• 7 days (6 nights)
    • Havana
    • Viñales
    • María La Gorda
    • Las Terrazas
    • Adventure
    • Camper
    • Motor

Cuba on the Road is a new concept. 20 Years ago, hardly any campers were seen on the Cuban roads. Only recently, facilities were optimized for this popular form of travel.
During the day you are the king of the road in your brand-new Italian camper. The evenings are safe and cozy, near a hotel, close to nature or authentic towns.
Cuba has set a wonderful new touristic proposal in motion.

Feel free, choose your campgrounds, your route and length of stay. Below we have worked out a tour for you. It is just an example. Vamos campereando!

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Day 1. Arrival in Havana

• Meet & Greet with our representative on arrival at Havana’s international airport.

• Private transfer to Havana City.

• Overnight in Havana, in a Casa Particular.

La Habana Vieja, the old town, was founded in 1519 by the Spaniards. Today, 500 years later, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America, colorful, lively, both traditional as hip, magical as realistic. Havana is a party.
You find cathedrals, colonial palaces, inviting squares, and a maze of adorable alleyways. If you want to get to know the Habaneros, go to the Malecón, the boulevard, the seawall, the alternative to everyday live for many residents. From fishermen to lovers, from musicians to entire families, everyone comes together at the Malecón.

You will stay in a Casa Particular (private guesthouse) in Old Havana. Wander through this fascinating backdrop of monumental sights and enjoy this vibrant city (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982).
Hosanna Havana!

  • Overnight Havana: Casa Particular in Old Havana, including breakfast.

Day 2. Cuba on the Road - Havana - Viñales (about 180KM/110MI)

  • The Cuba on the Road program starts at 09.00 am with the pickup of the camper, waiting for you at Hotel Bello Caribe (approximately 10 km from the city center. Taxi costs are about CUC/USD 20).
    You will receive information and instructions, and the handbook 'Camper in Cuba', your paper guide for the coming time. The brochure describes the parking locations, its facilities and tips for trips in the area.
  • You sign the rental contract and pay the deposit (CUC 500), read more under ‘Remarks’.

Campereando! Your road movie starts when driving up - slightly south of Hotel Bello Caribe - the highway A4 (autopista) towards the west.

Havana's hectic charm will make place for the relaxed tranquility of the countryside. The road is straight, not crowded at all, so you can get used to your mobile home.

After about 2 hours’ drive, at Pinar del Rio, take the exit north to Viñales*. A beautiful, winding road takes you to this lovely town. Red soil, green and lush nature.

Hotel La Ermita’s campground is the icing on the cake. Stunningly situated on one of the highest points of the valley, it offers a sensational view over Viñales and its surroundings.

Let your camper stay parked on the campground for the rest of the day. For CUC 5 you travel with the hop-on-hop-off bus. It stops at the door of La Ermita, and further everywhere you want on the route; in the town, at the zip line, at the cave with the underground river for a boat ride. Or at one of the nice restaurants.
You can also rent bikes. Crossing the valley on a horse is popular as well.

  • Campground Viñales: Hotel La Ermita

Footnote:

*Viñales is being pretty in its own valley. There are only a few streets surrounded by Mogotes, karst stone mountain formations; soft rocks rising from the red soil. The best tobacco grows and is processed here, still in the traditional way. Pay attention to the typical design of farms and tobacco barns. UNESCO recognized the unique beauty of Viñales and added it, including the valley, to the World Heritage list in 1999.

Day 3. Viñales – María la Gorda (about 120KM/75MI)

It is only 75 miles to María la Gorda but take your time. The road can be bumpy, with potholes. Be aware of crossing cattle, wobbling oxen and cycling farmers. It is a special road though, along the tobacco fields of the province of Pinar del Rio, such as the one at San Juan y Martinez and San Luis. Here you will find Vega Quemado de Rubí, the tobacco plantation of Hector Prieto, once the youngest winner of the prestigious Hombre Habano-award, for the best tobacco producer in Cuba.

Past the town of Sandino, the tobacco fields make way for a narrow road. The rigid vegetation, resistant to salty conditions, announces the sea. You enter the Guanahacabibes Peninsula (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1987), destination María la Gorda* (Chubby Maria).

At the international diving center, you can park your camper. An enchanting underwater world is waiting for you.

• Campground: Hotel María La Gorda (international diving center).

Footnote:

* The legend goes that María was a Venezuelan lady, once captured by pirates and abandoned in this area. It remains a mystery what happened to her. However, she enjoys eternal fame. After all, the place is named after her.

