18-to-Thirtysomethings: Cuban Rhythms (CCCR)
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: Information Not available
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 18, avg 14.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Simple hotel (1 nts), homestays (6 nts).
Mingle with the locals at homestays, sample local rum and cigars, connect to salsa culture on the dance floor, explore colonial Havanas alleyways, laze under the Caribbean sun.
For too many people, Cuba is nothing more than a beach resort. That's crazy; the island practically buzzes with energy and you should do likewise - get moving. Journey through the culture-soaked streets of Trinidad and Old Havana for your fill of drinking and dancing. The music here pours out of open windows. Hit the beach and explore the outdoors, then connect with the locals in homestays and make friends for life as you hit the sites with other young people like yourself. Borings Impossible!
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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 Havana Homestay 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)|
Vinales is in the Pinar del Rio province and located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, we have many opportunities here to enjoy the area, whether it be hiking or simply sitting back and enjoying the view. Included Activities: Las Terrazas Stop Vinales Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Vinales||Day 3 Vinales (1B, 1L)|
Take a day trip to beautiful Cayo Jutias, 3km of white sand on Cubas coastline. It is a perfect spot for snorkelling or just blissing out on the beach. Additional Notes: Due to poor road conditions on the way to Cayo Jutias, the Cuban government has shut down access to the island. Our groups will instead visit Cayo Levisa on this day until the road reopens. Included Activities: Day Trip Cayo Jutias Vinales Homestay
|Day 4||Trinidad||Day 4 Vinales/Trinidad (1B)|
Travel through the Cuban countryside to the colonial city of Trinidad. Enjoy an orientation walk of Trinidads beautiful centre after settling into the homestay. Additional Notes: Tobacco season starts in November and ends at the beginning of April. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Trinidad Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 5||Trinidad||Day 5 Trinidad (1B)|
Trinidad is a haven for anyone interested in outdoor activities. If a beach sounds like what youre looking for, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa AncOn, just 12 km (7.5 miles) from town. Included Activities: Salsa Lesson Casa de la Trova Visit Trinidad Homestay
|Day 6||Trinidad||Day 6 Trinidad (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Enjoy a group dinner at a local hosts house. Included Activities: Trinidad Homestay
|Day 7||Havana||Day 7 Trinidad/Havana (1B)|
Stop by Santa Clara en route to Havana and visit important historical sites, including the famous Che monument. Discover Old Havana on a short walking tour with the CEO. Included Activities: Santa Clara Visit Havana City Walking Tour Havana Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Havana||Day 8 Havana (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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