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.

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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.

Itinerary summary

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)
  • Walking tour of Old Havana
  • Tour of the Museum of Modern Art
  • Lunch at the private restaurant Mojito Mojito
  • Open discussion on "Cuban Society Today" led by a longtime member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Welcome dinner at paladar Cuba 54 (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 paladar Café Laurent followed by a dance show at Buena Vista Social Club performance

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 hotel
  • Trinidad group welcome dinner

Day 6 – Thursday :: Mountaintop excursion in Soviet Army trucks

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Climb to the top of Topes de Collantes in the Escambray Mountains in Soviet Army trucks
  • Visit Hacienda Codina, the ruins of a Spanish coffee plantation
  • Lunch at Hacienda Codina to taste Cuban country cooking
  • Bus tour of the breathtaking Valle de los Ingenios [Sugar Mill Valley]
  • Return to hotel to freshen up and relax
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 7 – Friday :: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check-out of hotel
  • Walking tour of Trinidad’s historic central plaza and its surrounding buildings
  • Visit a centuries-old family run pottery studio where we'll get to know its artisans
  • Lunch at private restaurant Vista Gourmet (included)
  • Return to Havana
  • Check-in to hotel and freshen up
  • Farewell dinner in Old Havana at Café del Oriente

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.

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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
May 26 to Jun 2, 2018 $ 2750Sold Out
Jun 2 to Jun 9, 2018 $ 2700Sold Out
Jun 9 to Jun 16, 2018 $ 2700Sold Out
Jun 16 to Jun 23, 2018 $ 2700Sold Out
Jun 23 to Jun 30, 2018 $ 2700Sold Out
Jun 30 to Jul 7, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2199
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Jul 7 to Jul 14, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Jul 14 to Jul 21, 2018 $ 2714 $ 2514
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Jul 21 to Jul 28, 2018 $ 2714 $ 2514
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Jul 28 to Aug 4, 2018 $ 2714 $ 2514
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Aug 4 to Aug 11, 2018 $ 2714 $ 2514
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Aug 11 to Aug 18, 2018 $ 2714 $ 2514
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Aug 18 to Aug 25, 2018 $ 2714 $ 2514
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Aug 25 to Sep 1, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Sep 1 to Sep 8, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Sep 8 to Sep 15, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Sep 15 to Sep 22, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Sep 22 to Sep 29, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Sep 29 to Oct 6, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Oct 6 to Oct 13, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Oct 20 to Oct 27, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Oct 27 to Nov 3, 2018 $ 2700 $ 2500
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Nov 3 to Nov 10, 2018 $ 2799 $ 2659
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Nov 10 to Nov 17, 2018 $ 2799 $ 2659
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Nov 17 to Nov 24, 2018 $ 2799 $ 2659
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Nov 24 to Dec 1, 2018 $ 2799 $ 2659
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Dec 1 to Dec 8, 2018 $ 2699 $ 2599
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Dec 8 to Dec 15, 2018 $ 2699 $ 2599
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Dec 15 to Dec 22, 2018 $ 2699 $ 2599
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Dec 22 to Dec 29, 2018 $ 3049 $ 2949Book now
Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019 $ 3049 $ 2949Book now
Jan 5 to Jan 12, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Jan 12 to Jan 19, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Jan 19 to Jan 26, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Jan 26 to Feb 2, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Feb 2 to Feb 9, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Feb 9 to Feb 16, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Feb 16 to Feb 23, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Feb 23 to Mar 2, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Mar 2 to Mar 9, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Mar 9 to Mar 16, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Mar 16 to Mar 23, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Mar 23 to Mar 30, 2019 $ 2949 $ 2799Book now
Mar 30 to Apr 6, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Apr 6 to Apr 13, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Apr 13 to Apr 20, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Apr 20 to Apr 27, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
Apr 27 to May 4, 2019 $ 2799 $ 2659Book now
May 4 to May 11, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
May 11 to May 18, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
May 18 to May 25, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
May 25 to Jun 1, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Jun 1 to Jun 8, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Jun 8 to Jun 15, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Jun 15 to Jun 22, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Jun 22 to Jun 29, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Jun 29 to Jul 6, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Jul 6 to Jul 13, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Jul 13 to Jul 20, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Jul 20 to Jul 27, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Jul 27 to Aug 3, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Aug 3 to Aug 10, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Aug 10 to Aug 17, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2549Book now
Aug 24 to Aug 31, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Aug 31 to Sep 7, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Sep 7 to Sep 14, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Sep 14 to Sep 21, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Sep 21 to Sep 28, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Sep 28 to Oct 5, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Oct 5 to Oct 12, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Oct 12 to Oct 19, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
Oct 19 to Oct 26, 2019 $ 2699 $ 2459Book now
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Included in tour cost

Tour meals at your hotel and at fine restaurants
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  • Small group size, rarely more than twelve guests
  • Certificate of Legal Cuba Travel in compliance with US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations (OFAC)
  • Havana airport and hotel transfers on tour start and end days
  • Quality Cuban hotels
  • An expert English speaking Cuban guide throughout the program
  • Modern air-conditioned bus and professional chauffeur
  • Bottled water on bus
  • All activities, entrance fees, services, speakers and meetings in tour itinerary
  • 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

Not included in cost