Cuban Fantasy

Cuba Vacation

Take a journey through Cuba’s culture and history in this tour that serves as a window to the best of the island, taking you through its most historic cities, natural parks and beaches. Not to mention you’ll get a taste of its rich culinary traditions, vibrant music, and intriguing tobacco culture.


Visit: Cienfuegos, Havana, Trinidad, Varadero, Zapata

8 Days / 7 Nights

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Day 1 - HAVANA

Arrival at the José Martí International Airport. Reception and assistance by a member of our agency. Transfer in collective service to the selected hotel in Havana. Night at leisure.

Day 2 - HAVANA

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour in collective service that begins by visiting the exteriors of the Fortress of Morro, place to appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of the Havana coast delimited by its well-known seawall (El Malecon). Let´s go to Old Havana, declared by UNESCO as "Cultural Patrimony of Humanity" in 1982. It was founded by the Spanish in 1519. The city became an obligatory stop for Spanish galleons loaded with treasures at the crossroads between the New and the Old Worlds In the seventeenth century it was one of the main centers of shipbuilding. The city was built in the Baroque and Neoclassical style. Visit to its 4 main squares: Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Asis and Plaza Vieja. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon panoramic visit in classic cars visiting landmarks such as the National Capitol, Central Park, Revolution Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Malecón Habanero, Avenue G, Havana University & Revolution Square, time in the square to take photos. Return to hotels. Night at leisure.

Day 3 - HAVANA - LAS TERRAZAS - HAVANA

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer in collective service to Las Terrazas, ecological project located in Sierra del Rosario and declared by UNESCO "Biosphere Reserve", enjoying the flora and fauna of Cuba and the beauties of the place. Upon arrival, welcome at Rancho Curujey with a welcome cocktail enjoying music of a local group of traditional Cuban music. Explanation of the social project that is developed in this locality supported by illustrative images. Now we are in Las Terrazas Community, time to walk through the “Callejón de la Moka” and taste a Creole coffee. Visit the Buena Vista Cafetal, 19th century coffee farm partially restored. As an optional activity in the place, there is the canopy tour with an attractive tour over the community. Lunch at a restaurant of the complex. Visit the San Juan River with free time to enjoy a refreshing swim. Return to the hotel in Havana. Night at leisure.

Day 4 - HAVANA - GUAMÁ - TRINIDAD

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer in collective service to Guama, located in the Zapata Peninsula, Matanzas province. The guide will make some explanation of the zone during the tour. Short stop at Finca Fiesta Campesina with a Cuban cocktail, traditional music and observation of a representation of the native flora and fauna of the Ciénaga de Zapata. Time to go to Boca de Guama. Boca de Guama is a tourist attraction located halfway between Jagüey Grande and Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). The name comes from the Taino chief once named Guama, and recreates several scenarios where different activities are carried out. Visit the Crocodile Farm and parrtos farm to observe and learn about the life of these unique creatures. Visit to the Taino Village with an 8km nautical tour until you reach the sculptural complex, made by the famous Cuban artist Rita Longa, who represents the culture of the Cuban aborigines, in addition to appreciating a different hotel in its structure that lives in harmony with the environment. Lunch at a restaurant of the zone. At the end of lunch, transfer to the City of Trinidad. In transit, visit the Museum “Playa Girón” dedicated to the battle waged by the Cuban people against mercenaries in this region. Hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel. Night at leisure.

Day 5 - TRINIDAD

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour in collective service in Trinidad, admirable for its Spanish colonial architecture; It has one of the most beautiful and best preserved architectural complexes in America, characterized by extensive palaces and colonial squares, vestiges of mills or sugar cane mills and slave barracks. Its cobblestone streets, wooden balustrades, continuous balconies, horse-drawn carriages along with the affable and simple people make it ideal for walking. Its historic center, next to the Valle de los Ingenios, was declared by UNESCO, in 1988, "Cultural Heritage of Humanity". Visit to the Plaza Mayor, to the Romantic Museum, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Canchanchara´s Bar, with its typical welcome cocktail and the Ceramic Workshop. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time in the city. Back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Free night for leisure.

Day 6 - TRINIDAD - CIENFUEGOS - VARADERO

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer in collective service to the tourist pole of Varadero via Cienfuegos, tour on its streets and avenues. Cienfuegos is known as the Pearl of the South and considered an architectural jewel of a great French influence; Its city is the only one in Latin America originally built by the French, whose imprint is evident in the perfect rectilinear layout of its streets. It is located in a wonderful bay, where is the largest coral of Cuba so far discovered and baptized with the name of Notre Dame. Its bay of Jagua is a source of inspiration for many and a perfect setting for all kinds of nautical activities. Its neoclassical architecture make it a special attraction for foreign travelers. Founded in 1819, it boasts sites of notable heritage values. Visit to the Martí Park, the Tomas Terry Theater, the House of Cultural Heritage and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Lunch at a local restaurant. Finally we are getting Varadero, Cuba's first sun and beach tourist destination, as well as one of the largest in the Caribbean. Located in the Hicacos Peninsula, in the north of the Province of Matanzas and 140 kilometers from Havana, it has a total length of 22 kilometers of beaches of the highest quality. Accommodation at the selected hotel in all-inclusive service.

Day 7 - VARADERO

Free day for the enjoyment of hotel activities and the beach.

Day 8 - VARADERO

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. 12h00 Check out. 5 ½ hours before the departure time, transfer to the José Martí International Airport.

  • It is suggested to consult excursion from Varadero
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  Departs on Friday only. On your first days in the capital, you have the opportunity to visit the famous historical places of Old Havana and appreciate breathtaking views of the most important squares and cathedrals of the area.

A day trip to Las Terrazas in the Sierra del Rosario will guide you through a coffee plantation from the 19th century where you will taste delicious Cuban coffee, and visit a screen printing workshop.

On your way to Trinidad, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the crocodile farm in Guamá, located in the popular Península de Zapata, with lunch in a local restaurant.  In Trinidad, you will appreciate the architectural wealth of this city that’s over 500 years old.

And in case the schedule felt too tight, you will end with two nights in Varadero, in an all-inclusive hotel with all the amenities at your disposal and the beauty of its beaches at your feet. Not without first having traveled the streets of our pearl of the south: Cienfuegos.