Cult-revolutionary heroes, the world’s most famous cigars, and some of the Caribbean’s finest rum. This two-week trip introduces you to the history behind these Cuban icons.
When one thinks of Cuba – what comes to mind? Sultry nightclubs with salsa and merengue music pouring from the open windows, lively jazz clubs and tropical cabarets, and certainly the faded opulence of the old cities’ colonial façades. Beyond that of course: rum, cigars and revolution. Cuba’s revolutionary trajectory since its Independence from Spain in 1898 has played a huge part in global history – the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis having been one of the defining moments of the Cold War. For a country so shrouded in mystery – perhaps it is surprising that the products of this quirky island have been avidly consumed worldwide. This immersive two-week tour will introduce you to the people and stories behind these Cuban icons: visit the site of Bacardí’s first rum distillery, learn about traditional tobacco cultivation and cigar rolling in the pretty valleys of Viñales, and visit Santa Clara, where Che Guevara’s military successes made him into a global icon.