Route: Habana -Viñales- Trinidad- Santa Clara
Departure days: M T W T F S S
Arrival at the airport of Havana, received by our staff and transfer to the city. Accommodation in our Bed and Breakfast colonial house. If you prefer accommodation in 4 or 5 stars hotel please advise in order to change quotation.
Briefing. Route through the city with a visit to the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of the squares of the capital Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja.
Sightseeing tour of Capitolio, Central Park, the Park of the fraternity, the Revolution Square . Return to Bed and Breakfast.
Appointment at about 9.30am (pick up at the hotel closest to the clients' accommodation) for the "Ruta Hemingway" excursion, which includes a guided tour of the Hemingway Museum, the writer's former residence, located in the city of San Francisco de Paula . The tour with a specialized guide, offers the possibility to admire the personal objects, hunting trophies and the room in which he used to write, as well as his memories of fishing and life in Cuba. Continuation of the journey in the city of Cojímar, village of fishermen where Hemingway celebrated his Pulitzer Prize in 1953, with his friends and Gregorio, his ship captain, who inspired his novel "El Viejo y el Mar". Visit in transit to the Bodeguita del Medio and El Floridita. Customer release at the meeting point and evening available.
HAVANA-VINALES. Departure at 07.30 o'clock by BUS with tour guide to Pinar del Rio valley, the northernmost province of Cuba known for its tobacco plantations and protected areas by UNESCO as a "biosphere reserve." It is 180 km from Havana.
Arriving in Vinales you visit the area that was declared a UNESCO protected Biosphere Heritage with stop at the tobacco plantation "Veguero's House". Visit the panoramic point "Mirador de Los Jasmines" from which you can enjoy breathtaking views of the valley, palm trees, plantations and typical rock formations "The mogotes" that arise as monoliths throughout the valley.
You will enter by boat at the Indio’s Cave with a karst formation with a river flowing inside. Lunch included with typical Creole cuisine. Visit the Murales of Prehistory, a gigantic fresco painted on one of the Mogotes of the valley by the students of anthropology at the University of Havana. Overnight in Vinales in a private house with bed and breakfast.
Transfer to the Palma Rubia pier at 8.00 AM, where at 10:00 the ferry leaves for Cayo Levisa (boat ticket and lunch to be paid on the spot), where you can spend an unforgettable day at sea on a thin sand island and white and explore beautiful coral bottoms. At 6.00 pm return to Vinales (il
ferry leaves from Cayo Levisa at 17.00) with transfer from Palma Rubia pier. Overnight stay at in a private house with bed and breakfast.
Private transfer from Vinales to Trinidad (departure at 08:00). Arrival and release in a private house with bed and breakfast. in the historic center.
TRINIDAD. Excursion through the historic city of Trinidad, which for its state of preservation faithfully reproduces the atmosphere of the colonial era. One of the most beautiful colonial cities in Cuba, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Trinidad was founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1514 with the name of Villa De la Santísima Trinidad. It is one of the best preserved cities in the Caribbean, from the time when sugar was the main trade in these places. The remains of that colonial and slavery period, in which Trinidad flourished, constitute the main attraction of visitors. Walk through the paved streets, OPTIONAL visit to the city museum and to the Santissima Trinidad church, stop at the Canchánchara bar where you can enjoy (optional and for a fee) a typical drink, whose recipe comes from the customs of the Spanish settlers who used the ingredients typical of the place, lime juice, brown sugar and rum. OPTIONAL stop at the ceramic craft workshop, which is one of the artistic and cultural resources typical of the Trinidad area. In the afternoon free time at leisure to continue the visit of Trinidad at will. Evening available.
TRINIDAD - CAYO BLANCO - TRINIDAD. transfer by taxi (cost around 15 CUC) to the Marlin Ancon Marina for departure at about 9.30am of the catamaran excursion to Cayo Blanco. Boat trip through the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkeling at the coral reef with the gear included. Open bar on board and in the island with national drinks. Free Time at the beach of the key for swimming and sun bathing. Lunch with sea products. Return to the Marina.
GUANAYARA PARK / Topes de Collantes - TRINIDAD. Departure at 9 o´clock from Cubatur Office in Trinidad to Tope de Collante by Russian truck. Visit to a lookout point to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the City and the Caribbean Sea. Arrival at “Casa de la Gallega” through tropical rain forests and coffee plantations. Welcome Cocktail. Access to the hiking trail “Sentinels of the melodic river” with an expert on the Cuban Flora and Fauna (3 kms.). Time for swimming at the ponds and the waterfall “The Dew”. Light lunch at the Restaurant” “La Gallega” that with its Creole meal complements the interesting adventure. Return to Trinidad.
TRINIDAD - SANTA CLARA - REMEDIOS - CAYO SANTA MARIA. Departure with driver from Trinidad passing through the Valle de Los Ingenios (Valley of the Mills), a silent sentinel of a past, characterized by the sugar refinery boom in Trinidad, where the slavery phenomenon linked to the Spanish colonization in Cuba, is present everywhere in its culture and traditions. The ruins of Manacas plantations, sugar mills and old colonial estates, are silent witnesses of past slavery. The tower was built in 1816, is characterized by an eclectic architecture. The goal of its construction was to guard slaves on the plantations from above. Three bells of the tower each with a different sound, signal the beginning and the end of the work, the days of rest, the escape of a slave, when the bells rang together signaled an invasion by pirates. Continuation to Santa Clara, panoramic tour of the city, which currently houses the Mausoleum with the remains of the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara (OPTIONAL entrance fee). Continuation to Remedios, the eighth of the seven colonial villas of Velasquez, which being a bit secluded compared to the central carretera, has managed to keep itself a little detached from the great mass tourist circuits with a historic center that boasts two churches on the main square . Continue to Cayo Santa Maria. Arrival and end of the service with driver . Accommodation at Hotel in all inclusive.