Buena Vista Cuba - Adventure Holiday in Cuba
Cuba, Discovery, 10 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,640 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive in Havana and transfer to the group hotel. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at the group hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel we have sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the historical centre of the city and Rum Museum at the Havana Club, as well as taking a ride in a classic American car. The afternoon is free to explore the squares and streets of the centre on foot, or we can have an optional salsa dance lesson. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the group hotel.
Day 3: We drive to the western part of the island, to the province of Pinar del Rio. Here we visit a tobacco factory before continuing to Vinales which is well known for its unusual landscape of conical hills called mogotes. Here we make a visit to the Cueva del Indio before checking into our hotel.
Day 4: Today we have a gentle 8km walk along the 'Sendero Coco Solo-Palmarito' trail. The walks takes us into a pretty valley through the mogots. We enjoy some great views and can see the tobacco fincas. After the walk we return to our hotel in Vinales.
Day 5: Leaving Vinales we drive towards Sierra del Escambray, stopping en route at the town of Jaguey Grade for lunch. We arrive at Lago Hanabanilla in the Escambray Sierra in the afternoon and check in to our hotel on the shores of the lake, we may want to stretch our legs with a walk along the shore. 6-7 hours driving.
Day 6: After breakfast we make a short walking circuit from our hotel and then board a boat for a cruise on the lake stopping at Rio Negro for lunch. In the late afternoon we drive approximately 32 km up into the mountains to our next hotel located at 800 metres in the heart of Topes de Collantes.
Day 7: We have an exciting vehicle safari travelling through the lush forests of La Cuerva de Juana to El Parque Cubano. After lunch we explore on foot the area and natural basins. We then transfer to the coast and our hotel at Playa Ancon.
Day 8: In the morning we transfer to the pier of Playa Ancon near Trinidad where we board the boat to Cayo Iguana and Cayo Macho Afuera. A picnic lunch will be served on the boat and arriving in these perfect paradise islands we have enough time for snorkelling and swimming before returning to Plata Ancon where we check into our hotel.
Day 9: This morning we visit Trinidad, a UNESCO world heritage site, and have a city tour of its cobbled streets and beautifully restored buildings. We continue on to Santa Clara. Here, in 1958, Che Guevara's troops ambushed a Baitsta army train; a turning point in the revolution. After lunch we drive the final 3 hrs back to Havana and check in to our hotel before heading out for celebratory meal.
Day 10: KE Land Only package service end after breakfast. Depending on your flight schedule, there will be time for shopping before departure. A complimentary airport transfer is provided.