Authentic Cuba & Costa Rica - Group Tour

Included Services
  • 2 Countries and 13 Highlights in 15 Days: Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs, Nationalpark Topes de Collantes, Trinidad, Santa Clara, La Fortuna, Nationalpark Volcano Arenal, Monteverde, Quepos, Manuel Antonio Nationalpark, San José
  • 12 nights in hotels with a 2-4* standard, 2 nights in a private accommodation
  • 12x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner
  • qualified English-speaking guide
  • many activities included, for example city tours, Classic Car Tour in Havana, guided hikes, visit of a family-owned farm in Costa Rica
  • from £ 2,550

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This 15-day tour combines two very contrasting countries with breathtaking nature experiences, varied excursions to cultural sites and in a group with a maximum of 18 participants. Our guides provide you with information about the country and people, give advice to optional activities and local restaurants.
You spend one week each in Cuba & Costa Rica and experience the highlights of both countries. First you discover the green western Cuba and the colonial cities Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad before you dive into the force of nature in Costa Rica. Between city tours and sightseeing you will have enough time to relax on the beach. More information you can find in our detailed itinerary.


Route of the group tour "Authentic Cuba & Costa Rica"

 

On this guided tour you will travel two fascinating countries. Marvel in Cuba with its colonial charm and the famous tobacco region, while Costa Rica will attract you with cloud forests and beaches right in the jungle. Beautiful landscapes and beautiful beaches await you on the tour "Authentic Cuba & Costa Rica" from Havana to San Jose.

You don't want to travel for 15 days? Book only one of the two parts of this tour:

Below you'll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Authentic Cuba & Costa Rica tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

  • One of the most beautiful landscapes of Cuba
  • Cone-shaped rock formations, "Mogotes"
  • Best tobacco in the country
  • National Park in the north of Costa Rica
  • The most active volcano in the country
  • Popular among bird enthusiasts 
  • Largest metropolis of the Caribbean
  • Impressive colonial center
  • Malecón Waterfront 

Itinerary

Welcome to Cuba! We can arrange a transfer to the hotel for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard

Your tour guide will meet you in reception at 8:30 am for a walking tour of the historic Old Town of Havana – La Habana Vieja. Havana's old town was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. The atmosphere of bygone days is still present in the streets. Walking through Havana makes you feel as if you have been sent back in time. You will visit the Havana Club Rum Museum at the end of the tour and have time to explore Havana's colourful streets on your own. Look forward to an authentic Cuban dinner at one of Havana's local restaurants.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

fter breakfast you will head westward. You will stop and visit a "Casa del Veguero" (house of a tobacco farmer) surrounded by lush tobacco fields in the famous Vinales Valley. You will also visit the "Cueva del Indio". Vinales is a small town situated between green tobacco fields and monumental limestone formations called 'Mogotes'.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Viñales, 2* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will head to sunny Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos is one of the liveliest and most beautiful cities in Cuba. On your way, you will stop at the Bay of Pigs where you will go on a boat tour of the Laguna del Tesoro. This so-called 'Treasure Lake' is located amid numerous canals, mangrove forests and palm trees. Once you have arrived in Cienfuegos you can spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Cienfuegos, 4* Standard   Verpflegung:  Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s journey will bring you to Trinidad. A colonial city which was founded in 1514 and declared world heritage site by the UNESCO. On your way to Trinidad you will go on an enjoyable excursion to El Cubano Park, which is located in the National Park of Topes de Collantes. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Trinidad    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch

Start your day with a guided walking tour of exciting Trinidad. There is lots to see in the colonial old town of Trinidad, including the Palacio BruGross, one of the most beautiful palaces of the city. Today, the Palacio BruGross is home of the Museo Romantico. In the afternoon you will go on an excursion to the beach where you can enjoy the Caribbean Sea and relax under palm trees.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Trinidad  

In the morning you will head back to Havana. On the way, you will stop in Santa Clara, where you will visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Here rest the remains of the famous revolutionist, which were only found a few years ago. Spend your last night in Havana at leisure - explore, buy final souvenirs or catch a show. 

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Havana, 4* Standard

It's time to bid farewell to beautiful Cuba. You will be driven to the airport for your flight to San José. Your guide will meet you and take you to the hotel in San José. At the hotel, you have the evening to relax, so you will be well rested the next day for the beginning of your adventure in Costa Rica.

Unterkunft im Hotel in San José, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast you will meet your guide and will explore the city with him. This city tour includes the visits to Teatro Nacional and Museo Nacional or Museo del Oro. Then you will continue to La Fortuna. It is a small tourist village and very popular with travelers. From here you have a great view of the one of many active volcanoes in Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano. You will have free time in the evening to discover La Fortuna by your own.

Unterkunft im Hotel in La Fortuna, 3* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will go on a 3 hour hike in the beautiful surrounding the volcano, accompanied by a
local guide who tells you interesting facts about the flora and fauna. The trail is generally flat and not very
strenuous - perfect for a leisurely and informative hike. Use the free afternoon for optional activities (not included).

Unterkunft im Hotel in La Fortuna, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast you will travel to the north-west of Costa Rica. Here you will find Monteverde, the landscape is hilly and surrounded by fog. Use the free evening for a night tour (not included).

Unterkunft im Hotel in Monteverde, 2,5* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

In the morning you will have free time to visit the cloud forest (not included). In the afternoon you will go on a tour to the local farm El Trapiche - but the tour is much more than a Trapiche (sugar cane mill) tour! You will get to see and learn about coffee, chocolate, and other important Costa Rican crops that this family has on their farm. You will learn about farming & processing, and have the unique chance to taste some typical Costa Rican food.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Monteverde, 2,5* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

You'll leave Monteverde and continue your journey to Quepos. From the city on the west coast most visitors start their tour in the Manuel Antonio National Park. It was established in 1972, extends along the Pacific coast and adjacent to the land area is 55,000 ha in the sea. It is one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica. Spend the day as you wish. On the coast there are beautiful sandy beaches, ideal for swimming and relaxing. Relax in your hotel in order to be well prepared for tomorrow.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Quepos, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will visit the National Park Manuel Antonio (entrance fee included). In the afternoon you will leave these beautiful place and will drive back to the capital San José. As this is already the last evening in Costa Rica you will enjoy a farewell dinner with the group and the guide.

Unterkunft im Hotel in San José, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you say goodbye to Central America. If your flight is in the evening, you will have time to visit a market and shop for souvenirs or try different costa rican delicacies. We can transfer you to the airport of San José (optional.) If you are not ready to say goodbye to this colorful and hospitable country, we can extend your stay with extra nights and activities (optional).

Verpflegung: Breakfast


Services

Included

  • 12 nights in hotels with a 2-4* standard
  • 2 nights in Casas Particulares*
  • 12x breakfast, 3x lunch
  • Flight Havana - San José
  • City tour in Havana, incl. rum museum and Classic Car tour
  • Visit of the "Casa del veguero" and "Cueva del Indio"
  • Excursion to the El Cubano Park (Topes de Collantes)
  • City tour in Trinidad and excursion to the beach
  • Visit of the Che Guevara mausoleum in Santa Clara
  • Guided hike to the Volcano Arenal Nationalpark
  • El Trapiche Tour in Monteverde
  • Guided hike in the cloud forest Monteverde
  • City tour in San José
  • Entrance to the Teatro Nacional and Museo del Oro in San José
  • all described transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Qualified English-speaking guide

Not included

  • International flights to Cuba / from Costa Rica
  • Transfer in/out: booking available on request
  • Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): booking available on request
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional offers/activities and services
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Information

  • *Casas Particulares are private houses of Cuban locals, who offer rooms to tourists. On request they are happy to cater you with a delicious breakfast (5-6 CUC) or even a lunch and dinner (10-12 CUC each). Let them know at your arrival.
  • We guarantee the operation of every group with one booked client
  • Maximum group size: 18 people
  • Visa and vaccination requirements and general information about country and people of Cuba and Costa Rica
  • Solo travellers can request a room shared room with another person of the same sex
  • If we can't find another solo traveller who wants to share a room, the single room supplement needs to be paid
  • If you want to book a beachstay afterwards, let us know on your inquiry

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Optional Extras:

  • Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): £ 23
  • Transfer IN/OUT optional:
  • Havana Airport - Havana Hotel
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 30 (1-3pax), £ 39 (4-6pax)
  • San José Hotel - San José Airport
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 45 (1-3pax), £ 58 (3-5pax)

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