Day 4. María la Gorda

María la Gorda is remotely situated in the southwest of Cuba. You can expect insects here, but it does not stop thousands of international scuba divers from traveling to this spot. A crystal-clear sea with wonderful temperatures (24-30 degrees Celsius) barely conceals its underwater treasures. Sensational reefs, exuberant corals, even black coral, rare and intact. Tropical fish in even more colors than the rainbow. Caves and shipwrecks that evoke the memory of piracy. Adventurers can even dive with whale sharks.

  • You can purchase diving packages on site. They include material, boat transport and English language dive instructor.
  • You may enjoy relaxed snorkeling, or just take a boat trip.
  • Hiking? A guide guides you through this impressive nature reserve.
  • María la Gorda has a cute beach.
  • Visit the authentic hamlet of La Bajada. The residents offer freshly caught lobster.
  • Campground: Hotel María La Gorda (international diving center).

Day 5. Maria la Gorda - Las Terrazas (about 251KM/156MI)

Return in north-easterly direction towards the narrow road to Sandino, and continue driving through the province of Pinar del Rio until the province of Artemisa. This will be the longest route of this trip but take your time.

After about 3.5 to 4 hours of driving, the hills of the Sierra del Rosario will come into view. Hidden in the green lies Las Terrazas.
You can park your camper at the communal parking lot (with facilities).
It is a community project, but the residents themselves call their hometown an eco-museum. Las Terrazas is small, but the nature is huge. The Sierra del Rosario where the village is located, is a protected, forested and mountainous area, with a wide variety of natural beauty and outdoor activities.

Do not feel like cooking, or didn’t do any shopping? Las Terrazas is blessed with a number of fine restaurants, for example El Romero, pleasantly situated at the lake and one of Cuba's best vegetarian restaurants, with many organic products. Own cultivation of course. More folkloristic is the restaurant La Casa del Campesino.

Campground: Municipal car park in Las Terrazas

Footnote:

* The history of Las Terrazas has 2 important dates. At the end of the 18th century French immigrants fled from Haiti to Cuba. In several places, but also here in Las Terrazas they created coffee plantations. Unfortunately, after some time they started to chop many trees in order to produce charcoal, with huge deforestation as a result.
In 1968 the Cuban government launched a successful reforestation campaign. Trees were planted terrace-shaped on the slopes. Many forest workers remained and settled permanently in the small village that they built for themselves in harmony with the environment. With more than a thousand inhabitants, Las Terrazas is a thriving community, largely self-sufficient, through ecotourism and organic agriculture.

Day 6. Las Terrazas - Havana (about 67KM/42MI)

Your last camper day of this trip through the west of Cuba. Havana is not far away, you have plenty of time to spend a part of this day in Las Terrazas.

Consider breakfast (with a beautiful view) at Hotel Moka, a tree has been planted in the middle of the lobby, growing straight through the roof. In Hotel Moka you can find information and you can book all kinds of excursions.

Take your joy from this green oasis in the mountains.

Hire a local guide to explore the town or a green guide for a brisk walk around the area (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve).

One of the hikes goes to the hacienda Buena Vista and the ruins of a 19th-century French coffee plantation.

You can swim in the San Juan river or float over it with the zip-line (canopy).

The variety of bird species makes the mountains popular for bird spotters.

Visit the open studios of famous local artists or the house of Polo Montañez. The popularity of this folk singer is unprecedented. Almost everyone sang his songs and still do. After his tragic death in 2002, his house became a much-visited memorial for his many admirers.

Later in the day, you take the highway to Havana to Hotel Bello Caribe where it all started. You can drop-off your camper and take a taxi (not included) to your last overnight address in Old Havana. Your well-earned night's rest is reserved in a cozy Casa Particular.

  • Overnight: Casa Particular Old Havana

Day 7. Homebound

Your breakfast is included. As well as a private transfer that will take you from your casa to Havana's international airport José Martí. The day is for you. To pack, to enjoy or to spend your last CUCs on souvenirs or on a terrace.

We wish you a safe trip back home and hopefully we will see you again. Hasta Cuba siempre!

Accommodation

Campgrounds

There are 19 camping sites selected meeting the standards for a stay in camper. With the exception of Cayo Coco, they are located in Cuba’s west, central and central-south.

