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A Taste of Havana

Cuba

6 days

Summary

UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Havana is the Caribbean’s largest and most vibrant city and we strongly recommend spending a few days here. The crumbling facades of once grand colonial mansions line the cobbled streets; vintage Chevies, Buicks and Cadillac’s jostle for position along the Malecon. Sip Havana Club rum and listen to the sounds of salsa, mambo and samba or head to the Conde de Villanueva for a Cuban cigar.

Highlights

  • Admire the crumbling beauty of Old Havana
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic centre
  • Visit one of Havana’s famous cigar factories & learn about Cuba’s most famous export
  • Visit the Havana Club Rum Museum (with a tasting included!)

ITINERARY

Day 1 Havana

Arrival transfer to your accommodation in Old Havana. Experience Cuban hospitality tonight with a special dinner at a local paladar.

Day 2 Havana

Stroll along the cobblestoned streets of the historic centre on this fascinating walking tour. Visit the four main plazas before heading to the Gran Teatro for a guided tour of this majestic building. This afternoon, enjoy a private 90 minute salsa class!

Day 3 Havana

Morning tour by vintage car, focusing on the city’s eclectic architecture. You’ll see Art Deco, Art Nouveau, neo-Classic and neoGothic architecture, and some of the city’s most iconic buildings. This evening, visit the famous La Cabaña Fortress to witness the cannon shot ceremony. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a local paladar before hitting a bar in Old Havana for live music and a few classic Cuban cocktails.

Day 4 Havana

Enjoy a full day tour to Cuba’s western Pinar del Rio Province. You’ll depart from Havana, travelling through the spectacular Sierra del Rosario and stopping briefly at the Cafetería Las Barrigonas to visit a small tobacco plantation. Arriving in the city of Pinar del Rio, we visit a cigar factory and learn about the artisanal manufacturing process of Cuba’s most famous export. Afterwards we’ll continue to the stunning Viñales Valley and enjoy panoramic views from the Los Jazmines lookout. You’ll have some time to explore the sleepy town of Viñales before touring the lovely Dos Hermanas Valley. We’ll see a prehistoric mural and visit the Cueva del Indio where a boat tour will take you along an underground river. Enjoy a typical Cuban lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel this afternoon.

Day 5 Havana

Day at leisure. This evening, farewell Cuba with another night of traditional live music at Cafe Taberna Benny More.

Day 6 Havana

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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