Travel to Cuba

Viva Cuba

Featuring:
Havana, Las Terrazas, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Varadero

Starting From $2,865.00 Land + Air

Duration 8 Days

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Travel to Cuba
Cuba is a tropical paradise where travelers feel as though they are caught in a time warp while strolling the cobblestone streets of Old Havana and enjoying its fabulous colonial architecture or while taking in the sights from a seat in a classic 1950s car as it cruises along Havana’s famous “Malecón Boardwalk”. Outside of Havana, the provincial cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad are Spanish colonial jewels that should be included on every traveler’s itinerary. The country also possesses great natural beauty. Cuba’s beaches are among the world’s finest. Cuba has plenty of gorgeous scenery, untouched beaches and vivacious culture. Travel to Cuba and enjoy a Viva Cuba Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • People to People Program
  • Land + Air (Depart from LAX, Los Angeles)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Old Havana
  • Riding in Old classic cars
  • Las Terrazas
  • Waterfall of Soroa
  • Mogote Valley
  • Prehistoric Wal
  • The Indian Caves
  • The Museum of the City
  • Escambray Mountains
  • Ernesto Che Guevara Monument

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Havana, Cuba
    Upon arrival in Havana, transfer to the hotel and check in. The day will be at your own leisure to enjoy
  • Day 2: Havana ~ Las Terrazas ~ Vinales
    Begin your day with a panoramic drive through Havana riding in old classic cars from the 1950's. Be sure to have your camera ready for this unique experience. Then transfer out of the city towards Pinar del Rio Province on the western end of the island. Along the way, we will make a stop at Las Terrazas, a beautiful ecological park abundant in natural scenery. There is a gorgeous river in the park which is great for swimming if the temperature is right. Here, you may also join one of the optional activities: zip-lining, guided park tour, or horseback riding. Enjoy a hearty Cuban lunch at a charming, rustic restaurant in Las Terrazas. After our visit in Las Terrazas, continue towards Vinales. Enroute, visit the natural waterfall of Soroa. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Vinales ~ Havana
    This morning, tour the delightful village and countryside of Vinales. Enjoy lovely views of the Mogote Valley, made famous for its uniquely shaped hills, tobacco fields, and lush vegetation. You will be greeted by friendly locals on horseback and sense a wonderful energy that is specific to this township. There is an opportunity to visit a Tobacco Farm and learn how to expertly roll a cigar. You will also have the chance to visit an interesting site called the Prehistoric Wall and to take a Boat Ride through underground caves known as The Indian Caves before returning to Havana in the afternoon. This evening in Havana, we will planned an exciting tour of the historical complex of Castillo del Morro and La Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. This is the site of two colonial fortresses perched on a cliff overlooking the harbor channel leading to the port in Old Havana. If the timing and weather conditions permitted, you will witness the special nightly cannon ceremony at the fortress. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Havana ~ Cienfuegos ~ Trinidad
    The first stop today will be in Cienfuegos, a city known as the Pearl of the South. We will walk its charming main boulevard and give you free time to explore its main square. Continue with a panoramic tour of the city that includes a stop at El Palacio del Valle, an architectural jewel of Spanish and Moorish influences. We will arrange lunch here in Cienfuegos. Then, continue on to visit the city of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour in Trinidad will take you along the city's main streets and around its main squares with visit to The Museum of the City and to a renowned pottery workshop. Enjoy a bit of free time in Trinidad to explore more on your own before heading to the hotel and check in. (B, L)

    * Note: In the circumstance that hotel accommodation is not available in Trindad, we reserve the right to adjust the routing to visit Trinidad first and then Cienfuegos. Overnight in this area will be at a local 4 star hotel in the Cienfuegos area.

  • Day 5: Trinidad ~ Santa Clara ~ Varadero
    After breakfast, we head up to the Escambray Mountains for an excursion in a big, open-air, Russian 4x4 truck. This excursion will take you to Guanayara National Park Enjoy a panoramic visit of the Cuatro Vientos mountain community. Bring good walking shoes to enjoy a bit of hiking to Charco Azul and El Rocio Waterfall. If you like, you can take a swim in the natural river-fed pool of El Venado. Enjoy a fantastic lunch at Casa de la Gallega, a rural hacienda. Later, head out of the mountains and down to Santa Clara city for a visit to the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument before we make the journey back to Varadero for overnight. (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Varadero ~ Matanzas ~ Varadero
    Today enjoy a day tour to Matanzas. Today you will set out with your local guide to discover the nearby city of Matanzas.  Matanzas, a true Cuban working city, is a fascinating stop as it is seldom visited by tourists and will offer you a glimpse of everyday Cuban city life.  The tour will take you around the city for a look at its colonial architecture and important buildings such as the neo-classical Sauto Theatre opened in 1863.  Matanzas is home to a number of fantastic artists and today there will be an opportunity to stop by a local artist’s workshop.  Our visit to Matanzas will also make a photo-stop at the Palmar de Junco baseball stadium—it was here in 1874 that the first official baseball game in Cuba was played!  (B, L, D)
  • Day 7: Varadero ~ Havana
    After breakfast, head back to the capital city and proceed for a city tour of Old Havana with an experienced local tour guide. The tour will take place on foot and you will visit all the squares of Old Havana. Take in the astonishing beauty of the historical buildings, sculptures, and monuments. A visit to the Rum Museum is included. Enjoy free time in Old Havana to do your own exploring or perhaps some souvenir shopping. Then, meet back together with the group and transfer to your hotel for check in. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Havana ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • Armadores de Santander – Havana, Cuba *
    Calie Luz 4, Esq San Pedro

    Featuring views of the sea, Armadores de Santander offers 4-star accommodation in Havana. It is close to Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral, eateries and shops. Armadores de Santander Hotel Havana is also moments from the area's popular restaurants and bars, plus the Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (Museum of the City of Havana) is within walking distance.

