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8 Day Original

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ends on 25 Jul 2018
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8 Day Original - Cuban Adventures
8 Day Original - Cuban Adventures
GRIGORIOS "It's a tour that does what it promises. A good taste of the country (or part of it) in a short time. Travelling from one place to the next was a bit tiring, although necessary, but that was the only drawback we could find. Everything else lived up to our expectations and more. The driver was very careful and he drove safely the bus, which was fully airconditioned and comfortable. The host families..."
Excellent
91 reviews
Starts
Havana
+4 Destinations
Central Cuba
Ends
Havana
Map

Highlights

  • Discover bustling and vibrant Havana
  • Chill on Trinidad’s white sandy beaches
  • Experience Viñales’ stunning landscapes
  • Explore the beautiful Bay of Pigs
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Local Living
Start and end in Havana! With the in-depth cultural 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 is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

91 Reviews

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  • KU
    Written on June 4, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I love me the way our tour guide was in tune to the guests on the tour as well as with the Local Cuban people and local sites.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 2
    Written on May 28, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Cuba is an interesting place and we enjoyed being there, however I think there is a room for improvement. Emilio, the guide, was assigned at the last moment, perhaps he wasn't ready yet; his English, knowledge and organizational skills were below our expectations. At times he frustrated many of us and effected the general mood of the group. He would explain things to some people while others are busy doing something else: for example, he arranged salsa lessons while we weren't aware of that and we missed. Another incident is that I wanted to learn more about Che and why he was important to Cuban people. He kept on saying he was going to talk about him number of times but at the end when he talked about him, it really didn't make much sense. Itinerary was good it covered different parts of Cuba but at times bus travel for 6 or more hours seemed a little too much. I must add the driver was excellent and he really did a great job. Accommodations seemed ok, mostly cleaned but I did get numerous bug bites. At times we couldn't figure out what was going on. In Trinidad, rather than the assigned 'casa' we were sent to some other place without much explanation and we were a bit isolated. Nobody explained to us where we were meeting for dinner that night. If my son hadn't bumped into someone else from the group, we wouldn't have known what was going on. Overall it was an interesting experience and thank you for putting this trip together.
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 3
    Written on May 25, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Great. It’s what we expected. Thank you
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  • 8 Day Original reviewer 4
    Written on May 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a great tour! Our guide was great! So smart and knowledgeable of all history, not just Cuba, and current events. He gave lots of information and tips on Cuba during the long drives. He played documentaries, which would've been nice, but most had subtitles that were very small and hard to read, and I couldn't read on a moving bus without getting nauseous. We had some good stops and he and the driver were flexible depending on what the group wanted. He was also really patient with a lot of tourists that were probably hard to deal with. I really enjoyed the tour, one of my favorite trips!
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  • SA
    Written on May 21, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was overall great. The rooms are very comfortable, however they lack windows and day light. Breakfast was very healthy with all the tasty fruits. The local guide David is very enthusiast and have excellent knowledge about Cuba. The bus is very comfy and the driver Leo was the best. The proposed activities in each city that we visited were very nice. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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  • S
    Written on May 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well organised tour. Our tour guide Osmany was a gem! In depth knowledge of Cuban history. Ozzy was very helpful and flexible.
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  • PF
    Written on May 1, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very interesting tour with a very knowledgeable guide.
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  • LB
    Written on April 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was fab and Omar a very good guide. Being elderly he took great care of me. I was only upset about 2 problems which has nothing to do with Omar. Getting the luggage back was frustrating. It took over 1 hour because the conveyer belt broke down twice and I still did not have my luggage. I got concerned as we had to meet up with Omar somewhere at a certain time, did not know where nor do I not speak the language and whether the luggage is handed back at all that evening. I would also have been advantageous to have the flight included in the price as travel agencies receive good discounts rather than paying the full price as an individual. 2 out of the 4 cases were very good standard (3* hotel), the one in Trinidad was sub-standard by any means. Cistern did not work and I and my daughter who was with me, had to take turns to 'wash down' our excrements with a bucket on both days. However, this case was the only that had a double socket (American) where I could charge my phone. Is it practice in Cuba that beds are not made if one stays longer than a night? It happened in two places - Vinales and Trinidad. However, overall I enjoyed the trip tremendously and it was a lovely, caring group I was with.
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  • GK
    Written on April 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It's a tour that does what it promises. A good taste of the country (or part of it) in a short time. Travelling from one place to the next was a bit tiring, although necessary, but that was the only drawback we could find. Everything else lived up to our expectations and more. The driver was very careful and he drove safely the bus, which was fully airconditioned and comfortable. The host families were very accommodating and all the casas chosen were very clean with all the basic amenities in place. As for our tour guide, Rayner, there was nothing we would ask that he didn't try to help us with. All in all it's a highly recommendable trip.
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  • JD
    Written on April 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    My husband and I totally enjoyed our first trip to Cuba.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 - Arrive Havana
  2. Day 2,3 - Viñales
  3. Day 4 - Bay of Pigs / Cienfuegos
  4. Day 5,6 - Trinidad
  5. Day 7 - Havana
  6. Day 8 - Depart Havana

