Discover the Island of Cuba in this 7-day trip plan, a perfect combination of culture, history, and adventure. You start in magical Havana and you walk through its colorful streets accompanied by our local guide who shows you every corner of the capital. After a few days in Havana, you are driven to Trinidad, known for its pastel-hued terraces flanked National Park Topes de Collantes. Relax and bathe in one of the waterfalls after hiking around this little piece of paradise
Day one: Old Havana and Cuban Cuisine
After arriving in Cuba you are met by our local guide and whisked off to your accommodations. The afternoon is spent getting your first glimpse of Old Havana, experiencing some of the culture and visiting the historic sites of the city. As night falls get ready to embrace Cuban cuisine at one of the many outstanding family-run paladares in Havana.What else can you do?
- Attend El Cañonazo at Castillo del Morro
- Visit community art project
- VIP rum & cigar tasting
- Havana by night with your salsa instructor
Day two: Havana, Inside and Out
Today you’ll get to check out the iconic sights of Havana, as well as visit Partagás Tobacco Factory. After learning everything about cigars, it is time to hop in a vintage American convertible car for a cruise along the Malecón and tailored to your personal interests. Finish the day visiting the community art project of Fusterlandía. This evening experience Havana’s famously vibrant nightlife and dancing in a salsa bar, or check out some of the up and coming talent at one of the legendary Troubadour sessions.What else can you do?
- Private Cuban cooking class & market adventure
- Private visit to artist studios
- Shop for vintage jewelry and handmade artisan products
- Discover the history of Cuba at the Museum of the Revolution
Day three: Explore Havana
Today you can explore the city at leisure, using your new local knowledge to get you around town or ask us to organize something for you.
We can arrange day trips to Parque Nacional Viñales with its dramatic steep-sided limestone outcrops (known as mogotes), coupled with the vernacular architecture of its traditional farms and villages. While in Viñales you can enjoy visiting a tobacco plantation and the area offers opportunities for scenic hiking, cycling, and horseback riding.What else can you do?
- Relaxing on the white sand beaches near Havana
- Private culinary field trip
- Visit a coffee plantation at Las Terrazas
- VIP entry to Fabrica de Arte, the coolest live music venue in Cuba.
Day four: Colonial Trinidad & Cienfuegos
Time to explore more of Cuba, starting with a stop at Finca Vigia, a fifteen-acre estate on the outskirts of Havana where Ernest Hemingway lived for 20 years. Continue to Cienfuegos, for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage City. Venture into the deep blue sea for some snorkeling with a local diver before lunch. Finish the day heading to Trinidad.What else can you do?
- Guided visit of Cienfuegos by bike
- Cienfuegos kayak adventure
Day five: Get to Know Trinidad
Take an immersive walking tour around Trinidad takes you on a stroll through the cobblestone streets seeing the classic colonial buildings while learning how this gem of a city, was once of the wealthy places in Cuba. At the end of the walk, you can visit the Santander family pottery workshop known as Casa Chichi which was founded four generations ago.What else can you do?
- Explore more the lively streets of Trinidad
- Visit one of the interesting museums
- Shop for local art at one of the many galleries
- Spend the afternoon at one of the local beaches just outside of Trinidad
Day six: Day Excursion to National Park Topes de Collantes
Discover Cuba’s natural side at the National Park Topes de Collantes, a place of extraordinary beauty where the Sierra Escambray mountains and sea collide. Relax, have a picnic lunch and bathe in one of the waterfalls after hiking (moderate in difficulty) around this little piece of paradise.
If hiking isn’t your thing, you can experience Valle de lo Ingenios by horseback or car.What else can you do?
- Private Salsa classes with a professional dance instructor
- Private cooking class with a chef
- A day at a local beach
- Lunch at a local open air seaside restaurant.
Day seven: See you later Cuba
Today you catch your flight home full of memories of Cuba and wishing your stay had been longer.
Since all of our trips are custom designed, why not extend your stay for a relaxing few days at the beach!
We use a variety of accommodation styles from charming casas particulares to boutique style B&Bs or hotels. All ¨casas¨and B&Bs in our portfolio have private bathroom facilities and air conditioning, and we have hand picked our accommodations to ensure the highest standards and are well located.
Experience the real Cuba
It’s a given that during your trip, you see the highlights and historically important sites but what really sets the experience apart is our local guides. Our five star guides bring Cuba to life through their personal stories and life experiences, They are all about showing you the real Cuba to discover things you won’t find out about any other way.
Why travel with us?
Customized and private trip
We’re full of ideas and we take time to design a trip for you that ticks all the boxes. We have the knowledge and contacts to ensure that your trip is a once in a lifetime. Our five star guides bring Cuba to life through their personal stories and life experiences, They are all about showing you the real Cuba to discover things you won’t find out about any other way.
We pride ourselves on delivering an enriching ‘local’ experience in Cuba– and therefore we feel it’s our responsibility to leave a positive impact as well as reduce negative impacts. We are committed to working in a socially and environmentally conscious way, and making a positive difference. Click here for more details about our responsible travel journey.
What our clients have to say?
Over the years we’ve been creating inspirational and immersive trips for our clients, and what better testament to this than to hear the great things they have to say about their experience, and our service. We have plenty of great reviews to share, be sure and click here to read some.