CUBA NATURE TOUR
With its tantalizing lure of vibrant dance music, endless hiking trails and white sand beaches, the aroma's of cigar smoke above the sound of jazz music and cities that appear to have been revived from the 50's, Cuba, is an exciting destination for your and old, and certainly deserves its place on anyone travel bucket list.
This open departure tour departs every week on a Wednesday starting in Havana for two nights, before moving onto Trinidad, Camaquey, and ending off with 2 nights in Baracoa
OverviewDay-1: Monday Day-2: Tuesday: Havana Day-3: Wednesday : Havana-Vinales-Havana Day-4: Thursday : La Habana-Guama-Cienfuegos-Trindad Day-5: Friday: Trinidad Day-6: Saturday: Trinidad-Villa clara-Varadero End of services
When: All year
Tour: 6 days
Day-1: MondayArrival, accommodation and dinner arranged in a selected hotel.
Day-2: Tuesday: HavanaPanoramic visit to the Morro-Cabanas fortress. Walking tour of Old Havana City Historic Center, Cultural Heritage of Mankind; pass by Cathedral Square, the famous bar-restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio and the Plaza de Armas. Walk along Oficios street up to St Francisco de Asis Square. Visit the Rum Museum to learn about the Havana club rum producing process and have a taste of it. Continuation of walk along Plaza Vieja and back on Mercaderes street. The tour continues to the Ambos Mundos Hotel where renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway lived. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, a panoramic bus tour by Modern Havana: Museum of the Revolution, the Central Park, Havanas Grand Theatre, National Capitol and famous Restaurant Floridita. Continue along the Malecon sea-front drive to Modern Havana including the Revolution Square and the University campus. Visit the Cigar store of Hotel Habana Libre. Dinner at a local restaurant. Night free.
Day-3: Wednesday : Havana-Vinales-HavanaBreakfast in the hotel. Transfer by an air-conditioned bus to Vinales Valley in Pinar del Rio, Cubas most western province where the worlds best tobacco is grown. Exotic landscape with valleys crowded with royal palms, the national tree. Visit a factory of Tobacco Francisco Donatien Vegueros in Pinar del Rio. On the way to Vinales a visit to El Paraiso farm, where you will learn about the lifestyle of local peasants as well as about the growing of tobacco. In Vinales, visit to the Pre-historic Mural (cave painting on the countrys most ancient rocks) and the Indian Cave, boating along its underground river Lunch at local restaurant. Stop at Los Jazmines lookout to admire the Vinales Valley. Return to hotel and dinner. Back to the hotel. Night free.
Day-4: Thursday : La Habana-Guama-Cienfuegos-TrindadDeparture for Cienfuegos. In-transit visit to Fiesta Campesina, first contact with the endemic flora and fauna of Zapata Peninsula. Also in-transit visit to the crocodile farm of the Guama resort. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue by South of Cienaga de Zapata from Cienfuegos. Tour of Cienfuegos main streets and avenues. Founded by the French, Cienfuegos is located at a wonderful bay guarded by Castillo de Jagua (Jagua Castle) where you can find the largest coral site ever discovered in Cuba that was christened Notre Dame. Visits to: the Marti Park, the Palacio del Valle, the Tomas Terry Theatre, the House of Cultural Assets, and the Purisima Concepcion Cathedral. The trip continues to Trinidad. Accommodation in All Inclusive hotel. Night free.
Day-5: Friday: TrinidadVisit to Manaca Iznaga Valley and Panoramic tour of Trinidad, one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards at the beginnings of the 16th century. It was declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Mankind. Visit to the Main Parochial Church of the Holy Trinity housing a luxurious altar decorated with local precious stones, and images 300 years old; Plaza Mayor and a Museum of the Village. Visit to La Canchanchara bar to enjoy a cocktail of the same name. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch back to the hotel and dinner. Night free.
Day-6: Saturday: Trinidad-Villa clara-VaraderoDeparture for the City of Che. Arrival at Santa clara. Visit to the Ernesto Che Guevaras Mausoleum. Tour of the historical center of the city. Lunch at a local restaurant. The trip continues to Varadero. Accommodation and dinner arranged. Night free.
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Price includesAirport transfers by private vehicle
Three four or five star hotels with breakfast
All sightseeing tours, entrance fees, guide, transportation
Guide, their wages, insurance and expenses
Price ExcludesInternational flights, departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, morning and afternoon teas etc laundry etc.
Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (such a flight delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)
Entry Visa if applicable
Tips and gratuities
Single supplements if applicable
Start point is Havana
Puerto Esperanza and the coast
Mountains of the Sierra del Escobar
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