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Undiscovered Cuba Tour - 10 Days / 9 Nights - Havana, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin

 

Undiscovered Cuba tour map, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Bayamo, Holguin

The intriguing island nation of Cuba is roughly 780 miles long. It’s a rich, geographically disparate stretch where virgin forests hug rustling tobacco fields, colonial cities sprout from the foot of rugged mountains, and rivers reach blue tentacles around fertile valleys. We wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to see it all.

In fact, that’s exactly why we created the ten-day Undiscovered Cuba Tour. For those of you with a desire to leave no stone unturned, this is the ultimate tour. From the moment you touch ground in Havana, your Cuban guide is here to not only help navigate country roads and labyrinth streets, but to offer a unique perspective and understanding of the place they call home.

 

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS

INTIMATE - ENGAGING - TRANSFORMATIONAL

HAVANA
Day 1
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FLIGHT ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL:  José Martí International Airport, Havana, by charter air only*

TOUR START TIME 7AM at José Martí International Airport, Havana

HOTEL CHECK IN:  3PM

*For additional information on flights, see flights to Cuba section, below.

Jose Fuster Art in Havana Cuba

JOSE FUSTER

Explore the outlandish neighborhood of Fusterlandia, home to a community of creators and artist José Fuster – the “Picasso of Cuba.”

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D’BRUJAS PROJECT 

Meet a private business owner who’s gained attention locally and in the U.S. for natural, handmade soaps.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at El Café Paladar

Welcome dinner at Jardin de Milagros

HAVANA
Day 2
ARTECORTE GROUP PICTURE

ARTECORTE

Visit a city street overtaken by odes to a community icon, Papito Valladares, who’s barbershop has gained international notoriety.

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Plaza Vieja Old Havana, Cuba

PRIVATELY GUIDED-WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA

Explore the oldest parts of Havana, as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city’s founding.

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Smiling Woman in classic car Havana, Cuba

CRUISING IN PRE-1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR

Hop inside one of Cuba’s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the famous Malecón in style.

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Fidel Castro and Che Guevara Photo by Roberto Salas

FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER- ROBERTO SALAS

Meet Roberto Salas in his home, the photographer who followed Fidel and Che in 1959 during the revolution and captured some of Cuba's most iconic images.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Cafe del Oriente

HAVANA
Day 3
University Lecture

MEET-AND-GREET WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

Join Camilo Garcia, a 20-year veteran of the Ministry of Foreign Relations for a conversation about Cuba’s modern-day diplomacy.

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Havana Cuba Harbor

FERRY ACROSS HAVANA HARBOR TO CASABLANCA

Hop a ferry to the hillside town of Casablanca, home to the Christ of Havana sculpture and sweeping views of Old Havana.

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Mural Havana Cuba

MURALEANDO COMMUNITY ART PROJECT

An art project on the outskirts of Havana turned this neighborhood into a gallery of murals, sculptures and more.

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CIGAR HUMIDOR

BEHIND THE SCENES - CIGAR HUMIDORS 

Cuban Cigar boxes can be as masterful as the cigar itself. We’ll meet a group of renowned artists dedicated to handmade humidors. 

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at the Muraleando Community Art Project

HAVANA | SANTA CLARA
Day 4
Art Students in Havana Cuba

COMPANIA A LA SOMBRA DE UN ALA

Meet the children from the Compania a la Sombra de un Ala, a community project that helps children develop their theatrical talents.

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Accordian Player

PIQUETE MELODIAS ANTILANAS & ALEGRÍAS DE VIVIR

Learn the historic song and dance of Cuba from those who know it best.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at La Abdaba

Dinner (special selection)

SANTA CLARA | CAMAGÜEY
Day 5
PLAZA DEL CARMEN STATUES

PLAZA DEL CARMEN

This plaza, in ruins not long ago, has been restored to its original glory – visited by many for its authentic Cuban feeling.

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Artist and paintbrush

ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET

Get a painter’s perspective on life in Cuba when you meet a local artist in their home studio. 

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Camaguey bicitaxis

EXPLORE CAMAGÜEY BY BICITAXI

Explore Cuba’s third-largest city, with its culture of clay pots and history of pirate raids, from the back of a bicycle-drawn carriage. 

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Pottery Maker in Studio

CASANOVA POTTERY STUDIO

Get hands-on at a pottery making class as you learn to make Camagüey’s traditional earthenware pots – los tinajones.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at El Paso

Dinner at Meson del Principe

CAMAGÜEY
Day 6
Cuban Children Smiling

LA ANDARIEGA CHILDREN’S THEATER COMPANY

Take in a performance by La Andariega Children’s Theater Company, then meet the young actors, their parents and benefactors.

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Ballet Dancers

CAMAGÜEY BALLET

Meet dancers and the director of the Camagüey Ballet company – renowned across Cuba and the world for its classical ballets. 

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MEET WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

An insightCuba exclusive! Meet young, English-speaking Cuban university students to discuss life experiences, current events, and whatever comes to mind.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch (special selection)

CAMAGÜEY | BAYAMO | SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Day 7
Choir Singers

CHOIR OF BAYAMO

Visit the historic city of Bayamo, famous for its weekly street party and the Coral de Bayamo – one of Cuba’s most important choirs.

