Take time to really explore the diversity on the largest island in the Caribbean, from historic cities to the tobacco fields, get to know the real Cuba

Covering 40,000 square miles there is so much more to this island than dreamy beaches and turquoise seas; this informal group tour reaches Cuba's favourite sights, from the iconic cities to the remarkable countryside.

Tour highlights

    • The faded but extraordinary architecture of Havana 
    • Guama and the striking landscapes of Laguna del Tesoro 
    • Cienfuegos, the 'pearl of the south' with neo-classical architecture 
    • Soroa, the 'rainbow of Cuba' home to a fabulous orchid garden 
    • Ideal mix of culture, history, nature and beaches, with authentic, simple accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1 Begin in Havana

Begin in Havana

Arrive in Havana from the UK; meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival you may have chance to take a little wander through the local area and sample the atmosphere. Overnight accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Havana.

Day 2 Havana

Havana

Following breakfast meet your experienced guide and set off on a group tour of Havana’s historic centre including a stop at famous venues such as La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita, plus a visit to the Havana Club Rum Museum. Lunch will be served in a cosy restaurant. The rest of the day is free, so you can further explore this fascinating city. Overnight accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Havana.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Guama and Cienfuegos

Guama and Cienfuegos

After breakfast depart towards Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of the South, on the way there is a visit to Guama to the picturesque area of Treasure Lake for a boat trip. Lunch will be available at a typical local restaurant. Once at Cienfuegos there will be time to have a look round this city and admire the neo-classical architecture. Overnight accommodation at a 3-4 star hotel in Cienfuegos.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 Sierra de Escambray and Trinidad

Sierra de Escambray and Trinidad

Following breakfast the tour continues to Sierra de Escambray and a nature reserve including waterfalls, natural pools, caves, flora and fauna, best seen on a hiking tour. Lunch will be included at a typical local restaurant, before driving to Trinidad. Overnight accommodation at a Casa Particular in Trinidad.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Trinidad

Trinidad

Enjoy an informative tour of Trinidad, which was built on the 16th Century and is very impressive. Later on there is an excursion to Valle de los Ingenios with a visit to the Torre Iznaga a former watchtower. Overnight accommodation at a Casa Particular in Trinidad.

Day 6 Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Time to head to Santa Clara to visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial. Overnight accommodation at a 3 star hotel in Santa Clara.

Day 7 Pinar del Rio and Vinales

Pinar del Rio and Vinales

After breakfast depart towards Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of the South, on the way there is a visit to Guama to the picturesque area of Treasure Lake for a boat trip. Lunch will be available at a typical local restaurant. After breakfast the tour continues to the beautiful area of Pinar del Rio, home to the island’s fantastic tobacco plantations, with a visit to the city of Pinar del Rio and scenic drive to reach Vinales. This town is surrounded by tobacco plantation mogotes – unique limestone formations. Lunch will be included in a local restaurant. Overnight accommodation at a 3 star hotel in Vinales.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Cayo Jutias

Cayo Jutias

Today is all about relaxing, on Cayo Jutias, a small island with idyllic beaches and crystal clear waters, connected by a causeway with the mainland. Lunch is included whilst on the island. Overnight accommodation at a 3 star hotel in Vinales.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 Sierra del Rosario, Soroa

Sierra del Rosario, Soroa

Next the tour heads to the Las Terrazas community, located in the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountain range, forestry is the main focus here and it is a particularly beautiful area. Lunch is included in a local restaurant. Afterwards there is a visit to orchid gardens at Soroa. Overnight accommodation at Villa Soroa.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Varadero

Varadero

The final place on the tour is Cuba’s premier beach resort Varadero, here you have chance to hit the fantastic white sandy beach, enjoy the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the facilities at an All Inclusive hotel. Overnight accommodation at a 4 star All Inclusive hotel in Varadero.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 Varadero

Varadero

An entirely free day for you to do as much, or as little, as you like in Varadero. Overnight accommodation at a 4 star All Inclusive hotel in Varadero.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Depart Cuba

Depart Cuba

Transfer to Havana airport for a flight back to the UK today, or ask us about extending your stay at Varadero for a few more nights.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

Low Season 2nd October 2017 - 12th October 2017

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