Best of Cuba

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Havana, Cuba
  • Ends Havana, Cuba
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Oldworld charm, rich history, exciting nightlife – evocative Havana is like nowhere else on Earth. See the difference between city and coastal life on a guided walking tour of the old capital.
  • Take inspiration from the locals and mix things up with a bicycletaxi tour of Camaguey – roll through the winding streets on twowheels, visiting markets, plazas and an art gallery.
  • Experience oldworld charm in the colourful coastal town of Trinidad. Delve into the city’s sultry Latin rhythms with a salsa class and enjoy plenty of free time for seaside relaxation.
  • Receive a fascinating insight into the rise and fall of the charismatic and highly celebrated Cuban revolutionary – Che Guevara – at his mausoleum and museum in Santa Clara.
Start and end in Havana, the "Best Of Cuba" tour is a guided explorer trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and 3 other destinations in Cuba. "Best Of Cuba" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in guesthouses, transport, meals and others.

From Cuba's historical streets of Havana to the pristine shores of the Caribbean, stroll through World Heritage cities, relive a fascinating colonial history and experience the rich heritage of music and dance that Cuba is renowned for. Dive into the incredible marine world and history of the Bay of Pigs, prepare to be wowed as you discover Baracoa’s mountainous surrounds, visit the birthplace of salsa and admire Trinidad’s unrivalled ambience on this two-week adventure. From historic cars to fragrant cigars, and with plenty of rum and rumba in between, this adventure will take you into the heart of all things Cuban.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Suvi
  • From Finland
  • On Feb 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Suvi's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • CHAU
  • From UK
  • On Sep 25 2018
4 - Very Good
CHAU's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Our tour is a group of twenty people. Majorities are Australians. We have good atmosphere and co-operations , especially in preparation and after our daily feedings. We have two tour leaders, nice and hard working guys. Niki is excellent cook.
Different landscapes. lakes and Bungle Bungles let you understand more about this wild Kimberley. If you like hiking,
swimming and drinking Champagne at the same time in the
Lake Agryle, go.”
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Dec 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had an amazing, amazing time during the Land of Belize trip!! Wonderful activities, wonderful tour group and fantastic tour guide!!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Havana
  • Day 2: Havana
  • Day 3: Cienfuegos
  • Day 4: Trinidad
  • Day 5: Trinidad
  • Day 6: Trinidad
  • Day 7: Camaguey
  • Day 8: Camaguey
  • Day 9: Santiago de Cuba
  • Day 10: Santiago de Cuba
  • Day 11: Baracoa
  • Day 12: Baracoa
  • Day 13: Baracoa
  • Day 14: Havana
  • Day 15: Havana
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Standard guesthouse (14 nights)
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Plane , Taxi
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Havana - Leader-led walking tour of Old Havana
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Bay of Pigs - Coastal swim stop
  • Cienfuegos - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cienfuegos - Palacio de Valle (entrance fee)
  • Santa Clara - Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum (entrance fee)
  • Trinidad - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Trinidad - Salsa Dance Lesson (1 hour)
  • Camaguey - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Camaguey - Bicycle Taxi City Tour (guide and transport included)
  • Camaguey - Rum tasting in a local bar
  • Santiago de Cuba - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Santiago de Cuba - Half-day City Tour including El Morro Castle, Santa Ifigenia Cemetery & Moncada Barracks (guide, transport &entrance fees included)
  • Guantanamo Bay Viewpoint (time & weather dependent)
  • Baracoa - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Havana - Revolution Square
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Havana are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Cuba tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Cuba tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Cuba tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Cuba tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • The guesthouses (casas) we use are much nicer than your average Cuban dwelling and each room is unique. Regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water supply are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country – but we believe that this is all a part of the local experience.
  • Part of Cuba’s appeal is its old-fashioned style – this includes the banking systems. Funds in Cuba can be difficult to access. Ideally bring multiple credit cards from several different banks just to be sure.
  • Luxuries such as air conditioning, plush pillows, and fly screens, are often scarce. Part of the experience here is learning to appreciate everyday Cuban resourcefulness.
  • Internet access can be hard to come by, and when it's available it's often unreliable and expensive. Treat this as a great opportunity to take a break from modern devices and have a true holiday.
  • Cuba is different, and that's a big part of its allure. Things don't always go according to plan, and many things don't work the same way as back home. Patience and good humour will go a long way in this beautiful destination.
  • As this trip covers a lot of land, you'll be spending quite a bit of time travelling. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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