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Discover Cuba

$2,030.00

Our adventure begin in La Havana, then we will visit Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Camaguey, Santiago, Baracoa, at the end we will go back to La Havana to return home.

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4 star hotels

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American breakfast

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Van, local bus, walking

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Achiote Roads leader, local guides

The Island

Cuba is a vibrant blend of history, music, poetry, passion, adventure and amazing cultural wealth. Perfect weather with crystalline waters and spectacular scenery. A unique collection of classic cars. This is not, just another island vacation…this is Cuba.

We will visit Cienfuegos and its eclectic architecture, then we’ll go to Trinidad, Camaguey, Santiago which is the second most important city because of its economy and population, finally we will go to Baracoa and back to Havana to return home.

Itinerary

Day 1  Flight to Havana
Today you board your flight to Havana the capital of Cuba where you check in to your hotel and have a free afternoon.


Day 2 Havana
We will spent our day visiting the main attractions of the city, from the historic downtown to Neruda’s home.


Day 3  Havana – Vinales Valley – Havana
Today we will go to the city of Valparaíso which is World Heritage by UNESCO.


Day 4  Havana – Cien fuegos – Trinidad
In the extension of two sloping hills a city grew spontaneously in different hills, it is characterized by its ski lifts, stairs, alleys and quaint architecture.


Day 5  Trinidad
We will take a flight to Puerto Montt.


Day 6  Trinidad – Camaguey
Today we will enjoy Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, which is known as the City of Roses, is the gateway to the Chilean Patagonia and one of the most beautiful cities in Chile.


Day 7  Camaguey – Santiago de Cuba
In the city of Valdivia joins the rivers Calle Calle and Valdivia and is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in Chile.


Day 8  Santiago de Cuba
In Villarrica you will find wonderful hot springs and Huerquehue National Park.


Day 9  Santiago de Cuba – Baracoa
Some of the greatest attractions of Conguillio National Park are ‘Llaima’ Volcano, its lakes and lagoons of volcanic origin, and the ancient forests, many of which are unexplored.


Day 10  Baracoa
Time to departure from Pucon or Villarrica to Temuco Airport to board back to Santiago.


Day 11  Baracoa – Havana
We will have free time to enjoy the city of Santiago.


Day 12  Free day in La Havana
We will have free time to enjoy the city of Santiago.


Day 13  Departure Day
Time to say good bye and departure!

Details

AIRPORT HAV – José Martí
INCLUDED
Airport Transfer
Private transportation (all itinerary)
Coach according to schedule
12 hotel nights in 4 star hotels
Entrance fees
Local Taxes
Tips to bellboys and maids
Domestic flights (if applicable)
NOT INCLUDED
International flights
Personal items
Meals (luch and dinner)
Passports and visas
Tips to the guide and driver
Travel Insurance
  • Day 1 - Flight to Havana

    Today you board your flight to Havana the capital of Cuba where you check in to your hotel and have a free afternoon. You may wish to explore the cobblestone streets and alley ways of the old city which was founded in 1591 on the Bay of Havana and built in baroque and neo classical styles.

    Discover street after street of grand facades, colourfully painted facades and unique Spanish colonial architecture. Dinner is arranged for you this evening. (Overnight Havana)


  • Day 2 - Havana

    Step back in time as your walking tour of old Havana takes you to the first of Cuba’s seven UNESCO world heritage sites, San Francisco de Asis Plaza. You visit the old town square, the Rum Museum and the Ambos Mundos Hotel where Ernest Hemmingway resided. Hemmingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954 and his novel mentioned in the citation for the prize was set in Cuba (the citation read for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in “Old Man and the Sea”).

    You also visit the Tobacco Museum in the historical centre and see historic Plaza de Armas and Cathedral Square. Take a scenic drive to see Central Park, Havana’s Grand Theatre and the National capitol before arriving in modern Havana and Revolution Square and University Hill. Including entrance fee to Museo de la Revolución and Tropicana show. (Overnight Havana)


  • Day 3 - Havana – Vinales Valley - Havana

    After breakfast you tour the picturesque Vinales Valley where the landscape features valleys of Royal Palms, Cuba’s national tree. The valley is in Pinar del Rio, the western province of Cuba where the best tobacco in the world is purportedly cultivated.

    You tour a tobacco factory and visit a finca where you experience the hospitality and simple lifestyle and culture of local tobacco growers. You also visit the Cueva del Indio- limestone caves, take a boat ride there on a subterranean river and explore prehistoric murals pained on ancient valley stone.

    cigar-achiote-roads As well as a good wine is defined by its vineyard, the character of a Habano is closely related to the soil where the tobacco is grown.

