Classic: Central Cuba Adventure (CCCA)
Countries Visited: Cuba Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Hotels (3 nts), casa particulars (homestay) (4 nts).
Experience life as a local in a homestay, cruise along the Bay of Cienfuegos, dance salsa and enjoy live music, explore colonial Havanas alleyways, visit the Che Guevara monument
Enjoy the sights and sounds of central Cuba on this week-long adventure to some of the famous sites that have drawn outsiders to this magical island over the last several decades. Journey through history-infused Havana and the cobblestoned streets of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Cienfuegos for some relaxing at the beach and a tour of its impressive bay. Visit monuments to the icons of the revolution and experience a side of Cuba few rarely get to see by foregoing hotels most nights for local homestays.
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|Day 1||Havana||Day 1 Havana|
There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. Additional Notes: It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: You will be met at the airport and transferred to the start location to start your adventure. Please note, the included arrival transfer is from Havanas JosE MartI International Airport (HAV). If you are flying into Varadero (VRA) you will need to pre-pay a supplement (70 USD per person or equivalent in your booking currency) to receive the service. Arrival Airport Transfer
|Day 2||Santa Clara||Day 2 Havana/Santa Clara (1B)|
Head east along the Carretera Central to the city of Santa Clara, a key location in the history of the Revolution. On the way into town, visit two key historical sites, including the massive Che monument (Santa Clara is also the final resting place of Che Guevara) and the Marta Abreu monument, before settling in for the night. Included Activities: Che Guevaras Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Trinidad||Day 3 Santa Clara/Trinidad (1B)|
Travel south through the beautiful Topes de Collantes region to the coastal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad. Enjoy an orientation walk of the area to get your general bearings with free time to wander the cobblestoned streets, shop, and experience the great music scene that has made this city famous. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Trinidad||Day 4 Trinidad (1B, 1D)|
For outdoor enthusiasts, Trinidad is a haven for activities. If a beach is in the cards, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa AncOn.
|Day 5||Cienfuegos||Day 5 Trinidad/Cienfuegos (1B)|
Travel along the coast to Cienfuegos, a delightful and interesting city with a history largely different to that of the rest of the country. Enjoy an included boat ride around the Bay of Cienfuegos, which is nearly 90 sq km. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Bay of Cienfuegos Boat Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Cienfuegos||Day 6 Cienfuegos (1B)|
Enjoy free time to continue exploring.
|Day 7||Havana||Day 7 Cienfuegos/Havana (1B)|
Opt for one final night on the town. Included Activities: Havana City Walking Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 8||Havana||Day 8 Havana (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.