Luggage and clothing Cuba

This tour leads us through tropical lowlands as well as through mountainous areas with a moderate climate which may include cold nights. We therefore recommend that you bring thin clothing plus a closed neck, long-sleeved T-shirt or cotton shirt for the cooler evenings and to protect against mosquitoes. We also recommend that you bring a jersey or sweater and a waterproof mac. Do not forget an umbrella for protection against rain and too much sun. With regards to footwear, you will need a pair of good quality, worn-in walking shoes and flip-flops or sandals. You should also bring sunglasses, suncream, toiletries, a traveller’s health kit, hat/headscarf, camera, spare batteries, pocket knife, lighter, a small stock of non-perishable snacks and sweets, an alarm clock, writing materials (there is a shortage of paper in Cuba), books, passport with valid visa, sufficient money, photocopies of your passport, visa and travel insurance, your flight ticket(s), travel insurance details including alarm number, important addresses and a good travel guide. In addition: toilet paper, a towel and a reading lamp. If you bring along electrical equipment, you will need an adaptor. Ideally, you should pack all this into a weekend bag or backpack rather than a solid suitcase. Suitcases are far more awkward to carry and take up too much space. A small backpack or shoulder bag is best for carrying hand luggage. Valuable papers are best kept in a money belt, to be worn under your clothes. Take care to have a spare set of clean clothes in your hand luggage, just in case your luggage arrives later than you do. Be sure that your luggage is not too heavy because it may have to travel on top of the bus, and your tour guides will not appreciate having to haul up a heavy suitcase every time you travel.