1. Havana: Marina Hemingway

2. Las Terrazas: Community parking area

3. Soroa: Hotel Villa Soroa

4. Viñales: Hotel La Ermita

5. Pinar del Rio (province): Vega de Tabaco Hoya de Mena

6. Pinar del Rio (province): Hotel María La Gorda (international diving center)

7. Pinar del Rio (province): Villa Cabo de San Antonio

8. Jibacoa: Hotel Villa Trópico

9. Varadero: Parque Josone

10. Ciénaga de Zapata: Hotel Villa Playa Larga

11. Cienfuegos (province): International diving center Guajimico

12. Cienfuegos: Hotel Faro Luna

13. Trinidad: Hotel Costa Sur

14. Trinidad: Hotel Las Cuevas

15. Sancti Spíritus (province) - Topes de Collantes: Villa Caburní

16. Santa Clara: Hotel Villa La Granjita

17. Santa Clara: Hotel Villa Los Caneyes

18. Cayo Las Brujas - Jardines del Rey: Villa Las Brujas

19. Cayo Coco: Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco

Camper Model

  • We offer 2 types of campers, both structured on Fiat Ducato.

    Both models have sleeping facility for 4 adults + 2 additional beds, fit for children.
    The difference between the camper models 'Rimor' and 'Dynamic' is the interior lay-out, whereas both offering the same facilities.

  • Both are brand new models, Made in Italy.
  • The Fiat Ducato comes with Turbo diesel, automatic transmission, offering autonomy, comfort and safety. Toilet and shower (including towels), kitchen corner (including utensils), water heating system, air conditioning, comfortable beds (including linen). Retractable awning to enjoy the outdoors during rest stops, foldable table and four chairs.

Why book with us
  • Your trip, your way
  • Booked and organised in Cuba
  • Our local roots, we live in Cuba
  • 24/7 support by our local hosts

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Recommended for
Adventure, Beach, Culture, History, Motorcycle, Nature, Outdoors
Departure time
Flexible
Start/finish
Havana
Character
Private tour
Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Nederlands, Spanish
Activity level
Easy (light walking)
Insider's tip
• This camper tour begins and ends in Havana. The camper can be dropped off at another destination if desired. Please contact us for more information and additional costs. • The minimum number of passengers is 2 adults. One must be at least 26 years old. The driver must have a valid driving license. • For both models of motorhome, a maximum capacity of 5 adults and 1 child, or 4 adults and 2 children apply. • At pick up, a deposit of CUC 500 (CUC is the Cuban currency and almost equal in value to the USD) must be paid. In cash in CUC or its equivalent in USD or EUR. You better pay the deposit by credit card. Provided that the camper will be returned in the same condition at the end of the rental period, the credit card draft will be canceled. (With cash payment of the deposit in CUC, you will be refunded in CUC, a currency that only has value in Cuba). • Fuel is at customer charge. • Here you can find more information about driving in Cuba.

Day 1: Day 1. Arrival in Havana

• Meet & Greet with our representative on arrival at Havana’s international airport.

• Private transfer to Havana City.

• Overnight in Havana, in a Casa Particular.

La Habana Vieja, the old town, was founded in 1519 by the Spaniards. Today, 500 years later, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America, colorful, lively, both traditional as hip, magical as realistic. Havana is a party.

You find cathedrals, colonial palaces, inviting squares, and a maze of adorable alleyways. If you want to get to know the Habaneros, go to the Malecón, the boulevard, the seawall, the alternative to everyday live for many residents. From fishermen to lovers, from musicians to entire families, everyone comes together at the Malecón.

 

You will stay in a Casa Particular (private guesthouse) in Old Havana. Wander through this fascinating backdrop of monumental sights and enjoy this vibrant city (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982).
Hosanna Havana!

 

  • Overnight Havana: Casa Particular in Old Havana, including breakfast.

    • Havana - Old Havana

  • The Cuba on the Road program starts at 09.00 am with the pickup of the camper, waiting for you at Hotel Bello Caribe (approximately 10 km from the city center. Taxi costs are about CUC/USD 20).
    You will receive information and instructions, and the handbook 'Camper in Cuba', your paper guide for the coming time. The brochure describes the parking locations, its facilities and tips for trips in the area.
  • You sign the rental contract and pay the deposit (CUC 500), read more under ‘Remarks’.


Campereando!
Your road movie starts when driving up - slightly south of Hotel Bello Caribe - the highway A4 (autopista) towards the west.

Havana's hectic charm will make place for the relaxed tranquility of the countryside. The road is straight, not crowded at all, so you can get used to your mobile home.

