Tour introduction and overview of activities

Cuban Trogon - Authentic Cuba

Cuban Trogon [Tocororo locally], Priotelus temnurus, is Cuba’s national bird – its red, blue and white colors match the island’s flag. Click photo to learn more.

An island expedition focused on people-to-people encounters, nature and cultural exchanges. The program is geared to nature lovers and people addicted to the arts, history and architecture. The tour has a very diverse itinerary featuring comfortable accommodations and tasty Cuban cuisine.

You’ll stay in four-star hotels in Havana, and while in Trinidad, at an all-inclusive beach resort. The historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos are the island’s top destinations after Havana. The excursion to the top of the Escambray mountain range in Soviet Army trucks is but one of many highlights of this trip.

The program includes visits to several UNESCO world heritage sites, tobacco farms, museums, and Ernest Hemingway’s home. You’re surrounded by music and art, and have ample occasions to engage in the realities of island life with everyday Cubans. We hope you’ll join us on this spectacular vacation to Cuba. Similar tours run thousand more.

Cuba’s big! Its land mass is 42,426 square miles – about 80 percent the size of Alabama. Cuba is nearly as large as Louisiana, and larger than Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Ohio or Indiana. Altogether it’s bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

Day 1 – Saturday :: Hello Cuba, bienvenido a La Habana

  • Arrival at Havana's José Martí International Airport
  • Meet your tour guide and bus driver
  • Transfer to your hotel in Havana
  • Check-in to hotel and welcome cocktail
  • Arrival dinner at hotel

Day 2 – Sunday :: Getting to know Old Havana and its people

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Tour of the Museum of Modern Art
  • Lunch at El Santo Ángel restaurant
  • Walking tour of Old Havana
  • Discussion with Dr. Marta Núñez or another island expert on contemporary issues in Cuba
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Welcome dinner at a five-star restaurant (included)
  • ESPECIAL: Attend El Cañonazo, the 9 PM Cannon Firing Ceremony (included)

Day 3 – Monday :: The natural splendor of rural Cuba

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning departure to Las Terrazas eco-community
  • Visit ancient coffee plantation
  • Lunch at Casa del Campesino on the banks of the Río San Juan
  • Return to Havana hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner at La Barraca Grill followed by a dance show at Cabaret Parisién at the famed Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Day 4 – Tuesday :: Urban agriculture, Hemingway house

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Vivero Organopónico Alamar, an urban collective farm
  • Lunch at Ajiaco paladar [restaurant] serving farm-fresh organic meals
  • Visit Hemingway’s Finca Vigía museum and glimpse his life in Havana
  • Return to your hotel and freshen up
  • Dinner (not included), an opportunity to explore Havana’s private restaurants

Day 5 – Wednesday :: Historic Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Early departure to Cienfuegos and Trinidad
  • Lunch at restaurant Villa Lagarto (included)
  • Tour the beautiful historic city of Cienfuegos
  • Onwards to Trinidad
  • Check-in to your all-inclusive resort hotel
  • Trinidad group welcome dinner

Day 6 – Thursday :: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking tour of Trinidad’s historic district, an opportunity to meet and talk with locals
  • Visit a centuries-old family run pottery studio where we'll spend time with its artisans
  • Visit the Valle de los Ingenios [Sugar Mill Valley] lookout
  • Return to hotel for lunch
  • Afternoon exploration of costal environs
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 7 – Friday :: Mountaintop excursion in Soviet Army trucks

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Climb Topes de Collantes in the Escambray Mountains in Soviet Army trucks
  • Visit Hacienda Codina, a Spanish coffee plantation
  • Lunch at Hacienda Codina
  • Return to your Havana hotel and freshen up
  • Farewell dinner at Restaurante El Templete

Day 8 – Saturday :: Say goodbye to Cuba – for now

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Havana’s José Martí International airport
  • Air departures
  • Missing Cuba so much already
Cuba travel is a challenge. Our staff and Cuban partners work super hard to make your tour unfold seamlessly despite Third World conditions on the island. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Flexible travelers understand this is part of their Cuban adventure.

Tour cost based on double room occupancy (sharing a double room during tour). Cost of a single room for duration of tour is $400.

Tour date Cost Comments Availability
Jan 14 to Jan 21, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Jan 21 to Jan 28, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Jan 28 to Feb 4, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Feb 4 to Feb 11, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Feb 11 to Feb 18, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Feb 18 to Feb 25, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Feb 25 to Mar 4, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Mar 4 to Mar 11, 2017 $ 2874 $ 1999
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Mar 11 to Mar 18, 2017 $ 2874Sold Out
Mar 18 to Mar 25, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2454
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Mar 25 to Apr 1, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2429
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Apr 1 to Apr 8, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
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Apr 8 to Apr 15, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
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Apr 15 to Apr 22, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
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Apr 22 to Apr 29, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
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Apr 29 to May 6, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
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May 6 to May 13, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2497
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May 13 to May 20, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2497
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May 20 to May 27, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2497
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May 27 to Jun 3, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2497
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Jun 3 to Jun 10, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jun 10 to Jun 17, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jun 17 to Jun 24, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jun 24 to Jul 1, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jul 1 to Jul 8, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jul 8 to Jul 15, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jul 15 to Jul 22, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jul 22 to Jul 29, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Jul 29 to Aug 5, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Aug 5 to Aug 12, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Aug 12 to Aug 19, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
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Aug 19 to Aug 26, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Aug 26 to Sep 2, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Sep 2 to Sep 9, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Sep 9 to Sep 16, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Sep 16 to Sep 23, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Sep 23 to Sep 30, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Sep 30 to Oct 7, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Oct 7 to Oct 14, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Oct 21 to Oct 28, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Oct 28 to Nov 4, 2017 $ 2574 $ 2294
Nov 4 to Nov 11, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Nov 11 to Nov 18, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Nov 18 to Nov 25, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Nov 25 to Dec 2, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Dec 2 to Dec 9, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Dec 9 to Dec 16, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Dec 16 to Dec 23, 2017 $ 2874 $ 2654
Dec 23 to Dec 30, 2017 $ 3074 $ 2846
Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018 $ 3074 $ 2846
Tour meals at your hotel and at fine restaurants
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  • Small group size, usually sixteen or fewer guests, never more than twenty-four
  • US Department of the Treasury authorized people-to-people Cuba travel
  • Havana airport and hotel transfers for Miami arrivals on tour start and end days
  • Quality Cuban hotels
  • An expert English speaking Cuban guide throughout the program
  • Luxury air-conditioned bus and professional driver (bottled water on the tour bus)
  • All activities, entrance fees, services, speakers and meetings in tour itinerary
  • Cuban emergency medical insurance
  • Flexible monthly tour payment options
  • Emergency telephone and internet access to America from Cuba
  • Cash advances for participants facing money problems while in Cuba
  • Participants become Club Cubano alumni and receive future tour discounts
  • Ongoing support from our US and Cuban staff before, during and after travel
  • Domestic or international flights. Please see our suggestions for commercial flights to Cuba
  • Mandatory Cuban medical insurance
  • Mandatory Cuban visitors visa
  • Gratuities for tour guide, bus driver, chambermaids, restaurant staff, porters. See Cuba tipping guidelines
  • We strongly recommend trip interruption and cancellation insurance. We partner with Allianz Global Assistance for Cuba travel peace of mind