Overview & Highlights
This comprehensive highlights tour goes a step further than most. Visit Havana, the Viñales valley, forested Las Terrazas and the best historic cities: Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and Trinidad. Wind down on a Caribbean beach.
- Half day guided walking tour of Old Havana
- Dinner at a family home (paladar)
- Half day guided walking tour of Viñales Valley
- Half day guided walking tour of Cienfuegos
- Full day excursion, exploring Trinidad and visiting the Sugar Mill Valley
- Half day city tour of Santa Clara with visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum
This holiday includes the main highlights of Cuba but you’ll dig deeper, with walks and private excursions to help you to understand how this country really ticks. Cuba is unique and inspiring; a socialist stronghold, with a rebellious history, colonial splendour in many of the towns, spectacular countryside and a Caribbean heart. Its vibrancy and friendly people will make a lasting impression.
The trip begins in Havana, Cuba's inimitable capital, with its faded grandeur and pulsating rhythms. Head west to stroll around Viñales, a fertile valley with limestone mountains in the tobacco-growing region. After a visit to forested Las Terrazas, an eco-experiment that really works, you’ll visit three of the country’s contrasting cities, Cienfuegos, colonial Trinidad and Santa Clara, each with a story to tell. There’s time to absorb it all on a sugar-white beach on one of the loveliest Caribbean cays, Santa María.
Arrive in Havana. Transfer to hotel in the historic centre.
Guided walking tour of Old Havana. Evening meal at a Cuban family home.
By road to Viñales, western Cuba. 2 nights.
Half day guided walking in Viñales Valley.
Transfer to rural Las Terrazas. 2 nights.
At leisure in forested countryside.
By road to Cienfuegos port, Pearl of the South. Overnight.
Guided walking city tour. By road to colonial Trinidad. 2 nights.
Guided tour of the city and Sugar Mill Valley.
By road to Santa Clara, guided city tour, continue to island Cayo Santa María
At leisure on the beach.
Transfer to Las Brujas and continue to Havana overland. Overnight.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
So many things - wonderful birds, Leon was very interesting, Copan was fascinating. This is our 4th trip with JLA and we have never been disappointed.LP, Honiton
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Che Guevara Memorial and Santa Clara city
Cuban home dining experience
Evening with the music of the Buena Vista Social Club
Exploring colonial Trinidad
Go diving off Cuba’s Caribbean coast
Go snorkelling off Cuba’s Caribbean coast
Walking in the Vinales valley
Walking tour of Cienfuegos
Walking tour of Old Havana
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