Join Cuban Pioneers for our classic annual trip for the Cuban celebration of May International Workers’ day, by far the biggest celebration in Cuba, and something somewhere in between a Soviet-era parade and a classic Latin American carnival.
Our trip starts in Old Havana, before we go off to the Bay of Pigs, the mausoleum of “Che”, where we not only see his final resting place, but the legendary train that he derailed in the final battle of the Cuban Revolution, before visiting Trinidad, after which we return to Havana for the highlight of the trip – May Day. For those of you that have seen May Day in the DPRK this is something completely different! The whole of Havana (and Cuba) take the day off to dance through the streets with their work parties listening to Latin-themed revolutionary music extolling the greatness of Fidel, Che, and Chavez, whilst the ruling Communist Party elite look down at us from the balcony (last year we got some great pictures of Raul). This is the time to be in Cuba, and a truly amazing once in a lifetime experience.
For those familiar with YPT’s DPRK tours, we stick with the revolutionary theme of these, but also incorporate the much more relaxed environment that Cuba offers us by giving ample time for free exploration as well as providing a great chance to party the night away as much as you wish.
The tour is accompanied by Cuban Pioneers’ local Cuban guide, as well as a western guide, and our very own bus that will accompany us for the duration of the journey, meaning lots of flexibility and chances to get very off the beaten Cuba track.
As with all tours we can offer excellent discounts for YPT members, old customers, and group bookings.
Nothing stays the same forever, and Cuba is changing rapidly day by day, so see it with Cuban Pioneers now!
And if that is not enough for you, Cuban Pioneers have an exclusive two-day extension which fits perfectly for those joining us in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Numbers will be strictly limited as we will be visiting en route some locations not normally open to tourists, including the Soviet Internationalist Memorial and Mausoleum. We will head to the western part of Cuba, where we stay in the famous town of Viñales in its beautiful mountain setting, with nearby secluded beaches, and a visit to a tobacco plantation where we discover the secrets of the world’s best cigars.
Extension: Cuba May Worker’s Day Extension Tour