Please note: Itineraries for the tours in Cuba can and do change during the course of the year due to a variety of reasons. We are not always able to advise you in advance of these changes. We ask for your understanding and flexibility in these cases.
Trip style: Small Group, Big adventures
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Accommodation: B&B Homestays
Single Supplement : Single Room for the tour – US$215 extra
Local Payment: CUC200.00(Cuban Pesos)
Transport: Local bus, private mini-bus, taxi
Activities included: Walking tour of Old Havana, Che Guevara Museum
Other Inclusions:7 breakfasts, airport arrival transfer, local guide throughout Suggested combinations: Combine with the Eastern Cuba Short Stay, or a Beach stay package!
Departures: EveryWeek (Book it 10% OFF).
- Day 1 – Arrival Day Havana
- Day 2,3 – Viñales
- Day 4 – Cienfuegos via Bay of Pigs
- Day 5,6 – Trinidad
- Day 7 – Havana via Santa Clara
- Day 8 – Departure Day
If your time is limited, this 8 day tour of Cuba an ideal way to sample some of the best of Cuba – the bustling and vibrant Havana, the historic Santa Clara, and the enchanting and rural sides of Cuba – with stays in Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Viñales. These places are common favourites for travellers who have come to Cuba seeking authentic cultural experiences. While Trinidad presents us with beautiful white sand beaches, colonial architecture, waterfalls, and a charming village atmosphere, Viñales offers stunning mountainous scenery, sprawling tobacco fields and friendly locals. A local Cuban tour guide accompanies the group throughout, and accommodation is nearly entirely in the homes of Cuban families.
Summary of Travel Times
- Havana to Viñales – 3 hours
- Viñales to Cienfuegos va Bay of Pigs – 8 hours
- Cienfuegos to Trinidad – 3 hours
- Trinidad to Havana via Santa Clara – 7 hours
Arrival and Departure Accommodation in Havana
The first and last nights of the tour in Cuba will be in B&B Homestay Accommodation, centrally located in Old Havana.
- We include an arrival transfer from the Havana airport (or from anywhere else in Havana if you are already in Cuba) to the joining Homestay Accommodation.
- On the booking form, you can request extra nights before or after the tour in the same homestay you will have for the tour.
We also offer other accommodation options in Havana for before or after the tour. Click to see options.
Late arrivals or Early departures
Late Arrival – If you plan to arrive on Day 2 or after, we can arrange for you to catch up to the group. This may involve you paying transport costs to do so.
Early Departure – The group will arrive back in Havana, around midday on Day 7, so a departure from Cuba in the evening of Day 7 is possible. An earlier departure than this is also possible and may involve you paying transport costs for us to send you back to Havana by yourself.
We estimate you will need between US$450 and US$600 for local expenses during the tour, such food and optional activities (but not including the Local Payment).
my_location Day 1 Mexico city - Arrival
you can arrive at anytime in Mexico city, one of our representative will meet at the airport to your hotel in Zocalo.
my_location Day 2 Mexico city - Teotihuacan Pyramids
Today our local partner will meet you in the reception of your hotel to Take first in the # cultures and later you will take in Guadalupe Shrine your details history of Diego, finallly you will experience of the Huge Pyramids of Teotihuacan Azteca Remainders.
my_location Day 3 Mexico city - Oaxaca
You will travel Mexico Tapo to Oaxaca city centre by a first class public autobus for 9 hours, so will be the full day trip.
my_location Day 4 Oaxaca - Hierve el Agua
Today our local partner will pick you up in your hotel reception for your Hierve el agua, Mezcal factory, and the Azteca Remainders of Monte Alba.
my_location Day 4 Oaxaca - San Cristobal de las Casas
Today in the centre of Oaxaca you will take the frist classes public bus to San Cristobal de las Casas, this trips runs normally and safely at night.
my_location Day 5 San Cristobal - Caynon del Sumidero
Today you will have the Tour of Caynon of Sumire for you amaizing trip and chiapas de Corzo as mayan villages.
my_location Day 6 San Cristobal de las Casas - Agua Azul - Misol ha - Palenque Ruins.
today our local partner will pick you up from Hotel reception at 6 am to transferr you in the first activities of Agua Azul cascades, time for swin and make pictures. later you will go to Misol ha the longer Water fall, and finally a Palenque ruins..
my_location Day 7 Palenque villages - Merida
Today you can enjoy your staying in Palenque ruins, on you own, later you will take an overnight bus from Palenque to Merida.
my_location Day 8 Merida - Uxmal - Kaba
Today our local partner will meet you at the reception to Transfer you in National archeological site, Uxmal, where you explore the real aducational experience of the Palaces, ruins and temples of Mayan Classics.. later you will go to Kaba for another experience of Mayan Remainders, Later you will get back to Merida for you next night.
