Flights direct with Virgin Atlantic. Transport private air-conditioned minibus and speed boat.
10 nights comfortable hotels.
We stay in a comfortable modern hotel in Havana giving you the chance to acclimatise to the tropics. When we leave Havana the hotels are more simple but all have pools.
At the hotel used in Guama we reach our rooms via raised walkways overlooking the stunning lagoon. Our Cuban adventure ends with 2 nights at a 4-star hotel on the golden beaches of Varadero.
All hotels have pools and there are also opportunities to swim in natural pools and the sea.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners included.
We would highlight the following issues for you to consider: - Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Cuba but it will involve approximately 9 hours of travel.
Bear in mind that if you organise to fly indirectly, this is likely to be around 14 hours.
Cuba can be hot and humid and these conditions can be tiring, especially for children.
The service in restaurants may be slow and the choice of food is often limited.
Some of the accommodation may be more basic than western hotels.
Some fairly long drives (of approximately three hours) are involved, but we have broken these up as much as possible.
Cuba is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and unfortunately the number of hotel rooms available is not increasing at the same rate. Hotels occasionally cancel bookings at the last minute and they will then find alternative accommodation for the group. This is more likely in peak season and in extreme cases they may have to place groups in nearby towns. This overbooking is affecting all tour operators to the country and you need to be aware that it may affect your trip.
Normal group size and age
Normally 8 to 18, plus leader and driver(s). Minimum age 5.
'A busy introduction to Cuba... we swam in a lagoon with enormous fish (my children's first attempt with snorkels in the sea), rode around a nature reserve in a Russian truck (and on foot - with the children not complaining that their feet hurt so it must have been good!) and toured a cigar factory.'
Amber White - Exodus Client
Cuban's call their country El Crocodilo, which translates in English to 'The Crocodile', because of its unique shape.
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