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Self-Drive Cuba Holidays

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Price based on 11 nights, 2 people sharing standard rooms. Quotation includes accommodation, car-hire, transfers, and representation services. Excludes International flights.

  • Havana + Bay of Pigs + Trinidad + Cayo Santa Maria + Varadero
  • Self-Drive Holidays
This sample itinerary is crafted to show you the possibilities. It can however be tailored to your specifications. Please give us call to
  • Change Hotels or Private Homes
  • Choose your preferred car category
  • Add international flights
  • Tailor the itinerary around your interests
To speak to a Cuba Self-Drive itinerary expert, call us today on +44 207 148 3042

Tailor your experience, make it your own

This itinerary is designed to inspire you and give you an idea of the possibilities. Now, with the help of our Cuba specialists, you can turn it into a personal experience. Anything can be changed, including airlines and accommodation.

Call us today and speak to a specialist in Cuba with direct destination experience and up-to-date information. +44 207 148 3042 Request a free Quotation


Sample itinerary based on a 11 nights trip. A bitesize taste of endless possibilities. Call us to personalise.
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Arrival in Havana

If you'd like to arrange your flights, please get in touch. We can get you good prices and convenient upgrades in a choice of airlines including Virgin Atlantic, Air Europa, Air France, KLM flying from most airports in the UK.

Cuba Direct Reps at Havana Airport

Our Reps will welcome you

A Cuba Direct representative will welcome you at the Airport, extend an invitation to a Welcome Briefing Meeting, and escort you to your transfer to the hotel. They will be your first point of contact in Cuba, provide you with an emergency number, assist you in booking excursions and day trips, and help you with valuable local information.

We recommend, for Self-drive holiday in Cuba to avoid using the Airport as your pick-up point to avoid over-charging. Besides, we also recommend not taking out your car-hire whilst in Havana. It's easier and cheaper to move around by taxi. Speak to us for more details.

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Transfer to Havana

Arrive in Havana in true 1950’s style on board a Classic American car. Experience the nostalgic atmosphere of Havana from the very beginning of your journey with this unforgettable trip through the streets of Havana in one of these timeless classics, true symbols of Havana.
Alternatives include taxis, coaches, minibuses, or car hire.

Stay Jibacoa, near Havana

Off course you’d like to visit Havana and experience that vibrancy everyone talks about; but you are also in the Caribbean surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world and would love to jump right in.

So, how would you be able to do both, sightseeing in Havana and unwind by the beach in one of the most beautiful, tranquil settings you could possibly imagine?

The answer is Jibacoa: beautiful beach surrounded by majestic hills and verdant forests, just a few minutes outside Havana so you are able to choose how to spend your day – walking the cobbled streets of Old Havana, or sipping mojitos by the beach. The best of both worlds!

Cuba Self Drive - Car-hire
Cuba Self Drive - Car-hire
Cuba Self Drive - Car-hire
Cuba Self Drive - Car-hire

Pick-up your Car-Hire

After the first few days exploring nostalgic Havana, it's time to hit the road and discover, at your own pace, some of the most beautiful, off-the-beaten-track towns in Cuba. Collect your car from its designated pick-up location – conveniently close to where you'll be staying.


From all-inclusive resorts to private homestays, we've got choices all over Cuba
Memories Jibacoa, Havana, Cuba

Memories Jibacoa

Adults-only, all-inclusive resort with direct access to private beach and surrounded by lush vegetation, magestic hills, and panoramic views over the Atlantic. Close to Havana, Matanzas, and Varadero, Memories Jibacoa offers the best of both worlds: proximity to exciting cities, and the chance to unwind and relax by the beach with nothing to disturb your experience.

Please note: Room upgrades and Board-Basis upgrades may be available for this Hotel. To request an upgrade or a different hotel altogether, please call your Cuba Direct holiday consultant..
Hostal Mayito, Playa Larga, Cuba

Hostal Mayito

Nestled in the enchanting Playa Larga, roughly 30-metres away from the beach, you'll discover Hostal Mayito. Sat on the edge of the historic Bay of Pigs, Playa Larga is a wonderful place to visit - perfect for those in search of a tranquil escape - and the hosts at Hostal Mayito do all they can to ensure that their guests will receive exactly that. The host, and experienced tour fishing and birdwatching guide, really walks the extra mile to make guests live an authentic experience and enjoy proverbial Cuban friendliness.

Please note: Room upgrades and Board-Basis upgrades may be available for this Hotel. To request an upgrade or a different hotel altogether, please call your Cuba Direct holiday consultant..
Casa Osmary Alberto, Trinidad, Cuba

Casa Osmary Alberto

Ideally located in the centre of town, Osmary Alberto is the perfect place to stay on a visit to this majestic city. Close to the Parque Céspedes, and a 10-minute walk from the Plaza Major, Osmary Alberto is everything you'd expect of a hotel and more, but with the homely comforts and hospitality you’d expect in a Casa.

