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Cuba

Cuba Colonial - Adventure Tour

From €1749pp
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
15 days
Destination
Cuba
Price
From €1749pp
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The melody of horns floating through the air, classic cars parked in colonial squares, revolutionary statues—get over the resort wall and discover the real Cuba!

Travel east to Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa and encounter the birthplace of Cuban rhythms and revolutionary fervour. Soak in Spanish heritage while exploring churches, forts and cobblestoned streets.

Overnight in homestays for an immersive Cuban experience few travellers get to enjoy. Don't just walk down the road less travelled—dance down it. Viva la Revolución!

Day 1 Havana

Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group| Your Local Living Moment Havana Homestay

Day 2 - Havana

Tour the city by vintage car before a walking tour of Old Havana with the CEO. In the afternoon, opt to visit museums, or attend a cabaret performance at the Tropicana.

Meals included:  Breakfast

Day 3 - Havana/Sancti Spíritus

Take a guided tour of key historical sites, including the famous Che monument in Santa Clara, en route to Sancti Spiritus. Enjoy an orientation walk of this beautiful, but often overlooked, colonial city.

Meals included:  Breakfast

Day 4 - Sancti Spíritus/Bayamo

Travel overland across Eastern Cuba to Bayamo, known as the Cradle of the Cuban Revolution. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore – opt to hire a horsecart like the locals to tour the area or people watch in the pedestrian only Plaza de la Revolución.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Bayamo/Baracoa

Continue on to Baracoa, and get the lay of the land with an orientation walk. The area offers everything from beaches to waterfalls to hiking opportunities and museums.

Meals included:  Breakfast

Day 6 - Baracoa

Explore Cuba’s rural communities on a tour led by residents of Baracoa, a G Adventures for Good-supported project. With free time, opt to hike near El Yunque or explore the breathtaking beaches for which this area of Cuba is famous.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Baracoa Community Tour

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Baracoa

Soak up the sun during a day trip to the beach. This area of Cuba is known for breathtaking, white-sand beaches – use the day to unwind and and let your worries melt away.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Baracoa/Santiago de Cuba

Drive along the rugged coast towards Santiago de Cuba and take an orientation walk with the CEO on arrival. Enjoy free time to explore this Afro-Cuban city by visiting important revolutionary sites, like the Moncada Barracks.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Santiago de Cuba/Sierra Maestra

Travel into the heart of Sierra Maestra National Park, and stay in quaint wooden cabins next to the Yara River. Enjoy free time for hikes or relaxing in nature.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Sierra Maestra/Camagüey

Hike through the Sierra Maestra mountains in the footsteps of Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro and learn more about Cuba's history. Arrive in the afternoon to Camagüey. Enjoy free time to explore. Opt to visit an art gallery, take in a ballet performance, hop in the back of a "bicitaxi" (bicycle-taxi) and tour the local markets and plazas, or take in the city's nightlife.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 - Camagüey/Trinidad

Enjoy an orientation walk and included salsa lesson in Trinidad.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Hands-On Moment Salsa Lesson

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 - Trinidad

Enjoy free time in Trinidad. Opt to hike in nearby Topes de Collantes National Park to see the Salto del Caburni waterfall, or visit Ancón Beach for diving, snorkelling or lounging. Savour a local dinner as a group hosted by one of the homestay families.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13 - Trinidad/Cienfuegos

Travel along the coast to colonial Cienfuegos. Learn more about the city on an orientation walk.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 - Cienfuegos/Havana

Drive along the picture-perfect Bay of Pigs, and learn more about the Cuban victory in 1961 at the Giron Museum. Enjoy free time for swimming and snorkelling before returning to Havana. Enjoy a final evening with the group in Cuba's vibrant capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 - Havana

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price is based on two adults sharing and includes:

  • Your G for Good Moment: Baracoa Community Tour, Manaca Iznaga
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Havana Homestay, Havana
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Salsa Lesson, Trinidad
  • Arrival transfer
  • Che Guevara mausoleum and museum visit
  • Beach time in Baracoa
  • Comandancia de la Plata hike
  • Havana city tour in vintage car
  • Old Havana walking tour
  • Orientation walks in Sancti Spíritus, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, Camagüey, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad
  • Free time in Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Bay of Pigs, and Havana
  • Informal Spanish lesson
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations
  • Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (14 nts).

Meals

  • 14 breakfasts, 1 dinner. Allow USD400-520 for meals not included.

Transportation

  • Private vehicle, walking.

Staff & experts

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
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