HAVANA MUSIC TOUR

feat. JAZZ PLAZA FESTIVAL

14 - 20 January 2020 | 7 days (6 nights)


 

Travel to Cuba on “Support for the Cuban people” itinerary!

Explore the contemporary music & art in Cuba with Mike Polarny. He has been living part-time in Havana for the last 6 years. Perfectly connected to the art scene, he’s your expert on the local social & cultural life.

Jazz Plaza is the most famous jazz festival in Cuba, featuring Cuban and international talents. Several music venues - indoor and outdoor - throughout the whole week.

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT -10%
UNTIL 22ND of JUly, 2019

MUSIC & NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS

・Jazz Plaza Festival concerts at indoor & outdoor venues
・Buena Vista Social Club experience in an intimate setting
・Fabrica de Arte Cubano - the famous art & music venue
・introduction into rumba music, dance & culture
・contemporary & fusion music & dance
・tropical beats with local DJs
・excellent food & cocktails at carefully chosen private restaurants

DAYTIME HIGHLIGHTS

・Old Havana walking tour with a local guide
・home visit to an iconic musician
・introduction into “Santeria” religion with “babalawo” (priest)
・Fusterlandia art & social project
・Muraleando art & social project
・a visit to a recording studio
・visit to Finca Vigia - Ernest Hemingway’s house
・off-the-beaten-path private galleries, cafes and rooftop bars
・a ride on a convertible car from 1950s

“SUPPORT FOR THE CUBAN PEOPLE”

The full-time schedule is in line with the OFAC’s general license within the “Support for the Cuban people” category. You will be engaged in a full-time schedule which enhances contact with the Cuban people, supports civil society in Cuba and results in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba.

The program is subject to change. Sound Traveler is not liable for changes or cancellation of the Jazz Plaza Festival or other events by the local organisers. In such cases alternative and adequate attractions will be provided.

PRICING | 7 days (6 nights)

Private guest-houses:
single accommodation US$ 2,280 | double accommodation US$ 2,080

Hotel Riviera:
single accommodation US$ 3,280 | double/twin accommodation US$ US$ 2,780

10% early-bird discount until the 22nd of July.
Add the discount code “ilovejazz” when booking the trip.

INCLUDED

・6 nights at private guest-house / hotel with breakfast
・ all daytime attractions (tours, visits, meetings, tickets)
・all music venues & concerts at night
・afternoon snacks/ sweets/ coffee/ beverages at visited attractions
・welcome dinner and drinks
・all local transportation on private taxis
・airport pick-up, taxi to airport on return
・tour leaders & local guides
・„Support for the Cuban People” itinerary letter for U.S. citizens

NOT INCLUDED:

flights
・meals and liquids other than specified
・Cuban visa
・medical insurance

When flying directly from U.S., medical insurance is usually included in your flight ticket. Cuban visas (tourist cards) are provided by airlines at additional cost (approx. US$ 50 - US$ 100). Check and confirm with your airline.


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Bethany Smith, visual artist:
”Awwwwesome! Seriously had the BEST time!”

Jim Porto, photographer:
”Mike is the best guide in Havana, absolutely!”

Richard Lucano, musician:
“He’s your go-to for all things & music on the ground in Havana!”

Anna Gilgoff, teacher:
“Can’t thank you enough for all your kindnesses. What memories!”

Susan Christman:
”Thanks Mike for the great trip. I feel more awake since Cuba!”

Evelyn Bishop, healer:
”The sights, sounds, colors, and texture of Cuba were beyond my expectations. Mike’s expert knowledge and inside access made the experience seamless.”

Owen Byrd, activist:
”Mike put together an amazing trip! Lots of music, food, and culture.”


MIKE POLARNY & SOUND TRAVELER

Mike has been living part-time in Cuba for 6 years. He published several songs with local musicians, performed dozens of DJ gigs, produced art / video / fashion projects.

100+ travellers visited Cuba with Mike. He is a travel expert with 20 years experience in tourism, traveled himself to 55 countries on 6 continents. Originally from Poland, he nowadays enjoys a nomadic style of life, mostly around Caribbean & Latin America.

Involved in conscious dance communities, plant ceremonies, “burning man” events.

Initiated into Afro-Cuban religion, Changó is his guardian angel!

His song "Trip To Cuba" won the Dubspot New York & Ninja Tune Records contest.

He runs the Sound Traveler with a goal to share his passion for music & travel while supporting local artists. Sound Traveler Records is distributed to all digital platforms.

world traveler (55 countries), music producer, DJ, promoter, tour operator, entrepreneur, creates cultural projects with embassies & institutions

MUSIC


SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS

Part of our income on tours goes back into working with local artists: creation of music and visual content, licensing new music, hiring instrumentalists and singers, hiring recording studios and sound engineers, collaborating with filmmakers, photographers and graphics designers.

Cancellation Policy

80% refund for cancellation more than 90 days before the first day of the trip
50% refund for cancellation more than 30 days before the first day of the trip
25% refund for cancellation less than 31 days before the first day of the trip