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

Travel to Cuba and enjoy a relaxing week-long adventure while immersing yourself in the history, culture and natural beauty of this colorful Caribbean island. Cuba's imminent political and cultural change makes it something to experience now before it evolves. Wander through Havana’s glittering colonial architecture, soak up the clear mountain air among Soroa’s vibrant mountain orchards, relax on Playa Ancon’s vast white beaches and admire Trinidad’s unrivalled ambience. From old cars to fragrant cigars and with plenty of salsa in between, this trip has it all and is the perfect introduction to all things Cuban.

Start
Havana, Cuba
Finish
Havana, Cuba
Countries
Cuba
Themes
Explorer
Code
QUKA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
172kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore Trinidad's Spanish-style churches
  • Hang out in Havana's historic haunts
  • Feel the rhythm of Cuba's famous nightlife
  • Visit Cuba's Palacio del Valle in Cienfuegos
  • Explore Trinidad's Spanish-style churches
  • View the vibrant orchids of mountainous Soroa
  • Be welcomed on a homestay with a friendly Cuban family

Itinerary

Welcome to the sultry capital of Cuba. The best way to see Havana's colonial buildings, elegant plazas, vintage cars and cigar-smoking musicians is by foot. Visit the Plaza de la Revolucion and pass giant monuments of the legendary Che Guevara and Jose Marti. The striking baroque facade of the Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana is a must-see.
Tour the Cuban orchid gardens of Soroa en route to Vinales. One of Cuba's most attractive areas, the fertile valleys and distinctive limestone 'pincushion' hills surrounding Vinales are well worth exploring on a walking tour. Get into the groove with an introductory group salsa lesson and be welcomed on a homestay with a friendly local family.
Take time to explore Trinidad's Spanish-style churches then head to Playa Ancon, a white, sandy beach where many hours slip lazily by. Alternatively, why not snorkel over Cuba's colourful underwater world or hire a bike for a relaxing pedal around town? Enjoy an Afro-Cuban folklore dance and music show then practise newly learned salsa moves at one of Trinidad's famous music venues.
Journey to the port city Cubans call La Perla del Sur ('The Pearl of the South'). Stop by the Palacio del Valle, the architectural pride of Cienfuegos. For a local pick-me-up why not try a Cuban coffee? It's served strong, black and super sweet.
Stop in at Santa Clara to visit the Mausoleo Che Guevara and learn about the legend and life of this famous revolutionary. Back in Havana, there is time for a final night of revelry. Anyone for some salsa?
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activites
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Havana - Walking tour of Old Havana
  • Informal Salsa lesson
  • Santa Clara - Visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum
  • Soroa - Orchid Garden tour
  • Trinidad - Afro-Cuban folklore show
  • Valley walking tour
  • Visit to the Palacio del Valle

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Notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
3. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Beautiful Cuba trips score an average of 4.68 out of 5 based on 25 reviews in the last year.

Beautiful Cuba , May 2015

Beautiful Cuba , May 2015