Rum, revolutionaries and salsa rhythms: Cuba’s allure is impossible to resist
Trips to Cuba are a visual feast. Classic cars rumble along cobbled streets in between yellow, crumbling colonial mansions. While the white sandy beaches, like the Playa Ancon, are the ideal place to relax and unwind, our Cuba holidays allow you to delve deeper, where you’ll find a fascinating culture born from a tumultuous, revolutionary history –as well as proud locals who are only too keen to share their country’s stories and traditions with you.
On our Cuban Highlights Ride, you’ll cycle through tropical scenery and quiet coastal roads. Off the bike, you can visit Che Guevara’s Mausoleum and the Bay of Pigs, while also soaking up the vibrant streets in Trinidad with a salsa dancing class. If you’re looking for a Cuba holiday where you’ll enjoy a city tour of Havana in a classical car and master the art of making a perfect mojito, then a Taste of Cuba is the perfect trip for you. Immerse yourself on a night out in their hot tavernas, where the salsa rhythms spill out onto the streets and the locals dance till dawn. Want to pedal across the length of Cuba?
Our Cycle Cuba holiday takes you past charming coastal fishing towns, Birán, the birthplace of Fidel Castro and up into the mountains past coffee plantations on an exhilarating ride through Sierra Maestra –a region rarely visited by other tourists.
So, whether you’re heading to Cuba to tick four UNESCO World Heritage Sites off your bucket list, or simply cannot wait to immerse yourself in its unique history and culture, our adventure tours in Cuba will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Cuba: an island paradise home to salsa, Colonial architecture, and Caribbean beauty. Experience the grandeur of Old Havana, the lively nightlife of Santiago and the restored splendour of Trinidad, whilst taking time out to relax in Baracoa, a lively coastal town surrounded by rainforest and lush cocoa plantations.
Salsa Lessons: Cuba is famous for its lively music scene and seductive rhythms. One of the highlights of Cuba holidays is learning how to salsa. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you learn the passionate moves of this iconic dance form. Experienced instructors will guide you through the basic steps and techniques, enabling you to connect with the soulful rhythms of Cuba and embrace the island’s pulsating spirit.
Vintage Car Tour of Havana: Cuba is known for its collection of classic American cars from the 1950s, which have become an intrinsic part of its identity. Hop into one of these beautifully preserved vintage vehicles and embark on a tour around the old and new areas of Havana. Cruise through the streets in style, admiring the colourful architecture and learning about the history of the capital city as you enjoy a nostalgic journey back in time.
Old Havana: The historic heart of the capital city, Old Havana is a treasure trove of intoxicating sights and sounds. Step back in time as you wander through the narrow streets lined with colonial buildings. Explore the magnificent architecture, from the grandeur of Plaza de la Catedral to the vibrant colours of Plaza Vieja. The area is also home to several impressive museums, such as the Museum of the Revolution, which showcases Cuba’s revolutionary history. Stroll along the famous Malecón promenade, enjoying sea views, or try some delicious Cuban cuisine in one of the local restaurants.
Santiago de Cuba: This lively city is the second largest in Cuba and is famous for its rich history and culture, with a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Spanish influences. Santiago has a prominent place in Cuba’s revolutionary past and serves as the birthplace of the country’s most iconic leaders, including Fidel Castro. During Cuba holidays you can explore historic landmarks, such as the Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and the Moncada Barracks and discover the son and salsa music scene.
Camaguëy: Located in the heart of Cuba, Camaguëy is a city rich in history and culture. Its labyrinthine streets wind among hidden corners to the Church of Soledad and the old convent of Ursuline Mothers. It’s also home to a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries showcasing local talent. The locals, known as Camagüeyanos, are warm and welcoming and add to the city’s allure.
Are your Cuba tours guided?
Our adventure tours in Cuba are guided, meaning that you will receive the best care from our experienced local experts. If you’re taking in the sights on our Cuba cycling holiday, you will also have full vehicle support throughout your Cuba tour. With the help of your guide, you will be taken through the Cuban countryside and along the coastal roads. Plus, you will have the opportunity to experience colonial towns. For those on ‘A Taste of Cuba’ tour, you’ll begin and end your week in the vibrant city of Havana, with a lot of exciting activities in between!
What are the durations of your adventure tours in Cuba?
Our unforgettable Cuba tours are between 8 and 15 days, and can consist of visiting four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, learning how to Cuban salsa dance, making the perfect mojito, walking through tobacco plantations, discovering Havana by foot and cycling to Playa Ancon – depending on what tour in Cuba you choose!
Why not book your beautiful Cuba tour today?
With so many reasons to visit, it’s time to book your Cuba tour now. No matter whether you’re wanting to spend time along the coast, or be a bit more active on your bike, we have something for every kind of traveller.
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