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CUBA: 10 Day Vivacious Cuba Tour Including Flights for Two

Treat yourself to a Caribbean adventure.

$7,198

Valued at $9,198
For Two$7,198

Overview

Famous for some of the world’s best coffee, choicest rum and most sought-after cigars, Cuba is a true jewel of the Caribbean, bursting at the seams with vibrant culture and enduring history.

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 9 Nights of Immersive Local Accommodation Across Cuba with Daily Breakfasts for Two
  • Taste Authentic Cuban Rum, Learn How the Iconic Cuban Cigar is Made and Tour Havana in A Classic Vintage Car

INCLUSIONS

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 9 Nights of Accommodation with Daily Breakfasts for Two
  • All On-Ground Transportation as per the Itinerary
  • Exciting Tours and Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Experienced English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • All Porterage, Taxes, and Service Charges

CASA PARTICULARES

Spanish for ‘private home’, a ‘Casa Particular’ is homestay accommodation owned and run by Cuban locals. While there are lots of hotels in Cuba, staying in a private home boosts the local economy and is a brilliant way to immerse yourself in the life of the local people, and experience their tremendous hospitality. The hosts are proud of their culture, and it’s a great way for them to share their culture with tourists.

Your host or hostess will be able to advise you on all things Cuban – the best restaurants, the best music and Salsa venues and any seasonal attractions known only to the locals!

TRAVEL DATES

  • Available for departure on one of the following dates:

2018

  • 21, 28 October
  • 4, 11 November

2019
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 February
  • 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March
  • 5, 12, 19, 29 May
  • 2, 9 June
  • 28 July
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 August
  • 1 September
  • 13, 20, 27 October
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 November

  • Book early to secure your preferred dates!

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Select your preferred package option, click on Add to Cart and follow the payment prompts
  2. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be emailed a confirmation and online booking form
  3. Complete your booking form as soon as possible to lock in your holiday!

For any other assistance or enquiries please contact support@kogantravel.com or call us on 1300 517 210.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hola and welcome to Cuba! Get ready for a unforgettable experiences in this vibrant island country famous for cigars, rum and classic cars, as you visit pristine Caribbean beach locations, bask in the blissful sun and perhaps sip authentic daiquiris.
  • Discover colourful Havana, a jigsaw of French and Spanish colonial influence, painted buildings and towering cathedrals.
  • If Cuba has a Paris, Cienfuegos is it. Take delight in this glittering harbour city, replete with French classical architecture which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Listing and admire the Castillo de Jagua, an ancient fort built to withstand pirate attacks!
  • Visit Vinales, where the streets are alive with music, bars and restaurants. You’ll also have the opportunity to slip on your dancing shoes for an authentic salsa lesson and venture into the culture-soaked streets where music pours out of open windows.
  • Learn the fascinating history of modern Cuba in Santa Clara. This amazing town is the epicentre of the struggle of Che Guevara, so viva la revolucion!
  • Trinidad’s cobbled, traffic-free centre and collection of pastel-coloured mansions and red-tiled rooftops put this gorgeous city in a league of its own, at the heart of which is the dazzling Plaza Mayor.
  • Strap on your pedometer for an enthralling walking tour of Old Havana, a living jigsaw of grand avenues replete with historic cathedrals, mesmerising museums and a thriving local arts scene.
  • Witness Cuba’s most famous exports being made, with insightful visits to the Havana Rum Museum and the Partagas Cigar Factory, and enjoy tastings right at the source!

ITINERARY

Day 1: Havana (B)

Welcome to beautiful Havana! A brightly painted architectural jigsaw of Spanish colonial forts, 20th century landmarks and baroque cathedrals, we recommend putting on your walking shoes today and taking in Havan’s rich history and grand monuments.

Depending on your arrival time, you can opt to have dinner with your tour guide and fellow travellers, or have a wander and acquaint yourself with the sights and sounds of Havana.

Day 2: Havana – Cienfuegos (B)

Buenos dias! This morning you’ll visit Playa Giron, otherwise known as the ‘Bay of Pigs’, on your way to Cienfuegos. This harbour city on Cuba’s south coast is known as the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’, rich with French influence and UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Pass the historic Castillo de Jagua, an ancient fort that once defended the area from pirate attacks. Enjoy some free time , followed by a stroll along colourful Malecon, the island’s longest promenade.

Day 3: Cienfuegos – Santa Clara – Trinidad Free Day (B)

En route to Trinidad today you’ll stop in the creative city of Santa Clara, where constantly evolving culture pushes censorship boundaries. Home to Cuba’s only official drag show, a satirical artists’ collective and the Ciudad Metal rock festival, Santa Clara is an irresistible place to explore. You’ll visit the memorial to the beloved Argentinian doctor turned guerrillero Che Guevera, who liberated Santa Clara from the Batista regime in 1958.

The former heart of Cuba’s sugar industry, Trinidad is a rainbow of brightly painted colours and neo-baroque 19th century architecture, dotted with Italianate colonial-style mansions built by sugar fortunes. A visit to the Museo Romantico and Museo de Arquitectura Colonial will offer unique insight into the town’s history, and the ornate Iglesia de la Santisima (Church of the Holy Trinity) is one of the most photographed icons in Trinidad’s town centre, Plaza Mayor.

