Best of Cuba

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Spend 10 days getting under the skin of this beautiful Caribbean Island. Immerse yourself in the rich history, relax on the golden beaches and marvel at the unique culture. Wander through Havana's elegant colonial architecture, swim in glistening blue waters and visit a tobacco farm to learn the secrets behind one of Cuba's most loved products. Cuba is colourful, loud, relaxed and welcoming. Are you ready?

Spend 10 days getting under the skin of this beautiful Caribbean Island. Immerse yourself in the rich history, relax on the golden beaches and marvel at the unique culture. Wander through Havana's elegant colonial architecture, swim in glistening blue waters and visit a tobacco farm to learn the secrets behind one of Cuba's most loved products. Cuba is colourful, loud, relaxed and welcoming. Are you ready?

Destinations
  • Central America
  • Cuba
Tour Types
  • Adventure
Day 1:Arrive Havana
Welcome to Cuba! Your tour will begin with an arrival transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Havana. You are free to arrive at your leisure and you will meet your tour guide and fellow travellers tonight.Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and it sure does pack a punch - drawing eager travellers excited to see what the fuss is all about. Essentially cut off from the rest of the world until the embargo was lifted in 2015, Cuba is now a thriving destination with an electric culture. Your days in Cuba will consist of sunshine, music, history, beaches and an overall contagious atmosphere! From the colourful colonial buildings to the picture perfect 1940s cars, Cuba is taken straight from a postcard.Havana is considered the beating heart of Cuba. The UNESCO Old Town is a wonderful place to stroll around, taking in the architecture and colours that surround you. Wander Centro Habana, the most colourful district in Havana and check out Havana Viego, where the majority of UNESCO sites are situated. Learn from the Revolution Museum or explore the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.

Day 2:Cienfuegos via Bay of Pigs
Today we make our way to Cienfuegos, stopping off at the Bay of Pigs en route This infamous site was where the US attempted a military invasion of Cuba in 1961 - ultimately failing. There is a museum where you will further learn about the history, and you will then have some time to swim or snorkel in what can only be described as one of Cuba's best reefs!We then continue onto Cienfuegos, also known as the Paris of the Caribbean due to its wide boulevards and expansive parks. In 1819 the city was settled by French migrants who made it their home. French influence can be widely seen throughout the city and many of the streets reflect the French language in their name: Bouyon and D'Clouet for example.Upon arrival we will enjoy an orientation walk of the city. Get your camera ready for the charm and history that will be found throughout! We will visit the Castillo de Jagua, the ancient fort that once protected Cuba from pirate attacks. We will stroll through the picturesque Parque José Martí before relaxing by the oceanfront walkways of Malecon. Finally, we will make a stop at the gorgeous Palacio de Valle, a historic villa designed by an Italian architect, where we will enjoy an included drink.
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Day 3:Trinidad via Santa Clara
After breakfast we will travel towards Trinidad, making a stop at Santa Clara on the way. Santa Clara holds a special place in the revolutionary history of Cuba and today oozes a youthful culture and lively nightlife due to having one of Cuba's largest universities.Santa Clara is infamous for being one of the final and bloodiest battles in the revolution, and is the final resting place of Che Guevara - a hero of the Cuban Revolution. Guevara arrived on New Years Eve in 1958, fighting against the regime of General Batista. A mere 12 hours into the battle, Batista fled Cuba and the revolutionaries claimed victory. Guevera quickly became a key figure in the Cuban Revolution and later attempted to incite the same in Bolivia - ultimately leading to his execution. His body was returned to Santa Clara and laid to rest in what is now known as the Che Guevara Mausoleum.We then continue to Trinidad, one of Cuba's most alluring destinations. The town was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1988 and we guarantee you will find beauty around every corner, from the cobbled streets to the smiling residents. You will enjoy a guided Trinidad Township walk, learning about the history and culture of this fascinating town.
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Day 4:Trinidad
Today you are free to enjoy Trinidad and the many activities on offer. Options include scuba diving or snorkelling in the crystal waters, moped or bike rental to further explore on land or perhaps a train ride through the valley of the sugar mills!You could also catch a bus to Playa Ancon beach - the perfect spot for some relaxation. When the sun goes down, we get on our dancing shoes and enjoy a fun salsa class!
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Day 5:Viñales
The charming village of Viñales offers a different side of Cuban life. As you drive towards this rural area you will see more of the quaint Cuban countryside, where farmers grow tobacco for Cuban cigars in the heart of the Pinar del Rio Valley. Arriving late afternoon you can enjoy getting acquainted with the village and all it has to offer.Located in Western Cuba, Viñales was established in 1878 and consists of wooden houses and picturesque valleys as far as the eye can see. Don't be fooled by the quiet atmosphere though - when the sun goes down the rum comes out and the residents will be dancing the night away!
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Day 6:Viñales
Today we enjoy a walking tour of the local area so we get further acquainted with Vinales. We will visit a tobacco farm and drying house to learn all about the tobacco process and lives of the farmers in the region. Enjoy lunch at an organic farm before having a free afternoon.You could book onto the Santo Tomas caving excursion, where you will experience the largest cave in Cuba and second largest in Latin America! Or perhaps you would like to rent a bike and explore the local valleys, taking in the peaceful scenery and tobacco farms in the region. You could also opt for a local cooking class and learn the secrets behind some of the most loved foods in Cuba.
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es)

Day 7:Havana
Head back to Havana for the last days of tour. There will be plenty of activities to keep you occupied, including a tour of the city in a classic American car. Get your camera ready for some perfect photo-shoots! We will then visit a lovely roof terrace in the Old Town where you will learn the secrets behind the delicious Mojito in a cocktail class.
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s), 1 Dinner(s)

Day 8:Havana
Get your walking shoes on as today we will take a walking tour of Havana's Old Town. Explore the hidden streets, charming plazas and even visit the Callejon de Hammel. This hidden gem is where a number of local artists live and work - essentially creating one long creative studio complete with elaborate street art.In the afternoon you are free to take part in a host of different activities, or simply take time to wander Havana yourself and soak up the atmosphere. If you need some time to relax and recharge - the beach is waiting!
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Day 9:Havana
What comes to mind when you think of Cuba? Apart from relaxed beach filled days and electric nights, cigars and rum are more than likely to make the list. Today you will get acquainted with Cuba's finest products, with a tour to the Cigar Factory and Rum Museum. The popular Havana Rum Museum is housed in a colonial mansion located in the heart of the city. Of course you will be able to sample the rum too!Next you will visit the Partagas Cigar Factory and learn about the history and the making of the famous Cuban cigar. The cigar is an iconic symbol of Cuba and the care and effort that goes into making each one can only be appreciated on a tour of the factory.The remainder of the day will be free at your leisure.
Accommodation:1 night(s) in casas particulares . Room upgrade available on this day.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Day 10:Depart Havana
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
Meals:1 Breakfast(s)

Accommodation: 9 night(s) in casas particulares

Meals: 9 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es), 1 Dinner(s)

Excursions: Arrival transfer, Visit the Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara & Trinidad Walking Tours, Vinales Walking Tour & Lunch at Organic Farm, Orientation Walk of Havana & Classic Car Tour, Old Havana Walking Tour, Visit Callejon de Hamel, Havana Rum Museum, Partagas Cigar Factory, Departure Transfer

Transport: Private Vehicle, Foot

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