This tour takes place in November 2020. If that doesn’t suit your plans, see our similar tours in May 2019, November 2019 and May 2020 or contact us to ask about a private tour to suit your time, interests and budget!
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 Cabaña, where Che held his office (and shot people sentenced to execution).
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, 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 organised 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!
•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
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