A Self-Drive Holiday to the most beautiful places
Do you not fancy sharing a bus with other travellers, but would rather travel of your own accord? Then look no further; our 13 day Total Cuba On Your Own Self-Drive Holiday is perfect! With your own hired car, it is entirely up to you how you choose to discover the island. However, be sure to make plenty of stops, to take in the beautifully unique landscapes of the Caribbean island. This holiday will provide you with rich and varied experiences and an insight into authentic Cuban culture. You will travel from Havana, through Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba and finally on to Guardalavaca.
Highlights of Cuba Total On Your Own:
A real highlight of this Self-Drive Holiday is Trinidad, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The town was founded in 1514 by the Spaniard, Diego Velázquez. Trinidad acquired its wealth during the sugar boom and thanks to its rich tobacco industry. Today there are still signs of this era of prosperity with the ostentatious houses and palaces once belonging to the sugar barons on the Plaza Mayor, which have remained well-preserved and in part been converted into museums. The town’s other distinguishing features include the imaginatively trellised windows, used to prevent robberies. For more information on the history of Trinidad, head to the “Museo Histórico Municipal”, located in the former residence of the sugar baron Cantero. We also recommend strolling through the cobbled streets, swaying your hips to the Caribbean rhythms at “Casa de la Musica” or simply browsing the many shops for the perfect souvenir.
On the ninth day of our Total Cuba On Your Own Self-Drive Holiday, you will have the opportunity to explore the wild Sierra Maestra Mountain Range. You are sure to be impressed by the mountain scenery, characterised by steep peaks that protrude and slope downwards into the Caribbean Sea. When you are here, we highly recommend a trip to the “Comandancia de la Plata”, the former headquarters where Fidel Castro, his brother Raul and Che Guevara planned and campaigned the Cuban Revolution. You can hike to the headquarters, located in the Pico Turquino National Park, where you will also find Cuba’s highest peak.
At the end of your Total Cuba On Your Own Self-Drive Holiday, you can sit back and relax on the beaches of Guardalavaca, located in the Holguín Province. Visitors to Guardalavaca, translated as “guard the cow”, can either simply relax by the many small bays or explore the underwater world in the surrounding coral reefs with their crystal clear turquoise waters. Catamaran trips out on the high seas can also be organised. In comparison to the 20km stretch of beach in Varadero, here you will find many little secluded bays where you can enjoy the perfect tranquillity and simply contemplate your time spent in Cuba – the perfect end to your Self-Drive Holiday!