• Cuba
    • Havana
2 - 4 weeks

Program Details

City Exploring Dancing Horseback Riding
Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family Hostel
Primary Language
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Four week price includes accommodation (28 nights) in shared room with breakfast & lunch included (private rooms also available).

Spanish lessons (structured/intensive) each morning Monday to Friday from 09:00-12:00.

Dance lessons featuring Salsa – Tuesday and Thursday at 14:00 in a licensed dance school (approximately one hour each lesson). Ratio of instructor to student 1:1

Discover Cuba cultural excursions/activities Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon (usually commencing 14:00).

Two weekends feature a guided trip to the beach.

Week 3 is an adventure week in Viñales; inclusive transfers, accommodation, breakfast & lunch, Spanish lessons and adventure activities each day (see website for full details).
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Meals Tour Guide Transportation
What's Included (Extra)

Includes 28 nights accommodation, breakfast & lunch, welcome camino, 15 hours weekly intensive Spanish lessons, two weekly dance lessons, three weekly cultural excursions/activities, two escorted trips to the beach and an adventure week to Viñales including daily activities described.

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Private taxi/airport transfer on arrival USD 40 each way. Dinner is not included but many options on your doorstep to provide for all budgets.

Dec 06, 2023
Dec 25, 2022
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About Program

Four week full cultural immersion based in Old Havana & Viñales. Spanish classes are supplemented with dance classes, cultural tours and adventure activities to explore, enjoy and experience this amazing country!

Three weeks – 1st, 2nd & 4th week – are based in the atmospheric heart of Old Havana, Cuba. Spanish language lessons take place Monday to Friday in the mornings, and in the afternoons you receive dance classes and ‘Discover Cuba’ cultural excursions. Two weekends feature a trip to the beach while during the third week we change the setting and pace with adventure activities in Viñales.

Accommodation, breakfast & lunched INCLUDED in licensed Casa Particulares; shared single sex dorm rooms with other program participants (couples or friends booking together automatically upgraded to private room with en suite/private bathroom) OR upon payment of a single room supplement you have the option to stay in another nearby Casa with your own room and private en suite bathroom.

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Program Highlights

  • Live in the heart of Old Habana & Viñales and enjoy a full immersion into Cuban life – city and country / past and present – and an opportunity to really understand what makes this amazing country so special
  • Busy program including accommodation, breakfast & lunch and Spanish lessons throughout, transfers to/from Viñales, dance lessons and cultural activities in Habana and adventure activities on horseback, foot and bicycle in Viñales
  • Starts first & third Sunday of EVERY month and includes 28 nights but you are welcome to arrive early and/or extend for extra nights... we are open 365 days a year!
  • 18+ program with no upper age limit (minors welcome if accompanied by an adult - this program is family friendly also!); we welcome all ages & nationalities!
  • All Cuban crew and Program Managers will help you feel at home providing 24/7 support

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Adventure in Viñales

Go back in time and experience a traditional Cuban lifestyle in the beautiful town of Viñales. After Spanish lessons enjoy daily adventure activities including hiking, horse-riding and cycling through some of the most wonderful landscapes in Cuba. 7 nights accommodation, breakfast & lunch, Spanish lessons and daily activities included. The program starts and finishes in Viñales, but transportation from Old Havana can be arranged.

Our program managers

Our most exciting program – volunteer in Cuba during the first two weeks of every month. Can be taken for one or both weeks.

Stay in a Casa Particulare in the heart of Old Havana. Spanish language lessons Monday to Friday in the mornings. While the afternoons activities alternate between volunteering and cultural excursions. Weekend trips feature the beach and helping out at the Paseo del Prado ‘arts & crafts’ project.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
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  • Housing 4.8
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 4.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

Genuinely most amazing trip you can go on!

I went to Cuba and got the chance to meet such amazing people on this programme, some travelling alone or in groups up to 4 so there was never a shortage of interesting people to talk to or go out with. Everyone including the staff and teachers were all so welcoming and great fun. I learned so much and got to experience things I never would have such as in Viñeales where I got to horse ride to a tobacco and coffee farm, or morning hikes to see the most incredible sunrise. My Spanish has also improved so much more since the trip, definitely thanks to the teachers as the classes are small in sizes to ensure everyone benefits. If I get the chance ever again I will be back 1000%

  • You can learn so many things on this programme like dance, Spanish, and you can request if there are certain activities available near such as scuba diving
  • You can come as a group or alone and you will still make friends
  • Safest place to travel, Cubans are extremely welcoming
57 people found this review helpful.
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Better than I hoped it would be

We had so much fun on this trip. I was really hoping to get under the skin of Cuba and the local staff were so great at offering that experience. Really wish I could have stayed longer! Leo and the team were really considerate and attentive whenever I had questions or needed help. There’s so much to see in Havana and beyond, I would definitely suggest two weeks as minimum. Depending on time of year, I would go for the dry season if possible. Too many good bars and music spots to recommend…… Thanks guys

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared - Cuba is not up to speed with modern conveniences so make sure to come with an open mind and expect awful internet speeds!
78 people found this review helpful.
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Perfect Week

I couldn’t have asked for a better week! From the beginning, the organization of the program and the contact with Tim was excellent; everything went flawlessly. Every single staff member in Havana were Amazing; very warm, friendly and helpful - I was made to feel at home and supported. I opted for a private room and was very happy with the accommodation in all aspects (cleanliness, comfort, location, safety). My spanish teacher was better than I expected, and I really appreciated being put in an appropriate level with only one other student in my class. The dance classes were a dream, I couldn’t get enough! I loved that everything I needed was walking distance and I always felt safe no matter the time of day or night. All in all, I have zero complaints, and would absolutely recommend this program. I can’t wait to return for another amazing experience!

