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Cuba Uncovered

10 days, 4 cities
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From $3839 with flightsPayments as low as $86

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
A beach shoreline with crystal clear water and green shrubs lining the shore
Several men wearing matching outfits and hats sitting in chairs next to each other and playing instruments
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Currently, COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate in this tour. Chat or call us with questions.

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 Bay of Pigs

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

  • Riding through Old Havana in a vintage car

  • Walking through Ernest Hemingway’s ghost-white villa

  • 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

  • Assorted live music and dance performances

  • Romeo y Julieta cigar tour

Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Havana and Life in Cuba Today tour

    Welcome to Havana, home to sparkling Caribbean beaches, colorful streets, and dazzling culture. Settle in before you meet a local artist to discover what life is like in modern day Cuba.

    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 the other travelers over dinner and a Cuba Libre.
  • Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Havana + Welcome Dinner

    Explore the heart of Old Havana with a local architect as your guide. Admire the facades in Plaza Vieja and the cobblestones of San Francisco Square before a trip to the Museum of the Revolution.

    Today's highlights:

    • Visit a local park for a dominos lesson from a Cuban champion.
    • Get stuffed on empanadas at a paladar—a family run restaurant.
    • Enjoy a group Welcome Dinner and a taste of Cuban culture at a Buena Vista Social Club style performance.
  • Day 3: Tour Havana

    In Havana, the arts are thriving—and today, so are you. Check out the house where Hemingway put pen to paper, and get up close and personal with the electric Cuban dance community.

    Today's highlights:

    • Visit the Havana Queens Dance Company and watch the performers rehearse.
    • Vibe to Afro-Cubano music before lunch and a taste of Aguardiente liquor.
    • Walk with a local guide to Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro, a 16th century fortress.
    • Hit up the bar at Hotel Nacional for the best mojito in Cuba. Hands down.
  • Day 4: Travel to Remedios 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 off to a hidden gem near the cost—Remedios—to explore via bike and grab a group dinner.

    Today's highlights:

    • Get caught up on revolutionary history at the Che Guevara Mausoleum.
    • Kick up your feet during a Trova music performance in the heart of Santa Clara.
    • Tour Remedios by bicycle taxi aka bicitaxi and get the scoop on the famous Parrandas festival.
  • Day 5: 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 allllll aboard a steam train 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.
    • Join your group for lunch in Remedios. Pro tip: if they have a Cuban sandwich, eat it.
    • Meet up with some Cuban baseball coaches, grab a bat, and see if you still got it.
  • Day 6: Travel to Trinidad via Sancti Spíritus

    On your way to Trinidad, stop in Sancti Spíritus for a guided tour of one of the oldest European settlements in Cuba. From there, it’s off to Trinidad—a frozen-in-time town that’s overflowing with culture, color, and energy.

    Today's highlights:

    • Follow a guide through historic Trinidad, including the UNESCO-recognized Spanish colonial zone.
    • Go back in time (again) as you walk the halls of Trinidad’s Romance Museum.
    • Put on your dancing shoes and master the salsa with help from local instructors.
  • Day 7: Travel to Cienfuegos via Topes de Collantes

    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. P.S. Cienfuegos was first settled by pirates. Yikes.

    Today's highlights:

    • Stop in Topes de Collantes for a tour of the Casa Museo del Café coffee farm. Caffeine included.
    • Grab your e-bike and ride along the Malecón (or seawall), admiring the ocean and architecture.
  • Day 8: Travel to the Bay of Pigs

    Today is all about the Bay of Pigs. Spoiler: there are no pigs. But, you will learn all about the failed U.S. invasion of 1961 and dive in to the bay itself to explore its incredible underwater ecosystem.

    Today's highlights:

    • Snorkel (or just float, whatever) around the bay’s coral reefs and colorful marine life.
    • Get a fascinating history lesson from the Cuban perspective at the Bay of Pigs museum.
    • Catch up with a local marine biologist for a deep dive (ha) on the bay’s ecosystem.
  • Day 9: Head back to Havana + Farewell Dinner

    Today, your tour finishes back where it started—in Havana. And this day is just *chefs kiss* quintessentially Cuban. We’re talkin’ cigars, vintage cars, and music, people.

    Today's highlights:

    • Tour the legendary Romeo y Julieta cigar factory and let the epic scent waft over you.
    • Pick up some local crafts and souvenirs at the San Jose Craft Market.
    • Take a ride through the Miramar neighborhood in a restored, 1950s, American classic car.
    • Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included Farewell Dinner with the 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.

Traveling with us helps the EF community plant trees, at no extra cost to you.

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