Cultural Discovery


10 days / 9 nights
Departure: on demand
Itineraries: Havana / Cienfuegos / Trinidad / Santa Clara / Topes de Collantes.

Highlights of this trip:

Guided tours given by connoisseurs of the cultural scene in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.
Monuments, art galleries, Afro-Cuban culture and cultural projects
Discovery of key figures of Cuban culture
Lodging in 4* and 5* hotels
Bilingual guides

Havana, Trinidad and Santa Clara are cities frozen in time. Extremely dynamic in terms of culture, these cities never sleep and their creators even less. They seek to reinvent, over to course of days and centuries, the magical realism that is typically Cuban. Discovering and entering into Cuban culture and creativity involves more than just visiting museums and colonial places—it means stopping to listen to the tropical rainfall, reading poetry off hidden scraps of paper in sanctuaries, hearing the right note from a piano late at night, following Hemingway’s ghost through the Cojimar ruins, watching a classical music concert in an Old Havana convent, talking with Afro-Cuban sculptors from Central Havana, uncovering the secret of potters in majestic Trinidad, taking cover from the sun under the Che statue in Santa Clara, or simply eating out at the restaurant where the movie Strawberry and Chocolate was shot.

Discover cultural Cuba and its colonial cities in the company of local writers and artists, and drink in the unprecedented culture-oriented way of life and know-how. Take paths unknown to major cultural centres and breathe in the salty air of the Caribbean Sea. This unique immersion into the heart of Cuban culture will allow you to discover the unsuspected facets of a country where mass tourism sometimes overshadows this cultural and natural jewel of the Caribbean, where culture always gets the last word.

[wptabs type=”accordion” style=”wpui-light” effect=”slide” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle]DAY 01[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Arrival in Havana. Cocktail and visit of the grounds.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 02[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Guided tour of cultural Havana: Museum of Fine Arts, Central Havana and Afro-Cuban influences, Museum of the Revolution and Morro Castle. Visit of the city and lunch at restaurant Imprenta. Dinner at hotel. At night, planned outing for the canon firing ceremony. Night show at Habana Cafe.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 03[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] In Hemingway’s footsteps: Finca la Vigía and Cojimar village, where he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. Welcome cocktail at Las Terrazas, the writer’s favourite bistro. Departure for Ambos Mundos, one of the most stunning rooftops in Havana. Meal and cocktail on site. Free night. Dinner at hotel.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 04[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Departure for the majestic Pinar del Rio province. Guided tour of the Soroa Orchidarium. Visit of the ecological village and community of artists. Visit of old coffee plantations. Moka hotel, the nicest ecological architectural project in Cuba. Dinner at a peasant’s home. Free afternoon and possibility of swimming in the San Juan waterfalls. Return to Havana. Lunch at hotel.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 05[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Departure for Trinidad. While in transit, panoramic tour of Cienfuegos and dinner at the renowned Club Cienfuegos. Arrival at colonial Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guided tour of the main museums. Lodging with locals near the Caribbean beach.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 06[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Excursion in Topes de Collantes, a UNESCO-protected natural reserve. Hiking through the “Centinelas del Río Melodioso” eco-trail, meal at Casa de la Gallega. Swimming in the river. Return to hotel and dinner.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 07[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Return to Havana via Santa Clara. Guided tour of the Che monument and armoured train. Meal at Santa Rosalia restaurant. Meal at hotel in Havana.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 08[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Surprise day.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 09[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Guided tour of historic sites in Havana aboard old American cars. Discussion and one-on-one conversation with an important figure of Cuban culture, such as a historian, documentarist, filmmaker, architect or visual arts artist, along with a live band. Departure for the cultural community project El Solar de la California. Discussion with the percussionists and rumberos. Culinary show: Tricks for cooking true, authentic Cuban cuisine. Meal at La California restaurant. Free afternoon at the San José art fair. Return to hotel via coco taxi through Malecón, a beautiful pier promenade. Free night.
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]DAY 10[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Free day. Departure for airport. Hasta la próxima!
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What is included in the price of $ 2599 *:

The package includes 10 days and 9 nights
Hotels 3 * and 4 *
All activities proposed in the program
All transportation and all meals
Accommodation / double occupancy
Bilingual guides
International flight **

For information in French: Maya (1) 514. 531. 1454

For the information in English and Spanish Leandro (1) 438. 877. 2011.

* Price is based on a group of five people. For the same trip as an individual or a couple, contact

** The ticket is included in the price from Montreal. Price of the flight may vary from other canadiens and international cities. Certain conditions vary, depending on the price and availability of seats at the time of booking.

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