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Duration: 8 days and 7 nights

Group Size: 4 - 7 PAX

Travelling to: Havana, Viñales Valley, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and Trinidad.

 

POQUITO - GROUP TOUR

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

 

  • Transfers from the airport on arrival.
  • Transport/transfers  in private car or minivan as specified.
  • Premium guesthouses or home-stays: accommodation in "casas particulares" (Cuban term equivalent to home-stays) with private bathrooms/ensuites and air-conditioning.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Same local tour guide throughout the tour.
  • Activities/excursions as specified.
  • Travelers Information Package with lots of practical advice (PDF).
  • Cuba Tourist Map, advised by MINTUR, Minister of Tourism in Cuba (hard-copy) on arrival in Cuba.

 

     Included Activities:

 

  • Old Havana walking tour.
  • Classic Convertible Car tour of Modern Havana.
  • Viñales Valley orientation tour.
  • Panoramic and cultural tour of Cienfuegos.
  • Che Guevara Mausoleum (entry fees included).
  • Panoramic and cultural tour of Trinidad.

NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • Transfers from the airport on departure.
  • International flights.
  • Travel insurances (required to participate in our tours).
  • Visas and passport fees. Visas can be arranged for additional cost and subject to our T&Cs.
  • Additional meals (except daily breakfasts).
  • Drinks.
  • Additional optional activities not specified in the tour.

PRICES:

Per person

Low Season: Middle of March to middle of November. $1,260 AUD

High Season: Middle of November to middle of March. Supplement of $80 AUD per person.

 

Single Supplement:

If you prefer a single room for the tour, incurs additional supplement of $535 AUD.

 

Group Size: 1 to 7 PAX. Tour start guaranteed with 4 persons minimum.

 

Notes: For groups with more than 7 travellers please contact us for details and a quote.

 

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Itinerary

Tour Dates

Optional Services

Notes

Day 1: Havana. Arrival date. Greeted and welcome at airport by our Experience Cuba representatives. Look for our logo and your group leader name, which is usually the person that made the booking. Transfers to your accommodation.

 

Day 2: Havana. Old and Modern Havana Tour: Enjoy a walking tour of the colonial district Havana Vieja (Old Havana) accompanied by your private local guide. UNESCO declared Old Havana a World Heritage Site in 1982, a genuine living museum, in which more than 144 buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries are conserved. This colonial and historic centre is a museum at open air of architecture, art and culture. This tour is a real treat for history and culture enthusiasts. Bask in a beautiful Classic Convertible Car while you take in the highlights of modern Havana.

Day 3: Pinar del Rio. Viñales Valley: The Valle de Viñales is a fabulous national park abundant in fertile red soil, incrusted in green fields of tobacco plantations. Viñales offers Cuba’s best hiking, mounting, caving and landscapes views, based around the serene farming town of Viñales on the edge of the park. This is Cuba at its most attractive. Refer to our Optional Services tab for activities ideas.  Overnight in Viñales.

 

Day 4: Cienfuegos - Trinidad: Departing from Viñales Valley, travel to Cienfuegos, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city known as well as the Pearl of the South. Cienfuegos is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in 1819 by French settlers from Bordeaux and Louisiana. Departing from Cienfuegos continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Trinidad. Panoramic tour of Trinidad city. The “Villa de la Santisima Trinidad” was the third village founded by the Spanish Crown in Cuba in early 1514. The conservation and restoration work undertaken by specialists has made Trinidad one of the best preserved colonial cities not only in Cuba but also of South America. Overnight in Trinidad.

 

Day 5: Trinidad. Free day. Refer to our Optional Services tab for activities ideas.

 

Day 6: Trinidad - Santa Clara - Havana: Departing from Trinidad continue by travelling Santa Clara, the city of Che Guevara. Founded in 1689 Santa Clara was militarily taken by Che Guevara in December 1958, during the Cuban revolution. Visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum, where his remains are kept. Return to Havana.

 

Day 7: Havana. Free day. Refer to our Optional Services tab for activities ideas. Overnight in Havana.

 

Day 8: Havana. Departure.

 

 

Travel Times Summary (approximates):

  • Havana to Viñales: 3.25 hours
  • Viñales to Cienfuegos: 5.50 hours
  • Cienfuegos to Trinidad: 1.25 hours
  • Trinidad to Santa Clara: 2.15 hours
  • Santa Clara to Havana: 3.75 hours

Tour Dates:

Departing:

​2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

 

2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thursday, 3 May 2018

 

Finishing:

2017

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thursday, 21 December 2017

 

​2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018

 

Some optional services :

(incurs surcharges)

 

 

  • Airport transfers on departure.

 

  • Tropicana Cabaret:  in the evening. Tropicana, a ‘Paradise Under the Starts’, as Cubans know it by, is host on its open-air stage to more than 200 first-rate dances, singers, performers and a magnificent orchestra. This activity includes the shows, preferential table on the cabaret, dinner and drinks.

