Immerse yourself in Havana and Varadero, Cuba’s two favorite cities, and enjoy the best of their music, culture and architecture.
Visit: Havana, Varadero
8 Days / 7 Nights
Arrival to Jose Marti International airport. Welcome and assistance by a member of our staff. Collective transfer to chosen hotel in Havana. Leisure night.
Breakfast at hotel. Panoramic city tour in collective service. Walking tour through the historical center of Havana, its main streets and squares. Old Havana was declared World Heritage by UNESCO back in 1982 and it was founded some centuries ago specifically in 1519, it was built under a baroque and neoclassic style. It was a central peace for those Spanish galleons that carry gold and treasures between the Old and the New World. 17th century was crucial for naval construction. Visit to San Jose Handcraft market and Tres Reyes del Morro castle; panoramic tour through Modern Havana to sightseeing landmarks such as the Malecon Habanero, “Alma Mater” university and Revolution Square among others. Return to hotel and leisure night.
Breakfast at hotel. Collective service transfer to Viñales, located 26km away from Pinar del Rio, the western of the province in Cuba. Brief stop at Rancho Las Barrigonas, surrounded by typical country houses and tobacco plantations. In transit we´ll get to see the tobacco manufacture. Viñales is a really quiet town which history dates of 1878 becoming refugee for a large amount of fugitive slaves (maroons). 200km away from Havana, a place to discover nature beyond limits. From the beginning of colonization became an important place for manufacturing tobacco and now a day it´s become one of the most touristic places of the island and chosen for tourism experts one of the 25 must do destinies worldwide. Viñales Valley National Park tour, declared “National Monument” and “World Heritage” by UNESCO and shines especially on the beauty of its mogotes arising over a fertile greeny valley, tall palm trees and the bushiest endemic wildlife. Visit to Prehistory Mural, a 120m piece of art drawn on a mogotes named Pita where you can see the evolution process of men and animals at Sierra de los Organos. Visit to Los Jazmines viewpoint to taste a cocktail and appreciate the valley views. Creole lunch at a local restaurant with peasant music. Transfer to Indians Cave and boat ride through the underground river. Return to hotel in Havana and leisure night.
Breakfast at hotel. Collective transfer to Varadero. Varadero beach, also known as Blue Beach (Playa Azul) is the first sun & beach Cuban destination, the second most important of the island and one of the biggest in the Caribbean. Located in Hicacos Peninsula, north to Matanzas and 140km away from Havana, it has 22km of beaches of the best quality. It´s perfect for diving and snorkeling, fishing, sailing sports, all kinds of nautical activities, skydiving, among others. Accommodation at chosen hotel in all inclusive service and leisure night.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santa Clara in collective service. Visit to Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial and panoramic tour through the city including “Leoncio Vidal” Central Park, “La Caridad” theater, Santa Clara Libre hotel, and Decorative Arts Museum and Armored Train monument. The trip continues to Trinidad, known as Monument City or Museum City, admirable for its Spanish colonial architecture; * All rates expressed in USD per person. Valid from November 1st 2018 until October 31st 2019. Minimum 2 persons. Apply a supplement for a single traveler. Accommodation in the specified places or similar category. All cancellation of the reservation, or part of the same it’s subject to penalties and administrative costs. The itinerary can be modified due to changes in the schedule and timing of terrestrial transfers or international flights, weather conditions, force majeure or events beyond our control, such as technical failure in the means of transportation, etc. it has one of the most beautiful and best preserved architectonic complex in America, defined by colonial palaces and squares, sugarcane mills and slaves barracks vestiges. Its cobbled streets, wooden balustrades, continuous balconies, horse-drawn carriages, the affable and simple people, make it ideal for walking. The historical center and Mills Valley were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1988. Tour through the main streets, Plaza Mayor and other landmarks. Visit to a museum and La Canchanchara’s bar for tasting a typical cocktail. Lunch at a restaurant of the city. The trip continues on the way to Cienfuegos, known as Pearl South and considered an architectonic jewel with substantial French influence; its city is the only one in Latin America originally built by French only, easily recognizable in the perfect rectilinear layout of its streets. Founded in 1819 Cienfuegos displays several landmarks of a great beauty and importance such as Terry Theater, Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepcion Cathedral, Provincial Museum, the City Hall, San Lorenzo College and Ferrer Palace among others. Its neoclassical architecture is the perfect excuse to consider it special and Jagua bay has been fount of inspiration to a lot of nautical activities. Cienfuegos city is 250km away from Havana and its location and proximity to other cities such as Santa Clara and Trinidad make them headquarter to explore some other places of the country. Panoramic tour through Cienfuegos, including Punta Gorda, Jagua Hotel, Valley Palace. Brief stop at Central Park. Return to Varadero hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Leisure days to enjoy hotel amenities and the beach.
Breakfast at hotel. Leisure morning. 12h00 Check out. Transfer to Havana Airport, 5 ½ hours before flight departure
Dive deep into Havana and Varadero, Cuba’s two favorite cities, and enjoy the best of their music, culture and architecture.
Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport. Transportation in collective service in air-conditioned vehicle during the program. 3 nights’ accommodation in Havana at the 4 star hotel selected, with breakfast included. 4 nights’ accommodation in Varadero at chosen 4 star hotel, with all-inclusive service. City tours, visits and excursions, as well as lunches and dinners, described in the program. Specialized guide service during the program, except the days off in Varadero. Assistance at the airport upon arrival in Havana.
International flight ticket to and from Cuba. Visa. Medical insurance. Personal expenses such as souvenirs, gifts, additional drinks and entertainment. Tips for guide and driver or other personnel that provide direct service to the client. Other services not mentioned above.
physical activity level:
Light: Light physical activity required
Standard: Standard Accommodations
private option available:
Prices in US Dollar and subject to change. All hotels will be in especified or similar category. Itinerary subject to change or modifications based on weather conditions, changes in transportation schedule or any other situation beyond our control
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made 30 days before the vacation starting date will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made between the 30 days and 48 hours to the vacation starting date will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within the 48 hours before starting day will be subject to a 60% cancellation fee.