10 Best things to do in Cuba

1. Enjoy the deliciousness of Cuban Rum

 Discover why Cuban rum is famous throughout the world. Tour the Havana Club Rum Museum and learn about the entire process, from the sugarcane harvest to the unique aging process. At the end of the tour you have the opportunity to taste the Havana Club 7 Year rum.

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2. Learn about Cuba’s most famous export: Cigar

At the cigar factories, learn about the origins of tobacco, how it is grown, harvested and turned into the high quality cigars that Cuba is famous for. Skilful rollers will show you how to shape cigars from a wide variety of leaves and you’ll see the traditional lector who reads to factory workers as they go about this artisanal process.

Cuban cigars

3. Take Salsa lessons

The rhythm of salsa pervades the streets of Old Havana, from the buskers that dot the plazas of La Habana Vieja to the clubs of Vedado and Miramar. During Salsa lessons learn the basic steps behind salsa and find out what makes Cuban salsa different from other styles.

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4. Learn about Legend of ‘ Che’

Situated in Central Cuba, Santa Clara is the ideal place to learn about the legacy of the Cuban Revolution and the legend of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.  Organised tours take you to the memorial to Che Guevara and the Tren Blindado Museum & Monument, created in memory of the events of 29 December 1958, during the Battle of Santa Clara.

Che

5. Visit Havana

 Havana is one of the world’s most beautiful and charming cities; from its eclectic architecture to the colourful vintage cars it is a photographers dream. Visit Havana Vieja’s four central plazas and through the charming streets that link them. Also visit the stunning Plaza de Armas, where you can browse the second hand books and revolutionary memorabilia and enjoy the shady central park.  The sprawling Plaza San Francisco de Asis is dominated by the baroque basilica of the same name.

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6. Trek Sierra Maestra- Fidel Castro

Trek in Sierra Maestra, an area that played a significant part in the history of the revolution. It was here that Fidel Castro and a small group of survivors hid out after the failed attack on Moncada Barracks on his return from exile in Mexico. The Sierra Maestra is Cuba’s largest mountain range, and a symbolic point of reference for the Cuban nation.

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7. Ride in a century custom built horse carriage

Discover the beauty of La Habana Vieja from a comfortable and elegant 19th century custom built horse carriage. The tours take you along the outskirts of the historic centre including Havana’s port, Capitol Building, Central Park, Prado Promenade and the Museum of the Revolution, housed in the former Presidential Palace.

Carriage

8. Visit Trinidad

Trinidad is perhaps Cuba’s loveliest city; you’ll explore the UNESCO Heritage Listed historic centre on this morning’s walking tour. Visit the Plaza Mayor and the Museo Romantico and stroll the cobbled city streets, admiring beautiful colonial architecture. Your guide will take you to La Canchanchara bar where you’ll taste a Cuban cocktail. Continue to the ceramic workshop La Casa de Alfarero to admire the locally produced pottery and enjoy some time to wander the local crafts market.

Trinidad

9. Enjoy Cuban Music and folklore

Enjoy a night of Cuban music and folklore under the stars at the famous Tropicana Cabaret. The Tropicana Club was launched in 1939 and has enjoyed worldwide recognition for its lavish shows, mafia connections and infectious Cuban music.

Dancer

10. Ride in a Vintage Car

Drive through the modern districts of Havana, giving you the chance to appreciate the city’s eclectic architecture and visit some of the less touristy areas. You’ll travel through the neighbourhoods of Vedado and Miramar, and visit the Capitol Building, Revolution Plaza and the famous Hotel Nacional.

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