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Activities & Transport

  • Horseback Riding
  • City Tour
  • Hiking
  • Meet the Locals
  • Diving
  • Public bus
  • Car with driver
  • Rental Car

Main travel focus

Cultural visits
Nature & landscapes
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Roundtrip Cuba from West to East

Cosmopolitan Havana City - Meet the Locals in Trinidad - Historical Santiago de Cuba - Popular Varadero Beach
Unique about this tour:
  • Experience Cuba entirely - from west to east and back - in one trip
  • Visit the green tobacco fields, beautiful beaches, Cuba's underwater wonders, and the nightlife of cities like Santiago!
  • Learn about Cuba's history and its effects in the daily live of the Cubans nowadays
  • Stay in casas particulares (Cuban B&B's) and experience the kindness of the Cuban people firsthand

The best time to visit Cuba is any time, so there is no excuse not to go! This trip introduces you to the highlights and must-sees that the country has to offer. In just 22 days, take a round trip of the island and experience the real Cuba. Visit lively cities like Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Trinidad, and experience the nightlife with cocktails as you dance salsa. Learn about fascinating Cuban history and Che Guevara in Santa Clara, and visit the famous Bay of Pigs. Take a walk along the white sandy beaches of Playa Girón or dive to discover the colorful coral reefs off of Playa Santa Lucía. Learn about the country’s most important industry - tobacco, and get the chance to see Cuba’s famous cigars being produced and rolled. In the place where nature, beaches, culture, and history come together, Cuba has something for everyone.

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Services

Included
  • 21 nights in casa particular including breakfast (upgrade to a hotel in Varadero upon request)
  • Bus tickets
  • Private transfer from Viñales to Playa Girón
  • Airport transfers (based on Havana Airport)
  • Oldtimer tour + city walking tour in Havana
  • Tobacco walking tour in Viñales
  • Bicitour in Trinidad
  • Excursion to Valle de los Ingenios in oldtimer in Trinidad
  • English speaking guide on excursions
Excluded
  • Flight tickets
  • Tourist visa
  • Travel insurance
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Private transfers instead of bus starting from 1690€ per person (based on two persons)
  • Rental car - price on request
  • Upgrade to a 5* all-inclusive hotel in Varadero - price on request
  • Excursion to Topes de Collantes in Trinidad: 49€ per person
  • City walking tour in Trinidad: 18€ per person
  • Beachtour in Oldtimer car in Trinidad: 29€ per person
  • Airport transfers to/from Varadero (price on request)

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Havana  

Arrive in Havana and first impressions of Cuba

Welcome to the island of Cuba! Arrive in Havana or Varadero Airport, where you will be greeted by your driver and brought to your hotel. Drop off your luggage and begin exploring the streets in search of your first Mojito!

Day 1
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Havana  

Cruise Old Havana in style!

Wake up to your first day of exploration. Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take a tour in a vintage vehicle, the perfect way to see Havana! This fascinating city is full of contrasts, full of both restored and unrestored buildings and straight out of the fifties! Then, take a city walking tour with your guide and discover the old city center. See famous sights such as Calle Obispo, la Bodeguita del Medio and the famous squares of Old Havana. Not only will you get an authentic impression of Havana, your guide will also give you some useful tips for the rest of your stay in Cuba. The tour will end in Havana Vieja, or “Old Havana" where you will then be free to wander and make use of your afternoon as you please. 

Day 2
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Havana  

Journey to the countryside

It is time to leave the city and head out of town. Travel to the Valley of Viñales, famous for its landscape dotted with mogotes and tobacco fields, where the leaves of famous Cuban cigars are grown. Upon arrival in your new casa, you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail of fresh juice as you sit in your rocking chair on the porch and take in the scenery. Stroll around the village and take in the peace and quiet of the region before enjoying an abundant meal at your casa. 

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Viñales  

Explore quaint Viñales

This area is a must-see in Cuba. Wake up at your casa and start exploring, the day is yours to use as you choose. Feel the serenity of the area as you stroll along the streets and take in the landscape of mogotes, which have been around for almost 200 million years. The area was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. If you wish, visit the Great Cave of Santo Tomás, or take a boat ride through the Cueva del Indio. If you wish to see prehistoric paintings and discover more about the ancient mogotes, travel to the Mural de la Prehistoria. There is so much to choose from!

Day 4
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Viñales  

Tour Cuban tobacco production

In the morning, you will start with a tour through the tobacco fields surrounding Viñales. See where the leaves are dried and watch a guajiro roll an authentic Cuban cigar. If you wish, you can also purchase cigars for yourself or as souvenirs. In the afternoon, walk around and take in the landscape or rent a bike to do some more exploring!

