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New Year Cultural Immersion, Dance and Yoga Retreat in Cuba - 7 Days

New Year Cuba Retreat Experience!

Come and explore Cuba with a Cuban who has local knowledge, insider secrets and history that you can not find anywhere else. This New Year Cuba Retreat is a 7-day program in which we will visit the main Cuban provinces. From Havana, Cienfuegos, Pinar del Río, to Trinidad and Sancti Spíritus. We will visit 3 of the most important sites that are part of the World Heritage.

This trip combines Hatha Yoga and Vipassana Meditation with the joy and spirituality of Cuba. The Hatha Yoga classes will harmonize your body, your breathing, your wisdom, and your spirit. With Vipassana Meditation sessions you will learn to observe your thoughts without judging them.

“Ludisis was beyond flexible and the itinerary was customized to my interests”…

To immerse yourself in Cuban culture, history, and traditions, Ludisis will show you non-tourist neighborhoods. On the other hand, we will enter local houses, share and experience local real life. Workshops of Afro-Cuban Culture, Cuban System of Health and Food will bring you closer to the Cuban reality.

Why this New Year Cuba Retreat is for you?

  • Feel get back in time when visiting the colonial jewel of Trinidad, a gorgeous city with its main square surrounded by magnificent 18th-century buildings.
  • Enjoy the ultimate experience while visiting local Afro Cuban temples. As an illustration of  Afro-Cuban Culture or Santeria, the true protagonists will teach you about this transcendental African influence
  • Prepare for an adventure to the Viñales Valley, located in the westernmost of Cuban provinces, called by some Cuba’s natural Cathedral and declared UNESCO World Cultural Landscape, but also known for growing the best tobacco in the world
  • Breathtaking tour to the Topes de Collantes Natural Park in the chambray mountains. Delight yourself with its huge natural pools, as well as its beautiful waterfalls.  Explore its fascinating flora and fauna, for instance, The Colibrí or the national bird: El Tocororo

All this with the guide of Ludisis, who will be at your disposal throughout the trip to give you the best New Year experience in Cuba.

Discover Cuba with a Cuban!

Discover Cuba with a Cuban Yoga teacher who knows every corner of the country and will ensure that you have a unique experience in this yoga retreat.

On this new year Cuba retreat, you will experience Cuban music, a meditation on the beach, eating delicious Cuban dishes, making new friends, practicing Hatha Yoga.

You will also get inspired, increase your flexibility, learn about spirituality. In addition, you will gain more energy, enjoy nature with like-minded people, and change your life!

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.


On this retreat, you will experience Cuban music, a meditation on the beach, eating delicious Cuban dishes, making new friends, practicing Hatha Yoga.

You will also get inspired, increase your flexibility, learn about spirituality, gain more energy, enjoy nature with like-minded people, and change your life!

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
"Bienvenido a Cuba"

Today you will arrive in Cuba and Ludisis will pick you up at the José Martí International Airport in Havana.

Check-in at Casa Casa Particular in Havana.

Walking tour through the historical center of Old Havana with our local guide in English.

Lunch in the heart of Old Havana, in one of those old squares that will captivate you with its colonial architecture (price not included).

Day 2
"Trinidad, the past in the present"

Delicious breakfast prepared lovingly by your local hosts at Casa Particular in Havana.

Travel by classic car with air conditioning to the city of Trinidad, one of the best preserved colonial cities, not only in Cuba but also in Latin America (included).

Short Excursion to the City of Cienfuegos: The call Pearl of the South.

Check in at Villa Sonia our private house in Trinidad 1:00 p.m.

Walking Tour of the city of Trinidad (Optional Transfer to the city: 8 CUC).

Tasty lunch prepared by our hostess Sonia (price not included- price range from 10 CUC to 20 CUC)

Night of Traditional Music and Cuban Folklore on the Stairway of the House of Music of Trinidad. It is the most popular place to dance Salsa under the stars of Cuba (transfer to the club and entrance fee not included).

Day 3
"Eco - Topes de Collantes Natural Park"

Enjoy the tasty tropical fruits at your breakfast in Villa Sonia.

Excursion to the Topes de Collantes Natural Park, an immense protected area that owns 45% of the country’s endemic birds (optional, recommended, price not included).

Lunch in a restaurant of typical rural food in the middle of nature (if you take the excursion-price not included).

Vipassana Meditation session and Hatha Yoga class at sunset on the seashore (included).

