Matanzas is like a sunken galleon left at the bottom of the ocean. Most casual visitors to Cuba sail right over the top of it (usually on a tour bus to Varadero), but, a few curious adventurers dive down and discover that this ostensibly scruffy city is still full of priceless treasure. Go back a few generations and Matanzas was a very different place. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the city developed a gigantic literary and musical heritage, and was regularly touted as the ‘Athens of Cuba.’ Two pivotal Cuban musical forms, danzón and rumba, were hatched here, along with various religions of African origin. Matanzas also hosts one of Cuba’s finest theaters, and was the birthplace of some of its most eloquent poets and writers. Despite the contemporary aura of decay, the cultural riches haven’t disappeared.
Almost all travel programs are based on some cultural complement. Culture is a fundamental part of the idiosyncrasy of peoples. Starting with music, dance or theater as the most popular artistic expressions and continuing to culinary culture and popular wisdom.
Almost all of our offers have an educational component. Starting from the premise that education is fed by everything that gives us some knowledge, historical-cultural trips can also be considered educational trips. Whenever the journey through different experiences brings new elements to our general or specific knowledge, it will be an educational journey.
At Summitour we offer many excursions and escort tours to historical places in each destination where we go. In each country in which we specialize we have offers to sites that are a World Heritage Site, or that have been relevant at some point in ancient or modern history. With Summitour, your reunion with history is possible.