Cuba Family Adventure

Family, Havana to Havana

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Cuba’s past is well-known, but what of its present? Take the family and find out for yourself on this jam-packed 12-day adventure that celebrates the island’s colonial past and vibrant modern-day culture. Here, you’ll learn to salsa in Havana, go swimming in Cueva de los Peces, explore colonial Trinidad and learn about the revolution in historic Santa Clara. Blessed with history, culture, and unspoiled natural splendour, Cuba is captivating, indoors and out.

What’s included

  • Hands-on: Making Musical Instruments, Havana
  • Visit to Las Terrazas community and San Juan natural pools
  • Area tour of Viñales Valley, including the "Cueva del Indio"
  • Half-day city tour of Havana in vintage automobiles
  • Visit to Che mausoleum
  • Nature walk in Topes de Collantes
  • Visit to a crocodile farm

Highlights

  • Cruise through havana in a vintage automobile
  • Bliss out on a beautiful beach overlooking the caribbean
  • Explore cueva del indio by boat
  • Walk among limestone peaks
  • Visit a crocodile farm
  • Learn about fascinating cuban history.

Itinerary

Day 1 Havana Arrive in Havana at any time and enjoy the city. Additional Notes: A G Adventures representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
Day 2 Havana (1B) After arriving in Havana, spend the day exploring the city. Discover the history and culture of La Habana Vieja in style, taking a classic American car tour through the city. In the afternoon, get a chance to stretch your legs taking a salsa class. It's a great opportunity for dad to show off his dancing skills! Included Activities: Havana City Tour in Vintage Car
Day 3 Havana/Viñales (1B) Take a sightseeing tour of the valley, including a visit to the Caverna de Santo Tomas. Get up close to the valley’s incredible geological formations. Tour a section of the cave by boat! Included Activities: Caverna de Santo Tomas Visit Transport: Take a sightseeing tour of the valley, including a visit to the Caverna de Santo Tomas. Get up close to the valley’s incredible geological formations, and tour a section of the cave by boat! Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 189km)
Day 4 Viñales/Las Terrazas (1B) From Viñales, continue on a short journey to the nature reserve of Las Terrazas. Located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains, the reserve is filled with lakes and waterfalls and is a great place for the kids to play in all day. Included Activities: Las Terrazas Tour Pools of San Juan Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 128km)
Day 5 Las Terrazas/Playa Girón (1B) Continue to the south of the island, heading for Playa Giron, the scene of the attempted invasion of Cuba by American forces. Along the way, stop at Cueva de los Peces where the kids can have lunch and swim among brightly coloured fish. Included Activities: Cueva de los Peces Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6 Playa Girón/Cienfuegos (1B) In the morning, take a short ferry across the bay to Castillo de Jagua. Located in the entrance of the Bay of Cienfuegos, the fortress was built in the 1740s by the Spanish to protect the bay from pirates. You and the kids can pretend to protect the bay from invaders all over again. Continue to Cienfuegos, where the rest of the day is free. Spend the night. Included Activities: Castillo de Jagua Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Ferry Ferry
Day 7 Cienfuegos/Trinidad (1B) Take a short drive along the coast in the morning to the southern coastal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad. Enjoy an included tour of the area to get your general bearings. The rest of the time is free to wander the cobblestone streets, shop, and experience the great music scene that has made this city famous. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 80km)
Day 8 Trinidad (1B) Have a free day to enjoy optional activities. Visitors looking for outdoor activities will find Trinidad a haven for horseback or bicycle riding (don’t expect any modern mountain bikes though!). If a beach sounds like what you're looking for, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa Ancón, just 12km (7.5 mi) from town.
Day 9 Trinidad (1B) Cuba is an island well known for its natural beauty, and we can see a lot of natural wonders visiting the Topes de Collantes reserve, located in the Escambray Mountains. Filled with caves, rivers, waterfalls, and pools, this is a natural playground. Enjoy the day here, before transferring to the hacienda accommodation for the night. Included Activities: Topes de Collantes Visit
Day 10 Trinidad/Santa Clara (1B) Head inland to visit the site of some of the most important moments in Cuban history at Santa Clara. Kids will be fascinated by the stories of the Cuban revolution, and can see the armoured train used by the revolutionaries to attack the government troops that helped to turn the revolution for them. Included Activities: Che Guevara's Mausoleum Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11 Santa Clara/Havana (1B) In the morning, drive back to Havana. On return, the rest of the day is free. Explore the city at leisure, visit some of the bars and restaurants in the city, or sit at a café and watch the world go by. The evening is a great opportunity to have one final meal with newfound friends and family. Included Activities: Making Musical Instruments Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 12 Havana (1B) Transfer to the airport where the trip ends and we say goodbye to newfound friends. Included Activities: Departure Day
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