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Covering the Basics

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Overview

This trip covers the historical side of Cuba with your stay in Havana, whilst also taking in many of the stunning landscapes across the country, from the Viñales Valley to national parks to UNESCO sites and more.

  • The shimmering waters of the Caribbean Snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean beach of Maria La Gorda.
  • Scintillating landscapes across the country From the national park peninsula de Guananahacabibes to the UNESCObiosphere reserve of Las Terrazas, there is no end to the beauty of the coutry.
  • Experience true Cuban life Stay in private accommodation to give the trip added authenticity

Day 1 - Havana
Welcome to radiant Cuba! You will arrive at the international airport in Havana. We can arrange your transfer to the hotel or you can book your own transportation separately. Spend your first night in the ideally located Hotel Habana Libre.

Day 2 - Havana to Viñales
After breakfast, head towards the Pinar del Rio province. There will be a stop at a tobacco factory for a guided tour. Here, an expert will teach you how the famous Cuban cigars - puros - are rolled. Afterwards, continue to Vinales. This small and beautiful town is located among tobacco fields and towering Mogotes - flat topped limestone formations. In the evening, stay at private accommodation.

Day 3 - Viñales to Maria La Gorda
This day is reserved for free time. Visit the Cueva del Indio or take a horseback tour through the lush Vinales Valley, characterized by fields of green tobacco and sugarcane. You have a variety of options to choose from today but all activities optional. Spend the night relaxing at a private accommodation.

Day 4 - Viñales to Maria La Gorda
This morning you will start by driving to the far west of the island. Here you will discover the national park peninsula de Guananahacabibes and the little town of Maria La Gorda within it. Look forward to a relaxing days at this area's stunning beaches! Tonight you will stay at the tranquil Hotel Maria La Gorda.

Day 5 - Maria La Gorda
Start the day with an enjoyable excursion to Cabo San Antonio where you will visit the spectacular Roncalli lighthouse. In the afternoon you will have the time to swim or snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean beach of Maria La Gorda (optional). Enjoy a restful evening at the Hotel Maria La Gorda.

Day 6 - Maria La Gorda to Soroa
Head back East in the direction of Soroa. Visit the famous waterfall Salto de Soroa or the orchid garden (both optional).

Day 7 - Soroa to Havana
Before heading back to Havana today you will stop at the beautiful Las Terrazas nature preserve, located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains. The area has been declared a world heritage biosphere reserve by the UNESCO and is one of the most beautiful natural spaces in the Caribbean. Spend the night at private accommodation.

Day 8 - Havana
Today is your last day in Cuba. We can arrange a transfer to the Havana international airport if you would like. If you're not yet ready to leave we will gladly help you extend your stay in Cuba and book a few more days in a Havana hotel for you!

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Covering the Basics

covering the basics
  • Day 1Havana
  • Day 2Havana - Viñales
  • Day 3Viñales
  • Day 4Viñales - Maria La Gorda
  • Day 5Maria La Gorda
  • Day 6Maria La Gorda - Soroa
  • Day 7Soroa - Havana
  • Day 8Havana

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