The Best of Western Cuba

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Adventure
  • Explorer
  • Active and outdoor
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Havana, Cuba
  • Ends Havana, Cuba
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Havana Experience the classic cars and infectious music that fill the streets of Cuba's capital
  • Casas Particulares Stay in small, locallyowned houses and apartments throughout your trip
  • Vinales Valley Admire the bizarre, steepwalled limestone 'mogotes' rising from the valley floor
  • Trinidad Lose yourself in the colourful streets of this colonial town. Dance at the Casa de la Musica or sip a rum cocktail under the stars
The trip "The Best Of Western Cuba" starts from and ends in Havana. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 8 days taking you through Havana and Trinidad in Cuba. "The Best Of Western Cuba" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A superb introduction to this fascinating island nation. Explore the twisting alleyways of Trinidad, visit the resting place of Che Guevara, watch classic cars pass by Havana's stunning colonial buildings and dance the night away to live salsa bands Havana - Experience the classic cars and infectious music that fill the streets Casas Particulares - Stay in private homestays throughout your trip, and get a deeper experience of local life Vinales - Admire the bizarre, steep-walled limestone 'mogotes' rising from the valley floor
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
  • Paul
  • On Dec 18 2019
4 - Very Good
Paul's review for another Explore tour
“Very Good”
  • Yvonne
  • On Jan 30 2020
4 - Very Good
Yvonne's review for another Explore tour
“Trip was fast paced with some varied experiences. More accurate dress information prior to attending temples would have been useful but pre holiday research could have found that out anyway. Another day in chiang mai would have been good as elephant trip was practically a full day and the optional tours limited opportunity to explore. Great trip... Although I am templed out now! ”
  • John
  • On Jun 02 2020
5 - Excellent
John's review for another Explore tour
“Although the gorillas and chimps are the advertised high spots of this trip the other parts were also excellent with no wasted time and plenty to see and do. A wonderful trip”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Havana
  • Day 2 : Tour of Havana's highlights, afternoon salsa class
  • Day 3 : Full day trip to the picturesque Vinales countryside
  • Day 4 : Drive to Trinidad via the Bay of Pigs Museum
  • Day 5 : In Trinidad; tour of this pretty colonial town
  • Day 6 : Free day; optional trip to the Topes rainforest or boat trip to Cayo Blanco
  • Day 7 : Return to Havana via Santa Clara
  • Day 8 : Trip ends Havana
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Casa Particulares - Havana (4 nights)
  • Casa Particulares - Trinidad (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • 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 The Best of Western Cuba tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Best of Western Cuba tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Best of Western 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.


For this The Best of Western 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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