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CUBA ESSENTIAL

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DORSEMOsa | CUBAFORTRAVEL

—A DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN CUBA—

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CUBA ESSENTIAL

Cuba is culture, nature, history, magic and traditions... is the result of the blend of multiple cultures, fusion of races and customs that gave birth to one of the most unique and fascinating Caribbean destinations. Your trips to Cuba will be characterized by its people. The Cubans are imaginative, joyful, unprejudiced, show their intelligence and are friends of joking and celebrating. The Revolution marks a before and after in the history of Cuba.

DAY 1

Welcome to Havana, Cuba

Arrival Havana, the capital of Cuba, built around a deep natural harbor, Havana is one of the most impressive cities in the Americas. It's also one of the most exciting: the modern city is a fascinating mix of old and new, with crumbling tenement blocks and 1950s American Cars rubbing shoulders with grand colonial buildings and monuments to the revolution. Assistance and private transfer-in upon arrival at the Havana´s International Airport. Overnight at Hotel Nacional de Cuba; 3N, BB. Read more

La Habana 3N | OB
DAY 2

Havana Vintage City Tour & Salsa Lesson

Two hours of Panoramic tour of Modern Havana in Old American Classic Cars through El Vedado and Miramar suburbs with visits to Almendares Metropolitan Park and the Revolution Square. On foot we investigate the Habana Vieja district. Old Havana, which is defined by the extent of the former city walls, has maintained the pattern of the early urban setting with its five large plazas, each with its own architectural character: Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza del Cristo and Plaza de la Catedral, around these plazas are many outstanding buildings. Typical lunch in the famous restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio acclimated by Cuban traditional music. In the afternoon we get active with a salsa dance lesson at Florida Hotel: a chance to learn the basics of Cuba’s most characteristic dance style by enthusiastic Cuban dance teachers. 19:30 At night transfer by soviet Chaika limousines to a private restaurant in Havana: Río Mar; set seafood menu for dinner. We continue to the most fabulous Cabaret in Cuba: Tropicana. Time to enjoy the Cuban Show until midnight. Return by bus to the lodging. Read more

La Habana | FB
DAY 3

Excursion to Viñales Valley

Drive to Viñales Valley, encircled by mountains and, its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops. Traditional techniques are still in use for agricultural production, particularly of tobacco. The quality of this cultural landscape is enhanced by the vernacular architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multi-ethnic society survives, illustrating the cultural development of the islands of the Caribbean, and of Cuba. Visit the Prehistoric Mural, a 120-meter tall replica of prehistoric paintings on a “mogote” which illustrates the evolution in the Sierra los Órganos to the first human inhabitants of the Pinar del Rio region. Horse ride around the Dos Hermanas valley. Lunch at the organic farm El Paraíso, where you can sample delicious Creole cuisine presented in varied Cuban dishes. The farm grows and uses organic vegetables making it a unique place to enjoy some fabulous food in a unique rural setting surrounded by exceptional nature beauty. Visit a typical farm house and tobacco plantation complete with traditional drying barns, where you will learn about the cultivation and drying process of the tobacco leaf while strolling though fields which grow the best tobacco in the world. Return to Havana. Read more

La Habana | HB
DAY 4

Santa Clara: the Che Guevara City

Drive to Santa Clara, visit to the Ernesto Che Guevara Sculptural Complex and Mausoleum in Santa Clara. On foot we investigate the Santa Clara historical center. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit to Armed Train Monument. Overnight at Royal Services All Inclusive Meliá Buenavista Hotel

Cayo Santa María 3N | AI
DAY 5

The Caribbean Day

08:30 Departure by bus to the Marina Gaviota located on Cayo Las Brujas. Get onboard a large and comfortable catamaran to enjoy a cruise around the surroundings keys and islets. Relax on the nets or the shaded areas as the catamaran glides gently over the waves, and watch seabirds and dolphins that regularly follow the catamaran. Stop at a coral reef for snorkeling in the warm and clear waters inhabited by a complex and colorful marine life. The catamaran then drops anchor at a gorgeous and secluded beach where you can enjoy free time. Next stop the Delfinario (dolphinarium) where a delicious lobster lunch will be served (other meal options are available). Enjoy a interaction session with dolphins, and a dolphins show. Sail back to the marina. 17:00 Return to the lodging. Read more

Cayo Santa María | AI
DAY 6

Beach day at Cayo Santa Maria

Free time to enjoy the beach and the special entertainment programs designed by the hotel.

