Cuba Libre Cuba

Cuba Libre

12 Days

Soak up the warm Cuban spirit on this family adventure holiday as you explore the lively city of Havana, see beautiful colonial buildings and learn about its history and culture which has shaped Cuba, as well as exploring the rainforest on foot and by zip-wire.

12 Days

Cuba Libre

"Passing the buildings of Havana in an open-top 1953 Chevrolet to the sound of salsa makes you realise you are in a really special place."
The Gibson family, December 2015

There's no family car journey quite like cruising the streets of Havana in a 1950s convertible, and this Cuban adventure doesn't stop there.

Visit caves in Vinales National Park, follow rainforest trails and experience the thrill of zooming through the treetops on a zip-wire. Have the authentic experience of staying in a casa particular - the Cuban equivalent of a bed and breakfast. Go on the Revolutionary Trail and learn how history has shaped Cuban culture. Finally, spend a few days relaxing on the sandy beaches of Varadero.

  • Tour Havana by classic car
  • Explore the sites of Cuba's revolutionary past
  • Zip-wire through treetops
  • Relax on the beach
  • Enjoy jungle walks
  • Stay in a Cuban casa particular

Here's a taster of your itinerary. For more details, please see the itinerary tab and trip notes.

Day 1 - Fly to Havana.

Day 2 - Classic car tour & salsa lesson.

Day 3 - Vinales National Park to do walking & cycling.

Day 4 - Visit Las Terrazas and take a canopy tour.

Day 5 - Cienfuegos city tour.

Day 6 - Travel to Trinidad for stay in a casa particular.

Day 7 - Visit Che Guevara Mausoleum.

Day 8/9 - Free time in Varadero.

Day 10 - Beach time. Transfer to Havana.

Day 11/12 - Return flight home overnight.

Day 1. Fly to Havana
Fly to Havana and meet at the group hotel which is centrally located in Havana, one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the Caribbean.
Day 2. 1950s American car tour and salsa lesson
Take a walking tour visiting the historic centre of Havana. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of 'New' Havana in classic 1950s American cars, followed by a salsa lesson.
Day 3. Vinales NP walks, caves and cycle tour
Drive to the lush Valle de Vinales, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This picturesque valley is popular for hiking, exploring caves or simply relaxing. In the afternoon enjoy a gentle cycle around the surrounding areas.
Day 4. Canopy tour, visit Las Terrazas
Visit Las Terrazas for a canopy tour and zip-line through the trees above the tropical forest lake. Visit a local community and learn about their life in the jungle, then have the opportunity to swim in the San Juan River.
Day 5. Cienfuegos city tour
Drive to Cienfuegos, stopping at Aldea Taino en route. City tour on arrival.
Day 6. To Trinidad for casa stay
Drive to Trinidad, a well-preserved colonial Spanish settlement, for a city tour and the fantastic authentic experience of staying in a traditional Cuban Casa, where you can live like a local and talk to the family about their day-to-day life.
Day 7. Visit Che Guevara Mausoleum
Visit Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara before driving on to the white sandy beaches of Varadero.
Day 8/9. Varadero, free time on the beach, optional activities
These two days are left free for you to relax and enjoy this stunning beach and the hotel's many facilities.
Days 10. Drive to Havana
Enjoy your last morning at the beach before your afternoon drive back to Havana.
Day 11/12. Overnight flight to UK
Transfer to Havana Airport and depart.
Extend your stay
If you have more time available, why not extend your stay on Cuba's tropical coastline and enjoy the Caribbean's warm sandy beaches and crystal clear waters for longer? Please contact us for more details.
  • Where will we stay?: 10 nights in hotels or casa particulares
  • What meals are included?: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • How do we travel?: Minibus, on foot and zip wire
  • Flight details: With Virgin Atlantic or Air Europa
  • Trip code: FCCL
  • Age guideline: 10 - 18