 

  • Cabaret Parisién in Hotel Nacional: Be astonished by the remarkable “Cubano, Cubano” show at the Cabaret Parisién, a fusion of Indo American, Latino and African cultures, the combination of which created modern Cuban culture.

 

  • El Cañonazo night tour: Visit the “Parque Morro – Cabaña”, a Spanish fortress (the biggest in the Americas) built in 1519 to protect the city against pirate attacks and the English. Enjoy dinner (included) at “La Divina Pastora” restaurant. Witness one of the city’s oldest traditions - El Cañonazo - the cannon firing at 21:00 hours (09.00 pm).

 

  • Pinar del Rio, Viñales Valley: Visit the Prehistoric Mural, outstanding natural and man-made site, which was given status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

 

  • Pinar del Rio, Viñales Valley, Indian Cave: Visit to “La Cueva del Indio” (Indian Cave), with a boat trip through a subterranean river.

 

  • Pinar del Rio, Tobacco Plantation: Visit to  one of the working tobacco plantations in the area and learn all there is to know about the worldwide famous Cuban Cigars.

 

  • Pinar del Rio, Soroa Tour:  Soroa is located in the western part of the Sierra del Rosario Mountains in the extreme south-east of the province. The most famous attraction in Soroa is the Orchid Botanical Garden which contains more than 700 species from all over the world.

 

  • Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mill Valley) Trinidad: Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Valle de los Ingenios” (Sugar Mill Valley) and climb to the top of the Manaca-Iznaga tower to delight in some of the best country views in Cuba. The “Valle de los Ingenios” is a notable evidence to the growth of the sugar industry and living museum of the sugar production in Cuba. The valley comprises 75 past sugar cane mills, plantation houses, barracks and other facilities related to this susceptible industry, which has observed a continuing decline.

 

  • Topes de Collantes, Trinidad: Daytrip to Tope de Collantes, a natural park huddled in the Escambray Mountains with attractive endemic flora and fauna. Make some time and stop at La Casa del Café to sip and enjoy some of Cuba’s finest coffee.

 

  • Seafari to Cayo Blanco, Trinidad: The Marlin Marina Trinidad is located about 15 km south of Trinidad on the Peninsula Ancon. Make sure you arrive at the marina before 09.00 hours (09.00am) to board either a catamaran (60 seats) or a sailing boat (up to 10 places), depending on the number of participants. Soon the town of Trinidad and the small fishing community of Casilda and its bay become smaller as the ship heads off towards Cayo Blanco (not to be confused with other keys with a similar name, such as the one near Varadero). The bar on board is open and drinks are included. The rich seabed of Cuba´s waters reveals itself at the coral reef, Las Mulatas, where you can snorkel and explore the underwater treasures. Snorkel equipment is on board and is included. A lunch of seafood is served on the island, Cayo Blanco, and it would be a real punishment not to laze at this pristine beach, after lunch. At the end of the afternoon, you will sail back to the marina.

 

  • Catamaran cruise to Cayo Las Iguana, Trinidad: Iguana island is located approx. 20 miles off Trinidad. It is aptly named because of its inhabitants, the rare endemic Cuban Iguana. It can only be found here and several other nearby islands. Discover beautiful sea life when you stop for a snorkel at a nearby reef. Lunch and snorkelling gear included and departs from Marlin Marina at 9am.

Itinerary notes:

 

  • It is an exciting time in Cuba with rapidly changing legislation and local conditions. Cuba has seen a massive increase in tourism, which has put a strain on local tourist infrastructure. While we will strive to operate our tours as closely to published itineraries as possible, conditions often change from one day to the next, and minor tour modifications may be necessary with no advance notice.

 

  • Casa Particulares (homestays, B&B’s or guesthouses) are family run businesses that are legal and formalised to provide accommodation to foreigners in Cuba. Though much nicer than general Cuban homes they can seem quite rustic and bare compared to what most international travellers are used to back home. They are generally well maintained and run by pleasant hosts as they rely on word of mouth for much of their business. Most bedrooms have air conditioning but some will have just a fan and most have a private bathroom. Cuba as a developing country is subject to power outages and it is common to have low water pressures in the showers and sinks. It is also common for the shower to be electric. If understanding and expectations are kept in check staying at Casa Particulares is a very personal and pleasurable way to accommodate yourself in Cuba.

 

  • The transport system in Cuba is in many ways different to anywhere else in the world. We (Experience Cuba) are restricted in a large way by the local transport laws. We use privately owned transport with approved licences to provide taxi services to tourists and the state-owned transport services of TRANSTUR, the only inter-provincial taxi provider in Cuba. The privately-owned transports vary between classic vintage cars (hardtop and convertible) and more modern models of cars, all in good condition. It is not law in Cuba for cars to be fitted with seat belts and neither is it against the law to use a mobile phone while driving. This is not condoned or encouraged by Experience Cuba but when travelling to other countries it is customary to abide by the local laws.

 

 

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