Leave Sydney for Miami via Los Angeles on a 14 July morning flight and arrive in Miami later that same evening. We spend a couple of nights in Miami- the first to recover from the travel and the second to see what the step off point to the Caribbean is really like.
Miami: 2 Nights
In Miami we have time to recover from the long flight- we are on the other side of the world after all - but take time to experience the Everglades National Park and prepare for our Caribbean experience.
Habana Viega: 4 Nights
Fly direct Miami to Havana, arriving in the morning with enough daylight for us to see some of this fabulous city. In ‘Old Havana’ you get to feel what Havana has been like for centuries and it is simply amazing. We explore nearby Vinales, tour Havana at night (not something to be missed) visit the famous Buena Vista Social Club and learn to salsa! We visit many of the city’s features such as the Plaza de Armes with its colonial history including the Conquistadores, and discover what makes Cuba the unique place it is today.
Trinidad de Cuba: 2 Nights
Off to Cuba's second city, UNESCO listed, beautiful Spanish architecture and lovely beaches. We have 2 nights here and we get to sample local food, have Mohito's on the rooftop and visit Trinidad's museum to uncover the Trinidadian history. We travel into the forest and explore the beautiful countryside including waterfalls outside Trinidad city giving you an experience of both city and rural Cuba.
Havana: 2 Nights
Back for a final 2 days and nights in Havana, this time in the newer part of the city.We follow Hemingway's adventures and explore the valleys outside Havana, all the time with local Cuban guides, restaurants and experiences.
Jamaica, Montego Bay: 3 Nights
Fly from Havana to Jamaica, Montego Bay in particular where we are based for the next 3 nights. From our base we explore Ocho Rios, Negril and the beautiful mountains and rivers that make Jamaica so special. Some of the things you see will take your breath away.
Trinidad, North Coast: 3 Nights
Flying from Jamiaca to the island of Trinidad, almost immediately we leave the city of Kingston and head to the north coast where we will spend 3 nights living in our beach- house accommodation. The food is to die for and the surroundings are relaxation plus. Leatherback turtles come to this part of Trinidad to hatch their eggs and this is a spectacular sight which we will get to enjoy. Walking in the mountains on an island is a special activity as you get to survey all the surroundings.
Barbados: 6 Nights
Today we head out to one of our favourite islands, Barbados. We are based here for 6 nights, plenty of time to explore all the wonderful attractions of this island paradise.From tropical gardens to caves used for smuggling to beaches with pink sand, Barbados does not disappoint.
Dallas: 1 Night
On leaving the Caribbean we thought some preparation for the long flight home was in order so we have a night in Dallas. Time to explore the Texas capital and relax before the flight home.
Onto the plane in Dallas before heading home with lots of tales to tell!