Vintage Journey Through Cuba

Vintage Journey through Cuba

8 days/7 nights, Cuba tour from/to Havana


  • Havana
  • Las Terrazas
  • Matanzas
  • Santa Clara
  • Cayo Las Brujas
  • Trinidad

Main attractions:

  • Visit Cuba's open-air museum of vintage cars.
  • Inspiring and unique experiences, like Hershey train.
  • Insights into Cuban life staying at casas particulares.
  • Great views from the classic car journey.
  • Enjoy the paradisiacal beaches in Cayo Las Brujas.

Day 1: Arrival in Havana

Welcome at the airport by a representative of Caribbean Tours. Transfer to a casa particular selected. Dinner at own expense.

Important: Surcharge for transfers (Varadero - Havana) when arriving in Varadero, see transfer rates of Caribbean Tours

Included meals today: -

Included services: Transfer


Day 2: Classic Havana

Today, there are around 60,000 classic American cars in Cuba of which almost half come from the 1950s. These cars are often family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. Big Hollywood stars and former US President Barack Obama have enjoyed these colourful cars. To start the day, you will learn how Cubans, with their unique ingenuity, restore these vehicles. For this, we will visit an informal local workshop near the Plaza de la Revolución and another professional workshop where you can also see old collectibles from the 50s. Later we will continue the ride in a collectible car through modern Havana. During this unique experience, where we combine the charm of a wonderful city with its vintage cars, we will pass through the historic Plaza de la Revolución, through the Bosque de la Habana, the green lung of the city, and along the admirable Fifth Avenue, full of villas that belonged to the Havana bourgeoisie. The famous Malecon, ocean wall, cannot be missed, full of dreams and laughter, where Cubans sit down to share and enjoy the sea and local life. In the afternoon, you will walk through the old part of the city with its unique streets and squares and we will dedicate a stop to the Automobile Museum that holds the history of these cars in Cuba.


Included meals today: breakfast

Included services:

  • Visit to Museo del Automóvil,
  • Visit to various vintage car workshops,
  • Panoramic tour in a classic car


Day 3: Havana - Las Terrazas - Havana (170 km)

Today we delve into the exuberant nature of Cuba. We will embark on a journey to the Sierra del Rosario, a beautiful natural environment where the Las Terrazas community is located, a sustainable development that emerged in 1971. During a walk through the community, you will learn about the reforestation of this area and the balance between the inhabitants of the place and its nature. You will have lunch in a rustic restaurant that offers typical Creole food. Here you will experience a rich history during a tour of the old ruins of French coffee plantations that flourished during the 19th century. In the afternoon, we will return to Havana.


Included meals today: breakfast, lunch

Included services:

  • Visit to Las Terrazas community,
  • Visit to an ancient coffee plantation


Day 4: Havana - Hershey - Matanzas (100 km)

After your morning coffee, you will arrive at a little known 20th century outpost of American capitalism in Cuba – Hershey. This town, constructed by Magnate Milton Hershey, became the sugar production center for one of the world’s most famous chocolate companies. This town later became the center of an electric railway line that still exists today. To reach this town, you will take the Vía Blanca, a beautiful road along the sea that connects Havana with the city of Matanzas. Later the tour will stop at one of the 7 wonders of Cuban engineering: the Bacunayagua bridge. To appreciate the view of this construction, completed in 1959, we invite you to enjoy one of the best Piña Coladas in Cuba. Finally, you will arrive in Matanzas, the Athens of Cuba, one of the most prosperous cities of the 20th century, filled with architecturally unique bridges. Matanzas, a sugar trade center, thanks to its magnificent port, had one of the highest concentrations of slaves in the country. Its economic development led to a boom in the arts and sciences. The city tour includes a visit to the Pharmaceutical Museum, the first in Latin America, and a faithful recreation of a French apothecary with an impressive collection of porcelain pots and old-fashioned medicine recipes. The day ends with an evening ride around the bay where you can savor a local meal in one of the many restaurants (not included)


Included meals today: breakfast,

Included services:

  • Piña colada cocktail,
  • Visit to Hershey town,
  • Visit to Museo Farmacéutico


Day 5: Matanzas - Santa Clara (225 km)

