|A||Havana – Havana||7 nights, 8 days||$895|
|B||Havana – Viñales – Havana||9 nights, 10 days||$1190|
Note – Cuba tours are run by UK-based Cuban Pioneers, and are not associated in any way with Young Pioneer Tours.
Join Cuban Pioneers to celebrate with the Cuban people the quintessential person of the Cuban revolution, and symbol of revolutionary struggle around the world Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
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, as well as take part in the celebrations of his life, before visiting Trinidad, after which we return to Havana, where we not only take in iconic places such as the revolutionary museum, but also continue with our Che based theme by visiting the San Carlos de la Cabana, where Che held his office (and allegedly shot people sentenced to execution), but also his home in the city.
For those familiar with YPT’s DPRK tours, we stick with the revolutionary theme of these, but also incorporating 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 YPT’s local representative and Cuban guide Roger, as well as one western guide, and our very own bus that will stay with us for the duration of the journey, meaning lots of flexibility and chances to get very off the beaten Cuba track.
Northing stays the same forever, and Cuba is changing rapidly day by day, so see it with YPT now! As with all tours we can offer excellent discounts for YPT members, old customers, and group bookings.
- Visit Santa Clara and see the huge statue of Ernesto Che Guevara, beneath which is the mausoleum where his remains are buried, as well as seeing the museum that is dedicated to “Che” the most iconic of all revolutionary figures, where we even see the train that Che derailed during the revolution!
- We stop at a genuine tobacco farm to see the process of how farmers make the world’s most famous cigars, and for the adventurous try a little of the produce ourselves. This is a very uniquely Cuban experience
- Once reaching the Caribbean coast we travel along the picturesque Bay of Pigs past the site where the landing of counter-revolutionary exile militia occurred in 1961 and visit the museum here that recounts the events of this conflict which resulted in the first defeat of a US-backed takeover in Latin America. There are some beautiful places to stop for a swim along the way including a sinkhole which resembles a huge natural tropical fish tank, so make sure to pack your swim wear!