Cuba Complete 10nts fr £1,595

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BOOK BY 30APR’17 & SAVE UP TO
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Thursday departure. Direct flights London Gatwick – Havana, back from Varadero. Virgin Atlantic.

A tailor made option including Havana, Las Terrazas, Vinales, Sora, Guama, Bay of Pigs, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Varadero and more. 

Regional daily departures via Paris or Amsterdam to Havana available with Air France or KLM.

Cuba multi centre tailor made holidays 2017 & 2018.

Immerse yourself in this fully comprehensive tailor made trip, visiting the most scenic and interesting places in Cuba in a stress free way travelling with an English speaking guide. CUBA COMPLETE will allow you to see and experience more than just Havana and Varadero, travelling East to West combining private with shared transfers in a clever way. You will also be spending plenty of time at some of the best beaches in Cuba.

Trip Highlights: HavanaLas TerrazasSan Juan RiverVinales ValleySoroa WaterfallsGuamaBay of PigsCueva de los PecesCienfuegosEscambray MountainsTopes de Collantes National ParkSanta ClaraVaradero.

 

 

YEAR 2017 Adult price from
20 – 30 April £1,945
1 – 17 May P.O.A.
18 – 31 May £1,695
June £1,745
1 – 19 July £1,745
20 – 31 July £1,995
24Aug £1,845
September P.O.A.
October £1,595
November P.O.A.
1 – 15 December P.O.A.
16 – 31 December P.O.A.
     
YEAR 2018 Adult price from
Jan – March P.O.A.

*Fly Virgin Atlantic London Gatwick to Havana on Mondays & Thursdays *

*Fly London Gatwick – Varadero on Sundays  April – October & Saturdays from November’17*

Contact us on sales@allabouttailormadetravel.com or call 0208 469 0516 for a quotation.

PRICE INCLUDES

FLIGHTS

  • Direct flight London Gatwick – Havana, Virgin Atlantic, economy seats.
  • Direct overnight return flight Varadero – London Gatwick, Virgin Atlantic, economy seats.

ACCOMMODATION

    • 3 nights in a standard room with private bathroom on Bed and Breakfast basis at Casa Belen 1850, Old Havana.
    • 2 nights in a Tropical room with Valley views on Bed and Breakfast basis at Los Jazmines Hotel, Vinales Valley.
    • 3 nights in a standard room on All Inclusive basis at the four star Blau Varadero, Varadero ( Adults only Resort ).

TRANSFERS

    • Private transfer Havana airport – Havana hotel ( +/- 25 minutes ).
    • Sightseeing transfer Havana hotel – Vinales hotel (see full details below).
    • Sightseeing transfer Vinales hotel – Trinidad hotel (see full details below).
    • Sightseeing transfer Trinidad hotel – Varadero hotel (see full details below).
    • Private transfer Varadero hotel – Varadero airport (+/- 25 minutes).

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED

    • ATOL Certificate issued at time of booking.
    • Meet and greet at Havana airport on arrival.
    • Havana airport departure tax.
    • Day 3. Entrance and guided tour of Las Terrazas National Reserve. Welcome cocktail at Las Terrazas.
    • Day 6. Entrance to Soroa Orchid gardens and Soroa Waterfall Reserve.
    • Day 6. Return boat transfers and entrance fee to Guama and boat ride to the replica village, entrance to the Crocodile Sanctuary. Three course lunch in Playa Larga area, entrance to Cueva De Los Peces and walking tour of Cienfuegos.
    • Day 8. Entrance to the Art Museum and Casa Café (coffee not included), Che Guevara Museum, Mausoleum and Ten Blindado in Santa Clara. Lunch in Santa Clara.

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Travel insurance, compulsory for entry in Cuba. 
  • Cuban Visas: £15 per person. Please ensure your passports are valid at least six months after your return date from Cuba.

CUBA COMPLETE ROUTE MAP

CUBA COMPLETE ITINERARY DESCRIPTION.

Havana-Malecon

Havana’s lighthouse

Day 1 – Welcome to Havana!

Day flight from Gatwick to Havana with Virgin Atlantic.

On arrival at Havana’s Jose Marti International airport, you will be met by our local representatives who will assist you with your private transfer to your chosen hotel in Havana.

3 nights in a standard room on Bed and Breakfast basis at four star Hotel Telegrafo, Old Havana.

Days 2 / 3 – All About Havana.

Two full days at leisure in Havana.

Day 4 – Havana – Las Terrazas – Coffee Plantation – Vinales Valley.

Local farmer Cuba

Welcome to Pinar del Rio Province

8am. Departure from your hotel in Havana and travel through the exclusive Playa district, where most Ambassadors’ residences are located – the architecture is remarkable in this part of town. Once you have left Havana behind, the road is straight all the way through with very little traffic. About one hour later, you will be entering into the rural province of Pinar Del Rio where your first stop will be at Las Terrazas, a UNESCO preserved Eco Reserve. Las Terrazas is a small village or community with a beautiful lake surrounded by forested hills. It is in these hills that Che Guevara trained his revolutionaries to successfully defend Cuba against the US backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs a significant world event in the 1960’s.

