Discover Cuba on our well-loved people-to-people cultural journey in partnership with International Expeditions. Explore beautiful geography as we travel a large, circular route through rural regions, before spending time in Havana. We are fortunate to spend time with Cuban ornithologists, biologists, teachers, dancers, artists, and more.
Explore the historic sections of Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Havana and the countryside. Study the Vinales Valley, Zapata wetlands, Bay of Pigs and Sierra de Escambray. Meet local Cubans in villages. Learn how Cubans see their future, as well as how they regard their past.
Explore a beautiful selection of habitats, from mangroves that support 28 endemic birds plus a number of regional Caribbean specialties, to tropical and montane forests. This people-to-people tour is conducted with our permitted partner, International Expeditions.
Important Travel Information
International Expeditions, Inc.'s itinerary follows the guidelines set 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 meet with the people of Cuba in an authentic way — through their eyes.
- Learn from local biologists about parks and Cayo Coco's pristine wetlands and reefs, looking for the island’s 158 species, while gazing out across stunning aquamarine-colored water
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, and mingle with local musicians and artisans
- Go off-road into Topes de Collantes National Park with a Cuban naturalist, looking for Western Stripe-headed Tanager, Red-legged Thrush, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Bullfinch, and West Indian Woodpecker
- Search for the diminutive Bee Hummingbird with a local farmer near the Bay of Pigs
- See Cuba’s exciting Korimakao Project, where Cuba’s finest dancers, musicians, and artists live and practice
- Stop at Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia, which is preserved just as he left it in 1960
- Drive the fascinating Vinales Valley before stopping for lunch on an organic farm with a local family
- Stroll the rich orchid gardens of Soroa with the University of Pinar del Rio's staff, also a birding hotspot
- Take a full day to explore Havana
Photo credits: Banner: Cuban Rural Scenic by Peg Abbott; Cuban Green Woodpecker by Bud Ferguson; Building Face, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Organic Farm in the Vinales Valley, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Cuban Parrot by Greg Smith; Antique Car, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Vinales Street, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Cuban Emerald by Jonathan Sequira; Cuban Rural Scene by Peg Abbott.