Explore a side of Cuba that few rarely get to experience on this nine-day adventure. Cruise Havanas history-infused streets in a classic car and stroll along Trinidads cobblestone avenues to the rhythms of music floating from open windows. Tour a tobacco plantation for a taste of iconic Cuban culture and luxuriate in the view of the islands rolling western hills. Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle is well-paced, so you're refreshed and ready to explore the islands vibrant culture and tropical airs.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included to your casa particular (a Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast) for an authentic Cuban experience.
Arrive in Havana at any time and transfer your casa particular. One of the oldest cities in the western hemisphere, Havana was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. It contains a wealth of colonial architecture, and the old city and streets around the malecon (ocean-side walkway) are best discovered on foot.
After the group welcome meeting at 6pm, we will be heading out for a meal in a nearby local restaurant (optional). If you arrive late, the leader will leave you a message at the front desk.
Enjoy a walking tour of historic Old Havana before hopping in a vintage automobile to cruise through the city. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Cuba's capital.
Learn more about the city's history on an included walking tour of Old Havana. After, enjoy an included tour in vintage automobiles. Revel in the bustle, history, and rhythms of this fascinating Caribbean capital city. After lunch spend time exploring Havana with a free afternoon.
Take advantage of a free day to explore Havana and discover the city's rhythm. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with the group.
Our last full day in Havana, spend the morning taking in the sights, sounds, and hustle-and-bustle of the city.
Travel to lush Viñales with a cigar factory tour en route.
A short trip west brings us to "The Garden Province" of Pinar del Rio and to the Valley of Viñales with the town of the same name. Enjoy an included cigar factory tour en route before getting your cameras ready for the lush vistas and pincushion hills around Viñales, called mogotes.
Take a walk through the countryside to enjoy the stunning outdoors. Enjoy free time in Viñales in the afternoon.
Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, take the chance to explore the area, or simply sit back and enjoying the view.
Travel to Trinidad, tour the city, and opt to take a salsa dancing lesson.
A trip south brings us through the beautiful Topes de Collantes region to the southern coastal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad. We include a tour of the area to get your general bearings; the rest of the time is free to wander the cobblestone streets, shop, and experience the great music scene that has made this city famous.
Board a catamaran for an excursion to Cayo Blanco with lunch and snorkeling. Enjoy a free evening in Trinidad to discover this Spanish colonial town that was founded in the 16th century and still preserves a look and feel of the past.
Take a guided tour of key historical sites, including the famous Che monument in Santa Clara and the town of Sancti Spiritus, en route back to Havana. Opt to stroll around Plaza Serafin Sánchez for superb people-watching by night.
Head east along the Carretera Central to the city of Santa Clara, a key location in the history of the Revolution. On your way into town visit key historical sites, including the massive Che monument (Santa Clara is also the final resting place of Che Guevara) before settling in for the night.
After exploring some of the revolutionary sites, enjoy a guided tour of Sancti Spiritus, one of the best preserved cities in the Caribbean from the time of the sugar trade.
Travel back to the north coast to Havana for your final night on the town with the group.
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Trip Name: Cuba Explorer
Duration: 9 Days
From Price: $1,954
Supplier Tour ID: CCCE.A/201477
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