Varadero Grad Trips
If you love beaches then Authentic Cuba grad trip is for you. There’s no question that Varadero’s beach is one of the best in the world – 21 kilometre of flawless white sand. However, this destination is also packed with jungle adventure, culture, and nightlife. Away from the white sandy beaches, the Caribbean’s coolest vintage city, Havana, is a treasure trove of classic 1950’s cars, stunning colonial architecture, and many photo ops with colourful Cuban characters (look out for the woman with the huge cigar!). Experience local Cuban culture as your grad trip takes you to one of the most historic and colourful cities in the Caribbean.
More Than Just a Vacation on Your Student Trip to Varadero
Authentic Cuba grad trip includes everything you and your friends will need and more for an unforgettable getaway to paradise. When you’re in Cuba you need to Get out and Explore this amazing destination. Head out into open waters and try out deep sea fishing, or hop on a sweet catamaran with all of your friends and cruise down the coast. During the day you’ll have tons of incredible activities organized by us including the always amazing Mr. and Ms. Grad Trip, School Olympics, Beach Volleyball and much more!
However one of the musts on Authentic Cuba Grad Trip is the incredible tour of Havana City. You get to experience a historical tour of the city, learning about the cultural history of the land as well as time to experience the true Cuban lifestyle. You will also get a chance to give back to the community on an inspiring volunteer excursion. Top this off with some memorable themed night events that you and your friends will be talking about for years to come like the legendary Tight n’ Bright, Caribbean Rodeo and of course Gradfitti.
The Perfect March Break and Summer Trips for Students
Get out and truly experience Authentic Cuba! Your Grad Trip should be about you and your friends celebrating the end of High School. S-Trip! wants to give you the opportunity to share new experiences and make new friends with other grads from across North America. Each year, thousands of students get together for their grad trip to create life long memories. With incredible destinations, exciting day and night events, and everything in between, Grad Trip is must for all students! Are you ready for your student grad trip to Authentic Cuba?
Stories From S-Trip! Passengers
Not quite sure about Authentic Cuba for Grad Trip? Well check out some actual stories from S-Trip! passengers that travelled there to celebrate the end of high school with their friends:
Jayne B – Grad Trip Summer 2013
Kieran M – Grad Trip Summer 2013
Mitchell C – Grad Trip March Break 2013
Amanda L – Grad Trip March Break 2013
Madison M – Grad Trip March Break 2013
Alexandra K – Grad Trip March Break 2013
Jennifer M – Grad Trip March Break 2013
Jeneka J – Grad Trip 2012
Jessica B – Grad Trip 2012
Darren F – Grad Trip 2012
Havana City Tour
The tour starts with a 1.5 – 2 hour bus ride (on an air conditioned motor coach of course) into the heart of Havana City. This is your chance to see the Cuban country side. About half way through, you have an opportunity to stop and get a cold drink. After, you will make your way into Havana City. When you arrive the bus driver will take you on a little tour, while a guide explains the incredible history of the old town. Around lunch time, you stop at an authentic Cuban restaurant to have a bite to eat. Take a 5 minute bus ride to a drop off point, where you begin an amazing walking tour of Havana City. Some significant sites along the way include the Capitol, Old Havana, Revolution Square, and the famous El Malecon Sea Wall. You will get a chance to explore the cobblestone streets and 1940′s style cars that surround every corner. After the tour, you get dropped off at a local market where you can buy souvenirs before heading back to the resort.
When in Varadero, you must party in a Pirate Cave, it’s pretty much a rule. A fully decked out Cave booked out for you and your friends, includes full dance floor, a DJ spinning top 40 hits, a light show, and pirate theme gear covering the walls. This is definitely one of the most unique nightclubs in the entire world.
Deep Sea Fishing
Sail off into the ocean, between three and eight miles offshore (depending on professional advisment) and go deep sea fishing! Cuba is known as one of the best destinations in the world for bone fishing. Be on the lookout for species such as marlins, tunas, wazoos and many others. Compete with others to get the biggest catch and remember to capture every fishy moment on camera! This fishing tour includes boat and crew, fishing licence and gears, lures, open bar, and round
trip transfers to hotels. A complimentary lunch is also served half way through the day.
Your day spent on the Seafari Cayo Blanco Catamaran will be an unforgettable one! A short 5 min drive is followed by a gorgeous cruise through the turquoise waters of the southern coast of Varadero while blasting music and dancing with all of your friends. After about an hour you will stop for a quick snorkelling lesson, and then jump overboard to explore the coral reefs. Afterwards you jump back onto the boat and head to Playa Blanco where you get to soak up the sun and eat some lunch. A couple hours later, you will load back into the catamaran again, dropped the sail and make your way back nice and slow.
