Glimpse of Cuba

experience the lively culture...

Price

On Request

Duration: 7 Nights

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Sight Seeing
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Price

On Request

Duration: 7 Nights

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Sight Seeing
Request a Quote

Located 90 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida, Cuba is the largest Caribbean island nation. Its neighbors are the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Haiti. Cuba spans 44,200 miles, making it a bit smaller than the state of Pennsylvania. Its varied geography includes rolling farmland, rugged mountains, urban metropolises, quaint Colonial villages and white-sand beaches.

The island is divided into 15 provinces and one special municipality, Isla de la Juventud. Notable Cuba areas include rural Piñar del Rio, where tobacco farming builds economic momentum; seaside Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city next to Havana rife with colorful Afro-Cuban influence; and colonial Trinidad, a sleepy town designated a UNESCO world heritage site nestled between majestic mountains and the sea.

Cuba’s population is richly diverse, with 11.2 million residents. Despite its Native roots, the most profound effects on Cuban culture are the result of European, African and North American influences.

Expected hotels:

  • Havana: HTL Inglaterra (standard room with balcony), 4 * Or HTL Iberostar Parque Central (Junior Suite Modern room), 5*
  • Cienfuegos: HTL La Union (classic room), 4*
  • Trinidad: HTL Iberostar Trinidad (standard room), 5*
  • Santa Clara: HTL America / Central (standard room), 4*
  • Accommodation for 7 nights at 4/5 star Hotels as per itinierary
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers/transporation
  • Singhtseeting tour as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide.

Excludes: Visa fee, international/domestic flights, Travel insurance, expenses of personal nature etc.

Day 1 – Arrival to Havana

Arrival in the late afternoon. Meet with the private English speaking driver at disposal. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in the reserved rooms, overnight stay.

Day 2 – Havana

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the panoramic visit of Havana. The four square kilometers of its historic center have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and recently declared the world’s wonder city they represent the largest colonial center of Latin America: Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas; the Bodeguita del Medio, famous bar and restaurant where the famous cocktail Mojito was born; Piazza della Cattedrale and the Palazzo dell’Artigianato. Lunch in a restaurant –not included. In the afternoon departure in vintage cars to the modern part of the city, with a panoramic visit of the ancient Presidential Palace (where President Batista lived), Parque Central, Capitolio Nacional (the old parliament copy of the Capitol in Washington and symbol of the “American period” of Cuba). Stop at the Floridita Bar, famous for its Daiquiri. Then continue towards the Revolution Square, the Vedado district and the Malecon, the city’s famous waterfront. Going back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 3 – Havana – Viñales – Havana

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Pinar del Rio, the westernmost province of Cuba where the best tobacco in the world is cultivated and famous for the suggestive valleys of royal palms (national tree of Cuba). Continue the journey to the Quemado del Rubí Farm with a trail of the estate observing its tobacco plantations. Visit to a typical farmer’s house and other places dedicated to tobacco collection. Typical lunch -included.Continuation of the voyage to Viñales, a valley of rare beauty, surrounded by the characteristic “mogotes”, massive vertical wall and rounded top, considered the most ancient rock formations of the island. Visit to the Los Jazmines lookout point and also to the Mural de la Prehistoria, a great modern rock painting representing the geological and biological evolution of the species. Return to the hotel in La Habana and overnight.

Day 4 – Havana – Guamá – Cienfuegos

Breakfast at hotel. Departure for Guamà, a green oasis located on the eastern border of the Cienaga de Zapata, which has a National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Visit to the crocodile breeding center and a short boat ride to reach the Lagoon of the Treasure on the shores of a typical Taino village, in which thirty-two statues and as many huts reproduce the daily activities of the aborigines in the era preceding the Spanish colonization. Lunch in a typical restaurant –not included in the area and free time for a walk in the park. Departure for Cienfuegos. Accommodation in the reserved rooms and overnight.

Day 5 – Cienfuegos – Trinidad

Breakfast at the hotel and city tours Cienfuegos, boasting a well-preserved colonial center and the only city of Cuba of French origin, founded by settlers from Louisiana. Short panoramic visit: In the Parque Martì, the city’s main square, Palacio del Ayuntamiento and the Tomas Terry Theater. Transfer to Trinidad, one of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in the 16th century and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. During the excursion you will visit, among other things, the Museo Palacio Cantero, Piazza Mayor, where you can appreciate the furnishings of the colonial era. Transit to the craft market. Visit the Canchanchara bar where you can taste the cocktail of rum, lime and honey that gives its name to this place. Lunch at the restaurant –not included and visit to the Casa del Alfarero, to appreciate the typical processing of pottery. Return to Trinidad and overnight.

Day 6 – Trinidad

After breakfast, departure for the catamaran excursion. During navigation, stops will be made to snorkel on the coral reef. Arrival at Cayo Macho de Afuera, lunch on the beach with seafood -included, leisure time. Return to hotel overnight.

Day 7 – Trinidad – Santa Clara

After breakfast, departure to the Valle de los Ingenios, famous for the ancient sugar mills of which Torre Manaca Iznaga is a historical testimony. Free time for enjoying the valley. Continue to Santa Clara. Free lunch and afternoon at leisure. overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 – Santa Clara – Varadero

After breakfast, visit of the city of Santa Clara: the mausoleum of Commander Che Guevara and his comrades fallen in Bolivia; the Armored Train, symbol of the decisive battle of the 1959 revolution. Free time in the Leoncio Vidal Park. Departure transfer for Havana Airport. Along the way stop at the “Fiesta Campesina” for lunch –not included.