A sample itinerary for travelling round Cuba for two weeks including travel times, activity ideas, and even a bit of beach time
Many fantasise about moving to Cuba and may not realise that living there compared with a few weeks backpacking is a whole different story.
Cuba is just as diverse when it comes to the landscape as it is in culture and history, and offers a wide range of trekking experiences for both the novice and more advanced hiker.
Casas particulares are the norm for most budget travellers, but if you want to make it even cheaper and add some more adventure to your trip, bring a tent!
There is something to be said about Hemingway’s quips about travel. He always said, ‘never go on trips with anyone you don’t love’. He may have been on to something there
Backpackers to Cuba may want to get their facts straight before jumping on the Che loving bandwagon; there’s certainly more to the rebellious young leader than first meets the eye
The Cuban resort experience is starkly different than that of the backpacking experience, and after having experienced both, the latter is no doubt the real Cuban experience.
The colourful town of Trinidad will blow travellers away with its colonial charm but there’s much more to do than just wandering around those pretty cobbled streets.
You should never think of being on a menial budget as a hindrance, but instead, view it as an opportunity to experience and explore every nook and cranny.
Depending on how you travel, Cuba can be a very expensive country, but with a few pointers in the right direction you can learn how to make your money stretch.