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Cuba Cayo Levisa Beach

Cayo Levisa, Cuba’s tiny island, off the northwestern coast of the Pinar del Río Province. Accessible only by a 30-minute boat transfer from Palma Rubia, the island has a long beach in the north, while mangrove swamps encompass the rest. Cayo Levisa has several snorkelling and diving sites nearby, that makes it a major attraction for scuba divers. On the island is a fully-equipped scuba centre, scattered bungalows and a small hotel/bar. 

Take a private tour of Havana, visit to the Capitolio building, a horse drawn carriage along the Prado to the Arms Square and a walking tour of old colonial Havana. Paseo del Prado, the most beautiful street in Havana, deserves a leisurely stroll. The magnificent Gran Teatro de La Habana, is one of the world's largest opera houses. Outside Havana, Viñales valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY CUBA ECOLOGICAL TOUR…
And, experience walking, culture exploration & diving off Cayo Levisa.
 

What We Love
  • At Cayo Levisa, dive in crystal-clear waters and explore one of the world's largest coral reefs. 
  • The coral reef is inhabited by species of fish, sponges, mollusks, and other marine animals.
  • A particular attraction here is the existence of trigonias, the oldest living fossils in Cuba.
  • 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 and diving activities.
  • We carefully select the world's 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.

Review

In Havana, take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride from your hotel to Arms Square. You may feel the surreal sensation of being on a film set with the beautiful baroque and neoclassical architecture and outrageous American 50’s cars. Many of the grand buildings have recently been restored and you will sense this city’s imposing Spanish heritage. 
 
Continue to Viñales Valley in western Cuba, surrounded by Karst formations rising 400m high. The natural flora and fauna is characterised by many local endemic species and agriculture is practiced in traditional style. Although much smaller in size in comparison to China's Yangshuo, Guilin, but driving into this valley by road is a spectacular sight. 
 
Cayo Levisa. Ah, this is where you’ll discover crystal-clear waters and one of the world's largest coral reefs. The coral reef is inhabited by 500 species of fish, 200 species of sponges and large populations of mollusks, crustaceans and other marine animals. Many kinds of corals, gorgonias, sea fans, and several species of fish, including stone bass and red snapper, as well as crustaceans like lobsters, also live in the region. A particular attraction in the area is the existence of trigonias, which are considered the oldest living fossils in Cuba. But the region’s biggest attraction is its verdant natural surroundings, which are ideal for hiking, relaxing and bird-watching.
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 include Cubana, KLM, Air Berlin and Air Europa. Though Cubana tends to offer the least expensive flights on the market, they have a justified reputation for overbooking, overzealous enforcement of the baggage weight limit.
 

 
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Cuba Cayo Levisa Beach

Vinales Valley, Cayo Levisa, Las Terrazas
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Havana Meet and greet on arrival at Havana Airport and (40 minute) transfer to colonial hotel in Old Havana for your 4-night stay. Welcome Cuban cocktail. Relax and enjoy some free time before exploring the town in the evening.
Overnight in Havana

Day 2 – City Tour
Havana This morning, with your private guide and driver, enjoy a tour of a famous cigar factory to see the process of hand-rolled cigars followed by a visit to the Capitolio building. Afterwards travel by horse drawn carriage along the Prado to the Arms Square for a guided walking tour of colonial Havana. This afternoon and evening is free for you to explore Havana.
Overnight in Havana (B, D)

Day 3 – Transfer
Vinales Valley With your private guide and driver, travel to Vinales Valley, Cultural Heritage Landscape. The Viñales valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops.

After lunch take an afternoon excursion to the Cueva del Indio, including a boat trip on its subterranean river. Evening is free at your leisure.
Overnight at Hoteles Horizontes (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Trek the Heritage Landscape
Vinales Valley The best way to see this region is on foot. Visit the Gran Caverna de Santo Tomas and stop for Creole style lunch at the Mural de la Prehistoric restaurant. In the Dos Hermanas Valley, visit the local villages in the valley visiting a tobacco plantation and meet friendly locals. Evening is free at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 5 to 8 – Snorkelling
Cayo Levisa Today transfer by coach to the Palma Rubia pie and then by boat trip to Cayo Levisa, a small tropical island of pristine nature.  There will be free time to enjoy the beach, have a sumptuous seafood lunch and do some snorkelling at the coral reef or just relax. Evening is free at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 9 – Biosphere Reserve
Las Terrazas This morning transfer to Soroa visitors’ centre situated in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy a lunch at El Salto restaurant and then a free afternoon to visit the nation’s largest collection of orchids, containing over 600 autochthonous and foreign species, and swim under the waterfall.
Overnight at Horizontes Soroa hotel (B, L, D)

Day 10 – Depart
Havana After breakfast, transfer to Havana airport for outbound flight. (B)
 

 

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

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 rarely falls below 27 degrees C (81 F) and reaches a maximum 32 C (90 F) and although hot all year round, 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 peak hurricanes season (September-October) and the busy periods (July and August) when the Cubans take their holidays.

Visas Make sure you get the right visa for your visit. As well as tourist visas, there are other visa categories for different types of travellers. If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll need to get a tourist card before you travel.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.