Havana – Cayo Santa Maria

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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 Havana 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) (optional)

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: Havana – Cayo Santa Maria

Departure for the enchanting tropical island of Cayo Santa María, the westernmost of the jungles of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, proclaimed as “National Park of the Biosphere” by UNESCO . The beach of Cayo Santa Maria, 20 km long, is the longest in the area and has white sand, rich tropical vegetation and few hotels. Arrival, check in the hotel and free rest of the day. All meals and drinks at the hotel are included.

Days 5 & 6: Havana – Cayo Santa Maria

Spending two fully relaxed days under the carribean sun, sunbathing and swimming while given the opportunity to dive, snorkle, play tennis, mini soccer etc. Many optional excursions are suggested.

Day 7: Cayo Santa Maria – Havana

Return to Cuba’s capital to enjoy your last day .

Day 8: Havana – International Airport

Transfer to the Airport for your return flight.

  • Accommodation in hotels / casas particulares (no breakfast)
  • 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 Cayo Santa Maria
  • 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