Cuba Insight

Highlights

  • Experience life in rural Cuba up close and personal in Viñales valley 
  • Sample Havana’s nightlife 
  • Meet pioneering small business entrepreneurs in Havana 

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What you'll do

Overview

Visit Havana and Viñales. See local heritage sites and some stunning views of Las Terrazas a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Get the chance to see some local art in Cuba's iconic interactive art space, Fabrica de Arte Cubano.

Arrive in Havana and start things off with a cocktail making lesson at one of Havana’s paladares. Then tuck into some Cuban tapas.

The next day you will see all that Havana has to offer and visit local businesses in the city and see what they have to offe...Read All

Arrival in Havana

Welcome to Cuba! The largest island in the Caribbean, Hemingway’s much-loved abode and one of the last planned economies in the world. You’re soon to discover that Cuba is all that and much, much more, but first relax and enjoy your first night in Havana. We will kick things off with a cocktail making lesson at one of Havana’s most pioneering paladares (private restaurants). We will hang out with head chef Carlos before tucking into a delicious spread of Cuban/Asian fusio...Read All

Havana

After breakfast your guide will take you on a city tour of old Havana, Cuba’s capital and the largest city in the Caribbean, exploring Old Havana by foot. Havana is a bustling capital full of historic monuments, cathedrals and palaces. Preserved by a combination of very little war damage, post Revolution restoration work and the millions of dollars invested since it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, it is the finest surviving Spanish colonial city in the America...Read All

Viñales

This morning we head west to Viñales via Las Terrazas, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve tucked away in the Sierra del Rosario mountains. Las Terrazas community was created in 1971 so that farmers in the area who had been living in desperate poverty and isolation could participate in reforestation of precious hardwoods. Nowadays Las Terrazas is a self-sufficient community surrounded by spectacular landscapes. 

On arrival we visit this small community with the option o...Read All

Explore Viñales and return to Havana

After breakfast we will head out on a walk through the beautiful valley of Viñales. Despite becoming a popular tourist destination over the last decade, Viñales retains its laid-back, small-town feel. You will see labourers working the land to the stunning backdrop of the valley’s unique mogotes, children riding horses  to school, farmers enjoying a cigar under the shade of an avocado tree and oxen slowly towing carts. We will stop at a tobacco farm where we will learn all abo...Read All

Final Day

This morning get ready for the ultimate Cuban experience: a tour around town in one of Cuba’s iconic vintage cars. You will discover new Havana neighborhoods from the backseat of a pristinely-preserved classic American car. Highlights include Plaza de la Revolución, the face of Fidel’s revolution, Parque  Almendares, an unexpectedly lush forest in the middle of Havana and the Malecon, Havana’s romantic seawall. Afterwards enjoy some free time in Havana. 

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What's included

Included

  • Accommodation in particular cases on B&B basis  
  • Local English-speaking Cuban guide throughout
  • Transfer from airport upon arrival  
  • In-destination transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle
Your local host

Lucy & Team

For 20 years, we have been providing exceptional and meaningful holidays to Cuba, sharing the real Cuba in an honest and positive way. Responsible travel is at the heart of what we do; from the local ground staff we employ, to the family-run restaurants and B&B’s we use, we actively support family, local businesses and communities. This is how we reveal the rich culture of Cuba and showcase its uniqueness beyond ‘cigars and old cars’. We aim for excellence in everything we do –  starting with our incredible team of trained guides and covering every aspect of your trip and the service we offer.

If you were to describe our personality, you’d use words like passionate, human, resilient, dedicated and pragmatic. Th... Read All

For 20 years, we have been providing exceptional and meaningful holidays to Cuba, sharing the real Cuba in an honest and positive way. Responsible travel is at the heart of what we do; from the local ground staff we employ, to the family-run restaurants and B&B’s we use, we actively support family, local businesses and communities. This is how we reveal the rich culture of Cuba and showcase its uniqueness beyond ‘cigars and old cars’. We aim for excellence in everything we do –  starting with our incredible team of trained guides and covering every aspect of your trip and the service we offer.

If you were to describe our personality, you’d use words like passionate, human, resilient, dedicated and pragmatic. These are the qualities that get to the heart of what it means to be a successful travel business focused on and committed to Cuba.

Location

This tour starts and ends in Havana.

Getting there:

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airports:

José Martí International Airport

Airport transfers:

Transfers from the airport to your accommodation are included.

 

FAQs

What's the accommodation like?

You'll spend 4 nights in a Casa Particular in Havana. Cuban casas are run by local families and provide an insight into Cuban life due to the time spent with your local host, from the food they cook to the music they listen to.

Prices are based on two people sharing a twin room. A single supplement is available upon request.

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