Tours and Activities in Cuba

Anywhere Cuba can't offer specific tours and activities, but we can recommend some popular activities for visitors. Guided bird watching tours are a must while you’re in Cuba – the island is home to unusual birds that do not exist anywhere else in the world. Horseback riding is an idyllic way to see beaches at Varadero and Cayo Largo del Sur. You should make time to see the wonders of the landscape in Sierra de los Órganos and Sierra Maestra. Tours of tobacco factories and rum distilleries will provide some interesting insight into what you might want to bring home as a souvenir.

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51 Things to Do in Cuba

Morro and El Cobre Tour, Cuba
Morro and El Cobre TourSantiago

Visit a historical town and fortress on this tour full of cultural importance along with stunning views.

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Guided Tours
Historic
Museum
El Nicho Tour, Cuba
El Nicho TourCienfuegos

Up in the mountains of Cienfuegos you will experience a fairy tail like atmosphere at the El Nicho Waterfalls.

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Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Manaca Iznaga Valley Tour, Cuba
Manaca Iznaga Valley TourTrinidad

This tour takes you to Valle de los Ingenios, which is also known as the Valley of the Sugar Mills. In this area you’ll learn about Cuba’s sugar industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Guided Tours
Train
Walking
Gran Piedra Hiking Tour, Cuba
Gran Piedra Hiking TourSantiago

Ascend into the nature that surrounds Santiago. This tour will take you to amazing views, engulf you in breathtaking flowers and teach you about the history.

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Hiking
Varadero City, Catamaran Ride, and Snorkeling Tour , Cuba
Varadero City, Catamaran Ride, and Snorkeling Tour Varadero

Your tour begins with a pickup at your hotel or casa particular to the beach. Then, you’ll depart on a catamaran boat ride across the clear, turquoise waters. Eventually, you’ll stop to do a bit of snorkeling — there’s no reef here, but if you bring bread you may get to see some friendly fish.

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Catamaran Tour
Snorkeling
Valle del Cubano and Waterfall, Cuba
Valle del Cubano and WaterfallTrinidad

This tour through El Cubano Natural Park will introduce you to the landscape just outside of Trinidad. You’ll have a professional guide on your walk who can give you information about the ecology of the area.

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Hiking
Visit to the Museum of Rum, Cuba
Visit to the Museum of RumHavana

Visit Museo del Ron with a professional guide. This tour culminates with a tasting of Havana Club, which is one of Cuba’s most well known rums, and it is ideal for making classic Cuban cocktails like mojitos and daiquiris.

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City Tour
Guided Tours
Museum
Walking
Varadero City Tour and Saturn Caves, Cuba
Varadero City Tour and Saturn CavesVaradero

See some of the cultural and natural wonders of Cuba’s Havana region on this tour. It begins with a visit to an underground pool and an impressive historic mansion.

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Cave Exploration
City Tour
Guided Tours
People and Society, Cuba
People and SocietyHavana

This guided tour takes you to places where you can see the art as well as the everyday lives of Cuban people. You can talk to locals during the tour, and get a good look at everyday life on the island.

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City Tour
Cultural
Walking
Convertible Classic Car City Tour + Colonial Walking Tour, Cuba
Convertible Classic Car City Tour + Colonial Walking TourHavana

Join your guide for an unforgettable city tour in a classic convertible car. On the tour you will get a seaside view along the boardwalk called El Malecón. This tour also covers the most interesting parts of the both the old and new sections of the city.

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City Tour
Historic
Walking
Trinidad City Tour, Cuba
Trinidad City TourTrinidad

Step back in time on this tour of Trinidad, Cuba’s third-oldest city. The Cuban government has invested heavily in the conservation of this area, and you can see architecture that dates back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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City Tour
Guided Tours
Walking
Guama and Playa Giron Day Trip, Cuba
Guama and Playa Giron Day TripMatanzas

On this tour you’ll get to see the marshy ecosystem of La Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, which protects the largest wetland in the Caribbean. This tour comes with a professional guide and transportation in an air-conditioned car.

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Beach Trip
Museum
Cigar Tour and Viñales Valley Hike, Cuba
Cigar Tour and Viñales Valley HikeViñales

Take this tour to see one of the prettiest landscapes in Cuba. This is an all-day tour of the Viñales Valley that departs at 8:00 AM. First, you’ll stop at Barrigonas Ranch for a bite to eat. Barrigonas is a tobacco ranch, where you’ll see shining fields of Viñales’ most famous crop. Tobacco grown here goes into some of the world’s best cigars.

