Three facets of Cuba: Sun, Nature and Culture
5 days / 4 nights
Start : Havana
Duration : 5 days
Price : from 863$
Havane / Santa Clara / Cayo Las Brujas / Topes de Collantes.
Description: Completely immerse yourself into the three main facets of Cuba—sun, nature and culture—with this six-day circuit. Specially designed for discovering Cuban nature, the circuits include both time on the beach and in the city. Possibility of including various activities with your stay, such as scuba diving or typical lodging with locals.
Day 1: Arrival in Havana. Discovery of the area and the city.
Day 2: Havana – Santa Clara – Topes de Collantes.
Departure for Santa Clara. Panoramic tour of the city.
Guided tour of significant historical tourist sites, such as the Ernesto Che Guevara mausoleum. Breakfast at the local restaurant before leaving for majestic Topes de Collantes, a Sierra del Escambray mountain range and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch and lodging at a mountain hotel.
Day 3: Topes de Collantes – Sancti Spíritus. Visit of the Guanayara national park. Approximately 500-meter hike through spectacular mountain paths. Breakfast at the local restaurant before leaving for the town of Trinidad. Guided tour of this frozen-in-time city, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit of local cultural and heritage sites. Then, departure for Sancti Spíritus. During the trip, visit of the mysterious Iznaga Tower, known for its 50 meters and seven stories once used to monitor slaves in the sugar camps. Panoramic tour of the town of Sancti Spíritus. Lunch and lodging.
Day 4: Sancti Spíritus – Banao – Santa Clara. Departure for Banao. Transfer using typical mountain transportation: the mule! Arrival at the Interpretation Center of Banao Park.
This park is known for being the second most biodiverse reserve in the country. Sampling of tropical fruit. For the more athletic travelers, possibility of horseback riding through the mountain paths. Country-style breakfast. Departure for Santa Clara. Breakfast and lunch included. Night at a Santa Clara hotel.
Day 5: Santa Clara – Cayo Las Brujas – Santa Clara. Excursion in Cayo Las Brujas, 11 km of excellent quality semi-virgin beaches. While on route, panoramic tour of the lovely small town of Remedios. Enjoy the beach and a seafood dinner. Lodging with a local.
Day 6: Santa Clara – Havana. After breakfast, transfer to Havana. Possibility of extending your stay in a Varadero or Havana hotel so as to take advantage of the Cuban capital—a charming, passion-filled city with breathtaking architecture and culture!
This 6-day/5-night package includes all activities described in the program, all on-site transportation, double-occupancy lodging, all meals, bilingual service from your tour guides and all services offered by our local collaborators as mentioned in the package.