Statue of Che Guervarra in Santa Clara

Day 1

Arrival in Santa Clara

It’s a long drive to Trinidad, so you’ll break up the journey with a strategic night in Santa Clara, located smack bang in the centre of Cuba. It’s a youthful, edgy city with an important communist past. Here, in 1958, Che Guevara defeated Batista and ended his regime for good. Santa Clara is home to Che’s Mausoleum, a museum devoted to his memory. You can visit the mausoleum during your stay.

Customers with local hosts

Day 2

Santa Clara to Trinidad

When you arrive in Trinidad, you’ll meet your host family in your traditional Casa Particular. The casa will give you a real taste of local hospitality and a glimpse into Cuban life. Not only this, but you’ll meet some great characters and make some great friends along the way. You’ll be given your own door key and a private bathroom, so you’ll be set up and ready to explore.

Arches and a tower

Days 3-4

Trinidad Bici-Taxi Tour & Departure

On day 3, you’ll take a bici-taxi tour of the city with a local guide. As you rattle along the cobblestones, they’ll give you the inside scoop on Trinidad’s colonial past, filled with sugar barons and tobacco dons. He’ll also tell you about the health system, the currency and the general way of life in Cuba. At the end, you’ll stop for some freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, called Guarapo, before heading back to the casa.

Waterfall

Spend your time in Trinidad stumbling upon secret bars, ambling through shady plazas and wandering past pastel-coloured houses on hidden cobbled streets. If you’re eager to explore further afield, head to the Topes des Collante nature reserve, hidden away in the Escambray Mountains. Here, you can take scenic hikes into the tropical forest, ending up at the sparkling El Rocio waterfall.

The next day you’ll journey onwards to your next destination.

Woman playing drums in Cuba

Optional day trip

Local Workshop in Trinidad

Whilst here you can learn something new and authentically Cuban by taking part in a locally run workshop.  Choose between salsa dancing, Cuban guitar, Afro-Cuban percussion, drawing or pottery.  We can even arrange a little Spanish lesson if you fancy adding a few things to your vocabulary.  These workshops can cater for all levels from complete beginner to advanced, so if you’re already an amazing salsa dancer or guitarist just let us know!

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Hotel bedroom in Trinidad

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