Cuba Tours

An enchanting and cultural island stuck in time, Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands with a tropical year-round climate! From the unspoiled mountain landscapes to the picturesque Caribbean coastline - Cuba is a melting pot for natural beauty, colorful architecture, historic revolutions, and welcoming locals! Get set to coast through Havana in an old school convertible, discover the famed tobacco fields of Viñales valley and explore pristine coastline covered in white-sandy beaches. Stay in the comfort of 5 & 4-star accommodation and travel with local guides for a true taste of Central America. Go beyond the well-worn path in Cuba with Travel Talk Tours.
An enchanting and cultural island stuck in time, Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands with a tropical year-round climate! From the unspoiled mountain landscapes to the picturesque Caribbean coastline - Cuba is a melting pot for natural beauty, colorful architecture, historic revolutions, and welcoming locals!

Our Cuba Trips

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Highlights of Cuba

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Best of Cuba

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$1759

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Ultimate Cuba

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Cuba Accommodation

Please find below the Casa Particulars used on our Cuba trips.

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Camaguey
Local Accommodation

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Santiago De Cuba
Local Accommodation

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Santa Clara
Local Accommodation

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Trinidad
Local Accommodation

CASA PARTICULAR CIENFUEGOS PUNTA GORDA
Cienfuegos
Local Accommodation

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Havana
Local Accommodation

CASA PARTICULAR VILLA MARILYN
Vinales
Local Accommodation

HOTEL BRISAS SANTA LUCIA
Santa Lucia
3 Star

HOTEL VILLA SANTO DOMINGO
Santo Domingo
Lodge

Cuba Sights Map

Cuba Travel Guide

Located in the Caribbean, travellers can expect balmy, tropical temperatures all year round in Cuba. The best time to visit for dry weather and blue skies is between November and April with daytime temperatures of 26-31°C. May to November is considered the wet season in Cuba with June to October experiencing the highest levels of rainfall. However, showers tend to be short and sharp, so you can still expect plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine no matter what time of year you visit. If you're looking to visit without the tourist crowd, then May and June or September and October are ideal.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates for Cuba and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO), please click here.
Most travellers require a tourist card (visa) to enter Cuba, which must be obtained prior to travelling through travel agents or the Cuban Embassy. Travel Talk strongly recommends travellers to obtain a tourist card, where applicable, before arriving in Cuba. Please visit your national Government's Official Foreign Travel Advice website for further information on entry requirements to Cuba. This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
Cuban culture has undergone a major transformation since the revolution and wars for independence. Due to the Cuba's rigid communist history, the development of the country is behind neighbouring nations. While conveniences such as Wi-Fi are now available, they are not widespread as is typical of most Western countries. The nation's rich culture which is largely an amalgamation of African and Spanish influences with the most well-known traditions, cultures and festivals encompassing around music and dance. As the birthplace of classic dance styles like the Bolero, Mambo and Cha Cha, the country boasts an impressive ‘sway’.
Cuban cuisine – popularly known as comida criollla – has improved immensely since new privatization laws, passed in 2011, inspired a plethora of pioneering restaurants to take root, particularly in Havana. Cuban meals are characterized by congrí (rice with black beans), meat, fried plantains (green bananas), salad (limited to seasonal ingredients) and root vegetables. If you like rum, you'll be well suited to Cuba! The national drink is available everywhere and is generally the most inexpensive alcohol available. Havana Club reigns supreme as the most widely available rum brand.
Shopping in Cuba is all about cigars, rum, world-class art and unique handicrafts. Old Havana is considered the hive of all shopping activity and is the perfect place to pick up some local souvenirs including unique jewellery, leather shoes, and hand-crafted goods. With credit cards rarely accepted across Cuba, it's important to remember cash is king!
The Cuban calendar has no shortage of colourful festivals, offering travellers a unique opportunity to get up and personal with the nations people, culture and music;
  • Havana International Jazz Festival: Music has long formed a cultural bridge in Cuba and The Havana Jazz Festival is one of nations most well-known music events. It sees world-renowned musicians perform in venues across historic Havana and the streets fill with locals and travellers eager to feel the rumba rhythms. Typically held in January every year, this is one vibrant festival not to be missed!
  • Santiago de Cuba Carnival: The carnival of Santiago de Cuba is the largest and most traditional carnival in all of Cuba. Its an explosion of colour, contagious drum rhythms, and dance. It is also a time for Cubans to re-gather themselves and remember their history, community, and culture. The festival is often punctuated by the Cuban national holiday of July 26th and is held in the second biggest city, Santiago.
  • Cuba Tours - FAQ

