• 9 Days Cuba - Nostalgia In The Caribbean

    This trip take highlights of Cuba – walks in some of the finest timeless colonial towns, a unique ride in an 1950s convertible around town, picturesque villages and vivid historical sites. Soak up the captivating culture of eastern Cuba in this wonderfuly diverse region dominated by towering mountain range of the Sierra Maestra.
  • 9 Days Cuba - Nostalgia In The Caribbean

    This trip take highlights of Cuba – walks in some of the finest timeless colonial towns, a unique ride in an 1950s convertible around town, picturesque villages and vivid historical sites. Soak up the captivating culture of eastern Cuba in this wonderfuly diverse region dominated by towering mountain range of the Sierra Maestra.
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From AED8,750/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Dubai / Havana
    Fly Dubai / Amsterdam KL 428 0155/0615 (7h 20m) - Daily
      Amsterdam / Dubai  KL 723 1035  1525 (10h 50m) - Daily
    Or Dubai / Paris AF 643 0140/0605 (7hr 25min) – Daily
      Dubai / Paris AF 940 1045/1510 (10h 25min) - Daily


    Upon arrival, be met and transfer to hotel.

    Meals included: Nil

  • Day 02 - Havana

    Explore La Habana, the colonial section of Cuba on the coco taxi including the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the Cathedral de San Cristobal, and the Old Square.

    Afternoon, learn about Cuba’s recent dramatic history and the stories of its heroes in the Revolutionary Museum. Continue to visit the Rum Museum “Fundacion Havana Club”.

    Enjoy your dinner at the Paladar la Guarida, well known from the Cuban movie Strawberry and Chocolate and “the hardest table to get in Havana”.  In the evening, be treated to the extravagant Tropicana Show. (minimum age 18)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 03 - Havana

    Devote the morning to the arts of Havana in Hammel Callejon, an artist district and the Museum of Colonial Arts as well as spend some time for shopping in the bazaar. 

    This afternoon, enjoy a unique ride in a 1950s convertible around the 'modern' part of Havana.

    Later spend some time for shopping in the bazaar or join other optional activities:

    • Optional 1:  Salsa LessonYour chance to learn the Cuban Salsa right here in its birthplace, Havana
    • Optional 2:  Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym Visit (advance booking is necessary) Boxing is perhaps Cuba’s second most favorite sport, visit the oldest boxing gym in Havana

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 04 - Havana / Pinar Del Rio / Vinales / La Terrazas

    (Estimated driving distance about 350km, about 5.5h driving time)

    Travel along the route of tobacco until the capital city of Pinar del Rio province (3h drive). Enroute visit a cigar factory.

    Arrive to the picturesque village of Viñales. Here, have a short walking excursion to discover its very particular landscapes as well as its plantations.

    Drive back to Las Terrazas(2h drive), where we visit the Biosphere Reserve and stroll around the Community of Artists.  Before the end of the day, visit an ancient French coffee plantation

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 05 - Las Terrazas / Santa Clara / Trinidad

    (Estimated driving distance about 455km, about 8h driving time)

    Drive about 6 hours to Santa Clara. After lunch, visit Che Guavara Memorial and the site of Che’s famous battle on the train. No history of Cuba is complete without the story of this revolutionary hero. In the afternoon, drive another 2 hours to the colonial city of Trinidad.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 06 - Trinidad

    Trinidad is simply one of the finest colonial towns in all of the Americas and is a must-see in Cuba. We enjoy a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage city this morning and visit the Church of La Santísima Trinidad, Major Square and the Brunet Palace.

    The afternoon is free at leisure to explore this old colonial town.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 07 - Trinidad / Cienfugos / Havana

    Drive back to Havana today. En route, stop at another charming colonial city, Cienfugos and take the longer route around the Bay of Pigs, a lovely stretch of Caribbean Coast and also the site of an important battle during the revolution.

    Arrive in Havana mid-afternoon.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 08 - Havana / Dubai

    This morning, visit the famous Cohiba cigar factories. Then make an excursion to the fisherman´s village Cojimar, one of the favourite haunts of Hemingway with his former residence Finca Vigia.

    Transfer to the airport for flight.

    Fly Havana / Amsterdam  KL 724  11720/0830+1 (9hr 10min) – Daily
     Day 9 Amsterdam / Dubai KL 835 2100/1520+1 (12hr 20min) – Daily
    Or Havana / Paris AF 943 2045/1135+1 (8hr 50m) - Daily
      Paris/ Dubai AF 662 1350/2345 (6hr 55min) - Daily


    Arrive Dubai on Day 9.

    Meals included: Breakfast

     

    Extension: Eastern Cuba

    Day 08 Havana / Baracoa
    Transfer to the airport for flight

    Fly Havana / Baracoa  CU 6726 1100/1300 (2hr) – Thu & Sun only


    Upon arrival, met and transfer to Hotel.

    Baracoa sits on the lovely Honey Bay (Bahia de Miel) with the landmark flat-topped mountain El Yunque at the backdrop. Explore the city visiting the first villa founded by Diego Velazquez in America in 1512; Nuestra Señora de la Concepción Church, the Municipality Museum and Matachin Fort.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

     

    Day 09 Baracoa

    Travel to Finca Duaba, a traditional Cuban farm surrounded by unspoilt tropical scenery and giving an excellent insight into the rural way of life in Cuba.

    Afternoon visit Rio Toa, Cuba's wildest river which runs through a UNESCO protected reserve amidst spectacular scenery. Later, return to Baracoa for some free time.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

     

     

    Day 10 Baracoa / Santiago

    Drive 4½ hours to Santiago. Take a city tour to Céspedes Park, the heart of the city, where Santiago’s beautiful Cathedral overlooks the square, the Cigar House, Revolution Square; the House of Diego Velázquez (Cuba’s Spanish conqueror), now home to the city’s Colonial Art Museum. See the Moncada Barracks, and visit the El Morro Castle, with its stunning views over the harbour entrance.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

     

    Day 11 Santiago / Havana

    This morning, spend half a day exploring the charming, hilly neighbourhood of El Tivoli. Enjoy a marvelous lookout over red-tile rooftops of the city as it slopes down to the Bay of Santiago.

    Transfer to the airport for flight

    Fly Santiago / Havana CU 471 1650/1920 - Daily


    Upon arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

     

    Day 12 Havana / Dubai

    This morning, visit the famous Cohiba cigar factories. Then make an excursion to the fisherman´s village Cojimar, one of the favourite haunts of Hemingway with his former residence Finca Vigia.

    Transfer to the airport for flight.

    Fly Havana / Amsterdam KL 724 1720/0830+1 (9hr 10min) – Daily
      Amsterdam / Dubai KL 835 2100/1520+1 (12hr 20min) – Daily
    Or Havana / Paris AF 943 2045/1135+1 (8hr 50m) - Daily
      Paris/ Dubai AF 662 1350/2345 (6hr 55min) - Daily


    Arrive Dubai on Day 13.

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

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