8 Jan. - 19 Jan. 2023 | Spots available
Slick vintage cars cruise down the bustling streets past colourful colonial buildings, buzzing with lively music and warm people – Cuba has retained its nostalgic charm. Take in the highlights of this unique country on this versatile round trip and even gain special insight into Cuba’s LGBTQ+ movement. Get ready to be amazed!
Havana – the Pearl of the Caribbean
Trinidad – the Colonial Jewel
Tobacco plantations and the rainforest
Optional seaside extension
Day 1, Mon, 08.01.2024: ¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!
Upon your arrival in Havana (flights not included), you’ll be welcomed to this tropical paradise by your guide and transferred to your hotel where some refreshments await you. Take the rest of the day to relax to the sounds of salsa and dream of the gay adventure that awaits you.
Day 2, Tue, 09.01.2024: Havana calling
After a walking tour through the “city of columns,” you’ll gain insight into the traditional art of Cuban cigar making. You’ve surely admired the many slick classic cars in the city – now it’s your turn to take an unforgettable panoramic drive through the modern neighbourhoods of Havana in a genuine American street cruiser. Afterwards, it’s time to enjoy some tropical drinks at the legendary Bar de la Fama in the Hotel Nacional. In the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Havana Queens show – a thrilling spectacle of Latin music and dance.
Day 3, Wed, 10.01.2024: Beach day
Escape the hustle and bustle of Havana’s city life to soak up the sun on the tropical beaches of Playas del Este. In the evening, you’ll visit the Fabrica del Arte, a fascinating gallery and performance venue where the island’s cultural avant-garde meet to share their creativity with the world. Prepare to be inspired. Afterwards, it’s off to the exciting Cabaret Las Vegas.
Day 4, Thu, 11.01.2024: Home of tobacco
Today, you’ll take a journey along the Tobacco Route to Viñales. On the way, you’ll stop for a visit with the artist Mario Pelegrión and learn more about growing tobacco directly from a tobacco farmer. After a traditional Cuban lunch, you’ll make a stop at the Mural de la Prehistoria – a monumental rock painting. Before returning to Havana, you’ll stop at an organic finca where you can enjoy the idyllic view over the valley while sipping on a delicious cocktail.
Day 5, Fri, 12.01.2024: Pearl of the South
Today, you’ll leave Havana and head into central Cuba. On the way, you’ll make a long stop at Caleta Buena Beach, where you’ll have the chance to snorkel in the sparkling turquoise waters or simply relax under the Cuban sun. Afterwards, you’ll continue on to Cienfuegos, the Pearl of the South, where you’ll spend the night.
Day 6, Sat, 13.01.2024: Off to Trinidad
On a morning stroll through the lively town of Cienfuegos, you’ll check out historical buildings such as the Teatro Tomás Terry, where Caruso once sang. From the Palacio del Valle, you can take in the stunning panoramic view over the bay. Afterwards, you’ll explore even more of the island’s natural beauty on a boat trip through the harbour and the bay. You’ll then cruise along the scenic coastal highway to Trinidad. To round off another day of your gay holiday, your guide will treat you to a cocktail on the steps of the Casa de la Música in the evening.
Day 7, Sun, 14.01.2024: Cuba’s colonial showpiece city
The old town of Trinidad will charm you with its beautiful, pastel-coloured buildings. As part your gay discovery tour of the city today, you’ll visit the municipal museum and have a drink at the bar La Canchánchara. Feel like dancing the night away some place special? Why not go to Disco Alaya? This unique venue is located in a natural cave.
Day 8, Mon, 15.01.2024: Your day
Today you can do whatever you feel like: sleep in, explore more of Trinidad, lay on the beach, or just relax by the pool. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you can join your Marco Polo guide on an excursion to the Topes de Collantes National Park (additional fee, lunch included – see Add-ons). You’ll walk along the Río Melodioso through a diverse natural habitat with indigenous flora and fauna (approx. 5 km). Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim in natural pools and under waterfalls. Finally, at Finca Gallega, you’ll be served a hearty lunch in the midst of a beautiful natural backdrop.
Day 9, Tue, 16.01.2024: Exploring Santa Clara
Your gay adventure continues! In the valley of the sugar cane mills, you’ll visit the former hacienda of the sugar barons as well as the legendary slave tower. You’ll then continue to Santa Clara, a pilgrimage destination of communist Cuba located at the foot of the Sierra Escambray. You’ll visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum where Ernesto “Che” Guevara lies buried alongside other fallen Guerilleros who fought the Battle of Santa Clara under his command in 1958. In the evening, you’ll visit El Mejunje – an important LGBTQ cultural centre in Cuba that was founded by pioneer Ramón Silverio over 30 years ago.
