The Many Flavors of Cuba





Cuisine, Connections, and Colonial Roots





Uncover Milton Hershey's lost town in Cuba, in the company of a local who is fighting to keep its rich history alive.
Experience for yourself the charming Cienfuegos, the only city in Cuba founded by the French.
Taste one of the world's rarest coffees, from the hands that grow it in the Escambray Mountains.
See why the city of Trinidad, located in central Cuba, is a colonial gem.
Get to know the artists, chefs, business owners, and families who bring Cuba to life.
Learn to make some of Cuba's most famous cocktails during a hands-on class led by a professional mixologist.

Meet the Cuban Storytellers
on this Journey


Day 01
A member of our team will be there to pick you up from the airport in Havana and drive you to your accommodations. Later, your guide will lead you on a tour of the iconic Hotel Nacional and host you for dinner at a nearby seafood restaurant by the water. Over the course of the evening, get to know one another and learn more about the adventure ahead.
Day 02
Our day begins with a visit to the sugar mill town of Hershey. The model town was built by candy tycoon Milton Hershey in 1916 to fuel the sugar needs of his chocolate empire. Back on the road, your next stop is Cienfuegos, Cuba’s only city founded by the French. Enjoy lunch at a paladar with views of the beautiful Bay of Cienfuegos and join your guide for a brief walking tour of the city center that reveals a different architecture from the rest of the island. You are expected to arrive in Trinidad by 6 p.m. Dinner this evening will be planned either at the B&B or at a nearby paladar. This evening will be very low-key following an action-packed day.
Day 03
Trinidad, which was established in 1514, formerly served as the hub of the world's sugar industry and became one of the richest towns in the New World. Today a local expert will guide you through city landmarks and backstreets while illuminating its colonial heritage and introducing you to some remarkable Trinitarios. For lunch, your host will take you to a friend's farm outside of Trinidad, to share a delicious, simple meal with the family. Trinidad has been awarded several titles, one of them as Artisan City of the World. In the afternoon, meet a talented local artist whose work has contributed to such distinction. Spend the rest of the day and evening at your leisure strolling around Trinidad's pastel-colored streets.
Day 04
Set out this morning for Topes de Collantes in the Escambray mountains. This nature reserve park is home to several species of endemic birds, rare mollusks, arborescent ferns, and fascinating orchids. Wear your hiking shoes today, and be sure to bring a swimming suit. We'll trek to a stunning waterfall nearby.  Next, we visit a local farmer's garden, listen to him explain the coffee production process, sample the distinctive coffee he makes, and join him for a traditional meal on his farm. This evening, after returning to the city, we will have a drink at Trinidad's art-filled bar Gato Negro to celebrate a great day. Trinidad is a modest and easy-to-navigate town. It is the perfect place to explore and enjoy dinner on your own.
Day 05
A long and rewarding day is ahead of us. We pass through small towns towards Playa Giron and the Bay of Pigs. Our first encounter is with the bee hummingbird, a fascinating creature, slightly larger than 2 inches, with iridescent plumage, that lives only in Cuba and is the world's smallest bird. Enjoy a snorkeling excursion with a professional guide in the infamous Bay of Pigs next. Following your time in the water, a day room is reserved for you to change before lunch. Then it's off to the timeless Cuban capital! Take time to relax prior to dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Day 06
This morning begins with an expert-led tour of a cigar factory that will help you understand why a hand-rolled Habano is considered the best cigar in the world. Discover the four main plazas of La Habana Vieja on foot next, and learn about the 500 years of history, architecture, and romance that have endeared the city to so many cultures over the centuries. Along the way, expand your ideas on modern Cuban cuisine with local restauranteurs who have prepared small tastings at their paladares for your enjoyment. Your exploration of the city continues in style on vintage 1950s cars that will take you on a panoramic tour along the Malecon, through iconic neighborhoods, stopping at landmarks, and ending at the impressive Castillo del Morro.
Day 07
During his twenty years living at Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his classics, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. See his Cuban plantation home restored to its 1960s glory on your first stop today. Next, explore an organic farm in Guanabacoa municipality, known for their groundbreaking farming methods. In the afternoon, a muralist who is passionate about adorning the walls of his town with larger-than-life portraits of children invites you into his life to learn about his love for art, family, and Cuba. This evening, eat at Tierra and check out the exhibits and live entertainment at Fabrica de Arte Cubano.
Day 08
The morning begins with a visit to a market in Havana to see where locals buy food. This is the perfect introduction to the produce your chef will be using at lunch to bring Cuba's history to life through cooking. The chef will lead you through Cuba's rich cuisine using local ingredients as you work together to prepare a sumptuous lunch. Following a morning of learning about the roots of Cuban food, there is time this afternoon to take a breath and refresh. Before dinner, a professional mixologist will share the secrets of making Cuba's most iconic cocktails. Dinner awaits at a restaurant most would consider the finest in Havana. And we cap off the evening with a show at one of Havana's many live entertainment venues.
Day 09
This morning is at leisure. Our team will arrange a transfer pick-up time for 3 hours prior to your flight’s departure from the Havana airport.

