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Cuba Colonial

Starts: Havana, Cuba
Finishes: Havana, Cuba

Visit: Havana, Sancti Spíritus, Bayamo, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba, Sierra Maestra, Camagüey, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Havana

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Basic

Overview

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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!

Highlights

    • Salsa dance with the locals
    • Walk in Che Guevara's footsteps
    • Gain insight on Cuban life at casa particular stays
    • Explore breathtaking beaches

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126628
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Basic
Transport: Private vehicle, plane, walking.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Havana, Cuba
Finishes: Havana, Cuba
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (14 nts).
    • 14 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,679 ($112/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Cuba Havana, Sancti Spíritus, Bayamo, Baracoa, Santiago De Cuba, Sierra Maestra, Camagüey, Trinidad, Cienfuegos

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Grainne M  

A fantastic view of a truly unique and vibrant country. Amazing contrasts from one town to the next.

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Noeline S  

Very enjoyable and interesting. Cuba lived up to the comments from my friends who had visited there before. I highly recommend this country as a must to visit.

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Louise C  

great unforgettable experience....loved the home stays, great way to see a bit more of the real Cuba...

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Laura L  

I really enjoyed every minute of the holiday. From the activities proposed to the cites visited. Making contact with the local population made everything more interesting and memorable. The tour leader has been professional and helpful all the way through.

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Mary L  

The tour included most of the destinations I would have chosen as an independent traveller. The driver was excellent and I was impressed by most of the homestays. The country is marvelous.

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Vassil Gueorguiev G  

Cuba is a great and unique place to visit. It was a valuable experience and I enjoyed Cuba very much.

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Tonya W  

Wow - Cuba, what an amazing place. The most fun, the most inspiring and most enjoyable G Adventures experience I have had. I loved it. We had time to explore, to relax, to mingle with locals, to drink, eat and dance. There was a lot of freedom for each traveler to do what they wanted. Really good trip!

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Karen H  

Loved the whole trip. What a great place and great people.

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Benjamin H  

Great trip we were looked after all the way and the place was out of this world, no other country like Cuba cheers G Adventures

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Carol B  

A fantastic tour, which has increased my fascination with Cuba and would like to explore it further.

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Sylvie L  

I was extremely pleased with my overall G Adventures experience. The G Adventures approach to travelling allows one to really appreciate a country, its culture and its people.

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Kimmo R  

I was happy to see the real Cuba outside of tourist resorts and outside Havana (although Havana was the highlight for me).

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Catherine W  

Cuba is such a challenging and unique place, but the trip content made it easier to settle into the way of life and appreciate the beauty and culture of the place.

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Werner K  

We had a very friendly tour-leader (Caroline Doyle). We had enough time at each place in order to get in touch with the locals, to enjoy street life, but there were also very interesting organized tours to museums, etc in each town.

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Randy W  

I enjoyed seeing and experiencing things that I wouldn't have found without G Adventures.

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Katelijne V  

I didn't know what to expect from the tour as I've never been on a guided trip before, but I really enjoyed the experience. In the two weeks on tour we saw nearly all of Cuba and learned much about its culture, history, political history, people and the environment. I had a terrific time and have been raving about my holiday to all my friends and colleagues. Cuba is not a country I would have felt comfortable traveling as a girl, but the tour showed me I shouldn't have been concerned. After the tour I travelled Cuba by myself for two weeks and it was wonderful.

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Samantha L  

The trip was fantastic. It was a good overall view of Cuba, seeing a lot of the country without being too rushed. It was great that we got to see how real Cuban's lived - the home stays were one of the best parts of the trip. Definitely worthwhile doing.

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Ole O  

I enjoyed very much travelling with a small, international group of fun and interesting people.

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Mary M  

I had a great time. I loved Cuba. Tony was a great tour leader. He always tried to accommodate special requests and was a lot of fun to spend time with.

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Colette K  

On the whole, the tour was well put together and gave the group the opportunity to visit a number of interesting places and undertake a number of various activities.

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ShirleyVeronique W  

The trip was great. Overall, we had a great time, although there are things that can be improved like the travel arrangements/ organization.

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Sarah G  

A great trip to learn about the history and culture of Cuba.

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Li Chen W  

The trip was one of the best tours i have ever had. Trinidad and Baracoa are the highlights.

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Benjamin H  

Great trip we were looked after all the way and the place was out of this world, no other country like Cuba cheers G Adventures

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Paul S  

Had a great time touring Cuba. Skipping the hotels and staying with Cuban families really allowed us to absorb the culture. Our leader Tony was great. His knowlegde of the country and it's people made our trip more enjoyable. His sense of humour kept us all laughing.

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Geoffrey R  

This is a long tour covering a wide area.the home stays gave an insight into the life of the country. Our transportation was very comfortable.

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Lindy E  

Cuba was an interesting destination - plenty of political history, very friendly Cuban people, a beautiful island.

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Sam W  

This trip was everything it was promoted to be. We saw almost all of Cuba. It was well organized and all the activities were readily available.

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David H  

A busy but very enjoyable trip with tons on culture, history, travel and interaction with the locals.

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deirdre m  

Fascinating country -a privilege to visit Comprehensive overview of Cuban culture, lifestyle, history on this trip Very knowledgeable, approachable and socialable guide Accommodation and transport facilities very acceptable Safe country to travel throughout Lovely people Having even basic Spanish greatly improves interaction with locals and host in homestays

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manuela v  

i loved cuba, it was very interesting and full of contradictions...incredible! i only wish my spanish and salsa dancing were better!

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Rosaleen K  

I had an amazing time in Cuba. The tour was brilliant and the country amazing. Isaac, the tour guide, brought the whole group together and allowed us to encounter more of the Cuban culture than I believe would have been possible had we travelled by another means. I'm already trying to work out how I can get back to do Cuba Libre!

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Alexandra S  

Generally fantastic, exactly how I expected a G Adventures trip to be, lots of freedom with new found travelling buddies. High points were all the things that make Cuba so unique as a country and only low point was my own inability to speak Spanish so I couldn't get to grips with how the country worked as much as I would have liked.

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Linda S  

Excellent trip covering the major part of Cuba. Good choice of area to visit giving insite into different towns

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Penny W  

Excellent choice of cities, pacing, transportation means; strong overall tour-type 'coherence'; particularly good tour leader & drivers (learned a lot from them)

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Maryse L 

I loved Cuba, from crumbling Havana to lush Baracoa. The highlight was definitely staying with local families. They cooked for us and it was delicious. We listened to a lot of live music, what a pleasure. People were friendly and open, and wanted to talk to us about our countries and what were our impressions of Cuba. There were only 6 in my group and we travelled in a van. We became good friends and shared a lot of laughs and crazy stories, not to mention the mojitos. It was hard to go our separate ways at the end of the 2 weeks.

Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

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