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The Culture, History and Heroes Tour

Three Night Organised Tour

A three-night tour visiting some of Cuba’s most famous colonial and historical cities, along with a variety of carefully chosen visits en-route. The Culture History and Heroes Tour offers you the chance to enjoy all the major sights of this vibrant and diverse area of Cuba, and also allow some independence to explore on your own or relax and choose your own activities and dining options at times.
  • Relive the failed US backed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs
  • Take a boat ride through the mangroves in the Zapata National Park
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea
  • Overnight in the charming French influenced Colonial city of Cienfuegos, overlooking a large bay
  • Visit spectacular El Nicho National Park and waterfalls
  • Spend 2 nights enjoying the fascinating UNESCO preserved museum city of Trinidad with its bars, restaurants and live music venues
  • Take a picturesque journey through the Escambray, Cuba’s second highest mountain range
  • Visit Santa Clara, the final resting place of the Revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

Why Captivating Cuba

Our Tours are Guaranteed

We offer private and group tours of up to 21 people departing weekly from Havana. No matter the group size, our tours are always guaranteed to go ahead.

A Complete Package

All our tours include accommodation, air-conditioned transport and meals so you don't have to organise a thing. Upgrades are also available on request.

Includes English speaking guides, a concierge team across Cuba as well as a 24/7 UK WhatsApp service and offices in Havana, so you are always fully supported.

Tour Highlights


The Bay of Pigs & Cienfuegos

Head to the UNESCO preserved Zapata National Park where the first stop will be at Guama, a replica village of Cuba’s earliest settlers the Taino Indians who lived on the island in the 1100s. Located on a string of small islands and reached by an exhilarating boat ride through the mangroves, there are also life-size sculptures of these early settlers.

Continue to the Bay of Pigs the site of the failed CIA backed invasion of Cuba that was repelled by Fidel, Che, and their revolutionaries. Visit the museum to gain an insight into one of the major world events from the 1960s. Swim in a natural saltwater pool set in a tranquil woodland location. Arrive in Cienfuegos, the Pearl of the South, wander through the central squares and along the ‘Malecon’ promenade.


Cienfuegos & El Nicho & Trinidad

Visit a ‘flamboyance’ of flamingos in their natural habitat at Guanaroca Lagoon. Take a small boat across the lagoon and get up as close as possible to view the Flamingos and learn about their home.

See El Nicho Park, a marvel of nature with waterfalls and natural pools in an area hidden among the mountains and one of the most beautiful spots in Cuba. A paradise where the Black Creek Waterfalls can plunge more than 30 meters. Walk up through numerous walking paths with ‘El Reino de las Aguas’ being a gentle hiking trail of 2 km. Observe the flora and fauna and enjoy swimming in the cool river pools.



The day begins with a walking tour of Trinidad, a city founded in 1514 now preserved by UNESCO. See the History Museum that depicts the long history of the city, and a local potter’s house selling Trinidad ceramics. Choose the museums and places that interest you. The tour will end in the lively Canchanchara bar listening to Cuban music whilst trying the local sugar cane juice.

The afternoon and evening are free to explore at leisure, visit the nearby beaches of Playa Ancon, or simply relax.


Santa Clara

Visit the historic Sugar Mill Valley, the site of the former sugar plantations, which are Cuba’s link to the slave trade. See the old plantation houses and ghostly tower of Manaca Iznaga, climb the tower which offers a great panoramic view of the area.

Continue through the mountains and past small rural villages until you reach Santa Clara, a city of major historical significance. Visit ‘Tren Blindado’ the train that was attacked by Che Guevara and the turning point in the Cuban Revolution, as well as the final resting place of Che Guevara at the very symbolic Che Mausoleum and museum.

Interested in booking this tour or want to
enquire about tailor-made alternatives

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