3 nights Havanna , 2 nights Trinidad, 2 nights Varadero
Departure every WEEK
The round trip has a weekly guaranteed departure as an exclusive tour!
Cuba, the largest island of the Caribbean, its capital is the legendary Havana. A multicolor country with its cultural and historical heritage that makes one of the most popular destinations of the Caribbean. Havana, the 2 million capital is rich in cultural and historical sights, full of architectural delights to enchant everybody, young or old. Offers museums, palaces, churches, fortresses and a lot more. Those who visit Cuba take a time travel, as here the ancient sugar barons’ richness is present together with the 1950’s American mob, the 1970’s retro, and the socialism creates a unique atmosphere. Beside the sights, vibrant nightlife offers nightly entertainment at salsa clubs and jazz bars
The Cuba Your Own Way round trip covers the most beautiful parts of Cuba, going from West to East till the pearl of the Caribbean, the beautiful city of Trinidad. The specialty of the round trip that every of its stops are declared World Heritage by the UNESCO, that guarantee the unforgettable memories. Our trip is going through places of natural beauty, completing with visiting the cultural heritage sites. After the travel we can rest on Varadero’s beautiful white sandy beach with all the comfort of the all inclusive hotel. The round trip is a perfect combination of traveling across the country and the relaxation on the beach. We recommend this program to those who want to see more from this beautiful country than the all inclusive resorts.
Full board option available: 199 USD/pax
Extension option in Varadero!
8 days / 7 nights
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the round trip (AP)
- All inclusive in Varadero (AI)
All transfers are included in the price.
Day 1. Arrival/Accommodation: Havana
Arrival to Cuba in the afternoon. Meet & Greet at the airport, meeting with the local English/German/Spanish/Russian, etc. speaking tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Check in. Evening at leisure.
Meals: Dinner is optional, price excluded.
Day 2. Accommodation: Havana
Havana – Museum of Rum - Hemingway
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time in Havana.
Optional program: Old Timer Havana city tour with visit to the Rum Museum. Price: 109 usd/pax Evening optional program: Tropicana Show. Price: 124 usd/pax
After breakfast we start a full day sightseeing tour of Havana, one of the most beautiful cities of Latin America. Havana captivates everybody, this real Caribbean metropolis has a unique atmosphere, where a time travel tempt us, where the Colonial era, the mark of the ‘50s US mob’s mark and the retro, socialist present is simultaneously existing. We start a panoramic city tour of modern Havana, we cross Havana's famous seaside promenade, the Malecon which is a favourite meeting place for locals, we can admire the mansions of the Paseo, then stop at the Revolution Square where the Jose Marti Memorial is located. On the way back to we drive next to the world-famous Colon cemetery that is one of the world’s richest graveyards with more than 500 statues, and arrive to the old town. We visit the Havana Club Rum Museum where we get acquainted with the making of the world famous Cuban rum, the growing and processing steps of sugar cane to follow through the process until it has matured, barrel filling, bottling, and we close the visit with a tasting. We can purchase the original Havana Club memorabilia, as well as can taste the typical Cuban drink called Guarapo made from fresh sugar cane and the excellent Cuban cocktail, Guarabana. After it we start to explore the old town on foot with its rich cultural and historical attractions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. Visit the Plaza de Armas, the "Arms’ Square", the Governor's palace, while we can hunt local antiques at the authentic antique market, walk through the Plaza San Francisco where we look at the old Stock Exchange Palace and St. Francis of Assis Church and the Cathedral Square. Then we visit La Plaza Vieja, the "Old Square". Our optional lunch will be served in a typical local restaurant. After lunch we join in Hemingway's footsteps: we visit the famous Hotel Ambos Mundos where the "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was born. We visit the hotel room and the thematic exhibition. Then stop at Hemingway's favourite places, La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita bars, where the world famous "Mojito" and "Daiquiri" cocktails began their journey of conquest. Then visit the outdoor exhibition of the Revolutionary Museum, where the famous ship Granma is exhibited, we can see the boat, which Fidel and the other revolutionaries landed to launch the revolution. In the afternoon return to the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Meal plan: breakfast at the hotel, optional lunch and dinner
Evening optional Tropicana Show
with drink package and Old Timer transfer, price not included.
Day 3. Accommodation: Havana
Havana – Viñales Valley - Havana
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time in Havana.
Optional program: Excursion to Viñales Valley: Tobacco and Cigar. Price: 199 usd/pax Evening optional program: Habana Queens Show. Price: 110 usd/pax
After breakfast we start a full day excursion to the western part of the country, the province of Pinar del Rio, 170 km from Havana, the picturesque Viñales Valley, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Pinar del Rio province is also called the country's "green" part. Our way leads along the lush tobacco plantations. This excellent climate is the secret to the excellent Cuban tobacco, the raw material of the famous Cuban cigars. Today we will learn about the making of cigars, the tobacco production and processing through to wrapping cigars. We turn into the house of an authentic Cuban tobacco producer family, who lead us through the plantation, a tobacco drying barn and we can look at the process of tobacco step by step. We learn how we can recognize high-quality tobacco leafs; learn the art of wrapping cigars as one of the famous Cuban cigars is made before our eyes. Next stop on our way is the exquisite Valley of Viñales, stopping at a lookout point where we can enjoy the breath-taking panorama with the remote scenery of "Mogotes" and mountains make this place deservedly a World Heritage site. Then optional lunch at a local family owned restaurant. After lunch we start hiking the Indian cave, and river boating inside the cave. Closing the program we visit the famous wall painting, the "Mural de la Prehistoria" that fascinates us with its unique technology of gigantic size. Late afternoon return to Havana. Evening at leisure.
