Programs

CUBA ACTIVE TRIP

Walk, dance, ride, cycle, discover and relax in a 13 day Cuba travel adventure!

TOUR DATES: ON REQUEST

13 Days / 12 NightsMinimum 2 pax

Map of Program CUBA ACTIVE TRIP
DESTINATIONS
HAVANA | LAS TERRAZAS | VIÑALES | PENINSULA DE ZAPATA | CIENFUEGOS | TRINIDAD | SANCTI SPIRITUS | SANTA CLARA | CAYO SANTA MARIA
DURATION
13 Days / 12 Nights
› 6 Cycling Days, 3 Days At Beach Resort, 4 Nights Of Sharing With Cuban Families
SPECIAL INTEREST
Culture & History, Cycling Tours, Eco Adventures, Beach Relaxation, and Real Cuban Life Experience
ACCOMMODATION
City and countryside hotels, Private house accommodation (Viñales & Trinidad)
MEALS INCLUDED
12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 7 Dinners
ENTRANCE
6 Entrance Fees
TOUR STAFF
Full Escorted Program
HIGHLIGHTS
Old Havana, Viñales Valley, Las Terrazas, Tainan Village and Crocodile Farm, Topes de Collantes, Che Guevara Mausoleum & Armoured Train Museum
TRANSPORT
Bus & Bike
› A Bus Will Be Available In All Cycling Moments Of The Trip For Those Preferring Not To Bike.
SUMMARY
An amazing opportunity to give your curiosity a break by finally discovering how time travelling feels like through 9 holidays destinations in Cuba and over 10 different adventures. Unveil the secrets of colonial cities like Havana and Trinidad, admire the architecture of Cienfuegos and the historical legacy of Santa Clara, breathe in the pure air of Las Terrazas, Viñales and Topes de Collantes, learn about local fauna and aboriginal life in the wetlands of the Zapata peninsula and rest on a luxury beach resort in the paradisiacal Cayo Santa Maria. But above all, experience the life of locals, by cycling under the sun, shaking your body at the pace of Cuban salsa, tasting traditional recipes at a family restaurant, learning the secrets of cigar rolling or simply sipping a refreshing and sweetened Mojito.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1 » ARRIVAL TO HAVANA

You will be welcomed in Havana at the Jose Marti International Airport and transferred to Copacabana hotel in the Miramar neighborhood. Dinner is included at one of the hotel restaurants.

DAY 2 » DISCOVERING COLONIAL HAVANA

After breakfast make sure to wear comfy shoes, for a guided Colonial Walking Tour through colourful cobbled streets, will be your trip’s first adventure. A cigar degustation at Conde de Villanueva Hotel will come next. Smokers will love it while those very health enthusiasts can collect and keep the brown piece of processed tobacco as a souvenir. Lunch is at a local restaurant but make sure not to abuse cocktails, you will need all your sync power for our last proposal of the day, Salsa lessons with the best local instructors. Once the class is over you will be transferred to the hotel for a night of your choosing.

DAY 3 » RIDING MODERN HAVANA IN VINTAGE CAR

Now that you understand that Havana has plenty to offer, breakfast at hotel will seem forever as you prepare for a vintage car ride across the modern side of the city. Beautiful 20th century mansions, state buildings, the Revolution square, the University of Havana and the fine coastline populated by amateur anglers will be a magnet for all types of cameras. A tour through the Museum of the Revolution is an included highlight. Lunch is booked at a typical paladar (private restaurant) in the Nuevo Vedado neighborhood. Return to the hotel for another night of discovery, ask your tour guide for suggestions.

DAY 4 » CYCLING AND HIKING THROUGH LAS TERRAZAS

An early breakfast will precede the beginning of the cycling adventure. You will be transferred from Havana to the heart of the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. There in las Terrazas rural community you will bike through steep roads and unspoiled nature. Lunch at a country restaurant will re-energise your body to continue to Viñales. You can cycle most of the way through, except for the dangerous segments of the road. Once you reach this singular Valley a traditional dinner is included at a Homestay, where you will also stay for two nights.

DAY 5 » LIVING VIÑALES IN TWO WHEELS

After being probably waken up by a cockerel and having had breakfast take your bike and venture into Viñales town, a small village surrounded by unique haystack hills. Cycling deep into the valley you will get the chance to admire the magnificent landscape in depth. Selected hikes will show you the marvels of the region’s cave system before and after a countryside lunch.

DAY 6 » RIDING TO CENTRAL CUBA

After breakfast your guide will announce that today you will be on the road for the most part of the morning until reaching the Zapata Peninsula. There, two adventures await an eco-friendly visit to a crocodile farm and a new time travelling session on boat to a Tainan village. Lunch is included on site before resuming the road trip to Cienfuegos alternating between cycling and bus riding. Accommodation and dinner is at Jagua Hotel, overlooking the beautiful Cienfuegos bay.

DAY 7 » GETTING IN THE SHELL OF TWO COLONIAL PEARLS

Your day will be divided into two epic colonial escapades, beginning with a Cienfuegos Panoramic tour after breakfast and an afternoon exploration of Trinidad which includes lunch and La Canchánchara and Romantic Museum. Don’t forget your cycling outfit for there will be plenty of pedaling during the day. A Cuban family will be happy to have you in the evening for dinner and accommodation at a Homestay in Trinidad.

DAY 8 » CLIMBING AND SWIMMING IN TRINIDAD´S WHEREABOUTS

The jingling bells of the local church will announce that is time to swap the time capsule for a new eco experience. While ascending the winding road leading to Topes de Collantes country resort, photographing is a must. Biking all your way up could be quite challenging and it gets easier when you reach the top of the mountain and tour the area’s rural attractions. Lunch will occur in and between the active sightseeing before returning to Trinidad for a free afternoon at the beach of the Ancon Peninsula or more cycling hours.

DAY 9 » BIKING TO A HOLY TOWN

Christened as Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit) by Spanish colonisers, Sancti Spiritus will be your next cycling target. After discovering its colonial wonders, a countryside typical lunch is proposed. Dinner is at Rijo-Plaza Hotel where you will enjoy a good night’s sleep.

DAY 10 » EXPLORING THE CITY OF CHE GUEVARA

After the first meal of your 9th Cuban morning, you will be transferred to Santa Clara, the so called city of Che Guevara. There, your cycling effort in some sections of the road will be rewarded by a visit to the hero’s Mausoleum and Armoured Train Museum. A lunch at a typical restaurant is booked before departing for Cayo Santa Maria. Accommodation is at Sol Cayo Santa Maria in an all inclusive basis.

DAY 11-12 » RELAXING AT PARADISIACAL BEACH RESORT

There are no plans for paradise so you will spend two days at leisure. Contact your guide if you’re open to suggestions, he/she will always know what to advise.

DAY 13 » LEAVING CUBA

You will have long hours in your transfer from Cayo Santa Maria to José Marti International Airport in Havana that you can spend on sightseeing, texting, blogging or sleeping before your outbound flight.