Self-drive holidays in Cuba
Driving in Cuba has its adventurous moments, especially for the navigator, but a selfdrive holiday is a great way to see the country and experience the 'real' Cuba at first hand.
If you like to break free and travel as you please, then a selfdrive trip is for you. It’s a great way to see the country, bag a whole variety of experiences, and get a little closer to the Cuban way of life.
Cuba is a big island, but it’s not so enormous that you can’t comfortably cover a substantial chunk of it in the space of a fortnight. In that time you can see a great range of landscapes, stroll around a variety of Cuban-looking towns empty of adverts except for socialist pronouncements with pictures of Ché or Fidel, munch picnics in woods and fields, take siestas by rivers and streams, and bathe in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Straights, the Caribbean and the Atlantic.
You can meet farmers, shopkeepers, musicians, ladies selling fruit, teachers, old men chatting on street corners and young mothers dandling chubby babes. You will share the road with men driving donkey carts or leading packhorses, taxi drivers in brightly painted pony and traps, lumbering oxen, cattle, chickens and dogs, cyclists young and old, 1950s Buicks, Chevrolets and Dodges, clapped-out Ladas, orange Chinese buses and slow trucks hefting sugar cane or bricks. You can go for hikes in the hills, imagine being a revolutionary, spot birds, stop by endless beaches, dunk yourself under a waterfall, and pick mangos off a tree.
We make it as easy as we can for you. We’ve designed routes that work well, so you can just pick one off-the-peg, or we can tailor-make an itinerary just for you.
We make all the reservations, we arrange for you to be met at the airport when your plane gets in, and we make sure you have 24 hour support throughout your visit. We send you your own driving pack, with guide book, maps, and a driving guide tailored to your particular route. Then you’re off and away, exploring Cuba for yourself.
Havana & Western Cuba Self-drive
You’ll visit some stunning parts of Cuba, with a mixture of great scenery and colourful towns and villages. A few days discovering Havana at the beginning and relaxing at the beach at the end make this a great way to explore and enjoy the real Cuba.
Havana & Eastern Cuba Self-drive
Another hugely enjoyable trip, spending a good amount of time in Havana before flying to eastern Cuba and the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, the city of Santiago, the gorgeous scenery around Baracoa, and the beach resort of Guardalavaca.
Cuba Explorer Selfdrive
Travelling almost the length of Cuba from Havana to Santiago, a real Cuba experience, you’ll explore Havana, then take several days to see revolutionary Santa Clara, sleepy Remedios, and Trinidad. A couple of driving days to Camagüey and Bayamo, bring you to the east and Santiago - Cuba’s fascinating second city.
Self-drive holidays in Cuba
Geodyssey makes it easy:
- Easy pick-up and drop off
- You are met on arrival at the airport and driven to your hotel.
- You can collect your car when you arrive, or later in your holiday
- 24-hour local support
- Free Cuba road map and guide book
- Free Geodyssey Cuba driving instructions
- Pre-booked hotels
- Flights booked by us or book yourself
- Comprehensive suggested itinerary to help you get the most from your holiday
Cuba selfdrive holidays from £1,110 excl flights
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Geodyssey brings you an exclusive selection of thoughtfully designed holidays in amazing locations throughout our destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our holidays focus on what is natural, authentic, comfortable, stylish and affordable, and on what works best in each country. Our tailor-made holidays are individually designed by our experienced team on the basis of in-depth knowledge, a real enthusiasm for our destinations, and a desire to make sure we get it right for each and every customer. All our customers have 100% financial protection. All the land-based holidays on this website are exclusive to Geodyssey. Geodyssey is an independent company managed by its owners, based in London, founded in 1993.