In the words of Whitney Huston, “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.(Was Complete Cuba)
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. Day 1Get acquainted with HavanaPre-departure meeting in the eveningDay 2Spend the day exploring (La Habana Vieja) Old HavanaPerhaps visit a local historic bar and grab a mojito in the eveningDay 3Enjoy free time strolling around Havana and taking in the architecture, culture, museums, restaurants and bars
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 Santiago de CubaTake a walking tour of this musical, revolutionary citySet off to explore the city on your own during free time (3B)
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 (B)
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. Take a morning tour of the old town centre of CamagueyDrive 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 markets Get your beach beach fix - it's a short ride in a 'coco taxi' (3B)
See plenty of Che and his revolutionary slogans on mural 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 (B)
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 days here. Visit Vinales, situated in one of the most scenic parts of CubaPerhaps take in the town's cultural centre and museum Why not set off on some of the hikes in the area (2B)
Cayo Levisa - Havana
Finish working on your tan before we head back to Havana. Figured out
how to smoke a cigar without coughing yet? Now might be your last
chance before heading home.Day 14Travel to the island of Cayo Levisa by boatSpend time on the white sandy beaches Opportunities to swim, snorkel, explore the island, or do absolutely nothing at allReturn to a country lodge in Soroa on the mainland, located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains in the late afternoonDay 15Travel back to Havana, where the trip comes to an end (B, L)
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.
Key: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner