Cuban Explorer - Cuba


Enliven the senses on this overland journey through Cuba with its blend of colours flavours aromas and sounds. Discover the faded colonial grandeur of Havana and Trinidad the delightful rolling countryside with its tobacco and coffee plantations the historical sites of the revolution and ...


Trip detail

Trip Summary

12 Days / 10Nights

Day by Day Trip

  • Day 1 – To Havana: - Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to Hotel Sevilla for 2 nights and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
  • Day 2 – Havana: - Morning walking tour of old Havana, including the Camera Obscura and a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri cocktail. Afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square. (B, L)
  • Day 3 – Havana: - Day at leisure to stroll along old Havana’s cobbled streets or take optional visits to the Bellas Artes Museum, Hemingway’s Museum or the Revolution Museum. (B)
  • Day 4 – To Las Terrazas & Viñales: - In the morning, drive to Las Terrazas in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Established as a sustainable environmental and development project, Las Terrazas provides an ideal introduction to Cuba’s countryside life and landscapes. Visit the local community and the partially restored 19th-century coffee estate. Continue to Viñales for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Los Jazmines or similar. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5 – Viñales: - Half-day tour of the beautiful Viñales valley, its tobacco plantations and rounded limestone hills. Visit a cigar factory and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. (B, L)
  • Day 6 – To Cienfuegos: - Travel to Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata. Take a boat trip through the mangroves and drive past Playa Girón, site of the 1961 invasion. Continue to the small city of Cienfuegos, with its distinct French influence. Take a short city tour and stay for 1 night at La Union Hotel or similar. (B, L)
  • Day 7 – To Trinidad: - Morning drive to Trinidad for a walking tour of the town, including the Romantic Museum or Cantero Museum and a visit to Casa de la Musica. Founded in 1514, Trinidad contains beautifully preserved colonial buildings, with hardly a trace of 20th-century architecture. Stay for 2 nights at Las Cuevas Hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 8 – Trinidad: - In the morning, explore the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations. Visit the watchtower of the Manaca Iznaga plantation, a reminder of Cuba’s colonisation and slave trade, then have lunch before returning to Trinidad. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 – To Santa Clara & Remedios: - Drive to historic Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After lunch, continue to the small town of Remedios, one of the oldest in Cuba, with an attractive central square. Stay for 1 night at Hotel Barcelona or similar. (B, L)
  • Day 10 – To Havana: - Take a short tour to explore the faded colonial charms of Remedios, before returning by road to Havana. Farewell dinner at La Barca and overnight at the Hotel Sevilla. (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 – To London: - Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
  • Day 12 – London: - Early morning arrival. (N)
  • Meal basis: - As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
  • Travel in Cuba: - Tourist infrastructure in Cuba cannot be compared with that in most Latin American countries as the standard of service can be erratic, road journeys can take longer than anticipated, and dining options are often limited. However, we feel that any deficiencies are more than compensated for by Cuba’s culture and scenery and recommend a flexible approach to travel when visiting the country. Hotels on the itinerary are simple and subject to change at short notice, and will be reconfirmed in your final documentation.
 
Guide price per person,

What's Included
• International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
• UK departure and overseas airport taxes
• Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
• Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
• Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
• Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

 

Prices start from £1,995
 
Holiday Name : Cuban Explorer 
Reference : CK

 

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