Welcome to Cuba

Expect the Unexpected

Cuba is like a prince in a poor man’s coat: behind the sometimes shabby facades, gold dust lingers. It’s these rich dichotomies that make travel here the exciting, exhilarating roller-coaster ride it is. Trapped in a time warp and reeling from an economic embargo that has grated for more than half a century, this is a country where you can wave goodbye to everyday assumptions and expect the unexpected. If Cuba were a book, it would be James Joyce's Ulysses: layered, hard to grasp, frequently misunderstood, but – above all – a classic.

Historical Heritage

Bereft of modern interference, Cuba’s colonial cities haven’t changed much since musket-toting pirates stalked the Caribbean. The atmosphere and architecture is particularly stirring in Havana, Trinidad, Remedios and Camagüey where grandiose squares and cobbled streets tell erstwhile tales of opulence and intrigue. Yet, despite pockets of preservation, many buildings still lie ruined like aging dowagers waiting for a face-lift. With more funds, these heirlooms may yet rise again. Indeed, thanks to private investment, many of them have already been partially renovated, morphing into spectacular private homestays or retro-themed restaurants proudly showing off their weighty historical heritage.

The Perfect Time to Visit

There’s rarely been a better time to visit Cuba. Private enterprise is displaying the first buds of a creative spring, while the big-name brands from that well-known frenemy in the north have yet to dilute the cultural magic. As a result, the country is rife with experimentation. Here a free-spirited cafe where earnest students sit around debating Che Guevara's contribution to world revolution; there an avant-garde art studio where the furniture is as outlandish as the exhibits. From rural Viñales to urban Havana, it’s as if the whole country is slowly awakening from a deep slumber. Come now and ride the wave.

Beyond the Beaches

The vast majority of Cuba's tourists gravitate to the attractive arcs of white sand that pepper the country's north coast and offshore islands. But, explore beyond the beaches and you’re in a different domain, a land of fecund forests and crocodile-infested swamps, abandoned coffee plantations and rugged mountains as famous for their revolutionary folklore as their endemic species. Cuba, once observed German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, is a kind of Caribbean Galápagos where contradictory curiosities exist side by side. Get off the beaten path and seek them out.

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$62.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Dalat Countryside Tour

Begin your tour with a pickup from your central Dalat City hotel. Head out with your guide to your first location, Linh Quang, a Buddhist Temple with a famously large dragon sculpture. Next, head to an agricultural farm where you will learn how farmers operate on a day to day basis. Then, move on to the flower farm in the Van Thanh Flower Village, to smell some of nature's finest creations. The famous Weasel Coffee will be the next stop on the tour before the coffee plantation. See rice wine making and learn of the processing of silk at a local silk factory. Finally, head to Elephant waterfall and feel the mist on your skin before breaking for lunch.After lunch, make your way to the Linh An Pagoda where you will see the Happy Buddha. Then, explore the Mushroom Farm Village and the Chicken Village where the K'ho minority reside. Relax by the Datanla and Prenn Waterfalls before trekking to Paradise Lake. Take a moment to break for zen meditation while you are relaxing by the lake. Take a cable car to see the entire view of Dalat City from the top of the mountain. Finally, observe the Crazy House before your driver transports you back to your accommodations.

$90 Day Trips & Excursions

Hang Tra Ang and Paradise Cave Tour from Phong Nha

Phong Nha-Ke Bang is noted for its cave and grotto systems as it is composed of 311 caves and grottos with over 200km of cave passage. There are still many areas not well explored. Phong Nha held several world cave records, including the longest underground river as well as the largest cave in the world. Trek into the primary jungle of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park to swim and explore the untouched Tra Ang river cave and enjoy jungle BBQ with the locals. Tour departs daily at 8:30 am and ends at 5:30 pm. If your hotel is in Dong Hoi, the surcharge is $30 US, and departure is 7:30am.Activities: Paradise Cave 8 Lady Cave (Hang Tam Co) Road 20 Victory Jungle hiking 600m of swimming into Tra Ang Cave (Optional) Jungle BBQ Adventure level: EasyWhat to bring: Clothing to cover your knees and shoulders while you are in the temple at 8 Lady Cave Trainers or hiking shoes. No flip flops Insect repellent Swimwear A travel towel or sarong

