Journey Latin America has unveiled the first trip in a new range of "Covid-conscious" holidays, designed to get people back into destinations promptly as they reopen while ensuring safety.
The Latin America specialist says its new "trailblazer" holiday style has been created for "pioneering spirits" keen to be among the first to experience a country’s top attractions once travel restrictions are lifted.
Cuba is the focus of JLA’s first trailblazer itinerary after the country was added to the government’s travel corridor list in August.
Havana International airport has since reopened, with Virgin Atlantic set to resume three-times-weekly direct flights to the Cuban capital from 3 January 2021.
JLA said the slower-paced itineraries had been created with the health of travellers their primary concern; trips feature stays at select hotels in secluded locations, which will act as bases for excursions.
Where possible, trailblazer itineraries will be self-driven, or will utilise private vehicles and drivers.
Stuart Whittington, JLA head of product, said: “As the world begins to open up again, we have put together a selection of Covid-conscious itineraries specifically designed for travels in these times.
"Our Trailblazer Cuba holiday stays in carefully selected locations that avoid the crowds, allowing travellers to see the highlights while always staying within their comfort zone."
JLA’s 10-day Trailblazer Cuba self-drive itinerary leads in from £2,290pp, including direct flights, and takes in Havana, Trinidad and Vinales, with stays on a B&B basis in the fishing village Jibacoa, the historic port town of Cienfuegos and the tropical forests of Las Terrazas.
Prices also include Cuban tourist card, hire car, three lunches, three dinners and excursions.
The operator has also introduced a flexible booking policy, which allows clients to postpone or make any changes, whatever the reason, up to 45 days before travel.