Eastern Cuba Short Stay

This eastern Cuba tour package of minimum 4 days/3 nights can be attached to the beginning or end of our 8 day Original Cuba Tour. This option may suit you if your time in Cuba does not coincide with one of our 15 day Original Cuba Tours, but you are keen to see the fascinating eastern side of Cuba.

This package includes accommodations with breakfast, transportation between destinations, and a local English-speaking guide throughout. 

Domestic flights in Cuba are temporarily halted, so until they return we are offering land-only transportation.

Transportation Options to Baracoa:

1) Private taxi - from Havana, 15 hours (overnight stop required)

2) Viazul Tourist bus- Route is Havana - Santiago (20 hrs)- Baracoa (5.5 hrs), there is no direct service to Baracoa.  

3) Arrive and depart Santiago or Holguin Airport, bus or private taxi to Baracoa (5.5 hrs)

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About Baracoa

Baracoa was the first Spanish settlement in Cuba and one of the first in the whole of the Americas. It never developed beyond the quaint town it is today after it was replaced as Cuba’s capital by Santiago (later being moved again to Havana). Many of the wooden houses are in the style they were originally built. The most impressive feature of this part of Cuba however is the surrounding nature. With dramatic mountains, lush forest, beaches, and flowing rivers, Baracoa boasts some of the most beautiful natural landscape in all of Cuba.

Activities in Baracoa:

  •    Scenic boat rides through the river
  •    Hikes through national parks to caves and waterfalls
  •    Coffee and Cacao farm tours
  •    Maguana beach day tours
  •    Archaeological museum

About Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is ideal for travellers who love music or dance and an intensely old town Latin vibe. Cuba’s second-largest city is quite different to Havana. Apart from the intimate traditional music venues, other things worth checking out in Santiago are the impressive fortress at the entrance to the bay, and the cemetery where many famous Cubans have been laid to rest (including Jose Marti, Company Segundo, and even Fidel Castro himself). Santiago is Cuba’s hottest city in more ways than one.

Activities in Santiago de Cuba:

  • Historical Museums
  • La Gran Piedra Mountain
  • El Morro Castle 
  • Dance and Music instrument lessons
  • Entry to music houses 
  • Virgen del Cobre church
  • Siboney beach
  • Specialised Day Tours (including a specialist guide, entry fees, transport)
  • Sierra Maestra treks

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