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Adventure and activity holidays in Cuba
This is one country on the adventure travel circuit you’d be crazy to miss, especially as the clock of commercialism is ticking on Cuba and the faded, time-warped naivety that has made it so special is not likely to last much longer. For now at least, Cuba really is all it’s cracked ... Read more
With live music on every corner, Cubans know how to party and you can expect to receive real warmth and hospitality along with your cocktails and cigars, despite the punishing US sanctions, queues, food rationing and the questionable role of tourism in this communist society.
You can certainly expect adventure travel in Cuba and not always the kind you’re looking for. A lack of reliable transport, facilities and frustrating amount of bureaucracy present frequent challenges but Exodus have over a decade’s experience of running adventure holidays to Cuba, which means we have the expertise to overcome most of them. And if problems do occur, just get in touch with that laid-back Caribbean vibe.
1 Love Havana
Havana is incredibly photogenic, atmospheric and unique. Drum beats, the sounds of strumming guitars and the buzz of local life fill every street. Drink in the splendour of the colonial buildings, the sights and sounds of everyday living and sip a fresh mint mojito as Havana works its charm on you. And charm you it certainly will.
2 Love Caribbean beach life
Crystalline waters, palm-fringed beaches and Caribbean tranquillity are to be found everywhere along Cuba’s coastline. You’ll have heard of popular Varadero and beautiful Cayo Saetia, which was until recently the restricted private reserve of high ranking communist officials. With Exodus you’ll discover lesser known beaches such as those at Baracoa.
3 Soak up history in Santiago de Cuba
The stage for the most important events of the revolutionary struggle makes almost every street corner of this city famous. It also holds on to clear musical routes with a hedonistic carnival every July - and the streets are alive pretty much every other night of the year, too.
4 Take in Trinidad
Full of fantastic museums - practically a living museum itself - the UNESCO world heritage town of Trinidad is awash with perfectly preserved cobbled streets, pretty churches and grand colonial mansions with painted shutters. Be sure to save some of your sightseeing energy to hit the bars, music clubs and street parties at night.
5 Discover Cuba Natura
It’s not all about the culture! Cuba's unvisited western province, Pinar del Río is a paradise for walking holidays, bird watching and opportunities to discover tropical plants, visit small private farms and working plantations. There are plenty of beautiful beaches nearby, too.
You can take in the best of Havana, Trinidad, the Caribbean and much, much more when you join like-minded travellers on your pick of several adventure holidays to Cuba.
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You may be a total beginner or an experienced cross-country skier. Many destinations offer different level weeks or multi-grade skiing on the same week. Choose from ‘Classic’ and ‘Skate’ style holidays, or even a ski marathon race for the ultimate winter challenge. See below for more grading details.
You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.