Explore a side of Cuba that few rarely get to experience on this nine-day adventure. Cruise Havana's history-infused streets in a classic car and stroll along Trinidad's cobblestone avenues to the rhythms of music floating from open windows. Tour a tobacco plantation for a taste of iconic Cuban culture and luxuriate in the view of the island's rolling western hills. Travel by private air-conditioned van is well-paced, so you're refreshed and ready to explore the island's vibrant culture and tropical airs.
Cruise through Havana in a vintage automobile, watch local experts make the famous Cuban cigar, explore the fascinating culture and history of Cuba, stay at local homestays for an authentic Cuban experience
Private vehicle, vintage automobiles, boat, walking.
Casas particulares (homestays) (8 nts).
Local Living: Havana Homestay, Havana. Arrival transfer. Walking tour of Old Havana. Havana City tour in vintage automobiles. Revolution Square visit (Havana). Cigar tour in Pinar del Rio with demonstrations. Via±ales and Trinidad orientation walks. Giron Museum visit (Bay of Pigs). Visits and entry to the Che monument and historical sites in Santa Clara. Guided tour of Santa Clara. Free time in Havana and 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 3 Via±ales (1B, 1L)
Travel to lush Via±ales with a cigar tour en route. Enjoy lunch at a local tobacco farm.
Day 4 Via±ales (1B)
Take a walk through the countryside to enjoy the stunning outdoors. Enjoy free time in Via±ales in the afternoon.
Day 2 Havana (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a walking tour of historic Old Havana before hopping in a vintage automobile to cruise through the city. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Cuba's capital.
Day 8 Trinidad/Havana (1B, 1D)
Take a guided tour of key historical sites, including the famous Che monument in Santa Clara, en route back to Havana.
Day 6 Cienfuegos/Trinidad (1B)
Travel to Trinidad, tour the city, and opt to take a salsa dancing lesson.
Day 7 Trinidad (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a free day in Trinidad to discover this Spanish colonial town that was founded in the 16th century and still preserves a look and feel of the past.
Day 9 Havana (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 3 Havana (1B, 1D)
Take advantage of a free day to explore Havana and discover the city's rhythm. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with the group.
Day 5 Via±ales/Cienfuegos (1B, 1L)
Settle in for a travel day to Cienfuegos. Along the way, stop off at the Giron Museum at the Bay of Pigs to learn more about the US military involvement with Cuba. Opt to go for a swim in the beautiful waters before continuing on to the seaside town of Cienfuegos.