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Carnival in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is an urban city of approximately 500,000 people, located on the far eastern end of the island- a 14-hour drive from Havana. The richness and diversity of Cuban music and dance is a mirror of the ethnic diversity of this city, since it was settled by many groups over the centuries, including African, Chinese, Indigenous, Haitian, and Spanish.


Carnaval de Santiago is an explosion of intense colors, contagious rhythms, and stunning dances and dancers. It is the largest, most famous, & most traditional carnaval in Cuba, and its fiery Afro-Haitian-Cuban blend simmers in the beautiful city center. 

Custom Program

Customize your group trip right down to your travel dates.  Diaspora Travel Experiences will take your travel preferences and create a visit just for you that you won't forget. Your program can include:

Specified program length

Roundtrip flights

Airport Transfers

Selected Accommodations

Selected Program Activities

Expert Guided Tours (In English)

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Nightlife & Restaurant Guide


Please answer our questions so that we can design a custom experience especially for you.

Sunset View of Santiago de Cuba

Sunset View of Santiago de Cuba