Cuba cultural holidays, 15 days

“Join a small group (max 12) on a two week overland adventure before flying back to Havana with a head full of authentic cultural encounters.”

Highlights

Cienfuegos and the Bay of Pigs | Santa Clara and Trinidad | Guided tour of Camaguey | Cultural tour of Santiago de Cuba | Guantanamo and Baracoa | Guided tour of Havana Old Town |

Description of Cuba cultural holidays, 15 days

Come and feel the rhythm of the Caribbean on this two week small group trip to Cuba. Thanks to a maximum group size of just 12 travellers you’ll get to make the most of the island all the way from Havana to Baracoa before a return flight back to the capital makes short shrift of distances.

Throughout the tour we’ll be getting to know local Cubans, on their level. Cultural and historical tours allow you to piece together the island’s origins as well as opening up musical and culinary roots on what promises to be a truly worthwhile and authentic holiday experience.

American travellers are invited to come and see for themselves what lies behind the headlines. We’ve ensured this trip has been created to tick all the right legal boxes for US citizens as well as supporting local Cuban people in line with the general licence requirements. All other nationalities are, of course, always welcome.

A local guide will be with your small group throughout the tour as you travel overland between characterful small guesthouses and find out what sets Cuba apart from the rest of the Caribbean.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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24 Dec 2018
US $ 2550
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07 Jan 2019
US $ 2350
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28 Jan 2019
US $ 2250
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18 Feb 2019
US $ 2350
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11 Mar 2019
US $ 2250
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01 Apr 2019
US $ 2350
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06 May 2019
US $ 2350
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17 Jun 2019
US $ 2300
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15 Jul 2019
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26 Aug 2019
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23 Sep 2019
US $ 2300
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28 Oct 2019
US $ 2350
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18 Nov 2019
US $ 2350
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02 Dec 2019
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16 Dec 2019
US $ 2550
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30 Dec 2019
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cuba cultural holidays, 15 days

We directly run all our ground services and do not go through a second agent as the majority of tour providers to Cuba do. Our own dedicated staff are local to Havana and regional centers. A network of tour leaders, local guides and local transport providers, plus local office staff will help make your trip special. We use local coordinators in regional centers to get the best possible access to services possible and to bring in local expertise.

This trip if filled with opportunities to get to know the culture and vibrant society of the intriguing island nation of Cuba. Nearly all of the accommodation is in the homes of Cuban families, where you will get to see how Cubans live, observe their way of life, and participate in their culture. Homestays have a much less detrimental affect on the environment as they are smaller scale than large hotel chains and you will observe the same routines of life as the locals. We also encourage our groups to eat in small Paladars run by the locals or to eat in homestays with local families.

This tour is lead by a local Cuban guide who will give you an insight into the complex Cuban history and society. The guide will demonstrate how this unique country has managed to resist many of the negative impacts of North American culture, influence, and capitalism, and how it has achieved significant social goals, and at the same time, show you the short-comings of the present system.

All travelers are encouraged to explore with the group and on their own, learn a few words of the ‘Cubanized’ Spanish, and to interact with the locals as much as possible. The local guides are employed to help explain as much as possible about the cultural differences and the historically significant places that we visit and to make your experience in Cuba as enjoyable and as much fun as possible.

We ensure that we 'spread the wealth' throughout each town so the benefit is to the community as a whole and not a few individuals. In this we attempt to get as many local providers involved in our tours as possible, providing a BBQ by the river, or similar activities where the group is mixing with the real locals and not just those in the tourism industry.

We promote best practice in responsible tourism and actively encourage our local suppliers to work with us in this. All our staff are trained in Responsible Tourism and make this an important part of their tour. We ensure all the activities offered to the travelers take our impact on the local environment into consideration. Similarly we monitor the impact on the local wildlife.

The maximum group size of this tour is limited to 12 travelers which enables us to more easily interact with the Cubans and to visit their homes and places of work and play. It also minimizes our impact on the local culture and society. You will get the chance to visit government run local community projects such as the ‘organoponicos’ (urban based community organic produce gardens) and ration stores.

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