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Cuba tours and where to book them for a bargain

Get to know Cuba like the locals do with fascinating group tours that explore Havana and beyond.

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Cuba is one of those rare countries that is still relatively untouched. Although European and Canadian tourists have been flocking to its beach resorts for decades, its cities were left for only true adventurers.

Today the cities have been opened up via tours, helping tourists delve deep into the country’s colonial past, showing off its architecture and putting you in touch with locals.

Whether adventure, beaches, history or a mix of all is your thing, we’ve broken down your options by interest, travel style, budget and more so you get the most out of your trip abroad.

Our top 3 tour companies for Cuba

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Intrepid

The world’s largest small group adventure tour leader is also one of the most eco-friendly in the world. Intrepid brings adventurers of all ages and levels to destinations across the globe for small and action-packed tours.

  • Best for: Active travellers, small groups.
  • Cost: Mid-range.
  • Our favourite itinerary: The Cuba Explorer is ideal for travellers wanting to get a deeper sense of Cuba, its history, architecture and its scenic sites in just 10 days.

See Intrepid's Cuba tours


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G Adventures

Small groups, eco tourists, giving back to community and more, G Adventures is one company that is supportive not only of its travellers but the areas that they bring visitors to. G Adventures will take you around Cuba and beyond for a trip suited to your travel style, from classic to active and everything in between.

  • Best for: Eco tourists, small groups.
  • Cost: Mid-range.
  • Our favourite itinerary: We love the Cuban Rhythms tour which combines the history and city sites with natural landscapes and adventures such as hiking and snorkelling.

See G Adventures' Cuba tours


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Cuban Adventures

Starting as low as $49 per day, Cuban Adventures offers budget-friendly trips to travellers 18 or older – even those who are young at heart pushing the century club. Trips range from six days right up to 20, letting you get as in-depth of a tour as your time can afford.

  • Best for: Local adventures
  • Cost: Budget.
  • Our favourite itinerary: The Original Cuba is an 8-day tour was named the Tour of the Year three years running and touches on Cuban hotspots like Havana, Vinales and colourful Trinidad.

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Popular Cuba tour routes

Western Cuba

Most tours of Cuba highlight western Cuba with tours beginning in Havana and moving towards popular spots such as Las Terrazas, Soroa and Vinales. It gives visitors a good mix of Cuba’s larger cities, natural scenery and colonial history.

Central Cuba

Central Cuba tours dive deep into some of the most popular spots in Cuba which the majority starting from Havana with stops in Santa Clara and Trinidad. Like western Cuba, central Cuba gives travellers the opportunity to delve more into the unique Cuban culture and cuisine, and provides direct access to beautiful waters along the coast with history added into the mix too.


How long do I need in Cuba?

Cuba is not a large country but getting between places can still take time. The good news is that a week in Cuba allows you to cover all of the must-see highlights of the most popular regions, either western or central Cuba.

Spend two weeks in Cuba and you’ll be able to explore more in-depth. If time allows, give yourself three weeks in the country and you’ll happily be able to see the entire country in-depth without rushing.


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