     


  • Day 4 - Havana - Cien fuegos - Trinidad

    Depart Havana early this morning and travel to Cienfuegos, stopping enroute at the Fiesta Campesina farm and the Guama crocodile hatchery. Follow the south coast via Cienaga de Zapata, the scene of fighting against the US troops where they landed in 1961.

    Tour Cienfuegos which is the only Cuban city founded by the French and is situated on a stunning bay protected by the Castillo de Jagua. Continue to Trinidad where you check in to your hotel for the next two nights and have dinner together. (Overnight Trinidad)


  • Day 5 - Trinidad

    After breakfast you have a panoramic tour of Trinidad one of Cuba’s greatest attractions. This 500 year old tiny city founded by the Spanish is one of the best preserved in the Carribbean. It has been yet another inclusion in UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list since 1988 and is noted for its lovely cobblestone streets, pastel coloured houses with elaborate wrought iron grills and majestic palaces and plazas.

    Your tour includes the Mayor Parish Church of the Holy Trinity with its spectacular 300 year old altar, Mayor Plaza, the City Museum and Potter Chichis house of the Santander family. There is some free time in the afternoon before meeting for dinner. (Overnight Santiago de Cuba)

     

    beautiful-beach-achiote-roads The white sands at Ancón Beach, makes a perfect place to spend the day just chilling out in the sand and swimming in the Caribbean.

     


  • Day 6 - Trinidad - Camaguey

    After breakfast drive across the island to Camaguey, passing cattle ranches and citrus and sugar plantations along the way and stopping in Tinajones.

    Camaguey originally on the coast was relocated to protect it from marauding pirates. Enjoy walking through its small streets and squares, originally laid out to confuse attackers and which now delight visitors. Tour the Church of Our Lady of La Merced and the Plaza del Carmen. (Overnight Camaguey)


  • Day 7 - Camaguey - Santiago de Cuba

    This morning you set out for Santiago de Cuba on the island’s eastern coast, stopping in the historical centre of Bayamo along the way. Santiago de Cuba’s first mayor was Hernan Cortés, the future conqueror of Mexico.

    Visit the Sanctuary of the revered Virgin Cupper, considered the patroness of Cuba and check in to your hotel for dinner and a free evening. Music fans will love the Caribbean flavour of Cuba’s second largest and most colourful city and the vibrant music and dance scene. (Overnight Santiago de Cuba)

    music-achiote-roads Son, a forerunner of the salsa traces its roots to Santiago de Cuba whose inhabitants are descended from French and Haitian settlers.

     


  • Day 8 - Santiago de Cuba

    Tour lively Santiago de Cuba today with sights including the necropolis of Santa Iphigenia where Jose Marti, Cuba’s patriot and national literary hero rests, Plaza Antonio Maceo, the 26th July Museum.

    A walking tour in the historic centre takes you to Céspedes Park, the cathedral, the House of Diego Velasquez, Plaza Dolores and along Padre Pico and Heredia Streets.

    You also visit El Morro fortress which guards the bay and is also on UNESCO’s world heritage list. (Overnight Santiago de Cuba)


  • Day 9 - Santiago de Cuba - Baracoa

    Depart for Baracoa today stopping enroute in the town of Guantanamo where you visit French Tumba and Changui House. In Baracoa you check in to your hotel and take an evening panoramic tour in to the historic city centre which was the first village built by the Spanish in the Americas and original capital of the island of Cuba.

    See the Church of Our Lady of Conception and the vine cross which was brought to here by Christopher Columbus and is considered the oldest symbol of Christianity in Cuba. (Overnight Baracoa)

    mojito-achiote-roads In “Casa de la Trova” you will find a musical frenzy of “salsa” and Cuban “son” along of mojitos and lots of dancing.

     


  • Day 10 - Baracoa

    Your excursion today takes you to Rancho TOA which displays the life of local farmers, their homes, customs, modes of transport and agricultural produce such as cocoa and coconut. You can taste traditional Chorote and a Creole lunch before taking a boat ride on the Rio TOA, Cuba’s largest river.

    You return to your hotel in Baracoa and have dinner. (Overnight Baracoa)


  • Day 11 - Baracoa - Havana

    After an early breakfast you depart Baracoa on your flight to Havana.

    You arrive late morning and check in to your hotel. You have a free afternoon in Havana to relax or for last minute shopping and exploring this surprising city.


  • Day 12 - Free day in La Havana

    Enjoy your last day in La Havana!


  • Day 12 - Departure Day

    After several days in the amazing Cuba, is time to go back home. Take a ride in our bus to the Antonio Maceo y Grajales International Airport. And Good-bye Cuba!

     


  13 Days
 Havana to Havana
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Min 10 pax

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