Selected day trips from Havana

Many of the highlights of western Cuba can be explored from Havana. On this page we present some excursions in more detail. Of course, other places are also suitable as a starting point for varied excursions, e.g. Trinidad for central Cuba.

Active tour in Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas is one of Cuba’s flagship ecotourism projects and is only around 1.5 hours drive from Havana. Here you can experience pure nature and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the Cuban capital. On an approx. Three-hour hike, you will first learn a lot about the local flora and fauna and the reforestation program that transformed the region into a biosphere reserve in the first place. This is followed by the canopy route, from which you can experience the eco-commune from a bird’s eye view. It gets particularly spectacular when crossing the small dammed lake hanging on a wire!

Trip to Tobacco Country

It doesn’t matter whether you are a cigar lover yourself or not. Tobacco and cigars – they simply belong to Cuba and the production of the export hit is extremely interesting. The fertile soils in western Cuba are particularly well-known for this and at the same time uniquely beautiful landscapes await you there. Experience the popular Viñales Valley on this day tour in a particularly authentic way and also a little off the beaten track. You will of course visit a tobacco farmer extensively and learn how the inconspicuous tobacco plant becomes a cigar, including a tasting, but today you will also learn about the customs of the cimarrones, visit a bizarre cave complex and learn about a handicraft project.

Bike tour with a trip to the Beach

During this excursion you have the opportunity to cross the Jaruco mountain formations east of Havana on a bike tour. You climb the “Escaleras de Jaruco” on your bikes, from whose hill we have a wonderful view of the sea and the Caribbean metropolis of Havana. Then it goes down to the small sleepy place Jaruco and from there northwards towards the coast. Shortly before reaching the sea, we pay a visit to the small town of Hershey and learn more about the American “chocolate king” Milton S. Hershey, who had a small model village built around his sugar factory for his workers with unusual social benefits for the time. Afterwards, the support vehicle takes you to the Playas de Este for a swim and then back to Havana.