Ted Travels: Who wouldn’t love Cuba
The Caribbean island where you can -not only snorkel, swim, cycle and hike, but also- be impressed by the island history, architecture and, of course, you can enjoy a mojito whilst listening to the unique sound of Son Cubano.
A nice 10-12-day tour can start in old Havana visiting the amazing architecture, the Malecon, its pedestrian streets, Havana’s ”white house” Capitolio, famous hotels that made history… and the best way to see it all is from the back seat a restored “Chevrolet”.
From here clients can continue with their private car and personal guide to the country side exploring the villages of Viñales, Pinar del Rio and Las Terrasas. The scenic ride includes exploring the caves, mountains, sugar, coffee and tabaco plantations. The road continues along the coast towards Trinidad, we suggest a short stop at the Bay of the Pigs before continuing to Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of the South because of its colonial buildings. Cienfuegos’ main plaza called Jose Marti hosts the Tomas Terry Theatre which is decorated with gold-leaf mosaics and ceiling frescoes. Clients can spend the sunset walking along the Malecon to admire the bay with the city on the background. Otherwise they can continue to Trinidad, just a short ride. Trinidad is one of our favourite cities, as its just beautiful! Full of cobblestone streets, is very lay back and slow paced. We can recommend a couple of unique home stays here that serve amazing lobster dinners. In Trinidad clients can tour the Sugar Mill Valley and lunch in a planation house with amazing views.
After Trinidad, clients can return to Havana, via the mausoleum of Che Guevara and stop at the beach resort of Varadero for a few nights, or continue overland to Camaguey and Holguin, and on to Santiago de Cuba, this will need another 5 or 6 days.
The highlight at this end of the island is the town of Baracoa. The tiny city was Cuba’s first capital 20 years after Columbus landed. Some things you can do are climb mountains, swim in cool rivers, bathe on beaches, explore Indian remains and taste chocolate and coconut. It also boasts wildlife, the region holds the record for smallest bird, bat and frog.
Did you know what Chis Columbus wrote about this area when he landed in the bay?
“This country is so enchantingly beautiful that it surpasses all others in charm and beauty”. Welcome to our Cuba: short stays in small boutique hotels in Havana surrounded by music, or long itineraries with private car and driver or self-drives, plus home stays. Either way we can help all your clients’ holiday request including getting the visa!