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We think that the best way to give our guests an authentic, socially conscious, and very rewarding trip is to have them interact with the Cuban people in a thoughtful and caring way. Our company is devoted to supporting the Cuban people through tourism and delivering an unparalleled experience to you, our guests.

This program is recommended for everyone who is interested in our world and the various cultures that add to its richness. The majority of Inbound Cuba tours are designed for guests aged eight and up but we can make exceptions if your children are already world travelers. Because Cuba does not have ADA compliance regulations, it is critical that you contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

Under the current U.S. economic embargo, you can go to Cuba, but you have to follow a few rules to make sure you are in compliance with current regulations.

One important restriction is that the company you book your tour to Cuba with must be a U.S. company. We are a Florida company, and to protect you even further, we are a member of the Florida Seller of Travel Program.

Cuba is one of the world’s safest destinations for travelers. The team at Inbound Cuba further ensures your safety and comfort by screening every experience, driver, guide, restaurant, and team member who works with your program to ensure only the highest standards are met.

It is important to visit the island with the right expectations. One of our main goals is to help guests experience Cuba’s rich culture and wonderful people in a way that changes lives and perceptions. Our team works hard to make sure that the places you stay at and the food you eat are the best available. With that said, things are limited, so being flexible and understanding are the keys to a good experience.

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and JetBlue Airlines are the US  commercial airlines that fly from South Florida to Cuba directly. You can book flights directly through their websites. We do not offer flight booking services currently.

Every visitor to Cuba requires a tourist card to enter the country. There is no formal visa application process that requires you to send in your passport. Tourist cards are easy to get from the airline that is taking you to Cuba.

No, they do not. As of April 6, 2022, no proof of vaccination is required to enter Cuba.

Cuban health authorities will randomly select arriving passengers for COVID-19 screening, including the collection of a sample for a PCR test.

The Cuban government eliminated the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) in 2021 and no longer allows transactions in US dollars. The best way to be prepared is to bring Euros to Cuba in small denominations.

Cuba’s official local currency is the Cuban Peso (CUP). Keep in mind, that the peso is not traded outside of Cuba, so you won’t be able to exchange pesos into any other currency while in Cuba or after leaving.

We suggest that you bring enough cash to pay for meals, tips, evening entertainment, and a little extra money in case of an emergency. 200 euros per person per day is a safe amount for short trips, and 150 euros per person per day is a safe amount for trips of five nights or more.

Credit cards and debit cards from the US are not yet accepted in Cuba. International credit cards can only be used at a small number of government-owned businesses. Please, plan to bring cash for things like shopping, drinks, and meals that aren’t part of your program.

US citizens can return home with goods purchased in Cuba for their personal use. Please, visit the most up-to-date US Customs regulations for the most accurate information: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/cbp-public-notice-process-imports-cuba

When purchasing art in Cuba, works larger than 15.7 x 23.6 inches require a stamp. Please, consult with your guide and our in-country concierge before purchasing any works of art.

Drink only bottled water. If you buy it in a kiosk or store it will be cheaper than if you buy it at a bar or a restaurant. Most restaurants use treated water for ice, but if you have a sensitive stomach we recommend staying away from cocktails with ice and from raw vegetables.

Smoking is allowed inside some venues, including some nightclubs and restaurants, but most hotels are non-smoking and there is a movement by business owners to prohibit smoking inside their establishments.

You may find 110V and 220V outlets, but some hotels will only have 220V. As a precaution, bring a small adaptor. The 2 prong plugs used in the US also work in Cuba.

We recommend that you bring your own toiletries. These are not consistently provided by hotels/private accommodations.

WiFi is not always available and is rarely dependable in Cuba. Some casas/hotels will provide it, usually for a fee. Please, check with your guide and lodging. Because US phone providers do not offer travel plans to Cuba, roaming charges could be exorbitant if you use your phone there. Data sim cards are available for purchase at the airport upon arrival or from ETECSA offices throughout the country.

The dress code is very flexible for the most part. A few exceptions: men are required to wear long pants and no flip flops in some restaurants and nightclubs such as Tropicana; women are not allowed in shorts at the Cathedral church in Havana and some other churches.

The island is free of most diseases associated with tropical climates. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers protect themselves from mosquito bites. Click here for information on zika virus in Cuba. The island is not considered a risk country for hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, or other tropical diseases.

Items that are scarce and very welcome by Cubans are over-the-counter pain relievers (Tylenol and Advil) and cold medicine, deodorant, razors, shampoo, body lotion, sunscreen, bug spray, socks, hats, underwear, vitamins, band-aids, children’s toys, school materials, makeup for women, summer clothes, raincoats.

Here’s a guideline for your convenience: 1€ per bag for the porter; 1€ per room per night for the hotel maid; 3€ per person for short local guided tours; 8€ per person per day for your Cuban guide; 4€ per person per day for your driver; 10% for meals at restaurants; 2–3€ for live music. Your package may already include some tips. Please, check your itinerary to see what’s included and what’s not.

Please, allow 25€ to 50€ per person for lunches/dinners not included in your itinerary, where applicable. Cuba is an island with depressed agriculture and 60+ years of economic embargo, so food is expensive.

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