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Cigar Tour
City Tour
Guided Tours

10 hrs

From $80
Diving at Coral Beach, Cuba
Diving at Coral BeachVaradero

Coral Beach is one of the most popular places for diving near Varadero. After swimming a bit from the beach, you’ll reach a biodiverse area with impressive schools of fish near the coral.

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Guided Tours
Scuba Diving
Topes de Collantes Natural Park Tour, Cuba
Topes de Collantes Natural Park TourTrinidad

Topes de Collantes Natural Park will bring you into the Escambray Mountains. Visitors come here to look for endemic species of animals, as well as to admire the park’s canyons, waterfalls, rivers, and caves.

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Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Havana's Fascinating Architecture, Cuba
Havana's Fascinating ArchitectureHavana

Since the Spanish came to Cuba in the 16th century there have been a series of architectural styles that took root in Cuba. This tour around the city will take you to iconic landmarks in Old Havana as well as the more modern neighborhoods. Along the way you’ll see incredible examples of art deco as well as neoclassical architecture.

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Architecture
City Tour
Historic
History and Culture, Cuba
History and CultureHavana

This 3-hour tour will take you to one of the museums that helped make Havana such a lauded destination for art and culture. You’ll have a specialized tour guide to make it easy for you to learn as much as possible about your destination.

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City Tour
Historic
Museum
Walking
On the trail of Hemingway in Cuba, Cuba
On the trail of Hemingway in CubaHavana

Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba during the 1950s, and this country’s scenery and culture served as his muse. On this tour you’ll get to see Hemingway's home, areas that inspired his writing, and a few of his favorite bars.

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Guided Tours
Historic
Museum
Dancing in Havana, Cuba
Dancing in HavanaHavana

Cuban music is guaranteed to make you want to dance. In this class you’ll learn how – the instructors teach salsa and Cuban folk dances.

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Dance Lessons
Guided Tours
Soroa and Las Terrazas Expedition, Cuba
Soroa and Las Terrazas ExpeditionViñales

This tour takes place in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of the Sierra del Rosario. Biosphere Reserve is one of Cuba’s oldest reserves, and the site of several fascinating projects that aim to conserve the country’s incredible ecology.

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Hiking
Zip Lines

12 hrs

From $79




Cuba has incredible reefs near the coast. You can scuba dive near coral reefs swarming with fish, or check out rare black coral at María La Gorda. The beaches on the islands of Cayo Coco and Cayo Largo del Sur are also good places for scuba diving. Jardines de la Reina is one of the healthiest coral reefs in the world, and it grows off the coast of eastern Cuba.While you’re near the coast, you can sign up for a boating trip, or a fishing trip. The fishing is excellent near Varadero, as well as along the beaches of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.

Hiking in the national parks will take you to Cuba’s highest mountain peaks and most incredible valleys. Climb to the top of Cuba’s highest mountain at Pico Turquino National Park, and go to Viñales Valley to see the impressive rock formations that make the landscape look almost surreal. Go inland to see the pine forests of Holguín and Pinares de Mayarí.

Horseback riding is one of the most interesting ways to see the beaches. You can go on horseback riding tours on the beaches of Varadero, Granma, and Guardalavaca.

Cuba’s white sand beaches are perfect for swimming, boating, and snorkeling. The beaches at Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo have reputations as some of the most beautiful. State-owned resorts occupy the most gorgeous stretches of coast. Inland, the lush valleys make for scenic hiking, bird watching, and even rock climbing. Viñales National Park and Pico Turquino National Park have some of the most interesting hikes in the country. For snorkeling check out the beaches of María La Gorda.Urban Cuba offers a very different type of adventure. Cuba’s cloistered history has kept Havana and Santiago de Cuba largely unchanged for many years, and this lends an authentic feeling to the colorful and culturally significant cities, birthplaces of some of the most influential Latin music and dance. Many famous musicians and poets have come from Havana and Santiago, and after exploring their streets – seemingly trapped in history – and meeting their friendly people, you may understand why.

Havana is famous for its nightclubs and dance halls. No matter what city you end up in, you’re going to hear fabulous live music, maybe in a smoky venue or during an impromptu performance on the street.

The Anywhere Travel team is here to make you feel comfortable with whatever activity you want to try. Travel is much more rewarding when you combine relaxation with trying new things, and our professional guides are happy to introduce you to new activities. We encourage you to try any tour or activity that piques your interest.If there is an activity – like whitewater rafting – that caters to different abilities, we will make that clear in the description of the activity. Most people don’t experience any difficulty with our kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, or hiking tours. Our staff is happy to adjust an activity to make you feel at ease. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any questions.

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