Ultimate Cuba Group Tour
Join us for this 21-day tour of Cuba. Explore and discover the beauty of the largest Caribbean island for yourself. This trip will take you to experience Cuba's most spectacular attractions. Let yourself be enchanted by Cuba's varied landscapes, inviting music, welcoming locals, and fascinating historical sites!
- Guided tour
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels and private accommodation
- Comfortable, private transport
- Qualified English speaking guide
If you really want to get to know a place then it's best to take your time travelling through it. On this intensive 3 week tour you'll become completely immersed in Cuban culture. This really is a Cuba adventure tour, if there ever was one!
Your adventure will begin in Havana, and then we'll take you westward, to the lush Viñales Valley. After spending a few days there, we'll take you back to Central Cuba where you’ll see more of Havana and get to explore the Topes de Collantes National Park. When you’ve had your fill of the city, you’ll travel to the pristine eastern coast of the country for a mix of culture, nature, and beaches. After more activities in the beautiful Cuban countryside, we'll take you back to Havana.
Ultimate Cuba Group Tour Itinerary
Experience Cuban diversity with our Ultimate Cuba group tour. This trip includes fun physical activities like hiking and swimming, as well as visits to important cultural and historic sites.
Accommodation during your tour will also be delightfully varied. You'll stay in luxurious 4-star hotels in Havana, an all-inclusive beach hotel in Guardalavaca, and a rustic mountain lodge in the Sierra Maestra. You'll also spend some nights in private homes and others in mid-range hotels. Needless to say, a diverse and exciting adventure awaits you in Cuba!
Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Ultimate Cuba tour.
Welcome to Cuba! We can arrange a transfer to the hotel for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself.
4* Hotel in Havana
After breakfast your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic Old Town of Havana – La Habana Vieja. Havana's old town was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. The atmosphere of bygone days is still present in the streets. Walking through Havana makes you feel as if you have been sent back in time. You will visit the Havana Club Rum Museum at the end of the tour and have time to explore Havana's colourful streets on your own. Look forward to an authentic Cuban dinner at one of Havana's local restaurants
4* Hotel in Havana Breakfast, Dinner
Today you will leave Havana and head to the Las Terrazas community and nature reserve. The community is located in the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountain range. Forestry and ecotourism are the main industries in this spectacularly beautiful area. After exploring this rural community, nestled in a natural paradise, you will head for sunny Soroa.
Hotel Villa Soroa Breakfast
After breakfast you will drive to vibrant Viñales. This beautifully quaint town is located amid green tobacco fields and monumental limestone hills known as Mogotes. You will also visit the stunning natural cave of Cueva del Indio. Spend the night at a casa particular.
Casa Particular in Viñales Breakfast, Lunch
This morning we will take you to the spectacular Cayo Jutías. This beautiful beach is very close by and it’s the perfect place for rest and relaxing. You can spend all day swimming and reclining or you can choose to go on an optional boat tour! We will serve lunch picnic-style, directly on the beach.
Casa Particular in Viñales Lunch
Today you will head to the delightful city of Cienfuegos. On the way, we will stop through Santa Clara where the Che Guevara memorial and monument is located. Cienfuegos is one of the most beautiful and liveliest cities in all of Cuba. The Palacio de Valle, with its gothic, Venetian and neoclassical architectural influences is one of Cienfuegos’s jewels. Dinner at the hotel.
3-4* Hotel in Cienfuegos Lunch
Today you will explore Cienfuegos on a guided walking tour. After you have explored this fascinating city we will take you to the spirited city of Trinidad. Before arriving in Trinidad we will stop and visit abundant botanical gardens. Once in Trinidad enjoy an informative city tour.
Casa Particular in Trinidad Breakfast
In the morning you will get to know the Cubans' passion during a Salsa dance course. The rest of the day is set aside for enjoying Ancon beach. There are lots of optional activities including diving, snorkelling, and catamaran tours. You can choose to go on an excursion or simply spend the day relaxing on the sand, in the sun.
Casa Particular in Trinidad
After breakfast leave Trinidad for an excursion to the national park Topes de Collantes. Enjoy the beautiful nature on a hike through the park and learn about the endemic Flora and Fauna. After returning to Trinidad spend the evening as you wish. We highly recommend to visit the Casa de la Trova where you can listen to cuban live-music.
