Cuba

Discover the timeless allure of Cuba, where vibrant colonial architecture, rhythmic salsa beats, vintage cars, and pristine beaches merge to create a captivating destination brimming with cultural richness and warm hospitality.

Travel to Cuba and experience a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, as you explore colorful colonial cities, dance to the infectious rhythms of salsa, relax on pristine white-sand beaches, and encounter the warm spirit of the Cuban people.

Traveling to Cuba is like stepping into a time capsule, where vintage cars line the streets, colorful colonial architecture adorns the cities, and the air is filled with infectious rhythms of salsa music. This captivating Caribbean island offers a journey of discovery, from its rich history and vibrant culture to its breathtaking natural landscapes and warm hospitality.

Start your adventure in Havana, the vibrant capital city that exudes an irresistible charm. Stroll along the Malecón, the iconic waterfront promenade, and witness the city’s architectural gems, including the grand Capitolio building and the charming streets of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic plazas, visit the impressive Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the city.

Experience the vibrant culture of Cuba through its music and dance. Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms fill the air, and lively dance clubs offer the perfect opportunity to join in the fun. Visit Casa de la Música or other live music venues, where talented musicians and dancers will transport you to the heart of Cuban culture.

Beyond the city, Cuba’s natural beauty awaits exploration. Head to Viñales, a picturesque region known for its stunning limestone landscapes and tobacco plantations. Take a horseback ride through the valley, visit a tobacco farm, and learn about the traditional process of cigar-making. If you’re up for an adventure, hike to the top of the Mogotes, the unique limestone formations that dot the countryside, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

For beach lovers, Cuba offers a plethora of options. Visit Varadero, with its pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, where you can bask in the sun, swim, or engage in water sports such as snorkeling or diving. Escape to the idyllic islands of Cayo Coco or Cayo Guillermo, renowned for their unspoiled beaches and vibrant marine life.

Cuba’s culinary scene is a delightful fusion of flavors influenced by African, Spanish, and Caribbean cuisines. Indulge in traditional dishes such as ropa vieja (shredded beef), congrí (rice and beans), and succulent seafood platters. Sip on a refreshing mojito or enjoy a world-class Cuban cigar, immersing yourself in the sensory pleasures of the island.

Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter the warm and welcoming spirit of the Cuban people. Engage in conversations with locals, known for their friendliness and resilience, and gain insight into their daily lives. Visit community art projects, engage in cultural exchanges, and participate in the vibrant street life that permeates the cities.

Cuba’s history, culture, and natural wonders come together to create a truly unique travel experience. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, and the vibrant soul of the island embraces you. Whether you’re exploring the historic streets of Havana, dancing to the rhythm of salsa, or relaxing on pristine beaches, Cuba will captivate your heart and leave you with lasting memories of a truly unforgettable journey.

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Travel Unrivaled works within the confines of the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s requirements that “Support for the Cuban People” programs promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society. As such, each day of your trip wil include a full-time schedule of activities that (a) enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities; and (b) will result in meaningful interaction with individuals in Cuba. Your itinerary is meant to provide a glimpse into the types of activities in which you will be participating while in Cuba, but the details are subject to change. If a “Support for the Cuban People” activity is changed, it will be replaced with an activity that is similar in nature. 

Please note that tourism to Cuba for Americans is prohibited.