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Discover Havana's Afro-Cuban Culture

From US$ 32 per person
Based on 5 Reviews
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highlights
  • Explore Callejon de Hammel, a place integral to Afro-Cuban gatherings
  • Dive into the beautiful sub-cultures of Havana
  • Learn more about Afro-Cuban religion
  • Visit local homes to meet and interact with devotees
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!

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. 
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • One drink.
what’s excluded
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Food and drink other than specified above
  • Tips / gratuities for the guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 2 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Havana, Cuba
customer reviews
4.6 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
Excellent Tour
LARRY WIGGS From United States of America At
5 - Excellent
“Salvador was there and I shook his hand. The artwork and cultural lessons were fantastic.”
Very Good
Adrian Freeman From United States of America At
4 - Very Good
“Very Good”
Wonderful afro cuban tour
Roland Lisle From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Taken place at Callejon de Hamel, great information and history with an awesome tour guide (janet). Very interesting and definitely worth the price.”
Very Interesting and Informative
Dwight Turner From USA At
4 - Very Good
“Great tour with a great guide. Very informative, but almost too much info. A postcard or bookmark with the orishas and their names would be very helpful. This tour isn't for everyone, but definitely anyone who'd like a quick tour of Afro Cuban religions and is ready to soak up all the details. Interactive dance was also a great highlight.”
Good to know 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.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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