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8 Day Original - Cuban Adventures
8 Day Original - Cuban Adventures
christine "the 8 day Cuban original tour was absolutely fantastic!! exceeded all my expectations. There were 11 of us on the tour, and I've made some friends for life. "Lex", our tour guide was beyond fabulous. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble, he went above and beyond for any and all of us. Nothing was too much trouble and he was also kind, knowledgeable and you could tell how proud he is of his ..."
Starts
Havana
Destinations
+4
Ends
Havana
Age Range
from 7 year olds
Excellent
31 reviews

Highlights

  • Discover bustling and vibrant Havana
  • Chill on Trinidad’s white sandy beaches
  • Experience Viñales’ stunning landscapes
  • Explore the beautiful Bay of Pigs
Start and end in Havana! With the coach/bus tour 8 Day Original, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Havana, Cuba and 4 other destinations in Cuba. 8 Day Original includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 1
    Written on February 11, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a great experience visiting Cuba. Our guide Osvaldo, was wonderful. His English was good and his recommendations at restaurants and so forth were right on. He was very attentive to us, being the oldest in our group. Our group of 13 were all good people to be with. The bus was very comfortable with air conditioning. The hosts at our accommodations were helpful, especially in Havana and Cienfuegos. It's a beautiful country. Our Original 8 day Tour was fine, but would like to have spent more time in Havana. The only downside of this trip, being US citizens, was our credit cards didn't work and the money exchange at the banks was not good. This will probably change in the near future. The dollars had to be in perfect condition and they wouldn't accept the new $100 bill with the blue stripe down the middle. Plus it took sometimes over an hour to exchange. At a hotel, it took only a few minutes. The friendliness of the people, the old cars and Osvaldo made our trip! If you expect 5 star accommodations, maybe this trip isn't for you - but we loved our Cuban Adventure!
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 2
    Written on February 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Great tour package. Adrian was a great tour guide and saved me some financial hassles. Highly recommend Cuban Adventures to anyone wanting an experience to meet Cubans but have a safety net of an group adviser. I liked the balance of time as a group and time to do my own thing.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 3
    Written on January 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had an excellent experience all the way around. Cuban Adventures did a very good job preparing us in advance as to what was needed for U.S. travel in Cuba, and what to expect once we were on the island. Our tour guide Adrian was all that we could have hoped for and more. His suggestions for optional excursions were spot-on, and his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty was appreciated by everyone in the group. Our driver was amazing, too, and the bus was very comfortable. I highly recommend the 8-Day Original Tour with Cuban Adventures!
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 4
    Written on January 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I highly recommend this trip! It was amazing. The tour was well organized and I really feel like I have a taste of Cuba and will be going back someday. Loved it!!!!
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 5
    Written on January 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour. Our guide, Adrian, was the best. He was attentive to each of our individual needs and unique quirks. The tour was well organized and gave individuals opportunities to explore as they preferred or follow Adrian's suggestions. The guesthouses were all very clean and adequate, giving us a more first hand experience of life in Cuba. I highly recommend visiting as soon as possible before the mega tourism business of the US sanitizes the Cuban travel experiences.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 6
    Written on January 1, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    We thought the tour was well organized from start to finish and saved a lot of the hassle that can be experienced in finding transport, restaurants, hotels etc when you don't have much time. That said we had hoped to learn more about Cuba and how it is transforming: a topic studiously avoided by the tour guide. The guide was however very pleasant and very kind. I think part of the problem was his English was not up to giving very much of an explanation on Cuban history or society. Transport was comfortable and air conditioned. Some of the stopovers were a bit of a misnoma e.g. the "beach" stop!. But all in all an interesting and varied trip through part of Cuba.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 7
    Written on December 27, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I had a pleasant experience on this tour. For the most part I was happy with the accommodations and the tour itinerary. I'm not a big fan of the local payment, especially as an American that has limited access to cash while in Cuba. I thought the orientation of the cities we were given wasn't thorough enough. I did appreciate the freedom to choose which activities we wanted to participate in. Overall It was a nice introduction to Cuba, and I look forward to returning.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 8
    Written on December 6, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I took an 8 day tour in November 2016 with Cuban Adventures. The group size was 15, with a mixture of nationalities, and the guide was Eduardo. Transportation was provided by a 20 seat tour bus. These buses are also the same kind of bus Cubans travel across the country by, and used by other tour groups as well. I feel that these buses are very comfortable, even for long rides. Accomodations can be a hit or miss as well, as these are casas owned by Cubans licensed to rent out to tourists. If you expect Hilton Hotel, then Cuba isn't for you. For the most part, they were clean and cozy. On rare cases, there were minor issues (sometimes water, electricity, toilet, or A/C won't work) that were addressed. Meals were chosen for us by the guide. From day 1, he said he would take us between fine dining and fast food. The restaurants chosen are also hit or miss. Breakfasts were consistent at all of the casas, usually consist of hard bread, tropical fruit, eggs, and ham, with strong Cuban coffee, and juice for drinks. On a side note, most of our tour members preferred light meals at low cost, over gourmet feasts at high cost. I've been on many tour groups to many places around the world. The guide and mates you get can be a hit or miss (obviously beyond your control). The mates for this tour group was like family (even felt by casa owners), and Eduardo (considering he was a substitute guide) did very well to connect with the group, and accommodate everyone with their needs. Personally, I wished we could have spent more time in Cienfuegos and Havana, and maybe less time in Trinidad. Cuban adventures provided me with the most value for money. I had a great time learning about Cuban life and culture in addition to just visiting touristy sites.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 9
    Written on November 28, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    the 8 day Cuban original tour was absolutely fantastic!! exceeded all my expectations. There were 11 of us on the tour, and I've made some friends for life. "Lex", our tour guide was beyond fabulous. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble, he went above and beyond for any and all of us. Nothing was too much trouble and he was also kind, knowledgeable and you could tell how proud he is of his country. He knew the history, the best places to eat and dance but was also open to any suggestions we might have made. If you go and get Lex as your guide, you will have a wonderful Cuban experience. Thank you Alejandro..(Lex)
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 10
    Written on November 27, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Transport was spot on, Guide was called Edwardo he most helpful and aimed to please everyone which he did achieve.
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Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Arrive Havana
  • Day 2,3 - Viñales
  • Day 4 - Bay of Pigs / Cienfuegos
  • Day 5,6 - Trinidad
  • Day 7 - Havana
  • Day 8 - Depart Havana
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • December 1, 2016

      Would it be fine to bring a 2 month old baby in this tour?

      We have had babies travel on this tour before without problem but you should consider the temperament of the baby and the long bus rides with other travellers. If you have a calm, easygoing baby it could be fine. You would need to provide your own car seat and manage your own luggage.

    • December 1, 2016

      Are there accommodations for 3 people?

      Yes, you can request a triple room once you have booked. There is no difference in price.

    • December 1, 2016

      I am wondering can I book your tour and travel under the support for the Cuban people or travel with you as a journalist?

      Yes, this tour is an excellent foundation for any of the categories of general license you wish to travel under.

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    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Location
    Start and end in Havana.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Cuban Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 April 2017 the full payment of $439 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $439 for 8 Day Original, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 878 km.
    • Havana (Cuba)
    • 148 km
    • Vinales (Cuba)
    • 340 km
    • Cienfuegos (Cuba)
    • 62 km
    • Trinidad (Cuba)
    • 68 km
    • Santa Clara (Cuba)
    • 260 km
    • Havana (Cuba)

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