Travellers who want a deeper understanding of Cuba’s history, to examine in detail its colonial architecture, visiting botanical gardens and organic farming whilst combining all the other attractions of Cuba… then this tour is for you.

Please note that Cuba Select Travel arranges all tours on an exclusive individual basis as well as for private groups

12 Days / 11 Nights

A 12 day tour of the most significant colonial sites and tropical gardens of Cuba

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Havana

Greeting and assistance upon arrival at Havana International Airport VIP Airport Arrival Service Transfer to La Moka Hotel in La Terraza Welcome cocktail at hotel Dinner at hotel Overnight at La Moka Hotel

Day 2 La Terrazas, Soroa Orchid Farm & Che Guevara

Breakfast at hotel Visit to Soroa Orchid Farm and walk around the gardens with a local Soroa guide Visit to Hacienda Cortina gardens Smoked chicken lunch at Hacienda Cortina or at Mirador Hotel Visit to Cuevas de las Portales (the caves where Che Guevara and his crack troops hid out waiting for the US invasion during the missile crises 1962) Dinner at La Moka Hotel restaurant Overnight at La Moka Hotel

Day 3 La Terrazas & Vinales Valley

Breakfast at hotel Day excursion to Vinales Valley Mojito cocktail at the terrace of the Los Jasmines Hotel to see the view Local lunch at Vinales Walk around private botanical gardens in Viñales Visit Cuevas de Indio (Indian Caves) walk and boat Transfer on mountain road to La Terrazas Dinner at Casa Mercedes Overnight at La Moka Hotel

Day 4 Cienfuegos

Breakfast at hotel Check-out hotel and transfer to Cienfuegos Lunch in Cienfuegos City tour of Cienfuegos Check-in Union Hotel Relax at the hotel and enjoy the facilities Dinner at private restaurant 'Ache' Overnight Union Hotel

Day 5 Cienfuegos, Botanical Gardens & Bay

Breakfast at hotel Visit the famous Cienfuegos botanical gardens with local guides Lunch overlooking the sea at a private restaurant Return to hotel to relax by the pool or a siesta Dinner at the Cienfuegos Yacht Club overlooking the marina Overnight Union Hotel

Day 6 Cienfuegos, Escambray Mountains & Lake Hanabilla

Breakfast at hotel Excursion to Escambray Mountains Waterfall (optional bathing) followed by a boat trip across Lake Hanabilla Lunch by the lake Dinner at Union Hotel Overnight Union Hotel

Day 7 Trinidad Beach & City

Breakfast at hotel Excursion to Trinidad Day on beach at Playa Ancon Lunch at a colonial restaurant Guided walking tour of Trinidad Dinner at local restaurant in Cienfuegos Cabaret (Costa Sur) event Overnight Union Hotel

Day 8 Cienfuegos - Havana

Breakfast at hotel Check-out of hotel Transfer to Havana Lunch at El Templete Restaurant overlooking the harbour Check-in Nacional Hotel Free time to relax Overnight at Nacional Hotel (Executive Floor)

Day 9 Havana & Cigars

Breakfast at hotel Visit to Partagas Cigar Factory Guided walking tour of Old Havana Free afternoon Free evening Overnight at Nacional Hotel (Executive Floor)

Day 10 Havana Gardens

Breakfast at hotel Drive through Almendares Park to the Jardine de Tropicales (fantasy gardens) Visit Havana Botanical Gardens Lunch at Bamboo vegetarian restaurant Dinner at El Ajibe Overnight Nacional Hotel (Executive Floor)

Day 11 Havana - Your Day to Explore

Breakfast at hotel Free day and optional excursions Overnight at Nacional Hotel (Executive Floor)

Day 12 Goodbye to Cuba

Breakfast at hotel Check-out of hotel Transfer to Havana International Airport