Eastern Cuba

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• Explore the colonial gems of Santiago, Bayamo, Baracoa and Gibara
• Learn about Fidel Castro and his Revolution and visit his final resting place
• Learn about Cuba's famous Cine Pobre Film Festival in Gibara
• Hike and boat in Humboldt National Park (UNESCO)
• Enjoy an authentic Cuban cooking lesson and learn about local delicacies
• See the cross left by Christopher Columbus in Baracoa's cathedral
• Visit San Pedro de la Roca Castle (UNESCO)
• Visit to a local cacao farm & Cuban cigar factory
• Stay at the famous Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Fact File

• 15 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Havana
• All meals included
• Cuban medical insurance included
• Activity Level: 2


Eastern Cuba has historically been the most remote part of the island, yet it has inspired rebellion, revolution, the arts, music and dance. On our journey, we visit 4 stunning colonial cities, traverse the island's highest mountain range, hike and boat in the most diverse national park in the Caribbean, and visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Learn about Cuba's history as we visit the colonial gems of Santiago de Cuba (1515), Bayamo (1513), Baracoa (1511), and Gibara (1817) on foot, horse and carriage, and bicycle-taxi.

Learn about Fidel Castro's Revolution and the man himself, as it is impossible to understand Cuba and the Revolution without understanding Castro. Visit important revolution sites and the birthplace of Fidel Castro, and his brother Raul, in Birán.

Enjoy a local cooking lesson in delicious authentic Cuban cuisine and visit the Humboldt National Park (UNESCO), close to one of the most eastern points on the island of Cuba. Visit this virtually untouched part of Cuba to enjoy colonial architecture, natural beauty, learn about Cuban society, politics and experience the warmth and charm of the island of Cuba and its people!

FROM: $4895 USD


  has guaranteed departures


Comfortable, well-located hotels with private bathrooms throughout.

Comfort notes

Some long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Havana
Day 2: To Sancti Spiritus, City Tour
Day 3: To Gibara via Camaguey (UNESCO)
Day 4: Gibara Sites
Day 5: Jeep Adventure to Local Home, Columbus' Landing in the New World in 1492
Day 6: To Baracoa via Birán
Day 7: Baracoa, Yumuri River
Day 8: Humboldt National Park
Day 9: To Santiago de Cuba Traversing the Sierra Maestra Mtns, Guantanamo Bay
Day 10: Santa Ifigenia Cemetery & Colonial Santiago
Day 11: Fidel Castro's Revolution, El Morro, Granjita Siboney to Moncada Barracks
Day 12: To Camaguey (UNESCO) via Bayamo, El Cobre
Day 13: To Havana, via Ciego de Avila & Santa Clara
Day 14: Colonial Havana, Farmers Market, Columbus Cemetery
Day 15: Depart Havana
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