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Best of Cuba

Best of Cuba - Intrepid Travel
Best of Cuba - Intrepid Travel
Melanie "Tony Mas is the best guide I have ever had in my years of travellilng. He was very informative and well organised, but the most important thing is that his personality and charisma shone through to create a really special trip. he felt like one of the group. He went above and beyond when one of the group became ill, and he dealt with all of our numerous questions and special request very calmly...."
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12 reviews
Starts
Havana
Destinations
+5
Ends
Havana
Map

Highlights

  • Enjoy famous Coppelia ice cream
  • Salsa dance with locals in Trinidad
  • Tour Camaguey by bicycle taxi
  • Visit Santiago’s El Morro Castle
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Intrepid Travel
Start and end in Havana! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Cuba, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Havana, Cuba and 5 other destinations in Cuba. Best of Cuba is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Havana
  2. Day 2: Havana
  3. Day 3: Cienfuegos
  4. Day 4: Trinidad
  5. Day 5: Trinidad
  6. Day 6: Trinidad
  7. Day 7: Camaguey
  8. Day 8: Camaguey
  9. Day 9: Santiago de Cuba
  10. Day 10: Santiago de Cuba
  11. Day 11: Baracoa
  12. Day 12: Baracoa
  13. Day 13: Baracoa
  14. Day 14: Havana
  15. Day 15: Havana

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

12 Reviews

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  • IJ
    Written on April 15, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    We visited lots of different cities, all different in their own way (a day extra in Cienfuegos might have been nice). During travel days water was provided on the bus (which was a nice bonus) and documentaries were shown to provide more insight in the... Read more

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  • CW
    Written on May 14, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very comprehensive, knowledgeable tour guide who was helpful and lovely and had us all salsa dancing by the end of the tour. Accommodation was better than expected with lovely showers, very clean ( 50/50 on pillow quality!) We went to a casa for an evening... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Cathy, thanks for sharing your experience with us, glad to hear you had a great time in Cuba... We'd love to see some of those salsa-dancing photos (or, better yet, some videos!) ;) Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Best of Cuba reviewer 3
    Written on January 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    This trip provided a comprehensive overview of the best that Cuba has to offer. Our guide, Yanna (and our bus driver Thomas!), was very informative and safely escorted us from each city and suggested a range of activities to fill our days. She was also... Read more

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  • AK
    Written on January 10, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Overall the tour was ok. Cuba is definitely a country to visit. Our guide, Margarita, was very friendly and helpful, although her knowledge and information she provided were rather succinct and superficial. There were some issues with accommodation (incl.... Read more

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  • CW
    Written on May 29, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    We took the 15 day,beginning May 5th 2016, "Best of Cuba" Tour, and had Yanet Cabrera Martin as our Tour Guide. We found him very helpful and with our group of 15 people, he coped quite well. Our group aged from early 20ties to one lady of 83 years of age.... Read more

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  • M
    Written on May 6, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip! Spent just the right amount of time in each of the places we visited. Excellent tour leader Natalia, easily one of the best tour leaders I've ever encountered - full of knowledge, funny, knew where all the best, secret food spots were in... Read more

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  • KH
    Written on April 23, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was excellent. The local guide Inti Napoles and the driver Lazarito were extremely good. They speak English well, are very knowledgeable, experienced, pleasant and they took good care of us. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. Our... Read more

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  • Best of Cuba reviewer 8
    Written on January 19, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    The places visited were interesting and completed the overview of Cuba and its history. Overall, it was a good experience, mainly due to the good travel companions in the group and the excellent guide - Andi. There were some issues with accommodation... Read more

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  • Best of Cuba reviewer 9
    Written on September 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my first tour with Intrepid but I have previously only ever heard good things about the tours and guides from people who have used Intrepid. The tour totally lived up to my expectations. I had an amazing guide and amazing group. Our guide Tony... Read more

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  • Best of Cuba reviewer 10
    Written on May 3, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tony Mas is the best guide I have ever had in my years of travellilng. He was very informative and well organised, but the most important thing is that his personality and charisma shone through to create a really special trip. he felt like one of the... Read more

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    • Do you you provide Visa assistance?

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    • Any surcharge for solo traveler wanting single room instead of shared?

      The single supplement is completely optional. You are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender. The single supplement optional cost is if you would like your own room on the tour.

    • As a USA citizen can I travel to Cuba legally now?

      US citizens can travel legally for one of 12 reasons or on a people to people designated tour. However this is the responsibility of the passenger to make the appropriate claim for a general license. TourRadar cannot confirm or deny entry to Cuba for US citizens including visa issuance/restrictions or airfare to Cuba.

      As per the USA treasury website, US citizens can travel legally for one of 12 reasons (see below).
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      Professional research and professional meetings
      Educational activities
      Religious activities
      Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions
      Support for the Cuban people
      Humanitarian projects
      Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes
      Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials
      Certain authorized export transactions

      ***If pax does not fall under one of the 12 regulations, The following tours are listed as people to people tours, eligible for American travelers:
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      Please be advised travelling to Cuba and booking a tour is at your own risk and responsibility. Please refer to the US Treasury website for the most up-to-date information regarding travel sanctions in Cuba: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_new.pdf

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      The prices were very competitive and what I really liked was that it was in my local currency. When I booked the confirmation came back in good time. Since then I have received more correspondence regarding the trip, which is good to see and very informative.

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    Vaccinations

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    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Start and end in Havana.
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    For any tour departing before 16 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 16 November 2019, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,784 km.
    • Havana (Cuba)
    • 226 km
    • Cienfuegos (Cuba)
    • 62 km
    • Trinidad (Cuba)
    • 218 km
    • Camaguey (Cuba)
    • 264 km
    • Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)
    • 143 km
    • Baracoa (Cuba)
    • 870 km
    • Havana (Cuba)

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