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Havana and Western Highlights


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Best price: GBP 567.00

Discover the best of the Cuban culture and traditions; its colonial architecture, music, dances, religion, painting, the art of rolling cigars and making rum, in a unique week in the capital of the Island: Havana City. Enjoy the amazing landscapes of Viñales Valley, decorated with the intense green of the tobacco plantations and end your holiday relaxing on the white sands of one of the best Cuban beaches: Varadero

Day 1

Transfer from Havana International Airport to a hotel in Havana City

Accommodation:

4* Hotel in Old Havana on Bed & Breakfast basis.

19:30 - Departure to El Aljibe restaurant. This restaurant is famous for its traditional Roast Chicken con Mojo. French fries, beans, rice and plantains accompany every dish. They also offer one of the best wine lists on the island. This restaurant has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of tourists and locals alike, thanks to the efficient staff and delicious food.

21:00 - Return to the hotel by taxi/coach

Day 2

City tour of Havana with visit to the City Museum

Lunch at Santo Angel Restaurant situated in one of Old Havana's most beautifully preserved squares.

Return to the hotel

19:30 - Departure to the Cannon Shot ceremony at La Cabaña fortress. La Cabaña Fortress is a jewel of colonial military architecture with the legendary Nine O'clock Cannon Shot Ceremony, which dates back centuries, carried out exactly as it was in colonial times. 21:15 - Return to the hotel

Day 3

Viñales excursion

Not many regions in Cuba have the natural beauty of Pinar del Río. Blessed by nature, it treasures two of the six World Biosphere Reserves in the island. The charm of its flora and fauna is the main attraction of the province, so much so that it defines the characteristics of the tourism there: the land of the best tobacco in the world.

08:00 - Departure to Viñales

The Viñales Valley, near the western tip of Cuba, is a magical landscape of hills and caves where life centres on growing tobacco. It is a favourite destination for visitors interested in nature tourism. It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Visit to El Salto de Soroa (Waterfall)

Visit to the Orquid Garden

Visit to the Indian cave

The Cueva del Indio, rediscovered in 1920, have close to four kilometres of underground streams, part of which can be explored in a small boat while you enjoy all geologic formations from prehistoric times.

Visit to a tobacco plantation

Lunch at the Pre-history Mural restaurant It is one of the world's biggest outdoors natural paintings, the so-called Mural of Prehistory. Cuban artist Leovigildo González designed this mural on the side of a steep-sided limestone hill, and it depicts humans and other animals that lived in this valley during prehistoric times.

Return to Havana

Day 4

09:30 - Departure to a cigar factory

11:30 - Taste of a Havana cigar + Cuban coffee at the Havana Cigar Hostal Conde de Villanueva

12:30 - Lunch at the Conde de Villanueva restaurant

14:00 - Guided visit to the Rum Museum, Taste the six year old rum at the museum bar

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Return to the hotel

Afternoon at leisure

21:00 - Departure to Tropicana cabaret by coach

Tropicana is Cuba's most famous cabaret. Opened in 1939, it's known as the "Paradise under the Stars" and it has been pleasing crowds ever since. Surrounded by lush vegetation visitors can enjoy a glittering spectacle featuring over 200 singers, dancers, musicians and vocalists.

00:00 - Return to the hotel.

Day 5

Transfer from Havana to Varadero Beach Resort

Accommodation:

Hotel Blau Varadero in All Inclusive basis

Day 6 and 7

Days 6 & 7 Time at leisure on the beach

Day 8

Time at leisure on the beach Transfer from Varadero hotel to Havana International

Airport

For those with an extended stay in Varadero transfer will take place at the end of the beach extension

Accomodetion

  • Four nights’ accommodation in an Old Habana 4* hotel on B&B basis
  • Three night’s accommodation at Hotel Blau Varadero 4+* in All Inclusive basis

Transportation Guide

  • All transportation as required in the itinerary using fully air-conditioned transportation
  • Entrance fees for all places to visit as part of the programme
  • Preferential seats, plus two drinks and tapas in Tropicana
  • The services of English speaking tour guides throughout the itinerary, except in Varadero

Restaurant/Lunches

  • Day 1, Dinner at El Aljibe restaurant, Havana
  • Day 2, Lunch at Santo Angel restaurant, Havana
  • Day 3, Lunch at Pre-History Mural restaurant, Viñales
  • Day 4, Lunch at Conde de Villanueva restaurant, Havana

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Personal Information

Should any of the above conditions not match your criteria, please get in contact with Antonio (London) or Alisont (Havana)

London: (T) +44 20 7265 2025  aguevara@scuktravel.com

Havana: (T) +53 7 866 7598   apompa@scuktravel.com