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Cuba Colonial

15 days, Havana to Havana

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. Stay 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!

15 days

Havana to Havana

From$12287HKD
was $15359
Valid on Jun 11 2022
Trip Code: CCC

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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. Stay 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!

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

Countries visited during this trip have special visa requirements applicable to many nationalities.

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15 days

Havana to Havana

From$12287HKD
was $15359
Valid on Jun 11 2022
Trip Code: CCC

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for Cuba Colonial

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

Right now is an exciting time in Cuba with rapidly changing legislation and local conditions. Cuba has seen a massive increase in tourism lately, which has put a strain on local tourist infrastructure. While we will strive to operate our tours as closely to published itineraries as possible, conditions often change from one day to the next, and minor tour modifications may be necessary with no advance notice.

Itinerary

Day 1Havana

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 2Havana

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 3Havana/Sancti Spíritus

Travel to Sancti Spiritus today and enjoy an orientation walk of this beautiful, but often overlooked, colonial city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Sancti Spíritus/Bayamo

Travel overland across Eastern Cuba to Bayamo. 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 5Bayamo/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 6Baracoa

Explore Cuba’s rural communities and small businesses in Baracoa, a G Adventures-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 Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Baracoa

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 8Baracoa/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 9Santiago 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 10Sierra 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 11Camagüey/Trinidad

Enjoy an orientation walk and included salsa lesson in Trinidad.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Hands-On Moment Salsa Lesson

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Trinidad

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 13Trinidad/Cienfuegos

Travel along the coast to colonial Cienfuegos. Detour along the way through Santa Clara to visit the Che Mausoleum. Then continue on to Cienfuegos and enjoy an orientation walk to learn more about this city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Cienfuegos/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 15Havana

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Baracoa Community Experience, Baracoa
  • 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 lunch, 1 dinner
Allow USD485-630 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room - From $3025.15

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Cuba Colonial

| 15 days - Havana to Havana - from $12287 HKD