A great way to experience the various parts of Cuba is by visiting it.
Cuban people’s underground culture – together with the famous classical cars that fill Havana’s streets – are attractive to a large audience who are looking for a completely different kind of journey from other islands in the region.
There are many natural beauty areas and beautiful beaches scattered throughout the country.
Let’s explore the best tours in Cuba.
Cuba is a communist-ruling Caribbean island nation. The beaches have white sugar and are dotted with tobacco fields that contribute to the production of legendary cigars throughout the country. The Havana capital is bordered by pastel houses, cars from the 1950s and Spanish-colonial architecture at the heart of 16th century, Ancient Havana. Salsa music is performed on the famous Tropicana at the dance clubs and cabaret shows.
The isolated nation of Cuba has fascinated many adventurous travelers for decades and tourism has recently opened to American visitors, making it now a better time than ever to explore the unique island of the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
- 1 18. Topes de Collantes
- 2 17. Viñales Valley
- 3 Recommended for you:
- 4 16. Cayo Largo del Sur beach / Key Largo
- 5 1. Havana 2-Hour Classic American Car Tour
- 6 2. Day-Trip to Varadero in a Classic Car
- 7 3. Welcome to Havana: Private Tour with a Local
- 8 4. Havana: Cabaret Tropicana Admission Ticket
- 9 5. Yumurí Valley Jeep Safari
- 10 6. Havana: 1-Day Tour from Varadero
- 11 7. Havana: 2-Hour Afro-Cuban Religions Walking Tour
- 12 8. Havana: Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour
- 13 9. From Varadero: Guamá Full-Day Swim and Snorkel Tour
- 14 10. Havana: Community Arts Projects Tour
- 15 11. Cuba: On the Trail of Ernest Hemingway Tour
- 16 12. Havana Art by Night
- 17 13. From Havana: Trinidad and Cienfuegos Private Tour
- 18 14. From Havana: Viñales Tour in a Classic Car
- 19 15. From Varadero: Sea Cruise to Cayo Blanco
18. Topes de Collantes
Topes de Collantes is an Escambray Mountains nature reserve in Cuba. It also refers to the third highest peak in the reserve, where there is a small village and tourist resort, with the same name.
Anybody who likes to walk should do this tour! Sooo gorgeous! Lady and a family with small children make the walk. It’s fine for everybody!
Wonderful waterfall in lovely scenery! We recommend to all this walk and hike and try the coffee on the entrance!!! Cafe best in Cuba so far!
Good shoes are needed to paddle up the smaller mountains:) Only basic walking standards are needed.
17. Viñales Valley
The Karestic depression in Cuba is the Viñales valley. The valley is located in the mountains of the Sierra de los Órganos, in the Province of Pinar del Río, just north of the Viñales.
Great place to walk around. In a relatively dry and dusty Valley, the goats are strange residues of rock. It can get very warm, so recommended to drink a lot.
A tour in Viñales must be made. We Can participate in a horse riding tour for a day trip. A good experience for tourists.
You can go to the lake and swim a little. It is amazing the scenes along the valley. It’s going to be incredible if you go there during the sunset.
The guide often takes you into tobacco farms and rum makers who expect you to buy something there. There’s also something. In tobacco, the price of cigars is usually above other not in the valley tobacco farms.
16. Cayo Largo del Sur beach / Key Largo
The island is a small resort off the southern coast of Cuba, Cayo Largo del Sur. It is known because of its long, sandy beaches like Los Cocos Beach, Blanca Beach and Lindarena Beach. On the Tortuga Beach Sea turtles lay their eggs. The Marina Rescue Center of Tortugas is the farm and conservation center for marine turtle. The island’s history is explored in a small museum in the main village.
Service was good, food was abundant but was generally repeated, and the bar was well stocked and popular beers were gone. Cuban spirits and great cocktails. Pool with many lounge chairs was clean. Five minutes from the resort the beach was accessible. Would recommend it. Would recommend.
Nice beaches. Great island for relaxation. If you go, it’s worth 4×4 renting. The whole island you can discover.
1. Havana 2-Hour Classic American Car Tour
Havana Classic American Car Tour
Cuba has been filled with classic American cars since the 1950s because of trade embargoes, and it has become famous with tourists. In one of these cars this tour takes you around Havana and points out all the best places in the city.
At the Hotel Nacional, you will get a free cocktail to bring you closer to the Cuban vintage experiences. On this unforgettable ride through the Cuban capital, you will receive a dedicated driver and knowledgeable guide.
2. Day-Trip to Varadero in a Classic Car
Facts, Things to do: Another great way to experience Cuba’s classic cars, this trip takes you from the Capital of Havana to the nearby seaside resort town of Varadero.
You will visit numerous viewpoints along the way to take in the spectacular sights and sounds of the country, including the Bacunayagua Bridge. The Varadero region is known for its warm water beaches and white sand covered coasts.
The tour finishes up in one of the more secluded beaches for you to relax and take a swim, before returning you to Havana.
3. Welcome to Havana: Private Tour with a Local
Welcome To Havana – Private Tour
A lot of the best secrets of Havana are kept with the residents, but the best way to get to know the town is by far to let one of them guide you around their favorite sites.
This tour is a private experience, so that you can chat with your guide and set up a personalized journey in advance.
You’ll learn about the vibrant part of the island and how locals manage to undermine the existing system in order to simplify their lives and enjoy the luxury that is prohibited elsewhere.
4. Havana: Cabaret Tropicana Admission Ticket
You will get into the heart of Cuban modern culture and experience the famous nightlife in Havana.
