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May Day Parade

Apr 30th - May 9th 2019
10 Days
1,197

At a glance
Havana Cienfuegos Trinidad Santa Clara Havana Vinales Havana

If there is one time of the year that can be the most interesting to visit Cuba, it would have to be for the May Day parade - the biggest and most colourful celebration of the year in Cuba. A fusion of Soviet-era politics and Latin American carnival that the whole country comes to a standstill for. There is an unbelievable party atmosphere on the streets and it's an incredible experience to hear Latin revolutionary music on the streets and the communist party elite presiding over the festivities and parade. 

The tour begins in Old Havana, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in all of the Americas. What you will see around you is a Cuban city that was once incredibly rich, as is still evident in its now faded art deco and internationally influenced design - none of which has lost its appeal. Many buildings are now being restored and a stroll around Havana when you arrive for the first day of your tour is a sensory overload. 

Cuban food sometimes gets a bad rap, and perhaps deservedly so if you remain inside the confines of a tourist resort in and around Havana without the insider knowledge of our guides and our commitment to show you only the best and most authentic, on all of our Cuba tours. So across the five cities you will visit in Cuba, expect handpicked local places that are off the tourist trail not just in terms of food, but nightlife too - with Trinidad specifically being fairly incredible. Cuba is, of course, the birthplace of the Mojito and you haven't really tried one unless it's been made with the world's best rum made with locally grown mint and raw cane sugar, while cooling off in the Caribbean sunshine with pastel colours bouncing off the walls 

With our own A/C tour bus for the duration of the tour, it means lots of flexibility and opportunities to get off the beaten track. For example, as part of our trip around the Bay of Pigs, close to the UNESCO city of Cienfuegos and where US-backed land invasion was attempted, there are a few beautiful swimming spots along the route that we can check out including a sinkhole that resembles a tropical fish tank! Visiting Santa Clara, you will see the giant statue of Che Guevara, sitting atop the mausoleum where he is buried. You will see a lot of unique places on our Cuba tour, that are again, off the well-worn tourist trail. If you are looking for a Cuban resort stay - our tours won't be that interesting for you. But, if you feel more comfortable seeing a secret bunker where the Soviet Union stored their nuclear weapons that precipitated the Cuban Missile Crisis followed by a freshly prepared lunch on a farm in Vinales with a tour group of like-minded travellers, this is most definitely up your street. 

Inclusive of

  • Accommodation: Every night of the tour.
  • Transport: To complete the itinerary.
  • Breakfasts: for each day of the tour, except the arrival day.
  • All lunches (excluding arrival and departure day)
  • Local English-speaking guide throughout.
  • Experienced, western Cuban Pioneer guide throughout.
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary

Exclusive of

  • International Flights
  • Visa (we will advise you depending on your passport and country of residence)
  • Insurance
  • All dinners
  • Drinks
  • Tips (we suggest about $8 in total per day for guides and drivers)
  • Optional activities, day-tours, and excursions
  • Excess baggage fees

Price

€1,197

Length

9 Nights,
10 Days

At a glance

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Cuba Tour with Viñales

May Day Parade

Apr 30th - May 9th 2019
10 Days
1,197

If there is one time of the year that can be the most interesting to visit Cuba, it would have to be for the May Day parade - the biggest and most colourful celebration of the year in Cuba. A fusion of Soviet-era politics and Latin American carnival that the whole country comes to a standstill for. There is an unbelievable party atmosphere on the streets and it's an incredible experience to hear Latin revolutionary music on the streets and the communist party elite presiding over the festivities and parade. 

The tour begins in Old Havana, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in all of the Americas. What you will see around you is a Cuban city that was once incredibly rich, as is still evident in its now faded art deco and internationally influenced design - none of which has lost its appeal. Many buildings are now being restored and a stroll around Havana when you arrive for the first day of your tour is a sensory overload. 

Cuban food sometimes gets a bad rap, and perhaps deservedly so if you remain inside the confines of a tourist resort in and around Havana without the insider knowledge of our guides and our commitment to show you only the best and most authentic, on all of our Cuba tours. So across the five cities you will visit in Cuba, expect handpicked local places that are off the tourist trail not just in terms of food, but nightlife too - with Trinidad specifically being fairly incredible. Cuba is, of course, the birthplace of the Mojito and you haven't really tried one unless it's been made with the world's best rum made with locally grown mint and raw cane sugar, while cooling off in the Caribbean sunshine with pastel colours bouncing off the walls 

With our own A/C tour bus for the duration of the tour, it means lots of flexibility and opportunities to get off the beaten track. For example, as part of our trip around the Bay of Pigs, close to the UNESCO city of Cienfuegos and where US-backed land invasion was attempted, there are a few beautiful swimming spots along the route that we can check out including a sinkhole that resembles a tropical fish tank! Visiting Santa Clara, you will see the giant statue of Che Guevara, sitting atop the mausoleum where he is buried. You will see a lot of unique places on our Cuba tour, that are again, off the well-worn tourist trail. If you are looking for a Cuban resort stay - our tours won't be that interesting for you. But, if you feel more comfortable seeing a secret bunker where the Soviet Union stored their nuclear weapons that precipitated the Cuban Missile Crisis followed by a freshly prepared lunch on a farm in Vinales with a tour group of like-minded travellers, this is most definitely up your street. 

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At a glance
Havana Cienfuegos Trinidad Santa Clara Havana Vinales Havana

Inclusive of

  • Accommodation: Every night of the tour.
  • Transport: To complete the itinerary.
  • Breakfasts: for each day of the tour, except the arrival day.
  • All lunches (excluding arrival and departure day)
  • Local English-speaking guide throughout.
  • Experienced, western Cuban Pioneer guide throughout.
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary

Exclusive of

  • International Flights
  • Visa (we will advise you depending on your passport and country of residence)
  • Insurance
  • All dinners
  • Drinks
  • Tips (we suggest about $8 in total per day for guides and drivers)
  • Optional activities, day-tours, and excursions
  • Excess baggage fees

Cuba Tour with Viñales Enquiry

Your name

Email

Specific Requests (optional)