FROM: USD $2,095

Take in Cuba's vibrant cities, picturesque landscapes and beautiful beaches on this 10 day tour of the Caribbean's largest island. Explore colonial pearls such as Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Vinales Valley, the tropical paradise of Cayo Levisa and of course, Cuba's captivating capital Havana.

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Itinerary
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Hotels

Trip Highlights

Havana - take in the highlights of Cuba's captivating capital and sample Rum in the Havana Club Rum Museum
Topes de Collantes - enjoy a scenic hike through this beautiful nature reserve in the Escambray Mountains
Valle de los Ingenios - visit Torre Iznaga, a former watchtower in this verdant valley of sugar cane fields
Vinales - take in the highlights of this sleepy agricultural town, which is surrounded by tobacco plantations and rugged mogotes
Pinar del Rio - see beautiful green tobacco fields in this picturesque region which is famous for producing the best tobacco in the world
Cienfuegos - explore this colonial city located on beautiful Cienfuegos bay
Trinidad - step back in time exploring this UNESCO Listed colonial gem, with its rainbow coloured buildings and cobblestone streets
Santa Clara - pay your respects at the famous Che Guevara Memorial
Cayo Levisa - soak up the sunshine on the island's beautiful beaches and swim in the crystal clear water
Las Terrazas nature reserve - explore the rural eco village, nestled in the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountain range

Included

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Guided sightseeing in Havana, Topes de Collantes nature reserve, Trinidad, Vinales, Las Terrazas community and nature reserve
Private transportation in air conditioned vehicles
7 nights 3-4 star hotels and 2 nights Casa Particular in Trinidad
Escorted by a local English speaking tour guide with specialist guides at certain sites of interest
Excursions to Havana Rum Club, Torre Iznaga, Che Guevara Memorial & Cayo Levisa beaches

Not Included

International flights and tourist Card (entry visa)
Airport departure transfer - can be booked at an additional cost upon request
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Havana

Welcome to Cuba! You will be met upon arrival at Havana airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Havana

Day 2

Havana City Tour

This morning we meet our guide and embark on a tour of Havana's historic centre. Around the Parque Central, the gate to the old town, we see Baroque and Jugendstil buildings right next to each other. We stop at the famous restaurants La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita, where Hemingway enjoyed numerous Mojito and we learn everything about Rum in the Havana Club Rum Museum and of course have the chance to taste it. Afterwards lunch will be served in a restaurant. Spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Havana  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Las Terrazas nature reserve

Havana - Las Terrazas - Vinales. Today we visit the Las Terrazas community and nature reserve. The community is located in the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountain range. Forestry and eco-tourism are the main industries in this spectacularly beautiful area. After exploring this rural community, nestled in a natural paradise, we continue to the region of Pinar del Rio. The region is famous for its tobacco and we'll visit a tobacco farm to meet some local farmers. Continuing our journey we drive past beautiful green tobacco fields, stopping at Los Jazmines viewpoint before heading back to Havana for the night.
Overnight: Havana  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Cayo Levisa

Today we enjoy an excursion to the beautiful island of Cayo Levisa. We travel by ferry to this small island, which is located off the north coast. Here you can enjoy the dreamlike Caribbean beaches and crystal clear waters. Lunch is included on the island and we make our way to Vinales in the afternoon, passing stunning landscapes en route.
Overnight: Vinales  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Cienfuegos

Vinales - Cienfuegos. After breakfast we set off in the direction of Cienfuegos, which is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South’. This afternoon we explore the city of Cienfuegos situated on the beautiful Cienfuegos bay. You can admire the neo-classical architecture of the city and visit Tetro Terry and Palacio del Valle.
Overnight: Cienfuegos  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Topes de Collantes nature reserve

Cienfuegos - Trinidad. After breakfast we travel to Sierra de Escambray. The Topes de Collantes nature reserve is a heaven for nature lovers with caves, waterfalls, natural pools and much more, including the Guanayara Park health resort. Many rare rainforest plants and animals can also be found here. We enjoy a hiking tour where we can take in the beautiful landscapes with waterfalls and picturesque 'fincas'. Before travelling on to Trinidad, we will be served a delicious lunch in a typical local restaurant. On arrival in Trinidad we'll meet the families we're staying with for the next two nights in their casa particulares (homestays).
Overnight: Trinidad (Casa Particular)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Trinidad

Today starts with an informative city-tour of Trinidad followed by free time to explore on your own. The city was built in the 16th century and walking through its streets it feels as if time has stood still. Don’t forget to try the typical local drink Canchanchara.
Overnight: Trinidad (Casa Particular)

Day 8

Santa Clara

Trinidad - Santa Clara. Today we head for Santa Clara, en route we'll stop at Valle de los Ingenios where we visit Torre Iznaga - the former watchtower which was used to oversee slaves working on the sugar cane fields. We'll also visit Sancti Spiritus, where you'll enjoy a city tour and a visit to the famous Yayabo bridge. We'll finish our day with dinner at our hotel in Santa Clara.
Overnight: Santa Clara  |  Dinner

Day 9

Pinar del Rio & Vinales

Santa Clara - Havana. This morning we'll visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial. The memorial is where the remains of the famous revolutionist rest, which were only found a few years ago. We'll also visit the 'tren-blindado' memorial, which commemorates the battle of Santa Clara and specifically the events of 29th December 1958.

Arriving in Havana this afternoon, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Vinales  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Havana

Our tour ends after breakfast and hotel check out today. We can arrange a departure transfer upon request. We would be delighted to help you extend your stay in Cuba and book more nights for you if you’re still not quite ready to head home.
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 and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Hotel Habana Libre, Havana

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

One of the most emblematic hotels in Havana, the majestic Hotel Habana Libre stands 25-storeys tall. Wander through its impressive lobby and up to your spacious guestroom, equipped with all the necessary comforts to enjoy your stay. Spend your evening in one of the hotel’s many bars and restaurants, where you will find a mouth-watering array of international and Cuban cuisine. And, best of all, enjoy panoramic views of the sea and city from the hotel’s uppermost floor which boasts a retractable roof.

Hotel Jagua Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This contemporary hotel is set in the exclusive district of Punta Gorda. It features colourful guestrooms, with a balcony or terrace, in either the main building or surrounding three villas. Numerous bars and restaurants offer delicious international and Caribbean cuisine. You can also enjoy the hotel’s Jacuzzis, gym and soak up the sun by the adults-only outdoor pool. Take a refreshing dip or simply unwind and admire stunning views of the bay from the comfort of your sun lounger.

Hotel Los Caneyes, Santa Clara

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

A night at Hotel Los Caneyes will make you feel like you are staying in a traditional village. The hotel’s design was inspired by the Taino Indians, the original indigenous people of the Caribbean, and emphasises natural materials. Decorative wood carvings and thatched roofs give the hotel a beautifully rustic style. And the air-conditioned guest rooms provide all the amenities needed during your stay. Expect friendly staff and tasty international cuisine. The sundeck and pool are also perfect for unwinding after a day's exploring.

Hotel Rancho San Vicente, Vinales

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set in the Vicente Valley, part of the more famous Viñales Valley, Hotel Rancho boasts a wonderfully green location. Guest cabins are dotted through lush woodland and the hotel is overlooked by picturesque mountains. The rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities and you will find a central bar and restaurant serving tasty international cuisine. The outdoor pool is also the perfect place to unwind and soak up the scenery as you listen to the sounds of nearby birds.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Havana
Ends
Havana
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 18
Hotel Rating
3-4 star & Casa Particulares
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara
Countries
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