One Week in Cuba

8 Days | Go back in time on the streets of Cuba during this trip that takes you from Havana to Playa Larga, Trinidad and Vinales.

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
EUR 610 €
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

A fun, fast and colourful trip through Cuba takes you right to the beating heart of this fiercely independent nation. Cycle through the streets of rocking, retro Havana, swing through Playa Larga for a dip in the crystal-clear Caribbean, soak up the sunshine on the beaches of Trinidad and sip on Cuban cocktails with the locals in Vinales. From vintage cars to fragrant cigars and plenty of salsa in between – lose yourself in the rhythm of this emerging Caribbean hotspot.

Trip overview

Map of One Week In Cuba including Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba
18 to 29s
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Min 18 - Max 29
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Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Cycle through the culture-soaked streets of Old Havana and immerse yourself in the eclectic history of Cuba’s capital on a half-day walking tour of the city.
  • Venture to the village of Vinales, where the small-town charms are many. Spend your time smoking fat cigars with locals and exploring hidden caves in the mountains.
  • Learn the lingo with an informal lesson in the Spanish language. From Hola to Hasta Luego to the all-important phrases – like how to order a cerveza!
  • See why Trinidad is a favourite for many Intrepid adventurers. Wander the cobblestone streets alongside cowboys and farmers and clock the best-preserved colonial buildings in Cuba.
  • Sip on Cuba’s famous liquor on a visit to a local bar for a rum tasting – as far as the rum world is concerned, Cuba is home to some of the best out there!

Is this trip right for you?
  • The guesthouses (casas) we use are much nicer than your average Cuban dwelling and each room is unique. Regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water supply are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country – but we believe that this is all a part of the local experience. To help set your expectations correctly, please read the ‘Accommodation’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Luxuries such as air conditioning, plush pillows, and fly screens, are often scarce. Part of the experience here is learning to appreciate everyday Cuban resourcefulness.
  • You might have to save your status updates and photo posts for when you get home, as Internet is hard to find, unreliable and expensive. Treat Cuba as a holiday from social media too!
  • Cuba is different, and that's a big part of its allure. Things don't always go according to plan, and many things don't work the same way as back home. Patience and good humour will go a long way in this beautiful destination.
  • As this trip covers a lot of land, you'll be spending quite a bit of time travelling. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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1 lunch


Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi


Standard Guesthouse (Casa Particular) (7 nights)

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Havana - Leader-led walking tour of Old Havana
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Bay of Pigs - Coastal swim stop
  • Trinidad - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Trinidad - Rum Tasting in a Local Bar
  • Vinales - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Havana - Leader-led Bicycle Ride to Revolution Square
Add on activities
  • Havana - Museum of the Revolution (entrance fee) - EUR8
  • Havana - National Museum of Fine Arts (entrance fee) - EUR5
  • Trinidad - Cave Disco (entrance fee) - EUR14
  • Trinidad - Salsa Dance Lesson (1 hour) - EUR10
  • Trinidad - Afro-Cuban folklore show (entrance fee) from - EUR3
  • Trinidad - Musical Instrument Lesson (guitar, double bass, tres, percussion) per hour - EUR10
  • Trinidad - Trek to El Nicho Waterfall (entrance fee, guide and transport included) - EUR257
  • Vinales - Salsa Dance Lesson (per hour) - EUR10
  • Vinales - Live music venues (entrance fee) from - EUR2
  • Vinales - Farm-to-table dinner at an eco-friendly ranch - EUR13
  • Vinales - Vinales valley guided walking tour - EUR10
  • Vinales - Santo Tomas cave visit - EUR8
  • Havana - Jose Marti Memorial tower entrance fee - EUR3
  • Havana - Cigar Factory Tour (entrance fee and guide) - EUR12
  • Havana - Camera Obscura by Leonardo da Vinci (entrance fee and guide included) - EUR2
  • Havana - Tourist Bus Day Pass (Hotel Plaza Buro) - EUR10
  • Havana - Havana Murals & Mosaics: Community Projects Urban Adventure - EUR102
  • Havana - Classic American Car Tour Urban Adventure - EUR62
  • Havana - Havana Afro-Cuban Religion Urban Adventure - EUR29

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Important notes

1. This is an 18-29s departure.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Multishare typically includes triple and quad rooms. You may be required to share with group members of the opposite sex and couples or people travelling together may occasionally be separated due to rooming configurations.
4. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
5. Please advise bedding configuration requests to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel to aid guesthouse and rooming allocations, which are finalised 10 days prior to departure based on the configuration of each travelling party. You may request your confirmed guesthouse name and address inside 7 days of departure from your booking agent. Rest assured, the transfer driver will know the address of your assigned guesthouse.
6. A visa or tourist card, organised prior to arrival, is required for all nationalities visiting Cuba.
7. The Cuban government has declared that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers. Proof of insurance may be requested at Havana Airport by immigration officials.
8. We recommend travelling to Cuba via Canada, Europe, South or Central America. Please refer to the ‘Passports, visas and entry requirements’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.
9. We recommend you bring enough cash to last your whole time in Cuba. This is currently the best option and will provide you with the best value for money. Please see the ‘Money Matters’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.

Essential Trip Information

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5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Lucy · Traveled November 2022
Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone thinking of doing it. It was a really good length and we did something different everyday and I learnt a lot. It’s a trip you will never forget!
Review submitted 12 Dec 2022

Matthew · Traveled March 2020
Rum, cigars and some dodgy salsa moves! I’d highly recommend. This was an amazing trip that generated so many great memories in such a short amount of time. A big thank you to Yoanis our tour leader!
Review submitted 20 Mar 2020

Tia · Traveled December 2019
I would highly recommend One Week in Cuba. Our fantastic local leader, Yummet made the trip very authentic and enjoyable. Cuba has such a unique and interesting history and culture, it is a place like no other. It was a privilege to meet Cuban people after all they have been and continue to go through to fight for their independence. If you're trying to pick an Intrepid trip and can't choose, pick this one!
Review submitted 17 Feb 2020

Amelia · Traveled December 2019
This trip was fantastic. The scenery, the people, the food and all the rum made for such a memorable trip.
Review submitted 03 Jan 2020

Chris · Traveled December 2019
This was the best holiday I have ever had. An incredibly fun and active 8 days which was lead by the best of tour guides! As a group, we learned about the history and culture of Cuba, learned to Salsa Dance with the locals, Relaxed on a Carribean Beach, swam in a waterfall after a trek through the forest, snorkeled the coral reefs at the bay of pigs. We explored the amazing cities of Havana and Trinidad taking and relaxed at the beautiful town of Vinales where we smoked cigars, danced Salsa and drank Rum. Perfect Holiday!
Review submitted 19 Dec 2019
One Week in Cuba
EUR 610 €