Without reviews but with a personal recommendation about the hostess Yarima, I joined a small group of just 6 people from the LGBTI community. I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. We went from Havana to Vinales and back enjoying a balance of both local cultural activities as well as going to LGBTI friendly areas. I would definitely recommend this tour to our community!
Yarima our hostess was wonderful and made sure we had our needs met and helping us to break through the language barrier with the locals. Yunior and Pedro, our beautiful local LGBTI guides were very professional and knew where to take us. I didn’t realise there were so many LGBTI friendly areas in Cuba and it was only because of our guides that we could actually experience them. I’m definitely coming back with Cuba Exotica in 2020!
Mucho Gracias Yarima, Yunior and Pedro! I had such a wonderful time in Cuba and felt so safe as a gay man. I was a little afraid of going to Cuba as I didn’t think it was the safest for the LGBTI but my expectations were exceeded. The guides balanced the tour well with activities that are exclusively for the LGBTI community and those that are open to all. We even went to an exclusive LGBTI beach not too far from Central Havana. I will definitely be back and definitely with Cuba Exotica!
Cuba is a vibrant island nation rich in culture and art that is now opening up to the world. It is considered to be one of the safer destinations for LGBTI travellers so now is the best time for LGBTI travellers to visit Cuba.
Cuba Exotica will take you on an exciting 12 day 11 night journey through Cuba with your own local LGBTI guide and a bilingual host. You will start your journey in the UNESCO world heritage listed capital of Cuba and party your way to the UNESCO world heritage town of Vinales. We will start with an orientation of Havana so you can get your bearings and then delve into the mysticism of Cuba's Santeria. From there we will start introducing you to Havana's LGBTI scene starting with an exciting and fun day at the vibrant celebrations for the Pride Parade and the Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We will take you to all the LGBTI hotspots in Havana and expose you to the beautiful Cuban arts and culture scene.
After some seriously fun filled days and exiting nights in Havana, you will step back in time when you visit Vinales, the beautiful home of the Cuban Tobacco plantations and coffee fields. Learn the art of cigar rolling and meet the local guajiros and watch the sunset while you sip on your cocktail.
After the slower pace of Vinales, we return to the party life in Havana and pick up some local Cuban moves with Cuban dance lessons. You will experience history in Old Havana, walk the Malecon, visit the famous Hotel Nacional for drinks and entertainment and use some of those new Cuban moves at the clubs.
After 11 nights and 12 days of history, culture and fun, we will say goodbye to you Cuban style with a farewell dinner and an unforgettable night on the town.
The cost of each tour is around $1,700 AUD plus 700 Euro to be paid on arrival in Havana Airport.
The 700 Euro covers the land component of the tour. This is collected at the airport in Havana by Yarima or your CubaBaila tour guide.
To secure your spot on a tour, you will need to place a non-refundable deposit $750AUD. All tours are to be paid in full no later than 56 days prior to their start.
The earlier you book your flight to Cuba the better the price, so don't delay. Yarima can assist you with advice about flights when you book a tour.