    Guests can soak up the sun on the terrace or have a drink at the bar. Guests can take advantage of the recreational facilities on offer, such as a Jacuzzi and billiards. In-house dining options include Cantabria, which provides an ideal spot to enjoy a meal.

    Armadores De Santander Boutique Hotel provides 39 guestrooms appointed with cable TV, a minibar, climate control, direct dial phone and a safe for a pleasant stay in Havana.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.hotelarmadoresdesantander.info

  • Hotel Los Jazmines – Vinales, Cuba *
    Carretera de Vinales #25

    A couple of kilometers before the village of Viñales stands Hotel Los Jazmines in all its glory. A three-story pink building with a tiled roof, it looks like a villa in the Tuscan countryside crossed with a Mediterranean manor. A sense of elegance is provided by wrought-iron details, French doors, and stained glass. 

    Alongside the main house is the pool area, where it can get busy during summer-holidays when day tourists flock to cool off and relax. There’s a lobby bar beside reception and on the first floor, you’ll find restaurant La Vega , with a Spanish-like interior, serving breakfast and dinner. 

    Sixteen cabañas (cabins-junior suites) are arranged in a row heading downhill from the pool. Tropical Rooms, meanwhile, are on the other side of the pool, accessible by a path under a lush and leafy pergola. Both room types enjoy magnificent views towards the mogotes dotting the valley.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  N/A

  • Brisas del Mar – Trinidad, Cuba *
    Península Ancón

    The all-inclusive 4-star beach resort Brisas Trinidad del Mar is just a few kilometers from the charming colonial city of Trinidad, on the spectacular beach front of Playa Ancón, surrounded by the Escambray mountains. Colonial arches, red tiles, and cobblestone pathways characterize this hotel’s architectural style. Brisas Trinidad del Mar is perfect for families who want to combine a relaxing beach vacation with the beauty and culture of Cuba’s finest colonial city. 

    The hotel has 241 rooms, 2 of which are specially designed for physically-challenged guests. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer views overlooking the sea, the pool and the Ancón peninsula. Other amenities include satellite TV, telephone, radio and a safe deposit box. 

    A welcome cocktail, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet or a la carte restaurants, a snack bar, as well as unlimited national and international drinks at one of the 3 hotel bars, are included in the price of the room. The resort organizes day and nighttime activities with live entertainment. Also free of charge are the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sun beds, beach towels and environmentally friendly nautical sports (windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkeling and catamaran), scuba diving courses for beginners, a tennis court (equipment included), gym, sauna and karaoke.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  N/A

  • Iberostar Playa Alameda – Varadero, Cuba *
    Las Morlas, Km 19, Punta Hicacos

    The All Inclusive Varadero hotel is an excellent resort for enjoying a sensational Cuban holiday. The Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel sits along the sandy beaches of Playa de Varadero, surrounded by extensive tropical gardens—making it an enchanting Caribbean getaway. Moreover, the hotel offers the best entertainment, impeccable dining, and is conveniently close to Varadero's town centre.

    The Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel in Varadero features 391 guestrooms with balcony or terrace. All rooms are appointed with sophisticated details that guests will surely appreciate. Many rooms are adjoining for added space if necessary.

    Few hotels in Varadero are able to claim to match the gastronomic offering at the Iberostar Playa Alameda. Our hotel offers guests numerous bars and restaurants that prepare unparalleled Cuban and global fare. In the hotel's a la carte restaurants, the dishes are always top of the line. Children will have the time of their lives with organised activities specifically for them while adults can dance to rhythms of Caribbean music or relax in the hotel's spa. Adventurous sports fans, on the other hand, can play many complimentary sports, both on-site and on Playa de Varadero.

    Check In Time:      04:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/varadero/iberostar-playa-alameda

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. Air rates are based on LAX departure only. For other airport departures, please contact us. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
Cuba visa is required for US passport holders

  • Just came back from this trip with my wife and I must say I was very impressed with everything. Cuba is beautiful and the people were very friendly, I was pleasantly surprised. I’m recommending Cuba to my friends and family. It is true what people are saying, you have to go now before major companies get in and ruin it all. - Henry & Joanne R.

  • I love to travel and when I go in tours I like to use this company. They have really good rates and excellent customer service. I just came back from this tour and loved every bit. It was raining, but it’s the only time I can travel so I didn’t care. They also warned me that air tickets are pricy this time of year as well, but as said earlier, it’s the only time I can travel. I wasn’t disappointed, yes I encountered rain, but that didn’t stop from our vacation being a success. Highly recommend the team of Charming Travel Destinations. – J. A. - J.A.

  • We had a great trip in Cuba. If you have similar trips in the future (worldwide) then please send me details. Thanks again. - Rajendra-UK

  • Thank you CTD for the opportunity to visit Cuba – a beautiful country. Our group (indren’s group) all have very positive sentiments about our experience in Cuba.
    I personally love the history of the Cuban people and their profound wisdom and great philosophy and culture. I was deeply impressed and in awe of this great nation and actually have the feel of wanting to go back there to probably teach some English. The cleanliness as well as the general pride and dignity of the people was most impressive.
    We will all cherish this memory and relive it through the photographs we have taken.
    The resplendent beauty triggered our cameras and we have thousands of great pictures.
    Thank you once again. - R. Moodley

  • Absolutely a great tour with the best guides. You get to experience everything from history to culture - Nick Chang

  • This trip was amazing. I had a great time in Old town Havana and had a better chance to know more about Cuba. - Angela Kim

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