Walking through the pincushion hills, wandering amongst orchids and lush mountain coffee plantations-see another side of the island on this week-long tour through the -Garden Province' of Cuba. Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates of lore along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let our experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.
Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches, experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay, visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars
Private vehicle, walking.
Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts).
Local Living: Havana Homestay, Havana. Arrival transfer. Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio). Via±ales orientation walk. Guanahacabibes Peninsula Biosphere Reserve and Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncala Lighthouse. Beach time (Maraa La Gorda). Las Terrazas biosphere reserve visit. Walk through Old Havana with the CEO. Revolution Square visit (Havana). Free time in Via±ales. Informal Spanish lesson. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
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/Via±ales (1B)
Travel to Via±ales. Get familiar with surrounds on an orientation walk, then spend time exploring the beautiful valley.
Day 3 Via±ales (1B)
Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.
Day 4 Via±ales/Maraa la Gorda (1B)
Travel to Maraa la Gorda, a UNESCO beach town, visiting a cigar factory en route. Opt to go on a sunset boat ride, go snorkelling, or relax on the beach.
Day 5 Maraa la Gorda (1B)
Enjoy an excursion to Cabo San Antonio with a stop at the Roncala lighthouse.
Day 6 Maraa la Gorda/Las Terrazas (1B)
Travel to Las Terrazas and enjoy the stunning scenery in this UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its flora and fauna.
Day 7 Las Terrazas/Havana (1B)
Travel back to Havana, and walk through Old Havana wth the CEO. Enjoy a final night in the city with the group.
Day 8 Havana (1B)
Depart at any time.