Day 1 Havana There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening.
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.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the start location to start your adventure. Please note, the included arrival transfer is from Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV). If you are flying into Varadero (VRA) you will need to pre-pay a supplement to receive a transfer. Please reach out to your G Adventures booking agent for pricing and availability.
Arrival Airport Transfer
Day 2 Havana/Santa Clara (1B) Head east along the Carretera Central to the city of Santa Clara, a key location in the history of the Revolution. On the way into town, visit two key historical sites, including the massive Che monument (Santa Clara is also the final resting place of Che Guevara) and the Marta Abreu monument, before settling in for the night.
Che Guevara's Monument Visit
Informal Spanish Lesson
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Santa Clara/Trinidad (1B) Travel south through the beautiful Topes de Collantes region to the coastal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad.
Enjoy an orientation walk of the area to get your general bearings with free time to wander the cobblestoned streets, shop, and experience the great music scene that has made this city famous.
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km)
Day 4 Trinidad (1B, 1D) For outdoor enthusiasts, Trinidad is a haven for activities. If a beach is in the cards, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa Ancón.
Day 5 Trinidad/Cienfuegos (1B) Travel along the coast to Cienfuegos, a delightful and interesting city with a history largely different to that of the rest of the country.
Enjoy an included boat ride around the Bay of Cienfuegos, which is nearly 90 sq km.
Bay of Cienfuegos Boat Tour
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Cienfuegos (1B) Enjoy free time to continue exploring.
Day 7 Cienfuegos/Havana (1B) Opt for one final night on the town.
Havana City Walking Tour
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Day 8 Havana (1B) Depart at any time.