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Playa Girón  

Visit the famous Bay of Pigs

Today you will be picked up from your casa and by private transfer service driven from Viñales to Playa Girón. You will arrive at your destination in the early afternoon where you will find a small village located on the famous Bay of Pigs, which was invaded by the United States in 1961. Feel the living history of the area, which also has a small museum about the invasion, which you can visit if you wish. 

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Playa Girón  

Spend a day at the beach

Today is full of possibilities! Take a locally arranged tour of the National Park Ciénaga de Zepata. Or, if you prefer to enjoy the sparkling tropical waters, go snorkeling or scuba diving. This is a favorite spot for those looking to see what is under the water. Enjoy the relaxing vibe of Playa Girón and just chill at the beach while you bathe in the island's sunlight or walk along the beautiful white sand of the nearby Playa Los Cocos

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Cienfuegos  

Welcome to beautiful Cienfuegos

Today you will travel to the city of Cienfuegos, or “the Pearl of the South", about 1 1/2 hours away from Playa Girón. A beautiful place to admire the French colonial style houses, it is nice to take a stroll on the Malecón by the bay, located between the city center and the Punta Gorda. 

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Cienfuegos  

Nature, Beaches, Culture, History

Cienfuegos has so much to offer! Ask your casa to help you arrange a taxi and let your adventure begin. You can choose to take a ride to the waterfall El Nicho or join an excursion to the botanical gardens Jardin Botánico de Cienfuegos. You did not get enough of the beach yet? Relax on the sand or go snorkeling in the tropical waters at Rancha Luna. Or do you prefer to learn more about the culture and history of Cuba? Take an excursion to the Spanish fort Castillo de Jagua, check out the Arabian influences of the Palacio de Valle or take in more of the city’s colonial architecture

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Trinidad  

Dance the Salsa in Trinidad

Move on to the city of Trinidad. Walk along the typical cobblestone streets of the city center, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Stroll through streets lined with brightly colored houses and gorgeous historic buildings - and feel like you’ve landed right in colonial times! Only a few kilometers away are the beautiful beaches of Playa Ancón and María La Gorda. In the evening, delight in a fantastic Cuban meal at one of the many restaurants. Afterwards, bring on the night at Las Escalinatas for a refreshing cocktail and live music - the perfect place to practice your salsa dancing skills!

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Trinidad - Valle De Los Ingenios - Trinidad  

Discover the Cuban Lifestyle

This morning you will have the chance to learn more about the people of the fascinating island. Ride with a bicitaxista, which will drive you outside of the city center and show you how Cubans buy their groceries with a supplies booklet, called a “libreta”. Move on to visit a cigar factory and a school. In the afternoon, travel via oldtimer car to the Valle de Los Ingenios. Explore the former sugar plantations, which used to provide Cuba’s main source of income. Continue your journey and visit the ruins of the Manaca Izanaga Tower. You will arrive back in Trinidad in the early afternoon and can use the remainder of the day exploring more of the city or relaxing in your casa. 

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Trinidad  

The day is yours in Trinidad

Use the day as you wish to discover the many wonders Trinidad and the region have to offer. Take a walk through the historic city center, ride in a classic car to tour the city or visit the beach. Or, if you are the more active type you can also take a hiking trip to Topes de Collantes. There is always more to discover in this beautiful historic city. 

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Camaguey  

Get Lost in the streets of Camagüey

Today you will visit the historical city of Camagüey, one of Cuba’s original villages founded by the Spaniards in 1515. The city was specifically designed to fend off enemy attacks, which creates an intricate labyrinth of streets today. It is the perfect town to get lost in as you wander through its windy alleys. Discover the tinajones, or clay pots, that the town is famous for creating, which can be found near front doors or patios throughout the village. They both collect water and served as status symbols for residents. Enjoy the nightlife of the city, and go for some live music and a glass of rum as the sun goes down.

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Santiago De Cuba  

Welcome to Santiago de Cuba!

Get ready to experience Santiago de Cuba, the island’s second largest city! Full of history, culture, and nightlife, it is the center for Afro-Cuban culture and traditional musical genres like Son, Trava, and Bolero. Make sure you have your camera ready! Due to the differing heights of the city, there are many breathtaking viewpoints that offer panoramic views. Upon arrival, drop your things at your new casa and head out to begin exploring the city. 

