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Splendours of Cuba

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £2,695 Current prices from: £2,695
Cuba is changing fast, so this is a great time to visit while its exotic and distinctive style remains. Discover faded colonial grandeur in Havana and Trinidad, delightful rolling countryside, tobacco and coffee plantations, the historical sites of the revolution and the ever-present rhythms of the son and mambo styles of music.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Take a ride in a classic American car & stroll around old Havana
  • Dine at a privately run paladar in Trinidad
  • Experience rural life at Las Terrazas community
  • Gain an insight into the revolution at Che Guevara’s Museum
  • Stay in simple & good standard accommodation

Camaguey

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1864 1966 2170 2272 2373 2272 2272 2272 2068 1864
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 492 512 673 2148 2138 1235 1677 1757 1907 643 231
Rainy Days 5 4 5 5 12 14 10 13 13 14 8 5
Humidity L VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 7/L 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cayo Santa Maria

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2882 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3290 3086 2984 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 361 442 703 1717 1867 1144 1335 1767 1907 823 392
Rainy Days 7 6 6 5 11 15 12 15 15 16 9 7
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH VH H H M
UV 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2577 2679 2781 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2679

Cienfuegos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3188 3290 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1864 1966 2170 2272 2373 2272 2272 2272 2068 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 341 331 492 532 1416 2249 1506 1847 1837 1546 512 231
Rainy Days 6 6 5 5 10 14 11 14 14 15 9 7
Humidity M M M H H VH VH VH VH VH H M
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Havana

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2882 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1966 2068 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2068 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 8 9 8 10 9 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 542 502 632 1305 1948 1496 1576 1747 1646 753 552
Rainy Days 6 7 5 5 9 13 10 11 13 13 9 7
Humidity L L M M H VH VH VH VH H M L
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2577 2679 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2679

Holguin

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2272 2068 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 452 351 462 643 1767 1446 743 1114 1395 1496 863 422
Rainy Days 6 5 6 7 12 12 12 13 14 15 9 6
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Las Terrazas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2984 3086 3086 3188 3188 3086 2984 2781 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1763 1864 2068 2170 2170 2272 2170 2068 1864 1661
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 8 7 8 8 9 8 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 703 643 663 863 1757 2299 1857 2098 2048 1606 813 602
Rainy Days 6 6 5 6 10 13 11 13 14 13 8 6
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Pinar del Rio

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2984 3086 3188 3188 3290 3290 3290 3086 2984 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1864 2068 2170 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 562 653 743 783 1907 26010 1616 2088 2219 1295 753 402
Rainy Days 6 6 5 6 11 15 13 14 16 12 7 6
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH VH H M M
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Playa Jibacoa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 3086 3188 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1763 1864 2068 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 1966 1763
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 8 9 8 10 9 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 663 452 502 673 1556 1737 1375 1406 1757 1918 803 532
Rainy Days 6 7 5 5 9 13 10 12 13 13 9 7
Humidity L L M H H VH VH VH VH H M M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2475 2475 2577 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2679

Santa Clara

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3290 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1763 1864 2068 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 1966 1763
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 7 8 7 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 412 442 653 632 1847 1948 1426 1727 2118 1566 873 311
Rainy Days 7 6 6 5 11 15 12 14 15 15 9 7
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Santiago De Cuba

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 3086 3086 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2068 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 392 502 974 2068 1536 1155 1385 1646 1918 873 392
Rainy Days 6 5 6 8 12 11 12 13 14 15 8 6
Humidity M M H H H VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Trinidad (Cuba)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290 3391 3391 3290 3290 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2170 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 251 392 392 422 1596 2048 1546 1697 2088 1626 572 241
Rainy Days 7 6 5 5 11 14 11 14 14 15 9 7
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2781 2882 2984 2984 3086 3086 2984 2882 2781

Varadero

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3290 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1763 1864 2068 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 1864 1661
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 8 9 8 9 8 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 361 482 743 1727 2158 1667 1747 1938 1747 612 361
Rainy Days 6 6 5 5 9 13 11 13 14 14 9 7
Humidity L L M H H VH VH VH VH H M M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2475 2475 2577 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2679

Vinales

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2882 3086 3188 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1864 1966 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 632 723 733 823 1837 25610 1907 2239 2259 1446 743 502
Rainy Days 6 6 5 6 11 15 13 14 16 12 7 6
Humidity L L M H H H VH VH VH H M L
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Discovery Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Havana

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to the Iberostar Parque Central or similar for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Havana

Morning walking tour of Old Havana, including the Camera Obscura and a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri cocktail. Afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square and a rum museum. (B, L)

Day 3: Havana

Day at leisure to stroll along Old Havana’s cobbled streets or take optional visits to the Bellas Artes Museum, Hemingway’s Museum or the Revolution Museum. (B)

Day 4: Las Terrazas

In the morning, drive to Las Terrazas in the western province of Pinar del Rio for a stay of 2 nights. Established as a sustainable environmental and development project, Las Terrazas provides an ideal introduction to Cuba’s countryside life and landscapes. Visit the local community and the partially restored 19th-century coffee estate. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Viñales

Full-day tour of the beautiful Viñales valley, its tobacco plantations and rounded limestone hills. Visit a cigar factory and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. (B, L)

Day 6: Peninsula de Zapata • Cienfuegos

Travel to Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata. Take a boat trip through the mangroves and drive past Playa Girón, site of the 1961 invasion. Continue to the small city of Cienfuegos, with its distinct French influence, for 1 night. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Cienfuegos • Trinidad

Morning tour of Cienfuegos, known as the ‘Pearl of the South’, and visit the Cienfuegos botanical gardens. Afternoon transfer to Trinidad for a 3-night stay† in a casa particular in the heart of the old town. Dine this evening at a privately run paladar. (B, D)

Day 8: Trinidad

Morning walking tour of the town, including the Romantic Museum or Cantero Museum and a visit to Casa de la Musica. Founded in 1514, Trinidad contains well-preserved colonial buildings with hardly a trace of 20th-century architecture. Afternoon at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)

Day 9: Valley of the Sugar Mills

Morning tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations. Visit the watchtower of the Manaca Iznaga plantation, a reminder of Cuba’s slave trade and colonisation. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 10: Santa Clara • Havana

Morning drive to Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution, and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After lunch, continue to Havana for a final night. Optional evening music performance. (B, L)

Days 11-12: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic and arrive the following day. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Accommodation

This tour features a combination of simple and good standard hotels and casas particulares, which are simple, private, bed and breakfast-style accommodations that allow for an authentic insight into the Cuban way of life. Cuba combines increasing popularity with very limited good quality hotel options and the properties we use may vary from departure to departure. The specific accommodation for each departure as well as the exact order of your itinerary will be confirmed in the final travel documents.

Travel in Cuba

We recommend an extremely flexible approach to booking a holiday and travel in Cuba. The extended Oriente departures are better suited to the hardier traveller due to longer road drives.

† Trinidad

The 31 October 2020 departure includes 2 nights in Trinidad and an overnight stay in Santa Clara.

Oriente departures

On selected dates, the tour continues further through the interior to Santiago de Cuba and provides a rare glimpse into eastern Cuba’s history, culture and mountain scenery. Please click here to view.

Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

Single supplement

From £425pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Discovery group tour accommodation

Discovery group tour extensions

Melia Buenavista Extension to Splendours of Cuba
Cayo Santa Maria
5 Nights from £475

At the end of your tour, relax on a white sandy cay off Cuba's north coast. Hotel options include the Meliá Cayo Santa Maria, an all-inclusive property with a range of leisure facilities, and the first-class secluded Meliá Buenavista, an adults-only resort set apart from the rest of the hotels.


After visiting Santa Clara, continue to Cayo Santa Maria and stay 4 nights at the Meliá Cayo Santa Maria / Meliá Buenavista. Upgrade to an ocean view room from £105 per person. (B, L, D)


At leisure to relax by the beach and turquoise sea. (B, L, D)


Drive to Havana and stay overnight. (B)


Day at leisure. Evening flight to London with Virgin Atlantic, arriving the following day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Splendours of Cuba - Oriente depature

Due to airline schedule changes, extensions to 'Splendours of Cuba Oriente' departures from November 2020 to March 2021 will include 3 nights on Cayo Santa Maria and 1 night back in Havana.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


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Dates & prices

CUB2020

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
23 Jan 2020 - 3 Feb 2020 £2,395 £0 £425 Tour closed – on request
6 Feb 2020 - 17 Feb 2020 £2,395 £0 £425 Tour closed – on request
20 Feb 2020 - 2 Mar 2020 £2,395 £0 £425 Tour closed – on request
5 Mar 2020 - 16 Mar 2020 £2,395 £0 £425 Sold Out
26 Mar 2020 - 6 Apr 2020 £2,345 £0 £425 Tour Cancelled
1 Nov 2020 - 12 Nov 2020 £2,195 £0 £425 Reserve
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • Simple & Good Standard accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • Average group size - 12 people (max 26)
    • Direct international flights with Virgin Atlantic
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports
    • Extended Oriente departures

Destinations on this tour

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