Beyond Ordinary
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Beyond Ordinary

Journey to a once unreachable world of unmatched beauty with a rich culture that combines old and new – the island of Cuba.
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Group Tour
A tour with set departure dates offering a chance to meet other travelers. Choose the itinerary and dates that work for you and relax as we take care of everything.
Private Tour
A private tour for your group only with dates of your choice. Select one of our handmade private itineraries and tell us when you want to travel.
Custom Tour
A completely custom tour where our team of experienced designers work with you to create a one-of-a kind itinerary. Our specialty since inception.
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Relax, indulge and connect as we take care of everything for you, from visas and transportation to unique experiences and handpicked accommodation. Safety first, always.
Why Candela
Cuba Candela made our trip absolutely incredible! I was blown away by the level of service and attention to detail the team had. I will definitely be going to Cuba again and will be using Cuba Candela another time! Thank you thank you for a wonderful trip!!!
Melissa N.
00:58 21 Jun 22
Cuba Candela for this trip was great. The tours we had we so informative and our tour guide, Alex was wonderful. He answered all of our questions and accommodated our special requests. The restaurants he chose for us we local, fun and varied. The day we went out to the local farm was worth the long drive as the couple that hosted us were so sweet and the food so-o-o good. At our hotel, Paseo 206, the staff were so courteous and friendly and always smiling and asking what they could do to make our visit wonderful. I couldn't have done this without the help and guidance provided though my professional travel advisor and would - have - recommended Cuba Candela to my friends.
Loyal C.
14:10 16 Jun 22
I never thought I'd go to Cuba in my lifetime, but Cuba Candela provided a fantastic programming schedule where I was immersed in cultural excursions!
Gary
12:38 16 Jun 22
If you want to truly experience Cuba, these guys are the absolute BEST!! Highly recommend.
Tyler L.
20:29 25 Apr 22
Cuba Candela - Thank you so much for our incredible trip to Cuba. Our host Rita was terrific, focusing on our interests and offering fun and exciting adventures, especially art, music and culinary destinations, and connecting us to the people of Cuba. Our guide Richard and driver Irais were attentive, friendly and extremely knowledgeable, ensuring that every day was great. We also appreciate the terrific advice and itinerary from Molly. Thanks too to our travel agent Deborah from Protravel International. A truly spectacular and unforgettable trip!
Sonia E.
19:40 15 Apr 22
Cuba Candela was incredible at planning an immersive and educational trip for our group of friends. The boutique hotel they selected was stunning and every meal and activity they arranged was incredible.
KT
17:17 01 Feb 22
Other than the wonderful people of Cuba, our tour leaders were the best part of our trip. They really went above and beyond for us in every way. Candela tailored our trip to meet our specific interests and delivered in Spades. The accommodations they chose for us also met our needs perfectly - an antique Cuban house with lush gardens, excellent food, and outstanding service by the entire staff. They also provided an agenda that really let us absorb the culture, and meet so many amazing Cubans that shared their lives with us. Thank you Club Candela for making our experience so remarkable!
The trip came close to being a bucket-list trip, and it really wasn’t a top priority before we went. When you look at the itineraries of Cuba trip, the focus is on Havana. This wasn’t what we wanted. Instead, we wanted an introductory grand tour. We wanted to get beyond just One place. Our trip’s itinerary was built by a series of conversations. In other words, they didn’t just give us something off-the-shelf. In essence, we went from Havana to the western edge, and then from Havana to the the east, ending in Santiago de Cuba.Our guide and a driver met us at the airport and drove us to our hotel. This was an intense relief as the airport was crazy and we had custom issues. The guide was with us the entire trip. Our first driver was with us for eight days, and a second driver was with us for the remainder. The driver’s were wonderful. The vehicles were good. (I remember my parent’s cars from the fifties—modern are much nicer.)At all times, we felt welcome no matter what we did: drinks and song at someone’s home in Havana (a highlight), walking through the artist’s area and into homes in Havana, to a samba lesson, taking a standing tour in an ox-cart, to drinking just roasted and ground coffee on a farm, to visiting the Che museum/monument…well, you can see the scope of our activities.In the middle of the trip, my partner did not feel well. Our guide took her to a doctor and then to a lab for testing. They wrote down her diagnosis. It was three weeks of doctor’s visits at a prestige Boston hospital to make the same diagnosis.Finally, while we had an itinerary, we were able to make changes as needed or desired.A great trip.P.S. Our guide Kathy made the trip wonderful.
Barry K.
03:35 31 Oct 20
Cuba Candela provided outstanding advice about in-country sites and what to look out for while touring Havana. They provide onsite protection during tourist trips and excellent knowledge about Cuba’s history/culture.
Billy M.
18:18 14 Sep 20
Wonderful experience!
Rachel M.
21:03 11 Sep 20
My husband and I chose Cuba Candela for our trip to Cuba and we could not have been more pleased with the experience. Every one from Cuba Candela was so professional, attentive and nice. It made for a flawless vacation. I would recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Cuba.
Anna S.
23:55 10 Sep 20
Havana is an true treasure and our guide at Cuba Candela did a fantastic job at showing us the city. They did a great job at customizing the tour to see specific sites of interest to our group.
gary S.
13:41 10 Sep 20
Cuba Candela made my experience traveling to Cuba for the first time smooth and seamless. I felt much more comfortable having a professional company to advise me on travel and answer any questions I had. I really loved visiting different parts of Cuba with Mhai Yoga while getting such an educational experience meeting so many different, lovely Cubans! Thank you so much!
Amanda F.
13:12 10 Sep 20
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Your tour provides uplifting opportunities in the local communities of Cuba. Every tour directly supports over 30 Cuban entrepreneurs. Additionally, we donate a portion of every tour cost to humanitarian organizations like Caritas Cuba.
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