The island of Cuba, with its lively rhythms, diverse landscape, and rich heritage of literature and art, wins over many travelers. The country offers unique opportunities and has long been revered as a popular vacation spot for travelers searching for sunshine. Explore the best of Cuba with this 9-day escorted Itinerary.
Wander the streets of Old Havana
View tobacco and sugarcane fields
Attend Salsa lessons from locals
Dive and spot barracudas, moray eels, and lionfish at Bay of Pigs
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Bienvenido a Cuba! Upon arrival at Havana's Jose Marti International airport, your private guide will transfer you to your hotel. Venture out on an introductory tour with your private guide. Visit the Museo de la Revolucion and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes for their outstanding art and architecture. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 2: Exploring Havana
Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit outer Havana. Stop at Malecon, Revolucion Square, Vedado, and Old Havana on your way. Next, join a walking tour to visit the cathedral, San Francisco de Assis, Plaza de Armas, Central Park, and Plaza Vieja. Have a lavish dinner at a premium hotel before calling it a day.
Day 3: Soroa & Vinales
Your private guide will take you on an hour's drive to visit the beautiful orchid garden in Soroa, also known as the "rainbow of Cuba." Admire this stunning natural environment, which has been designated a Unesco Biosphere Reserve owing to the diversity of its species.
After lunch, continue your journey for 1.5 hours to reach Vinales, where tobacco and sugarcane fields rest side by side, and limestone outcrops mark the landscape. Take part in an open Spanish lesson. After dinner, your private guide will take you to your hotel to relax and enjoy rural Cuba's tranquil, old-world pace, where oxen gracefully stroll along the sidewalks.
Day 4: Vinales
Embark on a 3-hour guided walk through the farmlands of Vinales, some of Cuba's best scenery. Learn more about the tobacco industry and view a farmer whipping a world-class cigar in seconds. Taste the local cuisine for lunch and learn a few steps in a salsa dancing class. Next, proceed to the valley's top to enjoy dinner at an eco-farm. Everything is produced organically on the farm itself. Get ready to experience one of the freshest dinners in Cuba, then return to your hotel.
Day 5: Bay of Pigs & Cienfuegos
Board the cozy private bus for a 5-hour drive towards Cienfuegos, pausing in the Bay of Pigs for lunch. Dive into the crystal clear water and spot barracudas, moray eels, and lionfish. Discover the war zone of 1961, the shipwreck, and the large walls of this monumental bay. Continue your journey and reach Cienfuegos- one of Cuba's best-looking coastal spots. Visit the Palacio del Valle, Cienfuegos' architectural pride and delight. Have dinner at a luxurious hotel, where you will stay for the night.
Day 6: Trinidad
After breakfast, your private guide will take you on a two-hour drive to Trinidad, followed by a guided 1-hour tour of the city. Enjoy its beautiful combination of cobblestone streets, picturesque houses, and old-fashioned locals with cigars. Visit the restored Palacio Brunet home that houses the Museo Romntico and the Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, which displays antiques from the town's sugar-producing heyday. Enjoy a local drink, Canchanchara, made from 'firewater,' lime juice, and local honey in the evening. Witness the folk music and traditional dances as you enjoy dinner.
Day 7: Trinidad
Set off to witness the majestic mountains behind Trinidad for spectacular views over the coast below and a fascinating walk through the Topes de Collantes nature reserve with your guide. Spend the day at a beautiful waterfall for an exhilarating swim. Enjoy lunch at a typical Cuban hacienda before returning to the city in the afternoon. In the evening, explore Trinidad's UNESCO World Heritage center. Have dinner at a luxurious restaurant before returning to your hotel for rest.
Day 8: Santa Clara/Havana
Venture on a journey of approximately 1.5 hours with your private guide to reach Santa Clara. Visit the Che Guevara mausoleum, and discover the photos and other ephemera related to Che letters, firearms, and medical devices. Return to the capital to enjoy your final night in Havana.
Day 9: International Departure
Your Latin America escorted tour comes to an end. Your private guide will transfer you to the Jose Marti International airport for your flight back home.