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Itinerary description: 

Day-by-day itinerary


  • Day 1:

Arrival Havana, reception by host, transfer with private taxi to boutique homestay / 4 - 5 star boutique hotels as hotel Raquel, Florida, Ambos Mundos, Conde Villanueva all in Old Havana and hotel Nacional de Cuba in Vedado.


  • Day 2:

Explore Havana. In the morning private guided walking tour through the old city center of Havana. In the midday excursion of 2 hrs with classic American cabriolet through the city visiting the Faro (lighthouse), Russian missiles of 1962 crisis, Malecon, Miramar, Plaza de Revolucion with a Coppelia icecream in Vedado or visit Fame of hall at Nacional de Cuba hotel.


  • Day 3:

Viñales. Pick up rental car and drive to your homestay with a Cuban family in Viñales or hotel Jazmines. In midday half day group guided walk through the valley of Viñales and experience the tobacco culture.


  • Day 4:

Maria La Gorda. By car to Maria La Gorda, the best international scuba diving center of Cuba, and the 4th best diving center of Latin America. You stay in a room with seaview if requested on time, hotel Maria la Gorda.


  • Day 5-7:

Diving. Three days full for diving sessions, snorkeling and beachlife. Included in price are 2 diving sessions during the day, total 6 dives pp. Night diving sessions are optional. Optional diving at nearby Cabo de San Antonio and excursions visiting the National park Guanahacabibes.


  • Day 8:

Soroa & Las Terrazas. By car to Soroa and stay at boutique homestay of an art family or to Las Terrazas and stay at the boutique hotel la Moka (with swimming pool), beautifully integrated with nature and considered as the most beautiful hotel of West Cuba. At Soroa you can walk to the viewpoint, waterfall and orchid garden.


  • Day 9:

Explore mountains Sierra Rosario at Soroa. Wizard's trail, a full day private guided excursion through the tropical mountains of Soroa with lunch at a farmers place in the middle of the tropical forest, visit to a small school in the mountains included, homestay or hotel la Moka.


  • Day 10:

Bay of Pigs, Zapata Peninsula. By car to Playa Larga, with a dive in Pigs Bay included at Cueva de los Pesceswhere you also have a cenote and a restaurant for lunch. Overnight in hotel Playa Larga or Giron, or at a homestay / casa particular Playa Larga directly at the beach.


  • Day 11:

Morning dive at divecenter Caleta Buena - Playa Giron included. In midday to Trinidad via Cienfuegos, boutique hotel 4 star Iberostar Grand hotel or nice homestay with terrace and view. Optional cultural guided tour at Cienfuegos. Salsa classes can be arranged all day via our homestay coordinator and our teachers list.


  • Day 12:

Dive at Trinidad Ancon beach with catamaran and 2 dives pp included. Diving zone near to Cayo Blanco, boutique hotel / casa particular downtown Trinidad.


  • Day 13:

Sierra Escambray. Excursion into the subtropical mountains of Sierra Escambray. Drive with your own car into mountain, pick up private guide at Topes Collantes, enjoy delicious cup of coffee at hacienda, and then on foot deep into mountains to hacienda Codina. Along the way side excursion to open cave La Batata with swimming and some climbing. On the hacienda you will have a typical lunch. And after lunch you make an easy roundwalk through the orchid garden, visit a bat cave, viewpoint and bamboo garden. Very nice place to be. In late midday back to Trinidad again by truck out of the mountains, and later on with your own car. Alternatives, or for extra days: cultural tour Trinidad, full day Catamaran group excursion to tropical island Cayo Leguano - Cayo Blanco with snorkeling, beachlife, time for exploration island and fish lunch. Or: a horseback excursion of 4-6 hours in Valle Ingenios, Sugarmill Valley or half day to waterfall at El Cubano.


  • Day 14:

Havana. Drive back to Havana, eg through the Sierra Escambray to Santa Clara and visit the Che memorial, drop off the car. Quoted are both boutique homestay up to 4 - 5 star boutique hotels as hotel Raquel, Florida, Ambos Mundos, Conde Villanueva and Nacional de Cuba.


  • Day 15:

Free morning and part of the midday at Old Havana / Vedado, transfer out in midday to international airport with private taxi included, depending on flight schedule.


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