Small Group Cuba Tours
'real' Cuba through our small group Cuba tours. As well as visiting Cuba's highlights,
these Cuba tours concentrate on contact with the Cuban people and the Cuban culture.
A local tour guide accompanies the group throughout the tour of Cuba,
and accommodation is mostly in the homes of Cuban families.
Who are we?
Cuban Adventures is a product of Big Planet Adventures, that has been specialising in small group tours in Cuba since 2005. We don't operate a large network of tours worldwide and instead focus solely on travel within Cuba which, simply put, makes us good at it!
More about us.
Are these Cuba tours for me?
Our small group tours of Cuba offer great value for money and are ideal for the discerning traveller who wants to have a more authentic experience of Cuba's unique culture and society. These Cuba tours are designed for those who want to experience the 'real Cuba', are ready for adventure, and prepared to immerse themselves in Cuba's vibrant culture. On these Cuba tours there is ample free time for your own adventuring and there are numerous optional activities available that the tour guide can arrange for you at local prices.
They are by no means luxury tours of Cuba, but accommodation and transport is clean and comfortable, tour group size is small, and a tour guide accompanies the group throughout the tour. If you are keen to see the real Cuba, participate in Cuba's local culture, see the best of what Cuba has to offer, are ready for some unexpected adventures on the tour, and enjoy sharing these with some fun, like-minded companions, one of these small group Cuba tours is definitely for you.
You can trust us
Our parent company Big Planet Adventures, is a licenced travel agency registered in NSW, Australia. A requirement of having a travel agent's licence in Australia is membership to the Travel Compensation Fund. This fund acts as a confirmation to the public that our organisation is financially healthy and a guarantee that serivces purchased with us will be provided as advertised.
We are recommended
Cuban Adventures is recommended in the Lonely Planet guidebook. You can also check out comments left by some of our tour participants
on our website's tesimonials page.
We also have a facebook page where tour participants have left their comments and recommendations on our Facebook tour review page. You can also read traveller's reviews on our Tour Radar page.
Book your flights to Cuba
Book your hotels in Cuba
With over 200 hotels and resorts throughout Cuba with immediate booking confirmation.
Booking with us at Cuban Adventures through the Cuba Travel Network system is the best way to independently purchase your accommodation in Cuba. The best rates and deals available on a secure and safe booking engine.
Travel Insurance for Cuba
To enter Cuba you are required to have Travel & Medical Insurance.
This will be checked by an immigration offical when you arrive in Cuba for your tour.
Our Official Travel Insurance partner in Cuba is Asistur S.A., the Cuban organisation that specializes in various kinds of assistance to foreigners including travel/medical insurance.
Cuban Adventures is a registered supplier of Asistur Insurance for individuals and groups travelling to Cuba. See more information on how to purchase your insurance with us.
See all the most up-to-date information and helpful hints on hassle free travel to Cuba!
Book your Cuba tour with Cuban Adventures with security and confidence whether you travel on an OFAC authorised Special License, a General License or with no license.
Tourist Visas for Cuba
The tourist visa for Cuba is known as the tourist card (or in Spanish - Tarjeta del Turista). Almost all travellers need to obtain a tourist card to visit Cuba. The tourist card is a piece of paper that the migration officials in Cuba stamp when you arrive and depart Cuba, instead of stamping your passport. Obtaining the tourist card for Cuba is a relatively simple process. Please click here to read about the different ways you can go about obtaining the tourist card for Cuba.
Our tour guides in Cuba
There is no doubt that having a good tour guide is one of the most important elements in making a tour a success. This is why we take great care selecting our tour guides in Cuba and giving them specialised training, added motivation, and adequate resources to do their job to the best of their ability. Our team of tour guides are definitely the pride and soul of our organisation. All are university graduated native Cubans with diverse backgrounds and interests. They all speak excellent English and most also speak a thrid language as well such as French, German, or Italian. Only a few of the team originally studied at university to work specifically as tour guides, while others come from different walks of life. Click here to read more about our guides in Cuba.
Best time of year to go to Cuba
We believe the best time to go to Cuba is anytime you can! However, the time to go to experience the most pleasant climate in Cuba is probably between the months of November and May. In June, July, and August, the temperatures in Cuba can often be uncomfortably hot and accompanied by very high humidity levels. September and October are the months you are most likely to encounter a hurricane, which may disrupt your travel plans. Click here to read more about the weather and climate in Cuba.
Easter, Christmas, and New Years periods are times of peak tourist activity in Cuba, when hotels, flights, and tours can be booked out will ahead of time. Prices for accommodation and tours can also increase in price markedly during these times.
What about money in Cuba?
Did you know that Cuba has a dual economy?
On the Money and Currency page you will find all the information you need on the dual economy, and other information such as - taking cash to Cuba, ATM's, and Cuban Adventures' recommendations to help make your travel and tour in Cuba hassle free!Read the latest information on the exchange rate and currencies currently accepted in Cuba on our Money and Currency in Cuba page.
Special events on our tours in Cuba
Many special events in Cuba feature on our regular tours. Click here to see a our list of events in Cuba. On this same page you can see which of these events are integrated into our regular tour departures, giving you the opportunity to participate or attend the event. Some of the more popular events are Carnival in Santiago de Cuba, May Day Celebration and Procession in Havana, and New Years celebrations in Havana.
Food in Cuba and on your Tour
Many travellers are pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of food that can be found in Cuba! Beans and rice are the staples but nowadays there are so many other delicious options available (particularly in Havana). Our tour guides are especially aware of those travellers on our tours that have specific dietary requirements or food allergies, and given specific training about common food allergies such as gluten intollerance.
Visit our Cuban food page and see loads of comments direct from past tour participants all about their food experience in Cuba whilst on our tours. So don't forget to tell us!
Interested in Music and/or Dance in Cuba?
Cuba is arguably the most musical island on the planet and there are countless opportunities while on your tour of Cuba,
to soak in the unique and intoxicating Carribbean rhythms and be mesmerised at the Cubans' ability to dance.
- Take a class while on your Cuban Adventures tour. Read more.
- Join a course of daily classes to really improve! Classes in Dance and Music.
Dance and Music classes may be taken in destination such as:
Trinidad, Havana, Vinales, Santiago!
Classes are for all levels of ability and in all styles from Cha Cha through to Afro-Cuban.
Our Promotional Video!
Music in this video is by the Afro-Cuban All Stars.
Do you have more questions?
We should always have more questions!
That is why we have the Cuba Information Page just for you!
Here you will find answers to most of your questions about Travel to Cuba and our Cuba Tours.
Don't forget to look through our FAQ's too!
If you still have unanswered questions, please Email Us