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Cox & Kings A Journey Through Cuba
Cox & Kings A Journey Through Cuba
Take a tour through one of the Caribbean's most diverse islands renowned for its colonial towns, idyllic beaches and beautiful rural countryside. On this 13-day journey through Cuba, you'll explore some of the nation's most celebrated sites. From the colourful and vibrant city of Havana to the serene, picturesque town of Cienfuegos, your journey from west to east will take you to traditional settlements, unspoilt valleys and working plantations for a fascinating insight into the everyday life of the locals.
Direct flights with Virgin Atlantic
Experience Viñales valley’s fascinating landscapes and tobacco plantations
Glimpse into eastern Cuba’s history, culture and mountain scenery
Visit the Che Guevara & Revolution museums
Stay at an atmospheric casa particular for a genuine insight into the Cuban way of life
Small group size - maximum 20 people
International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
UK departure and overseas airport taxes
Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Cox & Kings A Journey Through Cuba Itinerary
Day 1: Fly to Havana
Start your journey with a flight to Havana with Virgin Atlantic for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Sevilla.
Day 2: Havana
Start your tour in the heart of Cuba's colourful capital city. Enjoy a walking tour of a Caribbean city rich in culture from the lively residents to the colonial Spanish architecture. Visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the oldest squares in Havana. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 3: To Viñales
Visit the Viñales valley, a beautiful national park surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful limestone formations. See traditional agricultural practices in action with its many tobacco plantations. Stay at the Hotel Los Jazmines (or similar) for 2 nights. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch.
Day 4 Viñales
Spend the day at leisure exploring this traditional settlement which occupies one of Cuba's most beautiful stretches of countryside. Enjoy the stunning views or maybe hop on board a boat ready to descend into the labyrinthine of cave systems snaking beneath this striking landscape or enjoy an optional visit the cigar factory. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 5 To Santa Clara
Next up on the tour, Cuba's most popular revolutionary city, Santa Clara. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city's famous landmarks including the main square and its neoclassical architecture. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 6: Trinidad via Cienfuegos
Start the day with a morning visit to the Che Guevara's Museum, the famous revolutionary who won the final battle of the Cuban revolution in Santa Clara. Next drive to the picturesque, French-colonial town of Cienfuegos. Nicknamed “The Pear of the South”, this charming town sits right of the waterfront overlooking the beautiful bay. Continue on to one of the oldest cities in Cuba, Trinidad for a 2-night stay in a casa for a taste of Cuban culture. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 7: Trinidad
A city to delight history enthusiasts, Trinidad is one of the best preserved cities in the Caribbean. Spend the morning with a walking tour of the colonial centre with its beautiful churches and museums and pay a visit to La Canchanchara for live, authentic Cuban music and their famous house cocktail. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 8 To Camagüey via Valley of the Sugar Mills
Visit the Valley of the Sugar Mills en-route to CamagÃ¼ey. Stretching over 7 miles, these plantations were once the centre for the nation's sugar production. Take in the rural beauty of the rolling Cuban countryside before driving on to Camagüey (5-6 hours). Explore the city's hidden plazas and ornate churches tucked away within its long winding streets. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 9: To Santiago de Cuba via Bayamo & El Cobre
Travel east on a full-day journey to Santiago de Cuba. Stop off at El Cobre church, one of the country's most famous churches nested among the rolling hills in the foothills of Sierra MÅstra. Stay 2 nights at the Meliá Santiago Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 10: Santiago de Cuba
Spend the day exploring the former capital of Cuba. A city rich in history with its well preserved French colonial architecture, impressive fortress and military barracks. In the afternoon, visit the Gran Piedra and the wild, untamed mountains of Sierra Maestra, marvelling at the breath-taking scenery stretching along the southern coast of the island. In the evening, you may choose to take an optional visit to La Casa de la Trova, a haven for musicians. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 11: Fly to Havana
Fly back to Havana for an overnight stay at Hotel Sevilla. Later that evening watch a music performance by Legendarios del Guajirito. Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 12: Fly to London
Spend the morning at leisure taking in your last sights of Havana with an optional ride in style in a classic American car through the city. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back into London with Virgin Atlantic. Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 13: London
Early arrival back into London.
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