Tobacco, Nature and Sun (Havana)

Tobacco, Nature and Sun Map

6 nights / 7 days – Guaranteed Departures / No minimum number of passengers

1st day, Monday (Havana), Dinner
Arrival to Havana. Accommodation for 3 nights at the selected hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

2nd day, Tuesday (Havana), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast in the Hotel. Visit to the Morro Cabana Park. The tour continues to St Francisco de Assis Square and its beautiful Fountain of the Lions. The walking tour of Old Havana includes the Old Square recently restored with its old palaces housing Art Galleries and Cultural Institutions, Cathedral Square and the Bar-Restaurant, La Bodeguita del Medio. Follow Mercaderes St to the Ambos Mundos Hotel where the famous writer Ernest Hemingway used to live during his first visits to Cuba. Enjoy a cocktail. Visit the Tobacco Museum in the historical centre. The Tour continues to The Arms square and the Place of the Captains General where you will discover the great pages of Cuban History and the live art of those golden centuries. Lunch at La Barca Restaurant. The tour then proceeds by bus to visit the Havana Club Rum Museum, where you will learn about the history of the sugar cane and the brewing process of the well known Cuban rum. You will even have a chance to taste it. The panoramic tour then moves on to the Malecon (Havana Seawall) and modern Havana: The Revolution Square, Havana Central Park, the Capitol Building (constructed very similar to the one in Washington), Gran Teatro de la Havana and Havana University. Return to the hotel. Dinner at El Aljibe Restaurant.

3rd day, Wednesday (Havana / Viñales / Havana), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by air-conditioned bus to the Viñales Valley in Pinar del Río, the most Western province of Cuba, where the best tobacco in the world is grown. Visit to a cigar factory to view world famous Cuban cigars being made. Enjoy exotic landscapes with valleys and Royal Palms, Cuba’s national tree. Visit to Finca Paraiso where you will be able to see the process of seeding, growing, sawing and drying the tobacco leaves. The tour continues with a visit to the Indian Cave and tour in a boat around its underground river . Lunch at a local restaurant. Sightseeing of the Prehistory Mural, which are paintings over the oldest rocks in the island made by the most famous Cuban painters. Stop at Los Jazmines to enjoy the most beautiful view of the Valley. Return to Havana. Dinner at the hotel and free night.

4th day, Thursday (Havana /Guama/ Cienfuegos / Trinidad), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Early departure to Cienfuegos City. Visit the farm Fiesta Campesina, the first contact with the endemic flora and fauna of the Zapata Swamps region. The tour continues to Guama and the crocodile breeding farm. Lunch at La Boca Restaurant. Continuation of the trip to Cienfuegos where you can see the following historic sites: Bay of Pigs, scene of the invasion by American troops on April 17, 1961, Cueva de los Peces and Caleta Buena. Walking tour of the city where you can admire this unique city founded by French settlers in the 19th Century. The city is located next to the bay that gives its name to the city. Admire the neoclassical constructions and its beautiful boulevards. Visit the Palacio de Valle, Marti Park, the entrance to Tomas Terry Theatre and the City’s cathedral. Continue on to Trinidad where you will check in to your all inclusive resort on the Ancon Peninsula. Dinner at the hotel. Enjoy the after dinner show.

5th day, Friday (Trinidad), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic tour of Trinidad, one of the first towns in Cuba founded by the Spanish settlers in the 16th century, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the Iglesia Parroquial Mayor, the Church of Santisima Trinidad, the Mayor Square and the Burnet Count Palace, nowadays the Museo Romantico. Visit La Canchanchara Bar and sample a cocktail by the same name. Lunch at a nearby restaurant. Trinidad is a live history book with a colonial architecture miraculously preserved , the houses with tiled roofs and stone paved streets . You will by charmed by the contrast of the colours of this Village to green Escambray mountains around. Next visit the plantation of Manaca Iznaga and the Valley of the Geniuses . You will be able to see how things were in a sugar factory back in the 18th century. After the visit you can climb the 42 meter tower to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the valley. Return to the hotel and dinner at the hotel. Free night.

6th day, Saturday (Trinidad / Santa Clara / Varadero), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Early departure for Santa Clara City where you will visit the Historical Centre, the Ernesto Che Guevara Museum, and the historical Armored Train. Lunch at a restaurant in the area. The tour continues over to Varadero. Arrive in time for dinner and overnight lodging at your all inclusive resort.

7th Day, Sunday (Varadero), Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. End of Services

Pricing is per person, taxes included. Accommodation will be at the hotels described in the program. In case it is necessary to do any deviations or changes we will use the same category of hotels, or superior. Visits and meals are as listed in the program. Air conditioned buses will be used for the full program. This is an escorted tour with professional tour guides providing guidance and assistance to clients. Tour guide will be fluent in the language that has been requested, however, sometimes the tour will be conducted in two different languages. Assistance will be provided at the airport and at the hotels. Airport transfer in and out is included in the pricing.

Pricing does not include items of a miscellaneous nature, tips, or the Cuban airport departure tax of 25 cuc per person.

Hotel Packages

Package A: Melia Habana (Havana) or Hotel Quinta Avenida (Havana), Brisas Trinidad Del Mar (Trinidad), La Ronda (Trinidad), Melia Varadero (Varadero)

Package B: Occidental Miramar (Havana) or H10 Panorama Hotel (Havana), Brisas Trinidad Del Mar (Trinidad), La Ronda (Trinidad), RIU Varadero (Varadero)

Package C: Copacabana (Havana), Club Amigo Costa Sur (Trinidad City), Club Amigo Ancon (Trinidad), Sol Club Palmeras (Varadero)

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