Canchánchara to Cucurucho  

Although this tour is specially designed to meet US legal travel requirements, travelers from all other countries seeking a fun and unique cultural experience are welcome to join!

Tour Description:

Canchánchara and cucurucho are fun to say, but even better to savor!  Both are delicious regional specialties, the former is a “healthy” drink made of lime, honey, and rum served in clay cups popular in Trinidad, the latter a Baracoan sweet made of coconut and wrapped in banana leaves.  This tour journeys from the west to the east of the island where you will visit cultural and historic sites and meet artists and musicians. In addition, you will experience the diversity of Cuba through food and drink. Many people are pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of food available in Cuba (even for vegetarians!), and now that the government has legalized privately owned restaurants, Cuba’s culinary status is on the rise!  From the cosmopolitan cuisine in Havana, to the creole flavors of Baracoa, learn how the region’s history, geography, and industry reflect on the local cuisine. 

Questions? Visit our FAQ pages: US travelers FAQ here, Non-US travelers FAQ here

Itinerary Summary:

Notes: Due to domestic flight availability, tour may run in reverse. Travel times shown are inclusive of stops. Travel times may vary.

Day 1: Arrival in Havana

Day 2: Cienfuegos via Bay of Pigs (Travel time 5 hours)

Day 3-5: Trinidad via Santa Clara (Travel time 4 hours)

Day 6-7: Camaguey (Travel time 6 hours)

Day 8-9: Santiago de Cuba (Travel time 7 hours)

Day 10-12: Baracoa (Travel time 6 hours)

Day 13-14: Havana (Travel time 4 hours--Flight 1.5 hours)

Day 15: Departure Day

NEXT AVAIL DEPARTURES: Mar 20 (2 places), Apr 8, Apr 24

Detailed Itinerary:

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Group size:

12 travelers maximum

Price:

Prices start at US$2350 per person. Optional Single Supplement US$500. 

We welcome solo travelers! You don't pay a single supplement unless you want to guarantee your own room.  Read more about the read more about the single supplement

We require a US$400 per person non-refundable deposit to reserve your place on the tour. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the tour departs.

What is included:

  • 14 nights accommodation in privately owned comfort class Bed & Breakfasts (casa particulares), double occupancy
  • Private local Cuban guide throughout
  • Private transportation in air conditioned bus
  • Domestic Flight
  • Airport arrival transfer
  • All activities 
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Gratuities for included activities
  • Full itinerary of meaningful activities required to comply with general license for People to People travel OFAC 515.565(b)

What is not included:

  • International flights (tour starts and ends in Havana)
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Meals: 4 Lunch, 7 Dinners
  • Departure transfer 
  • Cuban Tourist Visa (aka Tourist Card)-- Read more HERE
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities for guide and optional activities

Budget for Additional Costs:

Spending money for meals, souvenirs, additional gratuities: US$500-700

Medical Insurance (Required by Cuban Government): US$60-105 Note: Insurance is included in airfare for charter flights from the U.S. 

Roundtrip flights from Cancun to Havana: US$300-450

Roundtrip charter flights from Miami to Havana (including visa & medical insurance): US$450-550

Travel insurance: Price Varies.  We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances that cause you to cancel or delay your trip.  We do not sell travel insurance but you can shop for insurance policies online at www.insuremytrip.com

Tour Dates:

Click below to see tour dates and availability. Additional dates may be available on request

Tour requires a minimum of 3 passengers to depart. Please do not book international flights until the tour is guaranteed.

NEXT AVAIL DEPARTURES: Mar 20 (2 places), Apr 8, Apr 24