5 great excursions from Cayo Coco, Cuba

5 Great Excursions from Cayo Coco

The island of Cayo Coco sits just off the coast of Cuba, with white sand and palm trees as far as the eye can see. It’s doubtful you’ll ever tire of these tropical beaches but if you fancy getting away for the day, here are some fantastic excursions to enjoy from the top Cuban tour operators: Cubanacan, Gaviota Tours, Havanatur and Cubatur.


Catamaran at a resort in Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco

Jeep Safari

Zoom through the stunning countryside of Cuba in a 4×4 Jeep, stopping at Cuba’s largest water reservoir, Laguna de la Leche. After all that excitement, stop at the fascinating town of Moron, where you’ll have time to explore and do some shopping for those all-important souvenirs.


MORON, CUBA – Recent change in law allows the Cubans to trade cars again. Cars in Cuba are very old because of the old law.

For lunch you’ll visit a traditional Cuban farm and try some of the country’s typical dishes, followed by a trip to a real-life crocodile farm – the kids will love it!

Woman making tamales in Cuba

Woman making tamales in Cuba, the tamal is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa, which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating.

End your day with a stop at the incredible Cunagua Hill, where you can see for miles, and get a fantastic photo to remember your day by.

This once-in-a-lifetime trip costs £53 for adults and £40 for children, and lasts for an exhilarating eight hours.

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Cave Party

Cuba is known for its incredible cave formations, and what better way to see them than by partying in one! Dance the night away to a live Cuban band in the amazing natural cave, Cueva del Jabali. The price for this exciting experience is just £17 and includes an open bar, so you can drink and dance as much as you like until the early hours.

Entrance to the Bellamar Caves

Entrance to the Bellamar Caves – one of the largest in Cuba

Rustic souvenir shop at the Bellamar Caves

Rustic souvenir shop at the Bellamar Caves.


Horseback Riding

Explore the natural beauty of Cuba by horseback. For just £7 an hour, you can trot through the countryside and trek across the beach along these stunning nature trails. You’ll have your very own guide to accompany you and show you all the incredible sights of the Cuban countryside.

Vinales Valley, Cuba

Horseback riding in Vinales Valley, Cuba

CubaHorseback riding on the beach in Cuba

Colonial Trinidad

Discover the beautiful city of Trinidad on this exciting excursion along the coast of Cuba. At a cost of just £54 for adults and £24 for children you can admire the beautiful valleys of Valle de los Ingenious on the way to Trinidad and the stunning countryside of Cayo Coco. When you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the romantic cobbled streets and pretty squares, such as Plaza Mayor and Plaza del Jigue. After some lunch in a traditional restaurant, discover the local museum and shop for some souvenirs to take home.

Colonial town of Trinidad, Cuba

Colonial town of Trinidad, Cuba. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tower of Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos.

Streets of Trinidad, Cuba

Colonial buildings in the streets of Trinidad, where old cars are a relic of Cuban revolution.

musicians play in the street in Trinidad, Cuba

musicians play in the street in Trinidad, Cuba. Cuban music is popular throughout the world and is influenced by West African and Spanish music.

Cayo Coco, Cuba

Resort view in Cayo Coco, Cuba

Sugar, Cigar & Rum

Cigar rolling

Cigar rolling

Cuba is all about its sugar, cigars and rum, and you can discover these famous products on a fantastic Cuban-themed excursion to the town of Moron. Travel back in time with a ride on a horse and cart and find out how Cuban sugar and rum is produced with a tour of a traditional sugar mill, you can even bring back a souvenir bottle of rum and a cigar! Afterwards, go wild and visit some of Cuba’s most dangerous reptiles at the Crocodile Breeding Farm, followed by a relaxing lunch in the Cayo Coco countryside.

Prices for this fascinating day out are just £44 for adults and £15 for children.

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  • Michelle Gray says:

    Wow, Cuba looks amazing! Horse riding on the beach is something I have always wanted to do

  • Nick says:

    Is there an excursion to Havana from Cayo Coco?

  • Brid O'Connell says:

    Hi Nick, there is a 1 hour flight to Havana from Cayo Coco or an overnight bus.

    • Kirsty says:

      Hi I was wondering if you have details of who to book the bus or flights with and a rough price?

      We are looking to go to Havana from Cayo Coco but unsure whether to book before we go or when there.


      • Hi Kirsty,

        You can easily book once you’re there, but if prefer to book your trip in advance the alternatives are:

        – daily flights to Havana (Playa Baracoa Airport) with Aerogaviota, prices are in the range of 200USD pp for a return flight.

        – Viazul buses from Ciego de Ávila (27USD pp each way); however reaching Ciego de Ávila from Cayo Coco would be quite a long taxi journey as it’s 54 miles away.

        If you’re staying in one of Thomas Cook’s resorts, our reps will be happy to help you arrange your trip to the Cuban capital.

        Hope you enjoy your trip, we’d love to hear how it went and see some snaps if you’re happy to share them with us!

  • Gillian says:

    Does anyone know the price for the excursion to Havana (prefer to fly) from Cayo CoCo.

    Gillian 🙂

  • Tiara says:

    Hi, are there any guide prices to fly from Cayo Guillermo to Havana please?

  • Becca says:

    Hi – my boyfriend and I want to do all of these excursions during our 2 week trip in July. Is it best to book when we get there (staying at the Melia Cayo Coco) or can we purchase online? Also, are the flights to Havana safe to use, I haven’t found much info anywhere online and nowhere to book. Thanks, Becca

    • Hi Becca,

      Did you get answers regarding Havana? We are travelling to Sol Cayo Coco at the end of July and want to go to Havana but are not getting anywhere. Can’t find much online.


  • Cheryl says:


    I am keen to find out details of the havanna overnight too, I can’t seem to find anything about it online and the travel agent said there was an issue with the flight at the moment? We are keen to see Havana but it don’t mind arranging this ourselves rather than a group if required as we like to explore too.

  • Mark says:

    Why is nobody answering these posts? I’d like to book one of these trips too!!

    • Joanne mimnagh says:

      Somebody somewhere else reckoned £220 equivalent per person for one day trip. Think it was on trip advisor

  • dave d says:

    Go here, we have just booked a flight from Sol cayo coco to Havana 3 days return.
    They even pick you up from your hotel and drop you off too.

    • Andy says:

      How did this work out for you?

      Has anyone else used this service, how is the safety/reliability/comfort of doing it this way?


  • Vicky Hall says:

    I am going to CAYO coco on June 18th for 2 weeks and would like a link to book excursions such as horse back riding, snorkelling , speed boat through mangroves and catamaran trios to snorkel.
    Can anyone help please?

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