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June 2017

Experience the African Diaspora in Cuba

See Cuba as it truly is...from the moment you step onto the ground, you’ll be swept up in authentic Cuban cultural experiences! Deepen your understanding of the traditions, spirituality, community, and arts that came to Cuba through the African diaspora. Through extensive, daily interaction with dancers, musicians, historians and scholars, a culture that has survived centuries… will come alive!

Program Highlights

Quick Links

  • Build historical understanding of the African influence on Cuban culture and life over several centuries

  • Engage with academics & historians, specializing in the multiple branches of Afro-Cuban ancestry:  Yoruba, Congo, Arara, and Abakua, as well as strong Haitian & Jamaican traditions

  • Enjoy personalized dance or music workshops from friendly, knowledgeable professionals who will help you feel the Cuban rhythms with the greatest of ease... whatever your level of experience!

  • Immerse yourself in the dance and music of the island, from the Afro-Cuban roots to the Salsa of today, observing breath-taking performances, and getting behind the scenes to meet the artists.  

  • Experience Cuba’s natural beauty as it connects to the Orishas of the Yoruba Pantheon, accompanied by experts in Afro-Cuban traditions...from the ocean and the river, to the forest and the mountain.

  • Meet celebrated artists and view their art, in their home studios and at local crafts markets

  • Visit important historical locations including Old Havana and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as urban and rural Cuban living environments

  • Open exchange and dialogue with Cubans who share some of the same interests as you … learn directly from them about their every-day lives, opinions, and goals for the future.

Diaspora Program Details

Program Details

Travel Dates

June 25- Jul 1

(7 days/6 nights)

*4 day option also available

Sample Itinerary


Oceanside hotel in Miramar neighborhood of Havana

(or equivalent)


All Meals except 3

(7 day program)

What's Included

  • Double Occupancy Accommodations boutique Hotel. (*single upgrade available)

  • All meals except 3, to allow travelers to enjoy local cuisine

  • MetaMovements letter of certification that your program will meet all current US & Cuban travel regulations.

  • Knowledgeable Cuban Guides and experienced drivers throughout our trip

  • Friendly MetaMovements Tour Liaisons to assist you before, during and after your trip

  • Airport transfers for those who arrive at a pre-arranged group flight time

  • Pre-tour planning and packing guidance

  • Welcome reception and orientation

  • 24 hour emergency assistance available during the trip

  • Translation for non-Spanish speaking travelers

  • Exciting tours and educational people-to-people exchanges, hand-picked by our experienced staff with your interests in mind (as presented in personal interest surveys)

  • Opportunities to customize your program, by signing up for private lessons or other add-ons

Program Costs & Deadlines

Diaspora Prices

Land Package Price


(7 day program)


(4 day program)

Register by APRIL 17, 2017 (Regular Registration)

Based on double occupancy

Late Registration Fee (add $200 to regular land package)

How to Register

* Complete an application <HERE>

* Place a deposit <HERE>

* Select African Diaspora Option

* Let us know if you'd like MM to book your flight

* Complete an interest survey <HERE>

* Stay tuned via email & Facebook for updates!

Optional Add-ons

*Single room upgrade        

$400 (7 day program)

NOTE: Will be charged if registering as a single traveler  & we are unable to match a roommate

*Program extension

Varies- Contact us for details

*Flight & Visa Booking & Coordination

Save time by letting us research!

Not Included / Other Costs

Not Included / Other Costs

Have Questions?
Want to Stay in Touch for Future Trips?


* Price varies based on departure location and vary daily

* MetaMovements offers a service to research & book flight on your behalf


* Price varies based on airline (~$75-$120)

* Where available, MetaMovements offers a service to book visa on your behalf

Cuban Health Insurance

* Typically priced between $25-$50

* Sometimes included in cost of flight

Tips & Gratuities

* MetaMovements will provide typical ranges


​ Spending money

* Additional food and beverages and activities (outside of program)

* Varies from traveler to traveler, spending guide available upon request!

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