Central Cuba Adventure

Classic, Havana to Havana

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of central Cuba on this week-long adventure to some of the famous sites that have drawn outsiders to this magical island over the last several decades. Journey through history-infused Havana and the cobblestoned streets of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Cienfuegos for some relaxing at the beach and a tour of its impressive bay. Visit monuments to the icons of the revolution and experience a side of Cuba few rarely get to see by foregoing hotels most nights for local homestays.

What’s included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Che Guevara mausoleum and museum visit
  • Santa Clara historical sites visit
  • Trinidad orientation walk
  • Cienfuegos orientation walk
  • Boat tour around the bay (Cienfuegos)
  • Beach time in Cienfuegos
  • Old Havana walking tour
  • Free time in Trinidad and Cienfuegos
  • Informal Spanish lesson
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Experience life as a local in a homestay
  • Cruise along the bay of cienfuegos
  • Dance salsa and enjoy live music
  • Explore colonial havana's alleyways
  • Visit the che guevara monument

Itinerary

Day 1 Havana There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. Additional Notes: 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: 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). 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. Included Activities: Che Guevara's Monument Visit Informal Spanish Lesson Transport: 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Bay of Cienfuegos Boat Tour Transport: 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. Included Activities: Havana City Walking Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Day 8 Havana (1B) Depart at any time.
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