Cuban Dreaming: Land, Cigar and Sun (7 Nights/ 8 Days)

From €1675.

Departures: Weekly on Mondays. Without minimum pax.

3 nights in Havana. 2 nights in Trinidad. 2 nights in Varadero.

Day 1: Monday

Arrival. Accommodation and dinner arranged in a chosen hotel.

Day 2: Tuesday

Havana

Breakfast and 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 taste it yourself. Continue your 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. Continue your tour along the Malecón 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 3: Wednesday

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 extraordinary Viñales Valley. Return to hotel and dinner. Night free.

Day 4: Thursday

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. Also in-transit visit to the crocodile farm of the Guama resort. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure for Cienfuegos. 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 The trip continues to Trinidad. Accommodation in all-inclusive hotel. Night free.

Day 5: Friday

Trinidad

Breakfast in hotel. Panoramic tour of Trinidad, one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards at the beginnings of the 16th century and 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 Count Brunet Palace-- at present, a Romantic Museum. Visit to La Canchanchara bar to enjoy a cocktail of the same name. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit to Manaca Iznaga plantations. Back to the hotel and dinner. Night free.

Day 6: Saturday

Trinidad / Villa Clara / Varadero

Breakfast in hotel. Departure for “the City of Che” (Villa Clara). Arrival in Villa Clara. Visit to the Ernesto Che Guevara Museum and the Armoured Train. Tour of the historical centre of the city. Lunch at a local restaurant. The trip continues to Varadero. Accommodation and dinner arranged in selected all-inclusive hotel. Night free.

Day 7: Sunday

Varadero

Accommodation in Varadero in all-inclusive hotel. Day FREE.

Day 8: Monday

Breakfast in hotel.

Transfer to Havana International Airport

Please note: This Tour operates on a No minimum numbers basis. Transport will be by Air Conditioned, Private Car/Mini Bus or Coach with Tour Guide.

A Taste of Coffee (10 Nights/ 11 Days)

From €2115

Departure: Every week on Sundays. Without minimum pax.

3 nights in Havana. 2 nights in Trinidad. 2 nights in Topes de Collantes. 3 nights in Cayo Santa Maria.

Day 1: Sunday

Accommodation and dinner arranged in a selected hotel.

Day 2: Monday

Havana

Breakfast and 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 to visit the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, which is at present the City Museum. 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 and a visit to a cigar factory. The tour continues along the Malécon 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 3: Tuesday

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 4: Wednesday

Havana / 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 thePurisima Concepción Cathedral Continuation of tour to Trinidad’s Ancon peninsula. Arrival in Trinidad and accommodation in the selected all Inclusive hotel. Night free

Day 5: Thursday

Catamaran Seafari to Cayo Blanco / Ancon Peninsula.

Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Departure for the Trinidad Marina for a catamaran seafari to Cayo Blanco. Welcome cocktail. Catamaran departure for the coral reef with possibilities to snorkel in the area (gear included). Lunch and free time on the Cay beach. Return to the marina and the hotel in the afternoon. Accommodation in selected hotel and night free.

Day 6: Friday

Ancon Peninsula / Trinidad / Topes de Collantes

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Trinidad city and panoramic tour of the city, 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 Count Brunet Palace-- at present, a Romantic Museum. Visit to La Canchanchara bar to enjoy a cocktail of the same name. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit to the Manaca Iznaga planations and the Valle de Los Ingenios’ lookout. Continuation of trip to Topes de Collantes. Accommodation and dinner in selected hotel. Night free.

Day 7: Saturday

Topes de Collantes / Guanayara Excursion

Breakfast in hotel. Departure on special mountain trucks for Topes de Collantes for the Guanayara National Park excursion (15 kms away). Enjoy the wide variety of flora and fauna, the sparkling natural pools, and the breath-taking El Rocio falls. A 5 km-walk along an extraordinary trail (adequate clothes and footwear suggested) with an optional 500 mts through the river. Creole lunch in a local restaurant and a visit to a coffee plantation. Return to the hotel and dinner at Mi Retiro restaurant.

Day 8: Sunday

Topes de Collantes / Santa Clara / Cayo Santa Maria.

Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Early departure for Santa Clara. Panoramic tour around the city’s historical centre. Visit to the Ernesto Che Guevara Mausoleum and the Armoured Train. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch departure for Cayo Santa Maria with an in-transit panoramic visit to the city of Remedios. Arrival in Cayo Santa Maria and accommodation in selected hotel. Night free.

Days 9 & 10. Monday and Tuesday

Cayo Santa Maria.

Accommodation in selected ALL INCLUSIVE hotel. Days FREE.

Day 11: Wednesday

Cayo Santa Maria / Remedios / Havana

Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Departure for Havana city, and an in-transit visit to Marcelo Salado sugar mill and to the Steam Locomotives Museum.

Continue to Jose Marti Havana International airport for outbound flight.

Please note: This Tour operates on a No minimum numbers basis. Transport will be by Air Conditioned, Private Car/Mini Bus or Coach with Tour Guide.

Getting to Know Cuba (11 Nights/ 12 Days)

From €2180

3 nights in Havana. 2 nights in Trinidad. 1 night in Camaguey. 2 nights in Santiago de Cuba. 2 nights in Baracoa. 1 night Havana.

Day 1: Monday

Arrival, accommodation and dinner arranged in a selected hotel.

Day 2: Tuesday

La Habana

Breakfast and 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. Diner at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Night free.

Day 3: Wednesday

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. Night free

Day 4: Thursday

Havana- 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 5: Friday

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 Count Brunet Palace-- at present, a Romantic Museum. Visit to La Canchanchara bar to enjoy a cocktail of the same name. Lunch at local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Night free.

Day 6: Saturday

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 and the Ignacio Agramonte House. Accommodation at selected hotel. Tour around Plaza del Carmen and dinner at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel. Night free

Day 7: Sunday

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 8: Monday

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 for dinner. Night at disposal.

Day 9: Tuesday

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.

Day10: Wednesday

Baracoa 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. Visit Duaba Farm with banana, coconut, cacao, mango and coffee plantations. Departure to Rancho Toa. Lunch in Rancho Toa. Back to hotel for dinner. Night free.

Day 11: Thursday

Baracoa / La Habana

Breakfast in the hotel.

Departure to Baracoa airport to take the domestic flight to Havana. Arrival at Havana airport. Transfer to Havana Hotel B+B.

Day 12: Friday

Check out and transfer to Havana Airport for international flight

Please note this Tour operates on a No minimum numbers basis. Transport will be by Air Conditioned, Private Car/Mini Bus or Coach with Tour Guide.