Cayo Santa María | AI
DAY 7

Drive to Trinidad

This morning we drive to Trinidad, a Unesco World Heritage Site, the cobbled streets and Spanish architecture of Trinidad make it one of Cuba's most impressive and best preserved colonial towns. These plantation owners built sugar mills in the nearby Valle de los Ingenios and the region quickly became responsible for a third of all Cuba’s sugar production, generating huge wealth for the town. Canopy tour into Valle de los Ingenios and sugar cane juice degustation. We will walk through the lovely streets, squares and markets of the old town. Lunch in the historic center, just in a cozy private restaurant designed in colonial style and acclimated by Cuban traditional music. Overnight at Casa Particular, locate at the Old Historical Center of Trinidad; 1N, BB. Read more

Trinidad 1N | HB
DAY 8

Walk and Swim in Topes Nature Reserve

08:30 Transfer onto an open-sided 4WD soviet truck which takes us deeper into the reserve, then set off on foot through the forests with our naturalist guide. Our trail takes us along a ridge with panoramic views on all sides, then into a valley cut deep by the Guayanara River. Our guide will point out the rich and varied flora and fauna along the way, including the rare Cuban trogon, Cuba's national bird, whose red, white and blue plumage mirrors the national flag. Walk along the river to the Salto de Rocio waterfall, close to the waterfall there are rockpools where we can swim and - for the intrepid - swing out Tarzan-style on a liana overhanging the deepest pool. Lunch included in Casa de la Gallega. 15:00 Drive to Cienfuegos, at your arrival cocktail at the terrace of Palacio de Valle. We will finish the day with a short city tour around the colonial heart of Cienfuegos. This city is often referred to as the 'Pearl of the South', originally founded by the French it boasts the impressive Terry Theatre where they host operas and ballet. Overnight at Meliá San Carlos Hotel or similar; 1N, BB, Classical Room City View. Read more

Cienfuegos 1N | HB
DAY 9

Drive to Varadero Via Bay of Pigs

We drive through giant citrus and sugar plantations and out onto the Zapata Peninsula. Further on “cenotes” or pools created by the ceiling collapse of the underground rivers dot the landscape and provide wonderful swimming opportunities. We visit Playa Girón and the nearby museum dedicated to the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion, where a US supported attack by Cuban exiles failed to overthrow the Communist regime. Snorkeling or Diving one-hour session before continue to Havana City. In a rustic private restaurant Paladar Alexis Bacallao in Palpite; three course menu with options included for lunch Overnight at All Inclusive Paradisus Varadero Beach Resort & Spa; 2N, AI Read more

Varadero 2N | AI
DAY 10

Jeep Safari Nature Tour

08:00 This is an exotic full-day eco-adventure in the Cuban countryside by jeep. Escorted by a guide you will drive through the beautiful landscape of the Cuban countryside. The program of the day includes: A speedboat ride on Rio Canimar where you can admire the rich flora and fauna of the riversides, snorkeling at Punta de Maya (protected area), a visit to the Saturno Cave with free time to enjoy snorkeling or swimming, leisure time at Rancho La Dionisa a Cuban ranch where you will enjoy a typical Cuban lunch and a choices of activities such as: Horseback riding, bull riding, visit of the ruins of a French-style coffee plantation, or simply relax and observe the lush flora and fauna a of the region. 17:00 Return to Varadero Read more

Varadero | AI
DAY 11

End of Holidays in Havana

The morning is free either to enjoy exploring more, perhaps wandering through some of the artisan markets looking for souvenirs to take home, or relax around the lovely beach at our hotel. 12:00 Check-out According to the flight itinerary, private transfer-out to the Havana’s International Airport. he morning is free either to enjoy exploring more, perhaps wandering through some of the artisan markets looking for souvenirs to take home, or relax around the lovely beach at our hotel. 12:00 Check-out According to the flight itinerary, private transfer-out to the Havana’s International Airport. Read more

La Habana

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location La Habana
Hotel Memories Miramar
Day 4
Location Cayo Santa Maria
Hotel Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
Day 7
Location Trinidad
Hotel Casa Particular
Day 8
Location Cienfuegos
Hotel La Unión
Day 9
Location Varadero
Hotel Memories Varadero
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location La Habana
Day 4
Location Cayo Santa María
Day 7
Location Trinidad
Day 8
Location Cienfuegos
Day 9
Location Varadero

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Breakfast at lodge

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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DORSEMOsa | CUBAFORTRAVEL
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