View of Baracoa in Cuba

Off the Beaten Path Cuba One Week Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Baracoa

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Your customizable 7-day tour of Cuba immerses you in pristine jungle terrain and a fascinatingly preserved culture. Whether diving into azure water for insight into the coral reefs or enjoying vintage cars and colonial architecture in Holguin, you will revel in the charms and luster of a Cuba that are often overlooked. Uncover emerald-colored mountains, Fidel Castro’s tomb, the sweet flavor of specialty chocolate, the quiet allure of a traditional fishing village, and much more.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the gorgeous, untouched marine life along the coast of Cuba at Guardalavaca, where you will find blue tangs and butterflyfish
  • Indulge in the stunning flavors of Cuban sweets during a private tour of Baracoa, which is known as Cuba’s chocolate capital
  • Bask in the coastal charms and quiet heritage of Gibara fishing village at your preferred pace
  • Explore the preserved architecture, vintage cars, and secluded allure of Holguin for a glimpse of daily life in a gorgeous city that is often overlooked
  • Visit the grave of Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba and view the tomb dedicated to the 19th-century revolutionary, Jose Marti
  • Revel in the unique history of Cuba when visiting the Moncada Barracks, which hosts a museum that specializes in the Communist Revolution
  • Visit La Cueva del Paraiso at the base of the Cuchillas del Toa mountains for insight into the culture of the Taino people

Detailed Description

The magic and sophisticated beauty of the Caribbean will captivate you during your one-week Cuba tour, taking you off the beaten path and immersing you in the intrinsic beauty of Cuba’s East Coast. Throughout your getaway, you will be away from the crowds of Havana and standard cities like Cienfuegos. Instead, you will have an immersive experience that combines the marvels of the jungle, the azure water of the Caribbean, and the colonial architecture of hidden cities. Furthermore, your tour will highlight the encompassing history of Cuba and the fascinating culture that embraces its diverse heritage and the delicious flavors of chocolate.

Your exciting Cuba adventure will lead you off the beaten path upon your arrival. Your private transfer will greet you at the airport in Santiago de Cuba and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. You will have two nights in Cuba’s second-largest city, which stands closer to Haiti than Havana and shines with a distinctive Afro-Caribbean culture. You will have private tours that elucidate the grandeur of the city at your preferred pace, leading you along the streets of the historic city center and into the stunning museums to reveal the different perspectives of local, national, and cultural history.

Two nights in Holguin will introduce you to a city better preserved than Havana and celebrated for its colonial architecture and vintage cars. You will have a private driver to convey you on a day trip to the fishing village of Gibara and the colorful reefs of Guardalavaca. One night in Baracoa will shine a light on the most secluded town on the island, which rises from the jungle terrain along the eastern coastline. The town features an intriguing folklore in addition to possessing the title of Cuba’s chocolate capital. During your time here, you will be provided with a fantastic introduction to how farmers grow cacao and produce the delicious treat.

Before returning to Santiago de Cuba, you will have a guide lead you through the magnificent jungle terrain of Parque Natural Majayara, where you can bask in the fabulous canopy, discover the mangrove forest, and uncover the remarkable archeological artifacts of the Taino people. On your final day in Santiago de Cuba, your private transfer will escort you to the airport, bringing an end to your off-the-beaten-path tour of the captivating Caribbean island of Cuba.

Starting Price

$2,956 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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