9 Days: This Cuban Life

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5 Based on 11 Reviews
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 1-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41562
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts Havana, Cuba
  • Ends Havana, Cuba
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  • Explore the local culture including a Jaimanitas community art project
  • Visit Las Terrazas eco-village and learn about the rural economy project
  • Enjoy a half-day Vinales cultural/scenic trek including a tobacco farm visit
  • Introductory salsa lesson, cooking demonstration, waterfall swim and more!
This 9-day Cuba tour is a fantastic introduction to an amazing country that gets you beyond just Havana to explore its culture, history, and natural beauty. See what many visitors to Cuba never get a chance to do.

Visit the rural Viñales Valley with its gorgeous landscapes and friendly locals, and stroll the romantic sea wall in Cienfuegos, a city with a French influence. Spend time in Trinidad, a traveler's favorite, with its colorful buildings and cobblestone streets. Of course, we will also visit Havana as well, exploring its main sights, local markets, and community art.

The focus of this tour is to learn about ordinary life in Cuba, and how the government, social structure, and embargo impact individuals. You’ll learn about Cuba’s proud and patriotic culture, tumultuous history, thriving arts scene, and burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit. You’ll meet with locals from different walks of life and learn about family life, favorite pastimes, the school system, and the workplace. You’ll learn about the challenges that Cubans face in getting access to necessities, comforts, and luxuries, and the exciting and often ingenious ways they've developed of "resolviendo" (resolving) to get what they need.

This tour makes it easy for travelers arriving from the U.S. to comply with the travel rules for Americans. It is a fantastic introduction to Cuba that gets you out of Havana and into the real Cuba!

  • Day 1: Arrive in Havana
  • Day 2: Havana
  • Day 3: Vinales via Las Terrazas
  • Day 4: Vinales
  • Day 5: Cienfuegos via Bay of Pigs
  • Day 6: Trinidad via Santa Clara
  • Day 7: Trinidad
  • Day 8: Havana
  • Day 9: Depart Havana
  • 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • Private air-conditioned transport throughout: mini-bus, micro-bus, or taxi depending on group size
  • All activities and tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport Arrival transfer
  • 8 nights in privately owned comfort class Bed & Breakfasts (casas particulares), double occupancy.
  • Private local Cuban guide throughout.
  • International airfare (Tour starts and ends in Havana)
  • Cuban Tourist Visa
  • Mandatory medical insurance (included in flights from USA)
  • Meals not included - 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities for guide and optional activities
  • Airport departure transfer (approx 25 EUR by taxi)
5 - Excellent
Based on 11 reviews
  • Suzanne
  • On Nov 11 2023
5 - Excellent
Five stars.
Five stars. We learned so much visiting this beautiful country, and met so many gracious, welcoming people along the way. The team has been so professional from start to finish, can't praise them enough!
  • Patricia
  • On Oct 26 2023
5 - Excellent
This is the trip to book to Cuba!
My daughter and I did the 9 day "This Cuban Life" Tour in October 2023. While we knew our itinerary and destinations to visit, nothing could prepare us for the fantastic time we would have. Our guide, the beauty of the people,... Read more
  • Nora
  • From USA
  • On Jul 26 2023
5 - Excellent
Explored Real Cuba!
We had a fantastic time exploring the real Cuba with the help of this travel company! Our guide was terrific and very knowledgeable. Our bus driver always made us feel safe. We packed in a tremendous amount of unique and special... Read more
  • James
  • On Apr 26 2023
5 - Excellent
Ready To Be Back Again
The 9 Day This Cuban Life tour was the trip of a lifetime! I would recommend to everyone who is curious, somewhat adventurous, enjoys people and other cultures. Staying in Casas with families is a highlight. There is a good mix... Read more
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