8 days

Cuba in Colour

Cuba in Colour

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  • Cuba is one of the hottest travel destinations around and it is easy to see why. The country has a unique and colourful history that still dominates most aspects of Cuban life. Cuba is a Latin nation but it has a feel all of its own and on this short adventure, we experience many of these interesting facets. There's Havana, in all its faded glory, waiting to be explored. Few cities in the world can conjure up such emotions. Further on is the Vinales region, well known for its tobacco growing and cigar factories. On the south of the island is colonial Trinidad, where we can wander the cobblestone streets and listen to Cuban rhythms in the Casa de La Trova.  Throughout our Cuban holiday we are able to trace the history of the Cuban Revolution. In Santa Clara we visit the memorials dedicated to revolutionary hero, Ernesto Che Guevara.

    Why we love it

    • Classic American Vintage car tour of Havana
    • Private yacht charter to Cayo Macho islands & beaches
    • Dinner & Buena Vista Social Club show
    • Private tour of one of Havanas oldest cigar factories

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Havana

    On arrival at Havana Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in one of the city’s most charming and lively squares. Spend the day making your own discoveries before seafood and mojitos at El Patio Restaurant.

    Palacio San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
    Breakfast

    Day 2 - Havana

    A walking tour of old Havana ends at Ernest Hemingway’s old haunt, La Bodeguita del Medio. Cruise around the newer part of town in classic American vintage cars, stopping at Revolution Square, Miramar Vedado and Havana University before a private tour of the historic Hotel Nacional. Enjoy dinner and a performance by the Buena Vista Social Club this evening.

    Palacio San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 - Havana

    Partagas Cigar Factory, founded in 1845, is Cuba's largest and perhaps most renowned cigar factory. Take a private tour before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

    Palacio San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4 - Cienfuegos (via Bay of Pigs)

    Experience a change of pace today as you travel through the Peninsula de Zapata swamplands and along the Bay of Pigs. This is where the landing of counter-revolutionary exile militia occurred in 1961. Stop at a swimming hole (cenote) and if the conditions are favourable, you can swim or snorkel at a beach.

    Cubanacan Boutique La Union
    Breakfast

    Day 5 - Trinidad

    After breakfast take a walking tour of Cienfuegos then drive to Trinidad. Established by the Spaniards in 1514 and lined with cobblestone streets and colourful houses, the afternoon is free to explore at your own pace before dinner at Sol Ananda Restaurant.

    Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 6 - Trinidad

    A morning walking tour leads to an afternoon at the Valley of the Sugar Mills, the ruins of plantations that were once worked by slaves. Chat with villagers in Manaca Iznaga as you sip a glass of cold sugar cane. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

    Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
    Breakfast

    Day 7 - Cayo Macho Boat Cruise

    Board a private charter for your journey to Cayo Macho. Swim and snorkel in the pristine waters and indulge in a seafood lunch before returning to Trinidad.

    Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
    Breakfast

    Day 8 - Santa Clara ~ Havana

    Santa Clara is where Ernesto Che Guevara defeated government troops during the Cuban Revolution. Visit the Tren Blindado (Armoured Train) Monument, where the actual victory took place, as well as the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument.

    Palacio San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
    Breakfast

    Day 9 - Havana

    Spend this morning as you please, perhaps with some last-minute shopping before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Breakfast daily, 1 lunches and 4 dinners
    • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
    • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include a private yacht & vintage american 1950's vehicles.
    • Snacks and refreshments along the way
    • Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
    • Airport meet and greet service
    • Departure transfer

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Visas
    • Airport taxes
    • Laundry
    • Gratuities for the tour leader
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Trip Code RSCC
Group size 1 - 16
Start City: Havana
End City: Havana
Style: Small Group

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