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Breakfast at the hotel

Lunch at the Hotel Royalton, Bayamo

Dinner at the Melia Santiago Hotel

SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Day 8
ESTUDIO TALLER ARTE NAIF BAYATE ARTISTS

ESTUDIO TALLER ARTE NAIF BAYATE

This unique space is dedicated to Naif Artworks produced by artists without technical training.

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Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba from the Parque Cespedes

PRIVATELY-GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF OLD SANTIAGO DE CUBA 

Take a private tour of Cuba’s second-largest city, exploring its many political, religious, and cultural sites.

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Farmer's Market Havana, Cuba

FARMER'S MARKET

Visit a local farmer’s market, where we’ll get a first-hand look at Cuba’s agricultural revolution. 

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RUMBA DEMONSTRATION & CLASS

Watch a performance and learn the basics of Rumba, Cuba’s most recognized dance. 

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Calle Heredia

SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Day 9
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CUBAN COOKING CLASS

Break bread with new-found friends as we take an in-home cooking class from local Cubans.

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CAYO GRANMA

Visit a small fishing village on the small island of Cayo Granma, charmed by red-roofed wooden houses.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch on Cayo Granma at El Cayo

Dinner (special selection)

SANTIAGO DE CUBA | HOLGUIN | U.S.A.
Day 10
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Breakfast at hotel

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FLIGHT DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE:  Frank Pais International Airport, Holguin, by charter air only*

TOUR END TIME:  10AM at airport 

*For additional information on flights, see flights to Cuba section, below.

Each departure is custom-curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time-to-time specific experiences and/or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value. A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of Educational People-to-People exchange or Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba.  

  • Non-stop, round trip charter airfare from Miami to Havana & Holguín to Miami*

  • Small group size, no more than 12 guests

  • Three nights at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana

  • One night at the Hotel Encanto, Santa Clara

  • Two nights at the Meliá Gran Hotel in Camaguey

  • Three nights at the Meliá Santiago Hotel in Santiago de Cuba

  • Expert Cuban guide and private driver

  • Transportation and airport transfers

  • Exclusive-guided visits and experiences

  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 4 dinners

  • Cuban visa

  • Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license

  • Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants**

  • 24 hour on-tour customer service

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Trip cancellation insurance | Room and suite upgrades

 

*Available only on departures designated as Fly Free in the dates and prices section of this tour page. Non-stop, round-trip airfare includes fuel surcharges, taxes, and fees. Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Additional fees may apply. If you’re booking your flight with insightCuba 21 days prior to departure of less, a $50 surcharge will apply.

**Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received. 

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS ON ANY DEPARTURE

WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR PRIVATELY?  CALL A TRAVEL SPECIALIST AT 800-450-2822

DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Single Occupancy
Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020$5,995$6,590 Special12 Day Tour. New Year's in Cuba
SOLD OUT
Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020$5,295$5,890  
SOLD OUT
Feb 17 – Feb 26, 2020$5,095$5,690 SpecialFLY FREE!
Mar 16 – Mar 25, 2020$5,095$5,690 SpecialFLY FREE!
Apr 13 – Apr 22, 2020$5,095$5,690 SpecialFLY FREE!
Jun 29 – Jul 8, 2020$4,895$5,490 SpecialFLY FREE!
Nov 23 – Dec 2, 2020$5,095$5,690 SpecialFLY FREE!
Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 6, 2021$5,295$5,890 SpecialFLY FREE!

GROUP RATES: 5% off land for groups of 5 - 9 guests, and 10% off land for groups of 10 or more guests booked on an already scheduled Small Group tour listed above (not inclusive of private or custom-made tours). Not combinable with any other offer. Will be applied at final payment. 

TRAVEL PRIVATELY: Choose your own departure date, and keep the same hotels, inclusions, and daily experiences outlined above. Add $300 per person for a private group of 4-5 guests. For groups of 6 or more guests, the price is the same as the tour price listed below for the month you wish to travel (no group discounts apply). Please note that prices are higher over Christmas and New Year’s. Please call a travel specialist at 800-450-2822 to book your own private tour.

Undiscovered Cuba Tour

PLEASE NOTE: Flights for this tour are via charter air from Miami-Havana and from Holguin-Miami. New guests registered on this tour will Fly Free. 

Your Miami-Havana flight requires a 4AM check in for your 6AM charter flight from Miami International Airport. All Undiscovered Cuba guests need to stay overnight in Miami the night before the tour start date to make flight check in and departure the next morning. Please book your domestic flight to Miami for arrival the day before your tour starts. We can assist with domestic air to and from Miami. There are many airport hotels to choose from within minutes to the airport. 

Once you have booked your tour, we will automatically book your charter flights from Miami-Havana and Holguin-Miami. 

CHARTER AIR:

Miami-Havana: Departs 6am from Miami. Arrives 7am in Havana

Holguin-Miami: Departs 3pm from Holguin. Arrives 4pm in Miami*

Any change to your air reservation may incur change penalties or require the purchase of a new ticket as per the air carriers ticket policy.

*Please allow sufficient time for your domestic flight home from Miami to deplane, pass through immigration/customs, and check in for your domestic flight.

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