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Introducing Cuba

NOTE: kimkim is not offering trips to Cuba until further notice 

Cuba’s rich heritage and stirring culture beckon visitors seeking white sand beaches and rich culinary experiences.

When is the best time to visit?
From December to May, travelers can expect sunny skies and moderate temperatures at this island nation. Beware of hurricanes in August, September, and October. Learn more

Where to go in Cuba?
The most popular destination is Havana and the surrounding beaches, and while this is certainly a must-see, travelers should do themselves a favor and also explore the rural region of Viñales. It’s a traditional yet welcoming region with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Learn more

How many days do I need?
Visitors breeze through Havana in as little as 3 days, but cruising the whole country for as long as 3 weeks is definitely preferable. Learn more

Cuba Tours & Itineraries

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Sculpture of Che Guevara at Havana's Plaza de la Revolución
Map of The Perfect Day in Havana
The Perfect Day in Havana

Havana is one of the most fascinating cities on the planet. It’s also the biggest in the entire Caribbean—both by area and population—so it’s a good idea to plan how to spend your time. Follow these suggestions to experience the best of Havana in one unforgettable day.

Discover Cuba
Map of Adventurous Cuba – 8 Days
Adventurous Cuba – 8 Days

Experience Cuba from a uniquely Cuban perspective. Visit the studio of a rising reggaeton star, learn how to dance the Mambo, and paddleboard the Zapata Peninsula. Meet artists and photographers and soak up the music scene. The perfect combination of nature and culture, this trip will take you to Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.

One of the many vintage cars Cuba is known for
Map of Havana in a Heartbeat: 4 Days
Havana in a Heartbeat: 4 Days

Even with just a few days to spare, you can still take in all that Havana has to offer. Discover Cuba’s creative culture with entrepreneurs, artists, intellectuals, and chefs – the people who are creating Cuba’s future. You'll see the art , taste the flavors, hear the rhythm, and feel the soul of the thriving Cuban lifestyle.

Make the Most of Your Time in Cuba

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
How Many Days Should You Spend in Cuba?
How Many Days Should You Spend in Cuba?

Cuba, an island measuring 780 miles end to end, is much larger than many visitors imagine. With its diverse ecosystems and cultural distinctions among regions, you could easily...

Calle Brasil and the Capitolio, Habana Vieja
Map of 7 Days in Cuba - 3 Unique Itineraries
7 Days in Cuba - 3 Unique Itineraries

Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands and a dream destination unto itself. It's spectacularly scenic, and packed with cultural experiences and fun activities. If you have...

Classic cars lining the street in Havana
Map of 10 Days in Cuba - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Cuba - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Like any intrepid traveler, you're probably keen to experience everything that Cuba is famous for: colonial history, a musical culture, tropical scenery, plus all those cigars...

A tocororó, Cuba’s blue-red-and white national bird
Map of 2 Weeks in Cuba - 2 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Cuba - 2 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks you can get a sense of all that Cuba has to offer. There’s time to travel the length of the island, from vibrant Havana to the revolutionary sites of eastern...

Cuba Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
San Jeronimo church in Las Tunas, Cuba
Going Off the Beaten Path in Cuba

More than 4.5 million tourists visit Cuba each year, and the vast majority don’t get beyond the most popular destinations, such as Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Viñales. Escape the...

Cuba Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
Cuba awaits!
How to Spend a Weekend in Havana

Havana is only a 45-minute flight from Miami, which makes a weekend visit easy. If you only have three days to spare, focus on quality rather than quantity with these...

Family Travel in Cuba
Family Travel in Cuba

Cuba has as much to captivate children as parents, from clowns strolling the streets of Havana to gorgeous beaches and mountains. Add in the country’s close-knit family culture...

Planning Your Honeymoon in Cuba
Planning Your Honeymoon in Cuba

It's not hard not to fall in love with Cuba. Set to a soundtrack of jazz, rumba, and salsa, it's a place where icy mojitos flow freely, classic cars cruise the streets, and...

Cuba Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
Explore Santiago de Cuba
Ultimate Guide to Santiago de Cuba

Near the eastern tip of the island and situated closer to Haiti than Havana, Santiago de Cuba is distinct in its architecture and cultural vibe. Founded in 1514 as the second...

Ultimate Guide to Cuba’s Tobacco Country
Ultimate Guide to Cuba’s Tobacco Country

Tobacco Country is one of Cuba’s most visited regions. It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, all eager to enjoy adventure activities and admire the area’s...

Walk around Trinidad
Ultimate Guide to Trinidad

Along with Havana and Viñales, Trinidad is one of the most popular destinations in Cuba. Tens of thousands of visitors flock here every year to wander the cobbled streets of...

Our Latest Cuba Content

Havana, Cuba
Best Time of Year to Visit Cuba: Weather, Travel Tips, & More

Come to Cuba in dry, sunny winter and spring for fantastic outdoor activities, including some memorable hiking and idyllic beaches. And tap into the island's cultural activities in the wetter summer and fall months, especially the diverse music scene and museums in big cities like Havana, Matanzas, Camagüey, and Santiago de Cuba. Below, learn the reasons for visiting this spellbinding island destination in every season.

