Central + South America
Explore this vibrant and culturally fascinating island
While it is certainly opening up to the world, Cuba can still transport you back to a bygone era. This little island holds such fascinating history, distinctive culture and intrigue for the visitor, it remains one of our most alluring destinations.
For those who have a passion for the arts and music – Cuba is an intoxicating destination. Music, in particular, is at the heart and soul of this country. Our guides on the ground are academics, musicians and artists who can all speak from experience and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with you.
Havana has some of the most beautiful examples of Spanish colonial architecture in the world where you can wander the sultry streets, and get a feel for Cuban life. Head out into the countryside where you’ll find vast sugar cane plantations, cattle ranches, beautiful mountain ranges and stunning beaches. Here you’ll find the local Cubans playing dominoes, never far from a bottle of rum.
Behind the façade of the old colonial buildings of Havana and Cuba’s smaller towns, privately-owned boutique hotels are now beginning to pop up alongside the small bars and cafes which are Cuba’s way of life, night and day.
- Initial Conversation
- Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
- Creating an Itinerary
- Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
- We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
- 24/7 service
- From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert.
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.
Stories from Cuba
"Cuba and its people will enchant you and get under your skin, one cannot help but fall in love."
"Today's Cuba is everything I imagined it would be."
"For lovers of art, music, dance, vintage cars and fabulous weather cazenove+loyd will show you where it’s at."
"Thank you once again for looking after us so well. It was certainly a trip of a lifetime, and we will forever be following the fortunes of Cuba with great interest."
We had a great vacation and are now trying to get back to our routine. In general, everything went very well. Our concierge organised everything and when we asked for changes in our schedule she managed everything perfectly even if our requests were a little last-minute.
Our first two nights in Havana were great. La Reserva Vedado is a beautiful, highly recommendable casa. We went to Rio Mar for dinner and loved it. For seafood lovers, it is the perfect restaurant. Other than that, the Hemingway, bicycling and Old Town guided experiences were amazing. We enjoyed all of them.
Viñales was my favourite place in the whole of Cuba. We loved our casa and our host, and had a great time on the farm experience. The cave tour was also amazing and the horse riding was highly recommendable.
All our guides were amazing. They were all very knowledgable about their cities, the history of their country and also the political situation. It was very interesting to chat with them and learn about the way of life in Cuba. We would like to thank you and your team for arranging this unforgettable honeymoon for us. We will definitely get in contact with you in the future for another trip and we will recommend you to our friends and families.