Santiago is Cuba’s second largest city and former capital, and it has an incredibly rich history. It is the birthplace of Bacardi rum, conga lines, Revolutionary politics, son music, Cuban coffee; it is the site of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous Rough Riders’ crusade, and it is the hometown of some of Cuba’s most famous sons: Buena Vista Social Club singer Ibrahim Ferrer, and Desi Arnaz AKA Lucy’s husband “Ricky” from I Love Lucy, just to name a few!
Santiago also boasts a unique pan-Caribbean culture given its proximity to Haiti and Jamaica. French names are common, you might spot a Cuban rastafarian, and the cuisine is distinct. For a taste of local flavor try “pru” – a chai-like beverage that you won’t find anywhere else in Cuba!
Our regular small group tours start very Friday but we also offer private tours to accommodate your travel dates. If you have different departure or return dates or for more information please call us at 1-800-494-1945 or email us at [email protected]