Afro Cuban and Rumba (Preferable on Sundays)

Afro Cuban and Rumba (Preferable on Sundays)

From $89.00 USD per person

If you are curious or interested in the African culture and its huge influence in Cuba, this tour will take you back in the history when slavery was practiced all over the island and how their religion and beliefs, brought along with them, influenced the island giving birth to the Afro-Cuban religion.

Highlights:

  • Guanabacoa Museum
  • El Callejón de Hamel (Rumba on Sundays)
  • First hand encounter with Afro-Cuban religious practitioners

Meeting point: Meet at Parque Central close to Jose Marti Statue. The tour guide will be holding a sign with your name.

Schedule:

09:00 AM – Meet your local guide and driver and then drive to Guanabacoa the cradle of the Afro Cuban Religion.

9:45 AM - Visit to Guanabacoa Museum.

The museum’s strong ties to the local community allow it to be a meeting place for a series of activities related to slavery and African culture. The Museum features the following seven collections: Religious Ethnology, Ornamental Arts and Furniture, Painting and Drawing, Weapons, Archaeology, Objects of Historical Value, Documents, and Pictures.

11:15 AM- Afro-Cuban Culture: El Callejón de Hamel.

Every Sunday is an unmissable feast of fast, kicking rumba show and electric jam sessions, which draws huge crowds of tourists and the local community. Invited guests, an artistic community feeling, and a responsive audience makes this a hot venue.

12: 30 PM- Lunch at a selected Paladar (Not included).

2:00 PM - Balawo tour.

Meet Afro-Cuban religious practitioners first hand in this authentic and once-in-a-lifetime invitation to go inside the homes of a “palero” (Palo del Monte) and a “babalawo” (Santería), two mysterious traditions brought to Cuba from Congo and Nigeria respectively. These “priests” will share their altars that are made to communicate with the dead, the saints, and a pantheon of African deities. The journey will take place in Cayo Hueso beginning in Parque Trillo and ending at the Callejón de Hamel. This is an opportunity to discuss these pagan beliefs that continue to have great importance in Cuban arts and culture.

4:00 PM - The guide and driver will drop you off at Parque Central.  End of the activities.

Person

Price per Person

1

$306.00

2

$182.00

3

$141.00

4

$120.00

5

$108.00

6

$100.00

7

$94.00

8

$89.00

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