Viva Cuba

6-day trip to Havana & Viñales

Length: 6 days

Trip days: Tuesday through Sunday

Destinations: Havana – 5 nights, Viñales

Highlights

  • Local guide
  • Local experiences
  • Colonial casa in Vedado neighborhood
  • Vinales day trip

About this trip

See the real Cuba with this 5-night small group trip to Havana, Cuba! Our local guide will show us the major points in Havana and the surrounding areas. We will explore the true local side of Havana as we step back in time in the country that has not changed too much since the 1950s. We’ll enjoy a couple of nice day trips out of the city to Pinar del Rio to explore nature and the cigar plantations, and to the beach at Varadero.

We will share a large Colonial-style casa in the popular neighborhood of Vedado, very near to Old Havana and the Malecon (roadway along the water).

Languages the local speaks: Spanish, English

Price includes: Roundtrip flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Havana, Baggage Fees, Airport Transfers, Authentic Cuban Lodging, Local Guide, and Day Trips

No. travelers: Up to 5

Lodging: 5 nights – Traditional Cuban Casa, Vedado neighborhood, Havana, Cuba

Itinerary:

Havana

Classic American cars, free-flowing rum, and the embargo – these are probably the first things that come to mind when you think of the lifeblood of Cuba. On this trip you will experience all of these popular aspects, as well as learn and experience the authentic Cuban way of life in the most unique way possible.

Day 1
Depart Ft. Lauderdale in the morning, arrive Havana, and check into lodging for 3 nights. You’ll get a brief intro to the major points in Havana and enjoy a traditional Cuban dinner with your Local Guide. Here you will learn to make a traditional Cuban cocktail and some traditional recipes to take home with you. Take to the streets in Old Havana for a night of live music, rum, and dancing – Cubano style!
Day 2
What better way to kick off your Cuban Adventure than with a ride along the Malecon in a pristine Classic American car? You’ll see all the major political and historic points in the city including the Hotel Nacional, the US Embassy, and memorials dedicated to Fidel Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Tip: Check out the city market in the park near La Fortaleza to find some Cuban artifacts, books, and other souvenirs.

Viñales

Unlike any other destination in the world, this jungle-like, semi-mountainous, tobacco producing region in the West of Cuba will satisfy all types of Adventurous souls.

Day 3
Depart for the rich tobacco producing region to the West – Viñales. This area is also known for outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking, and climbing. You’ll first visit a tobacco farm where you will get an intro to the process of cigar production by a local tobacco farmer. He’ll give you some of the family secrets to producing the best cigars in the world. You’ll also have a chance to purchase cigars at a very affordable rate directly from the tobacco farmers. Head back to Havana in the evening.

Havana

Back to the Heart of Cuba for one final, memorable stop.

Day 4
Today is a free day to explore at your leisure with the guidance of your Local Guide. Tip: Head to Hemingway’s House, explore the La Fortaleza area, or visit one of many art or historical museums in the  city.Tonight is the perfect night to check out one of the most incredible modern establishments in all of the Caribbean. An old oil factory has been transformed into a multi-faceted art museum, restaurant, venue, and houses multiple bars for many different tastes. A favorite of young and old, locals and visitors, you’re sure to find your groove here.
Day 5
Today, check out any final things you may have missed and all together for a farewell dinner with your Local Guide. Take in the sights, the smells, and the smiles as this is sure to be one of your favorite trips of your lifetime!
Day 6
Say your goodbyes and depart for the airport in Havana early in the morning. You will arrive to Ft. Lauderdale in the early afternoon.

 

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