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Pearl of the Caribbean Tour

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Havana - Santa Clara - Trinidad - Cienfuegos – Vinales - Las Terrazas - Havana

Our carefully prepared guided 7 night tour (Thursday Select Departures - See bottom of itienrary for Dates) is an ideal way of discovering the fascinating sights of western Cuba. A comprehensive introduction to Havana, the tour continues via Santa Clara and the world famous mausoleum of Che Guevara to the World Heritage site of Trinidad, one of the best preserved colonial cities in the world. Continue via the elegant city of Cienfuegos, the stunning tobacco growing area of Vinales Valley and ends with a chance to enjoy the walks and waterfalls of the Sierra Del Rosaria biosphere reserve in Las Terrazas before returning to Havana,

You will overnight in Casa Pariculars (Spainish for Private House), These are normally run by a Cuban family and will be a chance to really experience Cuba and interact with the locals. Each Casa Particular is different and as they are small and the group can at times be split across different Casa Particulars.

DAY 1 IRELAND - HAVANA

Arrive on flight from Ireland to Havana. On arrival transfer to Old Havana for overnight Casa Particular  - Private House. 2 Nights (BB)

DAY 2 HAVANA

After breakfast depart for a detailed guided sightseeing tour of Havana.  The tour will visit all the major sights of the city including the historic Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Cathedral and the beautiful narrow cobblestone streets of Old Havana. Visit the impressive Museum of the Revolution and stop at the Havana Club Rum Museum and a panoramic tour of El Morro fortress will follow, offering beautiful views of Havana Bay.

Lunch overlooking the historic Cathedral Square in the heart of Old Havana, before continuing to the impressive Revolution Square overlooked by the mural of Ernesto “Che” Guevara with the tour ending with a drive along the “Malecon”, Havana’s seafront promenade. The remainder of the day will be at leisure to enjoy exploring Old Havana or relax by the hotel pool!

In the evening dinner will be taken at restaurant Casa Espanola, and after dinner enjoy the Tropicana Cabaret show, Cuba’s oldest and most famous cabaret show, known as the ‘Paradise under the Stars’, opened first in 1931. Overnight stay in Havana (BB L D)

DAY 3 SANTA CLARA - TRINADAD

After breakfast we will journey east through the sugar plantations to the city of Santa Clara, the final resting place of “Che Guevara”.  On arrival we will visit the mausoleum and the museum dedicated to his extraordinary life, followed by a short orientation tour of the city including the train “Tren Blindado” that was attacked in the decisive moments of the Cuban Revolution. 

After lunch in a local hotel we will continue through the Escambray Mountains to Trinidad a UNESCO heritage site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world.

Overnight in Trinidad in a Casa Particular - Private House and dinner will be at a local restaurant close to the Town centre. (BB L D)

DAY 4 TRINADAD

After breakfast, explore Trinidad visiting either Palacio de Cantero or History Museum, followed by a visit to La Canchanchara, an old house dating back to the 18th Century, where you can try the unique Trinidad rum and sugar cane juice cocktail. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant and there will also be some time to explore the historic city independently. Dinner this evening will be taken in a hotel restaurant. Overnight in Trinidad  (BB L D).

DAY 5 CIENFUEGOS - PINAR DEL RIO

After breakfast, continue to Cienfuegos, known as ‘Perla del Sur’ (‘Pearl of the South’) due to its large boulevards, fascinating buildings and spectacular views over the bay.  You'll visit the city admiring the Neoclassical structures, some dating from 1815, and the Tomas Terry Theatre, a sumptuously colonial theatre. Lunch will be at Nautical Club restaurant, a beautiful restaurant with amazing views of the bay.

The rest of the day will be free to walk around the city or enjoy the swimming pool at your hotel. Dinner will be held at Palacio del Valle. Overnight in Cienfuegos Jagua Hotel. (BB L D)

DAY 6 PINAR DEL RIO

Today depart for Pinar Del Rio province, an area known throughout the world as Cuba’s main tobacco growing region, where steep sided “Mogote” mountains stand guard over fertile valleys. En route stop at Guama where you willl take a boat through the mangrove swamps to a replica stilted Taino Indian village on the shores of Treasure Lake. Lunch will be taken in a local countryside restaurant.

Tour will continue to Vinales, where you will overnight in Casa Particular's - Private house.  Dinner is arranged in a local restaurant. Overnight in Vinales. (BB L D)

DAY 7 VINALES VALLEY

Today visit the famous Vinales Valley, with stops along the way for absorbing the beauty of the area. Experience how Cuba’s famous cigars are still handmade by local experts by visiting one of Pinar Del Rio’s famous Cigar Factories

There will be a subterranean boat ride through the El Indio limestone cave system followed by lunch in the Ranchon San Vicente countryside restaurant.  In the late afternoon, return to Vinales to relax and enjoy your free time. Dinner will be provided at your local Casa Particular. Overnight in Vinales.  (BB L D).

DAY 8 HAVANA

After breakfast, depart to Las Terrazas community, situated in the foothills of the Sierra del Rosario Ecological Reserve and also for lunch in one of their specialized restaurants.  After lunch transfer back to Havana to end your tour to connect with your flights or to enjoy your extended stay in Havana or onwards to Varaderro for a beach extension. (BB L).

OPERATING DATES FOR January - October 18

  1. 04 & 18 Jan '18
  2. 01 & 15 Feb '18
  3. 01 & 15 March '18
  4. 05 & 19 April '18
  5. 03, 17 & 31 May'18
  6. 14 & 28 Jun'18
  7. 05 & 19 July'18
  8. 02,16 & 30 Aug'18
  9. 13 & 27 Sep'18
  10. 11 & 25 Oct'18

** Please note on Day 7 if clients are upgrading to a Vinales hotel dinner is not included. * Please note Casa Particulars may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

*IMPORTANT NOTES*

This tour has been designed for small groups so to maximise the experience for you, the tour will be guided in English throughout. Maximum group size can be up to 21 clients, with an average of 6 – 14 clients but tour can operate with just 1 person.

The tour is guaranteed to operate from 1 or more passengers booked on the tour, please do check with us for latest availability and group numbers.

Children

Children under the age of 15 years old are not permitted on the tour

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