Please note: Room upgrades and Board-Basis upgrades may be available for this Hotel. To request an upgrade or a different hotel altogether, please call your Cuba Direct holiday consultant..
Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Playa Cayo Santa Maria

The privileged setting of this cosy and family-friendly resort, plus its spa facilities, make Be Live Las Morlas a popular choice for both families and couples on a smaller budget.

Please note: Room upgrades and Board-Basis upgrades may be available for this Hotel. To request an upgrade or a different hotel altogether, please call your Cuba Direct holiday consultant..
Starfish Cuatro Palmas, Varadero, Cuba

Starfish Cuatro Palmas

Starfish Cuatro Palmas is an all-inclusive retreat nestled along the sandy beachfront of Varadero, Cuba. Managed by prestigious branch Blue Diamond - the company behind top-rated brands Memories and Royalton in Cuba, Starfish Cuatro Palmas offers a vibrant atmosphere, quality accommodations, 24-hour food and beverage service, sparkling swimming pool, organized games, a fitness facility and a variety of fun activities for both adults and kids.

Please note: Room upgrades and Board-Basis upgrades may be available for this Hotel. To request an upgrade or a different hotel altogether, please call your Cuba Direct holiday consultant..

Dates and Prices

Dates and Average Prices by month to help you plan ahead

Plan your holiday

Please note Prices are approximates, updated daily, and may vary depending on your choice of airline, hotel, and optional extras such as visas, car-hire, transfers, and personal guides. Circumstances beyond our control such as flight fare changes and hotel availability may also affect prices.
To get a exact quotation for your Cuba holiday, please give us a quick call on +44 207 148 3042

Booking Your Cuba Holiday

The Cuba Direct Experience
Cuba Holiday Specialist - Seymour Fernandez

Speak to a Cuba Expert

We are genuine Cuba specialists with more travel consultants of Cuban origin than any other British tour operator. We know Cuba inside out. All the advice, tips and guidance we offer comes from direct first-hand experience – not a search engine.

Plan your holiday to Cuba

Plan your holiday with us

Our holidays don’t come off the shelf. We take time to understand what you want from your holiday and incorporate details that make it a life-changing trip. We know where to go, where to eat, where to dance and everything else that makes your holiday unforgettable. Try us – we’ll have the answers.

Get support

From the moment you land, your dedicated rep becomes your best friend in Cuba. We have one of the highest rep to client ratios of any travel company in the country with teams based in Havana, Varadero, Trinidad and Viñales.

Call us today on +44 207 148 3042 or drop us an email

We go above and beyond for our clients, making their travel dreams come true. Get in Touch

Useful information

Frequent questions and holiday alternatives you might like to consider.

Most of our clients would recommend us to a friend, and would choose Cuba Direct to organise their travel again.

Opening Hours

We are open daily until 7pm. Call us, even outside office hours, and leave us a message. We will get in touch at a convenient time.

Frequent Questions

About Cuba Direct's way of organising authentic holidays to Cuba
What makes you a Cuba Specialist ?

Cuba Direct has complete focus on holidays to Cuba: One company, one destination, over fifty specialists with direct destination knowledge working on your holiday.

No other British travel company knows Cuba like we do. We employ more travel specialists of Cuban origin than any other UK tour operator and Cuba is our passion. Next time you call us, you'll likely be speaking to a Cuban expat.

Is my holiday financially protected?
Your journey to Cuba is safe in our hands. Cuba Direct is an IATA member and your holiday is protected by ATOL licence 6346, which covers all flight inclusive holidays and flight only sales. If you buy a non-flight inclusive holiday, you are still protected by our TOPP policy. So your money is safe. Our reviews speak volumes about our commitment to giving clients a lifetime experience.
Can I choose to fly with a specific airline?
Absolutely yes. You can choose to flight direct London to Havana with Virgin Atlantic (Departures Monday and Thursday) or via a third country (daily flights via Madrid, Amsterdam, or Paris). All other aspects of your holiday can be changed too.
Can you help me get visas?
Yes. We can arrange to get tourist cards delivered straight to your home when you book with us. Subject to Terms and Conditions.
Can I speak to you in person about my holidays?
Absolutely! If you'd like to drop by our headquarter offices in Crystal Palace, please give us a call to arrange your visit.
Will I be travelling with a group?
No, unless you book a small group escorted tour, or you are travelling with your own group. All of our holidays are tailor-made to individuals.

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