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Discover the highlights of Cuba with On The Go Tours

Rich in culture yet economically poor, the island of Cuba is a beguiling mix of lavish colonial architecture, fascinating history and revolutionary chic. It’s the largest island of the Caribbean and also its most diverse, with a multitude of faiths and ethnic backgrounds - a diversity which is reflected in the country’s vibrant culture, arts and music.

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Styles of Travel to Cuba

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Viva La Cubana! - 8 Days Map 28 Feb 2016
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That distinctly Cuban vibe
The very best of culture and beach

Cuba's turbulent history can be felt everywhere from the magnificent Spanish buildings and cobblestone streets to the imposing Communist squares and Afro-Caribbean towns that pulsate with a distinctly different vibe. Much of the island's allure also lies in its beaches fringed by colourful reefs & crystal waters and its verdant landscapes of plantations and mountains.

Cuba Group Tours

Immerse yourself in Cuba's distinct character on one of our adventure-style group tours that use public transport to get around and stay at locally-owned properties and casa particulares, private homestays run by local families. With a maximum group size of 16 our tours are big enough to enjoy a sociable experience and small enough to get the most out of travelling with a knowledgeable tour leader. We also offer a range of optional activities and excursions so you can enjoy Cuba to the fullest.

Viva La Cubana!

8 Days | FROM USD $1,329

Head west from Havana and walk through tobacco fields, meet friendly a...

Rum and Revolution

15 Days | FROM USD $2,969

An amazing 2 week journey staying with friendly local hosts, exploring...

Complete Cuba

21 Days | FROM USD $4,169

Take in the whole of Cuba starting in bustling Havana, continuing on a...

Cuba tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews — See All Cuba Reviews

One of the most memorable weeks in my life, it was excellent thank you!”  

• Submitted 13 Jan 2016

This tour was fantasti! If it's a quick look at some of the most amazing places in Cuba to see then this is the trip! You get a real Cuban experience by staying with the locals in Vinales, who are so welcoming and hospitable. There is ample down time, short travelling times in the comfort of a private tour bus and time to take in all the sights and sounds! ”  

• Submitted 8 Nov 2015

Our tour was amazing, lived up to and exceeded all of our expectations. Our tour leader is what made the difference, the knowledge he was able to share with us about his beautiful country was invaluable.”  

• Submitted 21 Jan 2015

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Travelling on a tour to Cuba

Discover for yourself why Cuba is one of the Caribbean's top destinations. See the best of Cuba from the exuberant capital of Havana to the dramatic landscape of the Vinales Valley, where tobacco growing has changed little over the years. Relax on the stunning beaches of Playas del Estes, soak up the Afro-Caribbean flavour of Trinidad and explore towns built to repel pirate invaders with a labyrinth of streets.

Cuba is fast growing in popularity as a travel destination with charming colonial cities, gorgeous Caribbean beaches, picturesque valleys of plantations and a sensual culture to boot. Here's some of our top spots in Cuba.

Havana Street | Cuba
Time-warped capital

Havana

With 1950s American vintage cars ambling along streets lined with crumbling colonial buildings painted in bubblegum shades, it's easy to fall in love with Cuba's seductive capital. From swashbuckling pirates to audacious revolutionaries, Havana's history can be felt at every turn with a kaleidoscope of people and indefinable spirit that can amaze and confound in equal measure.

Valle de Vinales | Cuba
Dramatic limestone scenery

Valle de Vinales

Situated within the Sierra de los Organos mountain range and characterised by unusual limestone hillocks that rise above the region's famed tobacco plantations, the Valle de Vinales is Cuba's premier natural attraction. Vast caverns form an underground network of stalagmites, stalactites and subterranean pools while above ground visitors will find excellent hiking, biking and horse-riding opportunities.

Trinidad | Cuba
Colonial charm

Trinidad

One of Cuba's most enchanting destinations, the UNESCO-listed town of Trinidad is a perfectly preserved example of a Spanish colonial town with cobbled streets, grand pastel-coloured mansions and houses with red-tiled roofs. Weathered town folk amble along the streets in horse-drawn carts and a short distance from town you'll find pristine beaches to the south and the lush Sierra del Escambray to the north.

Camaguey | Cuba
Historic maze of streets

Camaguey

Often referred to as Cuba's 'city of churches', Camaguey displays an impressive collection of churches dating back as early as the 16th century with an equally splendid selection of fine colonial houses and plazas. Designed to confuse marauding pirates, the layout of the city is a labyrinthine web of streets and narrow alleys, the perfect place to literally lose yourself for a day or two.

Cienfuegos | Cuba
Pearl of the South

Cienfuegos

As the only city in Cuba to have been founded by the French, Cienfuegos has a unique charm that blends European elegance with a flourish of Caribbean spirit. Enjoying an attractive waterside setting on a natural bay, the city has its fair share of architectural delights with fine palaces, candy-coloured houses and an imposing fortress, a fact that earned Cienfuegos UNESCO status in 2005.

Cuba Travel Guide

Ensure you're properly planned for your trip to Cuba with our practical guide on everything to visas to weather.

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Information on climatic and weather conditions in Cuba

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Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Cuba

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Cuba and info on getting your visa

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Style of Travel

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Get to know Cuba

Recommended Reading

  • Enduring Cuba
    by Zoe Bran
  • Waiting for Snow in Havana
    by Carlos Eire
  • Trading with the Enemy
    by Tom Miller
Did you know...?

Facts about Cuba

  • Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and includes more than 4,000 islands and cays.
  • There are no animals or plants in Cuba that are poisonous or lethal to humans.
  • Christmas was dropped as a holiday in 1969, when the Cuban government was pushing for a record sugar harvest.

Cuba Travel Advice:

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Cuba and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for Cuba:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Cuba Tourist Organisation site and the latest Cuba Weather Updates from the BBC.

CUBA TRAVEL BLOGS: Discover Cuba with the people that know - Generation Y, Babalu Blog and Here is Havana.

Cuba Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

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Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure

Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

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