A one week walking holiday on the Caribbean Island of Cuba
Take a step back in time, on this wonderfully inspiring walking trip in Western Cuba. Relatively unchanged in the last 50 years, the Caribbean’s largest and most charismatic island still offers the chance to experience a way of life, seemingly frozen in time since the arrival of Castro and communism in 1959. Economic and political isolation has impacted the island in many ways; first-time visitors will be enchanted by the old, classic American cars that rattle along the busy streets of Havana, and by the traditional small-scale farming methods that are still the norm outside of the capital.
Staying mainly in private homestays (known as Casas Particulares) on this trip immerses us into Cuban traditional culture, as we interact with the families hosting us and enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals.
This trip takes you, on foot, to explore the highlights of Western Cuba. From the lush tobacco fields of Vinales, with its immense limestone mogotes, to the wilds of the Mil Cumbres (literally translated as "Thousand Peaks) where we will walk to the top of the highest point of the Sierra Rosario range, for spectacular views across the whole of the Western Rerritories and out, across the Gulf of Mexico.On our return to the vibrant, eclectic street of Havana, we’ll explore the city in style, courtesy of a 1950’s vintage American car tour. We can acquaint ourselves with the famous national drink known as Cuba Libre and dance the night away to the evocative salsa beat the island is famous for.