The Heart of Cuba

February 11, 2016
11 Days
Overland Adventure
18 Guests
From $8,780
The Heart of Cuba

Expedition Highlights

  • Join us for a rare opportunity to visit Cuba, made possible through our partnership with sister company, International Expeditions*, who is authorized to conduct travel programs to Cuba under the people-to-people license category.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture as you visit with friendly locals, savor traditional cuisine, and enjoy numerous musical performances, including a visit to the Buena Vista Social Club.
  • Explore the Zapata Wetlands—this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is home to 171 species of birds, 18 of which are endemic, including bee hummingbirds, the world’s smallest living bird.
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of the city to discover stunning colonial architecture and sun-splashed plazas, where classic American cars complete the scene of a by-gone era.
  • Visit the World Heritage Sites of Trinidad, founded in the 16th century, and the nearby Valley of the Sugar Mills, the historic center of Cuba's sugar industry.

*International Expeditions, Inc. is authorized under general and specific licenses to operate engage, organize and conduct people-to-people travel to Cuba that engages participants in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba.

With a wonderful local guide and an experienced Zegrahm leader, our adventure in Cuba was an incredible opportunity. I would not hesitate to return...tomorrow!!

Leslie H.

Expedition Team

Gear Up!

  • UV TEC Shorts
UV TEC Shorts

When the temperatures rise in Havana, you’ll be comfortable in your UPF 50+-rated TEC shorts, complete with quick-drying capability, water-repellent finish, and ample pockets. Hike in lightweight comfort through the Zapata Wetlands, or stop into the Buena Vista Social Club—the shorts’ classic design takes you from one to the other in style.

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Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Previous Expeditions to Cuba

  • Buena Vista Social Club - An Accidental Phenomenon

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    Back in the late 1990s, seemingly every music collection included the album Buena Vista Social Club. The Afro-Cuban sound was fresh and new, and hips just naturally started swaying to its deep, sensual rhythms. The album went on to sell more than eight million copies, win a Grammy, and be ranked among Rolling Stone’s greatest albums of all time.

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    Havana, Cuba

    7 Reasons to Visit Cuba Now

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    After 50 years of being off-limits to most Americans, Cuba is once again rolling out the welcome mat. Recently normalized relations between the U.S. and its Caribbean neighbor mean some travel restrictions have been lifted, making it easier for prospective travelers to visit this enigmatic country, located just 90 miles off Florida’s coast.

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    Zapata Swamp

    Zapata Swamp - Cuba's Wet and Wild Side

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    While the Cuban people are known for their rich musical stylings, perhaps no voice in the Caribbean island nation emits such a harmonious sound as that of the Cuban solitaire.

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