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Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

15 days from £2095pp

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Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

15 days from £2095pp

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Away from the all-inclusive resorts Cuba is an island of extraordinary contrasts that will capture your imagination and your heart. It is over 50 years since Castro's Revolution managed to both transform and petrify the island's society and economy. Fuel, food and transport shortages have been offset by a national educational system and state-of-the-art medical facilities. 

Crumbling colonial towns are characterised by dilapidated splendour, evocative of past elegance. The dusty alleys teem with barefoot boys playing baseball with bottle caps and rhythms pulsing out of every doorway. Vintage Cadillac’s still roam the streets which, beyond Havana and a few trunk roads, are virtually traffic free. The youthful population has retained a natural exuberance, expressed in dance and music, which spontaneously breaks out day and night. The tropical scenery, unspoilt and pristine, is as stunning as it is varied, and the warm waters of the Caribbean lap against palm fringed beaches, enjoyed by local people and tourists alike.

Holiday itinerary

UK clients depart Thursday on a direct flight, arriving Havana, Cuba, the same day.

Day 1

Overnight in the capital.

Days 2-3

Fly to eastern Cuba and travel on to the colonial port Baracoa.

Day 4

Drive to Santiago.

Day 5

Explore the city and take in a salsa show at night.

Day 6

Drive to peaceful Bayamo.

Day 7

Explore the Sierra Maestra; hike to Castro’s revolutionary hideout.

Day 8

Visit the university town of Camagüey.

Days 9-10

Explore and relax in Trinidad and on nearby Caribbean beaches.

Day 11

Drive to Santa Clara; visit Che Guevara’s memorial, continue to Havana.

Day 12

City tour of Havana.

Day 13

Bus journey to Viñales.

Day 14

Excursions and walks in and around Viñales.

Day 15

Return by bus to Havana airport. Depart on international flight or extension.

UK clients arrive home the following day, Friday.

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Experience the Rural Life of Baracoa
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Experience Cuban rural life at Baracoa

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Casas Particulares


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