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5 Days Getaway Yoga Retreat with A Local in Havana and Viñales, Cuba - 5 Days

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Getaway Yoga Retreat to Cuba

This getaway yoga retreat program is a five-day trip that will take you to Havana, Vinales valley, and a Cayo Jutia Key, a virgin hidden paradise in the province of Pinar del Rio in Cuba.

You can expect a Cuban cultural immersion while enjoying salsa dance lessons, and captivating workshops about the Afro-Cuban culture heritage. In addition, horseback riding excursions, daily yoga lessons and a tobacco farm tour in Viñales valley.

This getaway and yoga retreat in Cuba is simply made for you! American citizens can join this tour.

Highlights of this getaway Yoga Retreat, Cuba

  • 5 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Excursion and walking tours
  • Dancing lessons and culture heritage workshops
  • Airport and ground transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Daily breakfast

Real Cuban immersion

Additionally, you will delve into a historical walking tour through the colonial Old Havana which this year celebrates its 500th anniversary of founding. This getaway not only gives you the best of Cuba but also offers you blissful daily Hatha yoga classes (all levels are welcome).

Yalorde Yoga as a local will provide you personalized attention and an unforgettable retreat experience showing you the secrets of Cuba that only a local knows.

During your 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).

You need to carry a full-time schedule itinerary in order to meet the requirement. Yalorde Yoga includes this itinerary for free when you book with them.

Do you have a question or want just to reserve your spot? Contact us here

During this retreat, you will take part in an old Havana walking tour and an excursion to a non-touristy neighborhood in Havana with Ludisis Mones, a day excursion to one of the hidden key of Pinar del Río, and tobacco interactive workshop in Viñales Valley and visit the real local Yoruba temple.

The classes that will be carried out during our yoga retreat, are all planned to avoid in this way an unnecessarily difficult practice and that it may cause injuries to our clients.

Ludisis Mones our certified yoga instructor will offer you a range of asana, pranayama and meditation sequences, so you can choose which sequence is best suited to your self-exploration.

Instead of thinking about asanas held for a long time as static, we will encourage you to perform small adjustment movements that provide stronger stability and more comfort for breathing, body, and mind.

The Hatha yoga classes will gradually go from the simple to the complex in this way the body opens more easily and consequently more safely.

In our classes, we will enter the stillness from the moment we step on the Mat, during the most intense phases of practice and even in savasana. We hope you will join us and enjoy our yoga retreat. We have prepared it with love.

Day 1
Welcome to your Cuba getaway

Today, you will arrive in Cuba, and Ludisis will pick you up at José Martí International Airport (HAV).

You will be transferred to 'Casa Particular' (guest house), the trip is about 35 minutes. Upon arrival, your local hosts will give you a warm welcome and show you your room. To immerse in the pure Cuban culture, you will head to the Ludisis neighborhood to discover 'the real life of Cubans'. In this non-tourist neighborhood, you can appreciate the lives of the locals, learn about the Cuban currency and the peculiar and lively bustling life of Havana residents.

In the afternoon, you will have a welcome ceremony in which you will meet with the other participants and have dinner together in a local paladar (privately owned restaurant) (dinner not included).

Day 2
Viñales Valley, "natural cathedral of Cuba"

Today in the morning, Yalorde Yoga invites you to a relaxing session of Hatha yoga and meditation that will transport you to self-observation and prepare for the rest of the day's activities.

Your local hosts will prepare a delicious breakfast in which you will be served with tropical fruits such as guava or papaya. Then you will visit the west of the Cuban provinces, the provinces' main attraction is its natural beauty.

Today, you will visit the natural cathedral of Cuba. The province of Pinar del Rio is not only famous for the Viñales Valley, Unesco's world cultural landscape, but also for cultivating the best tobacco in the world. You will receive a captivating tobacco tour and workshop and you will get to know the protagonists of Cuban tobacco cultivation.

Today, you will have free time to discover this natural treasure. You will be accommodated in a private house (pension, one night in the Viñales).

Transfers from Havana to Viñales round trip is included in public tourist bus. Activities included today are guidance and a demonstrative tour on Cuban tobacco. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included this day.

