Travel to Cuba and experience the enthralling history of this seductive Caribbean island.

Discover the old and new faces of Cuba on an adventure through the country’s vibrant towns, vast plantations, tumbling waterfalls and idyllic beaches. From the elegant streets of Havana to the colourful clubs of Trinidad, sip rum with the locals, practice your best salsa moves and discover the welcoming spirit of Cuba. With opportunities to dive at a pristine black coral reef, discover the legend of Che Guevara and explore the caves surrounding Vinales, this adventure is sure to leave you captivated by Cuba’s beauty, rhythm and spirit.

Start
Havana, Cuba
Finish
Havana, Cuba
Countries
Cuba
Themes
Explorer
Code
QUSZC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
642kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Lie on Cuba's picture-perfect Caribbean beaches
  • Explore the underground caves of Vinales
  • Discover a beachside paradise at Maria La Gorda
  • Get lost in Camaguey
  • Taste Cuban rum with the locals in Havana
  • Follow Columbus' footsteps through Baracoa
  • Experience Santiago's salsa rhythms

Itinerary

Welcome to the Cuban capital, Havana. Stroll sweeping boulevards and elegant plazas, meet friendly locals and experience the energetic nightlife. Be sure to embrace Cuban cuisine and check out the Museo de la Revolucion.
Travel to Baracoa, Cuba's beautiful bayside town set against a backdrop of mountains. Only accessible by sea until 1960, these Cuban mountains, crystal clear rivers, waterfalls and beaches are just waiting to be explored. Enjoy informal Spanish and salsa lessons.
Flaunt new found salsa moves in the city that invented the dance or perhaps visit the dynamic museums and colonial churches of this Cuban gem.
Visit a farmers market or explore Camaguey's winding streets, planned in a deliberately confusing pattern in order to disorient pirates.
Cuba's colourful Trinidad is the gateway to the long, picture-perfect beaches of Playa Ancon.
Discover the architectural wonders of Cienfuegos.
On the way back to Havana, call into Santa Clara and visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum and memorial. Learn about this famous revolutionary's amazing life and see his famous black beret. In Havana, explore the Old Town on foot then stroll along the Malecon.
On the way to rural Vinales, call into Soroa for lunch and an optional visit to the beautiful orchid garden. In Vinales, explore caves or hike through the limestone hills.
Visit Cuba's home of pirate tales, old cannons and legendary buried treasure. Nearby, the clear waters of the Caribbean beckon. Dive in and discover a world of black coral and colourful fish.
Enjoy a final night in heady Havana - show off your newly-acquired salsa moves and sip Cuba Libres in one of the many lively bars or clubs.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts
Transport
Bus, Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Homestay (12 nights), Hotel (9 nights)
Included activites
  • Half-day city tour
  • Informal Salsa lesson
  • Informal Spanish lesson
  • Local farm visit
  • Visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip.

2013 Changes.

From 01st January 2013 this trip will depart on Sundays (instead of Saturdays) and the first 14 days of the trip will run on reverse:

Day 1 - Havana
Day 2 - Havana
Day 3 - Cienfuegos
Days 4 to 6 - Trinidad
Days 7 to 8 - Camaguey
Days 9 to 10 - Santiago de Cuba
Days 11 to 13 - Baracoa
Day 14 - Havana
Day 15 to 22 - as per current itinerary.

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Grand Cuba trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.

Grand Cuba , December 2012

Grand Cuba , November 2012