1. Home City - Havana, Cuba
Hotel : Hotel Telegrafo or similar
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and rest.
2. Havana - Viñales (B/L/D)
Hotel: Los Jazmines Hotel 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.
3. Viñales - Havana (B/L/D)
Hotel: Telegrafo Hote 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
4. Havana (B/L/D)
Hotel: Telegrafo Hotel 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.
5. Havana - Home // or Continue to Varadero
Today, transfer to the airport at the designated time for your flight home. (B)
Hotel: Iberostar Playa Alameda or similar (B/L/D)
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!
6. Varadero (B/L/D)
Hotel: Ibertostar Playa Alameda
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)
7. Varadero - Havana - Home City (B)
Today, a departure transfer to airport is provided and wish you a pleasant home ward flight.