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Rum and Revolution

15 Days  |  Starts/Ends: Havana  |  from USD $2,049  |   Guaranteed Departure 

An amazing 2 week journey staying with friendly local hosts, exploring Cuba’s colourful buildings and provincial streets and walking on the wild side of Cuba’s largest ecosystem of swamps and lagoons!

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Itinerary
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Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1

Havana

Upon arrival at Havana Airport you'll be met and transferred to our joining hotel. Spend the rest of the day independently exploring the city stuck in a time warp. Perhaps grab a classic 1950’s American taxi and head to Old Havana with its narrow streets and overhanging balconies with an old world charm.
Overnight: Havana

Day 2

Santa Clara

Havana - Santa Clara. After leaving Havana, we spend the night at Santa Clara, where guerrilla leader, and revolutionary theorist, Ernesto "Ché" Guevara de la Serna led the revolutionary troops in the decisive battle of the Cuban Revolution. The leader gained fame (and notoriety) as an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, and as a leading advocate of Cuban-style socialism and guerilla warfare throughout impoverished Latin America. We visit the Ché Guevara memorial and museum where the alleged remains of Ché Guevara are buried. You can also visit the Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, a battle site where Che Guevara derailed an armoured train, defeating those driving it.
Overnight: Santa Clara (homestay)  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Cienfuegos

Santa Clara - Cienfuegos. Also known as the 'Pearl of the South' because of its beautiful bay, lovely colonial architecture, and unforgettable hospitality, Cienfuegos will keep you easily entertained. There are options to explore some amazing scuba and snorkelling sights and to discover fascinating museums and other colonial treasures.
Overnight: Cienfuegos (homestay)

Days 4-6

Trinidad

Cienfuegos - Trinidad. On day 5 we travel to Trinidad a colonial gem with an array of cobbled streets, colourfully painted buildings, elegant palaces, and lovely colonial plazas. Enjoy your free time and take a tour of the nearby Valley of the Sugar Mills, now a World Heritage Site; relax at nearby Ancona beach or go totally Cuban and take a salsa lesson.
Overnight: Trinidad (homestay)

Day 7

Camaguey

Trinidad - Camaguey. After 2 days of rest and relaxation in Trinidad we travel to Camaguey, Cuba's third largest city. Camaguey’s maze of streets were built originally to thwart pirate invaders so be careful not to get too lost! After a night in the town, you can wake the following morning and hop on bicycle taxis to tour the city and its labyrinth streets, visiting all of the major sites. Camaguey's maze of streets were built originally to thwart pirate invaders. Without our trusty bicitaxi drivers we would surely be lost! That afternoon you can explore further and delve into the history of the fascinating town.
Overnight: Camaguey

Day 8

Holguin

Camaguey - Holguin. Today we travel to the popular resort of Holguin for our homestay. With some of the richest scenery in Cuba, Holguin is surrounded by high mountains, rich fields and soft sand beaches. Believed to be the region where Christopher Colombus first landed, the area is full of fascinating history.
Overnight: Holguin (homestay)

Days 9-11

Baracoa

Holguin - Baracoa. Today we drive to Baracoa, a small seaside town surrounded by rich vegetation where a number of small rivers flow into the ocean. We can take an interesting walk through a small cacao farm, where they explain the process of making chocolate. This small town is deserted during the day but at night, livens up with salsa bars and clubs. it's off to Baracoa to begin our 3 night stay. Why not take a cruise on the River Toa whilst here?Baracoa - Santiago de Cuba. After three days in the town, we drive to Santiago de Cuba arriving late afternoon. Here you can enjoy a salsa lesson, or explore the cathedral, copper mine and museum. You have the option of visiting, the El Moro Castle, built to protect the city from marauding pirates with its stunning sea views and the famous church El Cobre, where people pilgrimage from all over Cuba to ask the deity's help and return to thank her.

In the evenings a popular place to visit is the famous Casa de la Trova for some live music, where many of the Buena Vista Social Club played before they became famous.
Overnight: Baracoa (homestay)

Days 12-13

Santiago de Cuba

Baracoa - Santiago de Cuba. After three days in the town, we drive to Santiago de Cuba arriving late afternoon. Here you can enjoy a salsa lesson, or explore the cathedral, copper mine and museum. You have the option of visiting, the El Moro Castle, built to protect the city from marauding pirates with its stunning sea views and the famous church El Cobre, where people pilgrimage from all over Cuba to ask the deity's help and return to thank her.

In the evenings a popular place to visit is the famous Casa de la Trova for some live music, where many of the Buena Vista Social Club played before they became famous.
Overnight: Santiago de Cuba (homestay)

Day 14

Havana

Santiago de Cuba - Havana. Today we take a morning flight with time in Havana in the afternoon to enjoy some last minute sightseeing and shopping. Tonight we can enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening before saying our goodbyes.
Overnight: Havana

Day 15

Havana

Today marks the end of your Cuban adventure, tour arrangements end after hotel checkout
Overnight: Havana  |  Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

2015
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Single Supp.
 
USD $2049
USD $369
 
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2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $2049
USD $369
 
USD $2049
USD $369
 
USD $2049
USD $369
 
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Trip Highlights

Havana - Cuba’s eclectic capital
Central Australia - home to the sight of Fidel's Bay of Pigs resistance campaign.
Santa Clara - Che Guevara memorial and museum
UNESCO listed Camaguey - built to repel pirate invaders the maze of streets is an adventurers paradise
Homestays - mingle with the locals
Cienfuegos with its beautiful bay ad colonial architecture
Trinidad - with its colourful buildings and elegant palaces
Baracoa - a small seaside fishing town where. Enjoy a tour of a cacao farm and see how chocolate is made

Included

2 breakfasts,
Local transportation - public buses, locally hired buses, mini buses and taxis
Escorted by a tour leader
Entrance fees for included excursions
14 nights simple hotels, cabins and  homestays
Excursions to Che Guevara Monument and Museum and Bicitaxi Tour of Baracoa
Specialist local guides at certain sights of interest
Airport arrival transfer on day 1

Not Included

International flights, departure and border taxes and visas.
Meals - allow US$25-30 spending money per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs and any extras.
Tips on all excursions. Tip for your tour leader - an entirely personal gesture.
Airport departure transfer - can be booked at an additional cost upon request.
Tour Details
Starts
Havana
Ends
Havana
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Simple accommodation
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.