Summary

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Cuba’s capital is home to two of its eleven million citizens. A mosaic of warm rhythms and hot exhaust, with spontaneous street-side salsa and an insatiable thirst for life, Havana is truly unforgettable. We’ll visit the highlights of this city but also get a deeper understanding of life in this misunderstood country through personal connections. If nothing else, your visit to Havana will be the experience of a lifetime.

Why We Love this Tour

Cuba is one of the most inspiring countries on the planet…if you know where to look. It’s also one of the hardest in the world to navigate—a destination not to be taken lightly and one that requires precision planning with even the smallest details. Too many travelers get trapped into wandering aimlessly through the old city with the masses. It’s a shame because they are missing the opportunity to experience the real Cuba.

Traveling with us provides you with the logistical framework to allow you to engage with your surroundings and immerse yourselves in the special experiences on this trip designed to showcase the most fascinating aspects of Cuban culture. Don’t regret doing Cuba the wrong way…Experience Cuba with us!

Tour by:

Tour Start
Havana, Cuba
Tour End
Havana, Cuba
Trip type
Experience Tour
Physical level
moderate
Cultural Rating
moderate
Ages
Above 14 only. 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult
Group size
12 max
minimum group size of 6 (please wait for confirmation before booking flights)
Included
Admissions to all included attractions and activities.
4 nights of shared occupancy accommodations.
All transportation within Cuba including airport transfer.
4 breakfasts.
Local English-speaking host.
Restaurant reservations at Cuba’s top restaurants.
Not Included
Air tickets to and from Havana.
Travel/health insurance (Browse policies at World Nomads, our recommended travel insurance provider.) Travel insurance is required to travel with any of Unquote Travel's trips.
Lunches and dinners. Budget about $15-30 per meal.
A visa can be obtained at the airport on the day of departure. Fees vary depending on the airline but range between $50-100.
Visa.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Havana
    The day will start with an early morning airport pickup. Check into our 4-star Casa particular. Lunch is on your own at a recommended Paladar. We know Cuba’s best restaurants and we'll help with the reservations. After lunch, find your bearings and begin our trip to Cuba with a step back in time, as you wander through the iconic, colorful and historic Habana Vieja (Old Town) on a guided walking tour. The evening is free for dinner, exploring more of the city, or relaxing at the Casa.
  • Day 2
    Vintage Convertible drive
    After breakfast at our Casa, we'll hop into a vintage classic American convertible car and drive around Havana with the wind in our hair. This is a classic and unforgettable experience. After lunch, we'll visit Parque Central, El Capitolio, as well as the visually stunning and recently restored Gran Teatro. Later in the afternoon, we have an interactive cultural activity planned. Dinner and the evening are yours to explore more of the city.
  • Day 3
    Day trip to Viñales
    Today we'll take a day trip to Viñales. After breakfast, we'll drive about 2.5 hours southwest of Havana to the beautiful bucolic landscape around Viñales, where farmers use traditional agriculture techniques to grow some of the world's best tobacco. We’ll be visiting a local multi-generational tobacco farm and getting off the beaten path touring the countryside in a surprise mode of transportation.
  • Day 4
    Hemingway House & Callejon de Hamel
    After breakfast, we'll tour the Hemingway House where 'Papa' lived from 1940 - 1960. The home's interior has been virtually untouched since the day that Hemingway, the Cuban-ambassador-in-spirit, left. After lunch, we'll visit the high energy Callejon de Hamel in Havana's dense Centro neighborhood. On Sunday afternoons, locals and tourists alike mingle over live rumba music amidst colorful murals. After that, we'll enjoy another Cuba-only experience, chance to meet locals and gain insight into Cuban culture. These are unique experiences you just won't get with other tour companies. Free and easy evening on our last night.
  • Day 5
    Goodbye Cuba
    Breakfast at the Casa and private taxi transfer to the airport.

More Information

Packing List for Experience Havana Tour (recommended)
  • Weather in Cuba in March-April is warm – hot. Pack accordingly.
  • Moneybelt
Useful Information
  • Bring all cash in US dollars or Euros. ATMs, credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba. Note that there’s an extra fee imposed on USD, so Euros are definitely preferable.
Accommodation

The accommodation will be in a 4-star Casa particular. Casa particulars are private accommodation or private homestays in Cuba, very similar to a bed and breakfast. Accommodation is shared occupancy. A single supplement is available for $200 extra.

Transport

We use private taxis during our time in Havana. Between Havana and Vinales transport will be in private A/C vehicle with a professional driver.

Important Notes

Cancellations and Refunds
If you must cancel your reservation for a tour and/or its extension, we will refund your payment, less the following fees per tour and/or extension:

Days Prior to Trip Start Date Trip Cancellation Fee Per Person
60+ days $250
31 – 60 days 50% of trip price
0-30 days 100% of trip price

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