Varadero & Havana

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OVERVIEW

Varadero & Havana – Private 2017/2018
8 days / 7 nights

1. Day Welcome to Havana
Reception and welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight with Breakfast: 4* middle-class hotel, e.g. in Old Havana, Vedado or Miramar

2. Day Havana Connaisseur
In 1982, the UNESCO declared Havana’s historic city center as a world cultural heritage site. There is no city in whole Latin America with a larger colonial center. Enjoy a walking tour exploring the old city centre through the alleys and over the squares of Old-Havana: Plaza de Armas, Templete, Palace of the Generals, Cathedral Square, Plaza Vieja, Hemingway’s “Bodeguita". Afterwards enjoy a tobacco tasting surrounded by experts at the hotel Conde de Villanueva whose ambiance is completely dedicated to the cigars topic. At least visit to the Rum museum Fundación Havana Club (with cocktail and tasting).

Your program in the morning includes:

  • Visit of Fábrica de Tabacos Partagas
    During your tour through the factory, observe the process and witness the skilled hands of the cigar rollers.
  • Cigar tasting for aficionados at the Hotel Conde Villanueva
    Watch and experience the skilled hands of a professional cigar roller (torcedor) in the hotel Conde de Villanueva. Incl. 1 cigar, 1 glass of rum and 1 coffee.
  • Tour of the Rum Museum Fundación Habana Club
  • Visit & Cocktail at the Nacional Hotel

Overnight with Breakfast: see previous night

3.Day Havana - Las Terrazas - Havana (170 km)
Daytrip to Las Terrazas, a UNESCO biosphere reserve with an artist colony and nostalgic coffee plantation. Oldest nationalpark in cuba. In the afternoon return to Havana.

Your program today includes:

  • Excursion El Contento
    Hiking tour El Contento in the nature reserve of Las Terrazas. The excursion leads through green forests and fields which sourround the elevated platform "El Taburete" (150 - 250 meters over sea). There can be observed also tracks of the Afrocuban cult as well as ruins of the French coffee plantations from the 18th century, San Idelfonso and El Contento. The hike ends with a lunch at the natural pools of the river San Juan.
  • Visit of Waterfall of Soroa
    Little hike to the Soroa waterfall
  • Visit of Orquideario de Soroa
    Visit to the botanical garden of Soroa. Over 700 different types of orchids thrive in this sprawling park.
  • Castillo de las Nubes
    Enjoy a Piña Colada while visiting this romantic castle with stunning views of the valley
  • Visit of Cafetal Angerona
    Visit the ruins of the cafetal Angerona, which was founded by the german emigrant Cornelius Souchay in the XIX. century.

Overnight with Breakfast: see previous night

4. Day Havana - Varadero (180 km)

Early in the morning enjoy a spectacular citytour in a classic convertible car. Afterwards check out and drive on the coastal road from Havana via Matanzas to Varadero.

Your program today includes:

  • 2 hours roundtrip with Classic convertible car inside Havana
  • Transfer Havana Hotel - Varadero Hotel

Overnight with All Inclusive: Hotel Meliá Varadero (4*) or best available alternative hotel
Hotel Melia Varadero is a comfortable hotel with a fascinating architecture, designed like a flower in the form of a pyramid. It is located directly at the famous beach of Varadero offering a spectacular view onto the azure blue sea and the peninsula of Varadero. At the The-Level floor guests will find a special personalized service, exclusivity as well as privacy.

5.-7. Day Varadero
A day at the beach.

Overnight with All Inclusive: see previous night

8.Day Varadero - Havana Airport (195 km)
Time at leisure (depending on time of departure) and drive to the airport Havana.

Your program today includes:

  • Transfer Varadero Hotel - Havana Airport

Price on Request

Included in the tour rates

  • Roundtrip in air-conditioned vehicle (taxi/microbus/bus) in customary quality with chauffeur:
    With 02 participants by taxi (Please note that max. 1 item of luggage p.p. fits into the car boot.)
    With 03 - 05 participants by microbus (6 - 8 seats)
    With 06 - 12 participants by minibus (13 - 20 seats)
  • Transfer Havana airport to hotel Havana and transfer back to Havana airport
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees according to the programme
  • During the roundtrip day 2 - 4 English speaking Cuban guide.
    (Due to possible guide shortage, the airport transfer might be carried out by a Caribbean Tours representative.)
  • 3 overnight stays with breakfast and 4 overnight stays with All Inclusive at the mentioned accommodation (according to availability)
  • 1x lunch

Not included

  • All meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the programme
  • Optional excursions: Tropicana Show/Havana Queens Show incl. transfers (see supplements)
  • Extending nights in city or beach hotel
  • Personal expenses and tips

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