Havana and Center in 9 days
This tour in an old american classic car will allow you to visit the capital of Cuba, Havana and the center of the country in a relatively short period of time. From the very first day you will be in contact with the Cuban society and you will be able to mix with the daily Cuban life because you will stay in casas particulares. On the following day you will enjoy the crystal waters in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Caribean Area: “Varadero”. After that you will continue your journey to the center of the country and will stop at the frozen in time city: “Trinidad”. It will make you feel like you have traveled to the past. You will get the chance to discover Havana, and will walk through the streets ejoying the oldtimers running everywhere.
♦ Duration of the trip: 9 days/8 nights
♦ Accommodation: Casas particulares
♦Places to visit: Matanzas – Varadero – Guama – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Havana.
♦ Minimum of persons: 2
- from € 850,00 per person maximun 4 persons
*Prices are based on 2 persons per room.
*For groups of 5 or more people please contact us to check prices.
*You have the option of renting a professional and permanent guide throughout the whole tour for an additional price. Please contact us to check prices.
Day 1. Arriving to Varadero
Intercontinental flight. Arriving to International airport Juan Gualberto Gómez in Varadero. When you arrive it will be a driver waiting for you to take you to Matanzas where you will be accomodated in a casa particular, with all the confort and all you need to have a good rest after such a long trip. The trip from Varadero to Matanzas takes about 1/2 hours. At your arrival you will receive a welcome's cocktail.
Day 2. Varadero
A day to spend in one of the most beautiful beaches of the World “Varadero”, where you can swim on its crystal and very blue waters, very wihte and thin sand and rest while you relax. The moment to start to enjoy your holiday has just began.
(Optional) Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon: Back to your accommodation (casa particular in Matanzas).
Free time to spend in the evening, you can freely walk through the streets and get some fresh air in “The City of Bridges” of Cuba.
Day 3. Matanzas – Guamá – Cienfuegos
Breakfast and departure to Guama (entrance is aprox CUC13,00 each), where de live of this impressive reptil is protected. You can watch them from a very close distance. (the entrance is not included in the price.)
The trip from Matanzas to Guama takes about 3 hours nonstop (250 Km).
Optionally you can enjoy today a boat trip across the Treasure Lagoon “Laguna del Tesoro”, a very beatiful natural lagoon of sweet water with a reservation of 16 square meters. During this trip you will visit a “Taíno Town”, an authentic replica of a village where the very first inhabitants in Cuba lived. The aboriginal rituals, the tour around the town, the sigthing of flora and fauna that is found on this swamp will be in your memory forever.
(Option) Lunch in a local restaurant.
When this visit has finished then departure to the city of Cienfuegos, also known as the “City of Dumes” of Cuba and “Perla del Sur” (Pearl of the South). Travel time is aprox. 1 hour and an half nonstop (105 Km).
At you arrival to Cienfuegos you will be taken to the casa particular where we will be waiting for you with a welcome's cocktail.
Day 4. Cienfuegos - Trinidad
Breakfast and visit to the city of Cienfuegos where you can visit “José Martí Park” and its surroundings including the famous “Theater Terry”(entrance aprox. 5 CUC p.p.), the downtown, “Palacio del Valle”(entrance aprox. 5 CUC p.p.), one of the most beautiful buildings from Latin America. (Entrances are not included).
(Option) Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon departure to Trinidad. Travel time is aprox. 1,5 hours nonstop (83 Km).
Once you arrive to Trinidad you will go to your accommodation (casa particular)you will receive once again a wlcome's cocktail.
Free evening/night : I suggest you go walking by night throug the city as it is full of life!
Day 5. Trinidad
After the breakfast, you will go for a tour in the best preserved town in Cuba with 500 years old.
Trinidad is an UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a town frozen in time, founded in the XVI century.
Its attractive cobbled streets and colorful buildings treasure beautiful legends. It is still possible to appreciate handmade tiles covering the roof of the houses, cobbled streets, coulters forged during the colony, steep towers, stately palaces, etc. From a privileged viewpoint you would be able to see “El Valle de los Ingenios”, a natural picture showing the sugar cane fields from few centuries ago.
(Option) Lunch in a "Paladar", typical Cuban family restaurant.
At the end of this city tour, you will go back to your accomodation to take a rest and get ready to go out in the evening once again.
Day 6. Havana. Let Havana surprises you
After breakfast we go to Havana. Travel time will be aprox. 4 hours nonstop (316 Km).