$57 Outdoor Activities

Canyoning Tour Including Datanla Falls Rappelling from Dalat

What is canyoning? Canyoning is navigating your way through a canyon. In this case, the canyon runs through a series of spectacular waterfalls and in some sections the topography requires ropes to navigate your way successfully. Other sections can be hiked or swam through.This one day trip starts to south of Dalat City. You will drive along picturesque scenic roads to the trail head, where you start your journey. At the practice slope you’ll learn the basics of knot tying, harness wearing, hardware and proper rappelling technique. After the guides are satisfied that you’ve got it down, you’ll head down your first rappel! It is an exciting 49 foot (15 meter) descent into the river below. There is a beautiful waterfall right next to the area you descend into.After that, your second rappel will be placed on a 32 foot (10 meter) vertical dry cliff. From here you head further down the canyon to a spectacular natural water slide. You will take your time having a couple of goes at it before continuing downriver.The trail meanders over some gently rolling, jungle fringed hills along the side of the river and at points you have to get down into the river itself to continue forward. You have two more exhilarating rappels through waterfalls, including the infamous “Washing Machine” before you walk out of the canyon (45 minutes) and meet your vehicle for transport back to Dalat.

$86 Walking & Biking Tours

Bike from Dalat to Nha Trang

This ride to Nha Trang starts with a 45 minute transfer 33 kilometers to the north east of Dalat on a new road and through the newest national park in Vietnam (Bidoup Nui Ba). It offers fantastic cycling in the highlands as well as down a 28 kilometer pass to the coast. The first section of the ride starts in pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside and Nui Ba Mountain. There is one final 3 kilometer climb to the top of the pass before some serious downhill. The 28 kilometer, uninterrupted downhill section is the longest section of downhill we offer.After reaching the bottom of the pass we have a picnic style lunch by the side of the river. The section of riding after lunch offers a beautiful sampling of country living in Vietnam, passing through small villages and farms. This section of riding, although pleasant, can be challenging as the hills roll continuously. Average riding distance is 70 kilometers with an option to ride more, or less. The support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders and is used to transport luggage and provisions along the way.

$28 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Motorcycle Tour of Silk Village from Dalat

Head out in the morning on the back of a motorcycle to visit the dragon pagoda and then on to the Lat village for a chat with the village leader and a sip of his cane wine. This type of wine is a specialty of minority groups living in the highlands.On this full-day tour you’ll continue exploring the countryside with a visit to a vegetable farm, a greenhouse flower farm, a coffee plantation, and a silk village. Observe the silk-making process from caring for the silkworms to the factory. You’ll also see a mulberry plantation and the Elephant Waterfall.When you return to Dalat city, your guide will show you one of the city’s most unusual attractions, known as the Crazy House due to its architectural style.You’ll have some time to enjoy Vietnamese coffee at a local café and also to see how the locals make rice wine.

$100 Transfers & Ground Transport

Cave Explorer Plus Waterfalls Tour From Falmouth Private Driver

 Your tour begins when your ship arrives at the Falmouth ,Jamaica and your are picked up by your driver/guide who is Knowledgeable and courteous  . Sightseeing along the way in your private air-conditioned  Van will allow your group to see Jamaica in a unique way with impromptu stops  which your guide will point out all the interesting sites along the way to the Green Grotto caves .  Cave Exploration Guide Tour  Cave Exploration at the Green Grotto Caves for this native Cave with Unique subterranean lake natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its unique rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets, and bats. During the 17th Century  when the English invaded the island of Jamaica, the Green Grotto Caves were used as a hideout for the Spaniards who were being driven out of the country. In the mid 20th Century, between the two world wars, they were used by smugglers running arms to Cuba. In the latter years during the Second World War, the Government of Jamaica used the entrance of the cave as a storeroom for rum in barrels. Blue Hole Falls Aka (secret Falls ): The best thing about the Blue Hole Falls the First of the two Falls that you will visit for the day is that its still in its natural form , very limited development also once you go you should be ready to just frolic and have fun. swing on mokey swing , explore the natural rain forrest  while on your blue hole falls trek. The guide on location will be happey to pointout the best of the falls attraction . Dunn's River Falls : The Dunns River Falls is world reknown and is one of Jamaica's most visited attraction , over 600ft of cascading gushing waterfalls for a trek to the top a guided tour . This waterfalls is quite a contrast to the fist falls you visted today as it runs to the caribbean sea and there is a White sand beach right there on location . Natural waters from springs and underground sources . Enjoy Mini falls , natural waterslides , shopping area , food court, make the dunns river falls . Book a Double waterfalls private  tour exclusive Just to your group . Konoko Waterfalls  We recommend this Option for Persons with Small Kids or Seniors in there group as this is perfect for fragile knees requires less  effort versus the other two Waterfalls Options and This Waterfalls Boast a Nature Park and Botanical garden, a Zoo with tropical animals and Birds Museum ,Gift shop a perfect oasis for the entire family.