Addition: at night you can walk at the plesure cities of Merida, its really Colonial city with many histories. why not try it the good beers call Montejo, or take a Local nice cities tours by the Cuircuit bus.
my_location Day 9 Merida - Chichen Itza - Cancun
Today at 9 am, our local partner will meet to transfer you in Chichen Itza Park for you half day tour and later you will be transfer to Cancun city.
my_location Day 10 - Arrive Havana
Arrive in Havana at any time. Today is the arrival day of the tour so there are no planned activities and you can check into the hotel and relax or go and explore the city. One of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere, Havana was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Adventure among the splendorous crumbling architecture of the streets of old Havana and sit on the famous sea wall (El Malecon) to take in the view and some fresh air, and to socialize with the colourful and friendly 'Habaneros'.
my_location Day 11,12 - Viñales
Before departing Havana, we have a guided walking tour of the historic centre of Havana (approx 2 hours). An image of the valley of Viñales, Cuba From Havana to Viñales its about a 4 hour drive, and on the way we usually stop for lunch. Surrounded by picturesque limestone pincushion hills (“mogotes”), Viñales is a small and culturally rich village, with friendly and welcoming residents and wide variety of outdoor activities available. Exploring caves, hiking, biking, horseback riding or simply enjoying the views of the valley and sprawling tobacco fields below are all options. Viñales is one of the more agriculturally productive areas, so an abundance of local seasonal fruit and vegetables is always on offer such as enormous avocados and mangoes, pineapples, papaya, guava, and a several varieties of sweet potatoes. Its one of the cooler areas of Cuba, so its also a nice escape from the hotter parts of the country. The nightlife is very active in this village with the local residents more than willing participants in dancing to the local live music.
my_location Day 13 - Bay of Pigs / Cienfuegos
We head back past Havana to the French founded city of Cienfuegos through the densely vegetated Peninsula de Zapata swamp-lands, and along the beautiful Bay of Pigs. This is where the landing of counter-revolutionary exile militia occured in 1961. There is a musuem here that recounts the events of this conflict which resulted in the first defeat of a U.S backed take-over in Latin America. We will also make stops at a beautiful swimming hole (cenote) which resembles a huge natural tropical fish tank, and if the conditions are favourable, at beach for snorkelling. Cienfuegos appeal lies partly in the European flavour of its colonial hub, with a wide Parisian-style boulevard and elegant colonnades, and there is an ambience to inspire Cuba’s most celebrated Son singer to write the words “Cienfuegos is the city I like best”.
my_location Day 14, 15 - Trinidad
For many visitors to Cuba, Trinidad is their standout favourite destination. No other colonial city in Cuba is so well preserved, and the local residents are extremely friendly and festive. Trinidad is steeped in religiosity, none the least of which is Santeria, which is one of several Afro-Cuban religions. The thing however that visitors most love about Trinidad is the nightlife. There are no less than 10 live music venues all within a short walking distance. Many of these have lovely outdoor settings, in courtyards, and within the walls of old colonial ruins. We are near the lovely Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of Sugarmills) and Playa Ancón - where you can enjoy long stretches of unspoiled, white sand beaches. Scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming in waterfalls, and horse-riding are other optional activities.
my_location Day 16 - Havana
On the way back to Havana we stop in at the town of Santa Clara, a key city in the Cuban Revolution. Upon entering Santa Clara, there is a huge statue of Ernesto Ché Guevara, to commemorate his death and that of the revolutionaries who died along with him in Bolivia. There is also a museum here dedicated to his amazing life Its one final night of the tour in Havana, and your tour guide will have some suggestions for a farewell dinner and fun night out.
my_location Day 17 - Depart Havana
Today you are free to depart at anytime.