The Get Real Volunteer Experience
We head out to a local school in the small town outside of Varadero called Cadernas. We start our day with a welcome party from the local school children, followed by language classes! The activities move outside where games of soccer, basketball or volleyball are played. To top it off, everyone joins in a group dance, which is guaranteed to leave everyone with a huge smile on their face! A day filled with memories for not only S-Trip! travellers, but most importantly for the local children!
Fly along the Hicacos Penisula James Bond-style in a two-seater speedboat! This unforgettable trip will take you away from Cuba’s coast with a trained tour guide out into the sun and gorgeous waters of the Caribbean. Tour through dense, overflowing mangrove channels, across sparkling aqua waters, and end with a quick swim before heading on back to the resort. A great excursion with a mix of heart pumping adrenaline, and relaxation.
- Three pools for epic Marco Polo
- Four tennis courts for your inner Nadal
- Fitness facilities
- Mini golf, casue who doesn't like it
- Spa services< to pamper yourself on Grad Trip/li>
- Two buffet restaurants for ultimate all you can eat!
- Five a-la-carte restaurants
- 24 hour snack bar
Sol Sirenas Coral
Sol Sirenas Carol is located on a white sandy beachfront, which is conveniently only 10 minutes from the city centre of Varadero via bus. The Coral is home to 688 rooms and offers a range of amenities. To feed your hunger, meal options include two buffets, five à la carte restaurants (reservations required and dress code in effect) and a 24 hour snack bar. As well, a discothèque on the resort helps guests dance the night away to the tropical tunes. Perfect for a memorable Grad Trip with all of your friends!
Wifi available at a fee
Restaurants including 3 à la carte (Cuban, International and Asian)
24 hour Snack bar
Amazing tropical themed Pool
On site Disco for wicked night events
Water sports like: Snorkelling, Pedal boat, Windsurfing, Catamaran, Sailing, Kayaking<
Day activities like Volleyball, Tennis, Ping Ping, Billiards
Hotel Villa Cuba
Spend a week in paradise at the Villa Cuba. Perfect weather, unreal beaches, and the warmest waters you’ll have ever swam in – between the beach time and resort hangouts, you’ll completely forget about school and that cold weather at home! You’re just steps away from perfect surf at this beachfront resort, and that means you can simply roll out of bed and get your tan on!
With awesome amenities like a huge pool, tennis court, and even dance lessons, Villa Cuba is the perfect home away from home while you’re on your Grad Trip. Take over the resort with hundreds of other students from across North Americas ready to celebrate the end of high school in style.
Wifi available at a fee
534 rooms in four buildings
Sauna for ultimate relaxation
2 Jacuzzis because they are cool
3 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian and Seafood
1 Buffet restaurant - eating challenge?
24hr Snack bar - yum!
Spa, to pamper yourself
3 swimming pools for epic afternoons
Sports: 6 Tennis courts, Golf 18 holes, near the hotel
Waters sports available: Kayaks, Snorkeling, Sail, Water Aerobics and Windsurf
Local day and night entertainment by the Fun Club
Local day and night entertainment and activities by the staff
On-Site Night Club
Spend a week in paradise at the Naviti Varadero, an amazing resort with a pristine, sugar-white private beach and all the necessities for a perfect Grad Trip. With great sports facilities on site, walking distance to Varadero, and some of the most epic scenery in Cuba, there couldn’t be a better place to call home for a week. Whether you’re into relaxing beach-side or kicking it up a notch with sea kayaking the Allegro, Varadero caters to teen travellers and provides unparalleled service.
Wifi available at a fee
Note: This is a sample schedule. Schedule varies based upon destination and travel date. Not all excursions in this schedule are included in the cost of the program. Please refer to My Profile to see which, excursions are included in your trip. Here you may also sign up for the optional excursions.
Leading up to your departure, you’ll receive information with helpful tips and reminders for packing, and a call from your trip leader who will answer any last minute questions you might have. They’ll also go over all documents you need for you trip.
On departure day, you’ll meet your Trip Leader at the airport and they will assist you through check-in, customs, and boarding, and will be your dedicated S-Trip! staff for the week.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by S-Trip! destination staff at the airport. They will assist you with getting you and your luggage on the right coach transfer to the resort.
At the resort there will be an important 45 minute briefing session where you’ll meet the entire destination team and learn everything there is to know about the week’s program. Once the briefing is over, Grad Trip officially begins!
During the Week
It’s all about you and your experience! We’ve created a jam-packed schedule of cool, exclusive events, activities, and excursions just for you and your friends. If you have any questions, S-Trip! staff are always easy to find! Our Info Desk is in the hotel lobby and staff will be at each event, activity, and excursion. Plus, your Trip Leader will be checking in three times daily and will be spending lots of time hangin’ with you and your crew.
Your Trip Leader will help you through the resort check-out process, then it’s off to the airport where our staff will assist you through checking-in and security before flying home.