Cuba Natura y Cultura Revised

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Day 1: La Habana – Arrival Day

We welcome you in the José Martí International Airport. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore the hotel surroundings, get your first night in Cuba starting maybe with a Daiquiri and some Cuban music.

Day 2: La Habana City Tour (4 hours)

Meet Havana and Old Havana, built in baroque and neoclassic style. We will stroll around Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de Armas. We will not miss to walk around the Capitolium, a copy of the one in the U.S.A and then move towards Habana Viega (the old city of Havana), a cultural heritage of mankind – protected by UNESCO. We will visit Maqueta de La Habana Vieja, Plaza de la Catedral and Castillo de La Fuerza Real. We continue to El Morro Castle, the fortress that Spanish used to guard the entrance of Havana bay. Return to the hotel and rest of the evening off.

Day 3: Viñales Valley (9 – 10 hours)

Travel to Viñales valley. Visit a “vega” or cigar manufactory, to see how the Cuban cigars are made. We enjoy the picturesque place around: hillocks totally green, named “mogotes” rise along palm trees and waterfalls. We continue to the Mural de la Prehistoria, next stop la Cueva del Indio where you go caving by boat, on the underground river. Lunch with live Cuban music. Our final stop is at the observatory “Los Jazmines”. Get back to La Habana, so that you can have a daiquirí at “Floridita” or a mojito at “Bodeguita del Medio”.

Day 4: La Habana – A ride to the 50´s

An optional vintage tour – Jump into one of the famous Habana´s style antique car rides and explore the city with or without a sunroof. The driver will take you afterwards to the city forest, so that you can breathe the fresh air! Rest of the day is gonna be free for you to stroll around the beach promenade of Malecon or to get a Cuban style fruit juice while listening to locals playing their music.

Day 5: Guamá Lake – Cienfuegos

Head to Guamá Lake, the largest in the island. We will enjoy an exciting mini cruise with a speedboat cruise on the Island of the Treasure (Isla del Tesoro) and will also visit the crocodile sanctuary. Next picture frame: the Zapata´s everglades, a wild ecosystem of mangroves. Time to dive in the clear waters of Playa Larga, at the famous Bay of Pigs, plus sea snacks, coctails and snorkeling masks. Final destination: Cienfuegos, the relaxing French built colonial city. Enjoy a city tour, check Palacio del Valle a 100 years gothic palace. Dinner at the Hotel.

Day 6: Cienfuegos – El Nicho – Santa Clara

Take your swim-suit, the day starts with a bath at Escambray Waterfall, famous El Nicho. Northern from Cienfuegos lies the village Santa Clara, Che Guevara´s base, pay a visit to the revolutionary´s museum. Back to Cienfuegos. Optional cruise by the bay.

Day 7: Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Cienfuegos

An optional visit to the dolphins sanctuary. Next heading to Trinidad, with its markets, colonial architecture and arid setting, is the reminiscent of North Africa and its souks (bazaar). Visit the local Museum, enjoy a drink at “La Canchánchara” Bar. Prepare your camera for that special pic. Heading back to Cienfuegos.

Day 8: Cienfuegos – Habana International Airport

Transfer to the Airport. Last chance for some images of the island.

  • Accommodation in hotels with breakfast program
  • Hotel taxes
  • Transfers & tours of the program
  • Inputs & meals as listed in the program
  • British-speaking tour guide throughout the program except for free days in Varadero
  • Cuba Visa, Airport Taxes and Medical Care
  • All meals and drinks not listed in the program
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for local guides and tour guides