Cuba is such a magical place, and there are so many amazing places to visit in Cuba that choosing what all to see here can be tough. Cuba is a spectacular island in the Caribbean, which is increasingly becoming a popular tourist destination. With its lush green valleys, colonial architecture, waterfalls, and white sandy beaches, it draws tourists from all over the globe. So, submerge yourself in Cuban culture and history with our 2-weeks Latin America Escorted Tour.
(Day 1): Arrival in Havana
(Day 2): Walking Tour of Havana
(Day 3): Exploring More of Havana
(Day 4): Heading to Vinales
(Day 5): Vinales Exploration
(Day 6): A Scenic Journey to Las Terrazas
(Day 7): Enjoying Time in Las Terrazas
(Day 8): Visiting Trinidad
(Day 9): Trinidad Exploration
(Day 10): Beach Time in Cayo Santa Maria
(Day 11): Relaxing Moments in Cayo Santa Maria
(Day 12): More of Beach Time in Cayo Santa Maria
(Day 13): One Day Tour of Camaguey
(Day 14): Traveling to Santiago de Cuba
(Day 15): Tour of Santiago de Cuba
(Day 16): Traversing to Baracoa
(Day 17): Baracoa Walking Tour
(Day 18): Spending Final Day at Baracoa
(Day 19): Departure Back Home
Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas, Trinidad, Cayo Santa Maria, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa
Today you begin your Cuba journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Havana. On reaching Havana, you will be met by a private guide at the airport and escorted to your hotel situated in the heart of Old Havana in a vintage American car.
This morning, your guide will take you for 2 to 3-hour private walking tour of Havana's atmospheric old town, visiting the four main Plazas of Havana Vieja as well as many of its cobbled streets and vibrant, colonial buildings.
Today, you'll enjoy some time on your own to explore Havana at your own pace. Eating out in Cuba is more about the experience than the food itself and there are plenty of family-run restaurants here that offer a great taste of traditional cooking and provide good value for money as well. In the evening, make your way out for dinner at one of the many great restaurants suggested in your travel pack.
Your private guide will pick you up this morning from the hotel and take you to the picturesque town of Vinales in the tobacco-growing region of Pinar del Rio, situated at around two and half hours from Havana. You'll get to stay in a simple homestay together with a local family, which is going to be an amazing way to get an insight into rural Cuba. On the way, you will stop at a specialist cigar factory and learn more about the most famous export of Cuba.
Today, get ready for a private tour of the valley, which is famous for its captivating limestone outcrops known as mogotes. You will explore the quaint town itself, visit a tobacco plantation and witness one of the local cave systems.
Get ready to be transferred to the rural community of Las Terrazas today, which is at an hour's drive north. It's a picturesque journey: you cross tropical fruit plantations and mountain ranges covered in thick jungle, lakes, and valleys. After arriving at your hotel, the remaining of the day is entirely yours to spend as you wish. Relax in your hotel room or take a rowing boat out on the Lago del San Juan, the lake around which this community is clustered.
Today, you’ll explore Las Terrazas at your own pace. There are a number of energetic activities on offer, such as zip-lining and birdwatching. One especially nice way to get a feel for this community is to make your way to local artists' studios or El Cusco Bazaar, a place exhibiting local handicrafts and art. Las Terrazas' most famous son was a well-known Cuban musician, Polo Montanes. It is also possible to visit what was once his home and to connect with the local musicians and artists who gather here weekly.
Today morning, embark on a long 7-hour journey east through the countryside to the colonial city of Trinidad which is undoubtedly the most complete colonial city in the country. Wandering around Cuba is always interesting and you'll cross through local towns unperturbed by tourism as well as having plenty of chance to stop off and stretch your legs.
Today, make your way into the mountains behind Trinidad for spectacular views over the coast below and a really fascinating walk through the Topes de Collantes nature reserve, ending at a beautiful waterfall for an exhilarating swim. Enjoy lunch at a typical Cuban hacienda before heading back to the city in the afternoon. The remaining of the day is yours to explore Trinidad's UNESCO World Heritage center.
This morning, you will meet your guide at the hotel and transferred to your all-inclusive resort on the white sandy beaches of Cayo Santa Maria. En route, you will stop at the city of Santa Clara and witness the monument and museum which is dedicated to the revolution's greatest hero, Che Guevara. You'll also have the chance to visit the lovely town of Remedios where you can explore the compact town's atmospheric streets and colonial square before continuing your journey to the Atlantic coast and crossing the 50km causeway that links the Northern Cayes to the mainland.
Spend the entire day today relaxing on the beach. You can also go for a spa treatment, undertake a spot of snorkeling or simply relax by the pool with a good book.
Enjoy the day at leisure and in the evening, head out to the beach at sunset to listen to the saxophonist serenade you while you look out towards the horizon with a glass of wine in hand.
This morning, you’ll be transferred to Camaguey accompanied by your private guide in the center of the country via the Valle de Ingenios.
Depart Camaguey this morning and travel to Santiago de Cuba, stopping in the town of Bayamo on your way and to visit the popular Basilica del Cobre.
Today, your guide will take you for a private tour of Santiago, including the Cayo Granma and Castillo del Morro.
Today you will travel on to the eastern city of Baracoa with your guide in a really picturesque journey along 'La Farola' - the road meandering through the Sierra Maestra mountain range and down to the coast.
Enjoy a walking tour of Baracoa today with your guide, with the remaining of your day at leisure. The guide will show you the surrounding area and will also recommend you activities, such as a visit to the Yumuri river, or to El Yunque National Park to enjoy the spectacular tropical scenery, go hiking or swim in the waterfalls.
Today, you will be driven to the Alejandro Humboldt National Park where you’ll go bird-watching in this UNESCO World Heritage reserve.
This morning, you’ll be transferred to Holguin for your return flight back home.
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