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  • Transport

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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.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      On the tour, you will have time to participate in optional activities the available options are as below:
      Please note all prices are per person, in CUC (Cuban Pesos Convertibles) and are subject to change.

      Havana
      Tourist Bus day pass $10
      Tourist Bus to the beach (return) $5
      Tropicana show $70-$100
      Parisien cabaret show $35
      Buena Vista Social Club show $30 ($50 with dinner)
      Museum entrances $2-$8 each
      Cigar Factory Tour $12
      Baseball game attendance $3
      Theatre, music, or ballet performance $5-$25
      La Cabaña Fortress canon blast ceremony $10
      Hershey train ride $3

      Viñales
      Bicycle rental $5 full day
      Beach excursion $20 to $35
      Horseback riding $5/hr
      Vinales valley trek $10
      Indian Cave $5
      Santo Tomas caving excursion $12 [+ $25 transport (per taxi)]
      Day bus pass $5
      Relaxing by the pool Free
      Live music venues up to $2
      Salsa dance lesson (individual) $10
      Cooking class $3

      Cienfuegos
      Botanical Gardens $4
      Palacio del Valle $2
      Cabaret Guarnaroca $5
      Excursion to El Nicho Waterfall $25

      Trinidad
      Bicycle rental $5 full day
      Bus to the beach $2 per person (taxi $8)
      Horseback riding $25
      Moped rental $24
      Trek to Waterfall $18 to $55
      Snorkelling trip $15
      Diving $60 (2-tank dive)
      Cayo Blanco day trip on catamaran $45
      Steam Train ride through the Sugar Mill Valley $10
      Live music venues up to $3
      Salsa dance lesson (group) $5 per person
      Salsa dance lesson (individual) $10
      Musical instrument lesson $10
      Massage $25

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has a minimum age limit of 18 so no children are able to participate however there is no upper age limit as you are only as young as you feel!

    • Are meals included?

      7 breakfasts are included on the tour. All other meals are at your own expense, however, your tour guide will give you plenty of options of where the best places are to eat!

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    • Departs 9th August 20182 comments
      "Hi everyone Booked for this trip and cannot wait! I'm travelling with some friends but we would love to connect with anyone else travelling. Also to share any tips or hints for a few extra days in Havana :)"
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    • Departs 16th August 20181 comment
      "I would like to know if anyone is travelling same day. :):)"
    • Departs 25th October 20181 comment
      "Hi! Just booked this trip, so looking forward to discovering Cuba and it’s wonderful people. Sounds a fantastic adventure!"
    • Departs 22nd November 20181 comment
      "Hola, we just booked and are really looking forward to our first trip to Cuba. We're from Vancouver Canada. See you in November:)"

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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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.
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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 September 2018 the full payment of $425 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 $425 for 8 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 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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