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15 Day Original

15 Day Original - Cuban Adventures
15 Day Original - Cuban Adventures
Catherine "Cuban Adventures had the perfect tour for me, a U.S. teacher of Spanish (and French). Many afternoons, I had the option of visiting museums and cultural sites on my own, which I usually prefer to do, since I could interview people personally, in addition to touring the major monuments together. Living in the casas particulares was particularly enjoyable, since that gave me a chance to interact wit..."
Excellent
30 reviews
Starts
Havana
+6 Destinations
Cuba for US Citizens
Ends
Havana
Map

Highlights

  • Wander Havana's colourful streets
  • Travel along the stunning Bay of Pigs
  • Explore the beaches of Trinidad
  • Experience nightlife in Santiago de Cuba
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Physical Rating
Easy
Start and end in Havana! With the discovery tour 15 Day Original, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Havana, Cuba and 6 other destinations in Cuba. 15 Day Original is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • V
    Written on January 31, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    To be fair Cuba is a nice country, unfortunately we got not such a nice guide ( Rioger - Andy) and our holiday wasnt a pleasure at all. In the beginning he looked like a nice guy, with very good English, unfortunately already after couple days, he was starting to get rude - once asked how was his day, he answered - Its not your business. On fourth day in the evening he invited all group for a drink, unfortunately only me and my partner came, so while we were having our drink, guide was completely ignoring us, just browsing on his phone. After that he was getting even worst, not saying good morning to us, few days later he even threatened one guy from our group saying that i have lots of friends (just be cause he misunderstood guy;s joke) then he grabbed his phone and went outside for twenty minutes or so. Everybody didn't understand what happened. Andy was very changing all the time, 1 minute he was happy another minute angry, third minute sad. 2 days before leaving we had a waterfall tour and after it guide was highfiving everybody and my partner didnt high five him, just because guide was rude all day, so guide told my partner to be more polite and then he broke a stick int a tree - really dont thing that stable person would do anything like that. I would say that Cuba is a nice country but unfortunately due to our guide we couldnt enjoy it at all worrying all the time if he wont do anything stupid...
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  • MP
    Written on January 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Hi! I just returned from my 15 Day Original Tour of Cuba. I was thrilled with the experience. Our guide (Rioger) "Andy" was knowledgable, caring, positive, and fun! A real professional! He was always patient with all my questions as an American trying to discover a more balanced truth about this wonderful, proud and vibrant island nation. The folks I traveled with were amazing and we had a nice vibe together. I appreciated the flexibility and variety of the Tour activities, where you could go with the group or do your own thing. What a great experience! Many thanks and blessings! (from Maureen/ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
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  • AG
    Written on January 14, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    My friends and I have done several tours and transfers with Cuban adventures and I have found them to be consistently reliable, providing good service and good value for money. The 15 day original Cuba tour was my most memorable tour with the company. Even if just passing through, it is worth doing the Habana Viejo tour. I have also arranged transfers only through the company to make our visits hassle free, and plan to continue doing so.
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  • SP
    Written on December 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a great trip on my Cuban Adventures tour. It was the 15 day original tour which flew my small group from Havana to Baracoa, at the eastern end of the island, then we travelled gradually back to Havana. The guide (Camilo) was excellent - very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. Every town was different but everywhere there was music every night. The families we stayed with were very hospitable and eager to make us feel comfortable. Highly recommended.
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  • JM
    Written on November 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great tour with a real local focus. 15 day original tour is great value for money
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  • 15 Day Original reviewer 6
    Written on August 22, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I enjoyed the tour very much and having a Cuban tour guide made the tour more authentic. We covered a lot of Cuba which enabled me to see the diversity of the country. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family and thank you Cuban Adventures for providing an affordable and very enjoyable 15 days of the real Cuba.
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  • 15 Day Original reviewer 7
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Cuban Adventures had the perfect tour for me, a U.S. teacher of Spanish (and French). Many afternoons, I had the option of visiting museums and cultural sites on my own, which I usually prefer to do, since I could interview people personally, in addition to touring the major monuments together. Living in the casas particulares was particularly enjoyable, since that gave me a chance to interact with Cubans on a domestic, personal level. I visited many cities but missed the western part of the country, so I'll have to go back. I would WHOLE-HEARTILY recommend Cuban Adventures and Big Planet Adventures, which is out of Australia. I was the only US citizen in this English-speaking group and it was fun to meet folks from Australia, England and Canada. Our guide, Adrian, answered all our questions without hesitation. It was hot and humid in the summer, but I have returned with hands-on knowledge to bolster my lesson plans! Thanks for a great trip.
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  • JK
    Written on July 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was more that we expected! It had the right balance between group activities and free time. It was fantastic all the extra activities our tour guide put into the trip and his local knowledge and contacts made the trip unbelievable enjoyable. Seeing so many facets of life in Cuba, meeting so many lovely people, we love to go back as soon as possible.
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  • KT
    Written on May 21, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had an utterly wonderful time on my tour of Eastern Cuba! Our guide Adrian was friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. He worked hard to ensure we all had a great time and everything went as smoothly as possible. We ate excellent food, stayed in beautiful casas, and learned a lot about Cuba's people, culture, environment, and history. I would recommend it to anyone!
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  • KA
    Written on April 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We did the original 15 day cuba tour with Yraida as our guide. It was well organized and very enjoyable. Yraida did an excellent job
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  2. Day 1 - Arrive Havana
  3. Day 2,3,4 - Baracoa
  4. Day 5,6 - Santiago de Cuba
  5. Day 7,8 - Camagüey
  6. Day 9,10,11 - Trinidad An image of the historical centre of Trinidad, Cuba
  7. Day 12 - Cienfuegos via Santa Clara
  8. Day 13 - Havana via Bay of Pigs An image of a swimming spot in the Bay of Pigs, Cuba
  9. Day 14 - Havana
  10. Day 15 - Depart Havana

