vacations to Cuba

An enthralling tour of Cuba, exploring history before and after the revolution, as well as stunning tropical scenery and a raft of cultural experiences.
Havana Tour of Vieja district Cocktail-making class Zapata Peninsula Swim in a cenote Cienfuegos Trinidad Stay in Casas Particulares Optional salsa lesson Hiking in Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve Park Valley of the Sugar Mills Torre de Manaca Iznaga Sancti Spiritus Camaguey La Comandancia de La Plata Santiago Santa Clara Moncada Barracks Che Guevara Mausoleum Vinales Boat trip to Cayo Levisa Soroa Rainforest
Price
US $2320ToUS $2610 excluding flights
Duration
16 Days
Type
Small group
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Price information

US $2320ToUS $2610 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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History
History vacations suffer from an image problem. They conjure up a picture of a sedate older crowd crammed into coaches, ticking off a list of antiquity...
Cuba
Stepping into Havana for the first time is a film-set ideal, a nostalgic world of classic cars, crackling transistor radios, clacking dominoes and chi...

Vacation information

Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Reviews

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Reviewed on 27 Apr 2019 by

This was our second trip to Cuba and trekking in the mountains was the highlight, particularly visiting Fidel Castro's camp in the Sierra Maestra. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2018 by

We visited many different parts of Cuba. We enjoyed the rural areas the best... We enjoyed it very much. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 May 2018 by

The music and songs in every public venue. I learnt so much. Our guide was superb. Cuba is an interesting place. It was not a Vacation but it was a great experience! Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2013 by

A great introduction to the history and culture of Cuba... the best part was Meeting local people (farmers, doctor) during a leisurely morning spent at La Plata a village in the Sierra Maestra mountains, and the chance to talk about politics, agriculture, and history! Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In Cuba we take the chance to visit the lesser known destination of Topes de Collantes where we sleep under the stars and stay at a couple of haciendas hosted by the local community. They cook wholesome local food for us and also provide the guides that we use on our walks in the area.

By staying at the haciendas we support local people directly and use minimal resources when compared to staying at a hotel. The night in the haciendas is always listed as a highlight of the tour by our customers as they have a chance for interaction with the locals, which is often much harder in larger cities.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

People

Operating outside of the large state-owned hotels in Cuba is difficult, because the government controls much of the tourist infrastructure. However, where possible we use locally owned and run ‘casas particulares’ (homestays), where we stay with a local family who can supplement regular incomes with money through privately letting rooms in their house.

We also encourage our groups to eat in small Paladars run by the locals. Due to food rationing, food is more limited in the Paladars compared to the hotel restaurants, however by eating in them it not only supports the local economy but also gives our customers a real insight into the realities of Cuban life.

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