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CUBA Why Go There?

Cuba, the largest and most populous island in the Caribbean, gives the impression, visually, that since the 1959 embargo it has been frozen in time; the streets play host to vintage American cars while horse-driven carts criss-cross the countryside. However, Cuban culture has its own energy and its natural heritage and the people are unique and vibrant. A country of visual contradictions where well kept colonial buildings shoulder rundown tenement buildings. Whilst trail riding in Cuba, discover three mountain ranges, two vast savannahs, the famed Vinales Valley, waterfalls, cascades and mogotes. Thousands of miles of enticing beaches are the colour of pearls and the country alive with the sounds of Cuban and Creole music.

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  • A wonderful riding and cultural experience
    On horseback in Cuba
  • Riding in the lush Cuban landscape
    Horses in the Cuban landscape
  • Trail riding through Cuba's western provinces
    Horses and palm trees in Cuba
  • Riding the West Cuba Trail
    Horse riding trails through western Cuba
  • Fording the stream in west Cuba
    Riding Criollo horses in Cuba

Entry formalities

Passports:
A passport valid for two months after departure from Cuba is required by all UK, USA, Canadian and other European nationals. Nationals not referred to are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visas
Visas for Cuba are required by all nationals from the USA, Canada, UK and the EU.
The required tourist visa, known as a tourist card, allows the holder to stay in Cuba for 30 days and is valid for a single entry. You must provide proof of confirmed return flight and booked accommodation.
Visa note:
Nationals of the USA are subject to the Cuban assets control regulations enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC; www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/pages/cuba.aspx).
Types and cost:
Tourist card: £15; business visa: £41, plus £19 processing fee for either if applying by post, courier or third party.
Validity:
The tourist card is valid for one entry of 30 days within 180 days of issue and can be extended in Cuba for a further 30 days.
The USA officially prohibits its citizens from travelling to Cuba unless they obtain a special license and very heavy fines are imposed on visitors not fulfilling this requirement.
The US government will allow the following to travel to Cuba (decided on a case by case basis): official government travelers, journalists, persons visiting close relatives once in 3 years, full-time professionals conducting research, full-time professionals attending certain international conferences, and persons who have received a specific license.

Embassies
British Embassy in Cuba
Telephone: (7) 214 2200. Website: http://www.ukincuba.fco.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0800-1530.
Embassy of Cuba in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7240 2488 ; (020) 7379 9582. Website: http://embacuba.co.uk/englishFiles/consuladoin.htm

Addresses of consulates

  • Consulat de Cuba
    14 rue de Presles
    75015 Paris
    Tél. : 01 45 67 55 35
    Fax :
  • Office du tourisme de Cuba
    280 boulevard Raspail
    75014 Paris
    Tél. : 01 45 38 90 10
    Fax : 01 45 38 99 30
  • Ambassade de France à Cuba
    Calle 14, N° 312, entre 3a y 5a avenida
    MIRAMAR
    Tél. : (00 537) 201 31 31
    Fax : (00 537) 201 31 07

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Early bird discounts
Get 3% off all trips booked before 31/12/2019 for a departure in 2020.
Terms and conditions:
  • This 3% early bird discount applies to the cost of the trip, and excludes transfers & supplements, international or domestic flights, and any additional services.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other current discount.