10D/9N Havana, Trinidad and Varadero
- City tours in a classic vintage car of 50s and a Russian limousine of the 70s.
- Enjoy lunch with cocktails and traditional Cuban music.
- A night under the stars at Tropicana Cabaret.
- Visit tobacco farm and have lunch at an organic farm with beautiful views over the
- Relax and enjoy your free days at all-inclusive(all meals and drinks included) beach
resort right at the Varadero beach.
Arrival in Havana. Welcome by guide and transfer to the chosen hotel and check-in. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast buffet. 9 AM tour of the city in a convertible classic American Vintage car of the 50ies with your Chinese speaking guide. We drive through the areas of Miramar with a stop at Mahatma Ghandi Park, through the
Metropolitan Park with its huge trees, through Vedado with a stop at the Cemetary Columbus and going through the Paseo and Presidentes boulevards. We drive along Havana Malecon to the view point over the city from Morro Castle. (3 hours).
We end at Old Havana where we have a typical Cuban lunch at the Hemingway restaurant Bodeguita del Medio (Cuban creole cuisine of rice and black beans served with pork, fresh vegetables and potatoes). The meal includes a mojito cocktail who was invented in this place.
There is band playing life traditional Cuban Music.
Afternoon walk in Old Havana along colonial streets and squares (Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza San Francisco). We visit the Museum of the City or the old Palace of the Governors of the island in colonial times. We end our visit to Old Havana with a session of rum and
tobacco. We taste the blending of Cuban rum, coffee and tobacco.
Return to the hotel around 5H30 PM.
In the evening, we have dinner in the private restaurant Ivan Justo with a fusion between Cuban and Spanish cuisine.
Breakfast buffet. 9 AM tour of the city in a Russian limousine of the 70ies in which the presidents and ambassadors of the former Soviet Union drove around. We start the day with a visit to a cigar Factory in Havana. Here we see how Cuban cigars are rolled entirely by hand. We visit the different departments in the Factory and have shopping possibilities at the end. We continue to Old Havana where we visit the Museum of the Revolution where we learn more about the Cuban Revolution. We continue to the Plaza de la Revolucion, huge square where the governmental manifestations take place. Visit of the Museum of Jose Marti, National Hero.
We have lunch at the Chinese restaurant Tien Tan in the Chinese Quarter of the city, legacy of the Chinese immigrants that came to Cuba in the 19th Century.
Afternoon visit of the Cabaña Castle and Morro Castle of Havana together with the Head Quarters of Che Guevara.
Return to the hotel around 5 PM.
At 6H30 PM transfer to restaurant La Guarida, famous top end restaurant in Havana and scene of the Cuban Oscar winning movie “Fresa and Chocolate”.
At 9 PM we continue to Tropicana to see the famous cabaret under the stars. Entrance includes Cuba libre drinks. Around midnight return to the hotel.
Breakfast buffet. At 8 AM drive in medium car to Viñales area, a very beautiful rural area where the best tobacco in the World grows. We visit the view point over the valley from Jasmines hotel. We visit a tobacco farm and learn about the process that is done in the fields to come to the perfect tobacco. We visit the Mural of the Prehistory. We have lunch at an organic farm with beautiful views over the surroundings. We visit in the afternoon the Indian Cave and the village of Viñales. Return in the afternoon (6 hours’ drive).
Dinner in the hotel.
Breakfast buffet. At 8H30 am departure to the area of Cienfuegos (3 hours drive). On arrival we visit the historic centre of this colonial town founded by French colonists. We see the Parque Marti with the cathedral and the Theatre Terry, typical 19th Century Theatre building. We visit the area of Punta Gorda with nice buildings of the turn of the century (19th to 20th Century).
We have lunch at Villa Lagarto, right at the bay front, a typical Cuban restaurant in open air.
In the afternoon, we continue to Trinidad (1 hour). On arrival, we have a walk in the Old Center passing by colonial squares like Plaza Mayor and the small cobbled stoned streets. We have a typical Cuban cocktail at Canchanchara bar with some live music.
Check in your colonial boutique hotel 3* like hostal Lola, Café Tuti or La Casona. Dinner tonight is at the lodging.
Breakfast at hotel. We drive with our guide into the mountains of the Escambray in the back of Trinidad. From Topes de Collantes mirador we have a wonderful view over the mountains and even the lowlands towards the sea where is Trinidad. We continue to the beginning of the trail that takes us to a waterfall surrounded by tropical lush forest nature. You can swim in the falls and natural pools. Lunch in a natural environment in the mountains. We visit the local museum about coffee production in the mountains. In the afternoon, we drive back to Trinidad but continue to the beach area. We see the Caribbean coastline and beach with its beautiful turquoise tranquil waters.
Back at the hotel around 5h30 PM.
In the evening, we have dinner at the local paladar Vista Gourmet with lobster menu and after this we visit some music venues in Trinidad centre like Casa de la Musica and Casa de la Trova with the famous Cuban music known as Buenavista Social Club.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to the Valley of the Ingenios, a beautiful valley where the sugar industry flourished in the 19th Century. Visit of the historic Hacienda Manaca Iznaga.
We continue to Santa Clara (1 hour) and visit the mausoleum and museum of Che Guevara, hero from the Cuban Revolution. We have lunch in the historic centre of Trinidad. Transfer in the afternoon to Varadero (3 hours). Overnight in the 5 stars Melia Varadero hotel right at the Varadero beach. This is an all-inclusive hotel (all meals and drinks included). You have a standard room.
Free at leisure at the all-inclusive beach resort.
Free at leisure at the all-inclusive beach resort.
Breakfast at hotel. In due time transfer by taxi to Havana airport with Mandarin speaking guide.
A) PRICES LAND ARRANGEMENTS
Price land arrangement (not including airfare) in SGD per person based on min 2pax: From SGD 5250
B) INCLUDING AND NOT INCLUDING
- All transfers and transport as per program
- All accommodation as per program
- Service of station guides as indicated in the itinerary above
- All meals as mentioned
- All entrance fees on tour as per program
- Air tickets both domestic and international
- Personal expenses
- All drinks
- Visa application/fees (please check and apply here)
- Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
C) AIRFARE (not included in prices mentioned above)