18-to-Thirtysomethings: Cuba on a Shoestring (CCCS)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, Avg 12.
Meals Included: 15 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit the home of the world's best tobacco in Vinales, Go swimming in the beautiful water of the Bay of Pigs, Learn about the history of the Cuban revolution at the Che Guevara museum and mausoleum, Hike to Fidel Castros secret hideout in the Sierra Maestra mountains
There's more to Cuba than sandy beaches and cigars. Beyond its beautiful coastlines and tobacco farms lies a place filled with more adventure than you can imagine. Dive into the ocean for incredible snorkelling, learn to whip up some of the finest mojitos from the local experts of Playa Larga, and find your rhythm as you salsa dance in the cradle of the Cuban Revolution. Whether you're in it for the food or the fiestas, this 15-day venture will have all the ingredients needed to spice up your journey.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 16 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Havana||Day 1 Havana|
Arrive at any time. Ride in style in an antique automobile from the airport to the the tours starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast). Additional Notes: It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Havana Homestay Transport: You will be met at the airport and transferred to the start location to start your adventure. Please note, the included arrival transfer is from Havanas JosE MartI International Airport (HAV). If you are flying into Varadero (VRA) you will need to pre-pay a supplement to receive a transfer. Please reach out to your G Adventures booking agent for pricing and availability. Arrival Airport Transfer
|Day 2||Vinales||Day 2 Havana/Vinales (1B)|
Vinales 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. Included Activities: Havana City Walking Tour Fusterlandia Visit Tobacco Farm Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 189km)
|Day 3||Vinales||Day 3 Vinales (1B)|
Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, take the chance to explore the area, or simply sit back and enjoying the view.
|Day 4||Playa Larga||Day 4 Vinales/Playa Larga (1B)|
Set off for laid-back Playa Larga. Learn how to make a mojito from a local expert, and be sure to sample the goods! Included Activities: Mojito Demonstration Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 350km)
|Day 5||Remedios||Day 5 Playa Larga/Remedios (1B)|
Hop into the ocean for a morning of snorkelling in the Bay of Pigs. Set off through the countryside to Santa Clara. Step into Cuban history, and visit the Che Guevara mausoleum and museum. Continue on to colonial Remedios, and soak up the culture in this town that is often overlooked. Included Activities: Snorkelling Che Guevaras Mausoleum Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 165km) Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 50km)
|Day 6||Gibara||Day 6 Remedios/Gibara (1B)|
A long travel day will be rewarded with stunning beaches set amidst green hills that early explorers described as the most beautiful coastline they had ever seen. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 450km)
|Day 7||Baracoa||Day 7 Gibara/Baracoa (1B)|
The best way to get around this colonial town, situated on the bay with mountains towering in the background, is on foot. Wander the malecOn (boardwalk) and visit the forts built to defend the city from pirates. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 300km)
|Day 8||Baracoa||Day 8 Baracoa (1B)|
Take some time to visit the city then head further afield to the mountains or visit the striking black sand beaches. Playa Maguana and the smaller Playa Nava are both nearby and accessible by bike or taxi. Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt is approximately 40 km outside of town and well worth a visit.
|Day 9||Santiago de Cuba||Day 9 Baracoa/Santiago de Cuba (1B)|
Drive along the rugged coast towards Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the Cuban revolution and home of son rhythms. Santiago has a vibrant traditional music scene that will entice even the shyest dancer out to experiment with some salsa moves. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 10||Santiago de Cuba||Day 10 Santiago de Cuba (1B)|
Enjoy a free day in Santiago. Explore this Afro-Cuban city by visiting important revolutionary sites, like the Moncada Barracks.
|Day 11||Bayamo||Day 11 Santiago de Cuba/Bayamo (1B, 1D)|
Hike through the Sierra Maestra mountains in the footsteps of Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro and learn more about Cubas history. Transfer to Bayamo in the afternoon. Included Activities: Comandancia de la Plata Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 65km)
|Day 12||Camaguey||Day 12 Bayamo/Camaguey (1B)|
Transfer west across the island to Camaguey. Hop in the back of a "bicitaxi" (bicycle-taxi) to tour Camagueys markets and plazas. Included Activities: Bicitaxi Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 300km)
|Day 13||Trinidad||Day 13 Camaguey/Trinidad (1B)|
Travel to beautiful colonial Trinidad, and get a feel for the citys energy on an orientation walk. Enjoy an included salsa lesson, then try out some new moves on the town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Salsa Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 14||Trinidad||Day 14 Trinidad (1B, 1D)|
For outdoor enthusiasts, Trinidad is a haven for activities. If a beach is in the cards, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa AncOn. Enjoy a local meal together with one of the host families. Included Activities: Big Night Out
|Day 15||Havana||Day 15 Trinidad/Havana (1B)|
Return to the bustling capital, stopping off at Cienfuegos along the way. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 16||Havana||Day 16 Havana (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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