Central Cuba Adventure

Enjoy the sights and sounds of central Cuba on this week-long adventure to some of the famous sites that have drawn outsiders to this magical island over the last several decades. Journey through history-infused Havana and the cobblestoned streets of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Cienfuegos for some relaxing at the beach and a tour of its impressive bay. Visit monuments to the icons of the revolution and experience a side of Cuba few rarely get to see by foregoing hotels most nights for local homestays.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: CCCA/126350
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Havana, Cuba
  • Finishes: Havana, Cuba
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Havana
  • Santa Clara
  • Trinidad
  • Cienfuegos



Day 1: Havana

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.
There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening.


Day 2: Havana/Santa Clara

Visit two key historical sites, including the famous Che monument.
Head east along the Carretera Central to the city of Santa Clara, a key location in the history of the Revolution. On the way into town, visit two key historical sites, including the massive Che monument (Santa Clara is also the final resting place of Che Guevara) and the Marta Abreu monument, before settling in for the night.


Day 3: Santa Clara/Trinidad

Enjoy an orientation walk then opt to take salsa dancing lessons, hit the beach or catch some live music.
Travel south through the beautiful Topes de Collantes region to the coastal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad.

Enjoy an orientation walk of the area to get your general bearings with free time to wander the cobblestoned streets, shop, and experience the great music scene that has made this city famous.


Day 4: Trinidad

Spend a day exploring. Opt to hike in nearby Topes de Collantes National Park or visit Ancón Beach for diving, snorkelling or lounging. Savour a home-cooked Cuban meal this evening.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Trinidad is a haven for activities. If a beach is in the cards, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa Ancón.


Day 5: Trinidad/Cienfuegos

Orientation walk and boat tour around the Bay of Cienfuegos. Opt to visit the Palacio del Valle building, the botanical gardens or relax on the beach.
Travel along the coast to Cienfuegos, a delightful and interesting city with a history largely different to that of the rest of the country.

Enjoy an included boat ride around the Bay of Cienfuegos, which is nearly 90 sq km.


Day 6: Cienfuegos

Enjoy free time to continue exploring.


Day 7: Cienfuegos/Havana

Head back to the capital city and take a walking tour of Old Havana.
Opt for one final night on the town.


Day 8: Havana

Depart at any time.

    • Your Local Living Moment: Havana Homestay, Havana
    • Arrival transfer
    • Che Guevara mausoleum and museum visit
    • Santa Clara historical sites visit
    • Trinidad orientation walk
    • Cienfuegos orientation walk
    • Boat tour around the bay (Cienfuegos)
    • Beach time in Cienfuegos
    • Old Havana walking tour
    • Free time in Trinidad and Cienfuegos
    • Informal Spanish lesson
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    • Private vehicle, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience life as a local in a homestay
  • Cruise along the Bay of Cienfuegos
  • Dance salsa and enjoy live music
  • Explore colonial Havana's alleyways
  • Visit the Che Guevara monument