15 DAY CUBA GROUP TOUR
Want to see the very best Cuba has to offer? Engage in the lively culture, enthralling history and breath-taking beauty of this evocative and vibrant Caribbean island on our 15 Day Cuba Group Tour – Majestic. Current economic and political transformations in Cuba suggest that there is no better time to take one of our tours in Cuba. Saunter down Trinidad’s cobble-stoned streets, discover Havana’s secrets through the windows of degenerate colonial buildings and let yourself move to the cool beat of Santiago de Cuba. Pristine beaches, pirates, salsa and Che are all on the agenda on a tour that aims to constantly excite, enthuse and enlighten.
15 Day Cuba Group Tour Snapshot
Day One: Tour arrival Day in Havana
Day Two: Cienfuegos via Day of Pigs
Day Three: Trinidad via Santa Clara
Day Four and Five: Trinidad
Day Six and Seven: Camaguey
Day Eight and Nine: Santiago de Cuba
Day Ten, Eleven and Twelve: Baracoa
Day Thirteen and Fourteen: Havana
Day Fifteen: Departure Day
Experience Cuban hospitality at a Casa Particular
A Local English-speaking Cuban guide accompanies all of our Cuba group tours
Lose yourself in the winding colonial streets of Camaguey
Dance the night away in Santiago de Cuba on one of our tours in Cuba
Get curious exploring the spell-binding Havana Veija
Soak up the picturesque underwater landscape at the Bay of Pigs
Enjoy a scrumptious cocktail over stunning views
Visit the final resting place of the immortalised Che Guevara
Take in the historic french-influenced architecture of Cienfuegos
Below are the estimated travel times between destinations on this 15 Day Cuba Group Tour. For the longer journey’s on all of our tours in Cuba, our guides like to break-up the journey by stopping for lunch and at various points of interest along the way.
Havana to Cienfuegos via Bay of Pigs: 5 hours
Cienfuegos to Trinidad via Santa Clara: 4 hours
Trinidad to Camaguey: 6 hours
Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba: 7 hours
Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa: 5-6 hours
Day 1- Havana
Known as the capital of fun during the 40’s and 50’s, this spellbinding city immediately captures the curiosity of her many visitors. But where do you start? We recommend those booked on our 15 Day Cuba Group Tour put on your walking shoes and take in Havana’s rich history, grand monuments, world famous cigars and scrumptious cocktails. You can easily get lost in Havana Vieja (old Havana), the old city of cobble stoned alleyways and colonial buildings, ancient squares and noted churches. The perfect day to get your bearings and meet your guide and group for an optional evening meal.
Day 2 - Cienfuegos
Stop off at Playa Girón/ Bay of Pigs, long associated with the USA’s first military failure in Latin America. The natural beauty of this area is stunning, with cave systems, coral formations and an abundance of sea life making it a must for snorkelers, divers and ocean lovers alike.
If Cuba had a Paris then it would probably be Cienfuegos, which stands out for its rich French-influenced architecture. A harbour city by location, the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ has seduced Cuban travellers for years due to its elegance and beauty. Founded in 1819 by Don Luis de Clouet, Cienfuegos luckily managed to remain free of pirate attacks, allowing this popular city to prosper. Explore the wide streets and promenades or enjoy a walk by the Malecon, the longest promenade on the island.“Cienfuegos is the city I like the best”, wrote Beni More, one of Cubas most important musicians in the first half of the 20th century. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.
Day 3,4&5 - Trinidad
Stop at the Che Guevara mausoleum and memorial in Santa Clara, where Che’s remains are immortalized following their discovery in Bolivia in 1997. Santa Clara holds a special place in Cuban history, where in December 1958, Commander Ernesto Che Guevara led his revolutionary rebels in the derailment of the armoured train carrying the ammunition Batista had sent to defeat Fidel – the revolution was won.
