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Cuba Libre

Walk through the pincushion hills and wander amongst orchids and lush mountain coffee plantations – see another side of the island on this week-long tour through the "Garden Province" of Cuba. Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates of lore along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let our experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.

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  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CCL/126394
  • Starts: Havana, Cuba
  • Finishes: Havana, Cuba
You will Visit
  • Havana

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Day 1: Havana

Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.

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Day 2: Havana/Viñales

Travel to Viñales. Get familiar with surrounds on an orientation walk, then spend time exploring the beautiful valley.
Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Viñales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills.

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Day 3: Viñales

Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

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Day 4: Viñales/María la Gorda

Travel to María la Gorda, a UNESCO beach town, visiting a cigar factory en route. Opt to go on a sunset boat ride, go snorkelling, or relax on the beach.
Maria la Gorda's location on the Northwestern tip of Cuba offers some of the best sunsets, beaches and marine life you will find in Cuba, an ideal place for water sports.

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Day 5: María la Gorda

Enjoy an excursion to Cabo San Antonio with a stop at the Roncalí lighthouse.
From María la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the Roncalí lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach.

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Day 6: María la Gorda/Las Terrazas

Travel to Las Terrazas and enjoy the stunning scenery in this UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its flora and fauna.
Less than an hour outside of the bustle and hustle of Havana, Las Terrazas is a UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its stunning flora and fauna. Once acres of deforested farmland, today Las Terrazas is a lush oasis after Castro organized thousands of trees be planted. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms and keep your eyes peeled for birds and exotic flowers.

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Day 7: Las Terrazas/Havana

Travel back to Havana, and walk through Old Havana wth the CEO. Enjoy a final night in the city with the group.

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Day 8: Havana

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio)
    • Viñales orientation walk
    • Guanahacabibes Peninsula Biosphere Reserve and Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncalí Lighthouse
    • Beach time (María La Gorda)
    • Las Terrazas biosphere reserve visit
    • Walk through Old Havana with the CEO
    • Revolution Square visit (Havana)
    • Free time in Viñales
    • Informal Spanish lesson
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches
  • Experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay
  • Visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars


Reviews (10)
Colin W Posted on: 

Everything I wanted and more. An adventure from start to finish.

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Sondra W Posted on: 

I had a fabulous time. I visited towns and sites that I would not have found on my own. I also enjoyed meeting other tour participants from various European countries who appreciate travelling just as much as I do.

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Karen S Posted on: 

The Cuba Libre tour was a relaxing way to see the North of Cuba, led by an extremely friendly tour leader who managed to look totally relaxed yet do a million things to keep our trip on track and running smooth.

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Alexandra W Posted on: 

It was an adventure I will never forget!

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Kathleen M Posted on: 

I really enjoyed it, a good mix of physical hikes and beautiful beaches. Was also lucky to have a good group of people.

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Barbara S Posted on: 

Great mix of people on the trip, saw and did a lot in 7 days. Great introduction to Cuba- I am recommending the trip now I am home.

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Denise A Posted on: 

G Adventures attracts the sort of people we enjoy traveling with. We finished our trip with the seeds of new friendships, a major benefit of travel. Meeting local Cubans with our guide was a fun and rich cultural experience. Especially dancing in the salsa bars.

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Elizabeth P Posted on: 

Great insight into the west side of Cuba - the culture, history, and environment..plus the opportunity to relax and be as much of a tourist as you want to! I would recommend this as a fantastic introduction to Cuba

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Vegard S Posted on: 

The only negative about this tour was that it was over so soon :) I enjoyed every day of it!

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Louise C Posted on: 

Very good tour; seemed incredibly laid back after Cuba Colonial but still well worth doing!

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