Meal plan: breakfast at the hotel, optional lunch and dinner.
Evening optional Havana Queens Show with drink package and Old Timer transfer, price not included.
Day 4. Accommodation: Trinidad
Havana – Zapata peninsula – Cienfuegos – Trinidad
Breakfast at the hotel. We continue our trip to Cienfuegos, also a World Heritage Site city. First we enter to one of Cuba's most important nature reserves, the world famous Zapata Peninsula, a bird and animal sanctuary which is located in the Montemar National Park. The first stop is the famous Bay of Pigs where the famous US disembarkation took place. The rich historical past of the Bay of Pigs is still vivid while now the area is famous for its beaches and diving sites. Here you have an optional lunch in a seaside restaurant, while there is opportunity for swimming and snorkelling in the Caribbean Sea. Then continue to Guama, the main attraction of the National Park. Speedboat tour (subject to availability) of the natural lagoon, the Laguna de Tresoro, where the unspoiled nature can be observed, migrating and endemic birds and can be seen. Then visit the Aldea Taino, the reconstructed Taino Aboriginal Village where we learn about the customs of the ancient indigenous inhabitants. We arrive back to port by motor boat and visit the country’s largest crocodile breeding farm, where we can observe hundreds of these reptiles in their natural habitat. We visit the crocodile nursery; here the braves may hold the yet harmless infants in their hands. Continue to Cienguegos. Panoramic sightseeing tour of the famous Malecon, passing by the beautiful seaside villas, stop at the Palacio del Valle, a unique palace with architectural richness. Then we head towards downtown Cienfuegos, where we continue a walking tour of the city of former aristocrats. Cienfuegos, founded by French settlers, has European-style architecture. Walk down the Boulevard of the city via the Prado; visit the Jose Marti Square, the Governor's palace, the Thomas Terry Theatre famous for the excellent acoustics and the Cathedral.
Meal plan: Breakfast at hotel, optional lunch during the program, all inclusive dinner at the Trinidad hotel.
Day 5. Accommodation: Trinidad
Sugar Mills Valles – Trinidad – Ancon Peninsula Caribbean beach
All inclusive breakfast in the hotel. City tour Trinidad. Our journey is made not only on ground but in time, too. Trinidad preserves the unique atmosphere of the colonial era. While walking along the small winding streets we have the feeling as if we would have flown back in time. Sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage city; visit the Plaza Mayor, The Tower of Contrabandido, the Cathedral, La Santissima Trinidad Square and the exhibition of the Romantic Museum. The museum is located in the palace of the town's richest family with balustrade yard, marble floors, and neoclassical decoration; walking among the frescoes of the city's wealthiest merchant family we can enjoy the assembled exhibition of articles. Later we walk in the old town and stop at the famous Canchanchara bar where you can sample the authentic drink of Trinidad, special cocktail still made from the original recipe of Aguardiente and honey, called Canchanchara. Lunch at the hotel and in the afternoon free time to continue discovering the city or enjoying the Caribbean sea at the hotel’s white sandy beach.
Meal plan: all inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel.
Day 6. Accommodation: Varadero
Trinidad – Santa Clara – Varadero
All inclusive breakfast, then departure to our beach vacation destination. On the way will stop at Santa Clara. The City that achieved its significance during the Cuban revolution and located in the middle of the country. The fate of the revolution was decided here in December 1958, when the Che Guevara led division took the armoured train carrying supplies. Visit the famous armoured train, and the Che Guevara Mausoleum where the famous military leader and several companion rest. Optional lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we continue our trip to Varadero / Cayo Santa Maria. Arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner at the all inclusive hotel. End of guide services. Evening free.
Meal plan: Breakfast at hotel, optional lunch during the program, all inclusive dinner at the hotel
Day 7. Accommodation: Varadero
Free time at Varadero; relax on the beach, use of All inclusive hotel services. The water sports of the hotel are free for your use: Hobie-Cat, Kayak, surf. Daily animation programs and night shows ensure your entertainment in the resort.
Meal plan: All inclusive
Day 8. Farewell
Free time in the morning. Check out until noon. You can use the hotel facilities until the transfer. For extra cost, you can buy „Late check out” services on site. In the afternoon transfer to the airport, leaving to home country.
The basic program can be extended with extra nights if you want more time to spend relaxing on the beach!
The Havana and Varadero hotels can be changed by your choice, depending on the capacity with a surcharge!
Shared transfers (in/out/interhotel)
- 24 hours assistance in Cuba
- Accommodation in the chosen hotels in DBL/SGL standard rooms
- Hotels according to local standards
- 24 hours assistance in Cuba
- 24 hours assistance in Cuba
- Accommodation in tourist class hotels during the round trip
- Cuban tourist card
- Excursions not included in the description
- Tips and other credentials
- Costs of other services not included in the description
- International flight ticket, tax
- Meals and drinks not included in the description
Havana: Hotel Melia Cohiba 5* or similar
Varadero: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero 5* or similar
The accommodation in the countryside is in typical “tourist” class hotels that can be changed according to capacity. Casa particular package in Varadero offers 3* hotel. Breakfast is included in the program.
Lunch and full board option can be booked separately. All inclusive in Varadero.
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