Then it’s on to the favourite destination of many a traveler to Cuba. Trinidad was founded in 1514 by Diego Velázquez and is considered a jewel in Cuban colonial architecture. For some, Trinidad is a living museum, stuck in the time of Cuba’s first War of Independence when local sugar plantations were devastated by fire. The vibrant colours and soulful music littered along cobbled streets will simply take your breath away.
Take the opportunity to visit a local waterfall, historic sugar mill or one of Cuba’s best beaches – Playa Ancon. An evening at one of Trinidad’s effervescent music venues is a must!
Day 6&7 - Camaguey
Don’t get lost in “La Ciudad Confusa” (the maze)! The labyrinth of winding streets and alleys of Cuba’s third largest city shouldn’t be enough to put you off visiting the beguiling city of Camaguey – a city built to confuse pirates.
With its large number of squares and parks, colonial architecture and enriched spiritual persona, Camaguey is a mecca for Cuban arts and culture. Plan a visit to a famous historical landmark or explore a myriad of art galleries and handicraft exhibits – it’s entirely up to you! There are also some of Cuba’s best beaches close by at Playa Santa Lucia.
A guided tour on the back of a bicycle taxi is our gift to you!
Day 8&9 - Santiago de Cuba
The second largest city in Cuba is surely its most dynamic. With a myriad of ethnicities calling Santiago home, it’s hard not to get swept away in its joyous and prepossessing surroundings. Plus its music and dance scene is quite possible the best in Cuba.
As the most Caribbean of Cuban destinations with a backdrop of mountains and rugged terrain, Santiago de Cuba has many things to show off and be proud of. It is the hub of most of the music genres in Cuba and the locals are hospitable, resourceful and virtuous.
Make sure you visit one of Santiago de Cuba’s famous tobacco factories when in town and take in a famous music venue or two in the evening on your 15 Day Cuba Group Tour.
Day 10,11&12 - Baracoa
Cuba’s first colonial capital, Baracoa is set amongst a mixture of palm, chocolate and banana tress. It is a land blessed with many rivers and a healthy annual rain fall, that has worked to create some of the most lush vegetation and rainforest you will ever encounter. The town has remained relatively unchanged over the years, with several houses dating back to the 19th century and a system of colonial fortifications that includes Matachin Fort and La Punta Fort.
From Baracoa there are many outdoor excursions to go on, each making use of its beautiful surroundings. Explore the bountiful rivers in the area or go boating between the tall cliffs at the mouth of Yumuri River. You can also see over 900 species of endemic flora, including around 360 that are found only in this area.
Baracoa’s cuisine is world famous in Cuba and a BBQ group lunch is the best way to sample the delicious local produce.
Day 13,14&15 - Havana
Back in Havana you have the opportunity to explore some more and experience Cuban nightlife one last time. A full day tour of the city including time in a classic American car is included as part of your 15 Day Cuba Group Tour – enjoy!
Duration - 15 Days, 14 Nights
Start - Havana, Cuba
Finish - Havana, Cuba
Group Size - 2-12
Meals - 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Accomodation - Cuban B&B's/ Casa Particular's - 14 nights
Transport - Private Minivan, VIAZUL bus, taxi, internal flight
Inclusions - English-speaking local Cuban guides accompany all of our tours in Cuba, transportation between destinations, 14 breakfasts, airport transfer on arrival, Internal Flight
Plus - Full day Havana tour including, city tour in classic car,Group BBQ lunch by the river in BaracoaNight out in Santiago de Cuba (entry fee and 1 x drink)Evening cocktail in CienfuegosChe memorial & museumInformal salsa lesson in TrinidadBicycle taxi tour of Camaguey.
There are a range of optional activities and excursions you can enjoy on your 15 Day Cuba Group Tour and any other tours in Cuba we run.
Exclusions - International flights, all lunches and dinners (unless specified), travel insurance, visa & passport costs, drinks, tips, optional activities, airport taxes.