The best of Cuba: revolutionary history, faded colonial charm and Caribbean beaches
In 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba he described it as 'the most beautiful land on earth'. Cuba offers a unique cultural experience with its blend of African and Spanish influences, laid-back charm and 50 years of socialism. Experience the dilapidated colonial 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. In the steep, jungle covered mountains of the Sierra Maestra we learn about the island's fascinating revolutionary past.
What makes this trip responsible?
We stop to buy fruit and refreshment en route from locals - this is a good way of providing much needed money directly to local people as well as fostering a greater understanding of rural life in Cuba. Re-use and recycling is a way of life in Cuba due to the scarcity of goods and we encourage a 'Leave no Trace' policy. On this trip we also make an effort to support small, family run restaurants known as Paladares. This helps to support local people and gives an insight into the realities of Cuban life where food rationing is prevalent.
Internal Flights in Cuba
We don’t use internal flights in Cuba, as we don’t believe that they are safe, necessary or environmentally sound. For more information, please read our Cuba Flights page.
Smiling musician, Cuba