Cuba is in a unique world of its own league (we had to sneak in a baseball reference). Brimming with a lusty energy, warm people and eclectic culture, leave behind everything you think you know about Cuba and get ready to discover the country with an open mind. Invite your travellers to explore this alluring destination with the following itinerary inspirations.
What better way to see all the highlights of Havana, like the Jose Marti Memorial, the Maleon, Plaza de la Revolucion, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de las Armas, and more, than from inside one of the classic vintage cars that Cuba is famous for.
Cayo Blanco is named after its near-untouched white sands. This paradise island is three kilometres long and 800 metres wide, and is lined with lush palm trees and has the perfect waters for swimming and snorkelling. Guests enjoy a Catamaran cruise with the sounds of Cuban music as they make their way to this tropical gem.
Rumba is an Afro-Cuban music genre that originated in the 19th century. Although based in African music, it incorporates Spanish elements, and that is why it’s considered a typical Cuban music genre. During their time in Cuba, travellers can join a workshop and learn the fundamentals of Cuban rumba dancing, including forms like yambu and guaguanco, both danced in couple.
Have your travellers treat themselves to not one but three of life’s greatest pleasures: a Cuban coffee, a well-aged rum, and a good cigar. There is an art to making Cuban coffee, with its exact level of thickness and foam, and a deep scent that will seduce the senses. Along with the coffee, your travellers will get to taste some of the best rums Cuba has to offer, while an expert cigar roller turns extra-quality tobacco leaves into a cigar for enjoyment.
Capital City: Havana
Population: 11 million
Language: The official language of Cuba is Spanish, and most Cubans speak it or what is rather known as ‘Cuban Spanish’, a form of Caribbean Spanish. Haitian Creole is the second most spoken language in Cuba, and is spoken by Haitian immigrants and their descendants.
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP). Money can only be exchanged in Cuba itself. In Cuba, there is no difference in the exchange rates at different locations (hotels, airports, banks, exchange booths in the street), but we recommend your travellers do so at hotels. If they are not staying in a hotel for the first stay (part) of their trip, our representative in Havana as well as our guides are advised to take them to a hotel so that they can exchange their foreign currency.
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