Panoramic view over the city of Trinidad in Cuba
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The Ultimate Adventure Through Cuba

10 nights
Easy

Journey through Cuba's wild beauty, from cascading waterfalls and idyllic beaches to mountain trails, fincas and tobacco plantations

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with expert, local, English-speaking guides (excluding optional zip-lining on Day 2)

All Accommodation

8 nights in casas particulares, 1 night in a hotel and 1 in a ranchon (thatch-roofed hut)

Meals

All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners

Transfers

Airport transfers and everything in between

Equipment

All the kayaking and snorkelling equipment you'll need

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 14 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

Panoramic view over the city of Trinidad in Cuba
Person kayaking on bright clear water in Cuba.
Hikers on a trail through lush vegetation with lake views in Cuba
Vintage car parked on the street in Trinidad, Cuba
Men playing a game of dominoes
Mangrove tree on the beach of Cayo Levisa island, Cuba
Cuban man smoking a cigar and playing dominoes
4 people hiking through El Nicho, Cuba

Hike the lush Guanayara Trail, follow paths deep into the mountains, and catch sunrise among the emerald landscapes of Viñales

Kayak between dazzling beaches and mangrove forests, snorkel vibrant coral reefs, and swim in crystal-clear natural pools

Stay in unique casas particulares as you go, getting to know the real Cuba as you share meals and play dominoes with your host

Cruise through the colourful streets of Havana in classic 1950s cars, and explore the vibrant music scene in Trinidad

Key Information

Day 1

Welcome to Cuba!

Person standing beside of pink vintage, convertible car in Cuba

Touch down in Havana, where a driver will meet you and transfer you to your casa particular accommodation either in the artsy area of Vedado or in Havana’s Old Town. After checking into your comfy room at this local homestay, you'll meet your guide and fellow adventurers for a welcome briefing. Tonight, head out into town together for a delicious dinner in Old Havana. If you're flying in late, no worries: you'll receive instructions at your casa particular, so you can either choose to join the group or catch up over breakfast the following day.

Day 2

Hike through the lush Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve

Panoramic view of the mogotes of Viñalles Valley in Cuba

Hiking

2-3hrs · 7km · 230m up · 110m down

Driving

3hrs

Get ready to swap city sights for emerald landscapes as you head west this morning to Viñales. You'll stop along the way at the stunning UNESCO-listed Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve, nestled deep in the Sierra del Rosario mountains. This is a sustainable rural community thriving in harmony with nature, with over 5000 hectares of lush forest teeming with exotic wildlife. Created after the Revolution to replant the area which had suffered badly from deforestation, it's now a haven for migrating birds from the north. Set off on a hike through the forest, eyes peeled for Cuba's dazzling tocororo, a bird with feathers in red, white and blue. After stopping for a picnic lunch and a dip in the refreshing pools of Rio San Juan, you will have the opportunity to ride Las Terrazas’ famous zip-line (optional and payable locally), for panoramic views of the lush biosphere. Then you'll continue on to Viñales, a valley famous for its mogotes – jaw-dropping, rounded karst mountains that rise evocatively from the landscape, surrounded by tobacco plantations. Check into your casa in Viñales before heading out for dinner in a local paladar (a family-run eatery).

Day 3

From the Viñales Valley to white sand beaches

Mangrove tree on the beach of Cayo Levisa island, Cuba

Hiking

2hrs · 5km · 250m up · 250m down

Driving

4-5hrs

Rise early to hike up into the hills for a show-stopping sunrise over the majestic Viñales Valley. Bringing a packed breakfast and setting off before dawn, the Acuaticos Trail will take you high up into Viñales’ mogotes and along farmers’ paths. Back at the casa, grab your swimsuit before taking a scenic two-hour journey to the coast, then hop on a ferry to the idyllic Cayo Levisa. This slice of paradise is a tiny coral island with pristine white-sand beaches, dense mangroves teeming with life, and an underwater world waiting to be explored. Unwind on the beach, explore the crystal-clear waters with a snorkel, or take a short hike along before enjoying lunch here. Later, you'll set sail back to Viñales, where you'll have the night free to explore the town: maybe grab dinner at a local paladar or simply unwind after your day's adventures.

In the event that Cayo Levisa cannot be accessed, you’ll travel by road to Cayo Jutias, an alternative picture-perfect beach.

Day 4

Exploring the Viñales Valley

A tobacco farmer in the Viñales Valley, Cuba.

