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Havana and Western Cuba


Jose Marti Memorial

Havana and Western Highlights

 

Discover the best of the Cuban culture and traditions; its colonial architecture, music, dances, religion, painting, the art of rolling cigars and making rum, in a unique week in the capital of the Island: Havana City.
Enjoy the amazing landscapes of Viñales Valley, decorated with the intense green of the tobacco plantations and end your holiday relaxing on the white sands of one of the best Cuban beaches: Cayo Levisa.

 

Day 1

Arrival in Havana, Cuba

Transfer: You will be met and taken to your hotel.

Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Old Havana x 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Meals: None other than those served on your flight

Day 2

Excursion: Half-day walking tour of Havana.

The tour will start with a visit to a cigar factory where you will be able to see the hand-rolling process of high quality Havana cigars. Take a walking tour through the twisting streets of old Havana, visiting the restored Plaza de Armas, the heart of the city, the stately Plaza Vieja with its grand balconied buildings and the cathedral. Finally, learn about the process of making original Cuban rum at the Rum Museum housed in an old colonial mansion declared a cultural patrimony of Havana by UNESCO in 1982.

Excursion: Half day classic car tour of Modern Havana.

Your classic car tour will first take you along the Malecon, Havana's seaside promenade stretching for over 10 km between the city and the sea. Although its beautiful buildings have been relentlessly affected by the sea breezes, the drive is still a popular place for festive parades, car rallies or evening walks. Drive past the exclusive neighbourhood of Miramar with its private mansions and embassies and the Christopher Columbus Cemetery to reach Revolution Square, surrounded by the headquarters of the Cuban Revolutionary Forces, the Communist Party Central Committee and several ministries. Take a short stroll around and see the national hero Jose Marti's marble statue before returning to the centre past the University Building and the park adjacent to the Capitolio Building.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3

Day at leisure

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Road Journey: Drive to Las Terrazas, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours.

Area Information: Las Terrazas

Established as a sustainable rural development project in 1994, Las Terrazas takes its name from the forested hillside terraces at the eastern part of the Pinar del Rio province. Part of the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, it comprises 5,000 hectares of lush forested hills with walks and waterfalls, ruins of old French Coffee plantations and a local rural community. Initially aimed at environmental conservation and sustaining the local community, the area now provides a glimpse into Cuba's true rural landscape.

Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Vinales on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5

Excursion: Full-day tour to Vinales and Pinar del Rio

This morning, drive towards the western tip of the island through unusual landscapes of mogotes, caves, mountains and tobacco plantations.

Vinales is a charming old town in a valley in the Sierra de los Organos surrounded by the limestone hills called mogotes. You will visit Casa del Veguero, a tobacco farmer's house where you will learn more about tobacco growing and the drying process. After lunch, visit the Indian cave, taking a short boat ride on the river running through the cave, where you can see some interesting rock formations. In the afternoon, return to Las Terrazas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Transfer to Cayo Levisa

Accommodation: Cayo Levisa hotel x 2 nights on Full Board basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Days 7

Time at leisure on the beach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Morning at leisure.  Please note check-out is at 12:00.

Transfer: You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

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Should any of the above conditions not match your criteria, please get in contact with Antonio (London) or Alisont (Havana)

London: (T) +44 20 7265 2025  aguevara@scuktravel.com

Havana: (T) +53 7 866 7598   apompa@scuktravel.com