Cuba: La Isla Grande Activities Holiday


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Trip Code: AUB
Region: Americas
Countries visited: Cuba
Activities: Bird Watching, Waterfalls, Jungle, People & Religion, History
Duration: 16 Days
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel by comfortable air-conditioned private coach.
Meals: All breakfasts and 5 lunches included.
Accomodation: 14 nights in a mixture of standard and comfortable hotels. All hotels are en suite and most have swimming pools.
Group: Normally 9 to 18, plus local leader.


Holiday price from: to including flights.


The best of Cuba: revolutionary history, faded colonial charm and Caribbean beaches


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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.




Holiday Itinerary

Picture of the Cuba: La Isla Grande Activities Holiday itinerary map
Day 1: Fly to Havana.Show detailed information

Day 2: Walking tour of Old Havana including the Capitolio building; drive to Santa Clara to visit Che Guevara's Mausoleum.Show detailed information

Day 3: Drive to Holguin past agricultural towns and sugar cane plantations.Show detailed information

Day 4: Drive to Playa Maguana, a beautiful unspoilt Caribbean beach; afternoon continue to Baracoa for sightseeing.Show detailed information

Day 5: Morning boat trip on the River Toa followed by walk through cocoa plantation; optional full day trek to 'El Yunque' mountain.Show detailed information

Day 6: To Santiago de Cuba, the 'city of heroes'.Show detailed information

Day 7: Explore Moncada Barracks, Revolution Plaza and El Morro Castle.Show detailed information

Day 8: To the Sierra Maestra, Cuba's highest mountain range.Show detailed information

Day 9: Walk in the Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra to Castro's revolutionary headquarters; afternoon departure to Camaguey.Show detailed information

Day 10: Morning sightseeing in Camaguey; to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad; city tour through the cobbled streets.Show detailed information

Day 11: Free day in Trinidad or optional catamaran trip to Cayo Macho or Cayo Blanco.Show detailed information

Day 12: Explore 'El Cubano' Nature Park near Trinidad; city tour of Cienfuegos, a World Heritage Site.Show detailed information

Day 13: To the Bay of Pigs for swimming and lunch; on to Havana, visit Revolution Square.Show detailed information

Day 14: Free day in Havana; optional visit to Vinales.Show detailed information

Day 15: Explore Old Havana's plazas and lunch at Hemingway's favourite bar; depart Havana.Show detailed information

Day 16: Arrive London.Show detailed information


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