Cuba Linda

Cuba Linda

6 days/5 nights, Cuba tour from/to Havana

Destinations

  • Havana
  • Viñales
  • Cienfuegos
  • Trinidad
  • Playa Ancon


Main attractions:

  • Spectacular snapshots of top cities and landscapes.
  • Havana panoramic tour from a classic American car.
  • Learn more about Cuban cigars from a local farmer.
  • Visit places declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • See a colonial city caught in the time of slavery.

Day 1: Arrival in Havana 

Pick up at Havana airport and transfer to accommodation. Dinner not included.

Accommodation with breakfast included: Hotel SO Paseo del Prado in a Cosy Malecon room.


Day 2: Habanagram - captured in time 

Since its foundation in 1519, Havana has lived a love story with the sea. From a classic American car you will take a panoramic tour in search of the perfect views where the city and the sea merge: the Morro fortress, the Malecon in Havana and the viewpoint of the Plaza de la Revolución. Later during lunch (included), relish in a unique gastronomic experience at La Guarida, one of the most famous restaurants in Cuba and location of the Oscar-winning film "Strawberry and Chocolate". On our return to Old Havana, the El Vedado neighborhood with its modern mansions will be passed and of course you will visit the historic center of the city in the late afternoon. There we will not forget to take you along the bustling Obispo Street, through the Plaza de Armas with a visit to the Segundo Cabo Palace, through the Plaza de la Catedral and at the end we invite you to a delicious Cuban coffee in the stunning Plaza Vieja. To conclude the afternoon, you will return to the accommodation in a fun Cocotaxi (the Tuk Tuk from Havana). (B/L)

Accommodation with breakfast included: see Day 1.


Day 3: Viñales – The Valley of the Mogotes (420 km)

Each viewpoint has its charm. Our excursion today departs from Havana to the town of Viñales, where you will find some of the best known views of Cuba: the Viñales Valley with its unmistakable Mogotes. Rest your eyes before this wonder of nature and observe its fertile lands where tobacco is also cultivated. Learn the basic principles of harvesting tobacco and the art of twisting a cigar from a local farmer. From the top of a hill, overlooking the characteristic tranquility of the Valle del Silencio, enjoy a lunch made with organic products grown by a nature-loving family. Before returning to the capital, enjoy an exquisite Piña Colada while taking in one of the largest open-air murals in the world: The Mural of Prehistory. This painting reflects the evolution of the species in Cuba before the arrival of man. (B/L)

Accommodation with breakfast included: see Day 1.


Day 4: Havana - Cienfuegos - Trinidad (345 km)

After breakfast, you will take the national highway towards the beautiful marine city of Cienfuegos. This port city, founded by a group of French and Spanish settlers at the beginning of the 19th century, has one of the most important bays in the country, and among its many attributes, striking neoclassical architecture. After lunch at a local paladar, you will visit the Palacio de Valle, an emblematic mansion located in the Punta Gorda district that recalls Hispanic Moorish architecture with Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Mudejar influences. We then leave for the next city on our route founded by the Spanish Crown in Cuba in 1514 under the name Villa de la Santísima Trinidadthe third town founded in Cuba. Today Trinidad is one of the best preserved colonial cities not only in Cuba, but also in America. In the afternoon we will savor a refreshing cocktail in a local downtown bar. (B/L)

Accommodation with breakfast included: Hotel La Popa in a standard room.


Day 5: Trinidad - Playa Ancón (30 km)

Walking the streets of Trinidad is not an easy task due to the uneven cobbled streets that are more than 2 centuries old. However, the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is quite a spectacle for its stately mansions that preserve the splendor of an era where slavery turned sugar into a coveted commodity. With the sugar mills that grew in the valley, wealth appeared and Trinidad became one of the main cities of Cuba. Our tour also shows the art that flourished in the villa with a visit to an embroidery workshop and a potter's home. In the afternoon you will travel 12 km to the coast to bathe in the Caribbean waters and wait for sunset. (B)

Accommodation with breakfast included: see Day 4.


Day 6: Trinidad - Varadero (330 km) / Havana (400 km)

Today after breakfast, return to Havana. For those continuing with a beach stay in Varadero, we have included the transfer to this fine, white sand beach considered by many to be the second most beautiful beach in the world. This will help you complete the unforgettable memories of this beautiful island. (B)

Services Included:

  • Roundtrip in air-conditioned vehicle (taxi/microbus/bus) in customary quality with chauffeur:
    • With 02 participants by taxi (Please note that max. 1 item of luggage p.p. fits into the car boot.)
    • With 03 - 06 participants by minivan/microbus (6 - 10 seats)
  • Transfer Havana Airport to Havana accommodation and return transfer to Havana Airport. The transfer from Havana airport to the accommodation is also included in the case of overnight stays in Havana. 
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees according to the program
  • During the roundtrip day 1 - 6 English speaking local guide
  • 5 overnight stays at the mentioned accommodation (according to availability)
  • 5x breakfast, 3x lunch

  

Services Not Included:

  • All meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the program.
  • Optional shows and excursions including transfers.
  • Extending nights in Varadero or Havana.
  • Transfer to the airport after extensions.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
Havana ⇢ Viñales ⇢ Cienfuegos ⇢ Trinidad ⇢ Playa Ancon ⇢ Varadero