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Extreme Cuba

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  • The ultimate Cuban discovery trip Explore the full range of experiences Cuba has to offer, from silky beaches to spectacular landscapes to bustling towns.
  • A large slice of paradise The Sierra Maestra Mountains, the coastal areas of Guardalavaca and the Vinales Valley are just some of the wonderful natural scenes you will take in on this journey.
  • Major historical landmarks Visiting Havana and Santiago de Cuba provides a chance to experience authentic Cuban city life and visit many famous attractions.

For those looking to cover as much of Cuba as possible, this Extreme Cuba tour will most certainly fit the bill. Take in the bustling cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba as well as the beautiful scenery and beaches of Guardalavaca and the Sierra Maestra Mountains. There are plenty more cities and scenic spots you will cover on the way round Cuba.


Tour Highlights

• Walking tours of Cuban colonial cities, such as Havana's old town and Cienfuegos
• Visit to the Las Terrazas nature reserve
• Guided tour of tobacco factory and visit to sugar cane plantations
• Visit to Cayo Jutias and Ancon stunning beaches. Perhaps try diving, snorkelling or a catamaran or bout tours
• Boat trip
• Hiking in the Topes do Collantes National Park 



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

Day 2 - Havana
Meet your guide and group at 8:30 am in the hotel lobby. Your guide will then take you on a walking tour of the historic Old Town of Havana – La Habana Vieja. Havana's old town was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. The atmosphere of bygone days is still present in the streets. Walking through Havana makes you feel as if you have been sent back in time. You will visit the Havana Club Rum Museum and get to know the modern part of Havana in the afternoon. Look forward to a delicious dinner at one of Havana's local restaurants. You will stay at a Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard. Breakfast and Dinner will be included.    

Day 3 - Havana - Las Terrazas - Soroa
Today you will leave Havana and head to 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. After exploring this rural community, nestled in a natural paradise, you will head for sunny Soroa. You will stay at Villa Soroa. Breakfast will be included.      

Day 4 - Soroa - Viñales
After breakfast you will head to Cuba's famous tobacco region. Your first stop is Pinar del Rio where you will visit a tobacco factoy and see how the cuban cigars are produced. Then continue to Viñales, this beautifully quaint town is located amid green tobacco fields and monumental limestone hills known as Mogotes. You will visit the stunning natural cave of Cueva del Indio and have lunch together. Spend the night at a casa particular. You will stay at a Casa Particular in Viñales. Breakfast and Lunch will be included.     

Day 5 - Viñales
This morning we will take you to the spectacular Cayo Jutías. This beautiful beach is very close by and it’s the perfect place for rest and relaxing. You can spend all day swimming and reclining or you can choose to go on an optional boat tour! Lunch will be served in the restaurant right at the beach. You will stay at a Casa Particular in Viñales. Lunch will be included.      

Day 6 - Viñales - Cienfuegos
Today head to the delightful city of Cienfuegos. On the way, we will stop in Santa Clara and visit the famous Che Guevara Museum. Cienfuegos is one of the most beautiful and liveliest cities in all of Cuba. The Palacio de Valle, with its gothic, Venetian and neoclassical architectural influences is one of Cienfuegos’s jewels. You will stay at a Hotel in Cienfuegos, 3-4* Standard. Lunch will be included.     

Day 7 - Cienfuegos - Trinidad
Today you will explore Cienfuegos on a guided walking tour. After you have explored this fascinating city we will take you to the abundant botanical garden of Cienfuegos and finally  head to the spirited city of Trinidad. Once in Trinidad enjoy an informative city tour strolling through this colourful colonial city.  You will stay at a Casa Particular in Trinidad. Breakfast will be included.      

Day 8 - Trinidad
In the morning you will get to know the Cubans' passion during a Salsa dance course. The rest of the day is set aside for enjoying Ancon beach. There are lots of optional activities including diving, snorkelling, and catamaran tours. You can choose to go on an excursion or simply spend the day relaxing on the sand, in the sun. You will stay at a Casa Particular in Trinidad.      

