Cuba is an island that is full of life, history, and culture. It’s history with both Spain and Africa makes Cuba not only a culturally diverse place, but also a unique meeting of the eastern and western worlds. Looking for a good sandwich? How about a Cuban?...
“Great tour with a great guide. Very informative, but almost too much info. A postcard or bookmark with the orishas and their names would be very helpful. This tour isn't for everyone, but definitely anyone who'd like a quick tour of Afro Cuban religions and is ready to soak up all the details. Interactive dance was also a great highlight.”
“Enjoyed holiday very much. Had wonderful tour leader who was very informative and fun. Fidel Castro died while we were on trip so music, dancing and alcohol stopped in respect of country in mourning.”
“This was an excellent tour which gave us a tantilising taste of the history, culture & people of the real Cuba. It is a fascinating country and the locals are cheerful & hospitable despite the challenges they face daily. Unfortuately due to the hurricane we were unable to visit Baracoa, however our guide, Jorge, did a wonderful job of juggling housing & sightseeing to accommodate our needs.”
“This trip covers pretty much all of the island giving a good insight into the "real" Cuba by visiting differing locations and including a variety of activities ranging from wandering the crumbling streets of colonial towns to walks in the mountains or snorkeling in the Caribbean or dancing to music by local musicians or cruising in an open topped Yank tank from the 50s - truly something for everyone.”
“Unfortunately this was not the right holiday for us! We did not draw the right inferences from the Trip Notes concerning the long journeys although the Notes were very clear. Normally we enjoy journeys as there is always something interesting to see but, sadly, these journeys were unbelievably monotonous through countryside that was, on the whole, flat, uncultivated, uninhabited pastoral land and therefore uninteresting. Alex, our guide did his very best to entertain us with a number of videos and talks on the history of Cuba, particularly the Revolution, the way in which the economy works (or doesn't) and the way of life of the Cuban people.
There was insufficient time to explore the various stop-off towns as usually we arrived late and left early the next morning.”
Cuba is an island that is full of life, history, and culture. It’s history with both Spain and Africa makes Cuba not only a culturally diverse place, but also a unique meeting of the eastern and western worlds. Looking for a good sandwich? How about a Cuban?
Go and delight in the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Cuba’s national ballet.
Enjoy a game of baseball, football, cricket, or basketball.
Listen and get your feet moving to mambo, cha-cha-cha, and salsa.
See some of the classic cars that line the streets of Havana.
Go and visit the small city of Trinidad.
Soak up the sun on one of Cuba’s many beaches - a must do when on a trip to Cuba.
Hike the Sierra Maestra Mountains, and enjoy the rural nature the island has to offer.
Bring a guidebook; Cuba has terrible Internet connection.
Know your money; there are two different types of pesos.
Don’t engage the hustlers on the street; if you appear disinterested, they’ll leave you alone.
Don’t talk politics; with Cuba’s checkered history comes discomfort.
Drink only bottled water.
Learn Spanish; it will make your life easier during a holiday in Cuba.
Don’t stay in hotels; go with Casas Particulares (private houses or homestays).
Cuba has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Cuba before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Cuba, do check out our Cuba Travel Guide for more information.