Travelling to new and exciting places often conjures up images of roughing it in small villages, washing your clothes in a guest house sink or relying on street food and the kindness of strangers to get you through. Nothing could be further from the truth with up and coming destinations like Cuba, though. With fantastic options for both the adventurer and the luxury seeker in high demand, some companies have begun to combine the two desires, and create amazing opportunities for those seeking a taste of a thrill in Cuba, with the plush feel of luxury.
Depending on the both the kind of adventure and the kind of luxury you’re looking for, there are a couple of ways to go about satisfying both of these key pieces in your trip. If you’re more adventurous in the ways of getting off the beaten trails and going out into the great unknown, a number of touring companies host fantastic tours that range in delivery from adventurous to exclusive all-inclusive luxury tours – possible from one of the many resorts found in the bigger cities. Some tour companies can also provide opportunities for you to go off exploring on your own – helping to organise some great do-it-yourself-time so that it isn’t always piling in a tour bus to be ushered to the next point of interest. Tours range from days out in Havana to exploring the sites of the Revolution in the Sierra Maestra mountains and beyond to the karst limestone hills and mountains of Vinales with their far-reaching tobacco fields.
One way to get off the beaten trail and explore a bit more, with an added flair of Cuban culture and hospitality is through staying in one of the many Cuban home stays – Casa Particulares. These special guest-houses, owned and run by real, local Cuban families, can range from fairly basic to pretty fantastic. This is a perfect way to blend a bit of luxury with a bit of adventure – by going for a higher rated Casa, ensuring you are in for a combination of both a lovely space, and some real home hospitality and excitement.
Of course, if luxury is more your style, there are gorgeous, four and five star, exclusive resorts dotted along the pristine beaches of Cuba throughout (usually in the bigger cities) that ensure you get the full five-star luxury treatment. With options for spa days, beach days, and added options for tours taken care of, you needn’t lift a single finger to get the most out of your holiday. Many resorts and hotels as well can help you plan tours that have a bit more meat – as in, a bit more excitement, so it won’t be just tour buses and guides ushering you along, ensuring you only see the prime sights – they can cater it just how you want.
With fantastic tour operators specialising in Bespoke Cuban Holidays, such as Escencia Experiences, you will have absolutely no problem planning an adventure and luxury filled trip, perfectly executed to ensure you get the most out of your ideal trip to Cuba. Escencia Experiences allows you the ability to pick and choose your hotels, experiences et al to build the perfect custom trip, with no hassle and just fantastic customer service. For your next ladies week away or girls only adventure, consider Cuba and all of it’s still relatively untouched natural – and cultural wonders.