This one-week small group tour in Cuba is the perfect getaway for the adventurous traveller. You’ll travel around with experienced English-speaking guide.
The itinerary for this tour outlined below is well thought itinerary to show the most essential places of Cuba when time is limited. You’re also able to extend your group tour at the end or the beginning of your holiday in Cuba So if you’re after more resort time with the 80km of pristine beaches in Varadero, or if you can’t wait to explore the east part of Cuba, like Baracoa or Santiago de Cuba, we can arrange that too.
The options are as endless as your imagination, and we’ll be on hand throughout to help you make the most of your holiday in Cuba.
On this group tour in Cuba you will visit pulsing Havana, the pearl of Cuba - Cienfuegos, Cuba’s iconic Colonial city, Trinidad, and the Vinales with its beautiful valley with tobaco fields.
After you touchdown at Havana airport, your Vamos Cuba tour guide will offer you a warm Cuban greeting and take to your casa particular, your guide will run through the itinerary with you and the group.
He will leave you with some local insider tips so you can explore your neighbourhood.
2. DAY = Havana
After a delicious homemade breakfast prepared by your casa particular host, your guide will pick you up at agreed time and take you and the rest of the group to the city. You could spend a year in Havana and still not see everything, but we’re pretty confident we can tell you all about the iconic highlights and more! You’ll be free to head out and explore the city on your own in the afternoon with some helpful advice from your guide.
2 nights accommodation: Casa Particular Comfort in Havana
3.DAY = Havana to Cienfuegos
Breakfast will again be spent with your host family, and then you will leave Havana for Cienfuegos. On the way we will visit the Cienega de Zapata, an expansive national park found on the south coast of the island. The national park is home to the Taino Indian Village, which we will reach by motorboat. You will also have the chance to visit the Guama crocodile breeding farm – if you’re interested in seeing the 16 species of crocodile that call it home.
Entrance fees not included: est. $12 CUC
1 night Casa Particular Comfort in Cienfuegos
4, 5 DAY = Trinidad
Today you’ll have the chance to explore Trinidad, a little slice of Spanish Colonial life trapped in time. In 1988 it was made an UNESCO world heritage site, and you’ll soon see why! Get lost in the winding streets and feel your stress melt away as the friendly locals brighten up your visit.
At night you will enjoy great live music in outdoor venues.
2 nights accommodation: Casa Particular Comfort in Trinidad
6. DAY: Viñales
After a traditional Trinidad breakfast, we’ll hit the road to Viñales, a small town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. It is famous for its picturesque landscapes, as the whole town is surrounded by a low mountain range.
You will have the chance to visit local 'finca' (plantation) with explanation of tobacco growing. They will also demonstrate how to roll a cigar.
7.DAY: Viñales & around
We would recommend as an optional activity a day trip to Cayo Jutías, a mere 60km from Vinales, which should take no longer than 80 minutes.
Expect white sand, crystal-clear water, a soft sea breeze and total relaxation.
2 nights accommodation: Casa Particular Comfort in Vinales
8. DAY: Departure
Unless you have chosen to extend your stay with us, then we will return you to the Havana in plenty of time to catch your flight. You’ll leave with the heart full fond memories.
Accommodation is provided at various Homestays along the route, this is so that you get to talk to real Cuban families and sample authentic Cuban food. You’ll pick up bits and pieces of local knowledge and history from your host families, which will help to make your trip more enjoyable.
Accommodation is Twinshare. Single Supplement is available for £150
Photos & more information on accommodation
For the tours we run in Cuba, we ask you to pay part of total price locally to your tour guide at the beginning of your tour in Cuba.
The local payment is not compulsory and you can pay the full amount of the tour by bank transfer if you prefer (remember 1USD = 1CUC) . Sometimes we have problems sending the large amount of money to Cuba to operate the tour due to the US embargo. Having the host collect a certain amount in cash, directly from the travellers at the start of the tour, acts as a safety blanket against possible delays or complications in the transferral of money to Cuba to run the tour. This help us run the tours smoothly and cost effectively.
When: Throughout the year
Price: £330 + 200CUC locally paid
8 Days Small Group Guided Tour. You will visit the the must see of Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Vinales.