English Day Tour

Sonrisa grandeAll Tour begint from Varadero or Havana in English language.

 

 

5  Truth Cuba days.



Day 1: Varadero - Havana.


 Pick up hotel in Varadero or Havana.


An exclusive walking tour through the historic city of Havana, a World Heritage Site. Take a walk through the main streets and squares in the historic center to learn, among other things. Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de la Catedral and many more sights of the old town.
 
Have lunch in one of the best restaurants in Old Havana.
 
After lunch, the relaxed part of the city exploration follows - with one of the famous, mostly American vintage cars from the 1950s and 1960s. On a nostalgic panoramic tour along the Malecon, discover the modern day Havana with the districts of Centro Habana, Vedado and Miramar, although of course some stops such. at the Capitolio, the Gran Teatro de La Habana, the University of Havana or the Plaza de la Revolución.
 
After this tour you are back to the private pension.
 
Overnight in a beautiful private pension (Casa Particular) - Standard category - with breakfast in the historic city of Havana.

Day 2: Havana - Viñales Tour.


Breakfast in your private pension.
 
Today starts early because you will get to know the west of the island. About 200 kilometers southwest of Havana, in the province of Pinar del Rio, lies the valley of Viñales ("Valle de Viñales") - with one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cuba!
 
Once in Viñales, you will experience the breathtaking landscape of the tropical "Mogotes" (karst hills). The bizarre limestone cones were once the pillars of a massive cave system that had formed around 160 million years ago. Over time, most of the caves collapsed due to heavy weathering of limestone.
 
Incidentally, the best view of the landscape can be had from the terrace of the Hotel Los Jazmines, where you can clearly see the mogotes rising from the fertile tobacco fields like domed domes. It is not without reason that this region is called Pinar del Rio and Viñales with the Viñales Valley "Green Province" or "Garden of Cuba". The region is known for growing perhaps the world's best tobacco and the local tobacco culture has a long tradition. Already in the 18th century the first plantlets were planted.
 
Lunch will take place today in a typical private restaurant. * La Carreta *
 
You visit some highlights in Vinales and get to know the rural life. We will visit a typical finca (a farm), make a stop at the "Wall of Prehistory" (a mural on a mogote) and visit the Cueva del Indio - including a boat ride in the cave.

On this day you can register for a horseback ride in Viñales.

Back to Viñales House.
 
Overnight in a beautiful private pension (Casa Particular) - Standard category - with breakfast in Viñales.

Day 3: Viñales - Playa Larga (Bay of Pigs) -Cienfuegos.

After breakfast, the journey follows in the direction of the center of the island. On the "highway" we drive quickly to the east and branch off at Jaguey Grande in the direction of the National Park "Cienaga de Zapata", which is absolutely worth seeing with its extensive swamp and mangrove landscape and the many endemic plant and bird species. First you make a stop on the Caribbean coast, at Playa Larga. This beach section is part of the historic Bay of Pigs and has gained greater fame, since here Cuban exiles wanted to end the revolution of Fidel Castro with an invasion. Today, however, it is much quieter and you now have some time to enjoy the beach and the Caribbean Sea.

Your goal today is Cienfuegos. On the way there you can visit the crocodile farm in the complex Boca de Guamá. In the largest crocodile farm in Cuba since the 1970s, the rare crocodile species Rhombifer (Cuban) is bred.

In * Caleta Buena * you will have typical Cuban lunch and open bar included.

Time for snorkeling, sunbathing and enjoying the beach.

Overnight in a nice private guesthouse (Casa Particular) - in Cienfuegos.
 

Day 4: Cienfuegos - Trinidad.


Breakfast in the private pension.

During a city tour you will notice how clean and pretty the city is. Cienfuegos was planned in the mid-19th century by French architects in one piece. You can see this clearly in the playful architecture. For city planners, this city with its checkered streets and squares is a popular study object.
 
In the main shopping street, which is closed as a pedestrian zone, hardly anything has changed in the last 50 years. Take a walk to recreate the flair and atmosphere of the 1950s: the shops still look exactly as they did half a century ago. It feels like being in a time machine.
 
