Beach
  • Tobacco interactive workshop in Viñales Valley
  • Afro Cuban culture or Santería workshops and a visit to real local Yoruba temple
  • Excursion to a non-touristy neighborhood in Havana with Ludisis Mones
  • Two Cuban salsa dancing lessons

Can American citizens join this Stress relief and digital detox trip?

Yes, Americans Can join this tour!

During our tours, you will engage in additional authorized Support for the Cuban People activities. In addition, you stay in rooms in a rented accommodation in a private Cuban residence (casas particulares), you eat in private Cuban restaurants (paladares) and you buy in privately-owned stores (cuentapropista), as stated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)(§515.574 Support for the Cuban People, Note 2 to paragraph (a)).

You need to carry a full-time schedule itinerary in order to meet the requirement. We include this itinerary for free when you book with us.

Want some help planning your trip to Cuba? Contact us, we are happy to help

Highlights

  • Authentic yoga practices
  • Get insider secrets and history of Cuba
  • Walking tour of Old Havana and non-touristic neighborhoods
  • Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been
  • Explore Cuba with a local Cuban tour guide
  • Learn how to make your own tobacco
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

  • Hatha

Day 1
Welcome to Cuba

Today you will arrive in Cuba and Ludisis will pick you up at the José Martí International Airport (HAV). You will be transferred to Casa Particular (a guest house). The transfer will take around 35 minutes. Upon arrival, your local hosts will warmly welcome you and show you your room. Then in the afternoon, you will have a welcome ceremony in which, you will meet the other participants and will have dinner together at a local eatery (privately owned restaurant).

Day 2
Havana, a city of history and traditions

Today, in the morning, you will be invited for a relaxing session of Hatha yoga that will prepare you for the rest of the activities of the day. Your local hosts will prepare a delicious breakfast in which you will be delighted with tropical fruits such as guava or papaya.

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Cuban capital! Today, you will make a walking tour of Old Havana in English. Old Havana is one of the fifteen municipalities of the province of Havana. You will enter into its historic center which, together with its system of fortifications, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO. The historical center of Havana has 3370 buildings, most with a great environmental and patrimonial value.

Walking through this city of Intramuros, you will know its most characteristic symbols such as El Capitolio, El Templete, La Giraldilla, and El Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro, the latter was inaugurated in 1630 and is the symbol that welcomes the city to those who arrive it by sea. You will also appreciate the five main squares that define the physiognomy of the old city: Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Assis, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza del Cristo.

In addition to visiting historical sites, you will a visit non-tourist neighborhoods to learn about the life of the locals, learn about the Cuban currency, and the peculiar lively and boisterous life of the Habaneros. Finally, you will finish the day with an exciting Cuban salsa class.

Day 3
Behind the Cuban tobacco route in the Valley of Viñales

Valley of Viñales is located in the Western most of Cuban provinces, its main attraction for tourists is its natural beauty. Today, you will visit one of Cuba's natural cathedral called "Pinar del Rio". The province is not only famous for the Viñales Valley, to Unesco world cultural landscape, but also for growing the best tobacco in the world.

In the natural park, you will be amazed at the unique mogotes, hillocks of limestone, honeycombed with cavities, and with a nearly flat top. Here in Viñales, you will get to know the Cuban tobacco growing process, where farmers transmit their secrets from fathers to sons. At the end of the day, you will have a session of silent meditation surrounded by the majestic mountains of Viñales Valley, meet your inner being and fill yourself with the purity that the valley offers you.

Day 4
Relief stress in Viñales Valley

Today you can take optional excursions to Cayo Jutia or just spend time in the stunning Viñales Valley. Morning Hatha yoga and meditation in the middle of nature are some of the activities that you can enjoy today.

Day 5
Enjoy Havana like a local

After breakfast, you will embark a trip to Havana in a tourist public bus. The Afro-Cuban religion or Santeria came to the island when the Africans are brought to Cuba as slaves. In Cuba, this belief was syncretized and in the present is one of the most popular beliefs in Cuba. Today, you will visit a temple of local practitioners who will teach you their rituals, ceremonies, and the characteristics of each deity.

Afterward, you can enjoy salsa dance lessons with a local expert in Havana will make you feel happy and relax. An Afro-Cuban or Cuban salsa dance workshop of your choice is included this afternoon. At night one of the most important shows in the country brings you artists from the winner of several Grammys "Buena Vista Social Club".

Day 6
Day tour to Varadero Beach

This morning, you are going to the most beautiful beach in Cuba: Varadero. Enjoy an excursion to Bacunayagua Bridget. Lunch will be in a typical paladar restaurant.

Day 7
Hasta Luego Cuba

Today, you start your day with a morning yoga session followed by breakfast and check out.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is canceled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
  • Read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

During this event, 6 nights of accommodation are included. You will enjoy the privacy of your private room with a private bathroom in each destination.

In Havana, we will stay in a Casa Particular that has great comfort and enjoys one of the best locations in the capital.

Located steps from the majestic University of Havana, this accommodation, allows you to appreciate the colorful and unique life of the "habaneros" and appreciate cultural and historical places that are just a few meters away.

The breakfast includes exotic tropical fruits, omelet, natural juices, fresh bread, homemade jams, Cuban desserts, milk and the best coffee in the world: Cuba's!

In Trinidad, our hostesses Lisandra and Sonia will cook delicious traditional food from the Santi Spiritus region, without a doubt this will be a great opportunity to enter their kitchen and learn how to prepare some of these delicious dishes.

If you prefer vegetarian food, please let us know when you make your reservation and we will provide vegetarian dishes.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From EUR  1,299/person
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Total 1,299 EUR

Trip Facts

  • Public Tourist Bus
  • Havana, Viñales Valley and Varadero
  • José Martí (HAV)
  • Ludisis Mones