Uncharted, unprecedented, unbelievable...Cuba Unbound! This is the only people-to-people Cuba sea kayaking tour legal for the American traveler! The perfect mix of nature and culture, paddling and salsa, this carefully orchestrated trip immerses you in the best Cuba has to offer.
Cuba holds a unique charisma as the Caribbean’s wild island. Cuba’s wildness extends beyond its stretches of untouched forests and coral reefs. Its wildness lies in its essence—its indefatigable spirit, its zeal for life that percolates into its music and dance, and its palpable enthusiasm for its people and country. Cuba catches the imagination and inspires it, a quality that has drawn writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene to sing praises for this vibrant island.
Discover Cuba’s intrigue for yourself on our eight-day adventure vacation through its forests and wetlands, beaches and cities. You start the trip off in the Caribbean’s most vivacious city, Havana, where you feel an electric charge in the Spanish colonial architecture, civic fervor, and vintage ambience. With our local Cuban guide as well as a ROW Adventures guide, our trip takes you out of Havana’s energetic heat into the verdant reaches of the Parque Nacional Zapata to see some of Cuba’s incredible biodiversity. The Zapata peninsula is replete with wildlife and geologic wonders, and whether you are snorkeling in submerged pools linked to the ocean through subterranean passages or kayaking through lush mangroves, Cuba takes the Caribbean to a new level of natural splendor.
On this kayaking and hiking trip you explore Cuba’s rivers as well as its striking coast while also having meaningful interactions with locals that are integrated into our tour. Divers and snorkelers worldwide come to Cuba to see the tropical fish that flit in and out of their coral reefs that remain some of the healthiest in the world. As we paddle the swamps and wetlands, you see huge flocks of pink flamingos. We visit a Cuban crocodiles breeding center, focused on saving this impressive species known for their athletic jumping skills. Cuba is not just a beautiful setting; it’s an incredibly alive world perfect for an adventure vacation. Perhaps it is not a surprise that the seductive beats of the mambo and salsa come from a land always pulsating with nature’s evocative conversation.
You also have the opportunity to explore Cuba’s fascinating colonial history. With trips to Trinidad, Cienfuegos, the Bay of Pigs, Habana Vieja and more, you see vestiges of Cuba’s internationally significant and turbulent colonial history. You walk on cobbled paths, stroll through old plantations, and linger in the faded glamour of colonial palaces and plazas. Cuba holds relics of many former empires who sought to reap the benefits of its abundant plantations or geographically important harbors. The country’s beauty is a stunningly dynamic amalgamation difficult to define.
Cuba has maintained an unpretentious authenticity in both its cities and its diverse environments. If you are looking for a trip that will be an adventure, where you will be an explorer and not simply a tourist following signs and lines, this Cuban adventure vacation (people-to-people style!) will exceed your expectations. If you’re thinking about going Caribbean, go Cuba with ROW Adventures.