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Havana Holidays

Havana Holidays

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Cuba: La Isla Grande

Havana
15 Days from CAD 5,700

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Immerse yourself Cuba's intoxicating salsa beats on this comprehensive two-week tour

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Cycling Cuba

Cycling through iconic Cuba
15 Days from CAD 5,510

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Discover the best of Cuba on two wheels

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Cuban Highlights Ride

Havana
8 Days from CAD 3,135

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Discover the pearl of the Caribbean on this road-based cycling adventure

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A Taste of Cuba

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8 Days from CAD 2,840
CAD 2,425

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Discover unique history and culture in the Pearl of the Caribbean

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Five of the Best Things to Do on Havana Holidays

Tour the city in a classic car: Famous for its classic cars, there’s no better way to explore Havana. As you drive through the streets lined with notable monuments, cathedrals and palaces, and with the breeze in your hair, you’ll get a true sense of the city’s past and present influences. The 1950s cars that you find in Havana are surprisingly immaculate, and you’ll feel as though you’ve gone back in time, especially as you ride through the old parts of the city.

Explore Old Havana: At the very heart of the Cuban capital is Old Havana. This buzzing city has an intoxicating energy that will lure you into its charms with its fine colonial architecture, lively squares and faded grandeur. Known locally as La Habana Vieja, the Old City is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with ancient plazas where cobbled streets weave between brightly- coloured buildings. Around every corner you’ll find an architectural treasure that depicts a different era from Art Deco to Baroque. There are four main plazas in the Old City but if you want to see the cathedral, head to Plaza Vieja which was formerly the religious centre.                                                                                                                       

Drink a Mojito: First created in Cuba, the Mojito is synonymous with the country and there’s no better place to try this authentic drink than at one of the bars in Havana. Fusing white rum, sugar cane, lime juice, mint and soda, this tangy cocktail is delicious. You’ll find lots of places dotted around the city where you can enjoy the cocktail, and La Bodeguita del Medio is where Ernest Hemingway is said to have written “My Mojito, in Bodeguita, my Daiquiri in El Floridita.”                                                                                                                              

Walk along the Malecón: Spanning 8km along the length of the city of Havana, the Malecón is a promenade and stretch of road that runs along the coastline. Flanked by eclectic Neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture, this is one of the most outstanding areas in Cuba. Originally the promenade was created for the middle classes in the early 20th century, but it soon expanded out towards the east of the city. The evening is a great time to visit the Malecón as beautiful sunsets cast a warm glow over the water and lively Cuban beats pulsate throughout the streets.

Learn how to Salsa: Havana tours wouldn’t be complete without trying out some salsa moves. Deep-rooted in Cuban culture, salsa music and dancing can be heard in many of the bars and clubs of Havana. This passionate dance gives you a real taste of authentic Cuban culture and is great fun to learn on your trip. Even if you think you have two left feet, you’ll love the experience and it’s also a good way to interact with the locals and enjoy their culture.

This was a trip of variety in a very different culture with plenty of different experiences. The Cuban people have a lively spirit, both in their rum and in their music and these are readily available through the trip from city to beach. The trip provides a great feel for the people, their lives, history, economy and their struggles. Although a poor country, the people and the visit were overall uplifting. The trip flew by but will remain a memorable visit.

Martin Samuels A Taste of Cuba

Cuba had been on my bucket list for a very long time and it did not disappoint. What an amazing trip this was, perfect in every way! Cuba offers so much: beautiful and diverse countryside, colourful historic towns ,fantastic beaches and the friendliest people I have ever met. I was also very lucky to share this experience with a lovely group of like-minded people who made this experience extra special.

Ilenia Barausse A Taste of Cuba

Cuba has the most beautiful scenic mountains, forests, beaches, lowlands, and wildlife. The roads are pretty awful in Cuba, but our driver did a great job of navigating the potholes. Cuba’s towns and cities are a beautiful example of people who have the least being happy to share what little they have. The locals were all friendly, generous, and welcoming, not to mention happy to put up with me murdering the Spanish language in an attempt to communicate. Trinidad is party central! Every night of the week, bars and clubs have excellent live bands, and so many amazing dancers. Havana is packed full of culture, and although a lot of the city is run down and falling down, you can see where restoration work on the colonial style building has been completed to a very high standard, and where it is ongoing. The Rum museum (Museo Del Ron Havana Club) is well worth a trip, the basic tour lasts about 1/2 hour and includes a generous sample of the 7 year old Havana Club rum for 350 pesos, which at the time was less than £4! Generally prices in Cuba are very low, and thankfully now you only have to deal with Cuban pesos and Euros, whereas in the past there was also CUC too!

Gavin Ireland A Taste of Cuba

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