8 Days and 7 nights
From $5500 USD
Cities visited: Havana, Moron, Trinidad – Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara
What’s included in the package:
- Cuba tourist entry Visa
- Cuban customs documentation
- Cuban health form
- Airport and hotel transfers
- All ground transportation in Cuba
- Delux accomodations
- All Supplies, equipment and tool rentals
- All meals (no menu limitations)
- Unlimited beverages including alcohol
- Specialty guides, instructors, drivers, translators / trip assistant
- All attractions entrance fees to exhibits, concerts and special events
- USB with a fully chronicled tour history confirming Your trip, “directly benefited the Cuban people.” (Treasury Dept requires You keep this info for 5 years.)
- All Taxes and Gratuities
Day 1 Havana
- Arrive at Havana’s Jose Marti Airport. Your guide and chauffeur will take you on a one-hour tour of La Habana sea wall in your 1950’s convertible. Then check into your casa particular (Airbnb) or hotel. After you check in enjoy lunch at the paladar (a private restaurant Not owned by the Cuban government), “Este No Es un Cafe.” Free time to enjoy Havana at your discretion, we suggest visiting a school for special needs students to donate coloring books and crayons. Dinner at Antojo, Havana’s hippest paladar, followed by a magical evening at the world-famous Tropicana Cabaret.
Day 2 Havana
- Visit ‘the ‘Assassination attempt Museum,’ it chronicles the dozens of assassination attempts made on Fidel Castro. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Havana and enjoy the city’s rich and varied architecture followed by lunch on the sidewalk terrace of “Otra Manera” paladar. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to explore Havana on your own; we suggest a trip to the beach or a visit to a local winemaker’s shop. This evening enjoy dinner at La Casa followed by an evening at La Fabrica de Arte Cubano. Featured in the New York Times and located in the ruins of an old cooking-oil factory, this eccentric hotspot hosts one of the island’s most striking exhibitions of contemporary and performance art in Cuba.
Day 3 Havana
- After breakfast, a private curator will take you on a tour of the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. Next, you’ll learn about Cuba’s dual currency system, then visit a local farmer’s market and purchase some ingredients for this afternoon’s cooking class using Cuban Pesos. Check out Havana as you wish, we suggest an afternoon of shopping at the artisanal market. This evening enjoy your dinner seaside on the Malecon pier at a local paladar. Afterwards enjoy desert and some contemporary music at Siakara bar.
Day 4 Havana
- Following breakfast, we will head for the Museo de la Revolución for a broad view of the Cold War saga housed in former dictator Batista’s old Presidential Palace. Afterwards take in a private salsa dance class. Following, lunch at San Cristobal paladar. Subsequently visit Muraleando, a neighborhood transformed into an art gallery, a visual feast for the eyes and the spirit. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy on your own; may we suggest a tour of Cuba’s newly remodeled capitol building. For dinner you will feast seaside at the residence turned paladar, Casa Mia Paladar. Afterwards, put on your salsa dancing shoes on for an evening at the salsa dance club, Casa de la Música.
Day 5 Moron Cuba
- This morning enjoy breakfast with Marc Frank a Cuba based American journalist who writes for Reuters and the Financial Times. Check out of your hotel and experience a beautiful drive across Cuba’s hearty and picturesque countryside on your way to the small town of Morón, Cuba. After checking into your casa particular, La Concha Azul (it has a beautiful pool) check out this charming small town at your leisure, we suggest visiting Moron’s Municipal Museum. Celebrate the evening with a block party potluck festival in your honor. Town locals will bring along their favorite dishes for you to savor. Live music and dancing. Continue the party at La Cueva nightclub or retire for the evening.
Day 6 Trinidad Cuba
- After breakfast we travel to Trinidad, Cuba. While those with limited time or desire stick to Havana, those in the know take the time to swing by this UNESCO protected city. The island’s colonial masterpiece is located between mountains and a beautiful ocean. Trinidad is a colorful city stuck in the 17th Century.
- Take a walking tour of the city and enjoy its Colonial architecture.
- Subsequently have lunch at paladar Sol y Son.
- Then check into your Casa Particular or hotel.
- Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, may we suggest visiting the artisan bazaar or a tour of the Valle de los Ingenios (valley of the sugar mills).
- For dinner we will dine with a local Cuban family on their scenic rooftop garden. Followed by some live music and dancing at Trinidad’s version of la Casa de la Trova.
Day 7 Trinidad- Sancti Spiritus
- After breakfast we will travel to the neighboring town of Sancti Spiritus, one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. Enjoy a horse ride along the countryside followed by lunch with a local Cuban family. Then on to Playa Alcon one of the region’s best beaches with white sand and turquoise waters. Afterwards we will visit La Taverna La Canchánchara where you can enjoy a local and refreshing cocktail, the Canchanchara. Later we will have dinner at Paladar San José followed by live music and dancing at Trinidad’s version of La Casa de La Música.
Day 8 Trinidad – Santa Clara – USA
- After a hearty all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at Trinidad’s Hotel Iberostar, we will take a leisurely drive along the countryside on our way to Santa Clara, a neighboring Province full of revolutionary history. Upon arrival you will enjoy a walking tour of the city and a visit to Ernesto Che Guevara Monument-Memorial, and the Armored Train Museum. After lunch at Riki’s paladar we will head for the Santa Clara airport for your return flight home.
Trip extensions available