Havana to Havana

6 days from 649pp

Wander among pincushion hills and colourful orchids on this tour through the “Garden Province” of Cuba. Find out what gives Cuban cigars their world-renowned reputation at a tobacco farm. Experience nature unfold in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let our experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.

6 days Havana to Havana

From 649 per person

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Havana
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour’s starting point, a “casa particular” (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.
Arrival Airport Transfer:
José Martí International Airport – Havana

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the start location to start your adventure. Please note, the included arrival transfer is from Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV). If you are flying into Varadero (VRA) you will need to pre-pay a supplement (70 USD per person or equivalent in your booking currency) to receive the service.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting:
1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

Casa Curazao (or similar)

Day 2: Havana/Soroa

Set off in the morning to explore the street art around Callejon de Hammel and Jaimanitas in Havana. Travel to the Unesco Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas to take in the beautiful area before continuing onto Soroa for the night.

Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Viñales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills.

Private Vehicle:
Havana – Las Terrazas1h-2h75km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Las Terrazas Stop
Las Terrazas

Less than an hour outside of the bustle and hustle of Havana, escape to Las Terrazas, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Once hectares of deforested farmland, Castro ordered the planting of millions of plants and trees. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms. See birds and flowers and waterfalls of the Rio San Juan, a clear mountain stream.

Private Vehicle:
Las Terrazas – Soroa23km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Soroa Homestay (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3: Soroa/Viñales

Travel to Viñales, stopping en route to visit one of the most successful tobacco farms in Cuba. Get familiar with surrounds on an orientation walk, then spend time exploring the beautiful valley.

Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Viñales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills.

Private Vehicle
Soroa – Viñales1h30m-2h100km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Tobacco Farm Visit
Viñales

Stop by a local tobacco plantation to learn about the process from farming and harvesting tobacco to rolling cigars.

Orientation Walk
Viñales30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Informal Spanish Lesson

Sit down with the CEO for a brief lesson on some important words and phrases in español to prepare for the upcoming adventure.

Accommodation

Homestay Mayra (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4: Viñales

Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

Free Time
Viñales Full Day

Don’t waste a minute—get exploring.

Optional Activities – Day 4

Hiking
Viñales

The countryside around Viñales is lush, fertile and punctuated with mogotes – limestone “haystack” hills. Hire a guide or head off with some friends to explore the area. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. You may stumble upon a cave with an underwater spring. Dive in and cool off.

Cave Exploration
Viñales

The limestone terrain of the area in the Pinar del Rio province is perfect for creating massive cave systems. Opt for an excursion to visit one or two and explore these unique underground caverns.

Accommodation:

Homestay Mayra (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5: Viñales/Havana
Travel back to Havana, and walk through Old Havana with the CEO. Enjoy a final night in the city with the group.
Private Vehicle
Viñales – Havana4h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Accommodation:

Casa Consulado 106 (or similar)

 

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6: Havana
Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Havana street art walk
  • Las Terrazas biosphere reserve visit
  • Tobacco farm visit
  • Viñales orientation walk
  • Walk through Old Havana with the CEO
  • Revolution Square visit (Havana)
  • Free time in Viñales
  • Informal Spanish lesson
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (5 nts).

Meals

5 breakfasts

Transportation

Private vehicle, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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