Cuba's Colonial Treasures
Our classic bus tour of Cuba takes you in the heart of the country. In Santa Clara you can retrace the footsteps of the infamous Che Guevara and learn exciting facts about the revolution. During this tour, you will also explore Cienfuegos, one of the most beautiful and most cheerful cities on the island. Stroll through the streets of colonial Trinidad and Havana’s fascinating Old Town, La Habana Vieja. With this trip you’re sure to have a varied and eventful week.
Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Cuba’s Colonial Treasures tour.
Cuba’s Colonial Treasures - Group Tour Itinerary
Today you'll arrive in the colourful and spirited city of Havana. You can book a transfer to the modern Hotel Habana Libre with us or you can choose to arrange your own transportation (optional transfer).
Hotel Habana Libre
After breakfast we'll drive you to Cienfuegos, “the Pearl of the South". On the way, we'll stop at the historic 'Bay of Pigs' and take a lovely boat tour of the Laguna del Tesoro. The tour includes visits to a crocodile farm and a reconstructed Taino village. Afterwards, we'll explore Cienfuegos, where you'll see the gilded Teatro Tomas Terry and the Palacio del Valle, a beautiful building with Moroccan design influences. Tonight you'll stay at the comfortable Hotel Jagua.
Hotel Jagua Breakfast
Today we'll travel through the Sierra del Escambray Mountain Range. Nature lovers will especially enjoy their time at the Topes de Collantes National Park, which also offers natural spa treatments. This extraordinary natural area is home to many different plant and animal species. After connecting with nature we'll go to Trinidad. Tonight you'll stay at a casa particular.
Casa Particular Breakfast / Lunch
Today you can explore Trinidad on your own. Stroll through Trinidad's colourful, car-free old town and discover neighbourhoods where it feels as if time is standing still. We highly recommend that you to try one of the region’s traditional drinks - Cancháncharas. In the afternoon we'll take you to the Valle de los Ingenios where you'll visit Torre Iznaga watchtower. This tower was formerly used to oversee slaves working in the sugarcane fields. We'll spend the night at a casa particular.
Today we'll take you back to lively Havana. On your way back, you'll stop in Santa Clara and visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial. Spend the night at the elegant Hotel Habana Libre.
Hotel Habana Libre
The historic centre of Havana – La Habana Vieja - is waiting for you. Today we'll take you on a guided tour. At the Parque Central, the gate to the old town, you can see baroque and Jugendstil buildings right next to each other. Enjoy stopping at the famous restaurants where Hemingway enjoyed countless Mojitos - La Bodeguita del Medio and the La Floridita, and at the Havana Club Rum Museum you'll learn everything there is to know about the famous Cuban Rum. Later on we'll have lunch at a small, local restaurant. Tonight you'll stay at the lovely Hotel Habana Libre.
Hotel Habana Libre Breakfast / Lunch
It’s your last day in sunny Cuba. We can arrange transportation to the airport for you if you'd like (optional transfer). We'll also happily help you extend your stay in Cuba if you're not quite ready to leave. We hope to see you again soon!