Central Cuba Adventure
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 your hotel a few nights for a local homestay.
Private vehicle, boat, walking.
Casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts).
Local Living: Havana Homestay, Havana. 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.
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
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.
Day 2 Havana/Santa Clara (1B)
Visit two key historical sites, including the famous Che monument.
Day 3 Santa Clara/Trinidad (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk then opt to take salsa dancing lessons, hit the beach or catch some live music.
Day 4 Trinidad (1B, 1D)
Spend a day exploring. Opt to hike in nearby Topes de Collantes National Park or visit Ancon Beach for diving, snorkelling or lounging. Savour a home-cooked Cuban meal this evening.
Day 5 Trinidad/Cienfuegos (1B)
Orientation walk and boat tour around the Bay of Cienfuegos. Opt to visit the Palacio del Valle building, the botanical gardens or relax on the beach.
Day 6 Cienfuegos (1B)
Enjoy free time to continue exploring.
Day 7 Cienfuegos/Havana (1B)
Head back to the capital city and take a walking tour of Old Havana.
Day 8 Havana (1B)
Depart at any time.