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Grand Cuba

From £2095 for 20 days
Trip Overview
Discover the old and new faces of Cuba on an adventure through the country’s vibrant towns, vast plantations, myriad waterfalls and idyllic beaches. From the elegant streets of Havana to the colourful clubs of Trinidad, sip rum with the locals, practice your best salsa moves and discover the welcoming spirit of this island nation. With opportunities to explore the twisting colonial streets of Camaguey, immerse yourself in the legend of Che Guevara, and experience local life on a farm in Vinales, this adventure is sure to leave you captivated by Cuba’s beauty, rhythm and spirit.
Essential Info
Starts: Havana
Ends: Havana
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQUSZC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Cuba
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included

Transport

Private vehicle,Plane,Taxi

Accommodation

Standard guesthouse (19 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Old-world charm, rich history, exciting nightlife - evocative Havana is like nowhere else on earth. See the difference between city and country or coastal life on a guided walking tour of the old capital

•   Take inspiration from the locals and mix things up with a bicycle-taxi tour of the colonial city of Camaguey

•   Enjoy over two free days in Trinidad. Practice your Spanish in a language class, loll about on an unspoilt Caribbean beach or peddle through sugar plantations on a charmingly rickety bicycle

•   After an informal salsa lesson, you'll be ready to hit the dance floor with the locals. With its vibrant music scene and Afro-Cuban roots, sultry Santiago de Cuba is a great place to practice your moves

•   There's a lot more to the life of Che Guevara than what you'll learn from watching 'The Motorcycle Diaries'. Pay your respects to the famous revolutionary during an included visit to his mausoleum

•   The lush Soroa valley is known as the 'Rainbow of Cuba'. Explore an orchid garden and learn how Cubans develop their own medications at a medicinal herb farm

•   Make like Castro and roll a cigar with a tobacco farmer in Pinar del Rio Province. The newly harvested tobacco will be used to produce some of the most prestigious and expensive cigars in the world

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 18th Oct 2020
Returning: 6th Nov 2020
£2,095pp

* Plus $10 CUC
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Nov 2020
Returning: 20th Nov 2020
£2,095pp

* Plus $10 CUC
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Nov 2020
Returning: 4th Dec 2020
£2,220pp

* Plus $10 CUC
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2020
Returning: 11th Dec 2020
£2,220pp

* Plus $10 CUC
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Dec 2020
Returning: 1st Jan 2021
£2,305pp

* Plus $10 CUC
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Dec 2020
Returning: 8th Jan 2021
£2,305pp

* Plus $10 CUC
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Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Bienvenido a Cuba! Welcome to Cuba! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, the day is yours to explore. Consider a stroll through Old Havana to acquaint yourself with its colourful mix of '50s Americana, colonial architecture and budding modernity. There are plenty of good museums to check out, such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts). Perhaps line up with the locals for a taste of the legendary Coppelia ice cream, or wander along the Malecon (ocean walkway), the sea wall that skirts the coastline. With so much to do in this eclectic capital, we recommend arriving a few days early to make the most of this exciting city.
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I think customer service (Hollie) is great. I think trip notes could be improved upon, e.g. My Grand Cuba trip consisted out of 2 trips (that would have been helpful info); The difficulty with ATMs (only creditcards!); some information about the great shortages they have in Cuba (bring snacks, or bring pens to hand out, bring extra soap or towels to hand out).

Local guide was fantastic. Overall, I had a great time. Emphasis was on culture and music. The itinerary could contain a bit more action in my opinion. There were 2 hikes included, but they were very mild and easy. I would have enjoyed more and/or longer hikes.

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