For too many people, Cuba is nothing more than a beach resort. That’s crazy; the island practically buzzes with energy and you should do likewise – get moving. Journey through the culture-soaked streets of Trinidad and Old Havana for your fill of drinking and dancing. The music here pours out of open windows. Hit the beach and explore the outdoors, then connect with the locals in homestays and make friends for life as you hit the sites with other young people like yourself. Boring? Impossible!
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.
Stop at lush Las Terrazas en route to Viñales. Travel through a rich agricultural area en route to Viñales where both sugarcane and tobacco are grown. Visit a "vega" or tobacco plantation, to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made. Practice some Spanish while staying in a local homestay.
Viñales is in the Pinar del Rio province and located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, we have many opportunities here to enjoy the area, whether it be hiking or simply sitting back and enjoying the view.
Take a day trip to beautiful Cayo Levisa, 3km of white sand on an island only accessible by boat. It is a perfect spot for snorkelling or just blissing out on the beach.
Travel through the Cuban countryside to the colonial city of Trinidad. Enjoy an orientation walk of Trinidad's beautiful centre after settling into the homestay.
Enjoy a free day to explore the area, then learn some moves during a salsa dancing lesson. Take in some live music and practice salsa moves at an evening out at the Casa de la Trova.
Trinidad is a haven for anyone interested in outdoor activities. If a beach sounds like what you're looking for, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa Ancón, just 12 km (7.5 miles) from town.
Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Enjoy a group dinner at a local host's house.
Stop by Santa Clara en route to Havana and visit important historical sites, including the famous Che monument. Discover Old Havana on a short walking tour with the CEO.
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Trip Name: Cuban Rhythms
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: £529
Supplier Tour ID: CCCR/133018
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