- Santiago de Cuba
The remarkable Cuban capital of Havana.
The colourful colonial city of Trinidad.
Cuba's revolutionary capital, Santiago de Cuba.
Cuba's oldest settlement, Baracoa.
What our specialists say...
A comprehensive trip for those with the time to see beyond Cuba's highlights and discover the lesser-travelled east of the country. Start your trip with a flight to Havana where you will spend a few days exploring the capital and surrounding area before travelling to the wonderful historic colonial city of Trinidad. From here travel to the country's revolutionary capital, Santiago de Cuba for a couple of nights and head to the eastern tip of Cuba and the charming fishing village of Baracoa.
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- Santiago de Cuba
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Havana
International outbound flight , Havana
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Havana. On arrival in Havana you will be met at the airport by an English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Old Havana in a classic American car.
Day 2 Havana
Your guide will take you for a gently paced two to three hour private walking tour of Havana's atmospheric old town this morning, taking in the four main Plazas of Havana Vieja as well as many of its cobbled streets and colourful, colonial buildings.
Day 3 Havana
Afterwards you'll enjoy some time at leisure to explore Havana at your own pace. Dining out in Cuba is often more about the experience than the food itself and paladars - family run restaurants - offer a great taste of home cooking and provide good value for money. This evening you might like to go for dinner at one of the many great paladars suggested in your travel pack.
Day 4 Vinales
Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from the hotel this morning and take you to the scenic town of Vinales in the tobacco-growing region of Pinar del Rio, around two and half hours from Havana. You'll be staying in a simple homestay with a local family, a great way to get an insight into rural Cuba. En route you will stop off at a specialist cigar factory and learn more about Cuba's most famous export.
Day 5 Vinales
This afternoon your guide will take you for a private tour of the valley, famous for its interesting limestone outcrops known as mogotes. You will explore the charming town itself, visit a tobacco plantation and see one of the local cave systems.
Day 6 Trinidad
This morning you will take the long seven hour journey east through the countryside to the colonial city of Trinidad - arguably the most complete colonial city in Cuba. Travelling around Cuba is always fascinating and you'll pass through local towns untouched by tourism as well as having plenty of opportunities to stop off and stretch your legs.
Day 7 Trinidad
Head up into the mountains behind Trinidad today for amazing views over the coast below and a really interesting walk through the Topes de Collantes nature reserve, ending at a lovely waterfall for a refreshing swim. You finish with lunch at a traditional Cuban hacienda before heading back to the city mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore Trinidad's UNESCO World Heritage centre.
Day 8 Camaguey
Day 9 Santiago de Cuba
Day 10 Santiago de Cuba
Day 11 Baracoa
Day 12 Baracoa
Enjoy a walking tour of Baracoa with your guide, with the rest of the day at leisure. The guide is at your disposal so can show you the surrounding area and recommend activities, such as a visit to the Yumuri river, or to El Yunque National Park to enjoy the stunning tropical scenery, go hiking or swim in the waterfalls.
Day 13 Baracoa
Day 14 International return flight
Baracoa , International return flight
Day 15 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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