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
|9 am - noon||$65 USD|
|9 am - 6 pm||$95 USD|
|8 pm - 2 am||$100 USD|
|9 am - 2 am||$190 USD|
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Learn about and taste Cuban Cigars
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Jewish History and Influence in Cuba
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Visit hidden parks and garden of Havana
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Multi-day stay in Havana with accommodation + local guide