Day: Trinidad Free Day (B)

Today is yours to explore this incredible city, which dates back to 1514 and feels like a living museum. A visit to the sugar district and its old mills is a must, or check out a local waterfall, or Playa Ancon, one of Cuba’s best beaches! Not sure what to do tonight? An evening at one of Trinidad’s pulsing music venues is a must!

Day 5: Trinidad – Vinales (B)

Cuba is famous for its cigars, and Vinales, in the heart of the Pinar del Rio Valley, is where most of the country’s tobacco is cultivated. This is your chance to get some authentic Cuban cigars, right from the source! The region’s stunning geography is peppered with ‘mogotes’ – small hills with sheer rock faces, covered in lush vegetation. Vinales is also the best place in Cuba to take salsa lessons, and you’ll have the chance to put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away!

Day 6: Vinales (B)

Take this day at leisure to explore on your own – why not ask your host what they recommend? Perhaps try a horse riding tour through the Valle de Vinales – a great way to take in the natural majesty and lush green hills that make the region famous. Or you could just hang around town and take it all in before your journey continues tomorrow.

Day 7: Vinales – Havana (B)

Today you’ll return to gorgeous Havana! This afternoon, you will take a tour of the city by classic car.

There are currently an estimated 60,000 pre-1960 American cars hurtling through Cuba today; Buicks, Chevys and other beautiful wheels, many abandoned by American owners when they left Cuba following Fidel Castro’s rise to power in 1959. This iconic (and glamorous) mode of transport is the perfect way to see a different side of the city. You’ll be chauffeured around some of Havana’s most famous areas including New Havana, Old Havana, the affluent neighbourhood of Miramar and the famous cemetery of Colon.

Day 8: Havana Walking Tour (B)

Charge up your camera and lace on your most comfortable walking shoes! Today you’ll tour Havana’s Heritage-listed Old City, through its colonial architecture, 16th century fortresses and innumerable churches. See the La Catedral San Cristobal de la Habana, the church described by novelist Alejo Carpentier as ‘music set in stone’.

Admire the Palacio de los Marqueses de Aguas Claras (now a restaurant) and the Plaza de Armas, complete with a statue of Manuel de Cespedes, a leader of the independence movement. Peruse fantastic museums such as the Museo de la Revolucion and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Wander through the colourful Malecon, the Revolution Square, and Central Park, admire the Capitol Building, the former Bacardi building and the former Presidential Palace. If you like, you can have lunch at Paladar, an authentic family-run Cuban restaurant (own expense). You’ll also have the option to visit St Francis of Assisi Square, Arms Square, the Old Square and Cathedral Square.

In the afternoon, why not take a stroll to experience local day-to-day life among the artists in central Havana’s Callejon de Hammel, an alley brightly decorated with Cuban sculptures, art and paintings. Keep an eye out for the neighbourhood makeover by local artist Salvador Gonzales Escalona, and Lazaro Salsita, who teaches neighbourhood children the art of paper mache.

Day 9: Havana Cigar Factory and Rum Museum Tour (B)

Cuba is synonymous with cigars and rum, and today you will be able to see for yourself how both of these famous exports are produced, and learn all about their history and importance to Cuba’s economy. Visit the Havana Rum Museum, housed in an old converted palace, where you can see the entire production process for this valuable export. Of course you will have the chance to taste some good rum in the Havana Club and also buy some to take home with you.

Next, visit the Hotel Conde de Villanueva, a converted 18th century mansion in the Old City. The hotel has one of the most popular cigar shops in town, and many people have personal ‘humidors’ (cigar boxes) here to store their precious cigars. You’ll meet a ‘torcedor’ (cigar roller), who will answer all your questions while you watch him go about his special craft. At the end of the demonstration you can do a cigar and coffee tasting, and purchase freshly-rolled cigars.

After this, you will taste an authentic Cuban daiquiri in one of writer Ernest Hemingway’s favourite bars, El Floridita. From here, you’ll visit the Partagas Cigar Factory where the secrets behind the popularity of Cuban cigars will be revealed.

Day 10: Havana -Australia (B)

Take this opportunity to enjoy some last minute sightseeing or shopping before heading to the airport for your scheduled flight back to Australia.

B = Breakfast

FINE PRINT

Buying and Booking:

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  • 14 day booking guarantee – if you can’t book your preferred dates within 14 days we will refund you in full. See T&Cs here
  • Bookings are non changeable & non refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

Flight Information:

  • Flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
  • Flights from other states are available for an additional cost:
  • Adelaide: $400 per person
  • Perth: $600 per person
  • Flights are economy class with Qantas and Aero Mexico, subject to availability
  • A flight amendment surcharge of $150 per person applies for early arrivals and later departures, plus any additional airfares and taxes
  • Flights are subject to specific promotional economy fare availability
  • Flights may not be direct or operate daily
  • Stopovers are available upon request
  • Subject to availability

General:

  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Valid for 2 people, twin share

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance – strongly recommended
  • Visa
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tipping
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.
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