This morning, check out of the hotel in Havana and depart for the provinces to experience historical, cultural and musical traditions elsewhere on the island.
You might go to Matanzas, known as "The Athens of Cuba," a land of poets, drummers and writers where the Cuban rhythms danzón and rumba originated. The majestic city of Cienfuegos, known as "The Pearl of South," is another possibility. Residents of Cienfuegos love music and treasure their native great band leader Benny Moré.
Check into a comfortable hotel, and join your guides for an orientation walk, followed by lunch.
Later, enjoy a fascinating Afro-Cuban folkloric presentation in which dancers embody and tell the stories of West African gods associated with Yoruba, the religion traditionally practiced by Cubans of African descent.