Note – Cuba tours are run by UK-based Cuban Pioneers, and are not associated in any way with Young Pioneer Tours.
Join Cuban Pioneers to celebrate with the Cuban people the quintessential person of the Cuban revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and join YPT for our specialist FARC tour of Colombia. This takes us through the capital Bogota to the former cocaine capital of Medellin, and finally the colonial town of Cartagena, with us checking out a whole host of FARC related stuff, indigenous peoples, and stunning nature along this 9 day adventure.
Our trip starts in Old Havana, before we go off to the Bay of Pigs, the mausoleum of “Che”, where we not only see his final resting place, but the legendary train that he derailed, as well as take part in the celebrations of his life, before visiting Trinidad, after which we return to Havana, where we not only take in iconic places such as the revolutionary museum, but also continue with our Che based theme by visiting the San Carlos de la Cabana, where Che held his office (and allegedly shot people sentenced to execution), but also his home in the city.
For those familiar with YPT’s DPRK tours, we stick with the revolutionary theme of these, but also incorporating the much more relaxed environment that Cuba offers us by giving ample time for free exploration as well as providing a great chance to party the night away as much as you wish.
The tour is accompanied by YPT’s local representative and Cuban guide Roger, as well as one western guide, and our very own bus that will stay with us for the duration of the journey, meaning lots of flexibility and chances to get very off the beaten Cuba track.
This tour also includes the Viñales extension gives you the opportunity to visit some extra sights in Havana, including the secret bunker where the nuclear missiles that precipitated the Cuban Missile Crisis were stored, and the upcoming town of Viñales in the Pinar del Rio Province. We’ll explore the sights and the nightlife, including Cuba’s second famous cave nightclub!
Colombia might have had a chequered past, with landmines, and the remnants of the civil war and organized crime still very much omnipresent, but it is slowly waking from its past and hitting the challenges of reform head-on.
Join our adventure before either of these countries is changed forever!
Monday 5th November
Tuesday 6th November
Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
Friday 9th November
Saturday 10th November
Sunday 11th November
Monday November 12th
Tuesday November 13th
Wednesday November 14th
Thursday 15th November
Friday 16th November – Bogotá
Saturday 17th November – Sierra Nevada National Park
Sunday 18th November – Sierra Nevada National Park
Monday 19th November – Cartagena
Tuesday 20th November – El Peñol
Wednesday 21st November – Medellin
Thursday 22nd November – Medellin
Friday 23rd November – Departure
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•Accommodation: Every night of the tour.
•Transport: To complete the itinerary.
•Breakfasts: for each day of the tour, except the arrival day.
•All lunches (excluding arrival and departure day)
•Local English-speaking guide throughout.
•Experienced, western Cuban Pioneer guide throughout.
•All entrance fees as per itinerary
Flight from Havana to Bogota
Breakfasts and lunches
Transport including domestic flights
Experienced YPT guide and local English-speaking guide
•Visa/Tourist voucher (we can advise/provide depending on your passport and country of residence)
•All dinners (unless otherwise stated)
•Tips (we suggest $8 per day for guides and drivers)
•Optional activities, day-tours and excursions (such as horse-riding and crocodile farm)
International flights out
Visa (YPT can provide assistance)
Drinks and personal expenses
Tips for the guide
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.