Trip to urban Cuba

Trip description

Cuba is one of the most eloquent examples of the colonial architecture of Latin America and the Caribbean. The restoration of old Havana, the beauty of Trinidad and the charm of many cities are worth the trip. With the advent of the Cuban revolution, real estate speculation spared the country and delayed urban modernization. Most of the buildings have therefore remained as they were. If a large number of them require a serious overhaul, the whole retains a lot of charm. It should also be noted that the tourist infrastructure has not disfigured the country, unlike other neighbouring countries

Day 1 : Havana - Habana Vieja

A fascinating city, the Cuban capital has none of these overrated legends. While poverty and decay have not disappeared since the crisis of the 1990s, the policy of restoring the Habana ViejaThe project, undertaken since 1982 with UNESCO funds, has made it possible to renovate and restore the historic heart of the capital. The most significant colonial architectural complex in Latin America and a part of the world's heritage, it has been revamped without sacrificing to the mad promoters. We will start this stay with a model of this kind, the centre of Havana, which has regained its lustre and has established itself as the great success of the Castro regime's architectural policy. Its many squares (Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja), its magnificent pastel palaces and its beautiful churches continue to structure the space and the imagination. A detour to the museums, the Prado and the Malecón (waterfront promenade) will confirm the first impression

Day 2 : Havana - Centro Habana, Miramar

Extend your visit to the capital by into in the neighbourhoods of Centro Habana, Vedado and the chic Miramar. After dark, check your night skills and rub yourself a little to the island's reputation in musical and festive matters...

Day 3 : Cienfuegos

Heading east towards Cienfuegos. Built in the 19th century by the French, the city boasts a huge bay, the deepest in the country, a pretty peninsula (Punta Gorda) and a charming, clean and airy city centre. Its well-preserved neoclassical architecture places it among the national monuments. The Cubans, rarely short of nicknames and compliments, gave him the title of "Pearl of the South"

Day 4 : Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad, the best preserved colonial city on the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has established itself as one of the country's major tourist attractions. Essential for lovers of the old! A simple stroll is enough to understand the enthusiasm aroused by the old paved historic centre, articulated around the Plaza Mayor, which aligns the superb colonial palaces, most of which have been transformed into museums. Remember that you can sleep in old and authentic colonial houses. Take the opportunity to perfect your historical knowledge of the sugar industry with a stroll in the superb Los Ingenios valley, also listed as a World Heritage Site

Day 5 : Camagüey

The third city of the country, Camagüey should not be considered a mere step. Its historic centre, one of the oldest on the island, blends colonial buildings and beautiful churches, especially since they were restored just prior to the celebration of the city's 500 years in February 2014. Culture is the Queen and its atypical places of expression. The urban route, far from respecting orthogonal plans applied in the rest of the country, is more entangled than elsewhere. It was designed to defend the city of pirate attacks.

Day 6 : Holguín

Known as the "City of the Parks", Holguín strikes with a semblance of prosperity that is more visible here than elsewhere. Orderly, clean and airy, you will gladly stop there for a day on the way to the north coast towards the beaches of Guardalavaca and the pretty port of Gibara. It should be noted that, during the last two weeks of October, the city also hosts the Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana, an event focused on the Hispanic cultural roots of the Cuban nation

Day 7 : Santiago de Cuba

As the second largest city in the country, Afro-Caribbean culture makes its full sense. In terms of kilometres, the Jamaican and Haitian coasts are much closer than Havana. A viscerally musical Earth, devoted entirely to rhythm and melody, Santiago will give birth among others to the sound and the Cuban revolution. An explosive cocktail brought to a high degree of radioactivity, the carnival radiates and électrise the city during the last week of July. A board, do you immediately to dance courses...

© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette

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Travel in a small group for a complete tour, in 3 weeks, of the largest island in the Caribbean. Discover the Cuban world of yesterday and today, in the footsteps of the first settlers to the heroes of the Cuban Revolution. Taste the incomparable welcome of the Cubans by staying with the locals. And enjoy the fabulous Caribbean beaches by staying on the Jardines del Rey archipel.

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This 2 week itinerary is ideal for a first trip to Cuba. You will discover the West of the island, among Cuban families, with the great classified sites of Havana and Trinidad, passing by Viñales, the Topes de Collantes natural park or the historic city of Santa Clara, to finish in style, on the paradisiacal beaches of Jardines del Rey.

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In one week you will visit Havana, Viñales and Trinidad. You stay with locals and move between places with a well-organized collective bus service. Possibility to visit freely and for a limited budget. Possible to book last minute when an international flight to Cuba is on offer.

