Known for being an island rich with culture, music and the arts, a trip to Cuba isn’t complete without a visit to the stunning colonial town of Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Trinidad has barely changed since 1850 and the buildings have been beautifully conserved, giving the impression that you have travelled to a bygone era. With its rich history, cobbled streets, architecture and friendly locals, set against a backdrop of the Sierra del Escambray Mountains and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Trinidad is a one of a kind destination!
During this extension, a guided city tour of Trinidad is included and you will have free time to spend as you wish. On our return journey to Havana, we stop at the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, a beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, also made famous for the failed CIA military Invasion in 1961.
This is a great opportunity to extend your stay after your main trip and enjoy the unforgettable sights of central Cuba.
Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.
We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, with plenty of information, and we are always available if you need advice.