Heart of Cuba - Group Tour
Spend 12-days discovering the largest island in the Caribbean. This tour of Cuba will give you plenty of time to get to know all the beautiful sights and places in Cuba! Be enchanted by the variety of landscapes, the inviting music, warm locals, and unique vibrant cities! Join us in Cuba and begin your adventure today!
- Guided tour
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels and private accommodation
- Comfortable, private transport
- Qualified English speaking guide
During this 12-day group tour of Cuba, you’ll see the highlights of western and central Cuba and experience the relaxing Cuban lifestyle. Visit the Che Guevara museum in Santa Clara and immerse yourself in the exciting history of Cuba’s Revolution! Take a stroll through the old streets of Trinidad and Havana, enjoy a delicious Cuban coffee, learn about the production process of cigars in the Viñales Valley, and spend some time relaxing on the Caribbean beaches of Cayo Levisa.
The Heart of Cuba Tour Itinerary
With our Heart of Cuba tour you'll see some of Cuba's most impressive highlights: Trinidad, Havana, the Viñales Valley, the Che Guevara memorial in Santa Clara, and the beaches of Cayo Jutías and Cayo Levisa. This tour is the perfect combination of culture, history, nature, and beaches.
Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Heart of Cuba tour.
Welcome to Cuba! We can arrange a transfer to the hotel for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself.
4* Hotel in Havana
Meet your guide at 8:30 am in the hotel lobby. Today the historic centre of Havana awaits you. Around the Parque Central, the gate to the old town, you will see baroque and Jugendstil buildings right next to each other. You will also stop at the famous restaurants La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita, where Hemingway enjoyed numerous Mojito. You will learn everything about Rum in the Havana Club Rum Museum and of course have the chance to taste it. Afterwards lunch will be served in a restaurant. Spend the evening as you wish.
4* Hotel in Havana Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast you will set off in the direction of Cienfuegos, which is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South’. On the way there you will visit Guamá, from there you will set off on a boat trip through Laguna del Tresoro (the Treasure Lake) that lies in a picturesque landscape with many water canals, mangrove forests and palms. You will also be able to visit a village reconstructed in Taíno-Indian style and a crocodile farm. You can opt for lunch in a typical local restaurant. After this you can explore the city of Cienfuegos situated on the beautiful Cienfuegos bay. You can admire the neo-classical architecture of the city and visit Tetro Terry and Palacio del Valle. Then you will proceed to Cienfuegos.
3-4* Hotel in Cienfuegos Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast you will travel to Sierra de Escambray. The Topes de Collantes nature reserve is a haven for nature lovers with caves, waterfalls, natural pools and much more including the Hacienda Codina health resort. Many rare rainforest plants and animals can also be found here. Enjoy a hiking tour during which you can discover scenic landscapes with waterfalls and picturesque 'fincas'. Before you go on to Trinidad, you will be served a delicious lunch in a typical local restaurant.
Casa Particular in Trinidad Breakfast, Lunch
Today will start with an informative city-tour of Trinidad followed by time to explore on your own. The city was built in the 16th century and just walking through its streets it is as if time stands still there. Don’t forget to try the typical local drink Canchanchara. In the afternoon you will leave for an excursion to Valle de los Ingenios where you are going to visit Torre Iznaga-the former watchtower that was used to oversee slaves working on the sugar cane fields.
Casa Particular in Trinidad
Spend the day as you like. The adventurous can go for another hiking tour in Topes de Collantes or go on a horseback ride in the surroundings of Trinidad. Another option is to spend the day at the beach Playa Ancon.
Casa Particular in Trinidad
Today you will be driving to Santa Clara where you will visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial. Here rest the remains of the famous revolutionist, which were only found a few years ago.
3* Hotel in Santa Clara
After breakfast you will be taken to the region Pinar del Río. There you will visit a West Cuban city of the same name, which is famous for the best tobacco in the world. Later on you will drive by beautiful, green tobacco fields, heading towards your final destination of the day, Viñales. You will visit the main highlights of the town. Viñales is surrounded by tobacco plantations mogotes - unique limestone formations. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
3* Hotel in Viñales Breakfast, Dinner
For this day we have planned an excursion to the beaches of Cayo Jutías. The small island, which is located in front of the north coast, is connected to the main island through a man-made causeway. Here you will be able to enjoy dreamlike Caribbean beaches and crystal clear waters. Here we will have lunch. In the afternoon you will drive back to your accommodation passing through the typical stunning landscape of the area.
3* Hotel in Viñales Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will visit the Las Terrazas community and nature reserve. The community is located in the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountain range. Forestry and ecotourism are the main industries in this spectacularly beautiful area. You will be served lunch in a local restaurant. After exploring this rural community, nestled in a natural paradise, you will return to Havana.
4* Hotel in Havana Breakfast, Lunch
We can drive you to the airport if you would like (optional) or you can arrange your own transportation. We would be delighted to help you extend your stay in Cuba and book more nights for you with one of our add-ons if you’re still not quite ready to head home. See you next time!
We recommend that you read this information carefully before booking or departure. Here you will find important information about our Heart of Cuba tour. Be aware that you may need to get some vaccinations in advance. This trip includes several excursions, but there is also allocated time for optional activities. Let one of our friendly tour guides help you book any additional adventures.
Important advice regarding entry and exit, necessary vaccinations and general information about the country and people can be found here. If you have any further questions one of our staff members would be more than happy to help.
- 7 nights in hotels
- 3 nights in Casa Particulares
- 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
- Transfers throughout the tour in air-conditioned vehicles
- Qualified English-speaking Guide
What's not included?
- International flights to/from Cuba
- Transfers between airport and accommodation
- Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): booking available on request
- Optional offers/activities and services
- Departure Tax
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Prices & Dates - Heart of Cuba
* prices listed are per person
- Transfer IN/OUT optional:
- Havana Airport - Havana Hotel
- ONE WAY Price per person in connection with the tour: £12 GBP
- Cuba Entry card (tourist visa)
- £20 GBP
- If a hotel mentioned in the itinerary is fully booked we'll ensure that you're accommodated in a hotel of equivalent standard.
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