Any trip to Cuba must start with Havana, and what a seductive, timeless, atmospheric place it is. All Cuba’s rich and colourful history can be found in the stunning Spanish colonial architecture of Habana Vieja (the old town) and in the noisy, audacious, pastel-coloured splendour of Havana Centro. Here, delicious food is served up in paladares (quirky private restaurants); there are brilliant ballet performances; and you can cosy up in tiny,
exclusive cigar lounges. But Havana and Vinales Valley holidays can also mean escaping the city. On your way to a powdery Caribbean beach at Maria la Gorda or Varadero, pause to explore the tobacco and banana fincas of the lush, fertile Vinales valley. On an adventure from Las Terrazas to Pinar del Rio, make sure to dip into one of the many charming villages tucked away in this beautiful karst landscape where time inches along at a wonderfully idle pace. Finally, just off the coast is the idyllic Cayo Levisa - a tiny island with one simple hotel...a true slice of paradise.
What can you find on Havana & Vinales Valley holidays that you can't find elsewhere?
Discover the many different sides to Cuba in this north-western region of the country. While iconic Havana will show you vibrant city life with colourful cars, live music and a rich history; just a couple of hours’ drive to the west brings you into the verdant Vinales Valley, where you will be met with patchwork fields, dramatic karst landscapes and tobacco farms as far as the eye can see.
After exploring these two very different landscapes with an expert guide or on a self-drive adventure, head east to this strip of land that is Varadero, where you’ll find Caribbean beaches, turquoise sea, and luxury resorts that are made for relaxing and recharging your batteries.
Who are Havana and Vinales Valley holidays best for?
Whether you’re ready to soak to the vibrant nightlife of Havana; chill on the beach; or explore the history and culture of the country through its cities and countryside, we can create a tailor-made itinerary that suits families, solo travellers and couples alike.
The best ways to discover Havana and the Vinales Valley
Hiring a car is the best way to see all that Cuba has to offer, as you idle your way through varying landscapes and intro intriguing cities at your own pace, with plenty of adventures and activities planned for you in advance.
Special things to do in Havana and Vinales Valley
Learn how to dance. Take an evening class and learn some of the basic steps - grab a partner and practice into the wee hours.
Walk in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and learn why the famous writer fell in love with this diverse and mysterious country.