After about 2 hours’ drive, at Pinar del Rio, take the exit north to Viñales*. A beautiful, winding road takes you to this lovely town. Red soil, green and lush nature.

Hotel La Ermita’s campground is the icing on the cake. Stunningly situated on one of the highest points of the valley, it offers a sensational view over Viñales and its surroundings.

Let your camper stay parked on the campground for the rest of the day. For CUC 5 you travel with the hop-on-hop-off bus. It stops at the door of La Ermita, and further everywhere you want on the route; in the town, at the zip line, at the cave with the underground river for a boat ride. Or at one of the nice restaurants.
You can also rent bikes. Crossing the valley on a horse is popular as well.

  • Campground Viñales: Hotel La Ermita

Footnote:

*Viñales is being pretty in its own valley. There are only a few streets surrounded by Mogotes, karst stone mountain formations; soft rocks rising from the red soil. The best tobacco grows and is processed here, still in the traditional way. Pay attention to the typical design of farms and tobacco barns. UNESCO recognized the unique beauty of Viñales and added it, including the valley, to the World Heritage list in 1999.

    • Havana
    • Viñales
    • Hotel La Ermita, Viñales

It is only 75 miles to María la Gorda but take your time. The road can be bumpy, with potholes. Be aware of crossing cattle, wobbling oxen and cycling farmers. It is a special road though, along the tobacco fields of the province of Pinar del Rio, such as the one at San Juan y Martinez and San Luis. Here you will find Vega Quemado de Rubí, the tobacco plantation of Hector Prieto, once the youngest winner of the prestigious Hombre Habano-award, for the best tobacco producer in Cuba.

Past the town of Sandino, the tobacco fields make way for a narrow road. The rigid vegetation, resistant to salty conditions, announces the sea. You enter the Guanahacabibes Peninsula (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1987), destination María la Gorda* (Chubby Maria).

At the international diving center, you can park your camper. An enchanting underwater world is waiting for you.

• Campground: Hotel María La Gorda (international diving center).

Footnote:

* The legend goes that María was a Venezuelan lady, once captured by pirates and abandoned in this area. It remains a mystery what happened to her. However, she enjoys eternal fame. After all, the place is named after her.

 

    • María La Gorda
    • Viñales
    • Hotel María la Gorda, María La Gorda

María la Gorda is remotely situated in the southwest of Cuba. You can expect insects here, but it does not stop thousands of international scuba divers from traveling to this spot. A crystal-clear sea with wonderful temperatures (24-30 degrees Celsius) barely conceals its underwater treasures. Sensational reefs, exuberant corals, even black coral, rare and intact. Tropical fish in even more colors than the rainbow. Caves and shipwrecks that evoke the memory of piracy. Adventurers can even dive with whale sharks.

  • You can purchase diving packages on site. They include material, boat transport and English language dive instructor.
  • You may enjoy relaxed snorkeling, or just take a boat trip.
  • Hiking? A guide guides you through this impressive nature reserve.
  • María la Gorda has a cute beach.
  • Visit the authentic hamlet of La Bajada. The residents offer freshly caught lobster.
  • Campground: Hotel María La Gorda (international diving center).

    • María La Gorda
    • Hotel María la Gorda, María La Gorda

Return in north-easterly direction towards the narrow road to Sandino, and continue driving through the province of Pinar del Rio until the province of Artemisa. This will be the longest route of this trip but take your time.

After about 3.5 to 4 hours of driving, the hills of the Sierra del Rosario will come into view. Hidden in the green lies Las Terrazas.

You can park your camper at the communal parking lot (with facilities).

It is a community project, but the residents themselves call their hometown an eco-museum. Las Terrazas is small, but the nature is huge. The Sierra del Rosario where the village is located, is a protected, forested and mountainous area, with a wide variety of natural beauty and outdoor activities.

Do not feel like cooking, or didn’t do any shopping? Las Terrazas is blessed with a number of fine restaurants, for example El Romero, pleasantly situated at the lake and one of Cuba's best vegetarian restaurants, with many organic products. Own cultivation of course. More folkloristic is the restaurant La Casa del Campesino.

Campground: Municipal car park in Las Terrazas

Footnote:

* The history of Las Terrazas has 2 important dates. At the end of the 18th century French immigrants fled from Haiti to Cuba. In several places, but also here in Las Terrazas they created coffee plantations. Unfortunately, after some time they started to chop many trees in order to produce charcoal, with huge deforestation as a result.

