Kate on a classic car tour in Havana

Days 1-3

Classic Cars in Havana

Havana has a distinct, exotic personality that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. During this trip, you’ll stay near the heart of timeless Old Havana and take a city tour by classic car and foot. It’s the perfect way to explore the mix of crumbling colonial beauty, peeling bygone glamour and colossal Caribbean soul.

Statue of Che Guervarra in Santa Clara

Days 3-4

Overnight in Santa Clara

You’ll stop overnight in Santa Clara, staying in a locally run casa particular. It’s a youthful city with an independent spirit, and is home to one of Cuba’s main universities. Aside from boasting some good parks, restaurants, and a lively party scene, it is also home to the Ché Guevara monument and mausoleum – well worth a visit for history buffs.

Cuba’s Secret Soul

Days 4-7

Cuba’s Secret Soul

Explore two of Cuba’s relatively undiscovered colonial gems over the next few nights, and take a break from the bustle of the bigger cities and tourist hot-spots whilst gaining an insight into everyday Cuban life. First stop Remedios – a friendly, serene little town near to the beautiful northern coast. During your 2 nights here you’ll take a day-trip across the nearby causeway in a classic car, to visit some of the country’s best beaches.

A woman standing next to a classic car next to a beach near Remedios in Cuba

You’ll then travel south to Sancti Spiritus – a small, attractive city, known for its welcoming spirit. Amongst the beautiful parks, ‘unusual’ museums and colourful streets you’ll find some great places to eat and drink, and you may even feel like staying a little longer. You’ll be staying in locally owned casa particulares throughout, and your hosts will be more than happy to tell you all about the highlights of their hometowns.

Cuba, the Cuban Way - Trinidad

Days 7-9

Cuba, the Cuban Way - Trinidad

Trinidad was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. On the day after your arrival, you’ll head out for a tour of the outskirts of Trinidad with a local guide on a bici-taxi. He’ll take you on a voyage of discovery and show you life behind the facades of the coloured cobblestone streets. During your trip he will also show you schools, tobacco and cigar factories, laundry facilities, and local outlets of fresh fruit. It will give you a real insite into real life in Cuba.

Casa by the Coast

Days 9-11

Casa by the Coast

Kick back by the sea in La Boca, a little village on the coast only a few miles from bustling Trinidad. With just a small tree-lined beach and handful of shops and bars, this makes for a lovely low-key break in your journey.  You’ll stay in a locally run casa particular just a stone’s throw from the Caribbean Sea, and can watch Cuban coastal life slowly unfold before you.

A view of the Havana skyline

Days 11-12

Overnight in Havana

You’ll return to Havana and stay in a casa near to Havana Vieja. This is your chance for a final wander and to visit any sites you may have missed previously. The many art galleries and local craft markets mean you can stock up on any last minute souvenirs. Maybe you’ll have time to visit some of Hemmingways’ old haunts as well.

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