Highlights of Cuba Tour
CUBA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Whether it’s the white sand beaches, the Spanish colonial architecture or the rum fuelled nightlife that’s drawing you to this Caribbean island, our Cuba tour is perfect for any Solo Traveller. Join us for 10 amazing nights as we travel to the colourful Cuban capital, Havana, experience authenticity in the Cuban city of Santa Clara with its plentiful local music venues, and relax in Trinidad on unspoiled stretches of white sand beaches, perfect for snorkelling and diving. We also visit Cienfuegos, deemed the ‘Pearl of the South’, with the option to partake in some outdoor activities in the culturally rich village of Vinales. Whatever you’re looking for, Cuba has something for all Solo Travellers.
Price from: £849.00
26 Feb 2018 – 08 Mar 2018
23 Apr 2018 – 03 May 2018
13 Aug 2018 – 23 Aug 2018
12 Nov 2018 – 22 Nov 2018
Day 1 – Arrive Havana
Upon arrival in Cuba, transfer to your home-stay accommodation in Old Havana before heading out for dinner at a traditional Cuban restaurant. Overnight in Havana.
Day 2 – Havana
After breakfast, your guide will take you out on a 2-hour walking tour of Old Havana. On your tour, you will visit the Plaza de la Catedral, a beautiful square home to the Cathedral of Havana, the Plaza de Armas, a leafy square surrounded by restaurants and Cuban’s selling all sorts of second-hand goods, the Plaza de San Francisco, home to the St. Francis of Assisi Church and Convent, and finally the Plaza Vieja, a colourful square with plenty of coffee shops and bars; perfect for watching the world go by! Afternoon will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Havana.
Day 3 – Havana
The third day of your Cuba tour will be spent at your leisure in Havana. We recommend a ride around the city in one of the old classic cars! Overnight in Havana.
Day 4 – Havana / Santa Clara
After breakfast, you will be heading inland to Santa Clara, a key city in the Cuban revolution. Upon entering Santa Clara, you will visit the statue of Ernesto Ché Guevara, which commemorates his death and those who were murdered with him in Bolivia. There is also a museum here dedicated to his life, which you will have time to visit if you wish. In Santa Clara you will experience a more authentic Cuba, with an abundance of local restaurants and music venues in this small, friendly town.
Days 5 / 6 / 7 – Trinidad
The next 3 days of your Cuba tour will be spent in Trinidad. No other colonial city in Cuba is as well preserved as Trinidad. Steeped in religiosity, the local residents are extremely friendly and festive. The thing most people love about this place is the nightlife; there are no less than 10 live music venues all within a short walking distance of each other. Many of these have beautiful outdoor settings in courtyards, and within walls of old colonial ruins. In Trinidad, you will also be near the Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of Sugarmills) and Playa Ancón, where you can enjoy long stretches of white sand beaches, and get involved with activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, waterfall swimming and horse-riding.
Day 8 – Trinidad / Cienfuegos
After breakfast, you will travel to the French-founded city of Cienfuegos, through the densely vegetated Peninsula de Zapata swamp lands, and towards the Bay of Pigs. This is where the landing of counter-revolutionary exile militia occurred in 1961. You will visit a museum here which recounts the events of this conflict. You will also stop at a beautiful swimming pool resembling a huge natural tropical fish tank, and at a beach for snorkelling (weather permitting). Overnight in Cienfuegos.
Day 9 – Cienfuegos / Viñales
After breakfast, you will make your way onto the province of Pinar del Rio and the beautiful town of Viñales. Surrounded by picturesque limestone hills, Viñales is a small but culturally rich village with friendly and welcoming locals, and a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, exploring caves and horseback riding, which you will have the option to partake in. Viñales is one of the cooler parts of Cuba, so an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit and veg is always on offer. Although a small village, the nightlife remains as good as anywhere in Cuba.
Day 10 – Viñales
Free day in beautiful Viñales, to be spent hiking, biking, exploring or simply relaxing for your last full day of this Cuba tour.
Day 11 – Depart Havana
After breakfast, you will be transferred from Viñales to Havana Airport for international flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE CUBA TOUR
- English-speaking guide throughout trip
- Walking tour of Havana
- Orientation tours of Trinidad & Viñales
- All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (excludes airport transfers)
- Sharing a twin room in home-stays with breakfast (please note accommodation in Cuba is basic but clean and comfortable)
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Cuba tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. Please do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Explore
Group Size Between 10 – 14
Physical Rating Relaxed
Currency & Spending Money Cuban Peso / Spending £30 and upwards per day
Hosts A local guide will be your point of contact for this trip.
Clothing It can get chilly in the evenings during the winter months (Dec-Feb) so we advise taking a couple of jumpers just in case. The summer months (Jun-Aug) will be very hot and humid so loose fitting or light clothing is advised. You will also need sensible footwear.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £299
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Cuba before your departure date.