Join Sourced Adventures for the perfect 5 Days in Cuba!
Updated September 1st, 2019: Yes! You can still travel to Cuba under the Support for the Cuban People travel category! Our itinerary is still valid and has not been affected by any of the recent travel changes.
Welcome to Cuba! A land rich with history, culture and delicious local flavor. On this Sourced Adventures exclusive tour, we’ll be based in the famed city of Havana for 4 nights and will show you the best that this magical island has to offer. We work exclusively with private partners for our tours and accommodation, unaffiliated with the Cuban government, so you can rest assured you’re supporting small business in the local economy.
During the course of this carefully crafted trip, you’ll spend your days exploring Cuba and will be accompanied the entire time by a trusted, local guide. This trip is perfect if you want to get off the beaten path in Cuba but do so with the security and peace of mind that comes with having all the details taken care of on this guided tour.
| Day 1: Friday – Welcome! |
Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by our charming local guide. From there you’ll jump right into an active afternoon focused on the local drink classic, the Mojito. You’ll head straight to the “Mojito Center” and enjoy a tasting and information session about this tart but sweet drink. That evening you’ll check into your room in an authentic, family owned house and before heading to the Buena Vista Social Club for a Cabernet Show with dinner and drinks included. In the evening, feel free to explore or just head back to your accommodation for the night.
| Day 2: Saturday – Havana |
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll then embark on a day of exploration in Havana. The tour will be with run by your own local guide and the mode of transportation for the day will be the classic Cuban car. During the day you’ll have a chance to meet with locals, taste the local food and of course take in the stunning sights offered by this fascinating city that’s so rich with history and classic architecture. We’ll take in the the local churches, cruise down El Malecon stop by the Havana Forest and more. The day will include a relaxing break with an included authentic local lunch complete with a mojito per guest and some live music. That afternoon we’ll continue the exploration of Havana culminating in a visit to the Castle of El Morro. Stressed after a big day? We include a massage at your house before heading back out for tasty dinner and free night on the town.
| Day 3: Sunday – Vinales & Countryside |
On our third day in Cuba, it’s time to Escape the City! After our delicious breakfast, we’ll hop back in our classic car to head out to the Vinales Tobacco region to learn all about that forbidden classic – the Cuban Cigar. In the morning we’ll enjoy a guided horseback ride before hopping in Canoe for a ride down local rivers. Following an adventurous morning, we’ll break for an authentic creole lunch. That afternoon, we’ll enjoy a Cigar tour to learn all about the history, production and secrets of the famous Cuban Cigar. Following our cigar education, we’ll head to an exhibition where we’ll learn more about the history – both before and after colonialism took its hold on this Caribbean island. That a Mojito class at a local restaurant in Havana (dinner on your own) before another optional free night on the town.
| Day 4: Monday – Beach Day! |
After such an action packed few days – it’s beach time. After a hearty breakfast, we’ll head to the beaches of Santa Maria. Spend the morning enjoying the sun, water and surf before enjoying an included lunch right on the beach. This restaurant is known for is fresh caught, local seafood. After lunch we can go for a long walk or you can continue to enjoy the beach (it is a vacation, after all). That evening we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with drinks, live music and salsa class.
| Day 5: Tuesday – Farewell |
Farewell! Depending on what time your flight departs, you’ll enjoy one final, hearty Cuban breakfast before returning to the airport. Of course this final ride will also be in a classic car.