In 1968 the Cuban government launched a successful reforestation campaign. Trees were planted terrace-shaped on the slopes. Many forest workers remained and settled permanently in the small village that they built for themselves in harmony with the environment. With more than a thousand inhabitants, Las Terrazas is a thriving community, largely self-sufficient, through ecotourism and organic agriculture.

    • Pinar del Río City
    • Pinar del Río Province
    • Viñales
    • Las Terrazas
    • María La Gorda

Your last camper day of this trip through the west of Cuba. Havana is not far away, you have plenty of time to spend a part of this day in Las Terrazas.

Consider breakfast (with a beautiful view) at Hotel Moka, a tree has been planted in the middle of the lobby, growing straight through the roof. In Hotel Moka you can find information and you can book all kinds of excursions.

Take your joy from this green oasis in the mountains.

Hire a local guide to explore the town or a green guide for a brisk walk around the area (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve).

One of the hikes goes to the hacienda Buena Vista and the ruins of a 19th-century French coffee plantation.

You can swim in the San Juan river or float over it with the zip-line (canopy).

The variety of bird species makes the mountains popular for bird spotters.

Visit the open studios of famous local artists or the house of Polo Montañez. The popularity of this folk singer is unprecedented. Almost everyone sang his songs and still do. After his tragic death in 2002, his house became a much-visited memorial for his many admirers.

Later in the day, you take the highway to Havana to Hotel Bello Caribe where it all started. You can drop-off your camper and take a taxi (not included) to your last overnight address in Old Havana. Your well-earned night's rest is reserved in a cozy Casa Particular.

  • Overnight: Casa Particular Old Havana

    • Havana
    • Las Terrazas

Your breakfast is included. As well as a private transfer that will take you from your casa to Havana's international airport José Martí. The day is for you. To pack, to enjoy or to spend your last CUCs on souvenirs or on a terrace.

We wish you a safe trip back home and hopefully we will see you again.

Hasta Cuba siempre!

 

    • Havana

What is included

  • Two nights (1 at the beginning, 1 at the end of the camper trip) in a casa particular in Old Havana, including breakfast.
  • Arrival transfer (private) from Havana international airport to your overnight address in the city. Meet & Greet with our representative.
  • 5 Days motorhome rental, starting on day 2 of this program, ending on day 6.
  • 4 Nights/5 days parking at the selected campgrounds.
  • The campers are insured. With the camper rental the use of the amenities of each parking area is included, such as:
  • Electricity Connection (1.2 KW / hour).
  • Potable and non-potable water supply, (maximum of 4 campers connected simultaneously).
  • Security personnel or protected area for the custody of the vehicle.
  • Access to public areas of each location such as beaches, swimming pools, gym, sports courts.
  • Possibility of eliminating waste.
  • Restaurants, cafés, bars (*)
  • Food and drink supply at the shops (*)
  • Maid service for cleaning (*)
  • Customer service (*)
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning service (*)
  • Accommodation (*)
  • Optional services offered by each installation (*)

(*): These services have an additional cost, to be paid locally. Availability and prices vary per area.

  • Departure transfer (private) from your overnight address in Havana to José Martí International Airport.

You can adapt this travel program to your personal wishes. You can add or remove destinations, you can extend or shorten the trip. Do you want alternative accommodation, campground or route? Add activities or excursions? Do you want any other travel services? We are happy to help you.

Contact us. With your specific wishes and our knowledge, together we create the perfect trip.

You will find our terms and conditions specific to tour bookings in our Policies.

  • The price for this tour is per person and an indication, based on occupancy of room and/or vehicle by 2 persons. Extra participants sharing a room/vehicle may lower the price.
    Final prices also depend on availability, preferences and additions of the travelers, and may vary per season.

    Price indication per person:

  • Low season (May-June, Sep-Oct): EUR 984
  • High season (Feb-Apr, Jul-Aug): EUR 1013

Average low/high: 999 EUR

*Note: high season prices can be applied during festivals and fairs/events

Traveling with children:

  • Not all providers of travel products (accommodation, transport, excursions) apply the same child discount.
    Overall the following applies:
    - For infants (0-2 years), an average of 10% -25% of the adult price will be charged.
    - For children up to and including 11 years old, a rate of 50% -75% of the adult price applies.
    - Children aged 12 and older are usually seen as adults, the regular rate will be applied.
  • If children's discount is given, in almost all cases the child will share the room with the parent (s).

 

 


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