Your day-by-day itinerary

Classic Cars in Havana

Days 1-4

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.

Las Terrazas Eco Experience

Days 4-6

Las Terrazas Eco Experience

You’ll check into your the unique Eco-hotel La Moka, nestled in the beautiful Sierra del Rosario. The following day you’ll visit Cuba’s pioneering eco-village during your countryside excursion. This is a natural playground just begging to be explored – walk to hidden waterfalls, get to know the forest on foot and discover a unique biosphere saved from the brink of destruction. The area is an example of eco-tourism at its very best.

Rolling through Tobacco Hills

Days 6-8

Rolling through Tobacco Hills

Horse ride through the rolling hills of Viñales, Cuba’s rustic cigar region. You can explore the valley on horseback or by foot, learning about the art of cigar-rolling and meet the local guajiros. If you’re looking for an authentic Cuban countryside experience, you’ve found it. Life isn’t staged in Viñales, it simply unfolds.

Cienfuegos colonial buildings

Days 8-9

Overnight in Cienfuegos

You’ll break up the journey with a night in Cienfuegos, a picturesque city known for its French colonial architecture and attractive waterfront. You’ll have the afternoon and evening to explore, and your casa owners can give you some tips on the local highlights. Just 20 minutes from Cienfuegos lies a lovely stretch of beach that’s quite popular among local Cubans and easy to arrange a visit locally yourselves.

Cuba, the Cuban Way - Trinidad

Days 9-12

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, local fruit markets and even the ration stations. It will give you a fascinating insight into real life in Cuba.

The beach in Varadero

Days 12-15

Lazy Days in Varadero

Sometimes called the world’s greatest beach, tourists flock to Varadero like flamingoes to a lagoon. It’s easy to see why – a classic tropical paradise, it’s home to swaying palms, powdery sands and shimmery sapphire waters. Whilst it’s far from an authentic Cuban experience, it’s a great taste of the tropical highlife. Just 2 hours from Havana, what it lacks in castaway sensation, it makes up for in feel-good vibes.

Get Behind the Wheel

Travel by Hire Car

  • Customer in a hire car in Cuba

For a little extra freedom, you can choose to travel by hire car. The signposts can be a little confusing at times, and you’ll have to avoid the occasional pothole on the rural roads, but there’s very little traffic around and we think it’s a really lovely and adventurous way to explore the country. You’ll have a modern car complete with a map and insurance cover, so you’re all good to go!

Prices from: £ 1,418 - per person - travelling by hire car

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"One of my favourite things about travelling in Cuba is simply watching life on the streets; kids playing football, old friends having a game of chess, salsa music lingering in the air. It's not hard to fall under Cuba's spell."

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