Cuba | Adventure: Trekking, Hiking & Tours | World Expeditions


Cuba is a thoroughly unique and outrageously photogenic destination, with its palm-studded tropical beaches, rows of faded colonial buildings painted in muted candy colours and streets filled with hand painted Socialist murals, ice cream parlours and classic American cars from the 1950s.

Explore history, arts and culture in Havana, Cuba's photogenic capital. Grab your camera and wander the striking streets, soaking up the faded beauty of Havana's diverse architecture, or put on your glad rags and experience Cuba's spectacular live music and dance scene - the Rumba, the Salsa, the Cha-Cha and world-renowned Afro-Cuban jazz.

Enjoy the cobblestoned streets, quiet plazas and colonial charm of Trinidad, head to Santa Clara for revolutionary history at the famous Ernesto "Che" Guevara Monument and soak up the soul of Santiago De Cuba, one of Cuba's cultural capitals.

Discover the extraordinary scenery of the lush Vinales Valley, with its picturesque villages, oxen-ploughed fields, underground rivers and dramatic rocky outcrops. Surf, dive or sunbathe on white sand beaches, join a cycle journey to explore the lesser-known regions of Cuba at handlebar level, or hike through the spectacular Topes de Collantes, with its exuberant flora, grottoes and waterfalls.

With its atmospheric cities, unspoiled nature, rich history and one of the world's great music and dance cultures, Cuba really has it all! Take a look at our unique program of adventures to this island gem of the Caribbean.


Authentic experiences

Cuba is a Caribbean gem that is suited to exploring under your own steam. Whether you are travelling through lush valleys at handlebar level or climbing Cuba's highest peak, our adventures offer a realistic perspective of the unique culture that Cuba is renowned for.

Ultimate value

Our trips offer exceptional value for money featuring good quality, centrally located hotels and casa particulares, where you will have a truly authentic experience as you stay with a local family. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, private transportation, entrance and permit fees and excursions.

Experienced local guides

Our local guides are the real key to our success. From leading you along Cuba's best cycling trails to winding through Havana's exciting streets, our guides are passionate about sharing the wonders of their country and culture to make your experience special.

Custom adventures

With our team of local experts, we can customise your Cuba experience to create the perfect holiday whether you wish to spend more time exploring the history, arts and culture in Havana or simply relaxing on Cuba's white sand beaches.


Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.


In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.


We use quality inns that have been handpicked for their charm. They are not luxury inns however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.


Our lodges provide comfortable accommodation that is well maintained and with good facilities.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.


Cuban Convertible Peso (aka ‘dollar’) and the Cuban Peso (aka ‘national peso’).

Most purchases are quoted in convertible pesos (CUC$) and nearly everything travellers buy will be in this currency.

We recommend that you take Pounds Sterling or Euros to exchange into Convertible Pesos in Cuba. US Dollars may be exchanged for Convertible Pesos, but a service charge of 10 per cent will be levied.

Euros may be accepted directly in some areas without the need to change into Convertible Pesos.

Money can be changed at your hotel, in exchange bureaux, and at banks. Banking hours tend to be Monday – Friday from 9.00 – 3.00pm.

Most hotels, travel suppliers, and larger restaurants will accept credit card payments (but not credit cards drawn from US banks). All credit card payments will incur a charge. Please check what the charge will be before making your purchase. Usually 3-9% is added to the bill.

ATM machines are few and far between and withdrawals incur approximately 9% charge.

25.00 CUCs is required for departure tax from Cuba.

International Dialing Code


Type A plug

The standard power source in Cuba is 110v, 60hz AC, although a few hotels operate on 220 volts. It is generally supplied through the American flat 2 pin plugs ( 110v ) Type A or European round 2 pins ( 220v) Type C. You should buy the appropriate adapters before you leave home, as you may not find them overseas. Powercuts are frequent in Cuba so we recommend you carry a torch with you.


Visas are required for all nationalities visiting Cuba. A tourist card, which is considered a visa for entry for tourism purposes can be obtained from Cuban embassies and consulates. All passengers must hold return air tickets. It is your responsibility to ensure you have all required visas for your trip. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Visa regulations change and you should be prepared for this. If you are stopping over or transiting other countries en-route to your destination, you should also check the visa requirements for that destination. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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