About The Sunshine Tour
Our 15-day Sunshine Tour includes some of the best locations, foods, sounds, and the beauty of Cuba with a full-filled and exploring adventure. This is the most popular tour we offer as it combines many of the best aspects of all the tours including beautiful landscapes, Cuban culture, architecture, and many amazing sites.
This tour begins every Monday in the beautiful city of Havana.
Come explore the many beautiful surprises that Cuba has to offer on this 15-day adventure around some of the best locations in the country. Cuba’s rich history and culture will show you a different perspective on life and we guarantee you will not be disappointed but rather amazed.
Cuba is going through a unique change in that it is opening itself up to many other countries around the world and exploring this beautiful land at this time is the most amazing experience you will endure in. From getting lost in the streets of Havana to walking along cobblestoned streets in Trinidad, tourists from all ages will experience Cuba like never before and will feel like they just went back in time.
- Casa Particular, as they are known, will be your Cuba Bed and Breakfast throughout your tour. The Cuban families will make your stay feel comfortable and very hospitable.
- All our Cuba guides speak English so you will not have to feel left out and may ask them questions or offer suggestions at any time of the tour.
- Take a walking tour around the beautiful streets of Camaguey
- In Santiago de Cuba, you will have the chance to visit a beach and/or dance the night away in the city.
- We will show you where the best spots are for beaches, salsa lessons, snorkeling, city tours and many other attractions along the way.
- Explore Havana’s beautiful Old Town (La Habana Vieja) and its maze of streets
- Enjoy beaches and warm Caribbean waters with a mojito prepared to perfection.
- In Cienfuegos, take a visit to the final resting place of Che Guevara and be astonished by the beautiful French inspired architecture
English-speaking local Cuban guides accompany all of our tours in Cuba, transportation between destinations, 19 breakfasts, airport transfer on arrival, Internal Flight
City Tour in a Classic Car
Group BBQ lunch by the river in Baracoa
Night out in Santiago de Cuba (entry fee and 1 x drink)
Evening cocktail in Cienfuegos
Che memorial & museum
Informal salsa lesson in Trinidad
Bicycle taxi tour of Camaguey
Visit Tobacco Farm and underground caves in Vinales
There are a range of optional activities and excursions you can enjoy on your 20 Day Cuba Group Tour and any other tours in Cuba we run
International flights, all lunches and dinners (unless specified), travel insurance, visa & passport costs, drinks, tips, airport taxes – see our Cuba Travel Library or ‘Ask Us’ for more details.
On our Cuba group tours we we use a mixture of private transportation, local Viazul bus, taxi and an internal flight (Baracoa to Havana).
An internal flight from Baracoa to Havana is included as part of this tour. Please note that on occasions, due to flight availability, the group might need to be transported to Santiago de Cuba or Holguin to fly from there.
Spending Money on Tour
Everyone is different in the amount of money they will spend on our Cuba group tours. Your main expenses on our 20 Day Cuba Group Tour will be food, drinks, airport departure transportation, souvenirs, optional activities. For our 20 Day Cuba Group tour we estimate that you will need between USD$800 – USD$1050 for expenses (not including the on location payment).
Single Supplement Policy
We believe that you should be able to have the privacy that comes with having your own room on tour, and not have to pay anything extra for this. That’s why it is our policy is to waive the single supplement fee on all of our Cuba Group tours. Of course you can still choose to share a room with a fellow traveller, as this can often be part of the fun of traveling – it’s your choice!
We believe that you should be able to have the privacy that comes with having your own room on tour, and not have to pay anything extra for this. That’s why it is our policy is to waive the single supplement fee on all of our Cuba Group tours. Of course you can still choose to share a room with a fellow traveller, as this can often be part of the fun of traveling – it’s your choice!.
Travel in Cuba
If you need any other information about travelling to Cuba and what to expect when you visit, take a look at our detailed Cuba Travel Guide to learn more.
Estimated Travel Times Between Locations
There will be travelling between cities and Cuba isn’t necessarily the smallest place around, but we will try and get you to your next location as quickly and efficiently as possible. There will be stops to stretch your legs, grab a lunch, or use the bathroom. Some beautiful views on the way will be explored and travellers can take some nice photos of the scenic routes.
Day 1 – Havana
When you visit Havana, the capital city of Cuba, the unique beauty of the city, the people, and all the different little things that come with it will amaze you. There are hundreds of classic cars, beautiful architecture, art, and live Cuban music at almost every restaurant.
You will get the chance to visit Old Havana, where you can enjoy traditional Cuban coffee or a stroll around the beautiful Plaza Vieja. You can also visit the Almacenes de San Jose, where paintings, sculptures, and many other handmade accessories are sold.
On your first day, there are no activities planned but we do have your accommodation secured and an optional dinner with your guide and group is available.