You will visit the main attractions as well as the Punta Gorda peninsula. The city extends far into the bay of Cienfuegos. With a bit of luck, you can also spot dolphins in the sheltered cove of Cienfuegos - a sign that efforts to improve the water quality in the harbor bay have been successful.
 
The journey continues to El Nicho along a narrow road along the southern foothills of the mountain ranges "Montanas Guamuhaya" and "Sierra Escambray". It goes through small rural towns, where you have time to exchange experiences with the people living there. Enjoy a traditional coffee and take photos of the most beautiful views from one of the highest points in the country (840 m above sea level).
Afterwards, walk with a local guide about half a mile on foot to reach the refreshing El Nicho waterfalls. Here you have time to swim in the natural pools and enjoy nature.

Cuban lunch with a drink included.

Routes over Topes de Collantes mountain ranges to Trinidad.

First, you will get to know Trinidad on a city tour. They conquer a completely preserved from the 18th century, remained colonial city. At that time, the city became rich in sugar through the port and important for the Cuban economy. The sugar was cultivated in the hinterland of Trinidad with slave labor in the "Valle de los Ingenios" (sugar mill valley), which you will visit tomorrow. In the old center of the city, in the municipal museum, board the roof terrace (Palacio Cantero). From here you have the best view over the city.

Try a Canchánchara (local drinks), (included).

Visit to the local souvenir market.

A walk through the streets of Trinidad is a great opportunity for photography lovers.

Seafood Dinner in House (Included).

Evening at leisure.

The evening is at your disposal for your own exploration tours. Take an evening stroll through the town, e.g. A visit to the "Casa de la Trova": Every evening, Cuban live music is played here, and the place is popular with both tourists and locals alike.

Overnight in a Casa Particular in Trinidad with breakfast.

 

Day 5: Trinidad - Santa Clara - Havana / Varadero


Breakfast in house.

Driving to Manaca Isnaga Valley.

Sandwiched between the Escambray Mountains and the south Caribbean coast is the hinterland of Trinidad, the very fertile "Valle de los Ingenios". This region and the watchtower Manaca Iznaga are reminiscent of the time of the slaveholders with the enormous sugar plantations. The Valley of Sugar Mills was once one of Cuba's major sugar-growing centers and created the basis of prosperity for the upper classes of Trinidad. During the sugar epoch, some noble families in Trinidad became indescribably rich as they controlled all sugar cultivation and trade in Trinidad. Today you can still see ruins of sugar mills, slave shelters and warehouses.
 
The tower "Torre Manaca Iznaga" - the symbol of the area - was once a watchtower, from which the former overseers were able to monitor the slaves ideally. At the top there is a panoramic view over the entire valley.

After visiting Manaca Isnaga Valley, the return journey begins in the direction of Varadero. But first, the city of Santa Clara is the destination. This is not only a major transportation hub and industrial location but also a major science center.
 
The city is also known as "Che Guevara City" and thus has its own charisma. Here, the hero celebrated the decisive victory over the Batista dictatorship and, at least since the mortal remains of Che Guevara were transferred here, Santa Clara has the reputation as a place of worship of the revolutionary away. The visit of the Che Guevara monument is therefore "a must".

Lunch in Santa Clara included.
 
After that, the last leg of their certainly impressive tour of Cuba begins. We continue to Varadero or Havana.

 


PRICES AND INQUIRY FORM.


Prices per person.


 2 to 3 people - 875 EUR per person.


 4 to 6 people - 840 EUR per person.
(In offer from 01.05.19 to 31.12.19)



These services are included in the tour price:

 
• Guided tours and excursions according to the above itinerary.
• German speaking tour guide from
• Round trip by car or jeep, incl. The additional classic car excursion on the first day of the program.
• A total of 4 nights: 2 nights in a private pension / casa particular in Old Havana, 1 in Cienfuegos town, 1 night in a typical colonial private guest house in Trinidad.
• 1 night in Viñales and 1 in Havana is also possible. (Optional)
• Meals: On all program days, breakfast and lunch are included.
• 1 dinner included.