Colonial Gems & Cultural Capital

8 Days
7 Nights


8 Days
7 Nights


A Journey from Past to Present





Discover the importance of the Cienaga de Zapata wetlands to flora and birdlife, in the company of a local naturalist.
Meander through the streets of Trinidad and encounter the artists, craftsmen, and locals who call this colonial gem their home.
Walk the streets of Old Havana with your expert guide, learning about the 500 years of history that have shaped one of Cuba's greatest treasures.
Experience Havana's neighborhoods and landmarks in a classic car to get a sense of the city's layout and discover the many wonders it has to offer.
Get a feel for the local culture and meet some of the friendly people who call Havana home on a leisurely bike ride through Centro Habana.
Learn to appreciate the subtleties of both rum and cigars by indulging in a maridaje, or pairing, with a connoisseur.

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
Today starts at 6:30 a.m. with a full day of traveling from Havana to Trinidad. Several fantastic stops are scheduled along the way. First, go on a guided tour of Cuba's stunning Cienaga de Zapata National Park with a local naturalist. Second, participate in an interactive encounter with the world's tiniest bird, the bee hummingbird. Finally, view for yourself the notorious Bay of Pigs. The day's travel culminates with you settling into your Trinidad accommodations.
Day 03
Trinidad was once the center of the world’s sugar production. You begin the journey into Cuba’s colonial past with a horseback ride into the Valle de los Ingenios. Next, enjoy the centuries-old buildings that house shops, museums, artist studios, and homes in the pastel-lined, cobblestone streets of the colonial center. Spend time on your own and come to understand the beauty of Trinidad for yourself.
Day 04
After breakfast, depart Trinidad for Cienfuegos, Cuba's sole French-founded city. Explore the center of Cienfuegos with your guide and have lunch on the bay before continuing the journey to Cuba's vibrant capital. After a long day of sightseeing and traveling throughout the island's center, the evening in Havana is low-key.
Day 05
Your exploration of timeless Havana begins this morning. You will smell the scents of fresh tobacco in a cigar factory, experience the history and architecture of Old Havana, eat at one of the city's best restaurants, learn how to pair rum and cigars with the help of an expert, and cruise the different neighborhoods and must-see sites in a vintage convertible car. It will be a full day, but one you will never forget.
Day 06
Great journeys are about the people you meet. Today, spend the morning on a bicycle meeting the locals of Centro Habana. Next, join a popular Cuban singer/songwriter to learn about his life and where Cuba's love of music comes from. Then, meet a mixologist who is ready to share Cuba's secret to great cocktails.
Day 07
This is the last full day in Cuba, and we have big plans. To start, a local dance company will bring Cuban percussion to life during an intimate performance. This is followed by a cooking class with a Cuban chef whose food tells the history of Cuba. After lunch, we plan to meet an incredible muralist in his home and then explore the artsy Fusterlandia. The day ends with dinner at Cuba's most-requested paladar and an evening of live music and/or dance.
Day 08
Farewell, Cuba!
Your morning is at leisure prior to your departure. Your transfer to the Havana airport will be arranged based on your flight time.

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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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