Havana
Vinales
Soroa
Bay of Pigs
Cienfuegos City
Trinidad
Santa Clara
Remedios
Topes de Collantes

Experienced guides will lead you through Cuba, providing insight information as only a local can do. One of the highlights is a sailing cruise on the Caribbean Sea; countless islets are scattered around Cuba, and you will be having a delicious seafood lunch on one of them.
Come and discover the many colours of this kaleidoscopic island.

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U.S. regulations permit U.S. citizens and residents to travel to Cuba only if they satisfy the requirements of one of 12 authorized categories of travel. One of the most widely used categories is called “people-to-people” travel. Individuals traveling under the “people-to-people” category must have a full-time schedule of activities of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the traveler and individuals in Cuba and that are intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people's independence from Cuban authorities.
Some of the activities in this itinerary are structured to satisfy this requirement. During the part of the day when there are no activities included in the program, the full-time schedule requirement can be met by having meaningful interactions with Cuban nationals in a variety of settings of the travelers’ choosing. Even though Cuba Travel Network is assisting in satisfying this requirement by creating itineraries that bring you in direct contact with the Cuban people, Cuba Travel Network does not operate these programs and it is the responsibility of each traveler to make certain that they have a full-time schedule of activities of educational exchange activities that result in meaningful interaction between themselves and individuals in Cuba.

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Day 1: Havana

Meet and greet at Havana international airport on arrival day, including our VIP services:
★ Our airport representative will meet you at the gate and direct you to Preferential Immigration, the customs booth for VIP Lounge clients, diplomats and airline crew. ★ Use of the VIP lounge at Havana airport, while your luggage is taken care of.
★ Luggage assistance.
★ Private transfer to Havana City.

Upon arrival in Cuba you will receive:
★ 100 CUC (the local currency): to help you get out and about into your first day. This will prevent you from standing around, waiting to exchange cash in the airport
★ WiFi scratch card: wherever you find WiFi available, you’ll be able to log on using this card
★ Phone & charger (on loan): the phone comes pre-installed with numbers for our local representatives. It also contains 45 CUC of calling / texting credit.

Accommodation in Havana is in hotel Mercure Sevilla, a four-star property (according to Cuban standard). The hotel dates from 1880 and is located in the old city centre, alongside the elegant del Prado promenade with many cafés, restaurants and theatres nearby. Facilities include a street-level pool with palm trees and sun deck.

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Day 2: Havana – city tour

Discover Havana’s beauty and secrets during today’s city tour.
★ Guided walk through historical ‘La Habana Vieja,’ founded in the 16thth century, nowadays an incredible open air museum of architecture, art and culture. Stroll along the narrow colonial streets while vintage automobiles from the Fifties pass by.
★ Visit to the Bodeguito del Medio, one of the favourite hang-outs of celebrated American author Ernest Hemingway. He enjoyed many a mojito here. What made this cocktail so famous? Try one!
★ Time for shopping time at a local crafts market.
★ Sightseeing in modern day Havana, covering all important landmarks.
★ A tour and tasting in a rum factory.

The evening is at leisure. If you want to experience Havana’s nightlife, there are many options (additional charge). Our recommendation:
★ Cabaret Tropicana! The one and only ‘paradise under the stars.’ An extravaganza that will appeal to all of your senses. Expect Big Band, crooners, fabulous dancers, over the top costumes and more within an exotic setting. The grand show starts at 10pm. Your guide can make a reservation for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 3: Havana - Viñales Valley - Soroa

A full day tour to the Viñales Valley, dotted with tobacco fields and surrounded by rugged mountains, called ‘mogotes.’ This is where the finest Cuban cigars are produced. UNESCO recognized Viñales as a World Heritage Site for its extraordinary natural beauty and for the preservation of traditional farming methods, especially in tobacco cultivation. The trip to this rural part of Cuba includes:
★ Touring of the Viñales Valley and its most famous sights.
★ Boat trip on a river through the ‘Cueva del Indio’ cave, a fun and educational ride.

