Experience the warm of Cuban hospitality and stay with local Cuban people. Prepare to enjoy a walk through Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), the World Heritage site and its historical architectures and visit the home of Cuba’s tobacco production & Viñales Valley. You will explore Santa Clara, the city that was related to the great revolutionary Che Guevara, and Cienfuegos, elegant city called “Paris in Cuba”. Trinidad is a colonial city known as Cuba’s “outdoor museum”. At the end of the tour, refresh yourself at one of the most popular beach resorts, Varadero and Immerse yourself in Cuban music and the emerald waters of Caribbean beaches.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||José Martí International airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Arrive in the José Martí International Airport in Havana.
A private Cuban guide will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your transfer to the casa particular.
After breakfast your local guide will pick you up and take you to stroll the streets of Havana’s Old Town. You will enjoy the colonial architecture in the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral Square, explore Obispo Street, the main street in the historic district, and see many classic cars in Parque Central. After driving along the Malecon (Havana’s famous sea-side drive), the guide will escort you to stylish home-restaurant, Parador. After you enjoy lunch, a shiny classic car will take you to the new town in Havana to see Revolution Square and Miramar. You will then be taken back to the casa (B,L)
Visit Viñales in Pinar del Rio where you will find traditional tobacco farms and many beautiful caves. (Travel time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) The Viñales Valley is an outstanding karst landscape and is a registered World Heritage site. The guide will take you to see Cueva del Indio and Mural de la Pehistoria.
After having lunch at an organic farm, visit tobacco farms on which traditional methods of agriculture have survived unchanged for several centuries. The region also has a rich vernacular tradition of architecture, its crafts, and its music. You will then return to Havana after the all-day excursion. (B,L)
After breakfast the guide will pick you up and take you to Santa Clara (Travel time: Approximately 6 hours) where you will visit the Che Guevara museum and mausoleum and the Tren Blindado, a memorial park commemorating the Cuban Revolution. Drive to Cienfuegos (Travel time: Approximately 1 hours),“Paris in Cuba”, built by French colonists in 1819, one of the country’s major ports. The guide will show you the elegant city including a UNESCO World Heritage site. Accommodation in casa (B,L)
Breakfast and drive to “Valle de los Ingenios” or “Valley of the Sugar Mills,” so named because it used to be a sugar farm and is a reminder of Cuba’s prosperity. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, as was Trinidad. (Travel time: Approximately 30 minutes) In the afternoon, the guide will take you to the beautiful colonial town, Trinidad. Enjoy Cuba’s “outdoor museum”. The whole town is like a museum in itself, and you will feel like you have been transported to olden times from the 21st century. Accommodation in casa (B,L)
You will have breakfast at the casa. Then you will head to Varadero, the largest resort in Cuba. Enjoy the view of the emerald waters and watching local people on the way. (Travel time: Approximately 3 hours) Arriving in Varadero, refresh yourself on the white sand beaches. Accommodation at hotel (B,L,D)
You will have breakfast at the hotel. Relax and refresh yourself on the beautiful beaches in the morning. After lunch, you will be be transported to Havana (Travel time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) and check in a casa. Free time by buying souvenirs or walking through the streets as if you’re a local. (B,L)
You will have free time until you are transported to the airport.(B)