7/9 Days Amazing Miami & Cuba

Price: $2199

1. Home City - Miami, Florida

Hotel:Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale or similar 

The first day itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival. Thanks for choosing your vacation with us! Please keep your cellphone on, you will meet our tour guide out of the baggage claim area at MIA/FLL, Miami ferry port (POM), or Fort Lauderdale ferry port (POE) and are able to take the free scheduled shuttle bus to hotel. (Complimentary pick-up service is available between 10 AM and 10 PM for MIA/FLL; at 9:00AM or 12:00PM for POM and 10:30AM for POE). Enjoy some free time for the rest of your day or enjoy shopping at either Aventura Mall or Dolphin Mall (shopping time from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, transportation fee $20/person/one way). The Aventura Mall is an upscale super-regional shopping mall in Aventura, Florida, which has Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and JC Penney with 280 top brands…; Dolphin Mall brings together over 240 fashion-forward and family-friendly retailers in a value oriented setting, making it the ultimate shopping destination in Miami.

 

*For guests who arrive before 3:00PM at MIA airport, or 4:00PM at FLL airport, you are invited to choose from two options to experience nightlife in the South Florida. (Self-expense. To arrange the tour, we need minimum 2 people registered.).

a) Fort Lauderdale's Dinner & Show Cruise

b) Miami South Beach Night Tour

2. Miami Everglades National Park (B)

Hotel:Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale or similar 

Guests will arrive at the biggest conservation zone in USA, the Everglades National Park where you can take an everglades airboat to explore natural wonders and watch rare animals show. Guests will also get a chance to watch how to catch alligators on site. Next, you can appreciate the “City Beautiful”, Coral Gables, where described as an “International Residential Museum”. It stands out for its planned community that blends the wide tree-lined avenues, exotic mansions in Mediterranean Revival architectural style and historical landmarks such as the world-famous

 Biltmore Hotel (viewing from outside). and the Venetian Pool, both built in the 1920s. The picturesque Biltmore Hotel is backdrop of a renowned 18-hole golf course. Furthermore, Little Havana, the famous Cuban area attracts large groups of tourists from all over the world. You can visit Cuban cigar workshops and take a sip of Cuban coffee. In addition, tourists can take a cruise sightseeing around the Biscayne Bay which set off from the Bayside Marketplace. This cruise takes you by the homes of some of the world's "rich and famous" (called Millionaire's Row), along the stunning Miami Skyline as well as overlooking the America’s second largest financial hub of the downtown Miami and more. Tourists will be impressed by the famous sea south beach with white sand, the clear blue water, and gorgeous scenery. Yet there's more - the art deco street known as the No.1 district of DECO architecture with colorful buildings and a villa formerly owned by the well-known Italian fashion designer Versace (viewing from outside).

3. Fort Lauderdale - *Palm Beach- *Lion County Safari- Cuba (B)

Hotel:Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale or similar 

In the morning, guests will go to the north of Miami - Fort Lauderdale “the city of boat in the world”. Then view the Venice of America’s ever-changing panorama of lush tropical foliage. There are homes of millions and luxury yachts now or formerly owned by Microsoft billionaires Paul Allen, Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg, hot dog impresario Oscar Mayer, and H. Wayne Huizenga, the founder of Waste Management, AutoNation, Blockbuster Video, and onetime owner of the Marlins, The Dolphins, and the Florida Panthers.  We will play at the Fort Lauderdale Beach, one of the top ten beaches in America. After visiting the Fort Lauderdale, we will directly go to West Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari and Palm Bay (no shopping at Bloomingdale’s). At Lion Country Safari, guests will have chance to experience the real wild life here. This park is also claimed to be the first 'cageless zoo' in the United States. After, we will go to West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach is 70 miles distance from the north of Miami connected to the Palm Beach by cross-sea Bridge. Palm Beach is viewed as America’s “Riviera” which has 47 miles long coastline, thousands of restaurants, sea-view mansions, luxury hotels, over 200 museums, 170 golf courses, in the romantic European artistic feeling. As ‘the city of culture in Florida’, West Palm Beach has been the first one vacation place over 100 years,  where American rich people escape from the winter and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Atlantic Ocean. In addition, we will also see the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum from outside, which is known as Whitehall with 55-room in Palm Beach. When it was established in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world”.  Spend time at the Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, an upscale shopping district which was ranked as the one of the top 3 "Most Iconic" streets in America at 2013. At dusk, it is the end of your journey, and we will send you to the airport. (If you book the cruise or airport before 6:00PM, there will not be a chance West Palm Beach and Palm Bay)

