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.
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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.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.