Day 10, Wed, 17.01.2024: Take me to the beach
Now it’s time to relax! Today, you’ll depart for Jibacoa where a resort hotel awaits you with its romantic white sandy beach.
Day 11, Thu, 18.01.2024: Beach life
At Memories Jibacoa beach resort (not far from Havana), you’ll be able to relax to your heart’s content. Its expansive gardens and large swimming pool are the perfect place to enjoy every moment of your gay holiday. This all-inclusive adults-only resort has a restaurant and bar on site. If you’re interested in doing something more active with the other guys, the resort offers a variety of water sports activities at the beach. In the evening, a farewell dinner in a “paladar” awaits you.
Day 12, Fri, 19.01.2024: Fly home or stay?
You’ll be transferred to the Havana airport to board your flight home – that is, unless you’ve decided to extend your stay (see Add-ons)!
Seaside extension (optional)
Day 12-14, Fri-Sun, 19.01.-21.01.2024: Beach dreaming
Why not spend a few more days on the white sandy beach of Jibacoa. It’s the perfect way to spend the last few days of an unbelievably memorable gay holiday.
Day 15, Mon, 22.01.2024: Goodbye, Cuba!
With a suitcase full of unforgettable moments, you’ll be transferred to the Havana airport to board your flight home.
Visiting Cuba is like travelling back in time: colonial buildings on every corner, classic cars cruising down the streets, and no McDonald’s or Starbucks in sight – hardly imaginable in today’s world. However, investors are impatiently awaiting the opening of the country, which is why you should experience the rich nostalgia of Cuba before it disappears forever!
Cocktails, cigars, and Latin beats – Cubans know how to live life to the fullest. Let yourself be carried away by the Cuban lifestyle (video).
The National Centre for Sex Education, a government institution, specifically promotes tolerance and LGBT rights. As a result, non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has already been incorporated into labour law in the country.
Thriving gay communities exist in Havana and Santa Clara.
Grand Aston La Habana | Havana
In Havana you’ll stay 4 nights at the Grand Aston La Habana, a new 4-star luxury hotel with splendid views.
Ideally located in the bustling Vedado, the capital’s central commercial district, close to offices, shops, restaurants, and entertainment
Beautifully decorated rooms, with a minimalist open space concept
24-hour fitness center and an amazing 56-meter-long swimming pool overlooking the Havana Bay
Memories Resort | Jibacoa
In Jibacoa, you’ll spend your gay holiday at Memories, the renowned all-inclusive, adults-only beach resort.
Four-star adult resort with a garden landscape located directly on a beautiful beach
TripAdvisor Rating: No. 1 in Jibacoa
Rooms are air conditioned and have a balcony, flat-screen TV, safe, and fridge
Amenities include an outdoor pool with a bar as well as a whirlpool, fitness centre, and spa facilities with massage services
Sports facilities range from tennis, table tennis, and aerobics to water sports such as diving (additional fees may apply)
Evening entertainment including a nightclub on site
and many more (see itinerary)
ON DAYS 2 & 8
In Havana and Trinidad, you can take advantage of the following optional excursions:
Day 2 – Havana Queens, show & dinner (+ €60):
For Cubans, music and dance are in their blood. See for yourself at the Havana Queens show. Dinner is included in the price.
Day 8 – Excursion to the Topes de Collantes National Park & lunch (+ €55):
Guided hike along the Río Melodioso through a diverse natural landscape (approx. 5 km). There are multiple opportunities to swim in natural pools and under waterfalls along the way. Lunch awaits you on a finca surrounded by magnificent natural scenery.
3-day seaside extension at a beach hotel: from €300 in a shared double room and from €400 in a single room:
Feel like relaxing on the tropical beach a little longer? We knew you would! Then extend your stay at the adults-only resort Memories Jibacoa. Just tell us how long you’d like to stay.
Included in the price of the extension package:
3 overnight stays in a single room with bath or shower/WC
Shared transfer to the airport
Please note: The number of additional nights possible depends on the schedule of the airline you’ve chosen for your return flight, as Havana is not served daily.
This Guys.travel gay tour is organised and carried out by Marco Polo Reisen, a renowned specialist for worldwide discovery trips for over 60 years.
Prices and services
8 Jan. - 19 Jan. 2024 | Spots available
Have a room all to yourself
Share a room with a partner/friend
Price per person includes:
Individual airport transfers
Transportation during the tour by air-conditioned coach
11 overnight stays in mid-range hotels in a single room with bath or shower/WC
11 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 4 x dinner as indicated in the itinerary
Various excursions, including a panoramic tour in an American classic car and a boat trip
Itinerary as described (PDF)
Entrance fees according to itinerary
CO2 compensation – climate-neutral gay tour