Cuba Calling – A Private Guided Tour (Minimum 6 guests required)

6 Days

Overview

An in-depth people to people experiences. Say hello to Havana with plenty of time to really explore this fascinating city plus visit Finca La Virgen and an overnight trip to the 3 must see cities of Cienfuegos,
Trinidad and Santa Clara. Well located hotel in Havana plus top guides and amazing experience including El Canonazo ceremony and Havana’s top evening event, El Cabaret Parisien at the famous Havana landmark, Hotel Nacional.

Itinerary

Upon arrival of your flight to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana and after  ustoms our local representative will greet you and you transfer to your selected hotel for check in.

Dinner at the Hotel Memories Miramar

Meals (D)

Dinner

This morning after check-out, you will be picked up from your hotel for your overnight tour to Cuba’s southern region. Sit back and enjoy air conditioned bus trip to Santa Clara for a visit the Museum Che Guevara, then trip to the city of Cienfuegos. Arrival to Cienfuegos. Panoramic tour the city with his brief stay in park central. Visit The Palacio del Valle and theater Thomas Terry nineteenth century architectural gem. Lunch At the Yacht Club. Visit The city of Trinidad, a relic colonial declared a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Heritage and where is preserved intact the atmosphere of those times. Visit to a Museum, the Potter’s House and Canchánchara the tavern, to taste a typical cocktail which takes the place name. Ascenso To Topes de Collantes. Check-in for dinner and overnight at Hotel Los Helechos. (BLD)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast and checkout be ready for a 4×4 ride into the mountain followed by a hike where waterfalls and lunch await. Topes- Charco Azul- Guanayara perfect for observation flora and fauna.

During The course will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful jump into El Rocio waterfall and swin in the natural pool “Deer”. Enjoy a typical local lunch at House

Of Gallega Restaurant. Return To Havana for check-in and evening at leisure. (BL)

Breakfast, Lunch

Today we start visiting Havana a sprawling metropolis of 2 million in habitants. Founded in 1519 Old Havana became and by the 18th century was the most important port of the region. Old Havana defined by the extend of the city walls retains an interesting mix of Baroque and Neoclassical monuments, and an ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards.A visit to La Marqueta, a scale model of the City of Havana, the Rum Museum and Havana’s Antique Auto Museum. Continue to Old Havana with a visit to El Template, where the City of Havana was founded in 1514, the Office of the City Historian and many historical old Spanish plazas including the Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza San Francisco. The tour continues with a walk up Obispo Street and a stop at the Ambos Mundos Hotel and the room, now a museum, where Ernest Hemingway wrote his famous novel “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. The walk continues through Havana’s former banking district and on to ”El Floridita, Hemingway’s favorite bar for his favorite trademark drink, the “Rum Daiquiri”, (included). LUNCH AT “TEMPLETE” Continue to Havana’s famous Central Park where local Cubans discuss their favorite pastime, “Baseball”, the Bacardi Building, famous for its Art Deco architecture, the Revolution Museum, Cathedral Square and “La Bodeguita del Medio Bar-Restaurant”, Hemingway’s favorite for a Mojito Cocktail, (included).ON HAVANA MEMORIES MIRAMAR HOTEL (BL)

Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure to “Finca La Vigia” former home of Ernest Hemingway is a museum, here he wrote many of his novels. Next a visit to Alamar to meet the local residents to discuss the historic “Micro Brigades”, formed by local residents to construct their own housing. Continue to Cojimar where Hemingway keep his boat, the “Pilar”, and embarked on daily fishing trips to the Caribbean and found inspiration for his novel, “The Old Man and the Sea”. We will have lunch at “LAS TERRAZAS”, his preferred restaurant where Hemingway sat for lunch, after fishing on the “Pilar”. Continue to the monument honoring Hemingway built by local fisherman with their boat anchors.

On our return to Havana, visit “El Castillo del Morro”, (Morro Castle) and “Fort La Cabana”.

Tonight the SHOW CABARET at the Hotel Nacional. ON HAVANA MEMORIES MIRAMAR HOTEL

(BL)

Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast and check-out. Today transfer to the International Airport Jose Marti 3 hours prior to the departure of your flight to the US. (B)

Breakfast

Includes:

  • 4 nights First Class historic hotel in Havana – Hotel Nacional with buffet breakfast daily
  • 1 night  Mountain Lodge in Topes de Collantes  –
    Los Helechos Hotel with dinner & breakfast
  • 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive city tour of Old Havana including the Museo de Bellas Artes and a Mojito cocktail at La Bodeguita del Medio
  • Lectures and briefings
  • Cabaret Show at Hotel Nacional
  • All private escorted guided tours and visits including admission fees throughout
  • All transportation within Cuba
  • Services of SLT local representatives throughout
*Notes

Air fare & Visa not included

Trip Interruption Insurance is recommended

For parties less than 6 passengers the following supplements apply.
For 2 passengers add $1150 per person
For 3-5 passengers, add $900 per person
Advertised rate is based on travel period:  May 1- October 31, 2024
For travel period:  January-May 2025 add $200 per person

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Cuba Calling – A Private Guided Tour (Minimum 6 guests required)
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