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Trip code : GSCB
Trip length : 15
Trip starts in : Havana
Trip ends in : Havana
Maximum group size : maximum 16

highlights

  • Camaguey's labyrinthine streets and alleys
  • Las Terrazas biosphere reserve
  • Santiago De Cuba's Afro-Cuban culture
  • Havana's El Malecon sea wall
  • The tobacco fields of Viñales Valley
  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Havana
  • Havana's fortress, cigars and rumba
  • Ernesto Che Guevara Monument in Santa Clara

Get ready to step back in time and party like it’s 1953. Hang in Havana, get serenaded in Santiago, play in pretty Camaguey, haggle your heart out and sprawl on the beach in Trinidad, learn a bit more about old Che in Santa Clara and hike, drink and enjoy village life in Vinales… Then one last salsa and cigar in Havana and your Cuba’d. In the words of Whitney Houston, “Havana Dance with Somebody”. Ok, she never said that. But find yourself a partner, grab a mojito and let Havana work its magic. You’ll be coming up with clever Cuban puns in no time.

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Day
1

Havana

Take time to sit back with a mojito and enjoy the quality people watching - old dudes smoking cigars, ladies dressed in their finest ballgowns and classic cars cruising the streets. It's like Hollywood without the cameras.Get acquainted with HavanaPre-departure meeting in the evening

Day
2-3

Santiago de Cuba

It's easy to get your music fix in Santiago. You might head to the Casa de la Trova, a heaving Cuban music-hall that never seems to close. Or you might be serenaded in the street by a woman who happens to be a former opera singer. It's just that kind of place.Leave Havana and fly to Holguin, then transfer about 2 hours to Santiago de Cuba.Take a walking tour of this musical, revolutionary citySet off to explore the city on your own during free time

Day
4-5

Camaguey

You'll see massive ceramic pots all over the city. They're called tinajones and were used to collect rainwater in the olden days. Obviously.Drive past cattle farms, citrus orchards and sugar plantations before arriving in CamagueyGet to know this surprising town, riddled with twisting streets and alleyways

Day
6-8

Trinidad

Little alleys with their makeshift markets are the place to haggle for Cuban linen. And if you're a bit artsy fartsy there are heaps of galleries here - also open to negotiation when it comes to price.Drive across the interior to historic Trinidad - quintessential CubaSet off on your own exploration of the townPerhaps climb the bell tower of the central Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos (a former convent) for great views over the old rooftops and surrounding hills.Why not visit some of the great local marketsGet your beach beach fix - it's a short ride in a 'coco taxi'

Day
9

Santa Clara

See plenty of Che and his revolutionary slogans on murals around the city. Explore the Revolutionary Plaza and Che monument in your free time.Head inland to the historic city of Santa ClaraVisit the Revolutionary Plaza and the Che Guevara Monument

Day
10-12

Vinales

Sugar cane fields, tobacco farms and a pretty little village. You can't ask for more than that. Hike, visit the museum and tour the farms over a couple of days here.Visit Vinales, situated in one of the most scenic parts of CubaPerhaps take in the town's cultural centre and museumWhy not set off on some of the hikes in the area

Day
13-15

Havana

Head back to Havana. Figured out how to smoke a cigar without coughing yet? Now might be your last chance before heading home.In your free time, why not stroll along the malecon (ocean-side walkway) and watch the traditional and modern sides of this enigmatic city unfold before you.At the end of a long day, enjoy a relaxing evening at any of the many bars and clubs while listening to the island's rhythms.It's time for a final night of salsa, hit the streets and celebrate a fantastic adventure.Extra accommodation in Havana is available at the finishing point homestay for this trip.Day 15 is departure day. There are no activities planned for today and you are able to depart at any time.

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While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.

trip-grade

RAW

Our Raw tours are best suited for those with a sense of adventure, are willing to step outside their comfort zone and don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. For independent travellers who want to travel with others. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart who has an open mind, an eye on the budget and a nose for adventure. Authentic experiences that expand the mind rather than hold the hand.

Style Facts

  • The freedom to explore without breaking the bank
  • Time to do your own thing – or join in optional group activities
  • YOU choose where YOU want to eat
  • Basic accommodation
  • A variety of public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

Basic

Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.

Style Facts

  • Plenty of free time to explore independently
  • Optional activities to suit your budget
  • Freedom to choose your own meals
  • Simple famliy run hotels
  • Mostly public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

This tour is operated by our partners Geckos Adventures

included

  • Expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and professional local guides at some sites.- Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Old Havana; Santiago de Cuba; old town centre of Camaguey; UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trinidad; Santa Clara including the Che Guevara Monument; and the sugar cane fields and tobacco plantations of Vinales.
  • Free time to explore Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Vinales.
  • Local flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.

not-included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

meals

3 breakfasts

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Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.

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