Exotic Cities & Cuba's Unique Society

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: sombrero

From: £2532.00

Highlights

  • Journey through the heart of this complex, historic and culturally rich country
  • Experience the historic centre of Havana with our local expert guide
  • Use time at leisure to watch live music and choose from our tours and excursions
  • Explore the countryside, visiting an underground river and tobacco plantation
  • Stop at the historic Bay of Pigs Museum on the way to Cienfuegos
  • Be guided around the cobbled streets of Trinidad's colourful colonial centre
  • Visit the Che Guevara monument at Santa Clara
  • Choose to extend your stay at the Caribbean beaches of Varadero

Havana - Days 1 - 4

Day 1 - Departure from the UK

Departure on a daytime flight, direct, non-stop to Havana so you should not sleep on the airplane. On arrival, your body clock will feel like late at night. You will be met and taken to your hotel for a good night sleep and be fresh the next day.

 

Day 2 - Old Havana Tour

Tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World heritage site, with beautifully renovated squares and magnificent architecture of baroque colonial style, contrasting with 1950's cars, derelict buildings and cyclists. Visit the Museum of the Revolution, Memorial to Jose Marti, the Plaza de Armas and the Malecon on the seafront.

 

Days 3-4 - Free to explore at leisure

Explore and discover the wealth of the local life, music, history, and why not visit the famous Casa de la Musica for a great night of salsa music?

Viñales - Day 5

Day 5 - Full day Tour Viñales

First stop of the day is the ecological reserve of La Moka. At Viñales we will walk around this picturesque provincial town and visit the surrounding countryside, including the underground river at El Indio caves, a tobacco plantation and workshop at Pinar del Rio. Return to Havana for the night.

Cienfuegos - Day 6

Day 6 - Bay of Pigs Museum & Cienfuegos tour

Morning departure for Cienfuegos, stopping on the way to visit the historic Bay of Pigs Museum, the site of the failed invasion in 1961. Continue to Cienfuegos, where we will spend the night, after taking a tour of this charming colonial city. Stroll along the wide boulevards and visit the monument to famous Cuban singer, Benny More. 

Trinidad - Days 7 - 9

Day 7 - Transfer to Trinidad

We take the scenic route to Trinidad, via the Escambray mountains. We are staying at a central guest house for 3 nights.

 

Day 8 - Walking tour Trinidad

Walking tour of this colourful, historic town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will explore the cobbled streets to admire the colonial mansions, churches and palm lines squares.

 

Day 9 - Trinidad at leisure

One day to enjoy the local life at your own pace. Life moves slowly in Trinidad, and horses still draw carts along the main street. There are interesting excursions up the hills on horseback or have fresh lobster on the nearby beach. At night soak up the atmosphere on the cafe terraces with live music and salsa dancing.

Santa Clara & Havana - Days 10 - 11

Day 10 - Santa Clara

On our way to Havana, we will stop at Santa Clara to see the Che Guevara monument. Stay one night in Havana. 

 

Day 11 - Return to the UK

Last day to explore Havana, before your return flight home, arriving on Day 12. Alternatively, stay on longer at the beach or visit Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa.

What's Included

  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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