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Cuba Uncovered

Cuba Uncovered

10 days, 4 cities9
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From $4569 with flightsPayments as low as $124

Several vibrantly colored homes situated next to each other with vintage cars parked out front
Several vibrantly colored homes situated next to each other with vintage cars parked out front
A tall yellow building with an orange dome on top that sticks out through the lush forest surrounding the nearby buildings
An underwater shot of fish swimming around a coral reef
Several men wearing matching outfits and hats sitting in chairs next to each other and playing instruments
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Why go?

It’s as if 1958 came around, and Cuba was like, let’s never change. Fast-forward 65 years, and it’s pretty safe to say, mission accomplished. Hop from town to town, experiencing the throwback sights and sounds of this largely undiscovered island the way they’re meant to be experienced: like a local.

Picture yourself

  • Snorkeling through the colorful coral reefs of the Playa Ancón

  • Dancing the salsa with a freshly-made mojito in hand

  • Riding through Old Havana in a vintage car

  • Mingling with Cuban artists and innovators

  • Learning how to hand roll an authentic Cuban cigar

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights and airport transfers

  • 9 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 9 breakfasts

  • 7 lunches and 6 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support from our travel gurus

  • 4 insider city tours with local guides

  • Cuban baseball experience

  • Snorkeling at Playa Ancón

  • Havana cigar factory tour

Map for the Cuba Uncovered tour
Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Havana

    Welcome to Havana, home to sparkling Caribbean beaches, colorful streets, and dazzling culture. Settle in and get to know your group.

    This tour requires a visa for U.S. citizens. Check entry requirements or call us with questions at 800-766-2645.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet an EF representative at the airport and head to your accommodations.
    • Familiarize yourself with the sights and sounds of your neighborhood in Havana.
    • Get to know your fellow travelers before you explore Cuba together.
  • Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Havana + Welcome Dinner

    Explore the heart of Old Havana with a local architect as your guide, admiring the facades in Plaza Vieja and the cobblestones of San Francisco Square. Then cruise through the city in the most quintessentially Cuban ride possible.

    Today's highlights:

    • Visit Arte Corte, a community-building project and outreach program.
    • Get stuffed on empanadas at a paladar—a family run restaurant.
    • Take a ride through the Miramar neighborhood in a restored, 1950s, American classic car.
  • Day 3: Tour Havana

    Today, you’ll experience the past, present, and future of Cuban culture. Meet local artisans, taste authentic bites, and immerse yourself in the vibrant community that is Havana.

    Today's highlights:

    • Pick up some local crafts and souvenirs at the San Jose Craft Market.
    • Visit a local art studio to meet and mingle with some Cuban creators.
    • Hit up the bar at Hotel Nacional for the best mojito in Cuba. Hands down.
  • Day 4: Travel to Trinidad via Cienfuegos

    Onward to the southern coast, to Cienfuegos. Fun fact, the Historic Center of Cienfuegos was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005—thanks to its stunning neoclassical architecture. PS–Cienfuegos was first settled by pirates. Yikes.

    Today's highlights:

    • Before departing, tour the legendary Romeo y Julieta cigar factory.
    • Grab your e-bike and ride along the Cienfuegos Malecón (seawall), admiring the ocean and architecture.
    • Take on a kayaking adventure off Punta Gorda.
    • Arrive in Trinidad for an included dinner with your group.
  • Day 5: Tour Trinidad + coffee farm tour

    Another day, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Welcome to Trinidad—a frozen-in-time town that’s overflowing with culture, color, and energy.

    Today's highlights:

    • Visit Topes de Collantes for a tour of the Casa Museo del Café coffee farm. Caffeine included.
    • Put on your dancing shoes and master the salsa with help from local instructors.
    • Catch up with a local marine biologist and go snorkeling at Playa Ancón.
  • Day 6: Travel to Remedios via Sancti Spíritus

    On your way to Remedios, stop in Sancti Spíritus for a guided tour of one of the oldest European settlements in Cuba. From there, it’s off to Remedios—a small, hidden gem near the Cuban coast.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet a local guide in Sancti Spíritus, walk the colonial city center, and view Puente Yayabo (a s’cute bridge).
    • Tour Remedios by bicycle taxi aka bicitaxi and get the scoop on the famous Parrandas festival.
    • Join your group for an included dinner in your new neighborhood.
  • Day 7: Explore Caibarién and Remedios

    Start the day with a visit to Caibarién, known as “La Villa Blanca” for its white-sand beaches. Then it’s back to Remedios to see how you stack up against some local baseball players. FYI, they’re good.

    Today's highlights:

    • Visit the Marcelo Salado Sugar Mill Museum to get a first-hand look at a once-thriving industry.
    • Ride an antique steam train towards Remedios—alllllllll aboard!
    • Meet up with some Cuban baseball coaches, grab a bat, and see if you still got it.
  • Day 8: Travel to Havana via Santa Clara

    Continue your tour of Cuba with a visit to Santa Clara, the city where Che Guevara celebrated his most important victory. Then, it’s back to Havana to finish this trip in style.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet a local guide for a walking tour of Santa Clara
    • Get caught up on revolutionary history at the Che Guevara Mausoleum.
    • Grab a Cubano sandwich at an included lunch before heading to Havana.
    • Watch a Havana Queens Dance Company performance after an group dinner.
  • Day 9: Explore Havana + Farewell Dinner

    Today, your tour finishes back where it started—Havana. Dive into more Cuban traditions as you bop around the city one last time.

    Today's highlights:

    • Tour the Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro, a 16th century fortress.
    • Visit a local park for a dominos lesson from a Cuban champion.
    • Share some laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included Farewell Dinner with your group.
  • Day 10: Fly home

    Adios, amigos!
    Before you head to the airport, make sure to take one more group photo and grab that final mojito. But remember, this isn’t goodbye—because you can always get the gang back together for another trip soon.

Reviews


Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 9 authentic traveler reviews
  • The Soul of Cuba

      Evelyn, traveled May 2024

    Our recent EF tour to Cuba was nothing short of transformative. This is a place you go to make your heart bigger. The vibrant culture, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes were incredible, but it was the people of Cuba who truly were the soul of our journey. Their warmth, resilience, and joyfulness left an indelible mark on all of us. If you’re looking ... See more

  • Book Immediately!

      Sela, traveled Nov. 2023

    Just got back from my trip to Cuba, and the main thing I have to say is to book your trip now! Everything was so well planned and fun that by the time the trip was over it felt like no time had passed at all. I learned so much about the country and culture that the US has kept us away from for decades. Please, if you need a sign that this is the trip to book... See more

  • History, culture, art and….mojitos! ✅

      Megan, traveled Nov. 2023

    If this trip isn’t on your wish list, add it! Cuba is full of art, history, and an almost indescribable culture that you must see for yourself. I really had no idea what to expect but I’m so glad I went on this trip to experience Cuba and an experience it was. If you go into this trip with an open mind and open heart you will have a great time! Be sure to st... See more

  • Just go

      Reagan, traveled Nov. 2023

    There is not another trip that you can take that will be similar to this. Yes, bring some liquid iv (buy water every chance you get) and take toilet paper for when you’re not in the hotel, but you will be fine. EF will really take care of the rest and you will learn so much about their culture and way of life. The people are vibrant and kind and love to danc... See more

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