7 Days Self Drive Tour
Price on Request
A diversified tour to get to know the Traditional Cuba. The trip includes spectacular nature like: the Viñales Valley with its imposing Mogotes, the Sierra Escambray, as well as the most important towns with its cultural and revolutionary highlights:
Starting from the vibrant capital Havana driving to Cienfuegos, the pearl of the South then on to Trinidad - UNESCO world cultural heritage site with its unique colonial architecture. Continue to the interior of the island to Che Guevara’s Santa Clara and to Remedios, an idyllic colonial town hardly touched by tourism. At the end of the trip you will have the possibility to extend your holiday at a beach resort like Varadero or Cayo Santa Maria...
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN HAVANA
Meet & greet at Havana airport by your English speaking Cuban guide and transfer to your hotel in Old Havana.
Overnight with breakfast: 4* Telegrafo Hotel located in Old Havana.
DAY 2 - HABANA COLONIAL AND THE FLAIR OF THE 1950'S
After breakfast, an English speaking representative will be waiting for you at the car rental agency. He will assist you at the delivery of the documents and when filling in the contract as well as answer your questions regarding the route.
(CRT Car Rental Set: COMFORT). Beginning of your self drive tour.
The morning starts with a walking tour through colonial Old Havana along the most important sights: Capitolio, Obispo Street, Cathedral Square and Hemingway's "Bodeguita".
In the afternoon panoramic drive through Vedado with its varied architectural styles from Art Nouveau to Neoclassic. Pass by the legendary Hotel Nacional, stop at the Revolution square, drive through the Avenida de los Presidentes and the Quinta Avenida to the residential district of Miramar with its splendid mansions dating from the 30’s to the 50’s, many of them converted into embassies. In the evening possibility to attend the famous Tropicana show. (B)
DAY 3 - HAVANA – VIÑALES – LAS TERRAZAS/SOROA (350/400 KM)
Early in the morning, drive along the “Tobacco Route" to Pinar del Rio. Enjoy a scenic route through the Mogote valley with its famous limestone rocks to the picturesque village Viñales. Visit the house of a “Veguero" (tobacco farmer). Discover an Indian cave by boat before continuing to the Sierra del Rosario. (B)
Overnight: Hotel La Moka (3*)
DAY 4 - LAS TERRAZAS/SOROA – GUAMA - BAY OF PIGS - CIENFUEGOS (375/325 KM)
Drive to the Zapata peninsula and stop in Guamá along the way. Cross the mangroves and swamps by boat to reach a "Taino-Village". Continue along the historic "Bay of Pigs" to Cienfuegos. Enjoy French colonial flair on a stroll to Plaza Mayor and the Teatro Terry where Caruso once performed. (B)
Overnight: Hotel Jagua (4*) by the sea.
DAY 5 - CIENFUEGOS – TRINIDAD - ZUCKERROHRMÜHLENTAL – TRINIDAD (110 KM)
Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to Trinidad - a town with unique colonial architecture declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Take a city tour to the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by splendid manors. Visit the ethnic Canchancharra bar and a museum. In the afternoon, drive to the "Valley of the Sugarcane Mills" and visit the hacienda of the sugar baron Iznaga with its "slave tower". (B) Overnight: Hotel Las Cuevas (3*) in a panoramic location overlooking the town.
DAY 6 - TRINIDAD – SIERRA ESCAMBRAY - SANTA CLARA – REMEDIOS (180 KM)
In the morning, cross the Sierra Escambray and drive via Sancti Spiritus or the Topes Collantes to the historic city Santa Clara, where Che Guevara celebrated his greatest victory and found his last rest. Visit the Che Guevara Monument and continue along a 37 km long causeway over the sea to the natural island paradise Cayo Las Brujas. (B)
Overnight: Encanto Barcelona 3*, Remedios
DAY 7 - REMEDIOS - VARADERO - HAVANA (200/335 KM)
Around noon, continue to Varadero (for beach extension) or Havana airport. Return your car. In case of beach extension in Cayo Santa Maria/ Cayo Ensenachos, transfer to the beach hotel. (B)
This holiday can be undertaken as a Private Tour with Driver / Guide option. Please ask us for details.
PRICES ON REQUEST (EXCL. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS)
There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the type of accommodation selected on your holiday from 4 or 5 star, and the season.
- Arrival transfer airport Havana - hotel Havana
- 6 overnight stays in the mentioned hotels or similar ones
- 6 breakfasts,
- Travel documentation with detailed information
Cuba Tradicional - 7 Days
A diversified tour to get to know the Traditional Cuba. (SOC)