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Getting to Cuba's Heart

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  • Visit the largest freshwater lake on the island The famous Laguna del Tesoro a.k.a. "Treasure Lagoon" offers a chance for tranquil relaxation.
  • The spectacular architecture of the "Pearl of the South" Cienfuegos offers stunning buildings and interesting landmarks.
  • Something for nature lovers The Sierra Escambray Mountains Range offers excellent views and hiking opportunities.

Discover Cuba’s beaches, nature and culture on an exhilarating 11 day coach tour. This comprehensive tour includes guided tours of the historic towns and cities of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara. Here you will learn about Cuba’s intriguing history and rum, sugar and tobacco production. Along the way you will also soak up the stunning, natural wonders of Cuba, with stops at Viñales valley, the Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve and the beach of Cayo Jutias. This truly is a perfect introduction to all the charms of Cuba and provides a truly charismatic getaway. Those who have been to Cuba never forget their affection for the place, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Please note that this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

• Havana’s rum museum
• The bay of Pigs
• Cienfuegos
• World heritage town of Trinidad
• Sugar mills visit
• Santa Clara’s Che Guevara Memorial
• The Pinar del Rio tobacco fields
• Viñales Valley
• Cayo Jutias beach
• Las Terrazas biosphere reserve

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival Havana 
Welcome to Cuba! We can arrange a transfer to the hotel for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself. Your will stay in a Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard.     

Day 2 - Havana 
Meet your guide at 8:30 am in the hotel lobby. Today the historic centre of Havana awaits you. Around the Parque Central, the gate to the old town, you will see baroque and Jugendstil buildings right next to each other. You will also stop at the famous restaurants La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita, where Hemingway enjoyed numerous Mojito. You will 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 as you wish. Your will stay in a Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard. Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Day 3 - Havana - Guama - Cienfuegos 
After breakfast you will set off in the direction of Cienfuegos, which is often referred to as the  ‘Pearl of the South’. On the way there you will visit Guamá, from there you will set off on a boat trip through Laguna del Tresoro (the Treasure Lake) that lies in a picturesque landscape with many water canals, mangrove forests and palms. You will also be able to visit a village reconstructed in Taíno-Indian style and a crocodile farm. You can opt for lunch in a typical local restaurant. After this you will 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. Your will stay in a Hotel in Cienfuegos, 3-4* Standard. Breakfast is included.  

Day 4 - Cienfuegos - Trinidad 
After breakfast you will 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 Hacienda Codina health resort. Many rare rainforest plants and animals can also be found here. Enjoy an easy, 2Km hiking tour during which you can discover scenic landscapes with waterfalls and picturesque 'fincas'. Before you go on to Trinidad, you will be served a delicious lunch in a typical local restaurant. Your will stay in aCasa Particular in Trinidad. Breakfast and Lunch are included.    

Day 5 - Trinidad 
Today will start with an informative city-tour of Trinidad followed by time to explore on your own. The city was built in the 16th century and just walking through its streets it is as if time stands still there. Don’t forget to try the typical local drink Canchanchara. In the afternoon you will leave for an excursion to Valle de los Ingenios where you are going to visit Torre Iznaga-the former watchtower that was used to oversee slaves working on the sugar cane fields. Your will stay in a Casa Particular in Trinidad.     
Day 6 - Trinidad 
Spend the day as you like. The adventurous can go for another hiking tour in Topes de Collantes or go on a horseback ride in the surroundings of Trinidad. Another option is to spend the day at the beach Playa Ancon. Your will stay in a Casa Particular in Trinidad.    

Day 7 - Trinidad - Santa Clara 
Today you will be driving to Santa Clara where you will visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial. Here rest the remains of the famous revolutionist, which were only found a few years ago. Your will stay in a Hotel in Santa Clara, 3* Standard.      

Day 8 - Santa Clara - Pinar del Rio - Viñales 
After breakfast you will be taken to the region Pinar del Río. There you will visit a West Cuban city of the same name, which is famous for the best tobacco in the world. Later on you will drive by beautiful, green tobacco fields, heading towards your final destination of the day, Viñales. You will visit the main highlights of the town. Viñales is surrounded by tobacco plantations mogotes - unique limestone formations. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Your will stay in a Hotel in Viñales, 3* Standard. Breakfast and Lunch are included. 

Day 9 - Cayo Jutías 
For this day we have planned an excursion to the beaches of Cayo Jutías. The small island, which is located in front of the north coast, is connected to the main island through a man-made causeway. Here you will be able to enjoy dreamlike Caribbean beaches and crystal clear waters. Lunch is served in a restaurant right at the beach. In the afternoon you will drive back to your accommodation passing through the typical stunning landscape of the area. Your will stay in a Hotel in Viñales, 3* Standard. Breakfast and Lunch are included. 

Day 10 - Viñales - Las Terrazas - Havana 
Today you will visit the Las Terrazas community and nature reserve. The community is located in the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountain range. Forestry and ecotourism are the main industries in this spectacularly beautiful area. You will be served lunch in a local restaurant. After exploring this rural community, nestled in a natural paradise, you will return to Havana. Your will stay in a Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard. Breakfast and Lunch are included.    

Day 11 - Departure 
We can drive you to the airport if you would like (optional) or you can arrange your own transportation. We would be delighted to help you extend your stay in Cuba and book more nights for you with one of our add-ons if you’re still not quite ready to head home. See you next time! Breakfast is included.

END OF TOUR

 

 

Please call us for tours that depart before NOV 2017 as the itinerary may vary slightly.

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Getting to Cuba's Heart

getting to cuba's heart
  • Day 1Arrival Havana
  • Day 2Havana
  • Day 3Havana - Guama - Cienfuegos
  • Day 4Cienfuegos - Trinidad
  • Day 5Trinidad
  • Day 5Trinidad
  • Day 6Trinidad
  • Day 7Trinidad - Santa Clara
  • Day 8Santa Clara - Pinar Del Rio - Viñales
  • Day 9Cayo Jutías
  • Day 10Viñales - Las Terrazas - Havana
  • Day 11Departure

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