Trip to Cuba – December 2022

view of valleys
You’re invited! Come to Cuba with us in December! 

Ronnie and I are excited to be going back to Cuba together in December, and we would love you to come along with us! 

We’ve chosen to run the trip during that ‘nothing week’ in between Christmas and New Year, because who wants to sit on the couch eating all the mince pies when you could be in hot and sunny Cuba, having the experiences of a lifetime?!  

This trip is really, really inclusive. We’d love you to come along if you’re a solo traveller, with friends, with partners, with your family etc.

We can also tailor the itinerary to suit you, so just reach out to us with any questions! 

ITINERARY

Monday 26th December

Welcome to Havana! We’ll collect you from the airport (in a classic car of course!), and take you to the BEAUTIFUL boutique accommodation in Havana Vieja.

Depending on timings of arrivals – dinner & drinks in a super snazzy spot.

INCLUDED: airport transport, accommodation

NOT INCLUDED: dinner, drinks

Tuesday 27th December

Explore Havana Vieja (with someone who knows it well!)

Free afternoon to mooch, soak it all in, have a mojito. 

Sunset trip along El Malecon in a convertible car – because it has to be done! 

Dinner, drinks and dancing at a trendy and popular venue.  

INCLUDED: accommodation, breakfast, all activities

NOT INCLUDED: lunch, dinner, drinks

Wednesday 28th December

Leave Havana and make our way to Viñales, with a couple of special stop-offs. 

We’ll visit FincaTungasuk – an organic farm in Caimito – for a tour, conversations with the owners, and a little brunch to keep us going. 

We’ll then continue on to our next stop – Ronnie’s home village! You’ll meet Ronnie’s old friends and neighbours. We’ll have a big al-fresco lunch under the mango tree, home cooked by our friend. It’s a really special and unique experience. 

You’ll be the only foreigners to visit this village, and this is the time to give any donations you might bring – these people need it. 

If you’re interested in trying and buying some honey (I go home with litres of the stuff), here’s your chance, as the ‘melipona bees’ are next door to where we’ll be having lunch. 

When we’re fed and watered, we’ll continue on to Viñales. 

Check-in to accommodations (casa particulares) and have a night to yourselves. 

INCLUDED: accommodation, transport,  brunch & lunch

NOT INCLUDED: dinner, drinks

Thursday 29th December

Hopefully you’re rested and raring to go, as we’ve got an exciting day ahead!

We’ll spend the day riding horses (or horse and cart, if you prefer) into the Valley of Palmarito to Ronnie’s family’s tobacco farm. 

Here we’ll enjoy a tour of the farm, conversations with the farmers about how the tobacco is grown and dealt with the government, shown how to roll a cigar, tasters of locally produced rum, honey and coffee, and unlimited rum…

All this as well as a delicious, home-cooked al-fresco lunch in the viewpoint farm with plenty of fresh coconuts to wash it down with. 

We’ll also visit a hidden cave (where you can even swim inside if you dare!) and enjoy endless views of the gorgeous landscape. 

This will likely be one of your most treasured days. 

We’ll pass by Ronnie’s family’s home for a coffee before heading home to freshen up. 

Tonight is dinner in the casa – prepare yourselves for a home-cooked feast!

INCLUDED: accommodation, all activities, breakfast, lunch & dinner

NOT INCLUDED: drinks

Friday 30th December

Recover from yesterday’s antics with a day trip to the beautiful and lesser known beach of Cayo Jutias – it’s pure paradise. 

INCLUDED: accommodation, breakfast, transport, lunch

NOT INCLUDED: dinner

Saturday 31st December

THIS IS THE BIG ONE!

I won’t go into too much detail as we want it to be a surprise. But think – pig roast (the whole experience from start to finish – it’s a real experience); think rum; think live music; think authentic; think PARTY IN OUR NEW FARM; think a bloody good knees up with all the new friends you’ve made along the week. 

We’re hosting the party of the year and WE’RE SO EXCITED YOU’RE COMING ALONG!

A NYE to remember! 

 

INCLUDED: accommodation, all activities, breakfast, lunch & dinner

NOT INCLUDED: drinks

Sunday 1st January 2023

This is a ‘free day’ to do as you please! There may be some hangovers flying around, so we don’t want to make any fixed plan. 

There are plenty of options – snooze in the hammocks all day sipping coconuts; head back to the beach; head up to Hotel Los Jazmines to sunbathe and use the swimming pool; come back to our house for left-over lunch and more mojitos… go hiking or horse riding if you’re feeling fresh! 

We’ll organise this day with each of you individually when we’re there 🙂

INCLUDED: breakfast, accommodation

NOT INCLUDED: extra activities, drinks

Monday 2nd January

It’s time to leave! We’ll pack up the cars and head back to Havana. If you’re going straight to the airport, we’ll liaise to get you there in good time*. If you’re spending more time in Cuba, we’ll take you back to Havana and drop you off wherever you’d like. 

 

*please note we cannot organise to get you back to the airport for before 12pm. Please get in touch if your flight is before then and we will organise this with you and let you know any extra costs. 

PAYMENT

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By registering and paying for the trip, you fully agree to the above Terms and Conditions including Release and Waiver of Liability.