Unique Society, Colonial Gems & Idyllic Caribbean Beach

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: escambray

From: £2629.00


  • Journey through the heart of this complex, historic and culturally rich country
  • Culture, history, colonial splendour and relaxation on the beach
  • Experience the historic centre of Havana with our local expert guide
  • Ample free time to wander the streets, watch live music and soak in the atmosphere
  • Enhance your stay with our behind the scenes optional tours and excursions
  • Visit historic Cienfuegos as you travel cross-country
  • Be guided around the cobbled streets of Trinidad's colourful colonial centre
  • Finish with three nights of relaxation on a white sand Caribbean beach

Havana - Days 1 - 4

Day 1 - Departure from the UK

Departure on a daytime non-stop flight 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 by one of our English Speaking representatives, who will discuss your trip and any questions you may have. You will be taken to your hotel for a good night sleep and be fresh the next day.

Days 2-4 - Exploring Havana

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?

We have a range of excursions available, providing an authentic experience to enhance your visit:

  • Walking Tour Historical Old Havana
  • Colonial Museums of Old Havana
  • Panoramic Tour of Modern Havana
  • Cuban African Heritage : Religious Dieties & Tradition
  • Havana Architecture & Fine Arts
  • Cuban Art
  • Dinner at Cuban Family "Paladar" : La Cocina de Lilian
  • Rum Museum Visit
  • Salsa Dance & Salsa Lessons
  • Tropicana and/or Parisien Cabaret Shows
  • Vinales Valley Tour & Nature Tour
  • Las Terrazas Tour & Nature Tour
  • "La Serafina" Trekking
  • Jeep Safari & Birdwatching
  • Nature Tour at Jibacoa

Trinidad - Days 5 - 7

Day 5 - Transfer to Trinidad

En-route to Trinidad, spend a half day unveiling the secrets of Cienfuegos city, also called the Pearl of the South. Enjoy a panoramic tour through the National Monument (La Punta), El Palacio de Valle and El Paseo del Prado. Stroll along the boulevard to visit the monument to one of Cuba's most treasured musicians - Beny Moré. Make the most of your time in the city's heart by visiting the Cathedral, as well as Thomas Terry Theatre; one of Cuba's oldest and most beautiful theatres. Lunch is included at a local restaurant and the tour and transfer is on a private basis.

The Colonial city of Trinidad is one of Cuba’s most marvellous sights. The historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an almost-perfectly preserved jewel of Spanish Colonial architecture. Trinidad grew rich on sugar from the nearby Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mill Valley), and this wealth is still evidenced in the magnificent colonial mansions, airy courtyards, Baroque church towers, and Carrara marble floors. The churches, art galleries and museums are all worth visiting, as they allow you to see inside these magnificent buildings.

You will stay for three nights at a charming private homestay in the heart of the colonial centre. You will enjoy the comforts of home and perhaps take the chance to practice Spanish and generally learn about the Cuban way of life. 

Day 6 - Private walking tour of colonial Trinidad

Enjoy a walk along Trinidad’s historical centre. The city has an extraordinarily dense concentration of old colonial houses, many still inhabited by descendants of the old families. Admire the details of windows and balconies, the spacious interiors, the irregular cobble-stoned streets; all of this in an atmosphere of vibrant music and open friendly people. A visit to one museum is included and a complimentary drink at a local bar. 

Day 7 - 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.

Playa Ancon - Days 8 - 11

Day 8 - Transfer to Playa Ancon & time to relax

You will be taken the short way to your seafront hotel on Playa Ancon, for a three night all-inclusive stay. The hotel is located right on the beach, backed by the Escambray Mountains. Facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room, snorkelling and kayaking.

Day 9-10 - At leisure on the Caribbean beach

Day 11 - Return to Havana & return flight to UK

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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