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Discovering Cuba's Colonial Heritage

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Overview

Discover the real Cuba with a tour featuring much of this wonderful country's colonial past. Uncover the elegance of Havana, the allure of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'. Nature lovers will enjoy the panoramic views available at Topes de Collantes National Park.

  • Unearth Cuba's rich history Gain an understanding of the impact Che Guevara had on Cuba's history and visit his mausoleum in Santa Clara.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site Trinidad is Cuba's third oldest city and has well preserved colonial architecture.
  • Topes de Collantes National Park offers stunning scenery The stunning mountain landscapes and sweeping waterfalls will take your breath away.

Day 1 - Havana
Today you will arrive in the colourful and spirited city of Havana. You can book a transfer to the modern Hotel Habana Libre with us or you can choose to arrange your own transportation.

Day 2 - Havana to Cienfuegos
After breakfast, drive to the sunny city of Cienfuegos, "the Pearl of the South". Stop at the historic Bay of Pigs and enjoy a boat tour of the Laguna del Tesoro. The boat will take you through several canals, past mangroves, and by tall stands of palm trees. Explore a crocodile farm and a reconstructed Taino village. Afterwards you will explore Cienfuegos. You will see the Teatro Tomas Terry with its Dionysos‐Relief and the Palacio del Valle, a beautiful building with Moroccan design influences. Tonight, stay at the comfortable Hotel Jagua.

Day 3 - Sierra De Escambray & Trinidad
Your journey today will bring you through the Sierra del Escambray mountain range. Nature lovers will especially enjoy their time at the Topes de Collantes National Park. The extraordinary landscape in this area sustains many different plant and animal species. After communing with nature we will continue to the rhythmic city of Trinidad. Tonight you will stay at a casa particular (private accommodation).

Day 4 - Trinidad
Today you can explore Trinidad on your own. Wander around the car free old town of Trinidad with its colourful houses and discover neighbourhoods where time is standing still. We highly recommend that you try one of the region's traditional drinks, Canchancharas. In the afternoon, you will drive to the Valle de los Ingenios where you will visit the watchtower Torre Iznaga. This tower was formerly used to oversee slaves working in the sugar cane fields. Spend the night at a casa particular.

Day 5 - Trinidad to Santa Clara to Havana
Today we will take you back to lively Havana. On your way back, you will stop in Santa Clara and visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial . Spend the night at the elegant Hotel Habana Libre.

Day 6 - Havana
The historic centre of Havana - La Habana Vieja - is waiting for you! At the Parque Central, the gate to the old town, are baroque and Jugendstil (Art Noveau)buildings right next to each other. Enjoy stops at the famous restaurants where Hemingway enjoyed countless mojitos. At the Havana Club Rum Museum you will learn everything about the famous Cuban Rum. Later on you can enjoy lunch at a small, local restaurant. Tonight you will once again stay at the lovely Hotel Habana Libre.

Day 7 - Havana
It's your last day in sunny Cuba. We can arrange transportation to the airport for you or you can choose to book your own transportation. You're also welcome to extend your stay in Cuba by adding a few more days in Havana or another tour.

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Discovering Cuba's Colonial Heritage

discovering cuba's colonial heritage
  • Day 1Havana
  • Day 2Havana - Cienfuegos
  • Day 3Sierra De Escambray & Trinidad
  • Day 4Trinidad
  • Day 5Trinidad - Santa Clara - Havana
  • Day 6Havana
  • Day 7Havana

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