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Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

15 days from £2,478pp

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Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

15 days from £2,478pp
 

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Away from the all-inclusive resorts Cuba 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. This holiday takes you to the authentic heart of the country - Cuba’s unique Latin American beat sets it apart from all the other islands of the Caribbean.

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.

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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 Viñales.

Day 12

Excursions and walks in and around Viñales.

Day 13

Travel back to Havana via Las Terrazas.

Day 14

Walking tour of old Havana.

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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Included in this holiday

Havana
Places visited

Havana


 
Experience the Rural Life of Baracoa
Thing to do

Experience Cuban rural life at Baracoa


 
Casas Particulares
Accommodation

Casas particulares - homestays


 

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