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Cuban Rhythms

For too many people, Cuba is nothing more than a beach resort. That’s crazy; the island practically buzzes with energy and you should do likewise — get moving. Journey through the culture-soaked streets of Trinidad and Old Havana for your fill of drinking and dancing. The music here pours out of open windows. Hit the beach and explore the outdoors, then connect with the locals in homestays and make friends for life as you hit the sites with other young people like yourself. Boring? Impossible!

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Service Level: Basic
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller

Holiday Highlights

  • Mingle with the locals at homestays
  • Sample local rum and cigars
  • Connect to salsa culture on the dance floor
  • Explore colonial Havana's alleyways
  • Laze under the Caribbean sun.
Pricing Information

Total From €699
Nights  7



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

Similar Holidays

Itinerary

Day 1 Havana

Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.

Additional Notes

It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
  • Havana Homestay


Transport

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the start location to start your adventure. Please note, the included arrival transfer is from Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV). If you are flying into Varadero (VRA) you will need to pre-pay a supplement to receive a transfer. Please reach out to your G Adventures booking agent for pricing and availability.
Arrival Airport Transfer (0.50 hour(s))

Day 2 Havana/Viñales

Viñales is in the Pinar del Rio province and located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, we have many opportunities here to enjoy the area, whether it be hiking or simply sitting back and enjoying the view.

Included Activities
  • Fusterlandia Visit
  • Viñales Homestay
  • Informal Spanish Lesson


Transport

Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 189km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 3 Viñales

Take a day trip to beautiful Cayo Levisa, 3km of white sand on an island only accessible by boat. It is a perfect spot for snorkelling or just blissing out on the beach.

Included Activities
  • Day Trip Cayo Levisa
  • Viñales Homestay


Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 4 Viñales/Playa Larga

Travel to Playa Larga. Stop at the Bay of Pigs en route for a swim in the beautiful blue water, and opt to go snorkelling.

Transport

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 370km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 5 Playa Larga/Trinidad

Trinidad is a haven for anyone interested in outdoor activities. If a beach sounds like what you're looking for, try snorkelling or diving in nearby Playa Ancón, just 12 km (7.5 miles) from town.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk
  • Salsa Lesson
  • Trinidad Homestay


Transport

Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km)
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 80km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 6 Trinidad

Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Enjoy a group dinner at a local host's house.

Included Activities
  • Trinidad Homestay


Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 7 Trinidad/Havana

Stop by Santa Clara en route to Havana and visit important historical sites, including the famous Che monument. Discover Old Havana on a short walking tour with the CEO.

Included Activities
  • Santa Clara Visit
  • Havana City Walking Tour
  • Havana Homestay


Transport

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 8 Havana

Depart at any time.

Included Activities
  • Departure Day


Included Meals

1B

What's Included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Havana Homestay, Havana
    Your Local Living Moment: Viñales Homestay, Viñales
    Your Hands-On Moment: Salsa Lesson, Trinidad
    Your Local Living Moment: Trinidad Homestay, Trinidad
  • Arrival transfer
  • Fusterlandia visit
  • Day trip to Cayo Levisa
  • Palacio del Valle visit (Cienfuegos)
  • Che Guevara mausolem and museum visit (Santa Clara)
  • Old Havana walking tour
  • Orientation walks in Trinidad and Viñales
  • Beach time in Trinidad and Bay of Pigs
  • Informal Spanish lesson
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts).

My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops
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