Hiking

3hrs · 7.5km · 130m up · 40m down

Caving

1hr

Today, you'll delve deeper into Viñales Valley. Start by exploring the labyrinthine network of the Santo Tomas Cave System, one of the largest in Latin America, with a local speleologist. Back above ground, you'll then set off on a classic Viñales trek – winding along trails that crisscross the valley, connecting charming tobacco farms, vibrant fruit plantations, and the town itself. You'll stop by local farms, learning about generations-old traditions – passionate farmers will share the secrets of cultivating Cuba's famous tobacco and how to roll a criollo cigar. Their dedication to sustainable practices is a big reason why Viñales Valley holds its World Heritage Site status. Finish the trek with lunch at Finca Paraiso Organic Farm and Restaurant overlooking the valley. As the afternoon sun sets, say farewell to Viñales and head towards charming Soroa – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve known as 'the rainbow of Cuba'. Tonight, you'll get involved in Cuban culture with a traditional family dinner, complete with rum and a friendly game of dominoes!

Day 5

Snorkelling at Cueva de los Peces

Woman snorkeling at Cueva de los Peces cenote in Cuba,

Snorkelling

2hrs

Driving

4hrs

Today, you'll hit the road and leave lush Soroa, travelling southeast on a drive through Matanzas Province. After four hours you'll arrive at the Zapata Peninsula. This low-lying wetland is teeming with birdlife, prehistoric-looking crocos and the zunzuncito, the world's tiniest bird which hovers to suck nectar from bright tropical flowers. Head to the Cueva de los Peces (Cave of the Fishes) by the coastline, where you'll stop to swim and snorkel among vibrant coral reefs and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Just 100 metres inland, this cenote (natural sinkhole) is fed by seawater through a subterranean fissure in the rocks. After a picnic lunch you’ll learn about the infamous events that took place all along this coastline in 1961: the failed ‘Bay of Pigs’ US-backed attempt at a land invasion of Cuba. Then head on to Caleton Beach, a small community with casas particulares right on the sandy shore, where you can cap off the day with a beautiful dinner on the beach.

Day 6

Kayaking in Salinas de Brito

Two people kayaking on crystal clear water in Salinas de Brito, Cuba

Kayaking

3hrs

Snorkelling

1hr

Driving

3-4hrs

Tuck into breakfast before heading to Salinas de Brito, a hidden gem tucked away on the southwestern tip of the Bay of Pigs. Within the Zapata Peninsula Biosphere Reserve, these vast tidal flats are teeming with birds – including flamingos. Paddle your way through mangrove forests and idyllic sandy beaches, eyes peeled for schools of bonefish, tarpons, and barracuda darting beneath your kayak. Spot iguanas and crocodiles basking on the shoreline, and look out for wild pigs and jutías (Cuba's adorable furry residents) on the tiny islands that dot the landscape. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, where you can take a dip in the turquoise waters, or grab a snorkel and explore the vibrant coral reefs. Later in the afternoon, you'll head towards Hanabanilla, nestled within the majestic Escambray Mountains. The scenic two-hour drive will leave you in awe of the dramatic change in scenery. Home for the night will be the tranquil Hanabanilla Hotel.

Day 7

Hike to waterfalls and camp out under the stars

Hikers on a trail through lush vegetation with lake views in Cuba

Hiking

5hr · 9km · 733m up · 350m down

This morning you'll hit the trails to hike to the heart of the Escambray Mountains and explore Hanabanilla Reservoir. The views are spectacular, and along the way you’ll discover Cuban endemic flora and fauna. Look out for the colourful tocororo, the beloved national bird of Cuba, among the lush tropical foliage. Stop for lunch at a restaurant on the edge of the lake and enjoy a well-deserved rest before getting back on the trail around Hanabanilla Lake. First following the shoreline, then diving into a forest, you'll gradually ascend the hills that cradle the lake. The steep trail may be slippery after rain, but the lush canopy of mango, guava, and palm trees will provide shade along the way. Arriving at Hanabanilla waterfall, you can stop to swim in its sparkling waters. Returning to Rio Negro you’ll finish up your hike at a spectacular viewpoint, where you can take in panoramic vistas of Hanabanilla Lake. Finish the day with dinner at Rio Negro before settling into your ranchon – an open-air, thatched-roof hut where you can fall asleep al fresco, beneath the star-studded Cuban sky.

