The best tours in Cuba

Havana, photo by Tony Hisgett

Cuba is the kind of country where there’s something to see in every corner of the horizon, so if you’re one of those kinds of tourists who like to see as much as possible of their holiday destination to get a taste of the overall atmosphere and culture, then you will have your work cut out for you. However, if you’d rather not be a jack of all trades and master of none and you want to know all there is to know about one facet of Cuba, the best thing you can do is go on a tour. Whether you want a self-guided tour that’s nothing more than a list of destinations and a stack of brochures or an organized trip where everything is arranged for you, from transport to accommodation, the best tours in Cuba will provide you with what you need.

 Havana and Varadero for adventureres

Old Havana, photo by Effervescing Elephant

If for you the whole point of visiting the country is to get to know the people, you can do that at two of the most bustling cities in Cuba. Havana is the heart of soul of Cuba, the site of many world-changing historical events, and this is where you can immerse yourself into the essence of Cuban culture. Dance salsa, drink rum in small bars with the locals, walk along the Malecon, and visit historical and cultural attractions. Then head to Varadero, Cuba’s tourist city, where you can stay in luxurious resorts, indulge in water sports and pamper yourself at spas.

Birding tours

If birdwatching is your hobby, you will find plenty of opportunities to watch birds in Cuba – some spots are well known internationally as birdwatching paradises! One of the most interesting bird watching spots in Cuba is Guanahacabibes Peninsula in Pinar del Rio, or in Sierra Maestra. You can either camp out yourself, hike and look for birds, or sign up for one of the many all-inclusive birding tours available in Cuban cities.

Caribbean Beach tour

photo by Blue Serge

Cuba is home to many lovely beaches of the kind that you can only find in the Caribbean. Popular beaches where locals and tourists gather to swim, sunbathe or do all sorts of beach sports and water sports, as well as secluded beaches where you might not encounter a single soul. Traveling along the coastline of Cuba will reveal to you dozens of interesting beaches that are probably not even on the map. For the popular beach spots, head to Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Coco, Camaguey, Pinar del Rio and Jardines del Rey.

 

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