Enjoy the Essentials of Cuba

From AUD $ 3,236

Duration
10 Days
Departure Day
Daily
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Destination Trip
Trip Grading
Moderate
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
3 Lunches & 6 Dinners
Hotel Category
3-4 Star Hotels
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Visiting the essence of Cuba with Havana, Viñales, Trinidad and Varadero beach. Great local experiences like driving in a convertible classic american vintage, visiting tobacco farmers, swimming in a waterfall, sleeping in the house of a local, driving in a bike-taxi. Enjoy tourings with nice, surprising meals, lots of life music and time at the beach.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival in Havana

Arrive in the afternoon in Havana, welcomed by your local English-speaking guide. Drive 30 minutes to your hotel and check in the lodging of your choice. Evening at leisure to relax.

DAY 2

Havana Visits in style

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel for your city tour. Experience Havana while riding a classic American vintage car with open roof. Drive through the areas of Miramar with a stop at Mahatma Ghandi Park, drive through the areas of Miramar with a stop at Mahatma Ghandi Park, through Vedado with a stop at the Plaza de la Revolucion and going through the Paseo and Presidents boulevards. You drive along Havana Malecon to the view point over the city from Morro Castle. Enjoy lunch at the Hemingway restaurant Bodeguita del Medio. Try the Cuban creole cuisine of rice and black beans served with pork, fresh vegetables and potatoes. The meal includes a mojito cocktail which was invented in this place. There is band playing life traditional Cuban Music. In the afternoon take a walk with the guide in Old Havana along colonial streets and squares. You stop at the Plaza de la Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza San Francisco. Evening at leisure.

DAY 3

Viñales and the Tobacco

Drive to the area of Viñales, a very beautiful rural area where the best tobacco in the world grows, then visit a cigar factory in the city of Pinar del Rio. Afterwards, visit the view point over the valley from Jasmines hotel. Proceed to a tobacco farm and learn about the process that is done in the fields to produce to the perfect tobacco. Visit the Mural of the Prehistory. In the afternoon, you will visit the village of Viñales. Return in the afternoon (6 hours’ drive). Dinner tonight is at hotel Nacional de Cuba in the stately gourmet restaurant Comedor de Aguiar. Afterwards, you enjoy the Carribbean show at the Parisien Cabaret in the hotel.

DAY 4

The interior of Cuba with Cienfuegos and Trinidad

You leave Havana today and drive to the city of Cienfuegos. Here you visit the historic centre of this colonial town founded by French colonists. Marvel at the Parque Marti with the cathedral and the Theatre Terry, a traditional 19th century theatre building. Visit the area of Punta Gorda with nice buildings of the turn of the century (19th to 20th Century) like Palacio Valle. In the afternoon you head to Trinidad. On arrival, stroll through the amazing Old Centre passing by colonial squares like Plaza Mayor and the small cobbled stoned streets. Spend the night in the lodging of your choice within the historic city centre. Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 5

The mountain area and beautiful waterfalls

Head off with your guide into the mountains of the Escambray in the back of Trinidad. From Topes de Collantes mirador you have a wonderful view over the mountains and even the lowlands towards the sea. You will be hiking a trail through a lush forest that takes you to a natural waterfall. You can swim in the falls and its natural pools. Visit the local museum about coffee production in the mountains. In the afternoon, drive back to Trinidad and can continue to the beach area where you can see the Carribbean coastline and beach with its beautiful turquoise tranquil waters. You can take another swim but now in the sea. Dinner at a local paladar with a seafood menu. Visit a music venue like Casa de la Musica and Casa de la Trova with live performances of the famous traditional Cuban music known as Buenavista Social Club.

DAY 6

Colonial cities like Sancti spiritus and Camaguey

Depart to the Valley of the Ingenios, a beautiful valley where the sugar industry flourished in the 19th Century. Visit the historic Hacienda Manaca Iznaga. Continue to Sancti Spiritus and enjoy a visit of the historic centre. In the afternoon you drive to Camaguey. On arrival, have a tour of this colonial town by local bici taxis. Overnight is in a colonial boutique hotel in the centre like Santa Maria or Sevillano or similar (Hotel Encanto Camaguey). Dinner is at the hotel.

DAY 7

Che Guevara and relax in Varadero

Drive to Santa Clara, back to the centre of Cuba. Here you visit the mausoleum and museum of Che Guevara, hero of the Cuban Revolution. Your last stretch now is to Varadero, the well-known beach resort of the Caribbean. The guide ends his services here. Overnight in a Varadero hotel right at the Varadero beach with an international brand like Melia and Iberostar. This is an all-inclusive resort (meals and drinks included).

DAY 8-9

Relax at the Varadero all-inclusive beach Resort

Days of enjoying the all-inclusive beach resort.

DAY 11

Departure Havana

Enjoy the all-inclusive services until your departure transfer to Havana airport for your flight out.

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Enjoy the Essentials of Cuba
Enjoy the Essentials of Cuba

From AUD $ 3,236

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