Trip Type : Group Tour
Cuba People-to-People Multisport Tour tour

Cuba People-to-People Multisport Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
97%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 7,798 $ 975 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Legally travel to Cuba on this special People-to-People Multisport Trip—the very first trip of its kind!
  • Explore Matanzas on foot, discovering caves and white-sand beaches, and meeting farmers and some of Cuba's famous artisans
  • Pedal alongside members of Cuba's National Cycling club through beautiful natural areas, rural villages and captivating colonial towns
  • Bike and hike the Viñales Valley, tobacco farm capital and World Heritage site, beloved for its geologically unique landscape dotted with mogotes
  • Be enchanted by the vibrant history, beautiful architecture and seductive vibe of Havana

Short Description

Vintage cars, colonial towns, coffee plantations and Caribbean sun. All set to an infectious rumba beat. Savor the culture and romance of Cuba on unforgettable hikes and remarkable rides, side-by-side with the locals. Think you can do this with anyone else? No one does multisport like Backroads. And nobody but Backroads does it in Cuba.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Miami
End City Florida

Trip Includes

  • All lodgings
  • On Inn Trips, all breakfasts, most lunches, including our trademark grand picnics and all dinners except for one, when you'll have the opportunity to sample local fare on your own
  • On Camping Trips, all meals
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants on Inn Trips
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multisport trips use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Backroads water bottle
  • Not included: airfare, alcoholic beverages (Backroads provides wine at select events), gratuities for Trip Leaders and personal expenses

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Uncover architectural treasures in Matanzas, Hike through a subterranean wonderland of limestone formations with an expert speleologist  Follow the lead of expert dancers and learn to salsa, Enjoy the chance to prepare typical Cuban appetizers with a family at a community project.

Day 3

Trace the deep roots of Cuban baseball to the nation's first stadium and perhaps meet a few players, Learn about Cuba's coffee industry at Cafetal Buenavista, a restored French coffee plantation, Keep an eye out for the elusive tocororo while hiking in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve Artists welcome us to Las Terrazas, a sustainable eco-village within the reserve.

Day 4

Bike through Viñales National Park amid some of the most striking scenery in the country,  highlighted by dramatic domed hills, or mogotes Meet a family at a prize-winning farm  Hike to a tobacco farm and learn how the leaves are rolled into cigars.

Day 5

Ride with members of the Cuban National Cycling Club  Join an award-winning journalist who has lived in Cuba for over 20 years for an informative Q&A session, Taste the day's fresh catch over lunch with a local fisherman and his family, Discuss art and its influence with José Fuster, dubbed Picasso of the Caribbean.

Days 6-8

Bike from the upscale neighborhood of Miramar to the famous Plaza de la Revolución  Explore vibrant Habana Vieja and witness the city's preservation efforts firsthand  Visit some of Ernest Hemingway's old haunts  Discover the famed Malecón, Hotel Nacional and other iconic sites, A performance by the talented young Habana Compás dance group adds a special flourish to our unforgettable week in Cuba.

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

Meliá Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

Varadero (2 nights)

An all-inclusive resort offering a multitude of amenities and a waterfront location. (pool, spa, tennis)

 

Hotel Moka

Las Terrazas (2 nights)

A unique hotel designed to blend with the forested surroundings of the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. (pool, tennis)

 

Meliá Habana

Havana (3 nights)

One of Havana's top hotels with modern amenities and sweeping views. (pool, tennis)

Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the chart below. Transfers to another trip or to a holding account for a future trip are only allowed before final payment, after which time our cancellation policy applies. If the trip costs more than your original trip, you must pay the difference. Transfer policy does not apply to Private or Custom Trips. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. Private rooms and staterooms, bike rentals and internal air charges are considered part of the total trip cost and are subject to cancellation fees. Percentage charges are calculated on total trip cost.

CANCELLATION FEES (PER PERSON)

DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP START

SCHEDULED TRIPS

SPECIAL DEPARTURES*

PRIVATE TRIPS

CUSTOM TRIPS

156+ days

$200**

$200**

$600

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126-155

$200**

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30%

30%

96-125 days

$200**

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50%

61-95 days

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75%

75%

31-60 days

60%

75%

100%

100%

0-30 days

100%

100%

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DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMS (PER PERSON)

156+ days

$600

$600

$600

Varies

155 days

$600

Final payment

Final payment

Final payment

125 days

$600

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Trip ID#:

CubPeoBac

Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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