Casa Particular in Trinidad
Today you will drive to Camagüey. On your way you will drive through sugar cane plantations and stop at the watchtower of Torre Iznaga, which was formerly used to oversee slaves labouring in the sugarcane fields. Nowadays, tourists can walk up the 560 m high tower and enjoy a great view of the beautiful surrounding fields. Once in Camaguey, you will explore the city from a new perspective as you take a tour in a bike-taxi. The architecture in Camaguey is known for having its own distinct style. Spend the evening as you please
2* Hotel in Camagüey
The small town of Bayamo awaits! Enjoy the quietness of this authentic Cuban town as you explore it on a guided walking tour.
2* Hotel in Bayamo Breakfast
Today you will go on a number of short hikes in the mountains. Enjoy the impressively lush surroundings while you explore the stunning Sierra Maestra.
2* Hotel in Bayamo Breakfast, Lunch
It’s time to leave the Sierra Maestra Mountains behind and head for Santiago de Cuba, also known as the second capital of Cuba. On your way you will stop at the pilgrimage church of El Cobre, which is located on a mountain overlooking the valley. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish in Santiago de Cuba, we recommend you to visit a live-music bar in the evening!
3* Hotel in Santiago de Cuba Breakfast
Through a tour of Santigo de Cuba, you'll learn everything about the most lively city on the island. Nestled amongst a unique natural backdrop of a turqoise-blue sea, lush mountains and small beach bays, you will marvel at the sights. And due to its proximity to Jamaica and Haiti, it is known for its Caribbean flair of welcoming visitors with open arms.
3* Hotel in Santiago de Cuba Breakfast
From Santiago de Cuba you will drive along the wild and romantic Cuban coastline, along the famous Pass La Farola, to the sleepy little coastal town of Baracoa. You will visit the spectacular Rio Toa River.
Casa Particuar in Baracoa Breakfast, Lunch
Today's journey will bring you to the mountain El Yunque. Enjoy untouched nature and stunning views on a guided hike. Spend the evening as you wish.
Casa Particuar in Baracoa Lunch
The coastal paradise of Guardalavaca awaits you! You will have the whole day to enjoy the beach or explore the town, whatever you would like!
Hotel Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca Lunch, Dinner
There are many wonderful things about Cuba but the beaches are still, quite possibly, the best! There are no activities scheduled for the day, so you will have a change to enjoy the sandy coastline and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea!
Hotel Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca All-Inclusive
A domestic flight will bring you from Holguin back to Havana. Enjoy your last evening in Havana's historic old town. This is the perfect time to explore and absorb the inviting and invigorating Cuban atmosphere.
4* Hotel in Havana Breakfast
Today is the last day of your tour. We can drive you to the airport if you would like (optional) or you can arrange your own transportation. We would be delighted to help you extend your stay in Cuba and book more nights for you with one of our add-ons if you’re still not quite ready to head home. See you next time!
We recommend that you read this information carefully before booking or departure. Here you will find important information about our Ultimate Cuba tour. Be aware that you may need to get some vaccinations in advance. This trip includes several excursions, but there is also allocated time for optional activities. Let one of our friendly tour guides help you book any additional adventures.
Important advice regarding entry and exit, necessary vaccinations and general information about the country and people can be found here. If you have any further questions one of our staff members would be more than happy to help.
- 12 nights in hotels (1 all-inclusive)
- 4 nights in Casa Particulares
- Domestic Flight from Holguin to Havana
- 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners
- Transfers during the tour in air-conditioned transportation
- Professional English-speaking guide (except on Cayo Levisa)
What's not included?
- International flights to/from Cuba
- Transfers between airport and accommodation
- Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): booking available on request
- Optional offers/activities and services
- Departure Tax
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Prices & Dates for Ultimate Cuba
* prices listed are per person
- Transfer IN/OUT optional:
- Havana Airport - Havana Hotel
- ONE WAY Price per person in connection with the tour: £12 GBP
- Cuba Entry card (tourist visa)
- £20 GBP
- If a hotel mentioned in the itinerary is fully booked we'll ensure that you're accommodated in a hotel of equivalent standard.
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