Overview

Cuba is the largest of all the Caribbean islands and one of the most fascinating. It has a unique and eventful history, mirrored in the outpourings of its rich culture of music, dance and socio-political innovation.

The island also has stunning landscapes, from the unique limestone plateau scenery west of Havana through tropical plantations to the rugged mountains and forests of the Sierra Maestra in the east. Cuba is liberally dotted with pristine sandy beaches and restored colonial towns. While the façades of the pre-revolutionary period remain, they sit alongside increasingly efficient new hotels, resorts, roads and other tourist facilities.

Journey Latin America offers a diverse selection of Cuba holidays, suited to all; whether you're a solo traveller, looking to join a group tour, or searching for a family holiday

Experience Cuba in comfort and style on our Luxury Cuba: Colonial classic and coast holiday. Stay in the country's top-of-the-range accommodation, explore the colonial streets of Havana and Trinidad, and soak-up the sun on white sand beaches at the Caribbean island Cayo Santa María.

Join us for a group tour if you prefer to explore Cuba together with like-minded people. On our Parakeet: Cuba beyond the beach holiday you'll get to visit colonial Havana, hike to Castro's revolutionary hideout in the Sierra Maestra and relax on beautiful Caribbean beaches.

If you're adventurous in spirit, the most rewarding way to travel around Cuba is by driving your own hire-car. See the highlights of Cuba on the Self-drive Cuba: Best of the west holiday, or discover the less-visited eastern end of Cuba on our Self-drive Explore the east road trip. Walk around Havana's historic centre, drive through limestone landscapes in the Viñales Valley and explore colonial gem, Trinidad.

Contact our Cuba Travel Experts if you want to experience a Cuba holiday for yourself. We have 40 years of experience in organising award-winning trips to Central and South America, so you can trust us to book a trip to remember.

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Luxury Cuba: Colonial classics and coast

10 days from £2,170pp

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Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

12 days from £2,872pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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Self-drive Cuba: Best of the west

13 days from £1,900pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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Self-drive Cuba: Explore the east

13 days from £2,500pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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Sierra Maestra

The weather in Cuba is wide and varied

As the largest of all the Caribbean islands, Cuba is replete with diverse landscapes. From the verdant limestone outcrops of the west to the unspoilt forests of the eastern Sierra Maestra mountains, here the climate remains deliciously hot all year round. There are two distinct seasons. December - May sees the most visitors, with less chance of rain, lower humidity and temperatures in the high 20°Cs. During the wet season from June - November, there is increased rainfall, higher humidity and temperatures which creep above 30°C. This is a less popular time to visit, though June can be a good option as the heaviest rains have not yet set in. Between Aug and Nov there is a chance of hurricanes and tropical storms.

Cubans love to celebrate, and there are colourful street parades and cultural events which take place throughout the year, usually accompanied by contagious drumming rhythms and traditional dancing. Carnival in July is one of the biggest affairs, with glittering processions and blowout celebrations igniting the streets of Cuba’s major cities and towns.

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  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    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.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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