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Enjoy the most important destinations in western Cuba. This 12 day trip will allow you to delve into historical cities and enjoy a beautiful beach at the end. The wonderful beach that will catch you with its blue sea and its fine sand. Cuba is waiting for you!
Havana International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
As soon as you arrive at the airport, an assistant will welcome you warmly. He will wait for you with a sign from the agency and assist you with your luggage to the taxi for a private transfer to your accommodation. Havana, the sixth of the first settlements on the island, was founded in 1519, under the name “Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana.” The Old Town is today one of the best-preserved historical nuclei in Latin America.
Start at your hotel and let your guide take you to the most iconic places of the Old town: Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza de la Catedral. After enjoying a typical Cuban cocktail, you will be guided through the modern parts of the city in a classic car to visit sites like Revolution Square, University of Havana, Hotel Nacional, the Capitol, and the former Presidential Palace.
After breakfast, you will leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and meet rural Cuba in the beautiful! Viñales valley in the western Sierra de Guaniguanico, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. On a panoramic tour, you will visit the valley’s most interesting sites, starting with Mirador de Los Jazmines with impressive views of the Viñales Valley. Although a visit to a cigar factory is not included, you will visit and see tobacco plantations and learn about traditional cigar making. The abundance of the tobacco fields will vary due to the seasons. The tour includes a visit to Cueva del Indio which involves a boat ride along an underground river.
Choose among the various activities to do in the Viñales area. You can visit the Los Jazmines viewpoint, to enjoy magnificent views over the valley, make a canopy-tour, ride horses, or explore some of the caves in the region. If you want to get to know one of the five tobacco regions of Cuba, we invite you to visit Vuelta Abajo, famous for its “Habanos.”
This day starts with a bus transfer from Viñales to Cienfuegos. The day in Cienfuegos is at your disposal. The area around the town, known as the “Pearl of the South”, offers a wide range of activities. Cienfuegos is one of the largest holiday destinations in Cuba, where visitors can practice a variety of water sports, climb the breathtaking Sierra del Escambray mountains or experience the heritage of Spanish and French settlers through architecture. Located next to one of the best bays in the world, this urban center is considered an architectural jewel with great French influence. This city contains remarkable heritage buildings of different styles. It is an important compulsory stop for visitors with interest in Cuba’s culture.
Discover UNESCO-listed Cienfuegos through its French and Spanish architectural heritage. Walk along this urban center’s most prominent spots: Marti Park, Tomas Terry Theater, Purisma Concepcion Cathedral, Paseo del Prado, and the town’s oldest house. After a brief rest at Meson El Palatino, the trip continues to Punta Gorda. The stunning views of the bay and the Malecon will certainly catch your attention. Then, visit the Nautical Club and Palacio del Valle, a jewel of eclectic architecture. A brief stop for a refreshing cocktail is included. Later you will be picked up by a taxi for a private transfer from Cienfuegos to Trinidad. Enjoy your evening at a Trinidad music night. Accompanied by a local guide, you will go to one of the many places in Trinidad where you can listen to excellent Cuban music maybe, with a traditional Mojito in your hand.
Your accommodation is in an independent large two-story house in the colonial part of the city with a colonial facade, and recently renovated interiors. All rooms have well-equipped private bathrooms. Explore the beauty of this colonial town from a horse-drawn carriage. Visit the Cuartel de Dragones, a pottery workshop, Santa Ana Square, and the lookout point. A beverage during the tour is included.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by a private taxi to be driven to Santa Clara. Explore the historical past of Santa Clara through its revolutionary heritage. It is located in the center of Cuba and has been penetrated by history, and is the result of the battles delivered during the revolutionary process. Visit Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s Mausoleum, the Park Museum of the Armored Train, the Leoncio Vidal Park, and the Boulevard. Lunch at a local restaurant is included. In the afternoon, a transfer takes you to the beach in Cayo Ensenachos.
The leisurely part of your holidays starts with a day of full relaxation. Enjoy the luxury of your all-inclusive-hotel, take a walk on the beach and jump into the crystal clear ocean. Or, take a stroll in the environment of the hotel and sample some typical Cuban food.
Delve into the natural and beautiful environment, where you will find a great variety of marine species and corals. Here you can do sport fishing, diving, snorkeling, bird watching, water sports, and more.
After the last day with different beach activities, you will embark on a bus which takes you back to the capital. Enjoy your last evening in this lively city with strolls through wide avenues, listening and maybe dancing to live music and a hearty Cuban meal.
Right in time for your departure, you will be picked up by a private transfer at your accommodation and driven to Havana Airport to fly back home. Have a safe flight!