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Afro-Cuban Religion Tour, Havana tour

Afro-Cuban Religion Tour

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Have a religious experience on this Havana tour that hooks you up with local customs, folklore, and beliefs. Learn about the Afro-Cuban religions from a local insider -  there are similarities to voodoo so expect this to be one colourful, eclectic, unconventional religious tour!  

Highlights:
  • Experience the Afro-Cuban religion at a grassroots level
  • Visit local homes and learn about the religion from local devotees
  • Explore one of Havana’s sub-cultures not often seen by tourists
  • Visit Callejon de Hammel, a central part of Afro-Cuban gatherings 

Tour style:Real life experience, walking/orientation trip, local life/culture, heritage and history.
Inclusions:Local English speaking guide, one drink.
Exclusions:Transportation to and from meeting point, food and drink other than specified above, tips / gratuities for the guide.
Group size:Maximum 8
Schedule details:
  • Duration:2 hours
  • Meeting point:

    Callejòn Hamel No. 1054, e/ Aramburo y Hospital, Central Havana. +53 (0) 52 917 099

  • Start time: 9.30 AM
  • Finish point:

    Callejon de Hammel, Central Havana.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
  • Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
  • Additional information: Cubans love being photographed – however asking permission first is appreciated. Tipping is customary in Cuba.
  • Child policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Language: English

Also runs from:1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019

Itinerary:

There’s a lot more to Havana than meets the eye, and we want to show you one of the coolest cultures in the city. On this unique Havana tour, you’ll understand the various syncretic Afro-Cuban religions practiced widely in Cuba, as explained by an English-speaking expert in the field. Our local guide will walk you through parts of central Havana and into the homes of some devotees of the various religions, some of which are similar to voodoo.

That's about all we can tell you (who doesn't love a bit of mystery, eh?!), except we can also tell you this: your Havana culture tour starts and finishes in the spectacular Callejon de Hammel - a small and colourfully decorated alley in central Havana, created by local resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. Sit and enjoy a cool drink while you soak up the atmosphere of this famous alleyway, decorated with scrap objects like bathtubs, hand pumps, and pinwheels, and has now become a cultural focal point with workshops for young Cuban children to learn painting. 


Your trip:

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 8 people.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.