What makes this trip special?
Cuba's unforgettable capital
Caribbean vibes and fascinating history mixed with rum and salsa
Santiago de Cuba
Taste the real Cuba
Colourful and lively colonial town
Sweet like sugar
Valle de los Ingenios
Bay of Pigs
Cigars, gardens & village life
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Cuban Odyssey'
Cienfuegos and the Bay of Pigs
Departure dates and prices
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Prices are per person and include:
- Cuba visa
- airport transfers
- all accommodation
- all transport
- services of English-speaking local guides
- meals as specified: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner; AI=All - inclusive
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- travel insurance
- airport and departure taxes
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
Customer reviews for
National Parks, route well designed to allow all different nature, aspects, habitats for the country.
Santiago de Cuba and Trinidad
El Salton, Santiago
Would have preferred to stay in Vinales instead of Cayo Levisa, but we know this was not an option at that time
Old Havana, just the right amount of time at the beach.
We really enjoyed out trip. I enjoyed getting some history and then getting out of the city (and away from the tourists) to explore part of the country. We really enjoyed having the guide to ourselves. This way we could stop when and where we wanted to
Seasonal information for 'Cuban Odyssey'
Along this route in January
Typical weather for January
Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.
Hotels for 'Cuban Odyssey'
Days 1 - 2
Hotel Park View, Havana
This 3* Habaguanex hotel is a good choice of hotel for people on a budget who wish to stay in central Havana and be comfortable. Hotel Park View is mid-range Habaguanex hotel - 7 floors with lift and staircase. There is a popular small bar on the ground floor. It is very conveniently situated close to the Prado and Old Havana and a short walk from Parque Central and the Malecon. The hotel rooms are small, well furnished and comfortable with air-conditioning. There are excellent views of the city from the seventh-floor restaurant, where you have breakfast.
Days 3 - 5
Casa Granda, Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba
The Casa Granda is Santiago de Cuba's most elegant colonial hotel, housing 58 high quality rooms in a great location and stylish terrace bar overlooking the city's main square, Parque Cespedes.
Rooms are medium sized with a/c, private bathroom (with shower and bath), hot water, minibar, safe (included), hairdryer, and double glazing. 24 of the rooms have a view to the main square.
However, the hotel does not entirely live up to its grand exterior image. It does not have a swimming pool or garden, but it has a super roof terrace for drinksand breakfast. Street parking only. There are 2 computers on the ground floor with internet access, and a restaurant serving 3 meals a day, although service is slow and fairly sullen. There is just one small lift serving the whole hotel and, in general, the finer touches of an otherwise elegant hotel will not to be found here.
Built in the 1940s and refurbished in the last few years the 2* Hotel Royalton has 33 rooms and is a comfortable choice for your stay in Bayamo. The hotel is centrally situated facing the attractive Parque Cespedes. There is a small restaurant, mini bar, nightclub, car rental facilities and parking.
Days 7 - 8
Gran Hotel, Camaguey
This 19th century building became a hotel in the 1930s and retains much of its original charm with its old fashioned reception and lift. The reception area is furnished in colonial style and there are four bars. The rooms vary in size but all are comfortable.There is a pleasant top floor restaurant with windows opening wide across the town's rooftops, where breakfast is served. The Piano bar serves excellent cocktails and hosts frequent salsa sessions. The pool area hosts a synchronised swimming display on occasions, which is fun to watch. There is a good atmosphere at this hotel, the staff are very courteous and it is one of our favourite hotels in the area but it can get very noisy in this part of the city so bring ear plugs.
Days 9 - 10
Costa Sur Hotel
Small all-inclusive hotel with swimming pool and plenty of daily activities to choose from, Costa Sur was refurbished in 2008 and is situated a ten minute drive from Trinidad at Playa Aguilar. Rooms are a mixture of two storey hotel, garden and bungalow rooms, some of which open straight onto a small private beach (good for snorkelling) set apart from the rest of the hotel and the main beach.
Hotel Jagua, Cienfuegos
Spacious, clean rooms (149 rooms) and well run hotel next door to the Byzantine folly Palacio del Valle at Punta Gorda. Modern hotel. Great views. Large swimming pool. This hotel is used by groups. Services include curreny exchange, internet, laundry service,satellite TV area, parking.
Hotel Horizontes Villa Soroa
Hotel Soroa is located in Pinar del Río, the westernmost province of Cuba, surrounded by the spectacular Sierra del Rosario, defined since 1984 as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Only 75 km from the City of Havana, Hotel Soroa provides an attractive and yet relaxing environment for nature lovers, from bird watchers to trekkers and horse riding. Close to the Hotel, there is a 21-meter waterfall and the largest orhidarium and orchid gardens in the country, with over 700 varieties of orchids. From here you will be able to visit old coffee plantations originally owned by French settlers that fled to Cuba from the Haitian Revolution over 200 years ago.
Days 13 - 14
Hotel Nacional, Havana
The historic Hotel Nacional, a short taxi ride away from Old Havana and overlooking Havana's seafront Malecón, has enjoyed the patronage of many distinguished guests in its time, Winston Churchill and Franklyn Roosevelt to name but two. There is oodles of atmosphere and the hotel is always lively. It has a lovely terrace and gardens overlooking the Malecón - a great place for that evening mojito. This is a hotel to watch people and it is a meeting place for Cubans doing business with non-Cubans. The rooms are standard business hotel type rooms but the majestic lobby and regal gardens add a certain frisson.