School trips to Cuba

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School trips to Cuba offer students the unforgettable opportunity to explore the largest island in the Caribbean, which also happens to be one of the remaining Communist states.

A school trip to Cuba is, of course, a great choice for groups studying Spanish, geography and history, as well as those who want to improve students’ intercultural understanding and broaden their horizons, making them better global citizens.

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Why visit Cuba?

Fascinating history and politics

Cuba has a fascinating history, from the conquistadors to the Cold War, and learning more about this will help your students to better understand some significant events in world history.

In particular, on a school trip to Cuba, your students will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about the Cuban Revolution and some of its key figures, with visits to Che Guevara’s Mausoleum and the Museum of the Revolution.

They’ll also learn more about Cuba’s role in the Cold War with a visit to the Museo de Playa Girón, which is dedicated to the Bay of Pigs Invasion – a pivotal moment in Cold War history.

Explore Havana

Most groups who choose an educational tour to Cuba tend to base themselves in its capital city, Havana. Old Havana is a unique, crumbling gem - beguiling and captivating with plenty of vibrant culture to discover.

Founded in the 16 th century, Havana was an important trading post through which products from the New World made their way to Spain.

On your school trip to Cuba, you will, of course, have time for a guided tour of the city, taking in all the sites of interest. And we can even arrange for you to enjoy a sightseeing tour in the classic ‘50s cars that are so ubiquitous in Havana!

The vibrant culture

Cuba is a melting pot of Hispanic and African cultures and this is perhaps most evident in the country’s musical traditions, which are now known all over the world.

On your school trip to Cuba, your students will have lots of opportunities to explore the local culture, from the cultural hotpot of Havana to the traditional Taino village of Guama, where your students will discover what life was like for the indigenous people of Cuba in the pre-Columbian era.

Activities in Cuba that your school group will love

Cueva del Indio

Part of the largest cave system in Latin America, the Cueva del Indio (Cave of the Indian) is located near

Mausoleo Che Guevara

Santa Clara was the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in late 1958. There were two guerrilla

Museo Giron

This fantastic museum will give your students a better understanding of the events that unfolded here in Cuba, including the

Partagas Cigar factory

A visit to a cigar factory is one of the most ‘Cuban’ things to do in Havana. If there is

Cienfuegos

The ‘Pearl of the South’, located on the southern coast of Cuba, this area has beautiful bays,former Indian settlements and

Criadero de Cocodrilos

This crocodile farm is a breeding facility forlarge aquatic reptiles, where you can see them at every stage of their

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium opened in Havana in 1960, filled with many varieties of marine creatures, it continues to attract many

Vinales and the Vinales Valley

A beautiful, peaceful and romantic village, Vinales is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Cuba, the Vinales

Cienfuegos

The ‘Pearl of the South’, located on the southern coast of Cuba, this area has beautiful bays,former Indian settlements and

Criadero de Cocodrilos

This crocodile farm is a breeding facility forlarge aquatic reptiles, where you can see them at every stage of their

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium opened in Havana in 1960, filled with many varieties of marine creatures, it continues to attract many

Vinales and the Vinales Valley

A beautiful, peaceful and romantic village, Vinales is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Cuba, the Vinales

Where to visit in Cuba

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FAQs

Do you offer travel insurance?

We do offer travel insurance as an optional extra - find out more in our travel insurance resource which includes the policy documents and FAQs. 

If you choose not to purchase this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine), just remember that you must have suitable travel and medical insurance in place to cover your group. 

How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel.

This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families.

Want to travel sooner than this? It's possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. Whenever you're ready to start planning, we'll be here to support you.  And make sure you check out the many trip-planning guides in our resource hub

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?
Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.
What accommodation options are available?
You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above. All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year. Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

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