Travelers usually book beach resorts only, and they have
not visited Havana or some of the other highlights of the
island. Our team has a wealth of knowledge of the country
and experience in handling ground arrangements for
independent travelers, special interest groups and
range of products and services can be offered to tailor
your particular requirements whether it is a private tour
of all Cuba with a guide, to going on a dive, trek,
cycle, ecological tour or arts & culture tour.
FLORA AND FAUNA:
The Cuban flora has more than 80,000 botanical species,
more than 50% are endemic. It has 900 species of fish,
4000 species of mollusks and 354 bird species.
Havana City (pop. over 3 million). POPULATION:
11 million. The people are an ethnic and cultural mixture
of the descendants of African slaves and the white
population originating in Spain. There is no racial
discrimination and all Cubans are equal before the law.
Sugar, minerals, tobacco, agricultural, medicine &
There are no great differences in seasonal temperatures
in Cuba, its pleasant subtropical climate being augmented
by the gentle north-easterly tradewinds. The wet summer
season is between May and October, and the drier winter
season runs from November through April. The average
temperature reaches 27.4 degrees Celsius in July and
August and 22.2 degrees Celsius in February. An average
of 80% humidity exists all year round, with things just a
little more sticky in the wet season.
All categories available, including 5 star properties.
9 international airports. Havana's Jose Marti is the main
entry point to the country, followed by Varadero and
Camaguey. The air terminals at Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos,
Cayo Coco, Holguin, Manzanillo and Santiago de Cuba also
have international flights.
$25.00CUC payable in cash upon departure.
CONDITIONS FOR TRAVEL:
A valid passport and Tourist card is required. A special
visa is required for business travellers, journalists,
Cuban nationals and long-term stays. Check with your
Cuban Embassy or Consulate for specific visa
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The national currency is the the Cuban Convertible Pesos.
All goods and services are priced and paid for in CUC
currency. Credit cards issued by CANADIAN BANKS in
CANADIAN CURRENCY are accepted. However, Canadian credit
cards in US currency, American Travellers cheques and
American Express credit cards are NOT ACCEPTED.
Travellers can bring in two bottles of liquor, a carton
of cigarettes, personal effects, photographic equipment,
personal jewellery, etc., all duty free. They cannot
bring in firearms, narcotics, pornography or Cuban
currency. Durable goods or valuables acquired in Cuba
must be declared upon leaving the country, showing
Rum is the drink of Cuba. There are extra dry and aged
rums of magnificent bouquet. The white rum mixes with
practically everything and is ideal for cocktails. The
traditional drinks of Cuba are the Cuba Libre, Mojito,
Mulata and Daiquiri. There are various brands of beer as
well as carbonated beverages, bottled water is available
110 volts, 60 cycles. The outlets are for flat prongs.
Some locations are 220 volts.
Traditional dishes are generally based on rice, beans,
pork, and chicken along with fish.
Cuba's quality public health system extends across the
entire country and is free for Cubans. Medical care is
professional, efficient and economical. Medical insurance
is recommended prior to departure.
Tourists can go anywhere in the country at any hour of
the day or night, by foot, by taxi, by plane, by train,
by bus or by rent-a-car.
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Cuba's public holidays include Liberation Day (1
January), International Workers’ Day (1 May), Celebration
of the National Rebellion (25, 26 and 27 July), and
Beginning of the War of Independence. (10 October).
Can be taken anywhere except military and prohibited
Cuba is a hospitable country. It is easy to find help
whenever you need it. The streets are safe. There are
tourism police in hotel areas.
Shops can be found in all hotels and airports. Cuban
cigars, rum, liqueurs, arts and crafts, T-shirts and
other souvenirs are good buys. All goods taken out of the
country must be accompanied by official government
receipts, as well as a stamp of approval for certain arts
and crafts. Goods made from black coral, tortoise shell
and sea shells will be confiscated by customs.
Nothing is taxed anywhere in Cuba.
At client's discretion, not included in bill. Normally
tourists give to the waiter 10% (cash) of the bill.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean measuring
110,922 square kilometres. Cuba also lays claim to the
220 sq km Isla de la Juventud and a further 4200-odd
coral caves and islets, most of which are low lying and
uninhabited. It is a land so vast that all of the rest of
the islands of the Caribbean could fit into it.
It has a total length of 1200 Km with 5746 km of coasts
which host 200 bays and 289 natural beaches. There are
three mountain ranges: the Sierra Maestra in eastern
region, the Sierra del Escambray in the centre and the
Sierra de los Organos in the west.
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