Highlights of Cuba

Holiday's Description

12 Days Itinerary

A bitesize taste of endless possibilities. Itinerary suitable for holidays lasting 7, 10, or 14 nights. Call us to personalise.

Days 1 - 3: Havana

Fly to Cuba

International outbound flight to Havana. Please get in touch if you would like us to arrange your flights. You will be met by a Cuba Direct representative at Havana Airport.

Transfer to Havana

You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation in a modern, air-conditioned car. Sit back, relax and enjoy your first glimpses of this spectacular city!

Discover Cuba's Lively Capital: Havana

Few cities in the Americas or the Caribbean boast the life and soul of the sultry showgirl that is Havana. To know Havana is love her – her buzzing street corners, where the bored and the busy-with-gossip congregate; her gorgeous colonial cityscape, her virtuoso musicians and dancers; her antiquated classic cars and her socialist slogans. Havana is at its busiest with tourism and private enterprise since 1959, with a new restaurant, shop, art project or hip private villa opening seemingly every week, regardless of announcements emanating out of the States. There’s never been a better time to join the party.

Days 3 - 5: Viñales

Transfer Havana to Viñales

Journey 111-miles, leaving the bustle of Havana for the laidback living of picturesque Viñales.

Discover Cuba's Most Beautiful Landscape: Viñales

The Viñales Valley, which exudes a beauty that you will remember forever, is the perfect antidote to the intensity of Havana. Edged by the Sierra de los Organos, it is spotted with mogotes – tree covered limestone knolls rising dramatically out of the green landscape, where weather-beaten farmers in spurs and straw hats work the blood red earth. These rocks have been moulded by underground rivers, which you can see in many caves. You’ll need to get out into that quiet humid green landscape, dotted with thatched huts for tobacco drying, and explore it on foot, bike, or horse. Then retreat to the picturesque village of Viñales to rock on the porch of your casa particular and enjoy a home-cooked Cuban meal.

Day 6: Cienfuegos

Transfer Viñales to Cienfuegos

Early in the morning your transfer will pick you up and take you to the city of Cienfuegos. It's a long journey but filled with lots of interesting stops along the way.

Discover Cuba's "Pearl of the South": Cienfuegos

With its sweeping bay, Cienfuegos, popular with French settlers, was established in 1819, late for Cuba. Spacious Francophile streets offer an alternative to the small-scale chaos of other Cuban provincial capitals, and the tranquil town retains an unsullied, old-fashioned air, with horse-drawn carriages still the main transport. Cienfuegos is made for wandering and absorbing everyday provincial life. The Paseo del Prado, the longest street in Cuba, is all about people-watching. Parque José Martí, the main square, is for catching up on Wi-Fi, admiring the beautiful Catedral de la Purísma Concepción and Teatro Tomas Terry.

Days 6 - 8: Trinidad

Transfer Cienfuegos to Trinidad

The transfer from Cienfuegos to Trinidad is short and entertaining. Admire the hidden coves along Circuito Sur motorway and the magnificent views offered by the Escambray mountain range and the Caribbean Sea. The journey should last just over an hour.

Discover Cuba's Colonial Gem: Trinidad

Trinidad is simply the most handsome town in Cuba, in one of the most idyllic provinces, Sancti Spiritus. Founded by Diego Velázquez in 1514, the giant village is wedged between the towering Escambray range and the shimmering coast. Trinidad grew wealthy on sugar in the 18th century, thus its museum-piece architecture dates mainly from this era. Walk a few streets and the village peters out into red earth, drooping palms and mountains. Drive five miles and you reach a perfect stretch of beach, Peninsula Ancon. At night, things come alive at the Casa de la Musica with its peerless, romantic setting at the hiatus of a grand stone stairwell.

Days 8 - 12: Varadero

Transfer Trinidad to Varadero

After all the excitement of Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, it is time to relax on the beach in Varadero. Your transfer will take you from Trinidad to your all-inclusive resort.

Discover a Paradisaical Peninsula: Varadero

A 13-mile-long peninsula with white sands and clear sparkling waters, Varadero is Cuba's top seaside destination. Regularly paired with Havana and Trinidad as part of our City and Beach combo holiday, Varadero is a paradisiacal place to unwind after a busy spell of sightseeing. With stunning scenery, a vibrant bar and restaurant scene and an underwater world as colourful as the Cuban culture, Varadero is the perfect addition to any holiday itinerary. At night, Varadero pulsates to a non-stop tropical fiesta with Latin and international melodies filling the warm evening air. Local bands perform in the streets and everyone dances to the hypnotic rhythm of salsa. Awaken your senses at one of the resorts or spas along on the beach, and make the most of your stay with a few unforgettable excursions.

Say Goodbye to Cuba

You will be collected from your accommodation and taken back to Havana International Airport. You will arrive with enough time to check in your flight at one of the airline desks, clear immigration, and enjoy some snacks at the airport lounge before boarding your flight back to the UK.

Services Included

  • Flight
  • Private Transfer (Cooperative)
  • Madero B&B
  • Shared Transfer
  • Casa Ridel Y Claribel (Vinales)
  • Shared Transfer
  • Villa Lagarto
  • Shared Transfer
  • Casa Osmary Alberto
  • Private Transfer (Cooperative)
  • Playa Vista Azul
  • Private Transfer (Cooperative)
  • Flight

Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Flight

    • Airline: Air France
    • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  2. Day 1

    Transfer

    Private Transfer (Cooperative)

    • Pick Up: Havana Airport
    • Drop Off: Madero B&B
  3. Day 1

    Accommodation

    Madero B&B

    • Room Type: Standard
    • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
  4. Day 3

    Transfer

    Shared Transfer

    • Pick Up: Madero B&B
    • Drop Off: Casa Ridel y Claribel (Vinales)
  5. Day 3

    Accommodation

    Casa Ridel Y Claribel (Vinales)

    • Room Type: Standard
    • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
  6. Day 5

    Transfer

    Shared Transfer

    • Pick Up: Casa Ridel y Claribel (Vinales)
    • Drop Off: Villa Lagarto
  7. Day 5

    Accommodation

    Villa Lagarto

    • Room Type: Standard
    • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
  8. Day 6

    Transfer

    Shared Transfer

    • Pick Up: Villa Lagarto
    • Drop Off: Casa Osmary Alberto
  9. Day 6

    Accommodation

    Casa Osmary Alberto

    • Room Type: Standard
    • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
  10. Day 8

    Transfer

    Private Transfer (Cooperative)

    • Pick Up: Casa Osmary Alberto
    • Drop Off: Playa Vista Azul
  11. Day 8

    Accommodation

    Playa Vista Azul

    • Room Type: Deluxe room
    • Meal Plan: All Inclusive
  12. Day 12

    Transfer

    Private Transfer (Cooperative)

    • Pick Up: Playa Vista Azul
    • Drop Off: Havana Airport
  13. Day 12

    Flight

    • Airline: Air France
    • Departure Airport: Havana Airport

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