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.
51 Things to Do in Cuba
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.
4 hrsFrom $96
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.
3 hrsFrom $67
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.
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.
3 hrsFrom $26
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.
12 hrsFrom $135
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.
10 hrsFrom $80
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.
3 hrsFrom $63
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.
3 hrsFrom $62
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.
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.
12 hrsFrom $79
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