Day 8

Trekking the Guanayara Trail and on to Trinidad

Cobbled streets in Trinidad, Cuba

Hiking

3hr · 4.5km · 100m up · 120 down

Gear up for a hike on the Guanayara Trail, as you begin the day with a boat journey to Presa Jibacoa – this is where you'll find the the beginning of the trail in Topes de Collantes National Park. Well-known for its natural beauty, the microclimate here makes it cooler than many areas in Cuba. The lush tropical vegetation of palms and ferns gives way to pine trees and coffee plantations as you climb higher. The scenic path winds through charming coffee farms, virgin forest, and past hidden natural pools nestled along the Rio Melodioso where you can stop for a swim in the crystal-clear waters. Continue your trek to reach your lunch spot at the rustic Hacienda La Gallega, before hopping back in the truck and heading to the vibrant town of Trinidad. With its pastel-coloured houses and cobblestoned streets Trinidad feels lost in time – enjoy dinner in a nearby paladar before experiencing the local nightlife and dancing the night away to traditional Cuban rhythms!

Day 9

Trekking, swimming and Cuban cowboy life

Image of a Cuban farmer on horseback in the field, Cuba

Swimming

1hr

Hiking

1hr · 4km · 150m up · 150m down

After breakfast, leave the cobbled streets of Trinidad and trade them for the rugged charm of the Cuban countryside. Your destination is Finca La Lima, a private ranch brimming with life, where you'll have a hands-on experience that will leave you feeling like a true cowboy. Hike through the picturesque countryside and take a swim in the cool waters of the local creek before rolling up your sleeves to try your hand at milking a cow under the guidance of friendly farmers. Then learn the art of making guarapo (traditional Cuban sugarcane juice) and savour a traditional meal cooked over fire. Chill in a hammock for a while as you soak in the rolling pastures dotted with grazing animals and fields bursting with colourful crops. Return to Trinidad for an evening free to explore the town – perhaps seek out toe-tapping live music, or treat yourself to a renowned canchanchara cocktail (a delightful blend of rum, honey, lime, and ice).

Day 10

Ride in a classic car through Havana

Green Vintage car on a street with palms, Cuba

Driving

5.5hrs

This morning you'll set off from Trinidad for Havana. Tuck into lunch at Uranga, a charming cafe-gallery in the heart of Old Havana, before discovering Havana on foot. This city is the crown jewel of Spanish colonial architecture in the Americas; imagine stepping back in time as you explore the cobbled streets and admire the magnificent buildings. As the sun begins to set, it’s time for a classic American car tour through Havana. Hop into an iconic 1950s beauty and cruise through the lush woodlands of Parque Almendares, before winding past landmarks like Revolution Square and the scenic Malecon coastal road, ending in the Old Town. Spend your evening celebrating an incredible week with a farewell dinner at a paladar before heading out to experience some live Cuban music and dancing in town.

Day 11

Hasta luego, Cuba

Vintage american car on a street in Havana, Cuba

So long, Cuba! Your unforgettable adventure comes to an end as your host transfers you to Havana Airport for your flight home.

Day 1

Casa particular · Twin share

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Dinner

Day 2

Casa particular · Twin share

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Dinner

Day 3

Casa particular · Twin share

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Lunch

Dinner

Day 4 – Day 5

Casa particular · Twin share

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Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Hotel · Twin share

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Dinner

Day 7

Stilted hut · Twin share

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Dinner

Day 8

Casa particular · Twin share

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Day 9

Casa particular · Twin share

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Lunch

Dinner

Day 10

Casa particular · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 11

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Cuban dinner consisting of rice, beans, plantains, and beef steak

You'll be tucking into rice, black beans, slow-roasted pork and chicken, fresh fish, plenty of tropical fruit and maybe even lobster. It can be difficult to grab a sandwich in Cuba, so your guide will often arrange a picnic or sit-down lunch. It is a good idea to bring along some of your favourite snack bars for some protein and energy on the adventure, as this type of snack food is scarce in Cuba. Food shortages are a reality for local residents and small businesses, and whilst you certainly won't be going hungry, it is useful to know that Cuban cuisine is typically based on a small number of ingredients, prepared lovingly and to deliciously high standards. You'll find that rice forms the base of most meals with sides of root vegetables and beans. Of course, Cuba is the land of the Mojito, Daiquiri and Cuba Libre: you'll find plenty of rum-based drinks all over the country. Beware, they are free-poured and might be stronger than the ones you get at home!

If you're vegetarian or vegan, please note that outside of Havana there are very limited options catering for these diets. Finding vegan food in particular can be tough in Cuba, due to the scarcity of ingredients and the prevalence of local cuisine. Meals will therefore tend to be repetitive, so bring along some snacks to supplement your meals.

