Join Cuban Pioneers for our classic annual trip, joining in the Cuban celebration of May International Workers’ Day, by far the biggest celebration in Cuba, something like a Soviet-era parade with a good dose of Latin American carnival spirit!
If you’ve already seen May Day in the DPRK, then this is something completely different! The whole of Havana (and Cuba) takes the day off, and you’ll join them cheering through the streets, listening to Latin-themed revolutionary music extolling the greatness of Fidel, Raúl and Che, while the ruling Communist Party elite wave down at us from the podium. This is the most memorable time to be in Cuba, and a truly amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. We will also visit the towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad, as well as the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara.
The tour is accompanied by Cuban Pioneers’ local Cuban guide, as well as a western guide, and we also incorporate 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. As with all tours we can offer excellent discounts for YPT members, old customers, and group bookings. Nothing stays the same forever, and Cuba is changing rapidly day by day, so see it with Cuban Pioneers now! And if that is not enough for you, Cuban Pioneers have a special two-day extension, where you’ll visit some very unusual Communist/Soviet locations (such as the secret site of the nuclear missiles during the Cuban missile crisis).
It also includes the Viñales tour extension, giving 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 Colombia is slowly waking from its past and hitting the challenges of reform head on.
Join our adventure before these countries are changed forever!
Tuesday 30th April 2019
Wednesday 1st May 2019 – International Workers’ Day (May Day)
Thursday 2nd May 2019
Friday 3rd May 2019
Saturday 4th May 2019
Sunday 5th May 2019
Monday 6th May 2019
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Wednesday 8th May 2019
Thursday 9th May 2019
Friday 10th May 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
Sunday 12th May 2019 – Bogotá
Monday 13th May 2019 – Sierra Nevada National Park
Tuesday 14th May 2019 – Sierra Nevada National Park
Wednesday 15th May 2019 – Cartagena
Thursday 16th May 2019 – El Peñol
Friday 17th May 2019 – Medellín
Saturday 18th May 2019 – Medellín
Sunday 19th May 2019- Departure
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
Breakfasts and lunches
Transport including domestic flights
Experienced YPT guide and local English-speaking guide
Flight from Havana to Bogota
– Transport to complete the itinerary
– Breakfasts for each day of the tour, except the arrival day and all lunches (excluding arrival and departure day)
– Local English-speaking guide and experienced, western Cuban Pioneer guide throughout
– All entrance fees as per itinerary
Visa (YPT can provide assistance)
Drinks and personal expenses
Tips for the guide
– International flights
– Visa (YPT can provide assistance)
– All dinners
– Drinks and personal expenses
– Tips for the guide
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.