Cuba Highlights and Hammocks

15-Day Cuba Holiday Itinerary - Culture & Nature

Prices from £1,598 pp

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Duration15 days / 14 nights (flexible)

DepartureDaily

ItineraryHavana - Las Terrazas - Viñales - Cienfuegos - Trinidad - Santa Clara - Cayo Santa Maria - Havana

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Overview

Balance Cuba’s lively culture and bewitching natural beauty with a few days of sun-kissed beach paradise. Ride through tobacco plantations, dance salsa on church steps and top it all off on a castaway tropical island. Beginning in the crumbling backstreets and shady plazas of Old Havana, you’ll travel to Las Terazzas, an eye-opening eco-project buried in beautiful scenery. Next, you’ll hit the tobacco hills, riding horseback through rich green valleys. After relaxing into the rhythm of spirited Trinidad, you’ll end up on a gorgeous beach that puts travel brochures to shame.

What's included

  • Transfers:
    • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
    • Breakfast (plus final 3 nights all-inclusive)
    • Cuban visa (tourist card)
    • Tours as described
    • Transfers
  • Self drive:
    • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
    • Breakfast (plus final 3 nights all-inclusive)
    • Cuban visa (tourist card)
    • Tours as described
    • Economy car hire for 12 days with air con and road map

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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 in a charming colonial hotel 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 beauty, peeling bygone glamour and colossal Caribbean soul.

Classic Cars in Havana

Las Terrazas Eco Experience

Las Terrazas, Cuba’s pioneering eco-village is a beautiful 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. You’ll spend 2 nights tucked away in the nature reserve of Las Terrazas, staying in a truly unique resort built around a giant tree. The area is an example of eco-tourism at its very best.

View of tall trees and lake

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.

man jumping in the air in vinales, cuba

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos is known for its French architecture located around the central square. It’s a lovely city and small enough to explore on foot. Stop off for a drink at one of the bars on Parque Marti as the sounds of Cuban music fill the air. Whilst you’re there you can visit the former casino Palacio de Valle. You’ll spend the night in a cosy casa particular near the city centre. In the early evening take a stroll over to the beach where the local residents come together to watch the sun go down.

Cienfuegos colonial buildings

Cuba, the Cuban Way

Get lost in a colonial daydream and dust off your dancing shoes on the cobbled streets of Trinidad. During this trip, you’ll spend one night in Santa Clara on your way to Trinidad, for a visit to Che Guevara’s mausoleum. In Trinidad, you’ll stay with a family in a traditional Casa Particular. You’ll take a bici-taxi tour with a local guide, getting you into the groove of this creative, colourful and quirky city.

Cuba, the Cuban Way

Causeway to the Cayos

Take a break from sightseeing on the soft white sands of Cayo Santa Maria. There’s plenty to do in this archipelago of dreamy, drowsy islands reachable by bridge from the mainland. Grab a snorkel, take a barefoot walk along the beach or indulge in a tropical cocktail (or six). Of course, you could just do nothing at all; lie back, stretch out and let the sunshine do the rest.

Sandy beach with blue sea

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: £ 1,758 - per person - travelling by hire car

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"Cuba is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its vintage charm, friendly locals and music on every corner, it is often described as stepping foot into a living museum. It's not hard to fall under Cuba's spell."


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