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