Day 1 : Havana
Arrive in Havana airport where you will be greeted by a Travel The Unknown representative and transferred by classic car to your casa. Overnight in Havana.
Meal plan: n/a
Get under the skin on the real Cuba on this comprehensive tour of the island. Soak up the colonial charm and vibe of Old and New Havana. Take a walk amongst the verdant coffee plantations of Las Terrazas and the rolling tobacco fields in Viñales. After marvelling at thousands of orchid species in Soroa, head south to the Bay of Pigs, one of the most important places in Cuba's illustrious history. Go walking in the evergreen mountains of Sierra del Escambray and continue on to Trinidad, arguably the most enchanting colonial town in Cuba. Visit the once-flourishing Sugar Valley then venture further east to Camagüey, known for its winding cobbled streets, churches and museums. Discover the vibrancy of Afro-Caribbean culture in Santiago de Cuba. Continue the journey eastwards to infamous Guantánamo, finally arriving on the rugged wild shores of Baracoa, Cuba's oldest city. Return to Havana via the cities of Holguín and Santa Clara, where you will visit Ché Guevara's final resting place. Experience the warm Cuban hospitality, staying in casas throughout your trip.
Special departure in November 2019 - Havana's 500th anniversary
Our Cuban Odyssey tour in November 2019 coincides with the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana on 16th November, when great celebrations will take place across both the city and country. Enjoy joyous parades and live music by prominent Cuban artists as part of a very special holiday!
Havana - Las Terrazas - Viñales - Bay of Pigs - Playa Girón - Cienfuegos - Sierra del Escambray - Trinidad - Ciego de Ávila - Camagüey - Bayamo - Santiago de Cuba - Guantanamo - Baracoa - Playa Guardalavaca - Santa Clara
Discover Cuba's idyllic shores of powder-white sand
Experience authentic Cuban life in a casa particula
Travel in style along Cuba's historic roads in a classic American sedan
Explore Cuba on foot or horseback or dive and snorkel its stunning seas
Join in the celebrations of Cuba's rich history and culture
Experience the best of Cuba
Delve into two beautiful, friendly & contrasting pariah sites
Colonial gems, diverse culture and raw natural beauty
Discover the highlights of two Latin gems
Experience two of Latin America's most vibrant cultures
Colonial cities, Cuban casas & the Caribbean coast
Winston Peters , Tailormade Cuba
Travel the Unknown offered us an excellent itinerary, clearly and competitively priced without any surprises or changes. Staff were very helpful and ensured we had all the necessary information. Will be first port of call for any holiday on their list. Unreservedly recommend.
Pollans family , Tailormade Cuba
My husband and I have traveled to many different countries, usually not on tours. After talking to several friends who used Travel the Unknown, we contacted them to arrange a private tour for 2 families. They were extremely helpful and responsive. One example of this was our adding a few things to the tour as they originally had it. Also, during the trip, when we decided together to skip something that was originally planned, our guide was fine with it. When any of us emailed the company with questions, we heard back immediately, taking the 6 hour time difference into consideration. We will definitely book again with Travel the Unknown.
Barbara Kelley , Tailormade Cuba
Our Cuba tour was unforgettable! Historic Havana, classic cars, vibrant music scene, colonial towns, stunning tobacco country, lovely beaches, comfortable lodging, delicious food and, most importantly, an outstanding guide who introduced us to the complex history of this gorgeous island. The warmth and friendliness of the people was moving, and we came home with valuable new perspectives too.
Duncan & Nora Etches , Eastern Cuba Explorer, Cuba
Our trip to Cuba was well arranged with a thoughtful collection of places and experiences to maximize our understanding of the country. Travel the Unknown arranged accommodations that were unique, giving us wonderful opportunities to experience Cuban family life.