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Rum and Revolution

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15 Days  |  Starts/Ends: Havana  |  from USD $2,379  |   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

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

Cienfuegos

Havana - Cienfuegos. After leaving Havana we travel to Cienfuegos, also known as the 'Pearl of the South' because of its beautiful bay, lovely colonial architecture, and unforgettable hospitality. There are options to discover fascinating museums and other colonial treasures such as the Teatro Tomas Terry.
Overnight: Cienfuegos (homestay)  |  Breakfast

Days 3-5

Trinidad

Cienfuegos - Trinidad. We journey to Trinidad on day 3 where we spend three days at leisure. Trinidad was used by the Spaniards as their base to conquer the 'New World and is one of Latin America's most charming colonial towns. Relax at Ancona Beach and take a tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills, or enjoy optional activities such as a catamaran trip to a nearby island, salsa lessons or horseback riding.
Overnight: Trinidad (homestay)

Day 6

Santa Clara

Trinidad - Santa Clara. Today we head to 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)

Day 7

Camaguey

Santa Clara - Camaguey. We travel to Camaguey today, 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. 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   |  Breakfast

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)  |  Breakfast x 1

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
Breakfast

Cuba - What to Expect

Cuba is a wonderful country with an exciting blend of cultures, religious beliefs and stunning landscapes. It is also a country which has faced many challenges over the decades and continues to do so today. Standards of accommodation and transport in Cuba are much lower than elsewhere in Central America and the infrastructure for tourists is currently under strain because of the increase in demand. Western comforts often taken for granted in developed societies such as wifi, toiletries and soft drinks may be harder to find, expensive or unavailable. Similarly, restaurants tend to cook based on what is in season due to restrictions on imports. Expect a genuine experience of the real Cuba with all of its challenges and surprises.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. Solo travellers will be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on the tour.Single rooms cannot be booked on our Cuba tours until further notice.

4+ places available
Limited places
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2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $2379
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USD $2379
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USD $2379
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USD $2379
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USD $2379
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USD $2379
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USD $2379
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USD $2379
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2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $2569
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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

4 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 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: 4
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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