11 Day Cuba Discovery Private Guided Tour
Cuba has so much to offer as a destination, a visit to Cuba isn't just a holiday but it's an experience, you really do feel that you have been somewhere very different. This wonderful extended private guided tour lets you really get to know the destination with the perfect combination of sightseeing, culture and beach.
Wander the cobbled streets of old Havana passing crumbling buildings that open out to beautifully restored plazas, enjoy a tour further a field to the suburbs of Havana in a classic 1950's American car. Travel to the picturesque area of Vinales, with its tobacco farms and dramatic limestone mountain scenery.
No visit to Cuba is complete without a few days exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cienfuegos and Trinidad. The port town of Cienfuegos has a French influence in it's architecture while Trinidad is proud of its colonial centre with beautiful 18th century buildings, charming plazas and great local nightlife, visit La Casa de Musica or dancing at Disco Ayala, a local nightlclub located in a cave.
Take a stop in Santa Clara, a city of historical importance and the resting place of Che Guevara where you can visit his mausoleum. Your tour ends with a few days to relax on the long white sandy beaches of Cayo Santa Maria.
UK - Havana
On arrival at Havana airport you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your choice of hotel. The evening will be at your leisure to explore the area around your hotel and maybe soak up the atmosphere and music in a bar whilst sipping a mojito.
Havana New and Old Tour
Explore Havana by foot and classic 1950's American car. You will explore the greater part of Havana, Vedado and Miramar, as well as pass by Plaza de la Revolucion in an original 1950's convertible and visit Hemingway's, or we can tailor this tour to your own interests. Take a guided walking tour of Old Havana and soak up its crumbling charm and unique atmosphere.
Havana - Vinales
Travel to the rural farming village of Vinales where the valley possesses some of Cuba’s most dramatic landscapes and is the world’s best tobacco growing region. The beautiful, fertile valley is surrounded by unusual limestone outcrops known as ‘Mogotes’. A visit here is a great way of gaining an insight into life in rural Cuba and you’ll be served a traditional Cuban lunch.
Cayo Jutias Excursion
Today you will visit the beautiful island of Cayo Jutias, 60km from Viñales, which offers 3km of white sand and turquoise waters. This area is relatively undiscovered and unspoilt, and is an ideal place to switch off and relax on a beach that you may well find to be totally deserted! The area offers snorkelling opportunities, and whenever you’re ready you’ll be driven back to your hotel in Viñales where the afternoon and evening are at your leisure.
Vinales - Cienfuegos
This morning you’ll be taken to the colonial port city of Cienfuegos, along the way there will be a stop at the Peninsula de Zapata for a visit to a local crocodile farm. On arrival in Cienfuegos you will check into the Hotel La Union, one of the most charming boutique hotels in Cuba, before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will take you on a walking tour of this laid back maritime city, known as the 'Pearl of the South'.
Cienfuegos - Trinidad
This morning you’ll be driven to the town of Trinidad a highlight of the island, which is often referred to as the Soul of Cuba. On arrival there will be a tour of the main sights of the town. Founded in 1514 by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velasquez, Trinidad was, for two hundred years, a major centre for trading sugar and slaves. The wealth generated by the landowners during the region's dark past is reflected by the stunning colonial architecture found in Trinidad's historic centre.
Day At Leisure In Or Around Trinidad
After exploring the cobbled streets of the town, and having lunch in a local restaurant, you may wish to consider a short trip out Playa Ancón, the beautiful beach just a few miles out of town – your guide/driver will be happy to take you. In the evening check out an Afro-Cuban cultural performance or some traditional live music before perhaps heading to the Disco Ayala – a local nightclub located in a cave!
Trinidad - Santa Clara - Cayo Santa Maria
Today you will transfer to Cayo Santa Maria, an island paradise on the northern coast of Cuba where you will spend four days relaxing. It has long, powder white sand beaches lapped by warm turquoise waters. Along the way, you’ll stop in the city of Santa Clara, a key location in the history of the Cuban Revolution. . We visit several fascinating historical sites, including the massive Che Guevara monument and mausoleum, his final resting place.
Cayo Santa Maria
Two days of free time with all meals and drinks included. Cayo Santa Maria offers secluded beaches and is one of the country’s best kept secrets. With less than ten hotels and over 50kms of spectacular beaches it remains largely development-free and is the ideal choice for those wishing to simply relax and unwind. The waters around the island offer a variety of activities, including snorkelling, diving, fishing and bird watching.
Cayo Santa Maria - Havana
You will be collected from your hotel and taken to Havana airport for your departure flight.
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