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Buena Vista Cuba

Cuba

17 days

Summary

Uncover the highlights of Cuba as well as some of its lesser known gems on this comprehensive cross-country itinerary. Starting in Havana, you will travel to the western part of the island to see fields of tobacco amidst limestone outcrops. Continue to the Pearl of the Caribbean, Cienfuegos, and then step back in time with a stay in Trinidad de Cuba. From here, you’ll notice considerably less tourists as you travel east to Camaguey, Bayamo and sultry Santiago de Cuba. Finish in the quite fishing village of Baracoa, home to some of the island’s best cuisine!

Highlights

  • Walking tour Old Havana
  • Havana tour in Vintage Car
  • Enjoy a city tour of Bayamo by horse carriage
  • Tour in a Cuban Bici-Taxi and see Camaguey’s unique streets

ITINERARY

Day 1 Havana

Arrive at Havana airport and transfer to your accommodation in Old Havana.

Day 2 Havana

A morning walking tour of Old Havana, offers fascinating views of this city’s historical and cultural highlights. After lunch, tour modern Havana, including the impressive Revolution Square, by classic car. Continue along the famous Malecon.

Day 3 Havana

A day at leisure to relax and explore.

Day 4 Havana/Vinales Valley

This full-day tour includes a visit to a cigar factory to see the manufacturing process. Continue to Viñales with time to admire prehistoric mural before reaching Cueva del Indio and taking a boat ride along the underground river. Arrive at your homestay, where dinner is included.

Day 5 Vinales Valley

Explore the lovely Viñales Valley with your guide on today’s walking tour. You’ll cross the countryside, meet farmers from the region and learn about the local crops of tobacco, tropical fruits and maize.

Day 6 Vinales Valley/Cienfuegos

Transfer to the plaza for the bus service to Cienfuegos. Transfer to your accommodation on arrival.

Day 7 Cienfuegos/Trinidad de Cuba

A half-day tour of this architectural jewel, known as the ‘Pearl of the South’. After lunch you’ll travel to Trinidad.

Day 8 Trinidad de Cuba

Depart this morning for the lovely Valle de Ingenios (Sugar Mill Valley) and visit to the Manaca-Iznaga Plantation House and tower for stunning views. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant then return to Trinidad for a tour of the colonial centre.

Day 9 Trinidad de Cuba

A day at leisure to relax and explore. Ask us about optional excursions to Topes de Collante or historic Sancti Spiritus.

Day 10 Trinidad de Cuba/Camaguey

Transfer to the bus station for the service to Camaguey. Discover this beautiful city from a Cuban Bici Taxi – a man-powered tricycle in the afternoon. Sit back while your guide takes you on a tour of some of Camaguey’s most unique streets. Discover the architectural diversity of this UNESCO World Heritage city – neo-classical, eclectic, art deco, neo-colonial and art nouveau buildings combine to create one of the most picturesque cities in Cuba.

Day 11 Camaguey/Bayamo

Transfer to the bus station for the service to Bayamo. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

Day 12 Bayamo/Santiago de Cuba

This morning, explore the city of Bayamo in a horse-drawn carriage, touring the most important streets and sights. Afterwards, transfer to the bus station for the service to Santiago de Cuba. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

Day 13 Santiago de Cuba

A full-day tour of this sultry city includes the Moncada Barracks, Revolution Square,
the Caney Rum Bar, the colonial fortress of San Pedro de la Roca and the House
of Habanos. Lunch is included at Marina Marlin, overlooking the bay.

Day 14 Santiago de Cuba/Baracoa

Transfer to the bus station for the service to Baracoa. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of this charming village. Admire the town’s iconic fortress, visible as you wander the quiet streets of the historic centre, and, on clear days, fantastic views of El Yunque.

Day 15 Baracoa

Follow the cocoa route to discover the secrets of processing this important plant. You’ll have the opportunity to learn step by-step how chocolate is obtained and marketed, including planting, harvesting, processing, storage and actual selling. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Day 16 Baracoa/Havana

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Havana. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy your last night in this unique city!

Day 17 Havana

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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