Day 9 - Trinidad
After breakfast leave Trinidad for an excursion to the national park Topes de Collantes. Enjoy the beautiful nature on a hike through the park and learn about the endemic Flora and Fauna. After returning to Trinidad spend the evening as you wish. We highly recommend to visit the Casa de la Trova where you can listen to Cuban live-music. You will stay at a Casa Particular in Trinidad    

Day 10 - Trinidad - Camagüey
Today you will drive to Camagüey. On your way you will drive through sugar cane plantations and stop at the watchtower of Torre Iznaga, which was formerly used to oversee slaves labouring in the sugarcane fields. Nowadays, tourists can walk up the 560 m high tower and enjoy a great view of the beautiful surrounding fields. Once in Camaguey, you will explore the city from a new perspective as you take a tour in a bike-taxi. The architecture in Camaguey is known for having its own distinct style. Spend the evening as you please. You will stay at a Hotel in Camagüey, 2* Standard      

Day 11 - Camagüey - Bayamo
The small town of Bayamo awaits! Enjoy the quietness of this authentic Cuban town as you explore it on a guided walking tour. You will stay at a Hotel in Bayamo, 2* Standard. Breakfast will be included. 
Day 12 - Sierra Maestra
Today you will go on a number of short hikes in the mountains. Enjoy the impressively lush surroundings while you explore the stunning Sierra Maestra. Don't forget to bring a towel and your swimwear as you will get the chance to refresh yourself in some of the natural ponds. You will stay at a Hotel in Bayamo, 2* Standard. Breakfast and lunch will be included.      

Day 13 - Bayamo - Santiago de Cuba
It’s time to leave the Sierra Maestra Mountains behind and head for Santiago de Cuba, also known as the second capital of Cuba. On your way you will stop at the pilgrimage church of El Cobre, which is located on a mountain overlooking the valley. After arriving in Santiago de Cuba - the city of music and dance - we recommend to visit the Casa de la Trova where you can use your recently learnt Salsa skills.  You will stay at a Hotel in Santiago de Cuba, 3* Standard. Breakfast will be included.     

Day 14 - Santiago de Cuba
Through a tour of Santigo de Cuba, you'll learn everything about the most lively city on the island. Nestled amongst a unique natural backdrop of a turqoise-blue sea, lush mountains and small beach bays, you will marvel at the sights. And due to its proximity to Jamaica and Haiti, it is known for its Caribbean flair of welcoming visitors with open arms.You will stay at a Hotel in Santiago de Cuba, 3* Standard. Breakfast will be included      

Day 15 - Santiago de Cuba - Baracoa
From Santiago de Cuba you will drive along the wild and romantic Cuban coastline, along the famous Pass La Farola, to the sleepy little coastal town of Baracoa. You will visit the Rio Toa River and have lunch surrounded by the spectacular landscape. You will stay at a Casa Particular in Baracoa. Breakfast and lunch will be included.       

Day 16 - Baracoa
Today's journey will bring you to the mountain El Yunque. Enjoy untouched nature and stunning views on a guided hike. Spend the evening as you wish. You will stay at a Casa Particular in Baracoa. Lunch will be included.       

Day 17 - Baracoa - Guardalavaca
The coastal paradise of Guardalavaca awaits you! After the drive and checking in to your hotel you will have the whole day to enjoy the beach or explore the surroundings. You will stay at a Hotel Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca. Lunch and dinner will be included     

Day 18 - Guardalavaca
There are many wonderful things about Cuba but the beaches are still, quite possibly, the best! There are no activities scheduled for the day, so you will have a change to enjoy the sandy coastline and the turquoise waters of the sea! You will stay at a Hotel Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca. Board will be all inclusive     

Day 19 - Guardalavaca - Havana
A domestic flight will bring you from Holguin back to Havana. Enjoy your evening in Havana's historic old town. This is the perfect time to explore and absorb the inviting and invigorating Cuban atmosphere. You will stay at a Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard. Breakfast will be included.       

Day 20 – Havana
Enjoy free time in Havana (optional additions). You will stay at Hotel Comodoro in Havana. Breakfast will be included.

Day 21 - Havana
Enjoy free time in Havana (optional additions). You will stay at Hotel Comodoro in Havana. Breakfast will be included.      

Day 22 - Havana- UK
Enjoy free time in Havana (optional additions). Take an overnight flight back to the UK. Breakfast will be included. 




Please call us for tours that depart before NOV 2017 as the itinerary may vary slightly.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. 

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Extreme Cuba

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  • Day 1Arrival Havana
  • Day 2Havana
  • Day 3Havana - Las Terrazas - Soroa
  • Day 4Soroa - Viñales
  • Day 5Viñales
  • Day 6Viñales - Cienfuegos
  • Day 7Cienfuegos - Trinidad
  • Day 8Trinidad
  • Day 9Trinidad
  • Day 10Trinidad - Camagüey
  • Day 10Trinidad - Camagüey
  • Day 11Camagüey - Bayamo
  • Day 12Sierra Maestra
  • Day 13Bayamo - Santiago De Cuba
  • Day 14Santiago De Cuba
  • Day 15Santiago De Cuba - Baracoa
  • Day 16Baracoa
  • Day 17Baracoa - Guardalavaca
  • Day 18Guardalavaca
  • Day 19Guardalavaca - Havana
  • Day 20Havana
  • Day 21Havana
  • Day 22Havana

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