Small Groups (8-16)
Our 8 days hiking and yoga retreat in Cuba is a perfect mixture of exercise, meditation, healthy cuisine and sightseeing. Escape the severe winter of Northeast to enjoy a week of wellness, sun, music and friendship. Prepare to hike in a jungle, swim in waterfalls and eat lunch on a farm in Vinales. Welcome the sun from the rooftop of Havana, and meditate across the bay with a view of the sun setting over this magical city.
The program include:
February 8th – 15th
The first two yoga classes will be held on the rooftops of Havana, with a spectacular 360 degrees view of the city. After that, we will move to eco-community of Las Terrazas. Here we will stay in hotel Moka and classes will be held on its spectacular terraces. In Vinales we will enjoy yoga on the view point of Los Jasmines. Our sunset meditations in Havana will take place across the bay at the Moro Castle and fortress of La Cabana with spectacular view of Havana. In Las Terrazas we will meditate on the oldest coffee plantation – Buenavista.
Everyday of the hiking and yoga retreat in Cuba you get to enjoy 1-2 walk or hike. In Havana we will walk 5 miles along the Malecon. In Las Terrazas we will hike in the mountains of Sierra Rosario (easy, moderate trails) with over 100 different bird species, including the colorful Colibri.
Food in Cuba is simple, yet healthy, delicious and organic. In Havana we will visit some of the top restaurants including San Cristobal where Obama dined during his trip to Cuba. In the countryside we will eat on the Cuban farms with a real farm to table experience. At Las Terrazas eco-community we will eat vegetarian healthy meals prepared by Casa Romero – first eco and vegetarian restaurant in Cuba. Finally, in Vinales we will dine on a working farm with Cuban family.
We stay in boutique hotels and comfortable colonial villas, art deco or modern buildings that best reflect Cuban architecture style. Over the years we developed our own network of over 100 casas and hotels.
While Cuba is a fascinating country, it wouldn’t have been nearly as wonderful without your commentary, creativity, and enthusiasm. I was so utterly impressed with your knowledge of Cuba’s history, your remarkable ability to navigate the Cuban bureaucracy, and your unending flexibility and willingness to make our requests come to fruition. I don’t think that there was a detail that you didn’t attend to. Add to that your wonderful sense of humor, sensitivity and great spirit – and you are hard to beat! I would follow you on any trip you plan knowing it would be just as exciting, informative and fun as Cuba was.
As a recent participant on a Cuba tour thru UMASS BOSTON guided by Colibri Boston I have nothing but high praise for Colibri’s preparations and follow through for all phases. As a frequent foreign traveler who avoids group tours I can say I was pleasantly surprised by their ability to cater to those folks who needed more guidance while leaving us solo types to explore as we wished. The local contacts they made for guide and driver were excellent. The accommodations were far from spartan yet allowed people to soak up local flavor through the Cuban equivalent of Bed and Breakfasts. Finally, as on all trips, both solo, and group, unforeseen logistical problems arose which Sylvia handled with professional competence and aplomb. Kudos to Colibri
We want to thank Colibri Boston for organizing such a wonderful tour with great meals, and the excellent tour leaders, Jorge and Alex, who made the whole trip a truly unforgettable experience! It was absolutely superb in every way. The organization of the itinerary was excellent and accurate on every detail. Our group was lucky to have the most amazing, intelligent and funny tour directors ever - Sylvia. She provided valuable insight into the Cuban politics and the daily lives of the Cubans. What we loved about this travel company is that they gave us as much as they could in the time frame allotted but also gave the option of having our own personal time and helped arranged activities that we wanted.
Sylvia was amazing...in a country where things may not go as planned, Sylvia made everything appear seamless. Her knowledge of Cuba is astounding. She's unflappable...if plan A doesn't work she has a plan B, C and D and does it with a smile. What my wife and I experienced was eye opening, what Sylvia showed us, where she took us, what she taught us, made the trip more than we ever envisioned.
We had a great experience with Colibri Boston. They were super quick to respond to every email we sent prior to our trip. All details were set and we knew exactly where to meet our driver at Havana Airport. Jorge was wonderful! His knowledge of the Cuban history was incredible and his English was perfect!
This is my 5th experience with Colibri Boston and once again it failed to disappoint. After having done Cuba last year and Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Poland the previous years. As usual a wonderful time was had by all and big thanks to Sylvia and her staff for being prompt and accommodating. You are highly recommended!!
Colibri Boston is awesome! Our guide Jorge was warm, welcoming, smart, and fully knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We enjoyed deep conversations, as we were very curious about daily life in Cuba. We stayed in stunning villas in Havana and charming “campesino” fincas in countryside. We loved every bit of our trip.