Western Cuba’s colourful cities, colonial heritage and natural beauty, reveal the many facets of the island, from cigars to sugarcane, cafés to cabaret and revolution memorials to countryside
Fly from London via Madrid to Havana. Three nights at the 5-star Iberostar Parque Central Hotel.
Key: B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner
On occasion, the cigar and rum factory (Day 6) and steam train ride (Day 11) may be replaced with an alternative visit due to closure at short notice.
Travelling in Cuba is a unique experience, however, tourism is still under state control and on occasion hotels of a similar standard to those listed in the itinerary may be used. Advance notification of this is not always possible.
Half board is included in most hotels on the tour and food can be quite basic, consisting of rice, beans, pork, chicken and fish, although international cuisine is available in Varadero (all inclusive basis) and Havana.
All vehicles are air-conditioned and the highways are reasonable, whereas minor roads can be in poor repair.
WiFi is available at hotels in Viñales and Santa Clara at a charge with the purchase of an internet login scratch off card, connectivity can be intermittent and expensive for one hour intervals.