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Cuba Family Holiday

Cuba, a land of immense natural beauty and diverse people, attracts visitors from all over the world to explore its vibrant culture, fascinating customs and spectacular scenery. An archipelago of islands in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba boasts a tropical climate and the setting for a plethora of unique travel adventures- appealing to the beach-comber, wildlife enthusiast and culture-vulture alike. The stunning coastlines, and lush inland flora and fauna make for a dream Caribbean setting.

After a brief exploration of Havana, travel to Viñales Valley, a karstic depression in western Cuba. The valley is surrounded by cliffs rising 400m high, like islands rising from the bottom of the valley (the mogotes). Adventure enthusiasts can explore the numerous caves here, inside which are dripstone and rock art. The natural flora and fauna is characterised by many local endemic species and agriculture is practiced in traditional style. Although much smaller in size in comparison to China's Yangshuo, Guilin, but cycling into this valley is a spectacular sight. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 8-DAY CUBA FAMILY TOUR…
And, experience Havana, Las Terrazas and, walking & cycling in Vinales Valley.
 

What We Love
  • Explore Havana, one of the most peculiar and fascinating cities on earth
  • Visit Viñales, known for Karst Mountains that rise 400m above the valley. 
  • Daily cycling through the countryside for an unforgettable Cuban experience 
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is an active tour and may include walking and cycling on rough terrains.
  • We carefully select the world's best local activity providers in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

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Cuba, a land of immense natural beauty and diverse people, attracts visitors from all over the world to explore its vibrant culture, fascinating customs and spectacular scenery. An archipelago of islands in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba boasts a tropical climate and the setting for a plethora of unique travel adventures- appealing to the beach-comber, wildlife enthusiast and culture-vulture alike. The stunning coastlines, and lush inland flora and fauna make for a dream Caribbean setting.
 
After a brief exploration of Havana, travel to Viñales Valley, a karstic depression in western Cuba. The valley is surrounded by cliffs rising 400m high, like islands rising from the bottom of the valley (the mogotes). Adventure enthusiasts can explore the numerous caves here, inside which are dripstone and rock art. The natural flora and fauna is characterised by many local endemic species and agriculture is practiced in traditional style. Although much smaller in size in comparison to China's Yangshuo, Guilin, but cycling into this valley is a spectacular sight. 
 
This tour can be extended to include a beach stay on one of the nearby islands.
Getting There

Virgin Atlantic is the only airline operating direct scheduled flights to Cuba, with two services a week from Gatwick.

Various airlines fly to Havana from London via European cities, including Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome. Air France is the most versatile option, with daily flights from London Heathrow to Havana via Paris. Iberia and KLM also fly from Heathrow, via Madrid and Amsterdam respectively. Other airlines flying direct from European cities include Cubana, KLM, Air Berlin and Air Europa. Though Cubana tends to offer the least expensive flights on the market, they have a justified reputation for overbooking, overzealous enforcement of the baggage weight limit.
 

 
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Cuba Family Holiday

Western Cuba
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Havana Meet and greet on arrival at Havana airport and transfer to your hotel in the heart of historic Old Havana.

Day 2 – City Tour
Havana After an early breakfast at the hotel we visit Old Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Enjoy a city tour by bike, then lunch at Meson de la Flota Restaurant. Free time for handicraft shopping in the market before returning to the hotel.

This evening we'll dine at Havana's most elegant restaurant, Cafe del Oriente followed by a Cuban Mojito at the Bodeguita del Medio, one of Hemingway's favourite watering holes.
(B, L, D)

Day 3 – Transfer
Las Terrazas / Soroa Transfer by coach to outside of the city and then start cycling inland to the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Our ride ends at Soroa Hotel, where we have lunch at the entrance to the waterfall. Free afternoon to explore the hotel facilities, orchid gardens, massage services, hiking or horseback riding.
Overnight at Soroa Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Cycle Tour
Viñales Take a short coach transfer to the village of San Diego de los Banos, where tough riders can add 10 km/6.2 mi of climbing on today’s ride. For moderate cyclists, we’ll drive to the highest point of La Guira Park and begin at Los Pinos. Beautiful landscapes dot our route to Viñales, declared a Natural National Monument.

Lunch in Cueva de los Cimarrones before checking into La Ermita, Los Jazmines or Rancho San Vicente. We recommend a trip into the village this evening to check out the local musicians.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Cycle Tour
Viñales Today we cycle through the valley bordering the Sierra del Infierno to Pons. Continue 8 km on a dirt road to Pan de Azucar visiting a local family to see how a rural Cuban family lives. This province is noted for growing the best tobacco in the world. Return by coach to Viñales area for lunch at Rancho San Vicente. After lunch, try out the mud masks, mineral baths or massage service or visit the great natural botanical garden. Dinner in the village of Viñales at Don Tomas.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Cycle Tour
Viñales Travel by bike to Cayo Levisa on the north coast of Pinar del Rio. Lunch, snorkeling and free time at the white sand beach. Return by coach to Viñales for dinner.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Transfer
Havana Take a short cycle ride to Pinar del Rio, provincial capital. Return by coach to Havana. Lunch at El Aljibe restaurant and free afternoon.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Depart
Havana Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight. (B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

When to go Cuba is an all year round destination and there isn't a bad time to visit Cuba. It has primarily a tropical climate where temperature rarely falls below 27 degrees C (81 F) and reaches a maximum 32 C (90 F) and although hot all year round, there is a very pleasant breeze.

There are only two seasons: the hot and rainy season runs from May to November (May-June are the wettest months) and the dry season (winter) runs from December to April. It is the time when Europeans go there in pursuit of the southern sun. Avoid the peak hurricanes season (September-October) and the busy periods (July and August) when the Cubans take their holidays.

Visas Make sure you get the right visa for your visit. As well as tourist visas, there are other visa categories for different types of travellers. If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll need to get a tourist card before you travel.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.