What is the accommodation like?

Garden of a casa particulares in Cuba
Casas Particulares

You'll spend eight nights of the trip staying in casas particulares – the quintessential way to see the real Cuba, and perfect for getting a good night's sleep after a long day of adventuring. See the FAQ section for more insight into staying in a casa particular. The casas are dotted throughout the itinerary, first in Old Havana, then in Viñales, next in Soroa, a night right on the beach in Playa Larga and finally in beautiful Trinidad. In the casas, you'll stay in same-sex, twin-share rooms with a shared bathroom. Cuban homes offer simple facilities, a warm welcome and clean rooms. There will be air conditioning and you’ll be spoilt at breakfast in the mornings.

Beds set up in a ranchon, Rio Negro, Cuba
Rio Negro

Enjoy a scenic open-air experience, bedding down for the night on the shore of Rio Negro, sheltered by traditional thatched palm leaf huts. Mattresses, sheets and blankets are provided.

Hotel Hanabanilla, Cuba.
Hanabanilla

The Hanabanilla Hotel is a soviet construction in the mountains and, as a state-run hotel, offers a stark contrast to the other accommodations on this trip. While staying here, you'll get a unique perspective and a deeper understanding of the country's history and socio-political landscape. You'll stay in twin-share rooms and can enjoy the refreshing pool with mountain views.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Jose Marti Airport, Havana

Any time on Day 1

Ends

Jose Marti Airport, Havana

Any time on Day 11

Transfers

Your host will meet you on arrival at José Martí International Airport in Havana and transfer you to your casa particular accommodation – either in the artsy area of Vedado, or in Havana’s Old Town. On Day 11, your host will transfer you back to the airport in time for your onward flight.

If you wish to arrive before the trip start date or stay on longer at the end, your host can arrange private airport transfers to and from the casa particular in Havana – see Optional Extras for prices. Your host can also arrange pre- and post-trip accommodation at a selection of other hotels in Havana, as well as at beachside locations such as Playa Jibacoa (1.5 hours east of Havana).

Travel options

There are international flights to Havana from various major hubs in Europe. While there are no direct flights from the UK, numerous indirect options operate via Europe.

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What's included?

  • All your kayaking and snorkelling gear

What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Soft overnight duffel bag or rucksack
  • Daypack (20-30 litres)
  • Drybag for valuables (10-20 litres)

CLOTHES

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers
  • Fleece jacket or similar for the evenings
  • Buff or neckscarf
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Something to sleep in
  • Hiking boots or hybrid running/hiking trainers (worn-in)
  • Sandals

SLEEPING

  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional)

OTHER

  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Headtorch or torch
  • Reusable water bottle (x1 litre)
  • Biodegradable wet-wipes
  • Energy bars and snacks - read our article on Best Hiking Snacks
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Cuba visa (can be sold to British & European passport holders resident in the UK)

Payable Before Departure

Cuba visa (can be sold to British & European passport holders resident in the UK)

Per Person

Single room in Havana (casa particular)

Payable Before Departure

Single room in Havana (casa particular)

Per Night

Twin room in Havana (casa particular)

Payable Before Departure

Twin room in Havana (casa particular)

Per Night

Single room in Havana

Payable Before Departure

Single room in Havana

Twin/Double room in Havana

Payable Before Departure

Twin/Double room in Havana

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Taxi between Havana airport and accommodation - each way (3-5 people)

Payable Before Departure

Taxi between Havana airport and accommodation - each way (3-5 people)

Taxi between Havana airport and accommodation - each way (up to 2 people)

Payable Before Departure

Taxi between Havana airport and accommodation - each way (up to 2 people)

This trip is brand new

We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 343kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

Casas particulares are Cuba’s answer to the B&B – a Cuban home that rents out at least one room to guests. They became legal to operate in 1997 and have since become the most popular type of accommodation on the island. You'll experience a real Cuban home as the family usually lives in the property they rent out, giving you a unique insight into the way Cubans live. Staying in a casa particular is by far the best way to do things the Cuban way: not only does it bring you closer to the real Cuba, but it’s also a great way to contribute directly to the local economy. The money you spend in a casa particular stays with the family and gets reinvested in their community, making it the simplest way to practice sustainable tourism in Cuba. Your host family will provide breakfast at each of the casas particulares that you stay in on this trip.

