If your time is limited, and you are more interested in Cuba's culture and its people than beach resorts, then we highly recommend this 8 day tour of Cuba. In one short week, its an optimised way to sample some of the most interesting areas of Cuba within a day's drive from Havana. The tour takes your from the bustling and vibrant Havana, to the historic Santa Clara, and gives you the chance to experience the more traditional and rural sides of Cuba, with stays in Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Viñales. These places are common favourites for travellers who have come to Cuba seeking authentic cultural experiences. While Trinidad presents us with beautiful white sand beaches, colonial architecture, waterfalls, and a charming village atmosphere, Viñales offers stunning mountainous scenery, sprawling tobacco fields and friendly locals. A local Cuban tour guide accompanies the group throughout, and accommodation is nearly entirely in the homes of Cuban families.
Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 12 / Average 7
- All accommodations — B&B Homestay in a twin-share
- Land transport along the route
- Guide service throughout
- 7 breakfasts
- Airport arrival transfer
- International Flights
- Visa and passport fees
- All meals (except for breakfasts)
- Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
- Departure taxes and excess baggage fees
Deposit: A deposit of US$200 (or equivalent) is accepted as an initial payment to reserve a place on a tour, and full payment is due 60 days before tour departure day.
Travel Insurance: Trip Cancellation/Interruption Travel Insurance is recommended and should be taken out at the time the deposit is paid. A comprehensive insurance package is also available which covers trip cancellation/interruption, excess hospital/medical benefits, baggage and travel accident insurance. Some exclusions for pre-existing conditions do apply. Please ask for details.
Additional Comments: Cuba is a lot more expensive than most developing countries. Be prepared to pay as much on the tour in Cuba for food and services, as you would in any western ‘developed’ country.In total as an estimate, where no meals or activities are included, you need to allow about 35 to 50 CUC per day for expenses for the tour not including local payment and souvenirs.
All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated and may be subject to change. Great Expeditions reserves the right to make changes in itinerary if it is deemed necessary.
B.C. Reg. 2622-4