    Visitors to Cuba must obtain a visa or a tourist card from one of the Cuban consulates or authorized travel agents unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. Visitors from many countries are expected to hold a valid passport for at least two months from the date of arrival. Information on Cuban visas for tourists please visit: https://e-visa.ie/cuba Please note that, it is the responsibility of the individuals to check the visa regulations before travel, as entry requirements can change at any time. Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements.
    Most cell phones work in Cuba, but not all of them, even if you are from the US. Note that the details of the Cuban / US cell phone service are still evolving and changing frequently. If you wish to use your cell phone while in Cuba, make sure that global roaming is enabled at your mobile operator before leaving home.
    Internet access is limited in Cuba, but it is developing rapidly. The internet card allows you to have Internet access at public Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuba. You can buy an internet card from any of Cuba's ETECSA offices, some hotels and resorts also sell it.
    Cuban Currency. There are 2 Cuban currencies: the Cuban Peso Nacional (CUP) and the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6$ Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35$ Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2$ Cappuccino (regular) 1.49$ Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.37$ Cappuccino (regular) 1.49$
    The climate in Cuba is tropical, dry and a relatively cool season, with an average year-round temperature of around 26 ° C and plenty of sunlight. Cuba has two different seasons: rainy (May-October) and dry (November-April). The dry season is characterized by constant sunny and temperate weather with daytime temperatures averaging between 75 ° and 80 ° F (24 ° -27 ° C). The best time to visit Cuba is from the end of the year through December to the start of the rainy season, which tends to start anytime between April, May and June.
    ATMs are often found in large cities in Cuba. Make sure you have enough money before leaving for urban areas.
    As general rule, you should avoid tap water and best to stay with bottled water in Cuba. You can refill a reusable water bottle, which is a great alternative to disposable plastic water bottles
    Tipping is not a compulsory or even customary thing, but leaving a 10 to 15 percent is highly appreciated, as tipping is an expression of appreciation for good service.
    • January 1 – 2 Triumph of the Revolution and Victory Day. • January 28 – José Martí's birthday. • February Cigar Festival. • May 1 – Labor Day. • Last week of July – Carnaval in Santiago de Cuba. • July 26 – National Revolution Day. • September 8 –Virgen de Cobre Feast Day.

