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Havana

Cuba

Havana

3650€ 3400€ per person

WHO IS THIS SPANISH IMMERSION RETREAT FOR?

This immersive Spanish retreat is intended for all Spanish lovers who want to not only get the gist of the language but also immerse themselves in Spanish speaking culture while studying and traveling. If you are a beginner in Spanish or you want to advance your current skills, you are going to learn a full Spanish-Entry-A-level course that will leave you with great basic conversational Spanish skills and hopefully the best memories of Cuba!

You will learn about the best methods for effective language learning through methodic workshops that teach you not only the theory but will be put into practice day by day when going about the Cuban life!

If you haven’t done a language retreat before, this is the time to savour the benefits of learning while you dive into the cultural aspects of a society.  Ultimately it will be one of the best things you’ll ever experience (I’m speaking out of experience) and that is why we are more than happy to accompany you on your language learning journey!

Discover Cuba’s most beautiful towns and breathtaking countrysides on our itinerary.

Havana and Trinidad

With its lively atmosphere, non-stop music playing on the streets, people, dance, history, culture, the Cuban capital Havana is an unforgettable place to visit. Dive deep into the Cuban world for as long as 12 days and feel how it like to be and live like a Cuban! You will be surprised at how much you’ll learn in just 12 days of traveling and interacting with Cubans on an intense immersion.

Read our full Havana and Cuba guide here in our latest blog post!

Havana is the biggest city in Cuba, so we will take our time to explore different sites and activities throughout the first week. Each morning you will have Spanish lessons from 9 am-12 am, right after a homemade typical Cuban breakfast at our villa apartment. After classes, you’ll have time to either cook lunch at home or explore Cuban cuisine in one of the many “paladares” (typical Cuban restaurants) throughout the city. In the afternoon there will be an activity from the ones mentioned.

Trinidad is one of the oldest colonial towns in Cuba and absolutely worth exploring. Some fun activities we’ll explore there include horseback-riding to amazing national parks and swimming in natural waterfalls.

  • Departure
    Havana, Cuba
  • Departure Time
    05 MARCH 2021
  • Return Time
    16 MARCH 2021
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    Accomodation
    Activity entry fees
    Airport Transfers
    Course materials
    Daily breakfast
    Daily cultural activities
    Daily language lessons (21h in total)
    Ground transportation
    Guided tours
    Language workshops
    Personal Guide
    Welcome gift
  • Not Included
    Extracurricular activities
    International flight
    Lunch & dinner
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Visa
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Day 1: Arrivals (Thank God it's Friday!)

Exciting news, you've finally arrived at your new destinations for the next week(s) and we are thrilled to welcome you to Cuba! We know you might be pretty wired out after probably a long day of travels, but hey, we're in Cuba! Take in the new impressions, people, flavor & dances while enjoying a chilled-out welcome dinner with the rest of your new trip mates, listen to a live Cuban music band, and dive into our first salsa dancing in Cuba!
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Day 2: Let the weekend begin!

It's Saturday and after sleeping in (at least for a little bit) we'll be waiting for you with a home-made original Cuban breakfast, made by our lovely Cuban hosts, to start the day! This will be your first Cuban exchange where we get to talk and learn firsthand about Cuban culture with our hosts, right at home. After the best Cuban coffee we should be ready to take the day! Let's go and explore Havana in a1960's convertible. While cruising around the city we will get more insight into Havana's and Cuba's history by driving by the most historical sights. In the evening you'll experience Havana's vibrant nightlife with a bar crawl and visit Havana's best night gallery/bar/concert hall/hangout spot Fábrica de Arte. But wait, this is only the beginning!
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Day 3: Historical Tour

After our first night out in Havana, it's time to get some rest on a relaxing but definitely not boring Sunday. After all, we are in Havana! Sundays in Havana are best known to happen at the infamous Callejón de Hamel, the hub of Afro-Cuban culture! Learn all about Afro-Cuban heritage, religion, dance and so many more traditions that are deeply rooted in Cuba's diverse culture.  
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Day 4-8: Let's get our Spanish on!

This is the first day of our Spanish classes! After another delicious Cuban breakfast you'll have 3 hours of Spanish classes until 12 pm. Every day, we'll have an activity going on in the afternoon to reinforce our cultural knowledge. Learning a new language is always easier with immersing in a new culture! And that will be by activities like
  • Cuban cooking class
  • Spanish language exchange
  •  Havana food tour
  •  Havana guided walking tour
  •  Beach day
  • Havana oldie car tour
  • Salsa dance class
  • Night outs, bar crawling tour w/Cuban hosts
*Itinerary is subject to changes and detailed itinerary will be confirmed once course is complete
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Day 8-12: It's the weekend again and we're off to Trinidad!

This weekend is reserved for a special place and a must-do excursion while in Cuba! We are going to the colonial town called Trinidad where we are relaxing and taking a weekend off of Cuba's hectic capital. Trinidad is right the opposite with its breathtaking natural parks and waterfalls. Activities here are going to be:
  • Natural reserve “Parque El Cubano” visit
  • Horseback-riding to waterfalls and through Cuban coffee and sugar plantations in Trinidad (day excursion)
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Trinidad, Cuba

Mi casa, su casa! 
We will be accommodated in an apartment in Centro/Old Habana, central to all main touristic sites and the vibrant local Cuban neighborhoods where you will experience the Cuban hospitality and way of life. The accommodation includes daily breakfast and shared double rooms* (max.3 per room). Our daily Spanish lessons will be held at our apartment shortly after breakfast.
  Havana Cuba accommodation Ling oTravel

Cuba Retreat Registration 

Deadline: January 31, 2021

To register for our Cuba trip, please fill in the following form and pay the deposit fee* to save your spot. Once you have filled out the form you will be redirected to pay the deposit fee with PayPal which will complete your registration. Please note, that this is necessary to ensure that anyone interested can guarantee their spot, as participation is limited to a maximum of 10 people. Your application is only valid and complete with the paid deposit fee. After successfully registering you will be contacted by us within the next 48 hours to communicate the further steps. As far as payment goes, after the deposit is paid in full we will provide you with a monthly payment plan that can be split up to a month before departure. You can read more on our terms and conditions.


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