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 life as it has been since before Fidel Castro’s socialist rule started 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 enables us to get closer to Cuban Culture, whilst also giving us the chance to meet the Cuban people and experience more of the Islanders’ way of life.
This trip takes you to the highlights of Western Cuba on foot. From the lush tobacco fields of Vinales, with its immense limestone mogotes, to the wilds of the Mil Cumbres, or thousand peaks, region where we will hike to the top of the highest point in the Rosario mountain range for spectacular views across the whole of the western territories and out across the Gulf of Mexico.During our time in Havana we’ll explore the city in style courtesy of a 1950’s vintage American car tour, before dancing the night away to the evocative salsa tunes the island is famous for – probably after a few Cuba Libres – also a famous export of Cuba!!!