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Cuba

Take a fascinating step back in time in colonial Cuba. A truly unique melting pot of Spanish, Caribbean, native Indian and African cultures, blended together to create the Cuban way of life, full of dance, music and colour. Discover the timeless towns, try local specialties and explore the natural wonders.Spectacular SouthEnjoy a night of traditional music and dancing at famous 'Casa de la Trova' in Santiago de Cuba on the country's southeast coast. Cruise to Cayo Granma on board a catamaran and tour historic Camaguey by bicycle taxi.Traditional Trinidad & CienfuegosContinue to the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Trinidad, Cuba's best preserved colonial city. Explore the heritage-listed centre and try the town's classic cocktail. Then discover the 'Pearl of the South', the spectacular natural bay of Cienfuegos and the beautiful El Nicho waterfalls that cascade over rocks into cool swimming holes.Classic HavanaQuirky and colourful Havana will beguile you with its charm. Explore the city by classic car, discovering the murals and sculptures in the streets of Jaimanitas, Casa Fuster and Callejon de Hamel. Soak up the liveliness of the old-town and enjoy a dinner at a local paladar.
Note: Cuban CharmA trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • 1 economy-class flight within Cuba
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation & Meals

  • 10 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based driver-guide

Sightseeing

  • Enjoy a walking tour of Old Havana.
  • Tour of New Havana including Hamel Island.
  • Get a taste for the Cuban spirit and spend an evening at famous 'Casa de la Trova' in Santiago de Cuba.
  • City tour of Santiago de Cuba including Museum Casa Diego Velazquez, Museum del Ron and Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.
  • Travel by catamaran to Cayo Granma and visit San Pedro del Morro Fortress.
  • Stop at El Cobre and visit Basilica del Cobre.
  • Take a bicycle taxi tour through the historic centre and alleys of Camaguey.
  • Visit the Canchanchara bar in Trinidad to try its namesake cocktail.
  • Drive through the rows of sugarcane fields in the Valle de los Ingenios and visit the Manaca Iznaga tower for amazing views over the valley.
  • Take a city tour of Trinidad, one of Cuba's most enchanting cities, including the Museum Historico Municipal.
  • Stop at El Nicho Waterfalls, take a guided walk to Salto El Nicho and enjoy some free time for swimming.
  • Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'. Enjoy a city tour. See the historic town-centre, Thomas Terry Theatre, the Main Square, Malecon and Prado.
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara, the monument of the blinded train and the historic centre in Santa Clara.
  • Tour timeless Havana by classic car including Malecon and Plaza de la Revolucion. Fusterland, Fort of Havana and cocktail at Hotel Nacional.

Please note: The Mausoleum of Che Guevara is closed on Mondays. If this extension is started on a Sunday you will be unable to visit the Mausoleum.

Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $6,965
Start Location
Cuba
End Location
Cuba
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Private
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 Apr 201930 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,185 
01 May 201931 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,410 
01 Nov 201921 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,545 
22 Dec 201902 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $8,515 
03 Jan 202031 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $7,765 
ItineraryExpand
Cuba

TRAVEL TIP! Cuban Charm: A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Arrive Havana

Welcome to Cuba and its vibrant capital, Havana! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2. Havana

Discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour this morning. You'll visit Camara Oscura offering a panoramic view over Old Havana, and the Museum Capitanes Generales. This afternoon visit the neighbourhood of Cayo Hueso in the cultural centre of Callejon de Hamel and learn about Cuban life today. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight. [B,D]

Day 3. Havana - Holguin - Santiago de Cuba

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Holguin, then transfer to the beautiful colonial city of Santiago de Cuba, on the island's southeast coast. Tonight visit famous 'Casa de la Trova' for some fun live Cuban music and dancing. [B]

Please Note: Depending on flight availability and schedule it may be possible for a direct flight to Santiago de Cuba.

Day 4. Santiago de Cuba

Discover more of the city on a tour this morning, visiting the Museum Casa Diego Velazquez and the Museum del Ron. This afternoon board a catamaran and cruise to Cayo Granma where you'll visit the impressive San Pedro del Morro Fortress and enjoy lunch. [B,L]

Day 5. Santiago de Cuba - Camaguey

Travel northwest towards Camaguey, stopping to visit Basilica El Cobre, in honour of Cuba's patron saint. [B]

Day 6. Camaguey - Trinidad

Enjoy a tour of charming Camaguey's historic centre by bicycle taxi. Then depart for Trinidad, where you'll visit the famous Canchanchara bar to try the namesake cocktail. [B]

Day 7. Trinidad

Drive through rows of sugarcane fields in the Valle de los Ingenios and enjoy views from the Manaca Iznaga tower. Then discover heritage-listed Trinidad on a tour and visit the Museum Historico Municipal. [B]

Day 8. Trinidad - Cienfuegos

On the way to Cienfuegos, stop at El Nicho National Park, home to Cuba's most spectacular waterfalls. This afternoon explore beautiful Cienfuegos on a walking tour, visiting the impressive Teatro Tom s Terry and the historic town centre. [B]

Day 9. Cienfuegos - Havana

Return to Havana, visiting the Che Guevara Mausoleum* in Santa Clara along the way. [B]
*Please note: Mausoleum of Che Guevara is closed on Mondays.

Day 10. Havana

A day at leisure to explore charming Havana. Later this afternoon you'll witness the contrasts of 'New' Havana by classic car, with sightseeing including the artistic area of Fusterland and the Fort of Havana. Enjoy a final dinner at a local paladar this evening. [B,D]

Day 11. Depart Havana

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. [B]