Selfdrive 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.

Start planning your trip to Cuba

Let us know what kind of trip to Cuba you are most interested in, and when you are thinking of travelling. Our travel experts know Cuba extremely well, and will be delighted to offer some initial ideas and advice, and to develop a more detailed design for your holiday as your ideas evolve.

Call us on 020 7281 7788 ( Mon-Fri 9:15-5:45). Or we'd be happy to call you back.

Our brochure for Cuba is packed with ideas and information to help you plan your trip.

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Ideas for self-drive holidays in Cuba

Here’s what our clients say about their experiences of Cuba with Geodyssey.

We felt relaxed from the moment we arrived in Havana. Our guides and driver could not do enough for us, knew exactly what we wanted as they bothered to listen and get to know us.