Women only tour to Cuba
Cuba at a Glance
Romantic cities, pristine beaches, and lush mountains – Cuba has it all! Discover a country suspended in time, where a fascinating history has created one of the world’s most unique cultural blends. Roll your own Cuban cigar, cruise through Havana in classic cars, and learn to salsa dance on this essential, women-only tour of Cuba.
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Cuba is different, and that’s a big part of its allure. Patience and good humour will go a long way in this beautiful destination; things don’t always go according to plan, or work the same way as you might expect from back home. There is very little to no wifi available, so come prepared and let your boss know you will be disconnected!
Proof of travel insurance is required before joining day 1 of any Meetup Tour. International flights are not included. All SoFe Travelers are required to prove that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 OR produce a negative test taken at least 72 hours before the start of the Meetup Tour.
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A SoFe Travel leader joins groups larger than 5, maximizing your adventure and ensuring you’re well taken care of.
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From driver to guide to included experiences. You only need take out your wallet for those extra churros
Get your beauty sleep.
Enjoy our hand-picked, premium accommodation combining the best of design, location and comfort.
Welcome to Havana
Airport pickup & luggage hold for early arrivals. Meet your travel companions!
Bienvinidos à Cuba! Your adventure begins in romantic Havana–a city uniquely suspended in time, which invites you to slow down, wander its enchanting streets, and discover endless surprises. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to our accommodation to meet the rest of the group! We recommend arriving by 3pm. We’ll be staying in a family-owned guesthouse within walking distance of prime Havana hotspots. If you arrive early, we’ll hold your luggage while you get acquainted with Cuba’s colorful capital city. This evening, we’ll head out for an optional dinner and your first Cuban mojito!
HAVANA TO VIÑALES
Highlights of Havana & cooking class in a local’s home
Coffee tasting, Cuban cigar rolling, & salsa dancing
In the lush valley of Viñales, you’ll be surrounded by picturesque views of mist-covered hills, tobacco fields, and coffee plantations dotted with straw huts. We’ll start the day weaving through local farms and tasting the region’s delicious coffee. Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Cuba without sampling an iconic Cuban cigar! We’ll meet with a tobacco farmer to learn how they’re made and you’ll even have a chance to roll one of your own. Take the early afternoon to explore solo, then meet your guide for a Cuban cocktail class and intro to salsa dancing! For dinner, we’re invited to a local’s home for an organic, farm to table meal. Meals: breakfast and dinner
BAY OF PIGS TO CIENFUEGOS
White sand beaches, snorkelling in a seaside paradise & solo time
CIENFUEGOS TO TRINIDAD
Culture & history in colorful Trinidad & solo evening
After a short drive this morning, we’ll arrive in the colorful UNESCO World Heritage town of Trinidad–a tranquil town nestled in the mountains, where street art mingles with colonial architecture. Our guide will walk us down the cobblestone streets and share the history of this enchanting city. After lunch, we will visit two of Trinidad’s iconic museums; discover some of the region’s unique culture at an Afro-Cuban temple; and finish the day with a refreshing cocktail. This evening, you’ll have free time to join the friendly locals in the Plaza Mayor for a chat, leisurely cigar, and maybe even a game of dominoes. There’s also an underground cave bar for late-night dancing! Meals: breakfast and lunch
Waterfall swim, picture-perfect beach day and solo time
Trinidad offers the perfect mix of city, beach, and lush mountain scenery, and today you’ll get to enjoy all three! First, we’ll embark on an easy, but extremely rewarding hike to Salto de Javira, where you can take a refreshing dip at the base of a waterfall surrounded by cliffs. Then, relax in the soft white sand and brilliant turquoise waters of Playa Ancon. This evening, you’re free to explore on your own or with your travel companions. Trinidad’s colorful, palm-lined streets are a photographer’s dream! Meals: breakfast and lunch
SANTA CLARA TO HAVANA
Che Guevara memorial, classic cars, & Revolution Square
We will journey back to Havana today with a stop in Santa Clara to learn about Che Guevara on a quick walking tour. Once we arrive in Havana, get your camera ready! We’re stepping into colorful classic convertibles to cruise along the Malecón – Havana’s stunning coastal drive – and visit the famous Revolution Square. The evening is free to explore the vibrant food and live music of Cuba’s capital. Meals: breakfast and lunch | Drive time: approx. 4 hours
Afro-Cuban culture, artist home visit, & rumba performance
HAsta Pronto, cuba
We say our goodbyes, with plans to stay in touch! After breakfast we’ll check out of the villa. Whether you’re heading home or continuing your travels, we’ll help you arrange transport to your next stop. Meals: breakfast
It’s extra important to support locally owned businesses in Cuba, where small businesses and non-government owned properties are not typical. Many of the accommodations are called Casa Particulares, which are people’s homes that they open up for guests. Each Casa or Casita is different.
We think this is one of the most special parts of our Meetup Tour in Cuba. These homestay-like experiences make for the best meals, unparalleled hospitality, and an inside look at Cuban culture. The best part of the experience are the laughs over a glass of rum, the morning conversations with locally sourced coffee, and dancing on the porch until the early hours of the morning. Since we aren’t staying at hotels, people’s homes often don’t have a website or even a proper name. Rest assured, our guides know the owners very well. We have been working with these guest houses for many years. You’re in good hands. Here are photos from our collection of favorite Casitas and Casa Particulares to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect while traveling in Cuba.
Arrival: José Martí International Airport (HAV) anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm on tour start date
- We will will have an airport transfer waiting for you at the Havana International Airport, when you arrive during the above arrival window. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel. If fellow travelers arrive around the same time, we’ll bring you to the hotel together.
Departure: José Martí International Airport (HAV) anytime after 10:00am on tour end date
José Martí International Airport (HAV)
- Visa or entrance fees
- Travel insurance (mandatory for all travelers)
- Airport drop off
- Any meals not listed under inclusions
- Any optional activities
Most nationalities need a visa to enter Cuba. Americans can visit Cuba if they choose “support of the Cuban people” as the reason for their visit, and they use their money to support locals, not government owned businesses. Our itinerary supports locals.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
What our travelers say
LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF CUBA
“I would definitely book another trip with SoFe travel. I’ve used other travel group trips in the past. I found the Cuba tour to be VERY organized, yet flexible and accommodating.” – Kimberly D.
SO MUCH CUBA GOODNESS!
“What an amazing experience! I was connected with amazing, interesting and fun female travellers – some with years of experience, some just starting their solo travel adventures. It was the perfect group to explore all that Cuba had to offer with.” – Melinda G.
BEST TRIP OF MY LIFE. NO, SERIOUSLY.
“As an American, Cuba has always been a place that’s intrigued me, but hasn’t been too accessible due to political reasons. The Cuba Meet-Up Tour made the mysterious island open to discovery; not just spending the day in Havana on a cruise ship, but actually immersing into the country and it’s culture.” – Jordynn H
Photos from the road
We looove to collect and share photos from our Solo Female Traveler Meetup Tours. To see more images from Cuba, check out the stories on our Instagram! @solofemaletravel. When you travel with us, tag @sofetravel so we can find your posts.