Travel to our newest yoga retreat destination, Cuba, and scratch this beautiful, intriguing and safe island in the Caribbean off your bucket list.

Enjoy a week-long journey disconnecting from the everyday grind, and reconnecting with a culture like no other. Under the guidance of yoga teacher Claudette Stears, we will deepen our yoga practice, connect with mother nature and ourselves, and immerse in Cuban culture. This retreat provides the chance to explore Havana, Vinales Valley and Cuba's beautiful beaches with English and Spanish speaking guides alongside Claudette and Reinier. Days are filled with yoga practice and a variety of excursions before returning to iconic 5 star Hotel Nacional De Cuba.

Location  Havana, Cuba
Dates  November 10-16, 2019
Hosts A yoga and cultural retreat through Cuba with yoga teacher Claudette Stears and Drishti Journeys founder Reinier Voorwinde


ACCOMMODATIONS

5 Star Hotel Nacional De Cuba in Havana is considered a symbol of history, culture, and Cuban identity. 87 years of history give prestige to the classic for distinction Gran Caribe hotel chain. The guns that made up the old Santa Clara Battery are on exhibition at the garden, they were declared part of the World Heritage Site. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and it was inscribed in the World Memory Register. With its privileged location in the middle of Vedado, the center of Havana, it stands on a hill just a few meters from the sea, and offers a great view of the Havana Harbor; the seawall and the city.

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AMENITIES

  • Air conditioned luxury rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Rooftop yoga studio

  • Spa Services (additional cost)

  • Safe in Room

  • Complimentary bottled and filtered drinking water

  • Outdoor lounge spaces for reading and relaxing


ITINERARY

November 10

  • Airport Arrivals and Transportation

  • Check in Hotel Nacional De Cuba

  • Meet and Greet/Opening Ceremony

  • Group Dinner

November 11

  • Yoga Practice

  • Group Breakfast

  • Old Havana Walking Tour

  • Group Lunch

  • Havana Classic Car Driving Tour

  • HH Hemingway Bars (Drinks incl.)

November 12

  • Yoga Practice

  • Group Breakfast

  • Day Trip to Unesco World Heritage Vinales Valley (incl. Lunch)

  • Meditation Practice

November 13

  • Yoga Practice

  • Group Breakfast

  • Half Day Trip to Playa Santa Maria

  • Yoga Practice

  • Group Dinner

November 14

  • Yoga Practice

  • Group Breakfast

  • Cuban Cooking Class & Lunch

  • RoofTop Old Havana Tour (Drinks incl.)

November 15

  • Yoga Practice

  • Group Breakfast

  • Free Day

  • Meditation Practice

  • Group Dinner

  • Bueno Vista Social Club Live Music

November 16

  • Yoga Practice

  • Closing Ceremony

  • Group Breakfast

  • Airport Transportation and Departures


INCLUDED

  • 6 nights accommodations at 5 star Hotel Nacional De Cuba

  • 6 breakfasts at Hotel De Nacional De Cuba

  • 4 traditional Cuban lunches

  • 4 traditional Cuban dinners

  • Daily yoga/meditation practice (suitable for all levels)

  • Excursion to Unesco World Heritage Site Vinales Valley (incl. lunch)

  • Excursion to Unesco World Heritage Site Old Havana

  • Excursion to Playa Del Este Santa Maria

  • Excursion to Buenos Vista Social Club Music Performance

  • Excursion in Havana in Vintage Classic Car

  • Excursion to local Cuban home for traditional cooking class (incl. lunch)

  • Excursion to classic Hemingway bars (drinks incl.)

  • Excursion to best roof tops in Havana (drinks incl.)

  • One hour Internet card in Cuba for outside hotel use( liquid cold!)

  • Private roundtrip transfers from José Martí International Airport (HAV) to Hotel Nacional De Cuba

  • Private roundtrip transportation for all excursions with English speaking guides

  • All applicable taxes, fees and services

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to and from José Martí International Airport (HAV)

  • Entrance Visa to Cuba ($50 per person)

  • Alcoholic beverages and meals not in itinerary

  • Optional gratuities for your local guides


PRICING

$2895 Hotel Room Double Occupancy (per person)
$3295 Hotel Room Single Occupancy


If you are interested in this retreat, there will be a 10-15 question survey and an in-person or phone interview to follow.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Drishti Journeys partners with Ripcord to provide travel insurance to its participants. If you would like to purchase travel insurance, please visit Ripcord's website.