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Wonders of Western Cuba Tour

1,875.00

Looking for an amazing and exotic travel destination? Look no further than Cuba! This fascinating island country has it all – rich history, stunning landscapes, friendly people and more. With our Wonders of Western Cuba Tour, you’ll get to experience the best that this wonderful country has to offer. From the vibrant streets of Havana to the tranquil valley of Vinales, you’ll be captivated by the magic of Cuba. On your tour, you’ll learn about the country’s fascinating history and culture, and meet some of its friendly locals. So come join us on this once-in-a-lifetime tour – book now and let us show you the wonders of Western Cuba!

  • Activities
    Cigar Rolling, Old Havana Walking Tour, Salsa Lesson, Valley Walking
  • Group size
    Min 2 pax

    Max 8 pax

  • Trip duration
    6 Day(s) 5 Night(s)
Clear
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Trip Summary

Take a step back in time and experience the best of Cuba on this Wonders of Western Cuba Tour. From the stunning natural scenery to the rich history and culture, there is so much to explore in this beautiful country. Meet the friendly locals, learn about Cuban customs and traditions, and enjoy some delicious food – all while soaking up the incredible atmosphere of this magical island.

We'll start your journey in Old Havana, strolling on the cobble stone streets of grandiose baroque churches, pastel-colored houses, and vibrant street art before heading out to the beautifully rural, Viñales. Here the landscape offers stunning sights of large limestone cliffs covered with flat flora, lavish plant life and traditional tobacco farms. When you are not learning about the cultivation of tobacco, rolling a cigar or enjoying the crisp, fresh air, you can fine tune your salsa skills or indulging in delicious farm-to-plate experiences and soak up extraordinary sunset views over the valley.

On the way home, will take you to the slow-paced, town of Soroa, nestled in the mountains of the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters of Salto de Soroa, admire the vast orchid collection to simply reconnect with nature on one of the various paths to the top and enjoy a delicious, traditional home cook meal to recharge you at the end of the day.

Once back in Havana, you must conclude your tour with a classic car cruise in one of the amazing 1950s classic cars!

the land of Western Cuba is filled with natural wonders, rich culture, historic landmarks, energetic dance scene and of course the excitement of an authentic Cuban Cigar. This tour will leave you wanting more!

What you will love about this trip

  • Get to know Cuba intimately on this curated tour
  • Learn about Cuban culture and history from local experts
  • Enjoy exclusive access to areas tourists don't usually see
  • Taste authentic Cuban food and drinks

Is This Trip Right For You?

  • Be aware! We NEVER use hotels! Our aim is to give back to the community, as such we always use Casas as our accommodation option. Of course we are aware of western comfort requirements, so as a standard, we ensure pillows, air conditioning and private bathrooms.
  • In saying that... Do remember that you are in a country with lower infrastructure standards. As such, power cuts, especially in cyclone season are expected. Water pressure may be low and hot water in short supply. This really just adds to the adventure.
  • Previously Cash was king! Some service providers now insist on the use of credit cards to reduce cash handling, but be aware that some cards may not work in Cuba. So have several options available.
  • Internet access is available, but is limited. Why not choose this time to switch off and relax? If it is not entirely possible, we will assist you to get connected.
  • Come without expectations, as things don’t always go to plan. And bring your sense of humour, in case you need to deal with things in 'Cuban time'!
  • The roads can be a challenge, whilst we ensure we get you there safely, it may take longer than you would expect in any other part of the world. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

Places You’ll See

Havana

Further Information About Our Tours

Want more info in preparation of your trip? Our Trip Information page provides further information regarding things you need to know, accommodation transfers, emergencies, passport & visa info, what to pack and more, that you may need to know about this adventure. Click here to read

We also provide you with detailed joining instructions prior to your travel. 😎

Trip Inclusions

Meals

5 Breakfasts 2 Dinners

Accommodation

Standard Guesthouse (5 nights)

Transport

Private Vehicle

Included Activities

  • Old Havana Walking Tour
  • Havana Classic Car Ride
  • Vinales Orintation Walk
  • Vinales Valley Walk With Tobacco Farmhouse
  • Salsa Lesson
  • Organic Farm Dinner
  • Soroa Orchid Garden
  • Dinner at Traditional Paladar
—Not Included—
  • Flight and any airline fees
  • Cuba Tourist Visa
  • Discretionary tips for guide, driver and other activities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
 

Trip Outline

Day 1 – Havana

Welcome to Cuba!

A complimentary transfer from the airport to the guesthouse is included with your trip to ease you into the life in Cuba. You can check in at any time, your casa hosts will be waiting for you. If you arrive early, enjoy your free time till your welcome meeting at 6pm.

Depending on your arrival into the country and how you feel there are some options for you to discover Havana, we are happy to guide you with optional activities.


Day 2 – Vinales

Today you’ll start the day with discovering Old Havana. This World Heritage site has been awarded to be one of the Caribbean's most impressive historical cities since 1982! Step inside this dynamic area where grandeur meets tradition in an exciting atmosphere. Wonder through the narrow streets and spacious plazas, admiring the Spanish architecture as you discover the birth place of Havana – Plaza de armas, and other iconic sites like Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de la catedral. Make sure you bring your camera, as there'll be plenty to capture  before our bus trip to Vinales.

Beautifully rural, Vinales is endowed in mogotes, covered with vibrant green forests and artisian tobacco farms, delivering you the world famous Cuban Cigars. It’s one of the cooler areas of Cuba, so it’s also a nice escape from the hotter parts of the country. Here we will start with an orientation walk before we head to your salsa Lessons to get those stiff bodies moving after our bus ride and to prepare you to dance the night away as the nightlife is very active in this village with the local residents more than willing participants in dancing to the local live music.


Day 3 – Vinales

Vinales Valley is a World Heritage site, being an amazing “living landscape” of traditional farms and 300 meter high limestone formations. It boasts an abundance of local seasonal fruit and vegetables, such as enormous avocados, mangoes and pineapples. It is a fascinating scene to see where oxen are working the fields and the scent of tobacco fills the air. In the morning we’ll take a guided walk through this rich country side, to discover the life of Cuba’s farmers and learn the secret methods of rolling a Cuban cigar directly from those who grow it. Not only will you get to try one, you get to learn how to roll them yourself.

Enjoy some free time in the afternoon discovering the township or taking a siesta before heading to the Organic Farm, El Paraiso to enjoy stunning sunset valley views and a delicious farm-to-plate experience that will excite your senses!


Day 4 – Soroa

This morning we will start making our way back to Havana. One the way we will stop in a town set in the mountains, Soroa, the ‘rainbow of Cuba’ as it is known. A hidden gem on the edge of the Biosphere reserve of Sierra Del Rosario. Here we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular Soroa Orchid Garden, set among 7 acres of luscious green oasis of flora featuring 250 native Cuban species and amazing birdlife to match.

Take a stroll among the marvellous tall trees to discover the pristine waters of the local waterfall or enjoy your free time by the pool before we reconvene for a traditional home cooked dinner and enjoy authentic Cuban hospitality.


Day 5 – Havana

Soak up the fresh air of the mountains with a lazy breakfast before we keep tracking back to Havana. You'll have some time to take a final stroll around Havana, enjoying its magic, closing this whirlwind trip with a classic car cruise around the streets of Havana.


Day 6 – Havana

It’s time to say good bye to this amazing island. We have not planned any activity for you today.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we loved showing it to you!

This is where we depart, yet would strongly recommend that you stay a few more days to explore this unique city. If you would like to take this opportunity, please let us know and we can arrange extended accommodation for you for an additional fee.