This sample tailor-made Cuba holiday provides a superb introduction and is ideal for the first-time traveller to this unusual and interesting country. We can adapt it if you would like an extended stay at a beach resort at the end or extra days in Havana.
Highlights: Havana – Viñales Valley – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Cayo Santa Maria
Arrival into Havana, where you will be met and transferred from airport to your starting hotel, where you will have the evening at leisure. Welcome to Cuba!
A walking tour of Old Havana, with the chance to see cigars being rolled and a stop at the Havana Club Rum Museum. Lunch will be provided in a local Cuban restaurant.
Transfer from Havana to the attractive tobacco region of Pinar del Rio and the dramatic scenery of the Viñales valley. Here, enjoy a boat trip on an underground river within one of the extraordinary caves that characterise the landscape.
Day-trip out to the beautiful island of Cayo Jutias, located 60km from Viñales. Cayo Jutias has 3km of fantastic white sand set against the backdrop of crystal clear turquoise waters. This area is relatively undiscovered and unspoilt which is why we like it.
Travel to Cienfuegos, the ‘Pearl of the South’, with a stop en route at a crocodile farm in the Zapata Peninsula. Lunch at a local restaurant before a walking tour to explore the well-preserved centre and to learn about the city’s strong musical tradition.
Take the short drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad – a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the town and a delicious Cuban lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we suggest a visit Playa Ancón, a beach just a few miles out of town.
Day at leisure to relax on the beach at Playa Ancon or to wander around the cobbled streets of Trinidad in your own time. You may prefer an excursion to Topes de Collantes, a forested national park with rivers and waterfalls, good trails to follow and bird watching.
Morning visit to Santa Clara, including a visit to the Che Guevara monument and museum. After lunch continue onwards to Cayo Santa Maria, an island off the northern coast with spectacular white powder beaches and warm, crystal-clear turquoise waters.
Days at leisure in Cayo Santa Maria. Relax on the secluded beaches and enjoy the variety of activities available, including snorkelling, diving, fishing and bird watching.
Transfer from your hotel in Cayo Santa Maria and driven to Havana airport for your evening departure flight home or further afield. Farewell Cuba!
The above sample Cuba holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Cuba has a wide variety of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Cuba holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Cuba holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Cuba holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Cuba holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Cuba holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Cuba holiday.