Cuba is a gem that has managed to retain much of its unique charm & traditional way of life. Havana’s Old City will captivate you with its vintage cars, wonderful squares, the Rum museum, churches, cafés & restaurants serving delicious food to the sound of jazz music & flamenco dancing. Vinales is a farming area adorned with beautiful hill peaks (mogotes) & tobacco plantations - visit the spectacular Cueva del Indio cave, & the unspoilt Cayo Jutias beach. Cienfuegos, one of the most lively cities of the island, & the colonial town of Trinidad are also worth a visit. Hike in Sierra Maestra, relax for a few days at a beach resort in Varadero & enjoy a Cuban cigar while sipping on a Mojito!
CUBA DISCOVERY - 15 DAYS
The above stay in Cuba includes:
► Accommodation in 3 / 4 / 5 star hotels / lodges with Breakfast (B)
► Private English-speaking chauffeur guide using Air Conditioned vehicle
► All featured excursions with transfers & entrance fees
► Arrival / Departure & boat transfers
Does NOT include:
► Lunch (L) or Dinner (D) unless specified
► Early check-in / late check-out
► Optional supplements and excursions
► Tips & personal expenses
► Travel Insurance & entry Visa
► Anything not mentioned as included
Terms & Conditions apply
Combine with: Mexico & England
PROGRAMME CAN BE CUSTOMISED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS
DAY 1 - Arrival Havana airport, transfer in classic car to hotel. Evening free.
DAY 2 – (B) HAVANA - morning classic city tour, 3 hours driving in classic car, drive over the Malecon and 5th Avenue in Miramar to Jaimanitas, visit the house of Carlos Fuster, next to the Cementerio Colon (graveyard dating from Columbus, like a village), the statue of John Lennon in park in Vedado, the plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution square), and back to Habana Vieja the historic centre. Lunch in la Imprenta restaurant and visit the exotic cigar & rum shop in Conde de Villanueva, visit the 4 squares, the museum Capitanes Generales, El Templete, Fortaleza de la Real Fuerza, the cathedral and convent San Francisco de Asis, have a mojito in Bodeguita del Medio. Return to hotel, evening have a drink in Sloppy Joe, former maffia and famous bar, dinner in Porto Habana with nice view, and dance & live music in Gato Tuerto.
DAY 3 – (B) HAVANA - pick-up @ 10 am, drive to the house of Hemingway, from here to Las Terrazas de Cojimar, have lunch in Las Brisas restaurant and return via the Morro Fortress and the santeria museum in la Regla, then to Callejon de Hamel (completely painted alley by Santeria artist). Return to hotel, evening dinner in Starbien.
DAY 4 – (B) VINALES - after breakfast departure to Viñales, visit the mural de la Prehistoria, the Cueva del Indio, have lunch in agro-eco restaurant, after lunch on horseback trip to tobacco farm, here you will get explanation of the whole process from seed to cigar, return and check in in Casa. Evening free, dinner in la Cuenca or in the casa itself.
DAY 5 – (B) LAS TERRAZAS - morning at leisure, lunch in El Olivo and departure to Soroa, visit the orchid gardens and proceed to Las Terrazas, check in hotel and rest day at leisure. Dinner suggestion if you like vegetarian food el Romero is top! There are many restaurants in the park.
DAY 6 – (B, D) LAS TERRAZAS - after breakfast departure for a walking tour through the area (sendero Las Delicias), picnic lunch. After hike we do a canopy tour and go for a swim in the river San Juan. Evening free, dinner in hotel
DAY 7 – (B, D) PLAYA LARGA - after breakfast departure to Playa Larga, visiting the Bay of Pigs and the Cueva de los Pesces. Check in casa and do a snorkelling tour, lunch in Cueva del Indio and dinner in the casa. Evening free.
DAY 8 – (B) CIENFUEGOS - after breakfast departure to Cienfuegos, arrival and check in casa. Visit the city, the teatro Tomas Terry, the Casa de la Cultura, have light lunch in local restaurant, visit the Palacio del Valle, have a cocktail at sunset in the Club Nautica, evening free, dinner villa Lagarto in Punta Gorda.
DAY 9 – (B, D) TRINIDAD - morning departure to el Nicho waterfalls, hike in the mountains, swim in the river and lunch in local restaurant, from here to Hanabanilla lake and Topes de Collante to Trinidad, arrival, check in and evening dinner in Casa., visit Casa de la Trova for music and dance
DAY 10 – (B) TRINIDAD - after breakfast go for a ride in the valley in antique train, return and visit the city, plaza Mayor, museum of Romance, bar Chanchanchara, lunch in paladar and rest day at leisure. Evening dinner in El Marinero and visit the Ayala (Las Cuevas) disco in the cave.
DAY 11 – (AI) SANTA CLARA – VARADERO - departure to Santa Clara, visit the mausoleum Che Guevarra, the Tren Blindado and historic city centre, lunch in Paladar and proceed to Varadero for stay at an All-Inclusive Beach Resort.
DAY 12 – VARADERO - All-Inclusive Beach Hotel
DAY 13 – VARADERO - All-Inclusive Beach Hotel
DAY 14 – VARADERO - All-Inclusive Beach Hotel
DAY 15 – Departure Transfer to Havana airport