Small Group Cuba Tours: 8 Days Tour - Essential Cuba
Cuba Group Tours from Vamos Cuba
This one-week small group tour in Cuba is the perfect getaway for the adventurous traveller. You’ll be escorted around the island by an experienced, English-speaking guide to help you make the most of your time in Cuba.
We created this itinerary to help travellers experience the best Cuba has to offer in a short space of time. This Cuba group tour package includes everything that you might miss if you don’t venture outside of the resorts. Travelling around a new place solo can be daunting, which is why we help you to seek out the best places without having to spend weeks with your nose in the guidebooks.
Some people like to create their ideal Cuba holiday by extending their trip either at the start or end of the tour. This gives you the best of both worlds: see the best sights Cuba has to offer and then relax on the pristine beaches of Varadero or head east to Baracoa or Santiago de Cuba. Whatever your dream Cuba vacation, we can help make it happen.
The options are as endless as your imagination, and we’ll be on hand throughout to help you make the most of your holiday in Cuba. We’re a small, boutique tour company with a huge passion for Cuba and everything it has to offer.
If you’re arranging small group travel to Cuba, we can help take the headache out of the logistics. Our Cuba group tours are ideal for groups of up to 12, which makes it the ideal choice if you’re planning a getaway with the extended family.
On this small group tour to Cuba, you’ll get to experience the beating heart of Havana, the secluded and idyllic Cienfuegos, Trinidad, a city trapped in time and the sprawling valleys of Vinales.
- What’s included
1. DAY = Arrival, start of the group tour in Cuba
Your Vamos Cuba tour guide will offer you a warm Cuban greeting in your casa particular, your guide will run through the itinerary with you and the group.
He will leave you with some local insider tips so you can explore your neighbourhood.
2. DAY = Havana
After a delicious homemade breakfast prepared by your casa particular host, your guide will pick you up at agreed time and take you and the rest of the group to the city. You could spend a year in Havana and still not see everything, but we’re pretty confident we can tell you all about the iconic highlights and more! You’ll be free to head out and explore the city on your own in the afternoon with some helpful advice from your guide.
2 nights accommodation: Casa Particular Comfort in Havana
3.DAY = Havana to Cienfuegos
Breakfast will again be spent with your host family, and then you will leave Havana for Cienfuegos. On the way we will visit the Cienega de Zapata, an expansive national park found on the south coast of the island. The national park is home to the Taino Indian Village, which we will reach by motorboat. You will also have the chance to visit the Guama crocodile breeding farm – if you’re interested in seeing the 16 species of crocodile that call it home.
Entrance fees not included: est. $12 CUC
1 night Casa Particular Comfort in Cienfuegos
4, 5 DAY = Trinidad
Today you’ll have the chance to explore Trinidad, a little slice of Spanish Colonial life trapped in time. In 1988 it was made an UNESCO world heritage site, and you’ll soon see why! Get lost in the winding streets and feel your stress melt away as the friendly locals brighten up your visit.
At night you will enjoy great live music in outdoor venues.
2 nights accommodation: Casa Particular Comfort in Trinidad
6. DAY: Viñales
After a traditional Trinidad breakfast, we’ll hit the road to Viñales, a small town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. It is famous for its picturesque landscapes, as the whole town is surrounded by a low mountain range.
You will have the chance to visit local 'finca' (plantation) with explanation of tobacco growing. They will also demonstrate how to roll a cigar.
7.DAY: Viñales & around
We would recommend as an optional activity a day trip to Cayo Jutías, a mere 60km from Vinales, which should take no longer than 80 minutes.
Expect white sand, crystal-clear water, a soft sea breeze and total relaxation.
2 nights accommodation: Casa Particular Comfort in Vinales
8. DAY: Departure
Unless you have chosen to extend your stay with us, then we will return you to the Havana in plenty of time to catch your flight. You’ll leave with the heart full of memories.
Private Houses = Casas Particulares
Accommodation during your Cuba group tour is provided at various homestays along the route. This is so that you get to talk to real Cuban families and sample authentic Cuban food. You’ll pick up bits and pieces of local knowledge and history from your host families, which will help to make your trip more enjoyable.
Accommodation for our small group travel to Cuba is based on two people sharing. A single room supplement is available for £150
Photos & more information on accommodation
- 7 nights in Casas Comfort: 2nts in Havana,1 Cienfuegos, 2nts in Trinidad, 2 nts in Vinales
- 7x breakfast
- Escorted by local English speaking guide (min of 4pax)
- Salsa class in Vinales
- Visit of tobacco plantation in Vinales
- Transportation. Depending on the size of the group. By public bus Viazul, private minivan, bus or taxi
- Vamos Cuba host who will give you orientation walk on your first day and will be available to help or assist you with any problems during your stay
What’s not included
- Flights, airport pick up/drop off
- Tourist card, Departure tax
- Entrance fees, personal spending
- Anything not specifically mentioned above
- Vinales + Trinidad: Bicycle Rental CUC5
- Vinales - El Estanco Tobacco Factory CUC3
- Vinales - Hop on Hop off Bus CUC5
- Vinales - Horse Riding CUC5/hr
- Vinales - Salsa Dancing CUC5/hr
- Havana + Trinidad - Salsa Lesson CUC10
- Havana - Tropicana Cabaret Show CUC 80
- Trinidad: Hike to waterfalls 20-55CUC
- Trinidad + Vinales: Scooter 25CUC per day
About the Local Payment
For our Cuba group tours, we ask you to pay part of the total price locally to your tour guide at the beginning of your tour in Cuba.
The local payment is not compulsory and you can pay the full amount of the tour by bank transfer if you prefer (remember 1USD = 1CUC) . Sometimes we have problems sending the large amount of money to Cuba to operate the tour due to the US embargo. Having the host collect a certain amount in cash, directly from the travellers at the start of the tour, acts as a safety blanket against possible delays or complications in the transferral of money to Cuba to run the tour. This help us run the tours smoothly and cost effectively.
£370/Person + 250CUC Local payment
- Escorted by local English speaking guide
- See the stunning valley in Vinales
- Explore Colonial city of Trinidad
- Homestays - mingle with the locals
- Small Groups - Max 12
Min: 3 Max: 12
Check with us
When: Check with us the dates
Price: £370 + 250CUC locally paid
8 Days Small Group Guided Tour. You will visit the must-see of Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Vinales.