Explore Cuba on our popular people-to-people cultural adventure in partnership with International Expeditions. Travel through stunning geography as we make a wide loop through rural regions, ahead of time in Havana. Meet Cuban ornithologists, biologists, artists, dancers, teachers, and more.

Discover the countryside and historic sections of Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Havana. Explore the Zapata wetlands, Vinales Valley, Sierra de Escambray, and Bay of Pigs. Meet locals, their families, and friends in villages. Learn first-hand how Cubans looks to their future, and how they interpret their past.

Explore a wonderful variety of habitats, from tropical and montane forests to mangroves that support 28 endemic birds, plus a number of regional Caribbean specialties. This is a people-to-people program conducted with our permitted partner, International Expeditions.

Important Travel Information

International Expeditions, Inc. has prepared an itinerary that follows the guidelines set forth by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to engage, organize, and conduct people-to-people travel to Cuba. This is an opportunity to engage with the people of Cuba in the most authentic way possible — through the eyes of its people.

Tour Highlights

  • Meet with biologists to learn more about parks and the pristine reefs and wetlands of Cayo Coco, searching for the island’s 158 species, while surrounded by stunning turquoise water
  • Explore Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and mingle with local artisans and musicians
  • Off-road into Topes de Collantes National Park with a local naturalist in search of birds like Red-legged Thrush, Western Stripe-headed Tanager, Cuban Bullfinch, Cuban Trogon, and West Indian Woodpecker
  • Hike with a local farmer in search of the diminutive Bee Hummingbird near the Bay of Pigs
  • Learn about Cuba’s exciting Korimakao Project, home to Cuba’s finest musicians, dancers, and artists who travel around the country
  • Visit Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia, preserved to look as it did when he left in 1960
  • Drive through the scenic Vinales Valley before enjoying lunch with a local family on their organic farm
  • Walk the lush orchid gardens of Soroa with staff from the University of Pinar del Rio, also a birding hotspot.
  • Spend a full day exploring Old and New Havana

Photo credits: Banner: Havana Malecón by Peg Abbott; Great Lizard Cuckoo by Bud Ferguson; Havana, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Cuban Parrot by Greg Smith; Korimakao Project by Greg Smith; Cuban Pygmy Owl by Bud Ferguson; Antique Car, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Building in Trinidad by Greg Smith; West Indian Woodpecker by Lynn Feryus.