Day 3
Day excursion to "a hidden virgin key"

Retreat yourself in a hidden island of four square kilometers of surface that belongs to the Archipelago of the Colorados, near Viñales Valley. Here, you will enjoy one of the most pristine beaches of Cuba, white sands, and turquoise waters where you can enjoy the Caribbean tranquillity. To recreate and enjoy this key to the maximum, you can hire some optional excursions to dive on the reefs, for which it is necessary to travel by boat.

You can also rent water bikes and snorkel in the nearby reefs. Revitalize and end your day with a relaxing session of Hatha yoga and Meditation on the shores of this beautiful Tuquesa beach.

Day 4
Exploring Havana inside out

Today after having breakfast in Viñales, you will make a trip down to Havana. An Afro Cuban culture heritage workshop with a priest of the Afro-Cuban culture awaits you today. It will be an exciting experience that you will love. A salsa dance lesson with Ludisis is included. Be amazed and immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Cuban capital as you walk through Old Havana.

You will enter its historic center, which, together with its fortification system, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO. The historical center of Havana has 3370 buildings, the majority of great environmental, and heritage value. Walking through this walled city, you will know its most characteristic symbols such as El Capitolio, El Templete, La Giraldilla, and El Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro.

You will also appreciate the five main squares that define the physiognomy of the old city: Arms, San Francisco de Assis Square, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza del Cristo.

Tonight, you will have the chance to attend a concert of traditional Cuban music in Havana (ticket not included). Today's accommodation will be at Casa Particular (pension, one night in Havana). Transfers from Viñales to Havana, the return trip is included by a public tourist bus.

Activities included are a walking tour through Old Havana in English, Afro-Cuban workshop with a priest of the Afro-Cuban culture, and a Salsa dance session. Activities that are up to the individual are the museum of the revolution (5 CUC), the national museum of fine arts (5 CUC), vintage car tour, and Buena Vista social club show and dinner (70 CUC). Breakfast is included on this day.

Day 5
Totally immerse in the Cuban culture

Enjoy a session of Hatha yoga and Vipassana meditation as a farewell ceremony. Salsa dance lesson, breakfast, and departure at Casa Particular in Havana. Transfer to the José Martí International Airport (HAV) in Havana (included).

What's included?

  • The local guide, Ludisis, always at your disposal
  • Transfer to Viñales and Havana in a public tourist bus
  • 4 nights accommodation in typical Cuban private houses
  • All breakfasts
  • Day trip excursion to a hidden virgin key
  • Daily classes of Hatha yoga
  • Tobacco farm tour in Viñales Valley
  • Transfers to the airport
  • Afro-Cuban culture heritage workshops
  • 2 salsa dancing lessons
  • Old Havana walking tour with Ludisis

What is not included?

  • Flights, tickets, and any visas required
  • Tax and services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Activities mentioned as not included in the itinerary
  • Transfer to optional activities
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CAN AMERICANS CITIZENS JOIN THIS CUBA TOUR?

Yes, as an American citizen you can travel to Cuba legally and join our Cuba Tours and Retreats. Select the category Support for the Cuban people when buying the tourist card or visa.

HOW TO GET THE CUBAN VISA FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS?

If you are a US citizen, permanent US resident, or have any type of American Visa and are considering traveling to Cuba this information will interest you.If you decide to fly with an airline from the US, you can buy your tourist card directly through the airline or online.Passengers traveling through a third country can buy the card at the airport where it connects with Havana. You can also buy cards in advance through www.cubavisaservices.comCheck the US Department of State’s Office of Consular Affairs website. UU – travel.state.gov – to get the most recent tips.

DOES A LOCAL GUIDE THIS TRIP?

Yes, Ludisis Mones is the Local guide and Yoga teacher that will be at your disposal during the whole trip.

  • 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 and our Retreat participant waiver for more information.

During this event, 4 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.

Casas Guajiras in Viñales is private houses located in the middle of nature. The houses are redefined by the valley and its majestic mountains. In them, you will enjoy the simplicity, purity, and cleanliness that characterizes the Cuban countryside.

All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and towels. In both accommodations, Yalorde Yoga provides personalized assistance and all the services you need to make your stay during the retreat a wonderful one.

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 Viñales, our hostesses 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  1,060/person
1060
Total 1,060 EUR

Trip Facts

  • Public Tourist Bus
  • 6
  • Ludisis Mones
  • (HAV) Jose Martí International Airport of Havana
  • All Levels