Highlights of Cuba Tour

 

CUBA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Whether it’s the white sand beaches, the Spanish colonial architecture or the rum fuelled nightlife that’s drawing you to this Caribbean island, our Cuba tour is perfect for any Solo Traveller. Join us for 10 amazing nights as we travel to the colourful Cuban capital, Havana, experience authenticity in the Cuban city of Santa Clara with its plentiful local music venues, and relax in Trinidad on unspoiled stretches of white sand beaches, perfect for snorkelling and diving. We also visit Cienfuegos, deemed the ‘Pearl of the South’, with the option to partake in some outdoor activities in the culturally rich village of Vinales. Whatever you’re looking for, Cuba has something for all Solo Travellers.

✔ Step back in time and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Havana

✔ Stay with the locals in their casa particulares and get to know the culture

✔ Enjoy a rum or two on the beautiful beaches of Trinidad

✔ Discover laid back Viñales and its stunning limestone hills

Cuba Tour
Havana Cuba Tour
Havana Cuba Tour
Day 1 – Arrive Havana

Arrive in Havana. Today is the arrival day of the tour so there are no planned activities, however you can join your guide for dinner and get to know the rest of the group, depending on your arrival time

Day 2 – Havana

Today we will start the morning with a walking tour of the beautiful Old Havana. Havana is one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere, and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Adventure among the splendorous crumbling architecture of the streets of old Havana and walk through the different plazas where most of the attractions are concentrated. We will then stop at a local Cuban restaurant for lunch after which we will take a ride in one of the famous Cuban Vintage cars to see more sites of Cuba with breath taking views of the Malecon.

Day 3 – Havana

Day of leisure in Havana. Maybe go and sit on the famous sea wall (El Malecon) to take in the view and some fresh air, and socialise with the colourful and friendly ‘Habaneros’. or maybe take a short taxi ride to visit Callejon de Hammel where you will see lots of colourful Muriels and sculptures by Cuban Artist Salvador Gonzales Escalona. There is of the option of course to visit some of the museums including Museo de la Revolucion and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Day 4 – Havana / Santa Clara
After breakfast, you will be heading inland to Santa Clara, a key city in the Cuban revolution. Upon entering Santa Clara, you will visit the statue of Ernesto Ché Guevara, which commemorates his death and those who were murdered with him in Bolivia. There is also a museum here dedicated to his life, which you will have time to visit if you wish. In Santa Clara you will experience a more authentic Cuba, with an abundance of local restaurants and music venues in this small, friendly town.
Days 5 / 6 / 7 – Trinidad

For most visitors to Cuba, Trinidad is their standout favourite destination (well, for the ones that make it this far anyway). No other colonial city in Cuba is so well preserved, and the local residents are extremely friendly and festive.
The thing that visitors most love about Trinidad is the nightlife. There are no less than 10 live music venues all within a short walking distance. Many of these have lovely outdoor settings, in courtyards, and within the walls of old colonial ruins. Maybe practise your salsa with some of the locals in the main square or just enjoy a Mojito and watch the world go by.

We are near the lovely Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of Sugarmills) and Playa Ancón – where you can enjoy long stretches of unspoiled, white sand beaches or visit Topes De Collantes National Park where you horse-ride or hike to the waterfalls

Day 8 – Trinidad / Cienfuegos
After breakfast, you will travel to the French-founded city of Cienfuegos, through the densely vegetated Peninsula de Zapata swamp lands, and towards the Bay of Pigs. This is where the landing of counter-revolutionary exile militia occurred in 1961. You will visit a museum here which recounts the events of this conflict. You will also stop at a beautiful swimming pool resembling a huge natural tropical fish tank, and at a beach for snorkelling (weather permitting). Overnight in Cienfuegos.
Day 9 – Cienfuegos / Viñales

Today we make our way on to Pinar del Rio and the town of Viñales. Surrounded by picturesque limestone pincushion hills (“mogotes”), Viñales is a small and culturally rich village, with friendly and welcoming residents and a wide variety of outdoor activities available. During our time in Vinales we will visit a local farm and watch the art of cigar making.
In your free time you can explore the caves, go hiking, biking, or explore the stunning countryside on horseback enjoying the views of the valley and sprawling tobacco fields.

Day 10 – Viñales
Free day in beautiful Viñales, to be spent hiking, biking, exploring or simply relaxing for your last full day of this Cuba tour.
Day 11 – Depart Havana

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Viñales to Havana for international flights home.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE CUBA TOUR
  • English-speaking guide throughout trip
  • Walking tour of Havana
  • Orientation tours of Trinidad & Viñales
  • All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (excludes airport transfers)
  • Sharing a twin room in home-stays with breakfast (please note accommodation in Cuba is basic but clean and comfortable)
BOOKING PROCEDURE
  • Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Cuba tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
  • Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
  • The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
  • Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. Please do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
  • Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
  • Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Trip Type Explore Group Size Between 10 – 14 Physical Rating Relaxed Currency & Spending Money Cuban Peso / Spending £30 and upwards per day Hosts A local guide will be your point of contact for this trip. Clothing It can get chilly in the evenings during the winter months (Dec-Feb) so we advise taking a couple of jumpers just in case. The summer months (Jun-Aug) will be very hot and humid so loose fitting or light clothing is advised. You will also need sensible footwear. Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations. Single Supplement £299 Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Cuba before your departure date.

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