In the morning, you will leave Matanzas and a few kilometres into the journey, we will take a break at Finca Coincidencia. There lies one of the most important sociocultural projects in the country, in which several families, mostly represented by their young members, have found work and study. This natural environment, a harmonious combination of art and nature, invites you to relax and learn about its various ceramic projects and ecological cultivation of among others, corn, beans, bananas and mangoes. After an exquisite lunch, we will continue heading towards the city of Santa Clara. The famous city of Che is not only popular for being the home to the remains of Commander Ernesto Guevara, but also for its vibrancy. This city hums with a distinctive energy and a lively, eclectic nightlife around its central park.


Included meals today: breakfast, lunch

Included services:

  • Visit to Finca Coincidencia,
  • Visit to Che Gevara Memorial


Day 6: Santa Clara - Cayo Las Brujas - Santa Clara (220 km)

The northern Cuban islands, baptized by conqueror Diego Velázquez as Jardines del Rey, form a spectacular conservation area united by the second largest coral reef in the world. Today’s excursion will visit one of the paradisiacal beaches in these keys. Crossing several small towns, you will arrive at your first stop, the charming town of Remedios. While small in size, this town hosts one of the largest festivals in Cuba and without a doubt the most beloved: Las Parrandas Remedianas. Continuing the journey north, a highway will appear over the sea that the Cubans call El Pedraplén, which took 10 years to build and serves to connect the mainland with our destination Cayo Las Brujas. On this small island at the charming hotel Villa Las Brujas enjoy lunch with a sea view. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s pristine, virgin beach .At the end of the day, return to Santa Clara.


Included meals today: breakfast, lunch

Included services:

  • Visit to Remedios,
  • Visit to Cayo Las Brujas, day at the beach


Day 7: Santa Clara - Manicaragua - Trinidad (200 km)

In the morning, cruise in the classic cars towards south central Cuba, to the quaint city of Trinidad. Along the way, we will skirt small towns and the Escambray mountain range until we reach an old sugar mill: San Isidro de los Destiladeros. The remains of this hacienda are one of the oldest in the Valle de los Ingenios, where you will see the house of residence, a bell tower and other components of the mill, including the slave barracks and the boiler area. Later we will arrive at Trinidad, the third town founded by the Spanish crown in Cuba, at the beginning of 1514, splendidly preserved and full of traditions. This colonial city was the center of the golden age of the sugar industry in Cuba, whose splendor is seen today in the magnificent mansions of its wealthy former owners. You will visit the mansion belonging to the Brunet family, today called the Romantic Museum. After a stroll through the historic center and its cobbled alleys, enjoy the afternoon free.


Included meals today: breakfast,

Services included:

  • Visit to a former sugar factory,
  • City tour of Trinidad,
  • Visit to a museum, cocktail.


Day 8: Trinidad - Cienfuegos - Havana (345 km)

While enjoying the view from the classic car, journey along the south coast between Trinidad and Cienfuegos, over rivers that flow into the sea. We will reach Cienfuegos, a port city that enchants with its eclectic architecture, beautiful boardwalk and large bay. Take a walk through the Pearl of the South, as Cubans know it, and enjoy a pleasant seafood lunch at the best restaurant in the city. To end the day, you will return on the national highway, heading back to Havana.


Included meals today: breakfast, lunch

Included services: visit to Cienfuegos


Services Included:

  • Tour in classic car (manufactured before 1959), air-conditioned, with a professional driver.
  • Transfer Havana airport to hotel Havana. (Due to possible guide shortage, a Caribbean Tours representative might carry out the airport transfer.)
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees according to the program
  • During the roundtrip day 1 - 8 English speaking local guide. Other languages on request at the same price.
  • 7 overnight stays at the mentioned accommodation (according to availability)
  • 7 x breakfast, 4 x lunch


Services Not Included

  • All meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the program
  • Extending nights
  • Personal expenses and tips


Havana ⇢ Las Terrazas⇢ Hershey ⇢ Matanzas ⇢ Santa Clara ⇢ Cayo las Brujas ⇢ Manicaragua ⇢ Trinidad ⇢ Cienfuegos ⇢ Havana