The 3 most representative Cuban cities, as a magic triangle: the capital, La Havana; the heart of the world’s best tobacco production, Viñales; and the most charming and lively city of all, Trinidad. And we won’t forget to take a look around the elegant Cienfuegos, to homage Che Guevara in his Mausoleum of S.Clara, and take a nice swim into the crystal clean waters of Cayo Levisa and Peninsula de Ancon.
Arrival in Cuba. You will be received in your airport***. Accommodation in your house in the old city centre, Havana Vieja. Free dinner. *** Airport can be: Havana, Varadero S.Clara. Pick up can also be done at your hotel in Varadero or in a Cayo.
Day 2 - L’Havana
Breakfast. At 9:00 am, your tour guide (English speaking) will meet you at your house and show you around Havana Vieja. After lunch (non included), guided city tour by bus to visit the other neighbourhoods of Havana (about 2 hours). Free afternoon and dinner (1).
Day 3 - Viñales
Breakfast. At 8:30 departure to Viñales , passing and stopping at Las Terrazas, in Sierra del Rosario, where you can visit the ancient French coffee- farm, Las Terrazas’ community and Hotel Moka, the first eco-hotel in Cuba designed by Camilo Cienfuegos’ brother. Then you will stop at Baños de San Juan, a river in the middle of the forest where you can swim and have a typical “criollo” lunch.* Arrival in Viñales and accommodation in the house. Dinner at the house.
*Entrance fee to Las Terrazas, lunch at Baños de San Juan included: 10 CUC, to be paid on the site.
Viñales is situated in the very heart of the Parque Nacional de Viñales, UNESCO World Heritage, main centre of Cuban tobacco production, the best in the world. Viñales farmers, the “campesinos”, will tell you about the history of those precious leaves and show you the art of rolling a cigar, which will be offered to you with some coffee of their own production.
Not to be missed: a horse-ride in the Valley
Day 4 - Viñales
Breakfast. At 9:00 am your driver will pick you up and show around the wonders of Valle de Viñales, Cueva del Indio and Mural de la Preistoria. If you are fond of speleology or just a little bit athletic, you could go into Cueva de Santo Tomas, the longest caves of Latin America: 45 km on 7 levels (tour with guide of 2 levels, 10 CUC to be paid on site). Or you could book an excursion with Emma, biologist and co-founder of Parque Nacional de Viñales, to dive into the history and the traditions of this land and its farmers. Dinner at the house
Day 5 - Trinidad
Breakfast. At 8:30 am departure to Trinidad , with a stop in Cienfuegos to visit the city. Arrival in Trinidad and accommodation in your house. Dinner at the house. (2).
Trinidad, the colonial city with the Latin America’s biggest and best preserved “casco historico”, will capture you with its ancient architecture, wonderful palaces and incredible "movida". Music in the streets and in many bars from dawn ‘til dusk: the real “sabor a Cuba”, the cuban atmosphere that everybody dreams about when thinking of Cuba. The friendliness of its citizens and an unspoiled coast (Peninsula de Ancon) complete the picture of the perfect place to breathe the real Cuba. As a traditional song says, Trinidad is close to the sea and to the mountains too.
Not to be missed : the excursions in Topes de Collantes, at the Guanayara waterfall, and Playa Maria Aguilar, en Peninsula de Ancon.
We will provide you separately detailed informations about many excursion possibilities,and relevant prices, along with the phone numbers of our trusted Cuban guides, to book your favourite excursion. Call them from your house or book it in advance through Colortravels (recommended).
Day 6 - Trinidad
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy Trinidad, either getting around the city or at the seaside. Dinner at the house.
Day 7 - L'Havana
Breakfast, at 8:30 departure to L’Havana, passing through S.Clara to visit Che Guevara’s Mausoleum . Accomodation in your house. Free dinner.
Day 8 - Havana
Breakfast. Taxi to the airport* (time to be defined depending on your flight schedule)
*Instead of the airport, your point of release can be your hotel in Varadero or in a Cayo.
Note: 1) For your free dinners, as well as to enjoy at the utmost your time in each city, we will provide you with an information sheet with advices on restaurants, places to listen to music and have fun, local transportation etc. A sort of Cuban "vademecum", result of our experience on the site.
General note: Excursion and transfer times are indicative and subject to change based on contingent events (weather conditions, unforeseen situations, etc).
IMPORTANT: Prices of entrance to parks, cayos and beaches may vary without notice as well as accessibility to some Cayos and / or beaches due to ongoing works (new roads, hotels, etc) or others incidental reasons.