AN ADVENTURE IN BEAUTIFUL CUBA!
7-22 April 2016.
03-17 November 2016.
24 November-08 December 2016.
Great price!! 16 Day, 4 centre holiday.
Includes accommodation and transfers!!
Only 950 GBP !!
(Single supplement 95 GBP)
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM WESTERN EUROPE YOU SHOULD BOOK YOUR FLIGHT FOR DAY 15 TO ARRIVE HOME OVERNIGHT ON DAY 16.
PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR MORE DETAILS. *********
BOOK NOW!! There are a limited numbers of places still available…….
“Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday in Cuba.I feel quite an expert on the country now as we saw so many different sides to Cuba.Our guide, Juan Carlos was excellent”
“The trip to Cuba was fabulous. We had a wonderful time, and the group we traveled with is a great group of open & widely traveled people. You already know that Cuba is a beautiful country filled with generous people, and traveling to Cuba is an exceptional experience for anyone who has the opportunity to go there.
The hikes and the scenery, some of the meals, and just experiencing Cuba were the highlights of the trip. The local hiking guides were all superb, very knowledgeable about the areas we were hiking in, the local flora and the people we met on our hikes. Without exception their English was great and very understandable, and they are well trained in leading the hikes and maintaining a pace that worked for everyone in the group.”
WHY TRAVEL WITH US TO CUBA?
We are a family run specialist walking tour company established in 2002. Our holidays are especially tailored to meet the needs of active people who are looking for something different, away from the tourist trail but who also appreciate comfort and relaxation in a beautiful environment. We offer a friendly, personal service and a trouble-free holiday. The local guides will ensure you explore and enjoy the colour, history, music, culture and gastronomy of this fascinating country.
- Enjoy the amazing history, culture and night life of Havana
- Walk through the rainforests of Soroa.
- Walk amongst the limestone karsts of the Vinales Valley
- Explore the cobbled streets and colonial grandeur of Trinidad
- Catamaran trip to one of the beautiful offshore islands where you can swim and snorkel in warm, crystal clear seas. Lunch included.
- Walk through the old slave plantation at Codina, now a natural park
DAILY ITINERARY (subject to variation)
|Day 1 :
Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel. Welcome Drink with Tour Guide who will make wonderful suggestions for dining. There are many delightful private restaurants in Havana. Check out the Paladores – the best places to eat in Havana.Overnight at the Plaza Hotel or option to upgrade to the Hotel Telegrafo.
|Day 2 :
Morning tour of Havana with private guide (included)Afternoon 2 hour excursion in old American car (included).Evening dining options could include: Teatro Central
|Day 3 :
Drive to Vinales (2 hrs) 118 miles.Today we drive through the Vinales Valley, a picturesque region with small farms and villages.Afternoon free to explore this beautiful area,relax by the pool or visit the nearby Cueva del Indio cave complex.Overnight at the Rancho San Vicente Hotel. This is bungalow style accomodation set in beautiful, lush and tropical gardens.There is a restaurant on site or visit one of the nearby Paladores for home cooked Cuban food.
|Day 4 :
Leisurely walk in the Tobacco Valley (picnic lunch included) Distance: 5 km Duration: 5 hours. This unforgettable walk gives a fascinating insight into Cuban rural life. Visit a tobacco farm, learn about making Cuban cigars, taste home-grown coffee, walk through beautiful, rural countryside, see age-old agricultural techniques, enjoy an authentic Pina Colada made with pineapples and coconuts grown on the farm, and of course local rum!Dine at San Vincente, nearby Paladores or take a short taxi ride into the town of Viñales for dinner and evening nightlife.Overnight at the Rancho San Vincente Hotel.
Walk 11km duration 5 hours.Walk from Viñales town through open farmland, up dry river bed to the homestead of Los Aquaticos, descendants of water healers. Coffee is served at the farm before returning to Viñales in a circular route.Picnic lunch included.Dine at San Vincente, local Paradores or in Viñales town.Overnight at the Ranch San Vincente.
|Day 6 :
Morning Drive to Soroa (74 km, 1.5 hours)Optional visit to local Botanical Gardens with a collection of local orchids. Entance fee 3 cuc. After lunch (not included) you can climb the Mirador de Soroa. The hike to the top is around 1.5 km. There will also be an opportunity to walk down to a local waterfall and swimming hole and/or climb to the top of a mogote with incredible views or you may want to relax beside the swimming pool.Your Tour Guide will advise on dining options. There are a range of private houses in Soroa which offer delicious home cooked food in leafy gardens. Overnight at the Hotel Soroa. Bungalow accomodation set in beautiful gardens.
|Day 7 :
Cafetal de Indepencia. 8km 5-6 hours.We walk through lush rainforests to a disused coffee plantation from the 1840’s. This is a medium level walk through the mountains with a local guide who is incredibly knowledgeable about the ecology,history,politics and culture of Cuba. We return via a different route.Picnic lunch is included.Dine at the Hotel Soroa or a nearby Paladores.Over night at the Hotel Soroa.
