You will be picked up at the Havana airport on Day 1 and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a full free day to explore the Cuban capital on your own on Day 2. Transfer to rural Viñales on Day 3 and continue to charming Cienfuegos on Day 4. Take a bus to colonial Trinidad on Day 5 and enjoy a full free day to explore this historic town on Day 6. Take a bus back to Havana on Day 7 and end your trip on Day 8 with an airport drop-off.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Havana Airport Pick-Up
Today you will be picked up at the Havana airport upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Havana.
Day 2: Havana Free Day (B)
Enjoy a full free day to explore this vibrant and unique city on your own. Stroll these incredible streets that appear to be frozen in time, stumble upon incredible live music, and treat yourself to a mojito. Overnight in Havana.
Day 3: Bus Transfer Havana to Viñales (B)
Today you will take a bus from Havana to Viñales, a charming rural town in the stunning Cuban countryside. Upon arrival please make your own way to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to explore the bucolic Cuban countryside on your own. Overnight in Viñales.
Day 4: Bus Transfer Viñales to Cienfuegos (B)
Today you will catch a bus from Viñales to Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of the South. Upon arrival please make your own way to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to wander around the historic center--a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, immerse yourself in local culture, and learn about Cuban history. Overnight in Cienfuegos.
Day 5: Transfer Cienfuegos to Trinidad (B)
Today you will take a bus from Cienfuegos to Trinidad, a charming colonial town on the coast. Upon arrival please make your own way to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Trinidad.
Day 6: Trinidad Free Day (B)
Enjoy a full free day to discover the enchanting Colonial town of Trinidad. Wander around the cobblestone streets, immerse yourself in local culture, soak up some sun at the beach, and dig into some traditional Cuban food. Overnight in Trinidad.
Day 7: Transfer Trinidad to Havana (B)
Today you will transfer back to Havana. Upon arrival please make your own way to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Havana.
Day 8: Havana Airport Drop-Off (B)
Today your adventure comes to an end with a drop-off at the Havana airport. We wish you health and happiness for your journey onward!
Please Note: This itinerary can change during the course of the year due to a variety of reasons. We are not always able to advise you in advance of these changes. We ask for your understanding and flexibility in these cases.
Visa Info: To enter Cuba, all foreign travellers will need to obtain a 'tourist card' (Cuban visa) and a valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel). A tourist card can be obtained from a number of different places - at the airport, at their local Cuban consulate, from their airline company. Many travellers conveniently buy it at the airport - please check beforehand that your local airport actually sells it.
Accommodation Details: A Casa Particular is a private homestay accommodation in an authentic Cuban family home which is licensed by the Cuban government. Cuban families often rent some bedrooms to tourists and offer meals which are served in the family dining room. It is a wonderful way to experience the warm Cuban hospitality and learn about their unique way of life. In a society with limited TV and internet access, Cuban people are famed for their friendly attitudes and for making eager conversation with foreigners so they can learn about the outside world. They are also happy to share their insights about life in Cuba and there’s no doubt that the interaction at a Casa Particular will be enlightening and intriguing.