The best of Cuba: revolutionary history, faded colonial charm and Caribbean beaches
In 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba he described it as 'the most beautiful land on Earth'. As well as its beauty, Cuba offers a unique cultural experience with its blend of African and Spanish influences mixed with 50 years of communism. No Cuba adventure holiday is complete without seeing the sites Cuba is famous for - the dilapidated colonial grandeur of Old Havana, the lively nightlife of Santiago and the restored splendour of Trinidad.This trip will also take you to the less well-known areas of Cuba where you can appreciate its natural beauty and rich heritage. We visit the Sierra Maestra, an area of steep, jungle covered mountains filled with bird life. It was in these mountains that Castro and Che Guevara coordinated the Revolutionary War. There is time to relax with two nights in Baracoa, a lively port town with great beaches and there is also the opportunity to take an optional catamaran trip to a remote Caribbean Island.
What makes this trip responsible?
We stop to buy fruit and refreshment en route from locals - this is a good way of providing much needed money directly to local people as well as fostering a greater understanding of rural life in Cuba. Re-use and recycling is a way of life in Cuba due to the scarcity of goods and we encourage a 'Leave no Trace' policy. On this trip we also make an effort to support small, family run restaurants known as Paladares. This helps to support local people and gives an insight into the realities of Cuban life where food rationing is prevalent.
Internal Flights in Cuba
We don’t use internal flights in Cuba, as we don’t believe that they are safe, necessary or environmentally sound. For more information, please read our Cuba Flights page.
Street scene with old car, Cuba