Guide Service
  • Hire a guide for half day, full day or evening
  • Price includes guide's time & personal expenses
  • Guide makes suggestions, arrangements and accompanies you as requested
  • Ultimate flexibility. You decide & paid locally for the activities

Starting at $65


Custom Tour
  • Design your own tour based on your interests
  • Price includes the guide, transportation and activities
  • Itinerary is organized & arranged in advance
  • The convenience of upront payment with a credit card or debit card

Starting at $200


If you don’t find the tour that ticks all the boxes, you have two options to design your own experience in Cuba: Guide Service and Custom Day Tours.

These services are available for day tours in Havana, or day trips to Viñales or Varadero.

They are led by one of our trustworthy, knowledgeable, and friendly guides. We never subcontract.  Our Design Your Own options are primarily in English or Spanish, but let us know if you have another preference, we may have a guide that speaks your language!


Nearly everything going on in Havana can be arranged on the spot or at very short notice. Only a few events such as some ballet performances, or special activities such as dance classes, or training with an expert boxing instructor need to be arranged ahead of time*. All other events and activities in Havana, such as entry to a cabaret show like the Tropicana, going to a Buena Vista Show, or an after-hours visit to Hemingway’s ranch, can all be arranged on the day or the day before. If you are interested in a museum or other venue, let us know in advance so we can arrange your service during hours of operation.

With Design Your Own, you can…

  • Take a day trip to Varadero or Viñales
  • Attend a baseball game
  • Visit local museums
  • Explore neighbourhoods off the tourist track
  • Visit urban farms
  • Visit Havana’s beaches
  • Ride the Hershey train or the ferry across the bay
  • Take a cocktail history tour
  • Go zip-lining or horseback riding
  • Learn about Cuba’s most famous exports, rum and cigars
  • Attend a concert or festival

*Visits to schools, hospitals or any other official government institutions require arrangement at least a week in advance to obtain special permissions. 


Apart from the obvious convenience of having someone help and assist you with creating the perfect Havana experience, our local Havana guides know the city better than most and can take you to some fascinating hidden gems; navigate you through the ever-changing restaurant and bar scene; inform you about Cuba’s history, architecture, culture, and society; entertain you with stories and anecdotes, and maybe even introduce you to some of his or her friends.

Group Size: From 1 - 12 people. We can accommodate groups larger than 12 by adding a 2nd or 3rd guide.

Legality for Americans:  Services are OFAC compliant under the general license Support for the Cuban people 515.574

Child Policy:  We can design an experience that is fun for the whole family!


Custom Tours

Starting at $200

Guide Services
Hours Price/Group
9 am - noon $65 USD
9 am - 6 pm $95 USD
8 pm - 2 am $100 USD
9 am - 2 am $190 USD

More Havana Tours

May Day Parade Che

Join the May Day Parade in Havana (May 1st)

$86 USD
Old Havana Walking Tour

Old Havana history walk with local guide

3.5 HRS
Classic Car

1950’s Convertible Car Tour

$67 USD
Afro-Cuban Culture

Learn about Afro-Cuban culture and religions

$52 USD
Street Eats

Old Havana street food experience

2.5 HRS
$40 USD
Cooking Class

Cooking Experience with Local Cubans

$65 USD
Full Day Package

Full Day Havana Tour Package

$152 USD
Mafia Tour

Mafia & The American Influence in Cuba

$65 USD
Street Art

Discover Havana’s Street Art and its Artists

3.5 HRS
$95 USD
Havana Marathon

Havana Marathon Experience (November 20)

8.5 HRS
$185 USD
The Cigar Trail

Learn about and taste Cuban Cigars

$48 USD
The Rum Legend

Learn about and taste Cuban Rum

$67 USD
Hemmingway Tour

All about Ernest Hemmingway’s Cuba

$55 USD
Jewish Heritage

Jewish History and Influence in Cuba

$45 USD
Havana by Night

Havana Nightlife with a Local Guide

$47 USD
Havana Views

Visit the Best Lookouts over Havana

3.5 HRS
$50 USD
Green Havana

Visit hidden parks and garden of Havana

$60 USD
Photography Tour

Follow a local photographer to the best locations

$50 USD
Art Deco Tour

See amazing examples of Art Deco in Havana

$47 USD
Bike Che Feature

Explore Havana by Bicycle

4.5 HRS
$55 USD
Vinales Day Trip

See Quintessential Rural Cuba

10 HRS
$100 USD
Havana Short Stay

Multi-day stay in Havana with accommodation + local guide

From: 2 days / 1 night
Design Your Own

Your own customized tour of Havana 

From: 3 HRS

More Day Tours

Back to Top