An additional special treat is the overnight in the Soroa/Las Terrazas region, a natural reserve. The surrounding mountains of the Sierra del Rosario are adorned with waterfalls, orchid gardens and last but not least, one of the best birding sites of Cuba.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuba Tour – Day 3 - Vinales, Soroa
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Day 4: Soroa – Guama - Cienfuegos

Onwards to explore some of the other Highlights of Cuba. On today’s program:
★ Cienaga de Zapata: an impressive wetland located west of the Bay of Pigs.
★ Guama, in the heart of Laguna del Tesoro, the largest natural lake in Cuba and visit to a crocodile farm.
★ Cienfuegos: Also known as the ‘Pearl of the South,’ this charming port city is a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Overnight in Cienfuegos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuba Tour – Day 4 - Bay of Pigs, Cienfuegos City
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Day 5: Cienfuegos - Trinidad

Tour the elegant city of Cienfuegos before moving on to colonial treasure Trinidad:
★ Cienfuegos: Morning tour of the neoclassical city, including the ‘Palacio del Valle’ and the Central Park with the Terry Theatre, a 19th century architectural gem.
★ Trinidad: Cuba’s best preserved colonial city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trinidad is a picture perfect cobblestone town that truly reflects life in Spanish colonial times.
★ The ‘Valley of the Sugar Mills’ was the center for sugar production from the late 18th until the late 19th century.

The evening is at leisure; Trinidad has top notch nightlife, and music whirls from every street corner. You can consider a visit to the Casa de la Trova or Casa de la Música, for the cultural and musical blend.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuba Tour – Day 5 - Trinidad
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Day 6: Sailing the Caribbean Sea

You will set sail on the Caribbean Sea along the shoreline of southern Cuba. Board a comfortable catamaran or yacht and enjoy the turquoise color of the magnificent sea.
★ Anchor at Cayo Macho de Afuera, a small white-sand island.
★ Snorkel the nearby the coral reefs, seeing sea fans, gorgonians, sponges and more wildlife.
★ Lunch of fish, lobster and shrimp on Cayo Macho de Afuera.
★ Afternoon at leisure on Cayo Macho de Afuera.

Overnight in Trinidad.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuba Tour – Day 6 - Trinidad
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Day 7: Trinidad - Remedios

Topes de Collantes is a natural park in the mountains that surround Trinidad. Imagine lush tropical forests with splashing waterfalls and crystal clear natural pools. Pack your comfortable shoes and bathing suit!
Today you get into a 4-WD truck or jeep to explore the mountains of Topes de Collantes:
★ Hike down the beautiful ‘Centinelas del Rio Melodioso’ trail.
★ Shower under the ‘El Rocio’ waterfall and swim in the ‘Pond of the Deer’.
★ Lunch in La Casa de la Gallega, where you will enjoy a typical local meal.

After the splendid Nature Experience you will be driven to Remedios, one of Cuba’s oldest cities, with a most charming colonial center, where you will overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuba Tour – Day 7 - Santa Clara, Remedios, Topes de Collantes
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Day 8: Remedios – Santa Clara - Havana

In the morning you will visit Santa Clara and its interesting sites:
★ Che Guevara monument: a museum and adjoining impressive mausoleum that holds Guevara’s remains and other 37 revolutionary fighters killed with him in Bolivia.
★ Tren Blindado: a small park built around the spot where ‘Che’ and his soldiers derailed an armoured train during the battles for control over Santa Clara in 1958.
You will be driven back to Havana for overnight. Alternatively, a transfer to a destination of your choice such as Cayo Santa Maria.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuba Tour – Day 8 - Havana, Santa Clara
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Day 9: Homebound

★ Private transfer from your hotel in Havana City to Havana International airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Cuba Tour – Day 9 - Havana

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Cuba Kaleidoscope
From $ 3190 - Per Person
9 days / 8 nights
The final price depends on travel dates, availability of the hotels and the services that may be included.