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A Taste of Cuba A lively cultural week featuring the Island's must-see highlights and traditional homestays

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A Taste of Cuba

Experience the best of Cuba’s beaches, cigars and ‘50s cars! Savour every taste of Cuba, from the expertly mixed mojitos to the traditional cuisine. In Vinales Valley, with its picturesque limestone karsts, the smell of cigars hangs in the air as we learn how Cuba's finest exports are carefully rolled by hand. Latin rhythms permeate the streets leaving our feet tapping - the perfect introduction to Cuban salsa. Practice all week and then perfect your moves in a salsa lesson with a local dance partner, a farewell night out to remember in vibrant Havana!

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At A Glance

4 nights Casas Particulares and 3 nights hotels (including 2 nights in Old Havana). All rooms are en suite and the start hotel has a swimming pool.
Travel by comfortable air-conditioned private coach
Some long journeys

What's Included

All breakfasts
2 lunch
2 dinners
All accommodation (see below)
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Arrival and departure transfers
Tourist card visa for UK residents


Cuba is not renowned for its culinary excellence and some ingredients are just not possible to get hold of (due in no small part to the long trade embargo implemented by the US). As such, flavours tend to be relatively simple, with most mealtimes consisting of meat or fish accompanied by rice and salad/vegetables. Seafood is widely available on the coast, including cheap and abundant lobster! Vegetarians will probably find they have the most limited choice. Snack food is not freely available in Cuba so you may wish to consider taking some with you. Paladares are likely to be a highlight of any visit to Cuba - they are one of the few types of private enterprise allowed (although still heavily regulated), where families are allowed to set up a restaurant in their own house selling authentic, Cuban food. The atmosphere this creates and opportunity to integrate with local Cubans will no doubt enhance your stay! The hotel that we use in Trinidad includes evening meals for all guests, however, Trinidad is a great place to experience a local paladar or state run restaurant. There will be the option to do this (at your own expense) rather than eating at the hotel. We recommend that you allow CUC 30 pp per day for the lunches and evening meals on the days where food is not included. You may also spend money on bottled water, which will normally cost about CUC 1.50 per bottle if bought from the coach (less if you purchase from local shops).

Tripcode AUW
Average. Rating 4.5 Stars
Group Size Min: 4 - Max: 18
Trip Type Discovery - Culture
Group Type Adult Group
Min. Age 16
Activities Accom: hotel/lodge Culture & Discovery Guided Group History Local Life Solo departures

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