San Cristobal Cathedral in Havana, Cuba

Immersive Cuba Tour: History, Culture, and People

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Santa Clara, Caibarien, Remedios, Cayo Santa Maria...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Step back in time when experiencing the layers of Cuba’s unique and captivating history. Travel along a singular road surrounded by the sea on either side. Journey on a vintage steam train through the lush landscape at the heart of the country. Follow the scent of dried leaves during a private tour of a cigar factory. Classic cars cruise cobblestone avenues. Horses clop down the boulevard pulling antique buggies. The sounds of rumba and salsa emphasize the vivacious murals, embellishing the culture...

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Trip Highlights

  • Settle into the picturesque landscape of Cayo Santa Maria, known for its idyllic white sand beaches and luminescent water
  • Discover the revolutionary spirit, history, and atmosphere of Santa Maria, a city set in the geographical and revolutionary heart of Cuba
  • Immerse yourself in the center of the Afro-Cuban culture in Havana at Callejón de Hamel
  • Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway with a visit to his favorite restaurant at El Floridita, and the setting of The Old Man and the Sea in Cojimar
  • Visit a Havana mechanic for a hands-on view of classic vintage American cars rolling through the city
  • Enjoy a demonstration of antique printing presses at a printer’s museum filled with prototypical machines
  • Experience the Cuban jungle on an adventure through magnificent Guanayara National Park, filled with wildlife, waterfalls, and vivacious flora
  • Learn the secrets of Cuban cigars on a guided tour of the Fabrica de Tabacos Constantino Perez Carrodeguas

Detailed Description

Cuba effortlessly blends a beautiful nostalgic past with a unique, eclectic culture. Your 8-day Cuba tour takes you on an unforgettable experience through the enchanting architecture, rich traditions, and spectacular landscape of the Caribbean island. This Cuba travel tour begins with your arrival at Abel Santamaria Airport in Santa Clara. Your private transfer escorts you along the scenic drive to Cayo Santa Maria, located on the northern coast of Cuba. The white sand and turquoise water are the images of perfection. Next, you visit the town of Caibarien, which glows with whitewashed buildings.

Hop aboard an antique steam train to the quiet village of Remedios. Ready yourself for a classic adventure, traveling on a former Russian military vehicle through the wilds of Guanayara National Park. Follow your guide along the streets of Santa Clara to experience the city’s proud ties to the Cuban revolution, and the rebellious spirit that remains in the student youth. Visit a small printing house for a hands-on tutorial of the Cuban publishing trade. Enjoy the scenic drive to Havana, the capital of Cuba. Your private tour the following day takes you around the antique architecture of Old Havana.

Meet with a university professor for an in-depth view of American-Cuban relations before visiting a craft cooperative run by women, intent on teaching a new generation about the trade of traditional sewing. Discover the unique art of Havana, from the murals and sculptures of the Regla District to the artistry of trade at a mechanic’s workshop specializing in maintaining the classic cars of the city. Spend time on your final day strolling along the cobblestone streets of Old Town before your private transfer escorts you to Jose Marti International Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,379 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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