90 people found this review helpful.
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A great time in Cuba

I spent three weeks with Corazon Cuba in La Habana. Having learnt Spanish only while travelling in Latin America I still made a lot of mistakes. After three weeks I felt much more confident in the use of the language. I am now really able to have a deeper conversation in Spanish and I make considerably fewer mistakes. The teaching was varied, professional and linked to life in Cuba. We watched and discussed movies, read poems and short stories and got an in-depth comprehension of Spanish grammar.

The housing was simple, clean and well kept, food was delicious. Meeting people from all over the world was great fun. I met interesting people and made friends. Dancing lessons were great, my teacher had a lot of patience with me.

Thank you very much, I shall come back!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Having spent three wekks in Cuba in 1989 it was very interesting to see how Cuba has changed towards a more open society and a mixed economy.
95 people found this review helpful.
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I had a wonderful time. Everybody was friendly and helpful.
I would definitely return. And I already have recommended this program to many of my friends.I loved the dance lessons and my Spanish teacher was wonderful. I learned so much! Havana is a wonderful city in that location was perfect. It was easy to walk to restaurants, walk to the bus station, and walk to night dances. The rooftop was a lovely place to hang out. It’s a great way to meet people from all over the world. The staff was helpful and well organized.

102 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

5-star experience! I would definitely come back!

Everything was amazing! from the organization, the soon replies and info that I had before my trip, the accommodation, lovely people, food and salsa classes...

Translated by Go Overseas:

Thank you for all the help that each one gave me in the hostel, from directions to get to know the city, take care of myself, enjoy, house rules and panoramas. Joy and professionalism was always present.
Thank you also for the security provided at all times.
It was a wonderful and transformative experience.
With love for each of the team members, Natalie

Original review:

Gracias por toda la ayuda que me brindó cada uno en el hostel, desde indicaciones para conocer la ciudad, cuidarme, disfrutar, normas de casa y panoramas. La alegría y profesionalismo siempre estuvo presente.
Gracias también por la seguridad otorgada en todo momento.
Fue una experiencia maravillosa y transformadora.
Con amor para cada uno de los integrantes del equipo, Natalie

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Please notice that in Corazón Cuba: You are going to learn and have fun in a cozy place, with an excellent location and amazing people!
96 people found this review helpful.
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A week in Havana

Had a great time in Havana! Absolutely loved the city, loads of stuff to do. Lot of history. Staff is very nice and really want to take care of you and make sure you are safe. Spanish teachers are great too. I was the only one on advanced level so I had private classes all week. I really enjoyed the culture walks, very informative and nicely done.
Because I already danced before I changed level and then had a higher level class with 2 other girls. Really nice that this was possible. Overall the program is very flexible and alters to your wishes.

100 people found this review helpful.
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My review is from the perspective of a parent; ie., I didn’t participate in the program to Cuba, but my daughter did. As a parent of a teen, I was full of trepidation for my daughter going to Cuba, but the attention to detail and the staff were amazing! The teachers were incredibly patient and kind, which my daughter appreciated as she doesn’t
Find learning languages easy. The companionship of the group (of other ttravelers) was key to her experience, but there was ALOT of heavy drinking, which did make my (tea-totaler) daughter feel very uncomfortable. Be warned that this was a nightly party for most of the travelers! That being said, she was still included (& accepted, despite being unwilling to participate in the drinking culture), and she really enjoyed the walking tours/cultural tours, and said the FOOD was amazing! She even loved the salsa lessons. I say “even” (loves the salsa lessons) because she can be a bit
of an introvert, so was absolutely dreading the dancing. However, to her — and my— great surprise, she saide it was “the best fun!” The teacher made it so relaxed, and
only emphasized enjoying the music & having fun. Finally, Tim P-P, the program coordinator was so wonderful. He never tired of my long list of (almost daily) questions on the lead up to the trip. He was so knowledgeable, friendly, and personable, yet
his professionalism & knowledge of Cuba/adventure travel) is outstanding. I’ll end on this —- my daughter contracted a tropical
Illness, and the staff were on it immediately, as was Tim, who communicated with me until we both felt all my questions were answered and that we both felt she was being well taken care of; she was! The staff could not have been more kind and
concerned, and I had complete
Confidence in the team, as did my daughter. I can’t recommend this program enough! Do NOT hesitate
to sign up your daughter or son for this experience of a lifetime!

97 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

All our programs restart from 3rd January 2021. After an 8 month lockdown the country reopened to visitors in mid November. New arrivals are required to take a test on arrival at Havana Airport and quarantine with us until results are delivered (hopefully no more than 24 hours) before joining the rest of the group. Cuba is one of the safest 'exotic' destinations you could consider at this time -...