15 day trip through Havana, Viñales, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Varadero
Casas Particulares lodging with breakfast included
By using our MiCuba travel app (IOS & Android), you will have access to all the following information on your smart device during the trip: information about traveling to Cuba, a checklist, our contact information, your personal itinerary and destination information (including all the details of the casa) and points of interest
Day 1 - Havana
Bienvenido a Cuba! After the long flight a private transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your very first casa in Havana. In Havana you will instantly feel the brooding, bustling atmosphere of a real capital and see the famous vintage cars pass by. Havana is a city where you can walk for hours and discover all its pretty places. Today you can take some time to recover from the flight and enjoy the first impressions!
Day 2 – Havana + oldtimer tour + city tour
Today you will see the most interesting places in Havana by oldtimer, the best way to explore Havana! After this ride, your local guide will take you through Havana Vieja, showing you all of the city’s highlights. The rest of the afternoon you are free to explore the city on your own, and maybe enjoy a refreshing mojito!
Day 3 – Havana
Now that you have discovered the old part of town and have seen the highlights, you can dedicate today to visiting the other neighbourhoods in Havana. You can cross the bay to visit het Morro fortress, explore Vedado or centro Havana, or just go back to beautiful old Havana and walk in the footsteps of the famous Hemingway.
Day 4 – Viñales (driving time: 3 hours)
In the west of Cuba, in the province of Pinar del Río, lies the village of Viñales in the middle of a beautifull green valley. Here grows the legendary tobacco plant on the green fields and you’ll see rocky peaks rising through the landscape which are called Mogotes. Wander trough town and then relax in a rocking chair to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this quaint town.
Day 5 – Viñales + tobacco walking tour
Together with a local guide you will visit a tobacco farmer who will take you on a tour around his farm as well as the surroundings of Viñales. You will learn all about the process of making in detail, and the farmer will show you how he roles the famous Cuban cigars. In the afternoon you have time to stroll around or have a nice lunch in one of the many restaurants in the village. If you feel like having an active day, you can also visit one of the Caves in the area.
Day 6 - Viñales + Day tour to Cayo Levisa
Cayo Levisa is perfect for relaxation and enjoying the sun (and if it gets too warm there are palm trees where you can find some shade). In the morning a driver will take you to Palma Rubia, where you can take the boat to this small island. Don’t forget to explore the underwaterworld! You will be back at the casa in Viñales at the end of the afternoon.
Day 7 – Cienfuegos (6 hours )
Cienfuegos is the home town of musical legend Benny Moré, who was born here in 1919. It is also a charming French Colonial city, very clean with wide straight streets and an overload of neoclassical architecture, impressive strongholds and the beautiful bay at Punta Gorda. Settle in your casa after the long drive, and enjoy the seabreeze and relaxing atmosphere of this city.
Day 8 – Cienfuegos
Another day to spend in Cienfuegos or you can just visit some things outside of the city, like going to the beach, the nearby castle Jagua on the other side of the bay. You can always ask your casa owner if he has some local tips!
Day 9 – Trinidad (2 hours)
Trinidad is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Cuba and belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage since 1988. Trinidad was once the home of sugar barons and pirates. The city is a living museum and the walls breathe history. Upon arrival you can explore the quiet historical centre and stroll through the impressive candy-coloured colonial houses. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon, or join a guitar workshop learn more about the Cuban music.
Day 10 – Trinidad + bicitour
Today you will visit the suburbs of Trinidad in a real Cuban bicitaxi. The guide will take you to the places where the Cubans live, work, go to school, and play. You will pass by local shops and places that sell fresh fruit, coffee, or lemonade made of cane sugar, elementary school and a tobacco and cigar factory. This will give you a glimpse into the daily life of the Cuban people. If you feel like going to the beach in the afternoon, you can do the beach tour in a classic oldtimer. Don’t forget to visit ‘Las Escalinatas’ in the evening to participate in Cuban nightlife.
Day 11 – Trinidad + Valle de los Ingenios
Together with a guide you will go on a tour through the former sugar cane factories, located in the Valle de los Ingenios. During the tour, you will stop at the Mirador del Valley for a stunning view over the valley, in San Isidro and you will end at the tower in Manaca Iznaga. Here, history comes back to life…. You can also schedule the Valle de los Ingenios tour in the afternoon, and take a horsebackriding tour trough the beautiful valleys of the natural reserve Los Pilones surrounding Trinidad in the morning.
Day 12-14– Varadero (4, 5 hours)
For the beach lovers… Varadero is considered to be the perfect ending of the holiday; to relax at the beach for a few days. You stay in a casa particular at just about 150 metres from the beach! This city is mostly famous for its white sandy beaches, watersports, and nightlife. What more do you want?
Day 15 – End of the trip (driving time: 2 hours to Havana Airport)
Unfortunately it’s time to say Adiós! A taxi will bring you to the airport, and unfortunately that’s the end of the trip!
14 nights in casas particulares
Rooms with private bathroom and air aconditioning
Full board is possible in certain casas with local payment)
Airport transfers from and to the airport
Transportation: private transfers/rental car
Local assistance (24 hours) - English / Spanish / French
Meet & Greet + oldtimer tour + city tour in Havana
Tobbaco waling tour in Viñales
Bicitour in Trinidad
Valle de los Ingenios in Trinidad
PACKAGE PRICING AND OTHER DETAILS
|Prices in Euros|
Valid until 31st of October 2018
|Prices per person|
| ||Bus||Private transfers||Rental car *|
|1 pax (single)||€ 1.482||€ 1.991||€ 2.042||medium|
|2 pax (double)||€ 884||€ 1.081||€ 1.107||medium|
|3 pax (triple)||€ 754||€ 847||€ 864||medium|
|4 pax (2x double)||€ 842||€ 977||€ 908||standard|
|5 pax (double + triple)||€ 792||€ 876||€ 932||standard high|
|6 pax (3x double)||€ 824||€ 875||€ 933||2x medium|
|* calculation based on low season rental prices|
|Extra Expenses Rental car (to be paid locally) in CUC|
|Guarantee deposit, coverage against damages|
|Category||Coverage per day||Guarantee deposit|
| Medium||MG 5||Manual|
|Standard high||VW Passat / Renault Talisman||Automatic|
|Days||3|| || |
|Pick up||Day 4||Havana Centre / Vedado||9:00 AM|
|Drop off||Day 7||Varadero||before 9:00 AM|
TERMS AND CONDITIONS MiCuba 2018
| ||Amount of days before departure||Fee|
|Handling fee|| ||No costs|
Costs changes in reservations
31 days or more
|5 euros for each change|
|10 euros for each change|
Payment of the monthly invoice in the first week of the month before departure.
- In case of cancelation at any time you will loose the amounts charged for reservation fees & fees for changes.
- All cancelations must be in writing.
- The date on which we receive the written cancelation will count as the day of the cancellation
Until 30 days before first booked service (standardate complete bookings)
30-15 days before first booked service (standardate complete bookings)
14-7 days before first booked service (standardate complete bookings)
6-1 days before first booked service (standardate complete bookings)
0-1 dag days prior to arrival NO SHOW
Please send any complaints within 2 weeks preferably max. 5 weeks after the client returned from Cuba to receive feedback from our local representative
| Client always need to contact directly our local representative and an alternative will be offered in Cuba|