Group - Discovery

Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

12 days from £2,872pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Cuba

  • Vinales
  • Havana
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Overview & Highlights

This Journey Latin America group tour travels overland across western Cuba visiting the highlights. Explore Trinidad a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and evocative Havana. Book now with Journey Latin America.

This group tour trip begins in Havana, Cuba's inimitable capital, with its faded grandeur enlivened by the sound of salsa and rumba. You then head west to Viñales, a fertile valley punctuated with lumpy limestone mountains in the island's tobacco-growing region. From here journey south to Cienfuegos and on to the cobbled streets of colonial Trinidad, before visiting Santa Clara, home to Che Guevara's mausoleum.

Few would deny that Cuba is a unique holiday destination in a Caribbean Sea rich with gorgeous tropical islands. The turmoil and upheavals of its political and social history are overwhelmed by the sunny friendliness of the people and their love of music and dance.

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  • Havana: walking tour with vintage car
  • Viñales: walks in the Viñales valley
  • Zapata Peninsula: Giron Museum
  • Cienfuegos: walking tour
  • Trinidad: walking tour
  • Santa Clara: Che's mausoleum

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What our clients say

  • Education about the history and current situation of the country.  Also enjoyed seeing many distinct parts of the country less visited by tourists such as Baracoa.

    GW, Crieff
  • Excellent as usual! I like the small groups, the local guides and drivers, the home stays, private home restaurants.

    MP, Seaton
  • Cuba is a very diverse country and fulfilled our expectations. Parakeet is an adventure rather than a holiday so go with an open mind and immerse your self in the…

    GW, BIrmingham
  • The ubiquitous music and dance of Cuba and the infectious joie de vivre of its truly multicultural people who seem to live life to the full with the little they…

    DC, London
  • An excellent trip covering many of the key historical, geographical  and political sites, and providing insight into a rapidly changing country. Go before it changes irrevocably.

    DW, London
  • It was a fantastic trip. There is an obvious division in Cuba between those who come into contact with tourists and those who don't and so, like a magnet around…

    RN, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

Parakeet is a great introduction to the sights and sounds of Cuba, with its stunning landscapes. architecture and the sense of being propelled back in time. The contrasting experiences of the atmospheric towns, beaches, countryside and nature make for a wonderful combination.

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.

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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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    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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    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.

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    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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    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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