Cuba Culture & Nature Tour
Fixed departure every two weeks on Sunday
- 7 nights, 8 days
- No minimum pax required
Itinerary: Three nights in Havana, two nights in Trinidad and two nights in Varadero.
The following services are included in itinerary:
- Accommodation in the selected hotels. In case a selected hotel is not available an alternative accommodation of similar or higher category will be provided
- Hotel meals depending on the hotels selected.
- Meals in local restaurants as described in program.
- Entrance fees to museums and places of interest as described in the program.
- Air conditioned transportation during the whole trip.
- Professional tour guide’s service during all trip
The following services are NOT included in itinerary:
- Transfers IN and OUT (can be booked separately with Cuba Select Travel).
- Excursions referred to in program as “optional”
- Drinks in the hotel meals
- Gratuities to tour guide, driver or any other service staff
- Any other service not mentioned in program as included.
We can arrange private pre-tour and post-tour services, including accommodation, transportation and excursions.
Day 01 Monday Havana
Met by Cuba Select Travel representative. Transfer to hotel not included. Accommodation in selected hotel and dinner. Free time.
Day 02 Tuesday Havana city tour
Breakfast. Visit to Morro-Cabanas’ fortress lookout point located on a cliff at the entrance of Havana’s harbor. Walking tour in Old Havana, declared by UNESCO the Cultural Heritage of Mankind: San Francisco de Asis Square. Visit to the craft palace, tasting and pairing of rum and tobacco. Demonstration of tobacco's twisting. The tour continues around Plaza Viejas (Old Square) along Mercaderes street to Ambos Mundos hotel, where famous American writer Ernest Hemingway lived. Walk around Plaza de Armas (Weapons Square) and Cathedral Square. Continue to the bar- restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio, the lunch is included in this renowned restaurant. Panoramic bus tour along the exterior areas of the Revolution Museum, Central Park, Havana’s Grand Theatre, National Capitol and Hemingway’s bar El Floridita. Take the view of the most popular city avenues Malecon, which runs along Havana’s northern coast 7 km. long. Visit to the Revolution Square a site of great historical value. Panoramic tour along Revolution Square, Havana’s University building. Return to the hotel. Dinner in El Aljibe restaurant. At night free time at your disposal.
Day 03 Wednesday Havana-Vinales Valley-Havana.
Breakfast. Excursion to Vinales Valley in Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s westernmost province, where world’s best tobacco is cultivated. Exotic landscape with royal palms, Cuba’s national tree. Visit to cigars’ factory Francisco Donatien. On the way to Vinales Valley visit to a typical country farm or a country house to learn about the local peasants’ life style, traditions, tobacco’ cultivation process and enjoy the hospitality of its people. Visit to the Indian Cave with the boating through the cave with stalactites and stalagmites along the underground river San Vicente. Visit to the Pre-history Mural, where you could appreciate paintings on the country’s most ancient rocks. Typical country lunch is included in the Pre-history Mural restaurant. Stop at lookout point Mirador de los Jasmines to admire the splendorous view on Vinales Valley and enjoy a cocktail. Return to the hotel, dinner. Free time.
Day 04 Thursday Havana-Peninsula de Zapata-Guama Natural Park-Cienfuegos- Trinidad
Breakfast. Departure to Cienfuegos. Visit to Fiesta Campesina farm to learn about the endemic flora and fauna of Peninsula de Zapata, the Americas’ largest wetland, Biosphere Reserve. Taste a typical cocktail. Visit to Guama Natural Park and its crocodile farm. Lunch in La Boca restaurant. Trip continues along the southern coast of Peninsula de Zapata, the battles’ scenery against North American invasions in Playa Larga and Playa Giron bays on 17 th of April, 1961. Arrival to Cienfuegos, known as the southern pearl, where the largest Latin America’s coral site Notre Dame was discovered. City tour along Cienfuegos’ main streets and avenues, the only city in America founded by French settlers under the Spanish crown and situated on the marvelous natural bay coasts and protected by Jagua fortress. The perfect symmetry of its streets, neoclassical and eclectic architecture, the Historic Center, declared World’s Cultural Heritage make this city so attractive. Visit to Tomas Terry Theatre, walking tour around city’s center Jose Marti’s Square, where you could see the Cultural Background House, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Panoramic visit to a local monument Palacio del Valle. Trip continues to Trinidad. Arrival and accommodation in the selected hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Free time.
Day 05 Friday Trinidad
Breakfast. Panoramic walking tour through Trinidad’s city center, one of the first Cuban villages founded by Spaniards at the beginning of 16 th century, declared Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Visit to a city museum, Plaza Mayor Square, the main parochial church of the Holy Trinity with its luxurious altar decorated with local precious woods and 300 years old images. Visit to Canchanchara bar, where you could taste its famous cocktail founded by mambises (Cuban independence fighters) in 19 th century. Lunch in the restaurant Plaza Mayor(buffet). Visit to Chichi’s House belonging to one of the city’s most famous families Santander. Return to the hotel. Free time.
Day 06 Saturday Trinidad-Villa Clara-Varadero
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to Sugar Mills’ Valley, Mankind’s Heritage for its exceptional beauty. Enjoy the typical cocktail in the Manaca Iznaga restaurant. Departure to the Che’s city, Santa Clara. Arrival to Santa Clara. Visit to the Revolution Square and the Ernesto Che Guevara’s Mausoleum. Tour around the historical city center. Lunch in the restaurant Santa Rosalía. The trip continues to Varadero. Accommodation and dinner in the selected all Inclusive hotel. Dinner. Free time.
Day 07 Sunday Varadero
Time to enjoy Varadero beach or optional excursions. Transfer OUT not included.
Day 08 Monday Havana
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at 12:00 in the morning. Transfer to Havana not included.