Classic: Cuba Libre & Sailing (CCVL)
Countries Visited: Cuba Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
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: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (6 nts), casa particulars (homestay) (2 nts), 7 twin/double occupancy cabins, each with small bathroom including shower (6 nts)
Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches, experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay, visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars, sail on a catamaran through the beautiful turquoise waters of the Canarreos Archipelago, stop to snorkel or share a drink with friendly locals, enjoy the slow pace of life in the islands.
Roaming over its green hills or sailing along its tiny, white-sanded islands, you'll wonder what took you so long to see "the other Cuba." This unique combo adventure on land and water will take you places most people don't know even exist. Meander through the lush, laid back communities of Cuba's "Garden Province" and dive into local culture for a night at a unique homestay. Sail aboard a catamaran to tour (and lay on) the secluded beaches of the thinly populated Canarreos Archipelago islands. Experience life in the sun you've always hoped was real.
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|Day 1||Havana||Day 1 Havana|
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tours starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience. 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||Vinales||Day 2 Havana/Vinales (1B)|
Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Vinales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
|Day 3||Vinales||Day 3 Vinales (1B)|
Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.
|Day 4||Maria la Gorda||Day 4 Vinales/Maria la Gorda (1B)|
Maria la Gordas location on the Northwestern tip of Cuba offers some of the best sunsets, beaches and marine life you will find in Cuba, an ideal place for water sports. Included Activities: Cigar Factory Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 170km)
|Day 5||Maria la Gorda||Day 5 Maria la Gorda (1B)|
From Maria la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the RoncalI lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach. Included Activities: Cabo San Antonio and RoncalI Lighthouse Excursion
|Day 6||Las Terrazas||Day 6 Maria la Gorda/Las Terrazas (1B)|
Less than an hour outside of the bustle and hustle of Havana, Las Terrazas is a UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its stunning flora and fauna. Once acres of deforested farmland, today Las Terrazas is a lush oasis after Castro organized thousands of trees be planted. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms and keep your eyes peeled for birds and exotic flowers. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
|Day 7||Havana||Day 7 Las Terrazas/Havana (1B)|
Travel back to Havana, and walk through Old Havana wth the CEO. Enjoy a final night in the city with the group. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 75km)
|Day 8||Cienfuegos||Day 8 Havana/Cienfuegos (1D)|
Today, meet new members of the group at a 3pm meeting. Please ensure to attend this meeting as the group will depart for Cienfuegos immediately after. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
|Day 9||Canarreos Archipelago||Day 9 Cienfuegos/Canarreos Archipelago (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Wake to breakfast and new surroundings on the way to the Canarreos Archipelago. Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran
|Day 10||Canarreos Archipelago||Day 10 Canarreos Archipelago (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Today we begin to explore some of the the Caribbeans most beautiful islands. Composed of approximately 350 islets, the islands are known to be more rustic and quiet than many of the other popular Cuban travel destinations. Relax and enjoy the warm Caribbean air, or take the opportunity to fish. The cook will happily prepare any fish that are caught. Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran
|Days 11-13||Canarreos Archipelago||Days 11-13 Canarreos Archipelago|
Explore the remote and beautiful islands of the Canarreos Archipelago. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters in search of colourful fish, relax on the beach, and dine on some of the best seafood you'll ever have. Included Activities: Cayo Largo Visit Cayo Rico Visit Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran
|Day 14||Cienfuegos||Day 14 Canarreos Archipelago/Cienfuegos (1B, 1D)|
After arriving back in Cienfuegos, the CEO will be happy to show the group town by foot. Relax at the end of the evening while taking in the local sites of this rustic town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran (7.00-9.00 hours)
|Day 15||Havana||Day 15 Cienfuegos/Havana (1B)|
Depart Cienfuegos after breakfast and arrive back into Havana around midday when the trip will end. After being dropped off at the hotel your CEO will be able to help with onward travel arrangements. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
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.
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