Day 2 – Cienfuegos
It is known as “The Pearl of the South” for its beautiful bay, its elegance, and the French spirit that it encompasses its tourists with. It is a city with a waterside setting, and also a lot of architecture. Many of its buildings are given UNESCO status signifying the importance of Cienfuegos to Cuban culture.
The city itself was affected greatly by the French, when they migrated in the 1800s, seen all throughout the streets. Pirate attacks were very common in Cuba, therefore the Castillo de Jagua was built to protect the harbor. This can be seen as you enter the harbor.
You will visit Playa Giron, the location also known as The Bay of Pigs, which occurred in 1961. Here, the CIA-sponsored military attempted to disrupt Cuba’s revolution, but were defeated within three days by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces led by Fidel Castro. Other than its history, the beach is a wonderful place to take a swim and refresh yourself, especially after a long walk along the beautiful Malecon.
Days 3, 4 and 5 – Trinidad
This beautiful town of Cuba, founded in 1514, will surprise any tourist. From its bumpy cobblestone streets and nighttime entertainment to some of the most beautiful rainforest hiking, beaches, and swimming under waterfalls. This destination has a combination of it all and is known greatly for its nature, friendly people, and beautiful landscape.
Santa Clara – Just outside of Trinidad, travellers can visit Che Guevara’s mausoleum. Here, the body was returned and buried, and a memorial built to represent the heroic acts of Che and his rebels. It was here that Che and his rebels were able to derail a military train that was occupied with weapons and ammunition intended to be used against Fidel Castro.
For a small city, Trinidad welcomes tourists to many different attractions and beautiful nightlife entertainment. Take a day trip to the beach (Playa Ancon), a historic sugar mill, or an adventurous hike into the rainforest, ending it with a refreshing swim.
Days 6 and 7 – Camaguey
Cuba’s third largest city, and a city full of winding streets and alleys, Camaguey was built in order to confuse pirates. Explore the central part of the city with beautiful colonial buildings and museums. There are numerous parks and squares around the city and Cuban arts and culture.
Be sure to check out a myriad of art galleries and handicraft exhibits, and we will also book everyone a guided tour of the city on bicycle taxis.
Days 8 and 9 – Santiago de Cuba
Now, onto the second largest city in Cuba, we welcome you to Santiago de Cuba, which surely is very significant in terms of Cuba’s history and culture. There are many different ethnicities that occupy this densely populated city. You will experience beautiful views of the bay and mountains in the background, while enjoying a dinner on a rooftop patio. Feel free to book a taxi to take you to the local beach and/or do a tour around the city. The tour may also take a visit to one of the famous tobacco factories in town.
For nightlife, there are variety of restaurants to choose from, and for those who want to indulge in some dancing, you can visit the Casa de la Trova, where the music is always excellent and dancing fabulous.
Days 10, 11, and 12 – Baracoa
Baracoa is not an easy location to get to but it is very much worth the trip. It is Cuba’s first colonial capital, and you will be able to explore lots of different landscapes. There are many rivers and rainforests to take a hike at, or relax on a beautiful local beach.
Many of the homes you see have remained unchanged since the 19th century, and fortifications that were built remain intact such as the Matachin Fort and La Punta Fort. We recommend doing an outdoor excursion such as going to the Yumuri River and enjoying the natural phenomena that Baracoa has to offer.
There are many restaurants along the beautiful shore that offer lots of seafood and be sure to try out the milk chocolate drink that is so popular in this town.
Days 13, 14, and 15 – Havana
On your last few days of your tour, we welcome you back to Havana. Your tour guide will give you some options as to what you can see and visit in Havana, as there are many different places to choose from. You will take a tour of the city in one of the many classic cars that are seen around the city. Before the embargo, there were about 150,000 old classic cars driving around. Today, an estimated 60,000 pre-1960 American cars are making noise around the cities of Cuba, and many have been fixed up in order to shine their way through many more years to come.
Throughout this classic car ride, you will get to see many famous areas of Havana including New Havana and Old Havana, as well as the neighborhoods of Miramar and famous cemetery of Colon. Enjoy breathtaking views along the Malecon and take in all that you can in these last few days of this journey.
On day 15, there will be no activities planned, as this is the tour departure day so the group will be free to depart at any time they wish. We hope you enjoyed this journey around Cuba and be sure to tell us about your experience.
Our Cuba group tours use only the best Casa Particulares – Cuban B&B’s. These Cuban Bed and Breakfast establishments offer a taste of authentic life on the island. You will be staying as a guest of a family in private accommodation. You’ll have privacy while still being able to interact with the locals as much as you want. It’s a stark difference to most types of accommodation, and you will truly be made to feel welcome – you might forget that you’re a paying guest and not a long lost family friend!
A number of accommodation options are in older buildings without an elevator. If you have issues with mobility and will be unable to comfortably climb several flights of stairs, please let us know. We can happily find you a wonderful alternative to suit your needs. We’ve got you covered if you want to spend a few extra days in Havana before or after your Cuba group tour. Just use our easy online form when you make your booking.