Historic Havana

Explore the history of the Cuban revolution and take a behind-the-scenes look at life in modern Cuba.

05 July 2021


Perched at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba is  just 177 kilometres from Florida. Colourful capital Havana, with its pulsating nightlife, proud culture and beautiful architecture, is the heart of the country.

It’s a place worth putting on your bucket list, so mark 8 May 2023 in your diary for an insider’s peek into Cuba led by historian Michael Bustamante.

Arcadia Expeditions has created a 16-day expedition to explore the history of the Revolution in Cuba with curated meetings with Cubans from all walks of life.

Follow Fidel Castro’s revolution when Cuba was catapulted to the forefront of a global power struggle with events such as the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Against all odds, the Cuban revolutionary experiment continues today, with the country remaining one of the last outposts of state socialism.

This expedition gives guests an insight into life in modern Cuba and includes extended stays in the colonial cities of Trinidad and Havana.


There will be rides in classic cars, snorkelling over war relics, percussion or salsa lessons and the sampling of cigars and rum with local experts.

Curated meetings include time with local journalists, artists, entrepreneurs, and even Che Guevara’s son.

Accommodation ranges from luxury boutique hotels through to a rustic farm stay in the village of Santo Domingo.

This 16-day expedition, limited to just 12 people, is priced at AUD$15,500 per person and has two departures: 9 to 24 May 2022 and 8 to 23  May 2023.

The expedition is also available for private departures.



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