Afro Cuban Roots Experience


We will meet at Beyond Roots headquarter in Old Havana to share a cup of coffee and get to know each other. Then we´ll travel to the town of Guanabacoa, the cradle of Afro-Cuban culture in Havana.

Once there we´ll have a firsthand contact with the Cuban life and our practices by meeting a “Babalawo” -the highest priest of Santeria. He will cleanse us at his altar and explain us about the main Afro-Cuban Religions and how he looks into people’s future and gives advices.

We´ll enjoy typical Afro-Cuban food and relax under the shadow of a sacred Ceiba tree listening to emblematic music played by members of the community and enjoy a dance performance while we taste a cup of Aguardiente, the beverage used in all Afro-Cuban religious practices.

After that we´ll go back to Beyond Roots store, the first and only Afro style shop in Cuba, having the opportunity to visit a space dedicated to highlighting the Afro identity in the island.

You will come as a guest but you will leave being part of the community.

What´s included?

Welcoming Coffee
Bottled Water
Traditional Cocktail
Round Trip Transportation
Traditional Afro Cuban Meal
Music show

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Meeting Point: San Ignacio 657 between Jesús María and Merced. Old Havana.

Minimum size of the group: 2 pax

Languages: English, Spanish

Note*:Once we finish the experience, if you wish you can stay for a reading with the Babalawo as a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at what the future has in store for you. It has an additional cost.

**Taxi will drop you back at our Store in Old Havana. It´s the first afro Cuban store in Cuba, a place where you can enjoy unique products especially crafted. This will be an amazing opportunity for you to support local talents.
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