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Activities in Havana

Yoruba Religion Tour

4 reviews | 20 travellers
Another way to get to know the city and another culture. The dances failed but the visit to Babalao was very edifying.
8 Rosa Maria
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 62
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Do you know about the Yoruba religion and santería? Delve into the deepest secrets of this religion with this tour of Havana.

Do you know about the Yoruba religion and santería? Delve into the deepest secrets of this religion with this tour of Havana.

Yoruba Religion Tour

We'll meet at 10 am in the Central Park to begin the tour that will tell us all we need to know about the Yoruba religion. From there we'll walk down to the Orishas Museum.

We'll pass the famous Capitolio building, one of Havana's most unmistakeable landmarks, before heading into the museum's exhibition hall to discover the deepest secrets of the Yoruba religion. This religion came about in West Africa and reached the Caribbean country during the colonial era. Have you ever heard of santería (Spanish for "worship of saints")?. 

Then we'll take the short drive to the Callejón de Hamel, the city's epicentre of Afro-Cuban culture. There we'll be able to listen to some traditional music and admire the colourful murals that decorate its walls. You'll even have some free time to explore for yourselves! 

Afterwards we'll continue the tour, taking you to one of the most interesting places in Havana: the house of a babalawo (Yoruba high priest). Here, you can learn about the Yoruba religion's different rituals and even ask them questions about the future - but would you dare to?!

We'll end the guided tour at the meeting point at around 2 pm. 

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Price

Adults Children under 12 years old
US$ 62
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 62
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

English or Spanish speaking guide.

Transport.

Not included

One to one with the babalawo (15 Cuban pesos, around $16)

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 62
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Central Park (Parque Central).