Private Travel Experiences Offering The Best of Cuba


Experience The Magic of Cuba

Superior accommodations and transport, quality services, and rich experiences provide for maximum enjoyment and cultural discovery. Cuba is the trip of a lifetime! Indulge in the comfort and personalized service you deserve throughout your incomparable journey. Awaken with the luminous sun in your private and artfully selected island home away from home. Find yourself dining in Cuba's most iconic restaurants, treat your senses with an exclusive rum and cigar tasting, commune with the spirit of Hemingway, meet the locals, and explore the island's coffee & tobacco steeped countryside.

You design and control your experience. We handle the rest.

CUBA CANDELA is the answer for private luxury travel in Cuba.


5 Days

— Most Popular —


From $3,795*

Dates: Any time

Group Size: Private. Yours only.

Cities: Havana and Viñales


  • Private tour of must-see Cuban art installation Fábrica de Arte Cubano

  • World-famous Tropicana Cabaret show under Havana’s starry night sky

  • Cuba’s tobacco steeped countryside charm by horseback

* price based on a group size of 4+ travelers

7 Days

— Best Value —


From $4,481*

Dates: Any time

Group Size: Private. Yours only.

Cities: Havana, Viñales, Trinidad & more


  • Intimate cooking class showcasing traditional Cuban cuisine

  • Hike and waterfall dive in the magical Topes de Collantes natural reserve

  • Salsa lesson with one of Cuba's best dancers in a private studio in Old Havana

* price based on a group size of 4+ travelers

4 Days

— Weekend Escape —


From $3,519*

Dates: Any time

Group Size: Private. Yours only.

Cities: Havana (Viñales optional)


  • Iconic Havana sites by beautifully restored vintage American convertible car

  • Private tour of historic Cuban art at the National Museum of Fine Arts (must-see!)

  • Private cigar rolling demonstration and sampling of the world's finest Cuban cigars

* price based on a group size of 4+ travelers


Experience true luxury in Cuba. From your very own private luxury villa with full staff to a beautiful, spacious and richly appointed room in a five-star hotel, CUBA CANDELA offers you the best service in the best settings, with all the amenities you would expect from luxury accommodations.



·       Cuban travel visa 

·       U.S. travel license

·       Compliance with all U.S. travel regulations

·       Accommodation in a private luxury villa or five-star hotel

·       All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner at elite restaurants)

·       Private car with A/C from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily

·       All airport, activity and excursion transfers

·       Local host (guide)

·       Special activities and experiences

·       Tickets to the famous Tropicana Cabaret


·       Design and curation of a fully custom itinerary

·       Unlimited access to U.S. travel planning staff

·       Luxury concierge service

·       Cuba Travel Handbook

·       All gratuities, taxes and fees ("all-in price"), except tip for local host

Not Included

·       Flight and airline fees

·       Tip for local host ($20 total per host per person suggested)

·       Alcoholic beverages

·       Cancellation or other travel insurance (highly recommended)



Royal Palm Reviews*

*All of our reviews are ethically collected from paying customers
with no incentive provided to the reviewer.


Perfect in every way. This is the ONLY way to experience Cuba. We travel extensively, and this was one of our favorite trips, only made possible by Cuba Candela.
— Liz M.
Their local accommodations, staff and experiences are top notch. I would highly recommend Cuba Candela for an amazing experience in Cuba!
— Salo S.
The attention to detail and responsiveness to our requests helped make our first trip to Cuba one of the most memorable, meaningful and stress-free trips we have ever taken.
— Debbie H.

- FAQ -

1.      Are there luxury accommodations in Cuba?

Five-star accommodations are limited in Cuba, however they do exist and can be held to international luxury standards. We have a proprietary database of five-star luxury properties that we work with on a regular basis. From beautifully restored mansions decorated with antique art and furniture recalling the opulent era of the 1920s, to lavishly appointed boutique hotels, you are sure to enjoy your five-star stay in Cuba.

2.      Is the Royal Palm all inclusive?

The Royal Palm private journey includes everything in Cuba. All you need to take care of is booking your flight. Once you arrive in Cuba, all expenses are taken care of except discretionary tipping, alcoholic beverages and souvenirs.

3.      What type of transportation do you provide?

We provide transportation via private car for a minimum of twelve hours daily (extended service optional) and include all airport and activity transfers. Your private car will be an air-conditioned sedan or air-conditioned van, depending on your group size and personal preference. Many of our drivers are highly educated English speakers, and some even hold advanced university degrees. Our travelers often state that conversations with their drivers were some of the most meaningful throughout their journey in Cuba.

4.      How do I book my flight?

You have the flexibility to book your own flight on your preferred airline at any time you wish. We will automatically track flight delays and be waiting to greet you upon arrival. United, American, Delta and JetBlue all fly directly to Havana and flights can be booked easily online.

 5.     Are local hosts with us at all times?

Our hosts are more like a local friend showing you the insider's local spots and less like a tour guide. Your host will be at your service for the entire trip, but you will have free time to be on your own as well.