Timeworn yet magnificent, deteriorating but majestic, Cuba is one country whose magic cannot be defined in words. One needs to step themselves into this vibrant land to have a taste of its charm. This 5-day Latin America backpacking tour has been designed in order to provide travelers with an unforgettable and authentic experience of the Cuban lifestyle. Our years of expertise and knowledge can let you dive deeper into the country in a more personal way. With this tour, you’ll get a chance to connect with local people from different walks of life experiencing an island that has so much to offer to everyone. So, reach us today and let us help you in customizing a smooth as well as rich Cuba tour experience.
(Day 1): Arrival at Havana
(Day 2): Exploring the city of Havana
(Day 3): Discovering Life at Varadero
(Day 4): Basking in the Colonial City of Camaguey
(Day 5): Departure for Home
Havana, Varadero, Camaguey
A majestic city steeped in colonial buildings, inspiring history, and pulsating music, welcome to Havana. As it is located at the seaside, you can feel the salty aroma in its atmosphere. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the rocks and splash water all over the seawall, couples walk along the seashore while the passionate sounds of the sea water echo all around the city. As you step for the very first time in the land of Havana, you are sure to experience such scenarios all around. Upon landing, your guide escorts you to your elegant accommodation where you can settle down and relax while enjoying the city views from the mansion balconies.
As you look out from the window of your room early morning, the sunlight that reflects off the Atlantic Ocean’s surface will greet you and fill you with excitement for the following day’s wonderful surprises! The entrance to Havana Bay is guarded by the stone structure of Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro built in the 17th-century.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and lead you for an introductory tour of the city of Havana. The most famous cigar factories of Havana exude a floral aroma different from the sea scent of the city. Your guide will give you details about everything related to cigar. In the afternoon, you can head to the Artisan Market and explore the handmade goods by the artists displayed over there for sale. Each artistic piece here captures the culture of the city in a timeless way.
After your market tour and an evening snack, you can hike to the former 19th-century Buenavista Coffee Plantation. A sip of freshly roasted and slow brewed coffee here will fill your heart with a delightful ecstasy. Only a few things are better as compared to enjoying a quiet peaceful moment accompanied by a pristine view.
Today you make your way to the outskirts of the city to the neighborhood of San Francisco de Paula leaving Havana shores behind. The Finca Vigia home where Ernest Hemingway lived stands here for Lookout House, from 1939 until 1960. It gives you a sneak peek into the famous American author’s life who wrote two award-winning books while he lived in Cuba.
In the afternoon, you head out to the town of Matanzas. The antique streets inspiring the literary and musical heritage of Cuba have a new sheen and polish lending itself to the nickname, “Athens of Cuba.” You witness the cheerful and undefeated character of the Cuban culture here. Also get an opportunity to watch Danzon and rumba, two of the country’s most popular forms of dance.
Today, you have an early breakfast before making your way back to the airport for your flight to Camaguey. The city is situated in the center of the island between lush rural landscape and abundant coastal allure. The cobblestone streets twist around the preserved historical center, bending into a purposeful labyrinth that once protected the city from pirates.
Your guide will meet you at Camaguey Airport and escort you into the heart of the historic city. Plaza San Juan de Dios links the city to its colonial past. You’ll witness the buildings here encircling the square and having Mexican architectural elements. The restaurants behind the indigo buildings are all filled with rich music and luscious cuisine. Savor the flavors of the food as well as the city in this one day tour of Camaguey
In the morning, when you are ready, your guide meets you at the hotel lobby and escorts you Camaguey Airport to begin the journey back home carrying some wonderful memories.
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