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Cultural Cuba

An All-Gay ‘Support for the Cuban People’ Tour of Havana and the Island.

This 10-day Support for the Cuban People gay tour is legal for Americans and is all about spectacular scenery, with lots of colourful history thrown in. Even better, the island’s friendly locals make it a fantastic place for LGBT travellers to discover. Wander through Havana’s glittering colonial architecture, breathe in the immaculate air of Vinales. Throw in a few vintage cars, some fragrant cigars, a splash of salsa, and it all adds up to a sunny escape that’s muy caliente. To our American friends, please review the Cuba Info section of our Important Information Page to learn more about legally travelling to Cuba.


Quick Facts

  • Who's it for? Gay Men
  • Countries visited: Cuba
  • Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days
  • Starts in: Havana, Cuba
  • Ends in: Havana, Cuba
  • Group size: Min 4; max 16
  • Accomodations: Local Homestays
  • Physical Rating: 2.5/5
  • Theme: Culture
  • Activities: Beach Time, LGBT Activist Meeting, Swimming

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the charm of Old Havana
  • Go back in time on a walking tour in Havana
  • Enjoy the vibrant gay nightlife in Havana
  • Get a sense of the struggles of LGBT people in Cuba by meeting with local activists
  • Learn to salsa in Trinidad
  • Dine under the stars in an Viñales at a stunning organic farm
  • Be a guest at local homestays, a distinctly Cuban experience
  • Learn about Afro-Cuban Folklore in Trinidad
  • Visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum
  • Learn to cook up a fantastic meal

DATES AND PRICES

Nov. 22 - Dec. 1, 2019 (From $2,995.00 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,995.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $550.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit / Balance Due 90 Days before trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Wilmar
February 14-23, 2020 (From $2,995.00 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,995.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $550.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit / Balance Due 90 Days before trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Wilmar
November 20-29, 2020 (From $2,995.00 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,995.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $550.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit - Balance Due 90 Days
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Wilmar
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Old Havana

Hola! Welcome to Cuba. Our adventure begins around 6PM with a group meeting. After getting familiar with your fellow travellers – and fabulous guide – we’ll venture out for an included Welcome Dinner with a few included welcome cocktails, followed by optional drinks at one of Havana’s gay bars.

Day 2 Trinidad

After breakfast and a trip discussion, we’ll hit the road for a rambling ride (approximately 7 hours) to the Spanish Colonial settlement of Trinidad. En route, we’ll stop in Santa Clara and visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum & Museum for an interesting perspective on his life. Once in Trinidad, we’ll check in to our homestays, then grab an included dinner.

Day 3 Trinidad

The beautiful colonial city of Trinidad is home to numerous churches and many beautiful colonial buildings. We begin with a cultural tour of Trinidad where we will visit various museums including the Afro Cuban temple to Yemaya. In the afternoon we’ll head to a private dance company’s very “local” headquarters to learn about the cultural and social importance that dancing has to Cuba. We’ll be welcomed into the venue where they train before taking on a Cuban salsa class (no experience necessary). Another fabulous dinner is included this evening.

Day 4 Cienfuegos

Today we move on to Cienfuegos on the Caribbean coast. Founded by the French, then heavily developed by Americans, “the Pearl of the South” will impress you with its elegance, architecture and style. After we explore the city, we’ll visit a local art cooperative to chat with artists before savouring sunset from the stunning Palacio del Valle. We’ll round off our day with another local dinner.

Day 5 Viñales via Bay of Pigs

This morning we hit the road for another long drive to Viñales (approximately 8 hours). This includes a stop at the Bay of Pigs, where CIA-sponsored Brigade 2506 failed to overthrow Fidel Castro’s government in 1961. We’ll have a quick visit to the museum, which provides a uniquely-Cuban perspective on the events of 1961. Once in Viñales, we’ll learn to cook Cuban-style with a cooking lesson from a local chef. Fun to cook, but even better to eat!

Day 6 Viñales

Today we spend the morning learning the tradition of Cuban cigars from a farmer and expert cigar maker. Get an insight as to how the communist system works, how much tobacco they will keep, how much produce they give back to the government, and how they make ends meet! You will learn about the process from tobacco planting to rolling the final cigar. Then, we’ll enjoy dinner in the countryside at a stunningly beautiful organic farm, followed by drinks at a nearby outdoor bar.

Day 7 Havana

After checking out of our homestays, it’s back to Havana, with a stop in Jaimanitas. This town was made famous by artist Jose Fuster. His home – Fusterlandia – is definitely a highlight, a living art project entirely covered in eclectic mosaics. Tonight, we’ll have an optional dinner and drinks.

Day 8 Havana

Today we’ll enjoy a walking tour of Old Havana, where you’ll learn about the most significant buildings (many of which have been restored to their original glory). We’ll stop at a new art/clothing store run by a local artist, and have an optional lunch. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Hemingway House and learn about the novelist’s life, including his trans daughter. Then, you’ll have free time to explore the city before we meet for an included dinner this evening, followed by drinks at a local gay bar, with drinks included.

Day 9 Havana

This morning we’ll enjoy an Afro Cuban tour in the city, followed by a walk through the famous graffiti-ridden Hamel Alley with a specialist that will explain the art. We’ll then head to a local gay-run community theatre where we’ll chat with the Director, along with local activists who fight for LGBT rights and equality in Cuba. For our final evening, we’ll enjoy an included feast at one of the best restaurants in town, and head out for optional drinks.

Day 10 Havana/Departure

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure.


GUIDES AND HOSTS

CUBA GROUP LEADER

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel
  • Group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Local accommodation in Casa Particlares (9 nights)
  • Gratuities for all specialized guides and activities
  • Walking tours (Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos)
  • Che Guevara Mausoleum & Museum
  • Introductory Salsa Lesson
  • Entrance to Bay of Pigs Museum
  • Entry to Palacio del Valle
  • Visit to local art cooperative
  • Tobacco Farm visit
  • Dinner on a local organic farm in Viñales
  • Cooking class
  • Hemingway house visit with private guide

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International Airfare
  • Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Visit the Travel Insurance section of the Important Information Page for more details.
  • Gratuities for Tour Leader ($50-$100 USD/CUC)

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Jason G

The tour covered many things we would never have seen on our own.

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The tour covered many things we would never have seen on our own. It was very easy. Wilmar was great.

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Jeff P

The people are kind, welcoming, and genuinely love Americans. Go! Now!

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Go! Now! We felt so much safer in Cuba than we ever imagined. For some reason, many people are concerned with travel to Cuba. False fears! The people are kind, welcoming, and genuinely love Americans. Although it is a poor country, they have so much to offer in terms of cultural, historical, and natural beauty. The country is so much bigger than we ever imagined. It doesn’t feel like an island – it feels more like a large Spanish Colonial country in South America.

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Tony D

A good mix of staying busy and seeing/doing a lot, but not overwhelming.

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Well organized; excellent tour guide; trip was a good mix of staying busy and seeing/doing a lot, but not overwhelming; great group of people and many were repeat Out Adventures clients, so hopefully other trips would be good groups as well.

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Steven D

The longer I stayed in Cuba, the more I liked it.

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The longer I stayed in Cuba, the more I liked it. Well organized tour, comfortable, great guide.

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While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.

Homestay: Expect a private, comfortable room, typically with a private bathroom. Although amenities range widely, none of our homestays have a pool. Customer service is usually friendly – like being with family, and makes up for the lack of other services.

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