Discover the best of Havana, taste Cuban cuisine and explore the colorful streets of Cuba’s capital. On this 5-day trip you will see the best of Havana plus spend a day one of Cuba’s best beaches, Varadero. This trip is the perfect combination of culture, history and relaxation. Our Havana and Varadero trip is the perfect tour to discover two incredible places in Cuba. It is a tour of 5 days and 4 nights where you can learn everything about the city of Havana, its culture and history, and at the same time you can relax on the paradisiacal beaches of Varadero. The first two days Havana awaits you where, thanks to a local guide, you will discover the historical sites of the city and the culture of a unique city. After walking through its streets and tasting the best dishes of Cuban cuisine, it is time to visit Varadero and its white sand beaches and turquoise water. For two days you can relax and enjoy days of sun and beach, but you can also choose to do water sports, in Varadero there is a great offer. Adventure and relaxation in the same place. Varadero is, without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cuba and you can see that as soon as you arrive. It is a city that, in addition to its beaches, offers us a lot of history and culture. Don’t miss it, book your trip to Havana and Varadero now and enjoy an incredible stay in Cuba at the hands of Espíritu Travel to Cuba.
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
- Havana by night with your salsa instructor
- VIP rum & cigar tasting
- Mojito mixology class
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
- VIP entry to Fabrica de Arte, the coolest live music venue in Cuba
- Shop for vintage jewelry and handmade artisan products
Day three: Beaches of Varadero
Time to jump on a 1950s convertible for the two-hour drive to Varadero Beach, 20km (12 miles) of turquoise water and sandy beach.What else can you do?
- Catamaran cruise
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Swim in a cenote in Saturno Cave
- Hike in the Yumurí Valley
Day four: White Sand Beaches of Varadero
Another day to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Varadero. Fancy some adventure today, there is no shortage of water based activities at the resorts.What else can you do?
- Explore Cayo Blanco in a Catamarán
- Discover Cueva Ambrosio
- Explore Península de Zapata
- Jeep Safari Varadero
Day five: See you later Cuba
Today, you leave the beaches to head back to Havana to 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 add another night in Havana, visit Viñales or Varadero to extend your stay!
We use a variety of accommodation styles from charming casas particulares to boutique style B&Bs in Havana. 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. We have a select choice of all inclusive resorts for the beach.
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.