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Highlights of Cuba

13 days from £1659 per person

Get to know vibrant Havana by exploring the city in a classic car and ambling through its crumbling streets and historic old quarter. You’ll stay in a beautiful Cuban Casa in Vinales, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tobacco fields, limestone rocks jutting out of the ground and quirky caves add to the awe-inspiring countryside here. Your journey takes you on to Trinidad next, where you will instantly notice the relaxed vibe of this colourful town. Your centrally located Casa is in the perfect spot from which you can soak up the atmosphere of the lively music halls, local galleries, selection of restaurants and cultural sights. From here you will spend the next 3 nights on a beautiful white Caribbean beach at the end of an expansive causeway; a secluded utopia for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. You’ll spend the last night of your holiday back in Havana, taking in the last of the city sights before you start your journey home!

Route: Havana Vinales – Trinidad – Cayo Santa Maria Havana

Itinerary Highlights

Enjoy the captivating charm and good nature of the friendly locals as you take in Havana’s iconic sights and cultural delights during your exploration of the city by classic car.

Soak up the relaxed atmosphere in Trinidad, where the music halls entice you in with the sweet musical flavours and the cobbled streets are lined with colourful houses.

The perfect spot for a few days of rest and relaxation, Cayo Santa Maria is a beautiful island where the palms sway, the sea is azure blue and the sand is pristinely white.

Itinerary: Highlights of Cuba

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international flight to Havana. On arrival you will be transferred by private driver to your hotel in the heart of the old town. The rest of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel, or step out and start exploring your new surroundings. (N)
Accommodation: Hotel Raquel (or similar) 
After a brief welcome meeting you will be met by your English speaking guide who will take you on a 3 hour tour of Havana’s iconic sights. You will spend the first 2 hours in a classic car, stopping off at revolutionary landmarks, cruising past colonial buildings and learning about local Cuban life, before embarking on a 1 hour walking tour of the old town. This afternoon, you might decide to explore more of the city or find a local salsa bar and enjoy the energetic music. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Raquel (or similar) 
After breakfast today you will take a group transfer to Vinales (journey time approximately 4 hours). Your centrally located Casa is just a short walk from the bus stop. You will be greeted by your friendly Casa hosts who will make you feel right at home. You might decide to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the pretty countryside town or go on a walking tour through the nearby tobacco fields where you can learn how to roll a Cuban cigar. (B)
Accommodation: Centrally located Casa 
Later on this morning you will meet your English speaking guide who will take you on a bicycle tour of this charming town. As you cycle through the lush and scenic valley, you’ll stop off at the unusual Indian caves and learn more about the history of Vinales from your guide. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore at your own leisure. (B)
Accommodation: Centrally located Casa 
After an early breakfast, you will be collected from your Casa and transfer by private car to Trinidad (journey time approximately 6-7 hours). It’s a long journey, with plenty to see en route and ample opportunities to stop off to stretch your legs. Upon arrival in Trinidad, the rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore at your own leisure. (B)
Accommodation: Centrally located Casa 
After breakfast, you might choose to have a wander around the cobbled streets of this colourful Spanish colonial town. Providing a sheer contrast to the bustle of Havana, Trinidad’s relaxed lifestyle is a welcome haven. This afternoon you will enjoy a salsa dance class with an English speaking instructor. It’s the perfect way to loosen up and learn a few steps that you can practice in one of the nearby music halls later on this evening, if you wish. (B)
Accommodation: Centrally located Casa 
Today is free for you to explore more of Trinidad at your own pace. You might decide to take a taxi out to nearby Playa Ancon for a day of relaxing on the palm-fringed beach, or you could take a scenic train ride into Valle de los Ingenios. (B)
Accommodation: Centrally located Casa 
After breakfast today you will be collected from your Casa and transfer by private car to Cayo Santa Maria (journey time approximately 3 hours). You’ll travel through the Escambray Mountains and drive along an extensive causeway to reach the remote and stunning beach resort. Upon arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to relax at the hotel or beach. All meals and drinks are included during your stay here. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria (or similar) 
After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure using the hotels facilities or at the beach. All meals and drinks are included during your stay here. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria (or similar) 
After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure using the hotels facilities or at the beach. All meals and drinks are included during your stay here. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria (or similar) 
Spend today using the hotels facilities or enjoy time at the beach until you are collected and transferred by coach back to Havana (journey time approximately 5-6 hours). Upon arrival into Havana you will check into your hotel. You might decide to do something special for the last night of your holiday, we recommend enjoying an evening meal at the famous La Guarida restaurant. (Please be aware you will likely need to pre-book) (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Raquel (or similar) 
Today is free for you to explore Havana or relax at your hotel until you are collected and transferred to the airport by private car for your international flight back to the UK. (B)
Today you will arrive back into the UK, where you will continue your journey home. (N)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals unless specified

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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