Overview & Highlights
A superb family destination: distances are short on traffic-free roads, the people are friendly and there are many outdoor and cultural activities and lovely beaches.
- Guided vintage car tour of Old Havana
- Jeep tour of Matanzas
- Activities at Las Terrazas
- Guided biking tour of Viñales Valley
- Full day guided expedition to the Zapata Peninsula wildlife reserve
- Boat trip along Playa Ancón
- Family salsa lesson
- Santa Clara city tour
- Activities at beach resort hotel
This private family holiday opens up a new range of activities and adventures in Cuba, a country where the friendly and welcoming people adore children. We take you beyond the resort hotels further into the heart of the country to discover the colonial splendour in many of the towns, spectacular countryside and its joyous Caribbean heart.
The trip is jam-packed with new experiences. You’ll explore by vintage car, jeep and bike. The trip begins in Havana, Cuba's inimitable capital, with its faded grandeur and pulsating rhythms. Impromptu concerts suddenly pop upon street corners and in cobbled squares. Visit forested Las Terrazas, an eco-experiment that really works, then head west to discover Viñales, a fertile valley with limestone mountains in the tobacco-growing region. Come face to face with hundreds of crocodiles on a wetland breeding farm. You’ll also discover two more of the country’s contrasting cities, Santa Clara and colonial Trinidad, each with a story to tell. There’s time to absorb it all and have fun on a sugar-white beach on one of the loveliest Caribbean cays, Santa María.
Arrive in Havana. Transfer to hotel in the historic centre.
Guided tour of Old Havana by 1950s vintage American car.
Matanzas city tour.
Transfer to rural La Terrazas.
Day trip to an old coffee farm with a dip in natural pools.
By road to Viñales, western Cuba.
Half day guided biking tour in Viñales Valley.
Transfer to Trinidad via wildlife peninsula Zapata.
Boat trip along Ancón beach.
Family salsa lesson.
Transfer to Cayo Santa María via Sancti Spíritus, and tour of Santa Clara.
At leisure on the beach, water-sports options.
Transfer overland to Havana.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
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What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
A really fantastic holiday. The organisation , accommodation, excursions, fellow group members and our superb tour leader all contributed to a wonderful experience.DB, Bedford
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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