HAVANA, VIÑALES, CIENFUEGOS & TRINIDAD - 8 Days / 7 Nights

2016: September 15, October 13
2017: Jan 12, Feb 9, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 23

DAY 1 - Thursday We will meet at Miami International Airport in Terminal G at the Havana Air Counter at 9:00 am three hours before. A member of our team will meet the group with a sign and guide you through the check-in process. Depart Miami International at 12:00 am, after a 45 minute fly we will arrival in Cuba’s José Martí International Airport. After clearing Cuban Customs, our Cuban guide will greet us outside the terminal. Once in Havana we will check into our house and we will be greeted with mojitos and traditional Cuban lunch. In the early evening we will be picked up by a fleet of convertible Classic Cars for an unforgettable tour of Havana on our way to dinner at paladar La Guarida, one of Havana’s most acclaim paladares; located on the top floor of the building best known as the movie location for the Cuban Oscar Nominated film “Fresa y Chocolate.” (L,D)
DAY 2 - Friday starts with a tour of a Cigar factory then a Walking Tour of old Havana. After visiting the squares we will conclude our walking tour at the famous La Bodeguita del Medio to enjoy a traditional mojito – this is where Hemingway went to have his mojitos! Then you are free to have lunch and explore Old Havana on your own. In the evening we will have dinner at the famous paladar El Cocinero, one of Havana’s newest and most avant-garde restaurants; and conclude the night next door at Fabrica del Arte (The Art Factory), an art venue that is the home to everything art: theater, jazz, contemporary dance, exhibitions, etc. (B ,D)
DAY 3 - Saturday morning we will visit Finca La Vigia Museum, Earnest Hemingway’s former residence. Continuing along the Hemingway trail, we will go on a panoramic tour of Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Hemingway's The Old Men and the Sea; then enjoy mojitos and traditional Cuban food Café Ajiaco. After lunch we will finish in Old Havana to complete the Hemingway tour at Hotel Ambos Mundos, because it was the first residence in Cuba for writer Ernest Hemingway for seven years (1932-1939). We will visit and his room in the 5th floor. The room #511 stay exactly similar to when in her the North American celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway lived,), space that was, as he said, ideal to write. The evening is free to enjoy Saturday nights in Havana. (B,L)
DAY 4 - Sunday we will spen a relaxing day in the county side, we drive west to Viñales Valley called "the garden of Cuba ", place of the best tobacco in the world. We will have a traditional Cuban lunch of pork, rice and bean at the Organic Farm El Paraiso. After lunch we will visit the Indian Cave with a boat ride along the cave, Los Jazmines lookout point, and the Prehistorical Mural. We will return to Havana around 6 pm. The evening is free to enjoy dinner on your own and more of nights in Havana. (B,L)
DAY 5 - Monday, after breakfast, we will visit Modern Havana, including Plaza de Revolucion, Cemetery Colon. Then we will visit Jaimanita, a small fishing village where we will be delighted by Fusterlandia, painter and sculpture Jose Fuster’s vibrant arts complex. After we will have lunch at paladar Vista Mar. After lunch, we will go to the Almacenes de San Jose, Old Havana’s largest arts & crafts market, for last minutes souvenir shopping then you is free to roam around Old Havana. Then at 8 pm we will go to Atelier Restaurant for a special farewell Havana dinner prepared specially for us by Chef Michel. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Tuesday, In the morning we will depart to Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos is a charming waterfront city situated on the bay of the same name. City highlights include an architecturally noteworthy group of buildings that were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Its picturesque nautical setting has earned it the title, “the Pearl of the South,” a description that has endured for centuries. Once in Cienfuegos we will tour the city and visit the city square Plaza Jose Marti, Terry Theater, Palacio de Valle and Jagua Castel. We will have lunch in Cienfuegos and in the late afternoon we will continue to the city of Trinidad. After check into our accommodations you are free to walk around explore the cobble stone street and have dinner on your own. (B,L)
DAY 7 - Wednesday, In the morning a guided city tour of Trinidad and Valle de los Ingenios. Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. We will visit Plaza Mayor that lies in the historical center of Trinidad and is an ideal place to start a sightseeing tour of the city. Many of Trinidad's top tourist attractions lie on or near the Plaza Mayor, including the fascinating Museo Historico Municipal, the famous Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, and other museums and architectural gems. After lunch we will visit Valle de los Ingenios with gorgeous scenery of green sugar cane fields, palms trees, and mountains, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains relics and monuments from the 19th century when slave-tended sugar cane plantations and mills flourished. In the evening we will meet for our farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 - Thursday In the early morning after breakfast we depart to Havana Airport for our afternoon fly to Miami. We will stop for lunch in the way and arrive at the airport at 4 pm for a 6:30 flight. (B)

$3,495 per person

Air $500 per person includes:
• Round Trip Air – Miami – Havana – Miami
• Entry Visa to Cuba
• Mandatory Health insurance in Cuba

Tour $2,995 per person:
Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is $250. Price can change without notice.

To make a reservation, we only require an $800, non-refundable booking deposit payment. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later. We will send a Reservation formed once we receive it with a copy of your passport we will send you a Pay Pal Invoice and you can pay with credit card.

• All land transportation, transfers in Cuba
• 7 nights superior accommodations in Cuba – 5 in Havana and 2 nights in Trinidad
• 17 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
• Professional, English-speaking local guide
• Old Havana Walking Tour
• Modern Havana Bus Tour
• Convertible Classic Cars Tour
• Cigar Factory Tour
• Art Tour: Fusterlandia
• Day Trip to Viñales
• Tour Hemingway House - Finca La Vigia Museum & Hotel Ambos Mundos
• Visit to Cojimar
• City Tour of Cienfuegos
• City Tour of Trinidad and Valle de los Ingenios

Bed & Breakfast / Private Homes Accommodations

Havana Air, flights Operated by Easter Airline. Planes B737-800 AIR FAIR IS OPTIONAL: You can book your own flight to Cuba. You will need to provide us with a copy of your airline ticket. We will pick you up at the airport. Please make sure you arrive on the day the Tour begins.

• Gratuities for tour guide, bus driver, restaurant staff
• Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance

• Arrive in Miami the night before since departures and check-in times are early in the morning.
• Allow at least 3 to 4 hours for your returned flight home, you need to clear customs.

Participants should know that Cuba is a special destination, so please understand that all elements of this itinerary are subject to change, and the time and activities listed above are approximate. Please remain flexible as there are often circumstances beyond our control and changes may be necessary. The tour leader reserves the right to make changes to the published itinerary whenever, in his sole discretion, conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the program. Be assured that all efforts will be made to provide a comparable alternative should an item on the itinerary need to be changed or cancelled. Prices can change without notice.