Signature Cuba: The best of the highlights
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
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.
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.
- Half day guided walking tour of Old Havana
- 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
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Arrive in Havana. Transfer to hotel in the historic centre.
Guided walking tour of Old Havana.
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.
Things to do
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Cuba / Havana
Madero Bed and Breakfast
Cuba / Vinales and the Sierra de los Organos
Cuba / Las Terrazas
Hotel Moka Las Terrazas (La Moka Eco Lodge)
Cuba / Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and Bay of Pigs
Hotel La Union
Cuba / Trinidad and the Escambray Mountains
Iberostar Grand Hotel
Cuba / Caribbean cayes and coast
Melia Cayo Santa Maria
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
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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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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.