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Self-drive eastern Cuba: Havana to the Sierra Maestra

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Self-drive eastern Cuba: Havana to the Sierra Maestra

12 days from £1472pp

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If you are adventurous in spirit, the most rewarding way to travel around Cuba is to drive your own hire-car. Take your friends or your family and you will relish the flexibility, and the ability to choose how fast and how far you travel before stopping to enjoy a sight or chat to the locals. This two-week private tour takes you not only to Cuba’s highlights but also to areas less visited by tourists in the eastern half of the country. Your hotels are all pre-booked for you.

Cuba is unique and inspiring; a socialist stronghold, with a rebellious history, colonial splendour in many of the towns, spectacular countryside and a Caribbean heart. Its vibrancy and friendly people will make a lasting impression. Walk round Havana’s historic centre; then drive on to Cuba’s other historic cities, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus and Camagüey. Visit Bayamo and hike in the Sierra Maestra, Castro’s pre-revolution hiding place. Finally, visit Cuba’s second city, Santiago, with a very different vibe from Havana. 

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Havana. Transfer to hotel close to the waterfront in the historic centre.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of Old Havana. Collect hire car.

Day 3

Drive to Cienfuegos port, and on to colonial Trinidad. 2 nights.

Day 4

At leisure in Trinidad and surrounding area.

Day 5

Drive to Sancti Spíritus. Overnight.

Day 6

Drive to Camagüey. Overnight.

Day 7

Drive to Bayamo, 2 nights.

Day 8

At leisure to explore countryside, or to trek.

Day 9

Drive to Santiago. Drop off car. 2 nights.

Day 10

Walking tour of Santiago.

Day 11

Transfer to Santiago airport and fly to Havana.

Day 12

Transfer to airport for international flight home.

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