Traveling in Cuba often involves long travel times and delays. The island's roads are known for being rough and rocky, particularly after damage caused by hurricane seasons, as they don't receive regular maintenance. Given Cuba's size, covering a lot of distance is necessary to see all the highlights on the island – but this is no bad thing! Embracing the slower pace of travel will allow you to fully appreciate the vibrant culture and varied landscapes along the way. While reaching your destination may take a bit longer in Cuba, the journey itself can be just as rewarding.

Single kayaks will be available for you to use by default; a very limited of double kayaks are available upon prior request (let your local host know after booking if you want to request one). The weight limit for the kayaks is 400lbs or 180kg.

In 2021, Cuba got rid of its dual currency system, leaving the CUP (Cuban Peso) as the sole domestic currency. Cuban salaries are paid in CUP, and locals can pay for basic utilities and goods with this currency. What previously was the CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) has now been more or less replaced by the digital MLC (Moneda Libremente Convertible), which basically requires Cubans to have access to foreign currencies from outside of Cuba to purchase any imported goods, toiletries, medication, etc.

What does this mean for your trip to Cuba? We suggest you bring cash in EUR or USD (small note denominations) and exchange a little amount into the local currency. GBP and CAD are also accepted as cash payments in most private sector restaurants and bars; however, EUR and USD have more of a reliable widespread appeal. If you want to use your bank card, make sure to check that your bank is not US-owned, as you will not be able to use it in Cuba if so. ATMs are appearing more and more, and you can now use bank cards in government-owned shops, duty-free shops, as well as hotels and restaurants. Try not to rely on ATMs for cash though, as the exchange rate is really poor.

Nationals of most countries (including the UK, all EU countries, Australia, Canada and the US) require a visa to enter Cuba. The required tourism visa, known as a tourist card, allows the holder to stay in Cuba for 30 days and is valid for a single entry within 180 days of issue. You must provide proof of a confirmed return flight and booked accommodation. This tourist card can be renewed for a further 30 days when in Cuba.

If you are a UK or European Passport holder resident in the UK, you can buy a visa through the local host that we have partnered with for this trip. Please see Optional Extras to add this to your booking – the cost is £25 and this includes postage within the UK. You'll need to request this several weeks prior to travelling at the very latest, as delivery cannot be guaranteed for any last-minute visa requests.

Alternatively, you can obtain a visa from the Cuban Consulate in person or by post. Allow up to four weeks for visa processing.

You can connect to the internet in most of the larger cities and hotels, but expect the connection to be slower and sometimes patchier than at home (best not plan to watch videos or download large files while you are there). We recommend turning off your roaming data when you land, as you can be hit with heavy charges (check with your provider in case). You will be able to access the internet at your hotel either free of charge, or by purchasing a NAUTA Wifi card. You can also buy a local tourist Sim Card (CubacelTur SIM card) at the airport or at offices in the main cities. Unless you have a VPN installed, some US-owned websites will be blocked. Your host will be able to help out with more information.

Travel from the USA to Cuba for tourism purposes is currently prohibited by the US Government. This applies to all flights scheduled between the two countries, regardless of your nationality. To avoid potential problems with US immigration it is strongly advised not to travel to Cuba via the US. Read the OFAC Regulations on travel to Cuba for more information.

US citizens are very welcome as visitors to Cuba, and commonly fly to Havana on separate flight bookings via airports situated in neighbouring countries.

The US Government has classified Cuba as ‘state sponsors of terrorism’ and as a result, anyone travelling to the country after 12th January 2021 is no longer eligible to apply for the US visa-waiver (ESTA). As things currently stand, you will instead need to apply for a visa through a US Embassy in order to visit the USA in the future. You can request Cuban Immigration not to stamp your passport.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion, but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline:

  • £5/€6/$6.50 per person, per day

Please note that the Cuban Peso is quite unstable as a currency, so your guides would hugely appreciate their tips in a hard currency (particularly Euros, which are widely accepted in Cuba). Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality.

Your host provides two litres of mineral water per person, per day. If you require more than that, you'll need to filter your own water since the tap water in Cuba is not safe to drink. The best option here is to bring a water bottle with a built-in water filter, although water treatment tablets are also fine. Have a read of our article on the best water filters for adventurers.

Yes, you can leave any excess luggage at your host's base in Havana.

We recommend checking out the country specific information and also talking to a travel nurse.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

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DEPARTURE DATES

November 2024

Thursday • 7th November 2024

to Sunday • 17th November 2024
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to Sunday • 8th December 2024
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