First 3 nights in Havana
2 nights in Santiago de Cuba
Last 4 nights in Guardalavaca / Esmeralda, province of Holguín
Private and detailed tour of Havana, it historical centre declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, the day after arrival, tour all the squares, buildings and monuments, entrances to the Capitanes Generales Museum (Museum of the City), Capitol building and the Morro - Cabaña Fortress, lunch in the world famous Bodeguita del Medio restaurant often visited by US writer Ernest Hemingway during his stay in Havana; in the afternoon you will visit the Partagás Cigar factory. During the night ride in antique American car from the hotel to gourmet restaurant Café Oriente in Old Havana; then from there to the world famous Tropicana Cabaret with a spectacular show called “Under the Stars”.
The following day visit Viñales Valley with lunch at Palenque restaurant, the Indian cave, Prehistoric Mural, watch how workers prepare a tobacco leaf to produce the great Havano Cigar; ande then in the way back to Havana get into the city of Pinar del Rio and visit the factory where Guayabita del Pinar, rum liquor is produced. Dinner at a gourmet restaurant of the hotel.
The 4th day, fly to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba and then visit the Morro Castle of the city, enter the Pirate´s museum, Cespedes Park located in the center of the city, Diego Velazquez House, the Cathedral of Santiago, Bacardi Museum, Rum Museum, Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, then lunch at a luxury restaurant in the center of the city. In the evening dine in the hotel´s gourmet restaurant and enjoy a performance at the Casa de la Trova in Santiago.
The following day go on an excursion to the Gran Piedra which is a huge rock on the side of the mountain which overlooks part of the city, visit the former French Coffee plantation Angelica and lunch with great campesino music. In the afternoon get a first hand look at the Caridad del Cobre Church or Our Lady of Charity, Cuba’s Patron Saint.
Next day depart to one of the island’s most beautiful beaches Guardalavaca/Esmeralda stopping first to tour the city of Holguin.
Days 7th, 8th and 9th are FREE.
You could choose to have excursions in the beauifull nearby area like visiting Saetia Key by helicopter.
On the 10th day, transfer to the airport in Holguin and fly to Havana and then connecting with the international flight to go back home.
Specialized Tour Guide in full command of foreign languages.
Discount for family and children.
Price includes any of the hotels in suggested meal plan, all private transfers, Havana-Santiago de Cuba-Holguin-Havana air ticket, excursions and entrances indicated in the program, specialized guide, local taxes (except airport tax at 25.00 CUC to be paid personally at departure).
Lodging in Hotels:
5 Star Superior Hotels in Havana in B&B like Nacional, NH Central Park, Meliá Cohiba and/or Meliá Havana.
5 Star Superior Meliá Santiago Hotel in B&B.
5 Star Superior All Inclusive Paradisus Rio de Oro or Playa Pesquero.
Trinidad: 4* Hotel like Brisas Trinidad del Mar or similar in B & B.
Note: Lodging at homestay is possible.