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Colourful Cuba...

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Discover colourful Cuba for a fascinating insight into the unique history, politics and culture.

There is much to reflect on in Cuba, a lesson in cigar making, a trip in a 1950’s taxi or the time warp experience of Spanish colonial cities. Or maybe muse on Cuba’s unique political experiment, the facts are well known but always worthy of further consideration whilst taking a reflective Mojito at the end of the day. Then let the music catch your attention, it is never far away, an essential part of a Cuban night.

We fly into Havana and have an evening to acquaint ourselves briefly with the music, sights and atmosphere of one of the most distinctive capital cities in the world. Then we head east to walk in the mountains at Topes de Collantes before reaching Trinidad, one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Americas. Whilst here we stay in ‘Casa Particulares’, Cuban houses, to get an idea of local life.

We have a long drive to Holguin, great for people watching in the town square after dinner and continue to Baracoa at the eastern end of the island. From here we walk to tropical beaches for a swim and perhaps some fresh fruit from a local farmer. Coconut milk just tastes better when you are sat under the tree where the coconut grew. We then have a long day stopping in Santiago for lunch and sightseeing and then on to Bayamo. We walk to Castro’s command centre, a fascinating insight into what happened during the revolution.

Continuing west with a night at Camagüey and a cycle taxi tour of the town. Next to stay by the Hanabanilla Reservoir, a lovely relaxing place to walk and unwind. Finally we arrive back in Havana for our final night with plenty of time to enjoy the magnetic attraction of this lively city. The perfect place to end a unique holiday.

This is a holiday for the traveller and has a pioneer status to indicate the spirit of adventure, as things may not always go as expected – it’s the Cuban way! Visit soon – with the new spirit of entente, Cuba is changing fast and isn’t going to remain like this forever.

If you would like a shorter itinerary which also visits Vinales, please see Cuban Trails 

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy Havana’s music, dancing, the Malecón and experience the street life, what a city!
  • Take guided walks through the Cuban countryside
  • Enjoy a swim and a fresh coconut from the white sand Mata beach near Baracoa.
  • Be transported back to the 1840s by Trinidad’s colonial architecture.
  • Visit Comandancia de la Plata. Fidel’s command post.
  • Stay in Casas Particulares in Trinidad to experience life in a Cuban home.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Havana (Virgin Atlantic)
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Eleven lunches
      Services of an English speaking local Cuban guide
      All local transport costs for walking and excursions.
      Cuban Tourist Card
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade SS/4

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Travel Details

  • Flights Gatwick-Havana, Virgin Atlantic.
  • Arrival transfer by road (c3hrs).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • Visa is required and will be provided by RWH Travel.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Cuba's Casas Particulares

Casas Particulares are homestays with Cuban families in a network that stretches across the country. Expect homecooked meals, a warm welcome, and unique insight into daily Cuban life.









Hotel Nacional

The Hotel Nacional is a Cuban institution. Situated on the famous ‘Malecon’ seafront in Havana it was welcoming celebrities in pre revolution days. Built in 1930 it maintains its period character.