After a brief introduction to the workings of the Reserve – one of the most important in Latin America, you will be visiting a partially restored coffee plantation house set on the hilltop with great views to the coast. Here you will learn a little about Cuba’s association with coffee production and the slave trade. Returning to the village of Las Terrazas, the more adventurous can take an exhilarating wire canopy tour through the tree tops and across the lake. There will also be time to explore the village, enjoy a lovely coffee and snack at Maria’s coffee shop or browse the local artisan workshops.

Continuing down the “autopista” you will then take the road to Vinales and climb up into the mountains towards the spectacular Vinales Valley, terminating at your chosen hotel just after 3pm.

Two nights in a Tropical room with views across Vinales Valley on Bed and Breakfast basis at Hotel Los Jazmines, Pinar del Rio province.

Day 5 – All About Vinales Valley.

Full day free at leisure to relax and absorb the natural beauty of the area.  Daily optional excursions from Vinales include horse riding through the most scenic Valley in Cuba or a day trip to nearby Cayo Levisa Island.

Day 6 – Vinales – Soroa Waterfalls – Sierra del Rosario Mountains – Zapata National Park – Guama Indian Reserve – Bay of Pigs – Cueva de los Peces – Cienfuegos – Trinidad.

Soroa

Soroa Waterfalls

7.30am early departure from Hotel Los Jazmines. Travel East through the beautiful Vinales Valley, taking a short detour along the motorway to visit the Botanical Gardens at Soroa, where the largest collection of Orchids can be found in Latin America. With magnificent views of the rolling palm clad hills of the Sierra Del Rosario the gardens are beautiful and contain over 700 species of Orchid alone. Enjoy a short walk to the impressive Soroa waterfall in a tranquil setting in a small sub-tropical valley.

Continue your journey South East through the Sugar Cane and Citrus plantations towards the UNESCO preserved Zapata National Park where you will be stopping at Guama.

Guama Lodge bungalow Bay of Pigs

Guama in Bay of Pigs

Guama is a replica village of Cuba’s earliest settlers the Taino Indians who lived on the island in the 1100s, the original settlers on the island. Located on a string of small islands and reached by an exhilarating boat ride through the mangroves, there are also a number of life size sculptures depicting the life of these early settlers. A crocodile sanctuary is also located here and you can enter the sanctuary to see the reptiles basking in the sun .

Continue your journey into the Zapata National Park, reaching the Bay of Pigs, the site of the failed CIA backed invasion of Cuba that was repelled by Fidel and Che and their revolutionaries. Visit the museum to gain an insight into one of the major world events from the 1960s and an important date in Cuba’s revolutionary history.

After a relaxing lunch in the area, travel along the South coast as the afternoon progresses and stop at a wonderful oasis of Cueva De Los Peces, a natural salt water pool set in a beautiful and tranquil woodland location. Take an afternoon cooling swim in the waters and spot the huge variety of tropical fish or take a cocktail or a cool beer and sit and enjoy the sun for a while.

Your final stop of the day will be at Cienfuegos, also known as the Pearl of the South, with a strong French colonial vibe and overlooking a beautiful bay. Explore on foot the pebbled streets around the main central square and along the “Malecon” promenade before continuing along the coast road to Trinidad, where you will terminate at your chosen hotel just before dinner time.

Two nights accommodation in a double room on B&B basis at Casa Buri y Nesti, Trinidad Old Town.

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All About Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus

Day 7 – All About Trinidad.

Spend a full day enjoying Trinidad, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 8 – Trinidad – Topes de Collantes – Escambray Mountains – Santa Clara – Varadero.

8am departure from your hotel in Trinidad, heading for the nearby Escambray Mountain range, an area of outstanding natural beauty, spectacular views and one of the most scenic drives in Cuba! Stop en route at the viewpoint looking back at the colonial city of Trinidad and the shimmering Caribbean Sea. Continue deeper into the mountains and pass by simple farmhouses surrounded by sub-tropical vegetation and tall Royal Palms before stopping at the Contemporary Art Museum for a short visit. Housed in the former mansion of a Cuban Senator, the museum houses over 800 pieces from the very best of Cuba’s world famous artists.

After visiting the art gallery, it’s time for a coffee stop and where better than the Casa Del Cafe a rustic coffee shop selling a great choice of locally grown coffee, have one with a nice splash of Cuban rum. Learn about the history and growing processes of Cuban coffee. Your journey continues through the mountains, passing by numerous small rural villages until reaching Santa Clara, a city of major historical significance.

Pearl of the Caribbean escorted tour Cuba

All About Che Guevara!

Visit “Tren Blindado”, the train that was attacked by Che Guevara and the turning point in the Cuban Revolution as well as the final resting place of Che Guevara at the very symbolic Che Mausoleum. There will also be time to visit a museum dedicated to his life before we head for lunch in the city.

After lunch, head West along the very quiet autopista to Varadero, where you will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation before dinner time at your chosen Varadero beach resort.

Three nights accommodation in a standard room on All Inclusive basis at the four star Blau Varadero Beach Resort, Varadero beach.

Days 9 / 10 – All About Varadero.

Relax and enjoy two days at one of the best beaches in Cuba!

Day 11 – Last day.

Morning free at leisure on the beach. After lunch, your shared transfer will take you back to Havana airport.

       

 

 

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