Cuba

Be among the first to venture to Cuba, as this fascinating country opens its doors to the world, and discover centuries of cultural heritage and incredible natural landscapes. The hospitable Cuban people will greet us throughout our Cuba tour, inviting us to meet artists and musicians, farmers, and new entrepreneurs, whether it’s a performance by the Cienfuegos Choir before dinner or meeting a local tobacco farming family in the Viñales Valley. As your Cuban travel guide, Zegrahm Expeditions will give you access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves, tidy colonial towns, and vibrant Havana. We’ll tour the Palace of Fine Arts, visit the Buena Vista Social Club, tour the Zapata Wetlands, and meet the unfettered wildlife of Topes de Collantes National Park.

Upcoming Cuba Expeditions

  • Cuban Emerald

    The Heart of Cuba

    October 13October 23, 2016

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • The Heart of Cuba

    November 3November 13, 2016

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • The Heart of Cuba

    February 9February 19, 2017

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • Cuba Under Sail

    Cuba Under Sail

    March 29April 14, 2017

    Immerse yourself in Cuban culture as you visit friendly locals, savor traditional cuisine, and enjoy musical performances, including a visit to the Buena Vista Social Club. Plus, you’ll travel with ease aboard the intimate, 56-guest sailing ship, Le Ponant.

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Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Cuba

  • Cuban Local
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    The Culture & Cuisine of Cuba

    September 28, 2016 | Blog Post

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    Cuban Emerald, Cuba
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    Itching to Twitch in Cuba

    September 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    It is a condition found among many birdwatchers: the seemingly uncontrollable need to twitch. We’re not speaking here of the sudden, jerking motion—although the term is believed to have originated in the 1950s with a British birdwatcher known for his nervous demeanor.

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    Cuba
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    A Who's Who of Cuban Celebrities

    September 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    With a diverse culture that includes African, Spanish, French, and Asian influences, Cuba has left its mark on everything from world music and literature to major league sports. Here is just a short list of famous Cubans:

     

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  • Vinales Valley, Cuba
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    Part 3 - Cuba: A Conversation with Nadia Eckhardt & Rich Pagen

    September 28, 2016 | Video

    Our conversation with Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen continues! Watch as they describe the incredible wildlife you'll see, including the Cuban bee hummingbird and the endemic Cuban trogon, as well as some of the accommodations you'll be staying in. And, be sure to stay tuned for Part 4: Cuba's Friendly Locals, Culture & Currency.

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    Zapata Swamp
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    The Natural History of Cuba

    September 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    Since Cuba has remained relatively untouched by tourism and most modern industries, expedition travelers are able to explore pristine natural environments ranging from coral reefs and white-sand beaches to flourishing wetlands and tropical forests. A few natural sites not to be missed:

     

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    Havana, Cuba
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    Zegrahm Goes 5 for 9 in Cuba

    September 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    For an island smaller in size than the state of Pennsylvania, Cuba looms large on the world heritage stage with nine UNESCO-designated sites—more than Egypt, Vietnam, or all of Indonesia. Fortunately for Zegrahm travelers, we visit more than half of them on upcoming excursions to the Caribbean nation.

     

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  • Gibara, Cuba
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    Cuba el Unico

    September 27, 2016 | Blog Post

    Since the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations in 2015, it seems just about everyone is clamoring to escort Americans around the enigmatic Caribbean island; even mega cruise lines have gotten on the act.

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    Cuba Under Sail
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    Part 2 - Cuba: A Conversation with Nadia Eckhardt & Rich Pagen

    September 27, 2016 | Video

    Our conversation with Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen continues! Watch as they describe some of the activities you'll be able to participate in during our expeditions to Cuba, including snorkeling and diving, and visits to local museums.

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    Havana, Cuba
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    Part 1 - Cuba: A Conversation with Nadia Eckhardt & Rich Pagen

    September 26, 2016 | Video

    Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen joined us in the Zegrahm office recently to discuss all things Cuba. Watch as they describe our upcoming expeditions to the island country, the local cuisine, and why NOW is the time to discover Cuba.

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  • Snorkeling in Indonesia
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    What's In a Mask?

    August 4, 2016 | Blog Post

    Brad Climpson is a marine biologist who spent the last 20 years living on the edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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    Havana, Cuba
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    Cuba: "Now is the Perfect Time to Visit!"

    June 15, 2016 | Blog Post

    Rich Pagen is a biologist who has worked on surveys for nearly everything; from mammalian carnivores in the mountains of California, to bird migration monitoring in Canada, and even a study of army-ant-following birds in the Peruvian Amazon.

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    Cuba
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    Hear That Sultry Rhythm? It's Cuba Calling

    February 29, 2016 | Blog Post

    Many an American has been practicing the salsa and merengue lately. That's because, for the first time in 50 years, US citizens are once again able to travel to Cuba.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

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