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Discover Havana's Afro-Cuban Culture

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  • 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. 
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Havana's Afro-Cuban Culture
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“I really enjoyed this tour. The host did an excellent job of informing us about Afro-Cuban culture. She was very socialble and willing to answer all questions. This was one of the highlights of my time in Cuba.”
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Discover Havana's Afro-Cuban Culture was OUTSTANDING!
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“1st - Our tour guide, Janet was phenomenal! Her explanation of the nuances of the Afro-Cuban history, religion, community, and the people captured your attention from the beginning of the tour until the very end. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants an in depth and personal view into fhe Afro-Cuban culture.

Annnnd we got to meet Salvador! How awesome!!!!”
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 - Max 8 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Havana, Cuba
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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.
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