Day 01 Tuesday Havana
Arrival, accommodation and dinner arranged in a selected hotel.
Day 02 Wednesday Havana
La Habana Breakfast in the hotel. Pick-up at the hotel. Panoramic visit to the Morro-Cabañas fortress. Walking tour of Old Havana City Historic Center, Cultural Heritage of Mankind; pass by Cathedral Square, the famous bar-restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio and the Plaza de Armas. Walk along Oficios street up to St Francisco de Asis Square. Visit the Rum Museum to learn about the Havana Club rum producing process and have a taste of it. Continuation of walk along Plaza Vieja and back on Mercaderes street. The tour continues to the Ambos Mundos Hotel where renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway lived. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, a panoramic bus tour by the Museum of the Revolution, the Central Park, Havana’s Grand Theatre and National Capitol. The tour continues along the Malecon sea-front drive to Modern Havana including the Revolution Square, the “Jose Marti” Memorial and the University campus. Dinner at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Night free.
Day 03 Thursday Havana/Viñales/Havana
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer by an air-conditioned bus to Viñales Valley in Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s most western province where the world’s best tobacco is grown. Exotic landscape with valleys crowded with royal palms, the national tree. In-transit visit to a cigar factory in Candelaria. On the way to Viñales a visit to “ El Paraíso” farm, where you will learn about the lifestyle of local peasants as well as about the growing of tobacco. In Viñales, visit to the Pre-historic Mural (cave painting on the country’s most ancient rocks) and the Indian Cave, boating along its underground river. Lunch at local restaurant. Stop at Los Jazmines lookout to admire the Viñales Valley. Return to hotel and dinner. Back to the hotel. Night free
Day 04 Friday La Habana/ Guamá/Cienfuegos/Trinidad
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Cienfuegos. In-transit visit to “Fiesta Campesina”, first contact with the endemic flora and fauna of Zapata Peninsula. Arrival in Cienfuegos and lunch in local restaurant. Tour of Cienfuegos’ main streets and avenues. Founded by the French, Cienfuegos is located at a wonderful bay guarded by Castillo de Jagua (Jagua Castle) where you can find the largest coral site ever discovered in Cuba that was christened Notre Dame. Visits to: the Marti Park, the Palacio del Valle, the Tomas Terry Theatre, the House of Cultural Assets, and the Purisima Concepción Cathedral. Continuation of tour to Trinidad’s Ancon peninsula. Arrival in Trinidad and accommodation in the selected all Inclusive hotel. Night free.
Day 05 Saturday Trinidad
Breakfast in the hotel. Panoramic tour of Trinidad, one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards at the beginnings of the 16th century. It was declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Mankind. Visit to the Main Parochial Church of the Holy Trinity housing a luxurious altar decorated with local precious stones, and images 300 years old; Plaza Mayor, and visit a museum of the city. Visit to La Canchanchara bar to enjoy a cocktail of the same name. Lunch at local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Night free.
Day 06 Sunday Trinidad / Camaguey
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Camaguey. In-transit visit to Manaca Iznaga Sugar Cane Plantation. Arrival in Camaguey. Lunch at a local restaurant followed by a panoramic tour around the city with visits to Nuestra Señora de la Merced church. Accommodation at selected hotel. Tour around Plaza del Carmen and dinner at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Night free
Day 07 Monday Camaguey/Santiago de Cuba
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Santiago de Cuba. In-transit panoramic visit to Bayamo city. Lunch at local restaurant. In-transit visit to “El Cobre” sanctuary. Arrival in Santiago de Cuba and accommodation in selected hotel. Night free.
Day 08 Tuesday Santiago de Cuba
Breakfast in the hotel. Tour of Santiago de Cuba, capital of the Island during the first half of the 16th century. It is the most Caribbean City of Cuba. Famous for its history, hospitality, delightful people, traditional rhythm and dance. Visit the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery where the remains of Jose Marti, National Hero of Cuba, rest; panoramic tour by the Antonio Maceo Square and July 26 Museum. Walking sightseeing tour around the historical heart of the city: Cespedes park, the Cathedral, Padre Pico and Heredia streets and Plaza Dolores. Visit the Morro Castle. Lunch in local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Night at disposal.
Day 09 Wednesday Santiago de Cuba /Baracoa
Santiago de Cuba /Baracoa Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Baracoa. In-transit visit to Guantanamo city to see the “Tumba Francesa” and the “House of Changui” (Cuban rhythm) to enjoy a dancing show. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continuation of tour to Baracoa. Accommodation and dinner at selected hotel. Night free.
Day 10 Thursday Baracoa
Baracoa Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Duaba Farm with banana, coconut, cacao, mango and coffee plantations. Lunch at Duaba Farm. Visit playa Maguana. Come back to the hotel. Dinner at hotel. Night at disposal.
Day 11 Friday Baracoa / La Habana
Baracoa / La Habana Breakfast in the hotel. Walking tour around the city of Baracoa, first village founded by Spanish colonizers in the American continent and first capital of the country. Visit the “Nuestra Señora de la Concepción” church, where the first cross planted by the Spaniards in America --reportedly brought in by Christopher Colombus and considered to be the oldest symbol of Christian religion in Cuba-- is still kept. Also visit the Fuerte Matachin municipal museum. Departure to Baracoa airport to take the domestic flight to Havana. Arrival at Havana airport. End of services. Cuba Select Travel Group Tour Prices & Departure Dates Winter 2012-2013 & Summer 2013 Prices in USD per person Transfers in & out of Havana airport to hotel not included but available on request