|Day 8 :
Walk with local guide. 8 kms. 4 hours.Your guide will give information about the beautiful flora and fauna. He will also introduce you to aspects of local history and culture and explain about communities whose ancestors were slaves during the settlement of the French coffee plantations during the XIX century.Lunch to be taken at a local snack bar ( Not included)Dine at the Hotel Soroa or a nearby Paladores.Overnight at the Hotel Soroa.
|Day 9 :
Drive to Trinidad (422 km, 262 miles) 8 hours with rest stops via Cienfuegas.En route we will see the changing landscapes in different provinces. We will stop for lunch at Cienfuegos.( Not included) and take a brief tour of the town by car.In the afternoon enjoy a City Tour.Dine at the Hotel Maria Dolores or take a taxi into Trinidad to experience the restaurants and fantastic nightlife. ( Taxi and dinner not included)Overnight at Maria Dolores Hotel. This hotel is country style bungalow accomodation.
|Day 10 :
Hacienda Codina Tour. Excursion starts at 09:00.Our transport today is a wonderful, rainbow coloured 1980’s Russian Army truck with 6 wheel drive! First stop a coffee centre and tasting in Topes followed by a walk into the mountains. The hike is about 3-4 hours and includes a visit to the open cave of La Barata.After a traditional lunch at Hacienda Codina (lunch included), visit local orchid and bamboo garden before returning to the hotel Maria Dolores at around 4 pm via a spectacular Mirador.Dine at the Hotel Maria Dolores or take a taxi into Trinidad.Overnight at Hotel Maria Dolores
Day tour by Catamaran to one of the beautiful Caribbean islands of Iguana Key.Try snorkelling on the beautiful coral reef. The clear water is warm and the fish are plentiful.Lunch included. Freshly prepared on board the catamaran by the crew and served to you on the island. After lunch relax on the beautiful, white, sandy beach.Dine at the hotel or go into Trinidad.Overnight at Hotel Maria Dolores
|Day 12 :
Morning guided walking tour of Trinidad City.Spend some time shopping in the many street markets.Lunch can be taken in Trinidad or at a beach bar.( Not included)Afternoon- take a long walk on the beautiful beach or relax in the sunshine.Dine at the hotel or in Trinidad.
|Day 13 :
El Cubano. 5km walk with the option to extend by 8km. A circular walk in a natural park with excellent marked pathways leading to a fantastic waterfall where it is possible to swim inside a cave.This is an excellent spot to see the exotic bird life. Lunch included. Overnight at Maria Dolores Hotel
|Day 14 :
Return to Havana (335 km, 208 miles)Arrive in Havana approx 14.00.Afternoon- explore more of Havana…why not take a taxi to the Hotel National for a cocktail and walk back via the Malacon to experience the real flavour of Havana.Dine at the hotel or a local restaurant in the City.Overnight at the Plaza Hotel or option to upgrade to the Hotel Telegrafo.
Morning visit to the Museo de la Revolucion (Optional £5)The Museum of the Revolution (Spanish: Museo de la Revolución) is a museum located in the Old Havana section of Havana.The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban revolution.*********Your return flight will leave today and you will arrive at your destination on Day 16*********.
ADIOS FROM WALK CUBA!
*Single Supplement £95
There is an option to upgrade to the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana, subject to availability. Please ask us for details.
“Just a quick note to thank you for the great holiday in Cuba. We wanted to feedback on how much both Briad and I enjoyed our trip
. For us there were a number of highlights: The car trip in Havana, staying in the Casas, the walks in Soroa and Vinales, visiting Santa Clara and meeting the Cubans.
Most of all we liked the variety of what you showed us and appreciated the choices.”
Paul McCallion, March 2013
“We wanted warmth in December, to travel and to walk to somewhere totally different. Cuba is an adventure and should be treated as such. Cuba is a very safe place, with little crime and a dreamy way of doing things.”
Paul December 2014.
- 14 nights bed and breakfast.
- Other meals where indicated
- All transportation between locations by air conditioned bus
- The services of an English speaking guide throughout the trip
- The additional services of a walking guide or tour guide where indicated.
- Day on a catamaran with lunch and drinks.
FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE HOLIDAY.
FLIGHTS CANNOT BE BOOKED BY WALK ANDALUCIA ON YOUR BEHALF HOWEVER WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER ADVICE.
Lunches and evening meals (except where specified) – please estimate $35 per person per day for food.
Evening Meals are not included in our Cuba holidays.
A highlight of your holiday will be the opportunity to visit the wide range of private restaurants and houses where the local people will go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy their hospitality and food.
All restaurants will be happy to suggest a vegetarian option.
Cuba is a popular holiday destination but unfortunately the number of hotel rooms sometimes exceed demand.
Hotels occasionally cancel bookings at the last minute but they will always find alternative accommodation for the group, albeit in nearby towns or in private houses with bed and breakfast.
This overbooking is affecting all tour operators to the country and you should be aware of this as it may affect your trip.
Please do contact us at Walk Andalucia for any advice or questions you may have about our Cuba holiday.