8 Days - 7 Nights - Valid until October 31, 2017
5 Nights Hotel Plaza 4* in Havana + 2 Nights Private House in Trinidad
- Starting at $2695
- Minimun 2 PAX
- Single Room Supplement: $540
- Accommodation and private transfers according to program
- Services of English-Speaking guide during the Tour
- Land program
- Meals and local visits as indicated in the program
Prices not Included:
- Air Tickets and Visa fees and Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Luggage handling and personal purchases. Any other service not specified in the program
Itinerary: Havana City 5 nights + Trinidad 2 nights
Arrival Havana, Cuba
Upon arrival in Havana, transfer directly to your lodging for check-in and to freshen up. Then, start your adventure in Cuba by taking a panoramic drive through the city in old, classic American cars from the 1950’s. This panoramic drive will take you along Havana’s famous malecón boardwalk, through Revolution Square, by the José Martí National Monument and into the Havana Forest. Later, the evening is free at leisure for you to rest and relax. Meals Incuded: NONE
Havana (B, L, D)
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Old Havana with our experienced local tour guide with Lunch. The tour will take place on foot with visits to all the squares of Old Havana. Witness the astonishing beauty of the historical buildings, sculptures and monuments. Later this afternoon, we have scheduled a tour of the historical complex of La Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña. This is the site of a colonial fortress perched on a hill just over the harbor channel from Old Havana. The fortress offers beautiful views of the city and the sea. Hopefully, you will make it here on time to watch the sunset. Dinner is included in a Private Restaurant. This evening you will enjoy.
Havana - Viñales - Havana (B, L)
Breakfast. This morning you will leave the city and journey west to visit Pinar del Rio Province. You will tour the lovely Viñales Valley, known for its lush vegetation and “mogotes” or massive steep-sided, rocky hills. The tour includes a visit to a tobacco farm to learn about Cuban cigar production. You will also take a boat ride through the “Indian Caves” and visit a unique site called “The Prehistoric Mural”, Lunch included. Return to Havana in the late afternoon and the evening is yours to relax or to explore Havana on your own.
Havana - Guama - Cienfuegos - Trinidad (B, L)
Breakfast. Today you will depart Havana heading southeast towards the city of Cienfuegos. En route, you will make a stop at The Bay of Pigs to visit a military-themed museum explaining the history of the Bay of Pigs Invasion from the Cuban perspective. Then, proceed to visit “La Cueva de los Peces”—a natural sinkhole inhabited by many colorful, tropical fish. Snorkeling is offered here if you choose, Lunch included. Once you arrive in Cienfuegos, go for a touristic visit of the small city. You will visit the main square, The Cathedral, The Terry Theater and pass by the beautiful Palacio del Valle building, Later, continue to the city of Trinidad to check in at your lodging.
Trinidad - Topes de Collantes - Valle de Los Inglenios - Trinidad (B, L, D)
After breakfast today, head up into the Escambray Mountains passing through Topes de Collantes to visit Guanayara National Park. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the park riding in an open-air 4x4 truck. Take in the magic of this natural wonderland! After lunch, travel out of the mountains to “Sugar Mill Valley” for a tour of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage designated site. “Sugar Mill Valley” was once a booming center of sugar production back in the Spanish colonial days. Later, head back to the city of Trinidad to check in at your lodging. Dinner will be served at your private house.
Trinidad - Santa Clara - Havana (B, L, D)
Breakfast. This morning, proceed to tour the UNESCO World Heritage Spanish colonial town of Trinidad. Trinidad is perhaps the most well-preserved example of Cuba’s colonial heritage. The tour in Trinidad will take you along the city’s main streets and around its main squares with visits to a renowned pottery workshop and to “The Museum of the City” where you can climb a tower if you choose for spectacular views of the town. Enjoy a bit of free time in Trinidad to explore more on your own or to do some souvenir shopping. After lunch, depart for the city of Santa Clara to visit the mausoleum of Che Guevara where you will learn about the life of this notorious revolutionary figure. Then, return to Havana. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Havana before checking in at your lodging.
Breakfast. This morning we have arranged some special visits for you to learn about Cuban art and artists. First, head for the outskirts of the city, to make a visit to the workshop and home of internationally-renowned artist Jose Fuster in Playa Jaimanitas. Fuster has turned his home and neighborhood into a masterpiece of tiles, turrets and, one might say, “Gaudí-esque beauty”. Next, stop in at the photo gallery and studio of the famed Cuban photographer, Roberto Salas. Later, back in central Havana, visit an urban art project called “Callejón Hamel” which celebrates Afro-Cuban culture and traditions. Continue and leave Havana to a community about 25 minutes east of the city where you will visit “La Finca Vigía”, the former residence of the legendary American writer Ernest Hemingway. Finally, stop at the fisherman’s village of Cojimar, where Hemingway was inspired to write “The Old Man and the Sea”. A walking tour takes you to Hemingway’s statue, made from old anchors, props, and tools salvaged by local fishermen. Here, you’ll visit the restaurant Las Terrazas, the preferred Cojimar hangout of the author and of the late captain of his boat (Pilar); Gregorio Fuentes. Head back to Havana following the Cojimar visit.
Depart Havana (B)
Breakfast. Transfer out - Airport Habana Good Bye!
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: dinner B&B: Bed and Breakfast
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