In vibrant costumes from all around the world, this 2.30 hour show features traditionally modern Cuban music and encourages the public to take part in an immersive performance.
You can also choose your quarter bottle of cuban rum or whiskey with a welcoming drink and a few snacks.
5. Yumurí Valley Jeep Safari
Yumurí Valley Jeep Safari
Though Cuba is not as well known for its spectacular scenery as other Caribbean island nations, the country has plenty of gorgeous hidden gems worth exploring.
This tour takes you to the Yumurí valley in a jeep – leading you on adventures both on and off road. You will get the chance to snorkel at Playa Coral Beach and in the Saturno Cave. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at horse riding.
A lunch is included during the journey and you can opt to be picked up from your hotel in Havana and taken to the Jeep depot.
6. Havana: 1-Day Tour from Varadero
With the introduction of inexpensive flights from Europe, Varadero has become an entry point for many visitors. Though the sands and seas of the area will surely keep you wanting to stay behind and relax, it is well worth taking a trip to the capital.
This tour picks you up from your hotel in Varadero and takes you to the buzzing capital of Cuba – Havana. You will check out the history, culture and unique lifestyles within the city, as well as enjoy a light lunch and traditional drink.
7. Havana: 2-Hour Afro-Cuban Religions Walking Tour
Afro-Cuban Religions Walking Tour
The deep religious beliefs held by many locals in Havana are the result of an amalgamation of Christianity and traditional African beliefs. This tour gives you a fascinating insight into these religions and the cultures they have inspired.
The expert local guide will walk you through the heart of these communities and you will be given the opportunity to attend a live Rumba performance where you can sample the culture for yourself.
You will speak to real locals and learn all about their experiences with the Afro-Cuban religions.
8. Havana: Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour
Havana Off The Beaten Track Tour
This tour focuses on all the sites you won’t find in your guidebook. You will check out a state-run farm, visit a ceramics workshop, and try out an authentic Creole meal in a Cuban finca.
There are two drinks included with your meal. A local guide is provided to give you a truly in-depth experience into real Cuban culture, and you will be avoiding all the main tourist routes.
This experience allows for a more intimate connection with Havana, and with Cuban culture as a whole.
9. From Varadero: Guamá Full-Day Swim and Snorkel Tour
Boca de Guama, Cuba
If you are based in Varadero, this is a great tour to take you deep into the Cuban countryside.
The tour begins with a jaunt across the countryside of Matanzas Province, including some time spent at Laguna del Tesoro. At the Laguna, you will enjoy a motorboat ride across the entire lake on your journey to Guamá.
You will visit a local crocodile farm to get up close to the animals, before finishing at your destination for some snorkeling at the beach. There is an open bar for you to enjoy on the beach, and lunch is provided.
10. Havana: Community Arts Projects Tour
Community Art Projects Tour
Cubans have found a number of creative ways to deal with the deep social problems of their country. One of these ways is the community art projects which encourage locals to use their creativity.
This tour allows you to visit three of these projects across the city to learn more about the unique creativity of Cubans and how these initiatives are helping locals. You will also check out some of the interesting street art across the city and meet with incredibly artistic locals.
11. Cuba: On the Trail of Ernest Hemingway Tour
Trail Of Ernest Hemingway Tour
Famed writer Ernest Hemingway spent a large part of his life in Cuba; this tour celebrates the contribution he has given to the local culture and to the world.
You will visit the museum dedicated to him at his former home in Finca Vigía, and check out a monument built in his memory.
You can also visit some of the bars that were well loved by the writer and try some local drinks. Lunch is provided, as are entry tickets to the museum.
12. Havana Art by Night
Havana Art By Night
This tour is a fantastic insight into all forms of art that manifest in the city of Havana. You will begin at a gallery dedicated to young artists from the island, where you can check out their artworks and hear their stories.
You will then be driven – in a classic car – to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano – one of the largest community creative projects in the country.
Finish up your tour by experiencing contemporary Cuban music and performances, as well as the opportunity to take your own piece of Cuban art home.
13. From Havana: Trinidad and Cienfuegos Private Tour
Trinidad And Cienfuegos Private Tour
This tour takes you to two typical Cuban towns to get a more in-depth insight into the real Cuban culture that many tourists do not see.
In Cienfuegos, you will have the chance to admire the Spanish colonial architecture and learn about the history of Cuba as a Spanish colony. In Trinidad, you can learn more about the religions of the island at local churches, as well as visit some unique museums.
You will also visit a ceramic factory and admire the breathtaking views of rural Cuba.
14. From Havana: Viñales Tour in a Classic Car
Viñales is an interesting attraction off the usual tourist routes that will embed you in the culture of rural Cubans. Visit tobacco fields and learn more about the production of the famous Cuban cigars.
In Viñales national park, your guide will help you hop onto a horse for a ride through the beautiful area. There are also visits to secluded caves, breathtaking viewpoints, and unique murals.
This tour is conducted in a classic car from Havana, however, an option from Varadero is also available.
15. From Varadero: Sea Cruise to Cayo Blanco
Sea Cruise To Cayo Blanco
The offshore island of Cayo Blanco is a beautiful setting to swim in the Caribbean, sunbathe, or try out some snorkeling. This tour takes you out to the island on a luxury catamaran.
You will be shown local marine life and given with snorkel equipment to check out the coral reef. Lunch is provided on the island, and a cocktail, beer or soft drink is offered on the ride back to Varadero.