- Travel by comfortable air-conditioned private coach
- Some long journeys
12 nights standard/comfortable hotels (2 nights guaranteed in Old Havana), 2 nights in Casas Particulares in Trinidad. All rooms are en suite and most hotels have swimming pools.
All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner included.
This is a busy itinerary as we cover the full length of the island, but we do so in the comfort of a private air-conditioned coach. There are some long journeys, the longest being on Day 3 (approximately 6 hours) and Day 4 (approximately 5 hours). The driving is broken up as much as possible with rest stops, and there are several two-night stays with free time built in to relax.
The aim of the trip is to show you as much of the island as possible so some driving is inevitable, particularly as we don't agree with using internal flights in Cuba (for more information, please visit: Internal Flight: Cuba) Cuba is an increasingly popular tourist destination and unfortunately the number of hotel rooms is not increasing at the same rate. In peak season, hotels occasionally cancel bookings at the last minute and will then find alternative accommodation for the group. In some cases bookings may be transferred to hotels in nearby towns or to Casa Particulares (private houses that offer a Bed and Breakfast service). This overbooking is affecting all tour operators to the country and you need to be aware that it may affect your trip. In the event of such a change we will endeavour to ensure a property of the same standard is used to minimise disruption.
Normal group size and age
Normally 5 to 18, plus local leader. Minimum age 16.
We are now introducing the use of privately-run 'Casas Particulares' in Cuba. All itineraries include two nights in a traditional Cuban home offering bed and breakfast accommodation. We have chosen Trinidad as the best location to stay in Casas as the accommodation will be spread amongst several homes on the same street, offering a unique opportunity to experience life with a local Cuban family.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.
For those clients who wish to travel with a group of other solo/single travellers, on certain trips we have set aside departure dates that are specifically recommended for clients booking individually. Solo departures are aimed at taking away that concern that you may be the only solo traveller when you arrive overseas. Look out for the solo departures (marked with a grey icon's') by checking the notes in the dates and prices table.
However, please note that we inform any couples, or friends travelling together, who enquire about these dates that the trip is recommended for solos, but we do not refuse bookings from non-solo travellers, and we are therefore not able to guarantee that a solo departure will be exclusively made up of solo travellers.