Diving Adventure or Cultural Exploration in Cuba - The Pearl of the Caribbean

Embark on a journey to Cuba, where a captivating blend of vibrant culture, rich history, and breathtaking nature awaits. From the historic streets of Havana to the bustling cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad, and the lush tobacco fields of Viñales, Cuba offers a diverse and fascinating travel experience. Authentic encounters with warm locals, the rhythmic beats of Cuban music, and culinary discoveries make Cuba an unforgettable adventure. Whether you choose a diving expedition or a cultural exploration, Cuba stands out as a unique and enchanting destination in the heart of the Caribbean.

Your Individual and Exclusive Journey through Cuba

Having explored the wonders of Cuba ourselves, we're truly captivated! If the thought of experiencing Cuba has crossed your mind, we strongly encourage you to turn that thought into reality.Allow us to meticulously plan your unique journey through Cuba, tailored to your preferences. An authentic experience crafted exclusively for you, ensuring a stress-free and memorable adventure.



Your Cuba Options

Embarking on a journey through Cuba offers various possibilities to suit your preferences. Here's a brief overview:

  • Self-Drive Tour with a Rental Car
  • Guided Tour with a Private Driver
  • Bus Tour
  • Beach Retreat in Varadero with a Stay in Havana
  • Scuba Diving Adventure in Cuba
  • And many more options


Further down, you'll find useful information about cities and activities in Cuba. Explore the options and choose the one that aligns with your travel desires.

Cuba is rich in remarkable places that offer a unique blend of history, culture, and nature. Here are some outstanding places in Cuba:

Havana

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Havana, the vibrant capital of Cuba. Explore the narrow alleys of the Old Town, marvel at the colorful colonial buildings, and feel the history at places like Revolution Square. The Malecón, the famous seaside promenade, offers spectacular sunsets, while the city's bars come alive with the rhythm of Cuban music.

Recommendation: 3-4 Nights


Playa Giron

Known for its historical significance during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Playa Giron offers more than just history lessons. The coastal town charms with picturesque beaches and the fascinating Zapata Swamp area. Dive into the underwater world of the Bay of Pigs and discover the diversity of tropical flora and fauna.


Recommendation: 2 Nights

El Nicho

Hidden in the mountains of the Sierra del Escambray, El Nicho is a natural paradise that captivates with waterfalls, rivers, and lush vegetation. This nature reserve offers hiking trails to picturesque pools and a unique diversity of plants and animals. Discover the refreshing pools, immerse yourself in the clear water, and experience the untouched beauty of El Nicho, a gem of Cuban nature.

Recommendation: Stop between a stay in Playa Giron and Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

The charming port city of Cienfuegos enchants with a unique blend of French colonial architecture and Caribbean flair. Stroll through Parque José Martí, admire the majestic cathedral, and explore the elegant coastal district of Punta Gorda. Cienfuegos is a UNESCO World Heritage site that beckons with maritime atmosphere and cultural treasures.


Recommendation: 2 Nights

Trinidad

Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a living museum of Spanish colonial architecture. Cobbled streets, pastel-hued houses, and lively plazas transport you back in time. Visit the Museo Romántico, dance to the rhythm of salsa music at Casa de la Musica, and explore the nearby Valle de los Ingenios. Trinidad offers a unique glimpse into Cuba's history and cultural richness.


Recommendation: 2 Nights

Viñales

Nestled amidst breathtaking limestone formations, Viñales boasts a unique landscape adorned with tobacco fields and lush valleys. Embark on a horseback ride through the tobacco plantations, explore the rock mural "El Mural de la Prehistoria," and savor panoramic views from the lookout point "El Mirador." Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of this charming town and experience the warm hospitality of the locals.


Recommendation: 3-4 Nights

Varadero

Varadero, located on the north coast of Cuba, is a true paradise for beach enthusiasts. Boasting miles of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, this resort destination provides optimal conditions for a relaxed vacation. Beyond the beach, various restaurants and bars offer diverse culinary experiences. Varadero is an ideal beach destination and can also be seamlessly incorporated into a broader itinerary or round-trip journey.

Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco, one of the enchanting keys off the north coast of Cuba, captivates with untouched nature. The island is surrounded by crystal-clear waters and mangrove forests, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers, divers, snorkelers, and nature enthusiasts seeking tranquility and relaxation in a breathtaking setting.

Recommendation: 3-4 nights

All these places and (additional) cities can be wonderfully combined on a round trip in Cuba. However, the exact travel plan depends on your wishes and preferences. Below you will find exemplary travel itineraries, which will be customized to suit your individual needs.

Facts about Cuba

  • Location: Cuba is a Caribbean island in the North Atlantic, south of Florida, USA.
  • Capital: Havana
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)
  • Population: Approximately 11.3 million people


Documents required for entry into Cuba

Upon arrival, you should be able to provide the following documents to the immigration authorities:

  • A tourist card for Cuba - ORDER HERE
  • Health declaration D´Viajeros (the declaration is to be filled out online and printed out)
  • Proof of international health insurance
  • A valid passport (with at least 6 months validity upon entry)
  • Proof of return flight
  • Address of the first accommodation

Private tour with a driver or as a self-driver

round trip Cuba

Round trip Cuba
17 days / 16 nights

1 night in Havana
2 nights in Playa Giron
2 nights in Cienfuegos
2 nights in Trinidad
4 nights in Cayo Coco
3 nights in Viñales
2 nights in Havana

Overnight stays in Casas Particulares

round trip Cuba

Round trip Cuba
12 days / 11 nights

1 night in Havana
2 nights in Viñales
1 night in La Terraza
1 night in Cienfuegos
1 night in Trinidad
1 night in Santa Clara
3 nights in Varadero
1 night in Havana

Overnight stays in Casas Particulares


round trip Cuba

Round trip Cuba
13 days / 12 nights

1 night in Havana
3 nights in Viñales
7 nights in Varadero
1 night in Havana

Overnight stays in Casas Particulares and hotels.

round trip Cuba

Round trip Cuba
14 days / 13 nights

1 night in Havana
10 nights in Varadero
1 night in Havana

Overnight stays in Casas Particulares and hotels.


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Here you will find important information for your trip to Cuba.

Casa Particular

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture with a stay at a Casa Particular:
For an authentic and comfortable experience in Cuba, staying in a Casa Particular is essential. Here, you not only share a roof with a Cuban family but also gain unique insights into their way of life. Despite the familial closeness, these private accommodations offer separate rooms with private bathrooms, often meeting higher standards than conventional guesthouses or hostels. An unforgettable glimpse into Cuban culture awaits you at a Casa Particular.

Casa Particular: Authentic Insights into Cuban Daily Life

The term "Casa Particular" roughly translates to "Private House." When staying in a Casa Particular, you lodge in a private room within a Cuban household.

In the pursuit of authentic experiences, an increasing number of travelers opt for overnight stays in Casa Particulars. Here, you get a firsthand experience of Cuban daily life, as these lovingly managed private accommodations offer unique insights.

The official permission for Cubans to rent accommodations to tourists was granted in 1997. The rental of private rooms was initially strictly regulated and required an expensive license. Since Cuba's opening up, Casa Particular has established itself as a popular form of bed and breakfast, becoming widespread.

Name deiner Dienstleistung

Kostenlos

Cuba good to know

Climate


Tropical climate with a dry season from November to April and a rainy season from May to October.

Key attractions

Key attractions include Malecón in Havana, Viñales Valley, Trinidad's colonial quarter, and Varadero beaches.

Culture

Characterized by music genres such as Salsa, Son, and Rumba, vibrant colonial architecture, tobacco plantations, and revolutionary history.

famous people

Fidel Castro, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Compay Segundo.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Must-visit locations include the Old Havana, Trinidad, and the Viñales Valley.

Specials

Experience classic cars, cigar production, bustling street markets, and unique natural wonders.


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