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12 Day Itinerary
Itinerary suitable for holidays lasting 7, 10, or 14 nights. Includes accommodation, transfers, Old Havana walking tour and representation services.
Excludes international flights.
International outbound flight to Havana. (Please get in touch if you would like us to arrange your flights.)
Valid until November 1, 2018
A bitesize taste of endless possibilities. Call us to personalize.
Uncover the heart of this enigmatic island on our Highlights of Cuba tour. The 12-day trip takes you through four must-see cities across Cuba, and finishes off with a trip to the remarkable Cayo Santa Maria – an idyllic islet off the northern coast. You’ll experience Cuba’s main attractions: culture in Havana; natural beauty in Viñales; stunning architecture in Cienfuegos; history in Trinidad; and paradisiacal beaches in Cayo Santa Maria
Travel period: 01/02/2018 – 31/07/2018
Does not include 30 de marzo – 2 de abril de 2018
Havana + Viñales + Cienfuegos + Trinidad + Cayo Santa María
Price based on 11 nights, 2 people sharing. Includes accommodation, transfers and representation services. Does not include international flights.
12 – Days Itinerary
Endless possibilities. Appropriate itinerary for holidays from 10 to 14 nights. Call us to customize
Days 1 – 3: Havana
Few cities in the Americas or the Caribbean boast the life and soul of the sultry showgirl that is Havana. To know Havana is love her – her buzzing street corners, where the bored and the busy-with-gossip congregate; her gorgeous colonial cityscape, her virtuoso musicians and dancers; her antiquated classic cars and her socialist slogans.
Havana is at its busiest with tourism and private enterprise since 1959, with a new restaurant, shop, art project or hip private villa opening seemingly every week, regardless of announcements emanating out of the States. There’s never been a better time to join the party.
¡Sit back, relax and enjoy your first glimpses of this spectacular city!
Days 3 – 5: Viñales
Transfer Havana to Viñales
Journey 111-miles, leaving the bustle of Havana for the laidback living of picturesque Viñales.
Discover Cuba’s Most Beautiful Landscape: Viñales
The Viñales Valley, which exudes a beauty that you will remember forever, is the perfect antidote to the intensity of Havana. Edged by the Sierra de los Organos, it is spotted with mogotes – tree covered limestone knolls rising dramatically out of the green landscape, where weather-beaten farmers in spurs and straw hats work the blood red earth.
These rocks have been molded by underground rivers, which you can see in many caves. You’ll need to get out into that quiet humid green landscape, dotted with thatched huts for tobacco drying, and explore it on foot, bike, or horse. Then retreat to the picturesque village of Viñales to rock on the porch of your casa particular and enjoy a home-cooked Cuban meal.
Day 6: Cienfuegos
Transfer Viñales to Cienfuegos
Early in the morning your transfer will pick you up and take you to the city of Cienfuegos. It’s a long journey, but filled with lots of interesting stops along the way.
Discover Cuba’s “Pearl of the South”: Cienfuegos
With its sweeping bay, Cienfuegos, popular with French settlers, was established in 1819, late for Cuba. Spacious Francophile streets offer an alternative to the small-scale chaos of other Cuban provincial capitals, and the tranquil town retains an unsullied, old-fashioned air, with horse-drawn carriages still the main transport.
Cienfuegos is made for wandering and absorbing everyday provincial life. The Paseo del Prado, the longest street in Cuba, is all about people-watching. Parque José Martí, the main square, is for catching up on Wi-Fi, admiring the beautiful Catedral de la Purísma Concepción and Teatro Tomas Terry.
Days 6 – 8: Trinidad
Transfer Cienfuegos to Trinidad
The transfer from Cienfuegos to Trinidad is short and entertaining. Admire the hidden coves along Circuito Sur motorway and the magnificent views offered by the Escambray mountain range and the Caribbean Sea. The journey should last just over an hour.
Discover Cuba’s Colonial Gem: Trinidad
Trinidad is simply the most handsome town in Cuba, in one of the most idyllic provinces, Sancti Spiritus. Founded by Diego Velázquez in 1514, the giant village is wedged between the towering Escambray range and the shimmering coast. Trinidad grew wealthy on sugar in the 18th century, thus its museum-piece architecture dates mainly from this era.
Walk a few streets and the village peters out into red earth, drooping palms and mountains. Drive five miles and you reach a perfect stretch of beach, Peninsula Ancon. At night, things come alive at the Casa de la Musica with its peerless, romantic setting at the hiatus of a grand stone stairwell.
Days 8 – 11: Cayo Santa María
Transfer Trinidad to Cayo Santa María
After all the excitement of Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, it is time to relax by the beach in Cayo Santa Maria. Your transfer will take you from Trinidad to your resort in this paradise key. The causeway that crosses the sea to the islet is a real highlight!
Discover a Paradise Island: Cayo Santa María
Surrounded by aquamarine waters bordering white, powder-soft sands, Cayo Santa María is a tropical haven, an island of true natural beauty, and the largest of the Villa Clara Key islands that make up the archipelago Jardines del Rey. Connected by a 48km causeway to the town of Caibarien, Cayo Santa Maria is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the Caribbean.
Day 11 – 12: Havana
Transfer Cayo Santa María to Havana
You’ll travel back to Havana to spend your last night in the city. Returning to Havana the day before your flight home makes the departure process much simpler and gives you another chance to experience the nightlife of this amazing city.
Say Goodbye to Havana
Rest up before your journey back home or take the opportunity to experience a few more delicious mojitos and fabulous live music performances.
Transfer to Havana Airport
You will be collected from your accommodation and taken back to Havana International Airport. You will arrive with enough time to check in your flight at one of the airline desks, clear immigration, and enjoy some snacks at the airport lounge before boarding your flight back to your country.
In Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad you will stay in private accommodations that we will offer depending on the availability of the same and the dates of your trip.
In Cayo Santa Maria: Hotel Playa Cayo Santa María
With stunning views of the sea, Playa Cayo Santa Maria is an idyllic place to relax and spend time with your loved ones.
The popular beach resort has a wide range of services and a great all-inclusive package with unlimited access to its seven bars, five restaurants and ice cream parlor. You can find six swimming pools (two exclusive for children) among lush gardens full of green, as well as gym, Finnish sauna, Turkish sauna and clubhouse.
On the paradisiacal beach you can enjoy non-motorized water sports as part of your all-inclusive package or just relax and enjoy the views. When night falls, professional artists delight the guests with live music shows and more.
The 793 rooms are distributed over three floors with views of the sea, the surrounding gardens and the swimming pools of the complex. All are air-conditioned and equipped with hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, satellite TV, minibar, telephone and tea and coffee service.
Please note: there are category changes available for this hotel. To request an upgrade or a different hotel, call your Havaning vacation consultant.