At your arrival you will be taken to the casa particular where you will be accomodated. Then you are free to go out and check yourself some sites of culturl/historical interest.
Day 7. Havana - Citytour in a classic oldtimer
After breakfast you will leave to meet modern Havana in a classic oldtimer. You will visit "The Revolution Square", "Focsa" building (then the tallest building in Latin America), "Habana Libre" hotel, "Havana University", "Malecón habanero", etc. But that is not all, you will visit as well "Castel of the 3 Reyes Magos del Morro" (entrance is aprox CUC6,00 each) and the "San Carlos de la Cabaña's Fort" (entrance is aprox CUC6,00 each), buildings with more than 300 years old with a very high historical value. (entrance to these sites are not included in the price).
In this Castle there is a lighthouse with a lift you can optionally use to go up (entrance is aprox. CUC2,00 p.p.), with a fantastic view to Havana City. This trip ends up at the "Capitol" also known as the "White House"of Cuba, a place you must include to your visit to Havana, surounded by majestic building built in the XIX century, old american classic cars, and lot of people because it is located at the very center of the city.
In the evening you will go to the "Cañonazo's Ceremony", a replica of ritual the Spaniard made during its colonization at the "San Carlos de la Cabaña's Fort", near by Havana's bay. The Ceremony takes place with soldiers dressed with cloth from the XIX century. (entrance is not included and cost aprox. CUC8,00 each).
Day 8. Habana
Breakfast and free time to discover Havana at your own pace.
Havana is beyond description. You have the chance to learn more if you let yourself be guided by us. Marvelous arquitecture, excellent people, oldtimers running on the streets, it is a new World to discover. These places will be waiting for you: “Plaza de Armas” (Weapons Square), with Spanish castles and Forts of 4 centuries ago surrounding the square, la “Plaza de la Catedral”, (Cathedral Square), with an impressive sight to the most famous Cathedral of America where the rests of the discoverer Christopher Columbus were guarded, the very famous Bar “La Bodeguita del Medio”, “Obispo” street, the busiest street of Havana and the “Plaza Vieja” (Old Square), with a German arquitecture from 1906 and where many Cuban movies had been filmed.
(Option) You can have lunch in a centric restaurant or try a "Paladar", typical Cuban family restaurant with a menu based on meat, chicken or fish.
Day 9. Havana Airport Transfer to Varadero
End of the trip. We will take you to Varadero airport with enough time in advance to check in and we say good bye and wish you a great jurney back home.
During this trip you will be accommodated in different casas particulares located on the different cities that you will be visiting. The casas particulares at your dispossal can be found on the following links: Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Havana.
Included in the price:
♦ Transfer from Varadero International Airport Juan Gualberto Gómez to the casa particular In Havana.
♦Transfer from casa particular in Havana to the International Airport Juan Gualberto Gómez.
♦ Transport in a classic old car from the years 50's + fuel + driver for 4 days (from day 3 to day 6).
♦ Transport Matanzas - Varadero to enjoy a day at the beach.
♦ Accommodation in casa particular during 8 nights (2 persons per room).
♦ Breakfast 8 days.
♦ Havana city tour in a classic oldtimer on day 7 + visit to the Cañonazo's Ceremony.
♦ Welcome's cocktails in most of the casas.
Not included in the price:
♦ The flight ticket.
♦ Processing of visa.
♦ Other meals.
♦ Airport taxes.
♦ Optional activities that we advised you to make.
♦ Entrance tickets to other sites of interest.
♦ Gratuities (tip).
♦ Travel Insurance.(Required).
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Day 1. International flight. Arrival to Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport in Varadero.
Day 2. Varadero. Day to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of the World “Varadero”. You are free in the evening.
Day 3. Matanzas - Guamá - Cienfuegos. Visit to the crocodile farm, tour through "Laguna del Tesoro", visit to "Aldea Taína". Departure in the afternoon to Cienfuegos.
Day 4. Cienfuegos - Trinidad. Tour around this majestic city and in the afternoon departure to Trinidad.
Day 5. Trinidad. Tour around the best preserved city in Cuba with more than 500 years old. In the afternoon visit "Finca Manaca Iznaga".
Day 6. Let Havana surprises you. Departure from Trinidad to Havana, capital of Cuba.
Day 7. Havana city tour in a classic oldtimer around modern Havana. In the evening visit to the Canonazo's ceremony.
Day 8. Havana. Free time to do a tour around Havana and visit the different sites of historical and cultural interest.
Day 9. Transfer to Varadero Airport.