Customers with local hosts

Our trips

Why not explore the coffee fields of Las Terrazas and help the local community continue their preservation of this unique biosphere while seeing this idyllic natural habitat? Or, during our Cuba the Cuban Way trip you can spend the night in a Trinidad casa particular – a private room in a local home. By staying here instead of in a hotel, you’ll put money directly into the pockets of the local people and catch a glimpse of how Cubans really live.

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Our accommodation

Almost all the hotels in Cuba are owned by the government. However, we’re able to offer casa particulares in most of the locations in Cuba. These are family homes with one or two rooms rented out for tourists. You’ll have your own private room, a key (so you can come and go as you please) and the family will cook your breakfast in the morning. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch them going about their business and practice a little Spanish.

Accommodation in Cuba
children playing guitar

Our Local Cuba Project

In each of our destinations we support a local project and give you the opportunity to make a small donation when you book your trip with us. In Cuba we’ve decided to support the Music Fund for Cuba. They support the education and development of music and performing arts in Cuba. The Music Fund for Cuba provides much needed support and equipment for children and young Cuban musicians, dancers and artists throughout the island.

Our local project in Cuba
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Our Cuba Travel Specialists

Cuba can be an exciting and confusing place, so it’s good to know that our team have been there. Even our MD has been horse riding through the tobacco hills and spent a few nights in a casa particular. Our Cuba team are bursting with travel experiences and tips to share with you.

Meet the Cuba team
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Our Local Partners in Cuba

We work with two local partners in Cuba who care just as much about Meaningful Travel as we do. We use local Cuban guides and drivers for all our excursions. Not only does this make for a more rewarding experience, but it also helps to put money into the pockets of the local people. You’ll have the advantage of your guide’s local knowledge; you can even ask them where the best restaurants are, especially as it’s not always easy to find fantastic food in Cuba.

Our local partner in Cuba

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Rolling through Tobacco Hills

Duration:3 days / 2 nights
Location:Viñales
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Classic Cars in Havana

Duration:3 days / 2 nights
Location:Havana
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Complete Cuba

Duration:22 days / 21 nights
Itinerary:Havana - Las Terrazas - Cayo Levisa - Viñales - Cienfuegos - Trinidad - Santa Clara - Camaguey - Santiago - Baracoa - Playa Pesquero - Havana
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Cienfuegos colonial buildings

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Cuba Highlights and Hammocks

Duration:15 days / 14 nights
Itinerary:Havana - Las Terrazas - Viñales - Cienfuegos - Trinidad - Santa Clara - Cayo Santa Maria - Havana
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Meaningful Travel

Unique experiences in Cuba’s Casas Particulares

by Ceri

Being hosted by locals in Cuba's Casas Particulares was one of the (many) highlights of my Cuba trip. It's just like staying in a super friendly B&B!
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Get That Cuban Vibe | Our Top 5 Music Venues in Cuba

by Ceri

Planning a trip to the Caribbean island of Cuba? Why not check out our top 5 music venues in Cuba and soak up that real Cuban spirit.
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