Cuban Explorer in Havana

Trip code: CCCE

Trip Highlights

  • Take a walk through the streets of the colonial beach town of Trinidad and experience its amazing nightlife.
  • Ride a vintage car through the colonial streets of Havana.
  • Witness the making of famous Cuban Cigars.
  • Expand your Spanish Vocabulary talking with the locals.
  • Get lost in the revolutionizing history of Cuba.
  • Groove to the beats of Salsa.

Tour Details

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Imagine yourself cruising on a vintage 50s car, top-down through the grand avenues and the swashbuckling historical city of Havana! Call us mind readers or telepaths, we’ve picked the ditto picture right outta your mind and put it all and much more in this 9-day long epic Cuban journey! Marvel at the jaw-dropping art scene in Havana, but close that mouth and take a deep breath as you snorkel down in Cayo Blanco! From the cobblestone streets of Trinidad to the street music scene of Trovadores, from the stunning outdoors of Viñales to the sensuous moves and grooves of Salsa- all you gappers' dream travels and this Cuban adventure are on the same wavelength! All aboard for a madcap Latin adventure.
 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kickoff from Havana

Arrive in Havana at any time and head out on your own to explore the capital city. Gear up to have an authentic Cuban experience and experience the warm hospitality of a Cuban B&B (homestay) for the night. The adventure begins tonight with a welcome meet in the evening after which you’ll head out for a meal in a local restaurant nearby (optional) and learn more about this amazing city walking through its streets!

NOTE- Arrival transfer is included in this tour to the starting point of a Cuban B&B.

Day 2 - 3 All about Havana

Kickstart day 2 with a group walking tour through the streets of Old Havana and explore the vintage charms of the city.  After the walking tour, hop aboard a well-preserved car from the 50s’ and get ready to cruise around the city with oozing swag! You will have day 3 open to explore the capital city’s attractions all by yourself. So you better get your list going for things to do and places to see in Havana!
 

Day 4 - Travel to Viñales

Another day, another adventure- head out to the Pinar del Rio province in the small town of Viñales and take in the freshness of the beautifully located valley! On your way, stop by a famous Cuban Cigar factory and witness the hot commodity in making. 
 

Day 5 - Explore Viñales

Options abound for adventurists on this free day in Viñales! Opt to go hiking, biking, Caving or simply explore the lush countryside around Viñales and the amazing limestone ‘haystack’ hills!
 

Day 6 - Onward to Trinidad

Start your journey Southward and make your way through the beautiful Topes de Collantes region to the UNESCO Heritage site and the amazing coastal city of Trinidad! 

Never danced Salsa? Here’s your chance to opt for a lesson and learn from experts. And if you haven’t got the dancing bones in you, you can simply get to exploring this amazing city. Check out the music scene of Trinidad as well- it is one of the many things that the city is famous for!
 

Day 7 - Open day in Trinidad

Start the day with a hearty breakfast and get ready to hop aboard a Catamaran for an excursion to Cayo Blanco. Snorkel in the crystal waters and later enjoy the spread of local dishes in an included lunch. You can enjoy the free evening exploring this colonial town by yourself or with some friends from the group!
 

Day 8 - Make your way back to Havana

As you make your way back to Havana today, you will get a chance to tour some key historical sites of Cuba, including the Che Mountain in Santa Clara. You will also get a chance to tour the town of Sancti Spiritus, one of the best preserved Caribbean cities from the time of Sugar trade. Continue along the North coast towards Havana and get ready for a final night out with the group in the capital city.
 

Day 9 - Depart from Havana or embark on another adventure

Every good thing comes to an end and so has this trip! You can depart at any time and hop on your homebound flight. But if you’re not ready to leave yet, you can simply choose from any of our trips or talk to your trip coordinator to help make arrangements for your journey ahead! 

For those who are leaving, Adios, we’ll miss you!
 

Dates & Cost

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Price Includes
  • Meals included are 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Accommodations in Casa Particulares (Cuban B&B or homestays)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Havana city tour in vintage automobiles
  • Cigar factory tour in Pinar del Rio with demonstrations
  • Area tour from Trinidad
  • Catamaran excursion to Cayo Blanco
  • Informal Spanish lesson
  • Visits and entry to the Che monument and historical sites in Santa Clara.
     
Price Excludes
  • International/Domestic Airfare.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Insurance expenses (can be purchased from us at minimal cost).
  • Cost of Vaccinations.
  • Additional tours and activities (not included as paid for in the itinerary).
     

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