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Santiago De Cuba  

Discover history in the big city

There is so much to do in this lively city. You are free to wander and discover as you like. Choose to visit the rum museum or take a stroll through the picturesque district of El Trivolí, one of the most beautiful parts of Santiago. Visit the Cathedral Santiago de Cuba, located in the city center and offering various architectural styles. Climb to the fortress of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, where you can learn about piracy and enjoy spectacular views. But that’s not all to discover - this city is full of exciting history. Gaze upon the bullet holes at the Moncada Barracks, a relic of Fidel Castro’s attempt to overthrow the regime in 1953.

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Santiago De Cuba  

Experience magnificent nature around Santiago

Today, take an excursion from the city and surround yourself with nature. Discover the stunning landscapes of the Sierra Maestra. This mountain range stretches over the eastern coast of the island and is one of the largest ranges Cuba has to offer. Undertake a trek or a hike through this beautiful area of valleys and mountain peaks. Be sure to visit the National Park Pico Turquino, which has the highest peak on the island. You can also visit the La gran Piedra, a large volcanic rock that offers spectacular views of your surroundings from the top. If you are not the nature type, spend the day exploring more of the city, enjoying more Cuban cocktails or relaxing in your casa. 

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Camaguey  

Say Hello to coral reefs

Travel back to Camagüey for another night. After your arrival, you will get the chance to do some of the activities that you missed the first time around. Visit the lively market of Mercado Agropecuario el Rio, where you can browse the colorful stalls for goods and souvenirs. Take an excursion to the Playa Santa Lucía, an ideal place for diving and water sports. This beach is home to a coral reef, the second largest in the world! Or go a bit farther for a serene landscape of peace and quiet at the lonely white beaches of the Cayo Sabinal peninsula.

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Santa Clara  

Discover the city of Che Guevara!

Santa Clara is a must-see for any visit to this unique island! Today a university city, Santa Clara is most known for the mausoleum of Ernesto Che Guevara, which houses his remains. Santa Clara played a special role for Che Guevara, and served as his place of refuge in the Revolution of 1958, and was also the site of the most important battle fought during the Revolution. Discover the city’s rich history and turbulent past, and get a first hand look at these important historical places. 

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Casa Particular In Santa Clara

Varadero  

Relax on the beach in Varadero

Welcome to Varadero, Cuba's most popular beach destination. Relax on kilometers of sandy white beaches, go swimming in the crystal clear water or try out water sports like kite surfing or scuba diving! All of this is possible in Varadero. Your accommodation is a beautiful casa in the residential district away from the bustling hotels, but only a few steps from the more quiet beaches in town. Take a stroll in the sand and dip your feet in the warm Caribbean water. You can take a short trip to the Caves of Saturno, a magical location for swimming an snorkeling. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant and see the sun vanish into the ocean.

Day 19
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Hotel In Varadero 4*

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Hotel In Varadero 5*

Varadero  

Learn to kite surf in crystal clear water

It's time for another day in paradise, to just relax on the beach and let your soul wander. Or are you in a more active mood? How about kite surfing? Varadero is a popular location for kite surfers, but don't worry if you've never tried it before, the surf here is perfect for beginners and the local kite surf school will be more than happy to teach you how to ride the waves like a pro. After surfing it's time for a break: Josone Parque is perfect for spending a relaxing afternoon in the park. Surrounded by green grass and beautiful flowers, you can walk along the gardens and lakes. If you are hungry, the area offers fine dining in beautifully restored colonial houses, the perfect Cuban experience.

Day 20
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Hotel In Varadero 4*

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Hotel In Varadero 5*

Varadero  

Dive among tropical fish and corals

The day is yours! How about a diving trip? Over 40 types of coral can be found on the surrounding reefs, as well as many species of fish, shrimps, crabs and other sea animals. Varadero has 28 designated sites for diving, containing underwater caves, as well as reefs bustling with fish and densely populated with corals. Explore an underwater shipwreck, located in the Cayo Piedra Underwater Park, east of Varadero. Or maybe you feel more like sightseeing today? A hop on – hop off bus takes you around town, along the most remarkable places in the city, illustrating its unsteady past influenced by American millionaires, as well as the Cuban revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union. In the evening, dine in one of the local restaurants and enjoy the sunset on your last evening in this perfect beach paradise.

Day 21
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Casa Particular In Varadero

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Hotel In Varadero 4*

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Hotel In Varadero 5*

Havana Airport  

Goodbye gorgeous Cuba

It is time to say goodbye to Varadero and transfer back to Havana. Here you will be taken to the airport where you will board your flight back home. After three weeks in Cuba, take a minute to reflect on all the wonderful moments you've experienced here, memories that will last a lifetime. Goodbye Cuba, see you again soon!

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