Optional Activities in Cuba

Optional Activities in Cuba

During your Locally Sourced Cuba Tour, there will be the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of optional activities (some free and some at cost) at each of the destinations you visit.

 

We recommend that you decide on which optional activities you would like to do, once you have arrived at each specific location and your guide has taken you on your orientation walk. You can discuss the merits and availability of each of the optional activities and decide the options best suited to your adventure (either individually or as a group).

 

A list of optional activities for each location can be found here, and can also be viewed in the trip notes you are sent before you embark on your small group Cuba tour. This list is by no means exhaustive and we look to update and add to it continually.

 

Remember 1USD = 1CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso)

 

HAVANA

  • Walk along the Malecon (free)
  • Havana Salsa lesson – from CUC8.00
  • Visit a famous Havana Jazz Club – from CUC2.00
  • Take in the view of the Malecon over a Mojito or mocktail at Hotel Nacional – price of drink only
  • Special canonazo (cannon shooting) ceremony – CUC15.00-25.00 (with/ out dinner)
  • Afro Cuban Religion Tour, – CUC7.00
  • Baseball game (Oct – Apr) – CUC3.00
  • Boxing at Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Trejo (Friday nights) – CUC1.00
  • Boca de Guama crocodile farm – CUC48.00
  • Buena Vista Social Club – CUC75.00
  • Cigar Factory Tour – CUC12.00
  • Ernest Hemingway tour – from CUC20.00
  • La Cabana Fortress canon blast ceremony – CUC10.00
  • Morro-Cabana Fortress – CUC6.00
  • Tourist bus day pass – CUC5.00
  • Tourist bus to the beach (return) – CUC5.00
  • Tropicana Show – CUC75.00
  • Walking tour of Old Havana – CUC8.00
  • Multiple Museum and Cathedral visits that vary in price (ask your guide for recommendations)

TRINIDAD

  • Visit to Palenque de los Congos Reales (rum a drums) – Free
  • Visit to Casa de la Musica & Trova – CUC2.00 and CUC1.00 entry fee
  • Visit to Disco Ayala (cave disco) – from CUC5.00
  • Ancon beach (transport) – CUC4.00
  • Bicycle rental (full day) – CUC5.00
  • Cayo Blanco island catamaran cruise – CUC45.00
  • Massage – CUC25.00
  • Moped rental- CUC24.00
  • Musical/ Percussion instrument lesson – CUC10.00
  • Salsa lesson – CUC5.00
  • Snorkelling trip – CUC15.00
  • Diving trip – from CUC30.00
  • Steam train ride – CUC10.00
  • Trek to waterfall (transport and entrance), Trinidad – CUC27.00
  • Various hiking and nature trips – from CUC23.00
  • Cuban Architecture course – CUC20.00
  • Afro-Cuba culture course – CUC30.00
  • Spanish language course – CUC8.00 per hour
  • Multiple Museum visits that vary in price (ask your guide for recommendations)

CAMAGUEY

  • Bicycle taxi tour – CUC15.00
  • Playa Santa Lucia day trip – from CUC10.00 (dependent on numbers)
  • Teatro Principal, Camaguey’s famous ballet – CUC5.00-10.00
  • Have a BBQ lunch at a local farm – CUC10.00
  • Casa la Trova Patricio Ballagas – CUC3.00
  • Cabaret, Centro Cultural Caribe – CUC3.00- 6.00
  • Baseball game at Estadio Candido Gonzalez (Oct – Apr) – CUC1.00
  • Casa de la Trova – CUC3.00
  • Multiple Museum visits that vary in price (ask your guide for recommendations)
  • Colonial nightclub- CUC5.00
  • Get lost visiting the multiple town squares and plazas – Free
  • Visit Cafe Ciudad for a nice coffee and view – from CUC1.00
  • Grab a pizza at Camaguey’s funkiest restaurant, Restaurante la Isabella – from CUC4.00
  • Multiple Museum visits that vary in price (ask your guide for recommendations)

SANTIAGO DE CUBA

  • Dance lesson (1 hour) – CUC5.00
  • Ballet Folklorico dance and percussion lesson – from CUC5.00
  • Diving trip – from CUC25.00 (transport not included)
  • Hotel pools – CUC5.00
  • Santiago’s Renowned Casa de la Trova – from CUC5.00
  • La Gran Piedra Mountain (entry) – CUC1.00
  • Music instrument lesson – CUC5.00
  • Tropicana Caberet Show – CUC35.00
  • Multiple Museum and Cathedral visits that vary in price (ask your guide for recommendations)
  • Visit Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro – CUC4.00
  • Visit Cigar Factory – CUC5.00
  • Casa de las Tradiciones – CUC1.00
  • Club el Iris – CUC3.00
  • Casa de la Musica – CUC3.00- 10.00
  • Baseball game at Estadio de Beisbol Guillermon Moncada (Oct – Apr) – CUC1.00
  • Catch a show or concert at Teatro Jose Maria Heredia – prices vary
  • One of Santiago’s strangest attractions: Valle de la Prehistoria – CUC1.00 (transport not included)
  • Horseback riding – prices and availability vary
  • Dive or snorkel Cuba’s most famous wreck -Spanish Cruise Cristobal Colon – prices vary

BARACOA

  • Bar and nightclub entries – CUC1.00
  • Duaba Finca river tour – CUC8.00
  • Duaba Finca tour – CUC15.00
  • El Yunque hike – CUC18.00
  • Hike plus caving – CUC10.00
  • Humbolt park hike – CUC25.00
  • Maguana beach (taxi return) – CUC25.00
  • Waterfall hike – CUC13.00
  • Yumari river tour – CUC25.00

VINALES

  • Beach excursion – CUC30.00
  • Bicycle hire (per hour) – CUC2.00
  • Botanical gardenss – CUC1.00
  • Caving – CUC20.00
  • Cooking class – CUC30.00
  • Cueva del Indio – CUC5.00
  • Hike to waterfall (enroute to Vinales), Soroa – CUC3.00
  • Live music venues – CUC1.00
  • Orchid Garden tour, Soroa – CUC4.00
  • Palenque Cave – CUC1.00
  • Rock climbing – CUC20.00
  • Salsa lesson (per hour) – CUC8.00
  • Santo Tomas cave visit + return taxi – CUC35.00

MARIA LA GORDA

  • Nature walk (guided) – CUC7.00
  • Snorkelling trip – CUC12.00
  • Relaxing sunset cruise – CUC10.00

HOLGUIN / GIBARA

  • Caving – CUC3.00
  • Cenote/ Cave Diving Trip – from CUC30.00
  • Guided walk – CUC2.00

CIENFUEGOS

  • Visit the Palacio del Valle

SANTA LUCIA

  • Diving – from CUC30.00
  • Shark feeding dive – CUC40.00

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