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. 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 RevoluciÃ³n!
Che Guevara mausoleum and museum visit. Trinidad orientation walk. Salsa lesson. Homestay with local dinner. Santiago de Cuba orientation walk. Castillo del Morro entrance and visit. Beach time in Baracoa. Old Havana walking tour.
4 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow CUC380-600 for meals not included.)
Hotels (4 nts), homestays (10 nts).
Private van, plane, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12 Day 1 Havana
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Santa Clara (1B)
Visit the Che Guevara mausoleum and museum.
Days 3-5 Trinidad (1D)
Orientation walk upon arrival and salsa lesson. Enjoy a local dinner as a group hosted by one of the homestay families. Option to hike in nearby Topes de Collantes National Park or visit AncÃ³n Beach for diving, snorkelling or beach lounging.
Day 6 CamagÃ¼ey
Full day of transit. Opt to take a guided tour of CamagÃ¼ey.
Days 7-9 Santiago de Cuba (1B)
Orientation walk upon arrival and visit to Castillo del Morro. Opt to listen to live music at the Casa de la Trova or visit the Revolution Museum. Explore this Afro-Cuban city by visiting important revolutionary sites, like the Moncada Barracks.
Days 10-12 Baracoa
Option to hike near El Yunque or explore the breathtaking beaches for which this area of Cuba is famous.
Days 13-14 Havana (1B)
Fly back to Havana in the morning. Included walking tour of Old Havana. Opt to visit one of Havana’s many museums, explore the city by vintage automobile or attend one of its famous cabaret-style performances, such as the Tropicana.
Day 15 Havana (1B)
Depart at any time.