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    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Best Time To Visit
    Located in the Caribbean, travellers can expect balmy, tropical temperatures all year round in Cuba. The best time to visit for dry weather and blue skies is between November and April with daytime temperatures of 26-31°C. May to November is considered the wet season in Cuba with June to October experiencing the highest levels of rainfall. However, showers tend to be short and sharp, so you can still expect plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine no matter what time of year you visit. If you're looking to visit without the tourist crowd, then May and June or September and October are ideal.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Travel Advice
    We closely monitor the latest travel updates for Cuba and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO), please click here.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Visas
    Most travellers require a tourist card (visa) to enter Cuba, which must be obtained prior to travelling through travel agents or the Cuban Embassy. Travel Talk strongly recommends travellers to obtain a tourist card, where applicable, before arriving in Cuba. Please visit your national Government's Official Foreign Travel Advice website for further information on entry requirements to Cuba. This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Culture
    Cuban culture has undergone a major transformation since the revolution and wars for independence. Due to the Cuba's rigid communist history, the development of the country is behind neighbouring nations. While conveniences such as Wi-Fi are now available, they are not widespread as is typical of most Western countries. The nation's rich culture which is largely an amalgamation of African and Spanish influences with the most well-known traditions, cultures and festivals encompassing around music and dance. As the birthplace of classic dance styles like the Bolero, Mambo and Cha Cha, the country boasts an impressive ‘sway’.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Eating & Drinking
    Cuban cuisine – popularly known as comida criollla – has improved immensely since new privatization laws, passed in 2011, inspired a plethora of pioneering restaurants to take root, particularly in Havana. Cuban meals are characterized by congrí (rice with black beans), meat, fried plantains (green bananas), salad (limited to seasonal ingredients) and root vegetables. If you like rum, you'll be well suited to Cuba! The national drink is available everywhere and is generally the most inexpensive alcohol available. Havana Club reigns supreme as the most widely available rum brand.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Shopping
    Shopping in Cuba is all about cigars, rum, world-class art and unique handicrafts. Old Havana is considered the hive of all shopping activity and is the perfect place to pick up some local souvenirs including unique jewellery, leather shoes, and hand-crafted goods. With credit cards rarely accepted across Cuba, it's important to remember cash is king!
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Festival & Events
    The Cuban calendar has no shortage of colourful festivals, offering travellers a unique opportunity to get up and personal with the nations people, culture and music;
  • Havana International Jazz Festival: Music has long formed a cultural bridge in Cuba and The Havana Jazz Festival is one of nations most well-known music events. It sees world-renowned musicians perform in venues across historic Havana and the streets fill with locals and travellers eager to feel the rumba rhythms. Typically held in January every year, this is one vibrant festival not to be missed!
  • Santiago de Cuba Carnival: The carnival of Santiago de Cuba is the largest and most traditional carnival in all of Cuba. Its an explosion of colour, contagious drum rhythms, and dance. It is also a time for Cubans to re-gather themselves and remember their history, community, and culture. The festival is often punctuated by the Cuban national holiday of July 26th and is held in the second biggest city, Santiago.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    Havana
    Havana is the Cuba’s capital city. its 16th-century Old Havana core includes the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a fort and maritime museum.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Vinales
    Viñales is a town in western Cuba. Its main street is lined with colorful colonial-era wooden houses, including the Municipal Museum.
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    Cienfuegos
    Cienfuegos is a city on Bahía de Cienfuegos, a bay on Cuba’s south coast. It's known for its colonial-era buildings.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Trinidad
    Trinidad is a town in central Cuba, known for its colonial old town and cobblestone streets. Its neo-baroque main square, Plaza Mayor.
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    Santa Clara
    It’s known for its revolutionary landmarks. The Che Guevara Mausoleum is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters.
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    Varadero
    Varadero, covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula, is a popular beach resort town. Along its 20km of Atlantic Ocean coastline
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    Remedios
    Also known as San Juan de los Remedios, city and municipality located 5 km from the northern coast of Cuba, in the center island.
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    Cayo Santa Maria
    Cayo Santa María is a small island off Cuba’s northern coast. It's known for its beaches and water sports and Playa Las Gaviotas beach.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Camaguey
    Camagüey is a city and municipality in central Cuba and is the nation's third-largest city with more than 321,000 inhabitants.
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    Bayamo
    Bayamo is the capital city of the Granma Province of Cuba and one of the largest cities in the Oriente region.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Sierra Maestra
    Sierra Maestra is a mountain range that runs westward across the south of the old Oriente in southeast Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Santo Domingo
    Santo Domingo lies amidst the forested Sierra Maestra in eastern Cuba. The setting with tall mountains, lush forests, and streams
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Santiago de Cuba
    Santiago de Cuba is the capital of Cuba's southeastern Santiago de Cuba Province, facing a bay off the Caribbean Sea.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Playa Santa Lucia
    On the northern coast of Camagüey. It’s an intimate beach destination. This place has 21 km of wide, white and golden sandy beaches
    ACCOMMODATION
    Camaguey
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    Santiago De Cuba
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    Santa Clara
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    Trinidad
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    Cienfuegos
    CASA PARTICULAR CIENFUEGOS PUNTA GORDA
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    Havana
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    Vinales
    CASA PARTICULAR VILLA MARILYN
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    Santa Lucia
    HOTEL BRISAS SANTA LUCIA
    3 Star
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    Santo Domingo
    HOTEL VILLA SANTO DOMINGO
    Star
    F.A.Q.
    Do I need a visa to enter Cuba?
    Visitors to Cuba must obtain a visa or a tourist card from one of the Cuban consulates or authorized travel agents unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. Visitors from many countries are expected to hold a valid passport for at least two months from the date of arrival. Information on Cuban visas for tourists please visit: https://e-visa.ie/cuba Please note that, it is the responsibility of the individuals to check the visa regulations before travel, as entry requirements can change at any time. Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements.
    F.A.Q.
    Can I use my mobile while in Cuba?
    Most cell phones work in Cuba, but not all of them, even if you are from the US. Note that the details of the Cuban / US cell phone service are still evolving and changing frequently. If you wish to use your cell phone while in Cuba, make sure that global roaming is enabled at your mobile operator before leaving home.
    F.A.Q.
    What is the internet access like in Cuba?
    Internet access is limited in Cuba, but it is developing rapidly. The internet card allows you to have Internet access at public Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuba. You can buy an internet card from any of Cuba's ETECSA offices, some hotels and resorts also sell it.
    F.A.Q.
    How much does it cost for a…?
    Cuban Currency. There are 2 Cuban currencies: the Cuban Peso Nacional (CUP) and the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6$ Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35$ Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2$ Cappuccino (regular) 1.49$ Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.37$ Cappuccino (regular) 1.49$
    F.A.Q.
    What is the weather like in Cuba all year round?
    The climate in Cuba is tropical, dry and a relatively cool season, with an average year-round temperature of around 26 ° C and plenty of sunlight. Cuba has two different seasons: rainy (May-October) and dry (November-April). The dry season is characterized by constant sunny and temperate weather with daytime temperatures averaging between 75 ° and 80 ° F (24 ° -27 ° C). The best time to visit Cuba is from the end of the year through December to the start of the rainy season, which tends to start anytime between April, May and June.
    F.A.Q.
    What is ATM access like in Cuba?
    ATMs are often found in large cities in Cuba. Make sure you have enough money before leaving for urban areas.
    F.A.Q.
    Can I drink tap water in Cuba?
    As general rule, you should avoid tap water and best to stay with bottled water in Cuba. You can refill a reusable water bottle, which is a great alternative to disposable plastic water bottles
    F.A.Q.
    Is tipping required in Cuba?
    Tipping is not a compulsory or even customary thing, but leaving a 10 to 15 percent is highly appreciated, as tipping is an expression of appreciation for good service.
    F.A.Q.
    What are the public holidays in Cuba?
    • January 1 – 2 Triumph of the Revolution and Victory Day. • January 28 – José Martí's birthday. • February Cigar Festival. • May 1 – Labor Day. • Last week of July – Carnaval in Santiago de Cuba. • July 26 – National Revolution Day. • September 8 –Virgen de Cobre Feast Day.
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