What's included

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    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Flights

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Videos

  • Taste of Cuba
  • Trinidad
  • Beautiful Havana
Taste of Cuba

Questions & Answers

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

    • April 18, 2018

      Is this a People to People tour?

      No, this is not a people to people tour but it provides an excellent foundation for your general license travel in Support for the Cuban People or any of the other categories of travel here http://www.tourradar.com/days-to-come/can-americans-travel-to-cuba/. Since the tour doesn't include many activities you are responsible for ensuring that you are maintaining and documenting a full schedule as required by the regulations for the general license you have selected, you can view the requirements on the OFAC website. If you prefer a more structured tour where you don’t have to worry about developing a compliant itinerary, you can join one of the 2 specialty tours we offer: our 9 dayhttp://www.tourradar.com/t/81577 and 15 day http://www.tourradar.com/t/79547. Both of these tours have the full itinerary to meet the requirements and we provide additional support and documentation for a hassle-free experience.

    • April 18, 2018

      Are Americans allowed to take this tour?

      Yes, Americans are welcome on any of our tours! This tour is a great option for US travellers who want lots of freedom to plan their own activities and are comfortable with meeting the general license requirements on their own. On this tour neither our reservations staff nor our guides can provide you any special advice or assistance for your general license. To confirm your tour you just have to tell us which category of general license you are choosing, and then once you are booked on the tour we will email you an affidavit to fill out and email back to us. If you prefer a more structured tour where you don’t have to worry about developing a compliant itinerary, you can join one of the 2 specialty tours we offer: our 9 day http://www.tourradar.com/t/81577 and 15 day http://www.tourradar.com/t/79547. Both of these tours have the full itinerary to meet the requirements and we provide additional support and documentation for a hassle-free experience.

    • March 1, 2017

      What kind of accommodation is included?

      All of our tours use casa particular (B&B) accommodation, the location of the casa on the first night is sent in the pre departure info 10 days before the tour. It is usually in Central Havana.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Cuba. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Havana.
    Trusted
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Cuban Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 June 2018 the full payment of $868 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 $868 for 15 Day Original, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Cuban Adventures will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Cuban Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,846 km.
    • Havana (Cuba)
    • 226 km
    • Cienfuegos (Cuba)
    • 57 km
    • Santa Clara (Cuba)
    • 68 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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