Cuba Nature Tour | Discover Corps

Cuba – Preserving Nature’s Wonders

Uncover the natural side of Cuba – lush countryside, tropical offshore islands and biosphere reserves. This is reason why Cuba is dubbed the “Pearl of the Caribbean”.


Our Purpose

Cuba is a world unto itself when it comes to conservation. Despite being so close to the U.S., Cuba has remained largely isolated from the primary sources of pollution – pesticides, agricultural runoff, & large scale development. Coupled with government conservation efforts, Cuba has been dubbed “the accidental Eden.”

Coupled with tropical offshore islands with some of the most well-preserved reefs in the region, you will have a the chance to see a place stuck in time. To achieve our purpose and support the west coast communities of Cuba, we’ll explore the farms, beaches, and landscapes of this region and meet the people who work to preserve it.

  • tourist with cuban farmer
  • man on a horse in vinales cuba
  • tobacco farming in cuba

What You'll Do

The journey begins in Havana where you’ll witness a country on the verge change. Explore the city’s most famous squares and sample some its best restaurants. Like taking a step back in time, watch as vintage cars rumble along
the malecon – Havana’s famous seaside boardwalk.

From Havana, head west to Las Terrazas, one of Cuba’s first eco-villages and coffee plantations and the Viñales Valley, where relaxed village life meets dramatic mountain landscapes. You’ll even have the chance to spend time on a tropical Cuban “Caye”, or offshore island, that boasts stunning white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters.


What You'll See

Take a guided trek through the Viñales Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the gorgeous mogotes, the towering limestone and marble hills that surround you. Ride a boat down a river that winds through caves, relax on the sandy beaches of Cayo Levisa, and visit a stunning waterfall that lies in the middle of an eco-community.

Along the way, meet with fascinating people who have a role in protecting Cuba’s fragile resources. Whether it’s a tobacco farmer who has spent his life in Viñales or having lunch with a local conservationist that created a small-scale organic farm in one of Cuba’s most beautiful corners, this will be glimpse into a wholly unique side of Cuba.

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Legal Travel to Cuba

Discover Corps offers itineraries across Cuba that fall under the “Support for the Cuban People” license. This means that our itineraries are within the permitted categories for Cuba travel and are approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury. We will walk you through the process of obtaining a Cuban visa and ensuring you have all you need to enter and exit the country safely and with ease. Each all-inclusive trip, including Preserving

Nature’s Wonders, features a dedicated local guide, an active itinerary, and accommodation in casas particulares, or private bed & breakfasts, allowing you to experience the real Cuba through people-to-people connections.

To learn more about the current restrictions that surround Cuba travel, visit our full FAQ guide here.

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Where You'll Stay

During your trip, you’ll have the unique opportunity to stay in casas particulares, which literally translates as private homes. Casas are essentially family-run bed & breakfasts (think AirBnB’s with private breakfast in the morning). Families invest in making sure their houses are up to international quality standards, and they greet you with Cuban hospitality – but also give you the privacy and comfort you desire.

While houses vary in style from eclectic to classical, they all provide a comfortable glimpse into Cuban life. Our portfolio of casas particulares are hand selected with prime locations that will put you right in heart of the action and have private bathrooms, air conditioning & a fresh breakfast each morning.

Denzil M.

Pasadena, CA

Traveler's Journal

I have traveled alone without a guide throughout the world and I thought the experience with Discover Corps in Cuba gave me a very good flavor of this country. The schedule, activities, free time, casa particulares, meals and guides gave us a combination of structure and immersion into Cuba. I never felt disconnected from the people and their everyday lives.

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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Havana, Las Terrazas, Viñales & Cayo Levisa: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Program Fee: $2,995 Adult* / $2,495 Child*

These are our 2018 prices. Book now to lock them in before our annual price increase.

  • * Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult. Single room supplement: $400

Discover Corps trips include exclusive, guided programming, including expertly curated people-to-people activities; insider access to Cuba’s famous places and those rarely seen; and private meetings and discussions with Cuban experts.  Additionally,your trip fee includes:

  • Small group touring: between 6-15 travelers
  • Bilingual expert Cuban guide
  • Private Cuban driver
  • Pure bottled water while touring
  • All meals in Cuba  (except for 1 dinner in Cayo Levisa)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at restaurants or in Cuban families’ homes
  • 7 nights accommodation in casas particulares
  • All scheduled activities
  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via air-conditioned van
  • Discover Corps Cuba pre-departure booklet
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline
  • Tips for luggage handling, restaurants, and programmed activities throughout tour*
  • Legal documentation of your people-to-people program

Does NOT include

  • Tips for Cuban guide and driver
  • International airfare
  • Cuban visa
See What's Included
  • Small group touring: between 6-15 travelers
  • Bilingual expert Cuban guide
  • Private Cuban driver
  • Pure bottled water while touring
  • All meals in Cuba  (except for 1 dinner in Cayo Levisa)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at restaurants or in Cuban families’ homes
  • 7 nights accommodation in casas particulares
  • All scheduled activities
  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via air-conditioned van
  • Discover Corps Cuba pre-departure booklet
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline
  • Tips for luggage handling, restaurants, and programmed activities throughout tour*
  • Legal documentation of your people-to-people program

Departure Dates

2018 Dates

Nov 24-Dec 1, 2018 (W)

Nov 24-Dec 1, 2018

Dec 22-29, 2018

2019 Dates

Jan 12-19, 2019

Jan 26-Feb 2, 2019

Feb 9-16, 2019

Feb 23-Mar 2, 2019

Mar 23-30, 2019

Apr 13-20, 2019

May 11-18, 2019

June 15-22, 2019

June 29-July 6, 2019

July 13-20, 2019

July 27-August 3, 2019

August 3-10, 2019

September 21-28, 2019

October 5-12, 2019

November 23-30, 2019

December 21-28, 2019

2020 Dates

January 11-18, 2020 (W)

January 25-February 1, 2020

February 8-15, 2020

February 22-29, 2020

March 21-28, 2020

April 11-18, 2020

 

Have questions about the logistics and legalities of traveling to Cuba? Feel free to call us at (619) 758-3030.

W = Women-Only Dates

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

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