Cuban Motorcycle Diaries

Explore the charms of Cuba on a Harley Davidson while feeling the passion for local tradition and engines.


Description

Discover Cuba on a Harley Davidson: Feel the breeze riding through the Viñales Valley with its imposing Mogotes. Visit the colonial cities Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad with their cultural and revolutionary highlights. Relax on the world-famous beach of Varadero. The unique feeling of unlimited freedom riding a Harley through Cuba is a once in life experience. Join this awesome trip: The journey is the reward!


Places visited during this trip

Day
Place
Place
Activities:
  • Reception at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to hotel in Havana. Welcome dinner.

    Included services:

    • Transfer

    Included meals today: dinner

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or similar in Old-Havana, Vedado or Miramar

Activities:
  • After breakfast pick up the bikes. Afterwards, a small city tour through the Havana of the 19th and early 20th century: starting from the Revolution Square with the statue of Che Guevara and the monument of José Martí and other interesting sights during the city tour to the old town.

  • After lunch ride out of the capital towards the west. Depending on the weather conditions, via de national highway or along the coast to Mariel, where in 2010 the largest construction project since the beginning of the revolution began: the port of Mariel and the special economic zone of the same name.

  • Then, head up the beautiful green landscape towards the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Las Terrazas.

    Included services:

    • City tour in Havana

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Total km today: about 90 km

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel Moka***(*) or similar in Las Terrazas

Activities:
  • Early in the morning drive to the tobacco region San Juan y Martínez, where the world's best cigars are produced. During the visit of a Casa del Veguero (house of a tobacco farmer), the process of the creation of a cigar from the tobacco plant will be explained.

  • Later continue to Viñales. The famous Mogotes, gigantic limestone cliffs, rising from the flat, red earth, covered in lush green vegetation, are found in this area. Drive through the beautiful Viñales Valley.

  • In the late afternoon return to Las Terrazas.

    Included services:

    • Visit to a Casa del Veguero

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Total km today: about 330 km

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel Moka***(*) or similar in Las Terrazas

Activities:
  • A long drive on the highway towards central Cuba for lunch e.g. in the restaurant "La Boca de Guamá" on the peninsula Zapata. Visit of the 2nd largest crocodile farm in the world, where you can admire big lizards and visit of the museum "Playa Girón", which documents the invasion of the Bay of Pigs from 17.04.1961 very detailed.

  • Continue to Cienfuegos inspired by French colonial architecture

    Included services:

    • Visit to a crocodile farm,
    • Entrance to museum in Girón

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Total km today: 330 km

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or similar in Cienfuegos

Activities:
  • In the morning, optional excursion in Cienfuegos. After lunch drive on to Trinidad - a UNESCO World Heritage site with a unique colonial architecture. The rest of the day can be used as free time.

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Total km today: 80 km

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or Casa Particular in Trinidad

Activities:
  • Today, the day at leisure. Your guide will give you some program suggestions. Please note, that the Harleys can only be used when accompanied by the guide.

    Suggestion for today´s program (without Harley): Early departure up the scenic winding road to Topes de Collantes, past coffee plantations and through the wild landscape of Sierra del Escambray. Continue with local guide by jeep to the starting point of the trail. Hike amongst vibrant local flora and fauna. Depending on the trail, possibility to take a refreshing dip in a natural pool with waterfall. Rustic lunch at “Finca La Gallega” in the midst of lush nature. In the late afternoon drive back to Trinidad, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner at own expense. Enjoy the romantic night-life by listening to traditional music and dancing e.g. at Casa de la Música near the main square.

    Important: Hike of 2 - 3 hours with local guide. Due to the limited number of English speaking local guides groups might get merged. A private tour cannot be guaranteed.

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: breakfast, dinner

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or Casa Particular in Trinidad

Activities:
  • Along the foothills of the Escambray mountain range towards the center of the island to the historic city of Santa Clara, where Che Guevara obtained his most important victory. Visit of the Che Guevara mausoleum. After lunch continue to Varadero.

    Important: The mausoleum is closed on Mondays and can be closed on other days without prior notice. Caribbean Tours assumes no guarantee for the opening times. However, the monumental memorial itself with an imposing statue of Che alone is worth a visit

    Included services:

    • Visit to the mausoleum of Che Guevara

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, all inclusive

    Total km today: 330 km

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel**** or similar in Varadero

Activities:
  • The world-famous beaches of Varadero are located on the north coast of Cuba on the approx. 20 km-long peninsula Hicacos. With its white, long dream beaches and the turquoise blue sea Varadero is and remains the most famous and largest paradise of Cuba. A seductive backdrop to and relax at the pool of the hotel or on the beach of this Cuban jewel.

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: all inclusive

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel**** or similar in Varadero

Activities:
  • Back to Havana around noon. Delivery of the Harleys. Dinner at a local restaurant in Havana.

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: breakfast, dinner

    Total km today: 190 km

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or similar in Old-Havana, Vedado or Miramar

Activities:
  • In the morning time for shopping or buying souvenirs. Around noon check-out and transfer (depending on flight time) to Havana airport. For guests with a beach extension in Varadero there is the possibility to book a private transfer from Havana to Varadero (please see Caribbean Tours rates).

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: breakfast

Additional information

Minimum number of participants: 1 person

Maximum number of participants: 20 persons (there are max. 10 Harleys available)

Services not included:

  • All meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the program
  • The customer must pay a guarantee deposit of 1000 USD deductible in case of any damage to the motorcycles caused by the customer's responsibility
  • Gasoline
  • Extending nights e.g. in Varadero
  • Transfer to Havana airport after the extending nights
  • Personal expenses and tips