Experience Cuba's treasure trove of architectural delights, unrivalled music scene, iconic cars and the incredible spirit of the Cuban people. The picturesque beaches of Cayo Santa Maria provide the perfect conclusion to your holiday.
Havana (3 Nights)
Few cities in The Americas or the Caribbean boast the life and soul of the sultry showgirl that is Havana. To know Havana is love her – her buzzing street corners, where the bored and the busy-with-gossip congregate; her gorgeous colonial cityscape, her virtuoso musicians and dancers; her antiquated classic cars and her Socialist slogans. Havana is at its busiest with tourism and private enterprise since 1959, with a new restaurant, shop, art project or hip private villa opening seemingly every week, regardless of announcements emanating out of the States. There’s never been a better time to join the party.
You will start your holiday in style with a private transfer from José Martí Airport to the Hotel Nacional in a vintage American car.
An Old Havana Walking Tour is included in your package. You can take the two-hour tour on the second or third day of your trip.
Strolling the atmospheric streets of Old Havana, your English-speaking guide will talk you through the history, myths and legends of the Caribbean's most enchanting city. Impressive Spanish forts, elegant mansions of the colonial trading elite, the impressive Baroque-style Havana Cathedral and the city's major plazas are just some of the highlights you’ll see.
Hotel Nacional - Executive Floor (3 Nights)
One of the country's most iconic buildings, this eclectic art deco neoclassical masterpiece has played host to countless celebrities from the worlds of art, science and politics since it first opened in the 1930s. The historic property sits by Havana's coastline granting it one the most interesting views in Havana, overlooking the sea, the bustling neighbourhood of Vedado and the city's beloved seaside boulevard, el Malecón.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Private transfer to Trinidad
Trinidad (3 nights)
Trinidad is simply the most handsome town in Cuba, in one of the most idyllic provinces, Sancti Spiritus. Founded by Diego Velázquez in 1514, the giant village is wedged between the towering Escambray range and shimmering coast. Trinidad grew wealthy on sugar in the 18th century, thus its museum-piece architecture dates mainly from this era. Walk a few streets and the village peters out into red earth, drooping palms and mountains. Drive five miles and you reach a perfect stretch of beach, Peninsula Ancon. At night, things come alive at the Casa de la Música with its peerless, romantic setting at the hiatus of a grand stone stairwell.
Hostal Dr Suarez y Sra Addys – No.5 In trip Advisor of 350 Casas in Trinidad.
Enjoy an authentic insight into the life of Cubans with a three-night stay in one of Trinidad's finest homestay properties. Conveniently located in downtown Trinidad, Dr. Suarez and Senora Addys' home encompasses two cool and comfortable ensuite rooms each equipped with a minibar, hair dryer, TV, hot and cold water shower and air conditioning.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Private Transfer to Cayo Santa María
The Cuban Cayos - Cayo Santa María (4 Nights)
An alternative to busy Varadero, the Cuban cays offer a more exclusive and slightly pricier paradise-island option. To the north of the island, the Jardines del Rey archipelago is scattered, home to the better hotels. From Cayo Las Brujas, and Cayo Santa Maria, to Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco, this archipelago has almost twice as many rooms as Varadero. They all have sands that are talcum-soft and talcum-white, waters of the palest aquamarine, and fat little palm trees or sprawling mangroves. Another option is Cayo Largo in the archipiélago de los Canarreos, part of a jagged necklace of tiny coral cays ringed by bright turquoise
Iberostar Ensenachos – Park Suite
Perched on the unspoiled “Cayo” Ensenachos (Key Ensenachos) on Cuba's north coast, this 5-star resort boasts two of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Cuba, with secluded, powder white sands stretching more than 2.6 kilometres in length. The resort offers a deluxe all-inclusive plan, featuring the highest standard of quality and personalised service.
Meal Plan: All Inclusive
Private Transfer direct to José Martí Airport in Havana (4 hours)