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Cuba: Salsa & Snorkelling
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Cuba: Salsa & Snorkelling

There’s more to Cuba than sandy beaches and cigars. Beyond its beautiful coastlines and tobacco farms lies a place filled with more adventure than you can imagine. Dive into the ocean for incredible snorkelling, learn to whip up some of the finest mojitos from the local experts of Playa Larga, and find your rhythm as you salsa dance in the cradle of the Cuban Revolution. Whether you’re in it for the food or the fiestas, this 15-day venture will have all the ingredients needed to spice up your journey.
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  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,699
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.
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Itinerary

Havana

Arrive at any time. Tonight take the opportunity to connect with your fellow travellers. Seek out some live music and break the ice in one of the city's iconic hideouts while toasting with mojitos to the beginning of an amazing holiday.

  Hotel:  None

Havana/Viñales

Enjoy a walking tour of Old Havana, including a visit to Fuster ́s project in Jaimanitas district. Travel through a rich agricultural area en route to Viñales where both sugarcane and tobacco are grown. Visit a "vega" (tobacco plantation) to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Viñales

Enjoy an orientation walk then a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Viñales/Playa Larga

Set off for laid-back Playa Larga, stopping along the way to enjoy beach time and snorkel in the Bay of Pigs. On arrival in Playa Larga, learn how to make a mojito from a local expert, and be sure to sample the goods!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Playa Larga/Remedios

Set off through the countryside to Santa Clara. Step into Cuban history, and visit the Che Guevara mausoleum and museum. Continue on to colonial Remedios, and soak up the culture in this town that is often overlooked.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Remedios/Gibara

A long travel day will be rewarded with stunning beaches set amidst green hills that early explorers described as the most beautiful coastline they had ever seen.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Gibara/Baracoa

Continue to Baracoa. The area offers everything from beaches, to hiking opportunities and museums.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Baracoa

Explore Cuba’s rural communities on a tour led by residents of Baracoa, a G Adventures for Good-supported project. With free time, opt to hike near El Yunque or explore the breathtaking beaches for which this area of Cuba is famous.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Baracoa/Santiago de Cuba

Drive along the rugged coast towards Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the Cuban revolution and home of son rhythms. Santiago has a vibrant traditional music scene that will entice even the shyest dancer out to experiment with some salsa moves.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Santiago de Cuba

Enjoy a free day in Santiago. Explore this Afro-Cuban city by visiting important revolutionary sites, like the Moncada Barracks.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Santiago de Cuba/Sierra Maestra

Transfer to Bayamo and take an orientation walk. This afternoon, travel to Sierra Maestra.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Sierra Maestra/Camagüey

Embark on a hike through the Sierra Maestra mountains in the footsteps of Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro and learn more about Cuba's history. Transfer west across the island to Camagüey.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Camagüey/Trinidad

This morning, hop in the back of a "bicitaxi" (bicycle-taxi) to tour Camagúey's markets and plazas. Later, travel to beautiful colonial Trinidad, and get a feel for the city's energy on an orientation walk. Enjoy an included salsa lesson, then try out some new moves on the town.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Trinidad

Enjoy free time in Trinidad. Opt to hike in nearby Topes de Collantes National Park to see the Salto del Caburni waterfall, or visit Ancón Beach for diving, snorkelling or lounging. Savour a local dinner as a group hosted by one of the homestay families, then head out for a Big Night Out.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Trinidad/Havana

Return to the bustling capital, stopping off at Cienfuegos along the way.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Havana

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your G for Good Moment: Baracoa Community Tour, Manaca Iznaga Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Havana Homestay, Havana Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Foodie Moment: Mojito Demonstration, Playa Larga Your Hands-On Moment: Salsa Lesson, Trinidad Your Big Night Out Moment: Trinidad

  Arrival transfer

  Walking tour of Old Havana

  Cigar tour visit to a Vega in Viñales, with demonstrations

  Mojito making demonstration

  Snorkelling (Cueva de los Peces)

  Visits and entry to the Che monument and historical sites in Santa Clara

  Comandancia de la Plata hike

  Bicitaxi tour of Camagüey

  Viñales, Trinidad and Cienfuegos orientation walks

  Free time Viñales, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba, and Trinidad

  Informal Spanish lesson

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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