Overview & Highlights
This group holiday travels overland across Cuba from tip to toe, in some places staying in family homes. Enjoy Havana, Trinidad and Santiago, the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, and Caribbean beaches.
- Baracoa: Yumari river
- Santiago: Moncada Barracks
- Bayamo: walking tour
- Sierra Maestra: visit to Fidel's hideout
- Sugar mills on route to Trinidad
- Trinidad: walking tour
- Santa Clara: Che's mausoleum
- Viñales: walks in the Viñales valley
- Havana: walking tour
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 Cadillacs 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.
UK clients depart Thursday on a direct flight, arriving Havana, Cuba, the same day.
Overnight in the capital.
Fly to eastern Cuba and travel on to the colonial port Baracoa.
Drive to Santiago.
Explore the city and take in a salsa show at night.
Drive to peaceful Bayamo.
Explore the Sierra Maestra; hike to Castro’s revolutionary hideout.
Visit the university town of Camagüey.
Explore and relax in Trinidad and on nearby Caribbean beaches.
Drive to Santa Clara; visit Che Guevara’s memorial, continue to Viñales.
Excursions and walks in and around Viñales.
Travel back to Havana via Las Terrazas.
Walking tour of old Havana.
Return by bus to Havana airport. Depart on international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day, Friday.
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
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Real Latin America Experts
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
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 Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.