Authentic Cuba: Aroma & Culture
Cuba is among the most exciting islands in the Caribbean. Cuba has just about everything you could imagine, there are dramatic mountainous landscapes, wild and unspoiled valleys, sweeping vistas of sugar cane, tobacco plantations glowing emerald green. There are seven exquisite cities dating from the mid-fifteenth century, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and above all, Cuba’s greatest asset: her people. The people are welcoming, enthusiastic, polite and a lot of fun – and that is probably an understatement!
|Day 1||Arrival in Havana, leisure time|
|Day 2||City Tour Havana Colonial|
|Day 3||Havana to Las Terrazas/Soroa|
|Day 4||Las Terrazas/Soroa to Cienfuegos|
|Day 5||Cienfuegos to Trinidad|
|Day 6||Trinidad – Sancti Spiritus – Santa Clara – Remedios|
|Day 7||Remedios – Varadero – Havana|
|Day 8||Havana at leisure|
|Day 9||Depart Havana|
Day 1 – Arrival in Havana
A Travel Just 4U representative will meet you at the airport in Havana.
Day 2 – City Tour Havana Colonial
In 1982, UNESCO declared Havana’s historic city center as a world cultural heritage site. There is no city in the whole of Latin America with a larger colonial center.
Enjoy a walking tour exploring the old city centre through the alleys and over the “plazas” of Old-Havana: Plaza de Armas, Templete, Palace of the Generals, Cathedral Square, Plaza Vieja, Hemingway’s “Bodeguita”. In the afternoon you will visit the “Muraleando” project: Get to know this socio-cultural project and its history. Within a few years, the community transformed their neighborhood into an artwork with painted murals and sculptures made of common objects
Day 3 – Havana to Las Terrazas/Soroa
After Breakfast continue to Las Terrazas, a UNESCO biosphere reserve with an artist colony and nostalgic coffee plantation. Oldest National Park in Cuba.
This tour includes a visit to “Las Terrazas”, which represents a social project within the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, a green paradise. During the excursion visit of the French Buenavista Coffee Plantation and various other social and biological projects. At the end lunch and possibility to take a bath in the natural pools of the San Juan river.
Day 4 – Las Terrazas/Soroa to Cienfuegos
Drive in the direction of Central Cuba to Cienfuegos, a port city characterized by its French colonial architecture. Stroll over the Plaza Mayor with the nostalgic Terry Theater, where Caruso used to sing, and to the half island Punta Gorda with the “Moorish” Palacio del Valle and its typical wooden mansions.
Day 5 – Cienfuegos to Trinidad
Early in the morning, drive along the panoramic coastal road to Trinidad, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site with one of a kind architecture. Walk over the main square surrounded by the magnificent manors of the sugar barons.
This tour includes a guided tour through the museum “Historico Municipal (Palacio Cantero)”, which exhibits colonial furniture and interesting artifacts from the slave trade, a visit to Taberna “La Canchánchara”, a lookout point “Valle de los Ingenios” and Torre Manaca Iznaga an ascent of the slave tower with a wonderful panoramic view over the Valley of the Sugar Cane Mills.
Day 6 – Trinidad – Sancti Spiritus – Santa Clara – Remedios
Through the offshoots of the Escambray mountains to Sancti Spiritus, a colonial town not yet discovered by the touristic mainstream. Stroll through the city and visit the Yayabo Bridge. Continue to the historic Santa Clara, where Ché Guevara celebrated his biggest victory and found his last rest. Afterwards, continue to the little colonial town Remedios, known countrywide for its Parrandas tradition. Stroll over the idyllic main square with the church Parroquia San Juan de Bautista (16th cent.).
In this tour you will visit The Yayabo Bridge and The Memorial Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the impressive monument* of Che Guevara, one of the most famous guerrillas worldwide, was erected en 1988 and finished in 1997 with the transfer of Che Guevaras remains from Bolivia to Santa Clara.
You can visit the main monument with the statue of “Che”, the mausoleum and a small museum which collects details of Che´s life and death.
Day 7 – Remedios – Varadero – Havana
Transfer from Remedios via Varadero where you can enjoy some hours at the Caribbean sea and to Havana in the afternoon.
Day 8 – Havana
Day at leisure, time to explore the beautiful and cultural city of Havana.
Day 9 – Depart Havana
This morning you will be transferred after breakfast from your hotel to the airport in Havana. Your Authentic Cuba: Aroma & Culture itinerary concludes here.
- Arrival & departures transfers in all cities
- All tours as mentioned in itinerary
- 8 nights accommodation in 3* and 4*Hotels – Breakfast included
- Price based on two adults travelling together.
- International and internal flights
- Items of personal nature
- Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Tips to Drivers, guides and Porters
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