Highlights Cuba

9 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Enjoy a fascinating tour of the island highlights: from nostalgic Havana to the tobacco landscape of Viñales, central Cuba with Cienfuegos and colonial Trinidad – a UNESCO world heritage site –, the mountains of Sierra Escambray and further on through green sugar cane fields to the city of Santiago, melting pot of different cultures and music.

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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN HAVANA

Meet & greet at Havana airport with our English speaking Cuban guide and transfer to your hotel in Old Havana.
Included meals: none
Overnight accomodation: Telegrafo 4*, Oldtown or similar

DAY 2 - HABANA COLONIAL AND THE FLAIR OF THE 1950'S

In the morning, visit to a tobacco factory followed by a panoramic tour through the Havana of the 19th and early 20th century: Malecon, Hotel Nacional, Revolution Square, Capitol Building. Later on, enjoy a guided walking tour through colonial Old Havana along the most important sightseeing points. In the evening, dine under royal palm trees in the former upper class residential quarter of Miramar.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight Havana

DAY 3 - HAVANA – VIÑALES – HAVANA (390 KM)

Early in the morning, drive along the “Tobacco Route" to Pinar del Rio. Visit the house of a “Veguero" (tobacco farmer) and enjoy a panoramic view from Mirador Los Jazmines over the Mogote valley with its famous limestone rocks and the picturesque village Viñales. Visit the "Prehistoric Wall" and discover an Indian cave by boat.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight Havana

DAY 4 - HAVANA – BAY OF PIGS - CIENFUEGOS (295 KM)

Several hours drive through central Cuba to the city of Cienfuegos with its French inspired colonial buildings. Walk through the city and lunch at the local yacht club. In the afternoon, drive along the panoramic coastal road to Trinidad – a UNESCO world heritage site with unique colonial architecture.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight accomodation: Las Cuevas 3*, Trinidad or similar

DAY 5 - TRINIDAD & SIERRA ESCAMBRAY (70 KM)

In the morning, drive along the Guanayara-trail to the Rio Melodioso and enjoy a refreshing dip under a waterfall. In the afternoon, take a walking tour of Trinidad that includes a stop at the rustic bar "Canchancharra" and a visit to the Romantic Museum. In the evening, discover Trinidad’s romantic nightlife and dance among locals to traditional live music at Casa de la Trova or Casa de la Musica.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight Trinidad

DAY 6 - TRINIDAD – SUGAR MILL VALLEY – SANCTI SPIRITUS - CAMAGÜEY (255 KM)

Drive to Sugarmill Valley and visit the hacienda of the sugar baron Iznaga with its slave tower. Continue through the green sugar cane plantations to the provincial capital Camagüey, city of the “Tinajones" and home of the national poet Nicolas Guillén. Walking tour across the Plaza Agramonte, named after a national hero whose house can be visited in the square.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight accomodation: Hotel Colón 2.5*, Hotel Gran Hotel 2.5*or similar

DAY 7 - CAMAGÜEY – BAYAMO – EL COBRE - SANTIAGO (350 KM)

Continue to Bayamo where the fight for freedom from the Spanish crown was started. Continue on to the pilgrim´s church El Cobre in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra and to Santiago, melting pot of different cultures and the city of music. In the evening, visit the legendary Casa de la Trova or the Casa de los Abuelos and listen and dance to traditional live music.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight accomodation: Melia Santiago 4*, or similar

DAY 8 - SANTIAGO

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour along the major sightseeing points: Parque Cespedes, Carneval Museum, Casa Velasquez. Visit the cemetery Santa Ifigenia, followed by a panoramic tour through Revolution Square and the Moncada barracks. Continue via ferry to the island Cayo Granma. Afterwards, visit of the fortress El Morro with breathtaking panoramic views over the bay.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight Santiago

DAY 9 - SANTIAGO – HAVANNA

In the morning, transfer to the Santiago airport and board a flight to Havana or private transfer to Guardalavaca. In this case, the program ends with your arrival at Guardalavaca (no more services included). In Havana, transfer from the national to the international airport or to your hotel in Old Havana. Alternatively, private transfer to Varadero. Included meals: Included meals: breakfast

Remarks
This tour can also be booked as self-drive or group tour.

PRICES ON REQUEST (EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS)

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from 3 star to 5 star), the season, the duration of your trip, the level of private guiding and the complexity of the itinerary.

Prices are for private arrangements and are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Included services:

  • tour according to programme in air-conditioned vehicle
  • transfer from airport in Havana to hotel in Havana and back on last day of round trip. In case of beach extension, transfer must be booked separately.
  • all entry fees, taxes and service charges according to program
  • English speaking Cuban guide during the round trip (days 1 to 9)
  • Domestic flight Santiago (or Holguin) - Havana
  • 8 overnight stays with breakfast in the mentioned hotels
  • 7 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • travel documentation with detailed information

Highlights of Cuba - 8 Nights
Enjoy a fascinating tour of Cuba’s highlights: (SOC)