Day 1 Havana Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.
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 (0.50 hour(s))
Day 2 Havana/Viñales (1B) Viñales is in the Pinar del Rio province and located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, we have many opportunities here to enjoy the area, whether it be hiking or simply sitting back and enjoying the view.
Informal Spanish Lesson
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 189km)
Day 3 Viñales (1B, 1L) Take a day trip to beautiful Cayo Levisa, 3km of white sand on an island only accessible by boat. It is a perfect spot for snorkelling or just blissing out on the beach.
Day Trip Cayo Levisa
Day 4 Viñales/Playa Larga (1B, 1L) Travel to Playa Larga. Stop at the Bay of Pigs en route for a swim in the beautiful blue water, and opt to go snorkelling.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 370km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 5 Playa Larga/Trinidad (1B) Trinidad is a haven for anyone interested in outdoor activities. If a beach sounds like what you're looking for, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa Ancón, just 12 km (7.5 miles) from town.
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km)
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 80km)
Day 6 Trinidad (1B, 1D) Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Enjoy a group dinner at a local host's house.
Day 7 Trinidad/Havana (1B) Stop by Santa Clara en route to Havana and visit important historical sites, including the famous Che monument. Discover Old Havana on a short walking tour with the CEO.
Santa Clara Visit
Havana City Walking Tour
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Havana (1B) Depart at any time.