Explore Cuba in 8 days, from the white sandy beaches to Old Havana!
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Group Size: Max 18
Trip code: CCCR
Duration: 8 days
Visit colourful Cuba on this 8 day round tour from Havana. Explore the wonders of lively Old Havana, see the Ché Guevara monument in Santa Clara, enjoy the music scene in colonial Trinidad, take part in a spicy salsa lesson, hang out in beautiful Viñales, laze on the island of Cayo Levisa and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, music and magic of Cuba! Plus, you’ll spend your evenings in distinctly Cuban accommodation – you’ll stay with local families in ‘casa particulares’ and gain an insight into local ways of life!
- Discover the amazing history and culture of the city of Havana
- Experience a slice of authentic Cuban life staying with local host families in homestays
- Explore the colonial city of Trinidad, a hub for Cuban music and enjoy an inclusive salsa lesson
- Find out about Cuba’s revolutionary history at the Ché Guevara monument in Santa Clara
- Hang out in the lush valley town of Viñales and enjoy a day trip to idyllic Cayo Levisa
Discover the very best of Cuba on this fantastic 8-day group tour!
Day 1: Havana. Say ‘hola’ to Havana today as you arrive at any time. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the city. You’ll be staying in a ‘casa particular’, a Cuban style bed and breakfast homestay.
Day 2-3: Viñales. Explore Havana with an included walking tour of the town led by your guide. Spend 2 days in the beautiful town of Viñales, famous for its tobacco and sugar cane plantations. Included is a day trip to the idyllic coastal spot of Cayo Levisa as well as an informal Spanish lesson with your guide.
Day 4: Viñales/Playa Larga. Enjoy a stop off at the beautiful Bay of Pigs, before journeying on to Playa Larga on the south coast of Cuba.
Day 5-6: Trinidad. Continue on to Trinidad, enjoy an orientation walk, an inclusive salsa dancing lesson and a home-cooked dinner at your homestay. Optional activities include hiking, horseriding, beach or valley visits.
Day 7: Trinidad/Havana Stop off in Santa Clara to visit the famous Ché Guevara monument. Head back to Havana for a short guided walking tour of this vibrant city.
Day 8: Havana. Your Cuban tour ends today in Havana. Depart at any time.
Please note: Cuba is currently undergoing exciting changes in political legislation and local conditions which are broadening the travel possibilities in the country. While the local people adapt to these changes, there may be some slight alterations to the itinerary from day to day. Your guide will inform you of any changes as you travel.
Travel before 1st March 2020
If you are travelling before 1st March 2020 instead of doing a Havana walking tour on day 2, you will visit the quirky and colourful Fusterlandia neighbourhood, which has been transformed from an impoverished neighbourhood to an artistic wonderland
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Please arrange your flights to arrive into Havana airport at any time on day 1. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the city.
Your tour ends in Havana on day 8. A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange.
7 nights' shared accommodation are included as part of this Cuba Experience. You will mainly be staying in Casas particulares (bed and breakfast homestays). Your group may be split across a few different homes in the area. You will be given a central meeting point for evening social meet-ups.
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner are included. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to sample local Cuban cuisine. Please allow USD185-240 for meals not included.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
A "Tourist Card", valid for 30 days, is required for most nationalities to travel to Cuba, for a cost of around £20. Many airlines to Cuba include the cost of this card in the flight cost and distribute the card during the flight. Some airlines do not provide this card, so it is best to call your airline and ask about it prior to travel. Tourist cards are also available from a Cuban consulate or embassy.
Upon arrival to Cuba, keep your Tourist Card in a safe place, as it is necessary to show at all homestays and also upon departure from the country.
Please note, due to restrictions imposed by the USA government on it's citizens, we are unable to accept USA passport holders on this trip, including dual nationals who hold a US passport, and US residents.
Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.