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Discover Cuba at ease. With a rental car you go from Havana to Viñales, then beach at the Bay of Pigs and ending at the colonial city of Trinidad. You sleep in small hostels "homestay", nicely in the center and with breakfast included. In Havana an unforgettable excursion by American car from the 1950s is included. And our representative in Havana has lots of ideas to give you for your visits inside the country.

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If you had three days to spend in the Cuban capital, here is an idea of a stay that should not allow you to miss the most essential aspects. From sunsets accompanied by mojito on the Malecón river for instructive walks in the heart of the old city, you will have an attractive insight into all the riches of this city of beauty and the warm welcome of the Cubans.

The east of Cuba

Cuba
by Cuba for travel
1495€

This trip to the east of Cuba guarantees you an extraordinary experience. You discover the nature of the Caribbean, you meet people who live in a completely different way, you enjoy distant beaches. This Cuba, very far from Havana and all-inclusive beach hotels, lets you discover something true and authentic.The program is individual with the service of a driver guide and vehicle. It is possible to do with arrival at Holguin or Santiago (international flight not included).

One week in Cuba on your own

Cuba
by Cuba for travel
375€

In one week you will visit Havana, Viñales and Trinidad. You stay with locals and move between places with a well-organized collective bus service. Possibility to visit freely and for a limited budget. Possible to book last minute when an international flight to Cuba is on offer.

Discovery of Cuba

Cuba
by Cuba for travel
795€

Discover Cuba at ease. With a rental car you go from Havana to Viñales, then beach at the Bay of Pigs and ending at the colonial city of Trinidad. You sleep in small hostels "homestay", nicely in the center and with breakfast included. In Havana an unforgettable excursion by American car from the 1950s is included. And our representative in Havana has lots of ideas to give you for your visits inside the country.

Immersion in Cuban soil from Havana to Santiago

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Three full weeks on the Isla de la Revolucion is an ideal time to discover the country and its riches. You will have time to walk the island from one end to the other without rushing. From Havana, urban and full of life, you will attack the territory to Santiago, 1,000 km away, alternating between visits to the architectural heritage, walks and hikes in the heart of a lush and wild nature, long afternoons under the Caribbean sun and gastronomic discoveries. Without forgetting a few crazy nights spent to the sound of salsa and Cuban sound!

Cuba overview

Cuba
by Route Cuba
2215€

Travel in a small group for a complete tour, in 3 weeks, of the largest island in the Caribbean. Discover the Cuban world of yesterday and today, in the footsteps of the first settlers to the heroes of the Cuban Revolution. Taste the incomparable welcome of the Cubans by staying with the locals. And enjoy the fabulous Caribbean beaches by staying on the Jardines del Rey archipel.

Hello Cubans !

Cuba
by Route Cuba
1350€

This 2 week itinerary is ideal for a first trip to Cuba. You will discover the West of the island, among Cuban families, with the great classified sites of Havana and Trinidad, passing by Viñales, the Topes de Collantes natural park or the historic city of Santa Clara, to finish in style, on the paradisiacal beaches of Jardines del Rey.

Snapshot of Cuba

Cuba
by Route Cuba
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This 10-day itinerary is THE good compromise for a first trip to Cuba. You will discover the essential stages of the West of the island, staying with Cuban families, to finish on the edge of one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, with a getaway to the Viñales valley and a passage by emblematic city of Trinidad.

The east of Cuba

Cuba
by Cuba for travel
1495€

This trip to the east of Cuba guarantees you an extraordinary experience. You discover the nature of the Caribbean, you meet people who live in a completely different way, you enjoy distant beaches. This Cuba, very far from Havana and all-inclusive beach hotels, lets you discover something true and authentic.The program is individual with the service of a driver guide and vehicle. It is possible to do with arrival at Holguin or Santiago (international flight not included).

Discovery of Cuba

Cuba
by Cuba for travel
795€

Discover Cuba at ease. With a rental car you go from Havana to Viñales, then beach at the Bay of Pigs and ending at the colonial city of Trinidad. You sleep in small hostels "homestay", nicely in the center and with breakfast included. In Havana an unforgettable excursion by American car from the 1950s is included. And our representative in Havana has lots of ideas to give you for your visits inside the country.

Express stopover in Havana

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If you had three days to spend in the Cuban capital, here is an idea of a stay that should not allow you to miss the most essential aspects. From sunsets accompanied by mojito on the Malecón river for instructive walks in the heart of the old city, you will have an attractive insight into all the riches of this city of beauty and the warm welcome of the Cubans.