Transat has added Santiago de Cuba to its Sun portfolio, which now features 35 destinations.
Air Transat will be flying to the Cuban city out of Toronto every Wednesday as of Dec. 19. Transat will offer travellers a selection of hotels with something for every budget, as well as its first “South Your Way” tour and a Duo package that combines beach and city.
According to officials, Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second-largest city after Havana, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, rich in history and offering the balance of beach side idyll and urban bustle. The city offers white-sand beaches and is a popular dive destination.
In an effort to create a different sort of experience, Transat is offering a new way to fully explore Cuba through its Cuba Your Way tour. Already popular in Europe, Your Way tours are an excellent choice for independent travellers, since Transat takes care of the transportation, accommodation and a number of meals, giving travellers complete freedom to visit the destination at their own pace. Travellers have the chance to discover the heart of Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo and Baracoa, a trio of cities that have been around for several hundred years.
Transat also offers other types of packages for making the most of the new Sun destination. People on the fence between culture and relaxation will get the best of both worlds with the Santiago de Cuba Duo package, which includes three nights in the city and four nights by the beach. Of course, 100% beach packages at all-inclusive hotels are also available.
Transat features a variety of hotels, including the beachfront Brisas Sierra Mar Los Galeones and Club Amigo Carisol Los Corales, as well as the Meliá Santiago de Cuba and Iberostar Casa Granda.