Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Accommodations: Hotels (4 nts), casa particulars (homestay) (3 nts).
Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches, experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay, visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars
Walk through the pincushion hills and wander amongst orchids and lush mountain coffee plantations - see another side of the island on this week-long tour through the "Garden Province" of Cuba. Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates of lore along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let our experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Havana||Day 1 Havana|
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tours starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience. 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 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 (70 USD per person or equivalent in your booking currency) to receive the service. Arrival Airport Transfer
|Day 2||Vinales||Day 2 Havana/Vinales (1B)|
Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Vinales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
|Day 3||Vinales||Day 3 Vinales (1B)|
Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.
|Day 4||Maria la Gorda||Day 4 Vinales/Maria la Gorda (1B)|
Maria la Gordas location on the Northwestern tip of Cuba offers some of the best sunsets, beaches and marine life you will find in Cuba, an ideal place for water sports. Included Activities: Cigar Factory Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 170km)
|Day 5||Maria la Gorda||Day 5 Maria la Gorda (1B)|
From Maria la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the RoncalI lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach. Included Activities: Cabo San Antonio and RoncalI Lighthouse Excursion
|Day 6||Las Terrazas||Day 6 Maria la Gorda/Las Terrazas (1B)|
Less than an hour outside of the bustle and hustle of Havana, Las Terrazas is a UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its stunning flora and fauna. Once acres of deforested farmland, today Las Terrazas is a lush oasis after Castro organized thousands of trees be planted. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms and keep your eyes peeled for birds and exotic flowers. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
|Day 7||Havana||Day 7 Las Terrazas/Havana (1B)|
Travel back to Havana, and walk through Old Havana wth the CEO. Enjoy a final night in the city with the group. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 75km)
|Day 8||Havana||Day 8 Havana (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.