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Self-drive Cuba: Best of the west

13 days from £1,900pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Cuba

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Overview & Highlights

Travel around Cuba by self-drive hire car. Your accommodation is pre-booked. From Havana, drive through limestone landscapes in the Viñales valley and forested Las Terrazas. Move on to historic Cienfuegos and colonial Trinidad.

If you are adventurous in spirit, the most rewarding way to travel around Cuba is to drive your own hire-car. This two-week tour of Cuba’s highlights is an explorer’s delight.Take your family - children, parents or other relatives - and you will relish the flexibility and the ability to choose how fast and how far you travel before stopping to enjoy a sight or chat to the locals.

Your hotels are all pre-booked for you. Walk round Havana’s historic centre; drive through limestone landscapes in the Viñales valley and forests around Las Terrazas. Move on to Cuba’s historic cities, Cienfuegos and colonial gem Trinidad.

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  • 10 days of self-drive around Western Cuba
  • Explore Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad

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Our Expert's Opinion

Driving in Cuba can be an exciting and rewarding experience for adventurous travellers who enjoy hitting the open road. This particular itinerary covers the classic highlights of the western half of the island, including Viñales Valley and the colonial city of Trinidad. However, you'll have the freedom to stop if something interesting catches your eye along the way or if you want to chat with the friendly locals, who are always willing to help with directions!

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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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