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Cuba

Destination Inspiration

Take a step back in time into a vibrant, spellbinding world of years gone by; wander through picture perfect old quarters and colourful cobbled streets; feel the sizzling energy of Son and Rumba as they pound the streets with their alluring beats; and of course, take a ride in a vintage car that’s just far too cool. It can only be one place, and this year it’s on everyone’s lips as the hottest destination, 'one to get to before it’s too late'. Over to you Cuba!

Getting There

With direct flights available from London and other European cities and Havana, the journey across the Atlantic is hassle free. Havana also connects to other destination is Latin America and Canada and so is a great place to stop off as part of a Round the World Trip. Search for flights to Cuba now or contact one of our Travel Experts for more information.
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Highlights of Cuba

Cuba is a land of diversity. From the green hills and tobacco plantations of Viñales to its heavenly Caribbean beaches; the quaint alleys of Trinidad to the hustle and bustle of Havana and Santiago, Cuba has something for everyone and enough to keep visitors enchanted for a lifetime. There are so many incredible places to visit, but here are our top picks to start you off!

Havana

Cuba’s exhilarating capital, this vivacious city is bursting with soul, history and a culture like nowhere else. Musicians erupt on the streets, dilapidated buildings ooze with old world charm, and locals and visitors catch rides in the coolest cars on earth. As your gateway to Cuba, Havana hits you in the face as soon as you arrive and leaves an impression that lasts forever. Viva la Habana!
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Viñales

In total contrast to Cuba’s capital, Viñales is a laid back, lush green area of beautiful hills and old plantations, not forgetting a coast with some of the best diving on the island. See a more traditional side to Cuban life in this western province. Get off the beaten track on a bicycle ride through the valley, go hiking in the national park and try your luck as spotting some local sea turtles.
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Varadero

If you’re in the mood for some total relaxation and a cheeky bit of luxury, then Varadero resort is for you. Known for its all-inclusive hotels and tropical white sandy beach, this is the perfect place to kick back with a Mojito or two and get working on that tan of yours!
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Trinidad

Catapult yourself back in time to the colonial gem of Trinidad! Now a UNESCO heritage town, it's amazingly photogenic. Wander through winding, cobbled streets, visit hidden old churches and stay in the onetime homes of the Spanish gentry who thrived on the local sugar industry. And let’s not forget, Trinidad is home to some of the best music salons on the island – so get your groove at the ready!
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Santiago de Cuba

Once a revolutionary hotbed, Santiago has long been known as a thriving melting pot. African-Caribbean influences are clear in the local culture, the July carnival is one of the biggest in the Caribbean and the intriguing Santeria Voodoo belief system is ever present. Santiago is also known as the birthplace of music such as Son and Salsa, so you’re sure to experience some explosive dance moves!
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Group Adventures in Cuba

Cuba doesn’t yet have a vast tourist infrastructure, which is indeed one of its charms, but if you’re short on time or don’t fancy braving it alone there are some great small group adventures that will get you into the heart of Cuba and straight to its best bits. Check out a few of our favourites here!
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Cuba Libre
• Get off the beaten path with this week-long tour and discover the real Cuba
• Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates
• Soak up culture in a homestay for a real 'live like a local' expeience
8 days from £649
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Cuban Rhythms
• Get to grips with Cuba on this fast-paced tour and meet other young travellers
• Journey through the culture-soaked streets of Trinidad and Old Havana for your fill of drinking and salsa dancing
• Unwind on the lush beaches and soak up the scorching sun rays
8 days from £479
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Cuba Colonial
• This is your chance to fall in love with Cuba - mixing beautiful beaches and local culture on this 2-week tour
• Experience the 'true' Cuba with homestays, trek mountains and walk in Che Guevara's footsteps
• Snorkel and swim at unspoiled beaches
15 days from £999
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Cycle Cuba
• See Cuba's lush scenery, vibrant culture, and incredible beaches by bike
• Cycle the hills of the Guaniguanico and El Rosario mountain ranges and check out the views
• Swim in azure waters, dance to Cuban salsa music & enjoy a homestay meal
8 days from £899
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Cuba Libre & Sailing
• Discover the islands of the beautiful Canarreos Archipelago by catamaran
• Check out flocks of flamingos, snorkel the crystal-clear waters and relax on almost-deserted beaches
• Soak up the rays on the deck and dine on delicious and fresh seafood
15 days from £1,829
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Accommodation in Cuba

Accommodation in Cuba differs from other parts of the world offering two contrasting concepts. Either go local and see an authentic glimpse or Cuban life in a Casa or olde-worlde hotel, or chill out at a gorgeous all-inclusive beach resort. The choice is yours!

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Casas Particulares

From £21 pppn
  • Live like a local and experience the real day-to-day Cuba
  • Since the 1990's, the Cuban government has allowed residents to rent affordable rooms in their houses to travellers
  • Standard of a medium-class hotel with air con, laundry service and a terrace or garden
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Havana Welcome Package
• Take the hassle out of arriving in Cuba and spend two nights in vibrant Havana
• Take a guided tour of the Old Town and cycle through the modern district
• Includes 2 nights hotel (choose from 2*-4* options), arrival airport transfer and tour
3 days from £94
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Inglaterra Havana
• Oozes old-school style and pure Cuban charm
• Sip rum infused cocktails on the terrace before hitting the town so show off your salsa moves
• Rooms have colonial-style décor and most have a city-view balcony
From £59pp per night
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Be Live Experience Varadero
• Located in a quiet part of Varadero beach - just a stone's throw away from the beach
• Think lush, green gardens that perfectly contrast the turquoise blue of the sea and white sand beaches
• Work up a sweat in the gym, cool off in the pool or unwind with a massage
From £70pp per night
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Melia Hotel Varadero
• From the rooms to the lobby, this beach hotel features zesty Caribbean flavours throughout
• Enjoy the ocean-view hydromassage pool, fine dining and plenty of tropcial cocktails
• Colourful rooms near the beach with air con and king size beds
From £85pp per night
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Cuba Experiences

Fancy doing something a little different? Check out some of our top Cuba experiences and get something extra out of your time on the island!

Learn Spanish

In Havana

1-4 Weeks From £320
  • Learn Spanish in Havana and be prepared to fall in love with Cuba
  • Choose from a standard course (20 lessons per week) or an intensive course (25 lessons per week) for 1 -4 weeks
  • Your accommodation will be a homestay, plus add on Salsa dancing lessons too fr £35
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Havana & Trinidad Experience
• Enjoy a homestay in Havana and a guided Local Havana walking tour to learn about culture and lifestyle
• Head to colonial and colourful Trinidad
• Cycle, Sail & Snorkel tour is included plus a one-hour salsa lesson
6 days - Was £531
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Freewheeling West Cuba
• Do Cuba at a Cuban pace and explore from the seat of your bicycle
• Visit Cuba's tobacco region and world-famous Vinales Valley.
• Explore the stunning beach Cayo Jutias and Las Terrazas, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
7 days from £824
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