The journey begins with a short boat trip on a ferry launch to Regla, a center of Afro-Cuban religion, across the bay from Havana. There the group will meet a local man who has deep knowledge of the spiritual practices and traditions of Regla de Ocha (Santeria), Palo, Abakuá, and Espiritismo. As part of the experience the group will visit the town church "La Virgen de Regla" known for it's black female saint also is known as Yemeyá in the Afro-Yoruba tradition.
Later your guide will introduce travelers to the town museum containing one of the most extensive collections of religious artifacts and ceremonial displays in greater Havana. As part of the museum tour your guide will talk about the principal African based religious traditions in Cuba, how those traditions are practiced, and how religion is integrated into family life. He may also recount some of the "pataquin" or mythological stories of the Orishas (gods of the Regla de Ocha pantheon).
Tour type: city tour
Your guide: Boogalu host-guide + specialty guide
Includes: ferry and museum fees
Duration: 4 hrs.
Transportation: pickup & drop off / ferry ride and walking
Booking: see the options below