Homemade Cuban dinner made by our local hostesses Lisandra and Sonia.

Excellent opportunity to learn to prepare some of the most exquisite dishes of Cuban cuisine (optional dinner-price not included).

Day 4
"Enjoy Havana like a local"

Delicious breakfast at the Villa Sonia.

Travel in old classic car with air conditioning to the city of Havana, which next year will celebrate his 500th birthday (included).

Classes of Afro-Cuban Dance and Dance Salsa Cubana with Ludisis (included).

Tour of modern Havana in a classic American classic car (optional tour book before the trip).

Traditional show of Cuban live music with a cast that has won 7 Grammy awards, members of the famous “Buena Vista Social Club”, all combined with the best Creole food and cocktails (book in advance if you wish to attend.) The best traditional music shows and Cuban dance in the country.

Day 5
"Best Cuban New Year Party"

Section of Hatha Yoga and meditation with views of Havana.

Delicious breakfast at Casa Particular in Havana.

Free Time to enjoy havana by yourself.

Preparation for the celebration of the new year.

Guided tour with Ludisis to the neighborhoods of Havana where you will know the real life of the Cuban.

Introduction to Cuban popular culture, guided custom tour by your local guide Ludisis (Visits to non-tourist neighborhoods, workshop on Cuban health system. Food distribution system, visits to “Un Solar” (local community homes that are not visited by tourists).

Great New Year Celebration You will enjoy the best new year’s experience surrounded by music, typical food, dances and many surprises. (The transportation to the place and the value of the dinner are not included).

Day 6
"Behind the Cuban Tobacco Route in the Valley of Viñales"

Breakfast at Casa Particular in Havana and check in at another Casa Particular (included).

Transfer to Viñales by private car (included).

Horseback riding through the tobacco plantations and workshop on the production and harvesting of Cuban tobacco (recommended – not included).

Tour of caves, prehistoric murals and coffee plantations (included).

Lunch at the Guajiro restaurant (organic food from the garden to the table), (lunch not included).

Transfer to Havana (included).

Dinner in Havana (not included).

Day 7
"Hasta Pronto Cuba"

Hatha Yoga and Vipassana Meditation Section (Closing Ceremony of the retreat).

Breakfast and Check out at Casa Particular in Havana.

Transfer to the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana (included).

What's included?

  • 6 nights beautiful accommodation in Havana and Trinidad
  • Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga Classes and Vipassana Meditation sessions with our Cuban yoga teacher, Ludisis.
  • 7 x breakfasts lovingly prepared by our local hosts
  • Free airport pickup and dropoff...because we want to meet you as soon as possible.
  • All Transportations to and from Trinidad, Viñales, and Havana.
  • The best “New Year Party” with locals. Get ready to dance Salsa Cubana all night long!
  • Guided Walking tour of Old Havana in English.
  • Short Excursion to Cienfuegos.
  • Life changing visits to non-tourist neighborhoods in Havana to meet locals and know the real Cuba life
  • The Guide and personalized attention to each client of the local Ludisis.
  • Explanatory Afro Cuban culture workshop from local practitioners.
  • A free 2 hours Salsa Dance Lessons with locals.

What is not included?

  • Airfare, Visas, Travel Insurance.
  • Dinners and lunches not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Expenses for purchases and souvenirs.
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and hosts.
  • Extra dance and yoga classes, not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • New Year Celebration Dinner price and Ticket for Party.
  • Transportation not mention.

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.


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.com

Check the US Department of State’s Office of Consular Affairs website. UU – travel.state.gov – to get the most recent tips.

Our Villa in Trinidad

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.

Main entrance Casa Particular Trinidad

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.

In Trinidad, we will stay in Villa that is more than 80 years old, this Casa Particular is surrounded by the sea, the Escambray mountains make the air pure and they are a beautiful sight.

In this accommodation, you will enjoy incomparable sunsets. I recommend you try the piña colada that your hostess Lisandra makes while you swing in one of the hammocks and contemplate the sunset!

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 enquiry via the form below.

New Year Cultural Immersion, Dance and Yoga Retreat in Cuba
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From € 1,650.00 € 1,599.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Private Car
  • 9
  • 18
  • Ludisis Mones
  • Havana, Viñales Valley, Cienfuegos, Trinidad de Cuba
  • (HAV) Jose Martí International Airport of Havana