 

4. Havana, Cuba - Viñales (B/L/D)

Hotel:Hotel Telegrafo or similar    

This morning transfer out of the city towards Pinar del Rio Province on the western end of the island.  Along the way, we will make a sightseeing stop at Las Terrazas, a beautiful ecological park and community abundant in natural scenery.  Enjoy a hearty Cuban lunch at a charming, rustic restaurant in Las Terrazas.  We will take a short walking tour of the area and the community.  If we are lucky we can stop in the home-studio of one of several artists living and working in Las Terrazas. After our visit in Las Terrazas, we will continue towards Viñales making one more stop en route to visit the natural waterfall of Soroa

5. Viñales - Havana (B/L/D)

Hotel:Hotel Telegrafo or similar     

This morning we will tour the delightful village and countryside of Viñales.  Enjoy lovely views of the Mogote Valley, made famous for its uniquely shaped hills, tobacco fields and lush vegetation.  You will be greeted by friendly locals on horseback and sense a wonderful energy that is specific to this township.  There is an opportunity to visit a tobacco farm and learn how to expertly roll a cigar. You will also have the chance to visit an interesting site called the “Prehistoric Wall” and to take a boat ride through underground caves known as “The Indian Caves” before returning to Havana in the afternoon. This evening in Havana, we have planned an exciting tour of the historical complex of Castillo del Morro and La Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña.  This is the site of two colonial fortresses perched on a cliff overlooking the harbor channel leading to the port in Old Havana.  If the timing and weather conditions are right, you will witness the special nightly cannon ceremony at the fortress.

6. Havana (B/L/D)

Hotel:Hotel Telegrafo or similar    

Begin your day with a panoramic drive through Havana riding in old classic cars from the 1950’s.  Be sure to have your camera ready for this unique experience.  Then, proceed for a city tour of Old Havana with an experienced local tour guide. The tour will take place on foot and you will visit all the squares of Old Havana. Take in the astonishing beauty of the historical buildings, sculptures and monuments. A visit to the famous Rum Shop is included.  Enjoy free time in Old Havana to do your own exploring or perhaps some souvenir shopping

7. Havana - Home (B)/ Havana - Varadero (B/L/D)

For 7- day tour’s customers, today, transfer to the airport at the designated time for your flight home.

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Hotel:Iberostar Playa Alameda or similar 

 Transfer to the famous beach resort area of Varadero after breakfast. Along the route, we will stop at the Bacunayagua Bridge Lookout to enjoy the view and have a refreshing cocktail.  From the lookout, gaze across a deep canyon—part of the splendid Yumuri Valley.  The Bacunayagua Bridge is the highest bridge in Cuba at 110 meters (361 feet) above the valley floor.  Upon arrival in Varadero, check in at your all-inclusive resort and enjoy the beach, the pool, the resort amenities, shows and activities.  And don’t forget to take advantage of the all-you-can-eat food and drinks offered at the resort!

8. Varadero (B/L/D)

Hotel:Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel or similar     

Today is a free day for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful white sand beach and tropical paradise of Varadero.  If you would like to be more active, you may choose to join an optional tour organized by your tour guide. On this optional tour, you will discover the nearby city of Matanzas.  Matanzas, a true Cuban working city, is a fascinating stop as it is seldom visited by tourists and will offer you a glimpse of everyday Cuban city life. (Optional Tour: charge additional $80 USD)

9. Varadero - Havana - Home City (B)

Today, a departure transfer to airport is provided and wish you a pleasant home ward flight.