Trinidad, Cuba
Cuba in December: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

December is peak season, especially during Christmas week, as Canadians and Europeans flood in droves. But the weather is as perfect as any month of the year. And three of Cuba’s premier festivals occur, including an unforgettable religious procession and the equally memorable fireworks “battle” (or parranda) of Remedios. But expect higher prices, and plenty of other visitors crowding your pictures.

Valle de Vinales
Cuba in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

The dry season finally arrives in November, bringing heaps of sunshine and agreeable temperatures. Plus, this month Cuba hosts some of the most popular festivals of the year. The tourist floodgates begin to open also, but not so much than Cuba feels crowded, and expect higher hotel and other rates than in prior months.

Cuba Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Cuba map: 5 Regions of Cuba: Where to Go & What to Expect
5 Regions of Cuba: Where to Go & What to Expect
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Cuba map: 5 Days in Cuba - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Cuba - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Cuba map: 2 Weeks in Cuba - 2 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Cuba - 2 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Trip Reviews for Cuba

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Truly a reliable travel agency and an amazing experience · Cuba - Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2019

Traveler: Niki N. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

I am very impressed with the service. I submitted my request less than a week before I decided to make a trip to Cuba. Karin responded quickly to my request and curated an itinerary for me. I’m grateful for the swift respond and the customised planned itinerary with accommodation included.

When I arrived Cuba, it took me a while to find my tour guide (Fernando). My feedback is that the signages could be bigger. But other than that, it was alright.

Throughout the trip, I had 2 tour guides... read more

I am very impressed with the service. I submitted my request less than a week before I decided to make a trip to Cuba. Karin responded quickly to my request and curated an itinerary for me. I’m grateful for the swift respond and the customised planned itinerary with accommodation included.

When I arrived Cuba, it took me a while to find my tour guide (Fernando). My feedback is that the signages could be bigger. But other than that, it was alright.

Throughout the trip, I had 2 tour guides with me - Fernando and Laura. Both had given me an amazing overview of Havana and a delightful time. On days that were meant to be spent at my own leisure, they provided me great recommendations and always cheerful. They did make some tweaks here and there. For eg my itinerary stated half day at Vinales but they explained that I wouldn’t see much of it with a day trip as most times would have been spent on the road due to the long distance ride. Hence instead suggested to bring me to Las Terrasaz and Finca Vingia, which is totally enjoyable. My itinerary did not include Buona Vista social club, maridaje (cigar ceremony) and cannon shooting ceremony but they went out of their way to arrange it for me.

Honestly I came to Cuba with lil expectations but I left my heart (heavily) as I totally enjoyed myself thoroughly. My only gripe is that I didn’t stay longer than 4 nights. I will definitely be back again (for the beaches which I think it’s amazing) and without a doubt would engage Espiritu travel services.

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Glad you thoroughly enjoyed yourself! Cuba can be addictive! I look forward to helping you plan another....longer trip in the future. Karin :-)

Aneri

A great introduction to Cuba · Cuba - Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2019

Traveler: Aneri P. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Carlos is a great and experienced guide. He was very candid and happy to answer any questions about Cuba, the political situation, and more. It was a refreshing and fascinating introduction to the country - our only regret was that our trip was too short.

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Aneri, thank you very much for the review. I am pleased to hear you had an excellent introduction to Cuba.

5 Days in Cuba - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas · Cuba - May 15 - May 20, 2019

Traveler: Jessica D. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Karin was so easy to work with. Booking the trip could not have been easier.

The trip to Cuba was really seamless and eye opening. Everything went off without a hitch and was well paced. We loved all of our guides. Fernando was waiting for us at the airport in Havana and was with us both days in Havana. He was knowledge, fun and accommodating. His love for Cuba was evident.

He drove us to Trinidad where we stayed at the Casa de Mi y Osi. It was in a perfect location and we could not have... read more

Karin was so easy to work with. Booking the trip could not have been easier.

The trip to Cuba was really seamless and eye opening. Everything went off without a hitch and was well paced. We loved all of our guides. Fernando was waiting for us at the airport in Havana and was with us both days in Havana. He was knowledge, fun and accommodating. His love for Cuba was evident.

He drove us to Trinidad where we stayed at the Casa de Mi y Osi. It was in a perfect location and we could not have asked for two better hosts.

Kirenia promptly met us for an interesting and educational walking tour. We not only saw the tourist spots but also the neighborhoods where many locals lived. We also went to a fantastic pottery making studio.

Luis picked us up the following day for a tour to the mountains. We went to a small coffee farm and hiked to some beautiful waterfalls. Luis was an exceptional guide - so knowledgeable, informative, and a great conversationalist.

The trip ended with Fernando picking us up to travel to Santa Clara. We flew back to the US from Santa Clara. Thank you to all the hosts and guides - we are so happy to have met you all!

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Jessica, thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so pleased you had a great trip to Cuba!