Afro-Cuban Religion Tour

2 hr

Group 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...
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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Important Details

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 
  • Local impact: how you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • On this tour you will learn about the various syncretic afro-cuban religions practiced widely in cuba, which supports the preservation of local cultural heritage.
  • Your tour also visits the home of a local artist, where part of your tour fee goes toward supporting him and his work.
Included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • One drink.
Not Included
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Food and drink other than specified above
  • Tips / gratuities for the guide.
Departure Point
Callejòn Hamel No. 1054, e/ Aramburo y Hospital, Central Havana. +53 (0) 52 917 099
Additional Info
  • Cubans love being photographed – however asking permission first is appreciated. Tipping is customary in Cuba.

Voucher Requirements

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.