If you have read our piece about Money in Cuba, you might now be wondering how much cash to bring. Here are a few tips:
As a rule of thumb, bring more cash than you think you’ll need. Remember there is likely no way to obtain more cash at an ATM while you travel and you can easily bring back your home currency that you don’t exchange.
The following estimates are in US-dollars and based on an 8-day trip:
- $200 to $400 per person for shopping and souvenirs
This of course depends entirely on how much of a shopper you are.
- $100 per person for any unexpected personal costs along the way
This might be for tips or services outside the scope of the tour, laundry services, etc.
- $75 to $100 per person for food and beverages not covered by the tour
Check your tour itinerary as to which meals are included.
- Tipping for Tour Leaders
We recommend using CUCs, Euros or Canadian Dollars for Tour Leader tipping in Cuba. Read more on Tour Leader Gratuities and suggested amounts here.
- Extra hotel nights
You will need to arrange these on your own and expect to pay for them in cash. Read more here.