Salsa in the streets of CubaTrinidad, Cuba

A visit to Cuba isn't complete without making your way down to the idyllic, cobblestoned town of Trinidad. If you can tear your eyes away from the colourful houses, and quaint villages, you won't want to miss the opportunity to take part in a salsa dancing lesson. Cuba has a vibrant music scene, and being the birthplace of salsa, there's no better place to let your hair down and give it a whirl. In a lesson, you'll be guided through the basic steps of the salsa, which you can dance alone or with a partner. Sway your hips, smile and just let the music guide you.

It won't be long before you're confidently stepping out onto the dance floor with the locals to show off your new moves. In between putting your best foot forward, Cuba consistently surprises and delights on Intrepid Travel's Best of Cuba tour. You'll get lost in the old-world charm of Havana, plunge into the iridescent waters of Bahia de Cochinos in Cienfuegos, shimmy to Afro-Cuban beats in Santiago de Cuba, and savour the taste of prawns in coconut sauce and banana-stuffed tamales in Baracoa. Sure, people will tell you the internet is slow and expensive and there's occasions where creature comforts can be few and far between, but Cuba's charm is undeniable.

get there

There are direct flights from a few major airports in Central and South America, as well as Canada, the UK and Spain.

This journey is part of Intrepid Travel’s Best of Cuba tour, which starts from US$1904 and departs year-round.

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