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Cuba Culture & Cycle

Cienfuegos, Cuba’s famous colonial town, lies on the Caribbean coast, in the southern-central part of the country. Once a trading centre for sugar cane, tobacco and coffee, Cienfuegos, is today known for its French neoclassical architecture. The iconic City Hall (former Governors Palace), with its huge dome, sits along the lively Boulevard San Fernando. In front, Parque José Martí (formerly Plaza de Armas), is considered one of the most beautiful. Dominating the park is the grand 19th-century Terry Theatre. 

Santa Clara in central Cuba is known for its revolutionary landmarks. It is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters. Bicycle through sugar cane plantations and tobacco fields. Visit Catedral de Santa Clara de Asís in city centre or relax on the beautiful Cayo Las Brujas beach. Trek in the nearby Escambray Mountains, and transfer to Trinidad. The old town of Trinidad, known for its 19th century Spanish colonial mansions, plazas and churches.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY CUBA CULTURE & BIKE ADVENTURE…
And, experience spectacular landscapes and the colonial city of Trinidad. 
 

What We Love
  • Visit Santa Clara, with a fine colonial centre, well-restored mansions, theatres and churches
  • Cycle through the majestic Sierra del Escambray Mountain range
  • Daily cycling through the countryside for an unforgettable Cuban experience
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is an active tour and will include walking or cycling on rough terrains.
  • We carefully select the world's best local activity providers in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Cuba Culture & Cycle

Central Cuba - Santa Clara, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Havana Meet and greet on arrival at Havana Jose Marti International Airport and take a private transfer to your hotel in Havana City. The remainder of the day is yours to experience at leisure- explore the sights and sounds of this amazing city. An optional guided city tour is well recommended.
Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 2 – Transfer
Santa Clara Take a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Santa Clara City. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to the Los Caneyes hotel, featuring aboriginal bamboo construction. If time permits, we'll tour the city including Vidal Park, La Caridad provincial library and more. We'll also visit the Ché Guevara Memorial, housing his tomb and museum.
Overnight at Los Caneyes hotel (B, D)

Day 3 – Bike Tour
Santa Clara Take a guided bicycle tour, passing through sugar cane plantations, banana trees and tobacco fields on the way to Remedios, a National Monument, before arriving in Caibarien village on the north coast. Continue by coach along a causeway (50 km) constructed to connect a series of mangrove islands. Have a relaxed lunch at the beautiful Cayo Las Brujas beach and swim in the ocean.
Overnight at Los Caneyes hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Transfer
Trinidad With your private guide and driver travel to the Escambray Mountains past lush countryside and a small natural waterfall to the summit. At the top, visit the former hospital transformed into a hotel/health spa, 780 m above sea level. Packed lunch will be provided after a hike to a waterfall, where you can take a refreshing swim before transfer to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight at Las Cuevas hotel overlooking (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Explore
Trinidad Today with your private guide, ride across the Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills) to the Manaca Iznaga tower. Then we're off on an adventure over a dirt road through sugar cane fields and arrive back in Trinidad. Afternoon free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Trinidad (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Transfer
Cienfuegos We travel by coach for about 30 km out of Trinidad, from where we begin riding along flat coastline to Cienfuegos city. There we will have lunch at Palacio del Valle, a beautiful mansion at the end of the broad walk. It will be a tiring day but with interesting views and there will be enough time in the afternoon to rest.
Overnight at Hotel La Union. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Beach
Trinidad Embark on an excursion to Trinidad, where a local guide will take you on an interesting walking tour of the area. Spend part of the day relaxing on the beach at Playa Ancon and this evening, delight in traditional, colourful Cuban Cabaret event in Costa Sur
Overnight at Union Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Transfer
Havana An early breakfast is followed by an inland ride. Transfer by coach southwest to Montemar Natural Park and Caleta Buena, a natural breakwater with great snorkelling and diving, rife with tropical fish swimming in plain view. We have an all inclusive afternoon here - lunch and free drinks. We highly recommend the optional purchase of snorkelling or diving packages available on site.

Return to Havana in the late afternoon, in time to enjoy the evening sounds of Samba. Dinner at La Guarida, a private restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in the heart of Old Havana (B, L, D)

Day 9 – City Tour
Havana Today we will see Havana on a bicycle. We ride past Miramar's foreign embassies and restored mansions, to the exclusive neighbourhood of Cubanacán before stopping lunch, a typical Cuban fare at El Aljibe.

Continue our ride through Almendares Park with immense trees providing shade along the way. Visit the Columbus Cemetery, pass Revolution Square, the Grand Theatre, and finish up by walking Obispo Street to Arms Square. You will have enough time for shopping handicrafts. Farewell dinner at Havana's most elegant restaurant, Café del Oriente.
Overnight at hotel in the heart of Old Havana (B, L, D)

Day 10 – Depart
Havana Group airport transfer to Varadero for return flight. (B, L)
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Virgin Atlantic is the only airline operating direct scheduled flights to Cuba, with two services a week from Gatwick. Various airlines fly to Havana from London via European cities, including Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome. Air France is the most versatile option, with daily flights from London Heathrow to Havana via Paris. Iberia and KLM also fly from Heathrow, via Madrid and Amsterdam respectively. Other airlines flying direct from European cities.

When to go Cuba is an all year-round destination and there isn't a bad time to visit Cuba. It has primarily a tropical climate where temperature range between 27 C and 32 C and there is a very pleasant breeze. There are only two seasons: the hot and rainy season runs from May to November (May-June are the wettest months) and the dry season (winter) runs from December to April. It is the time when Europeans go there in pursuit of the southern sun. Avoid the hurricanes season (September-October) and the busy periods (July and August) when the Cubans take their holidays.