Touring Beautiful Cuba
This 8-day tour of Cuba takes you from bustling Havana to the westernmost part of the spectacular island. On the way you'll find many beautiful national parks and plenty of variety. If you like, you can cycle through the Viñales Valley, snorkel or dive in the Caribbean Sea, or climb the high rope course at Las Terrazas.
Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Essential Cuba tour.
Essential Cuba - Group Tour Itinerary
After breakfast you'll head toward the Pinar del Rio province. Along the way we'll stop at a tobacco factory for a guided tour. Here an expert will teach you how the famous Cuban cigars – puros – are rolled. Afterwards, you'll continue to Vinales. This small and beautiful town is found amid tobacco fields and towering Mogotes – flat-topped limestone formations. Tonight you'll stay at a casa particular.
Casa Particular Breakfast
Today you're free to do as you please! Visit the Cueva del Indio or take a horseback tour through the lush Vinales Valley, characterized by fields of green tobacco and sugarcane. You have a variety of options to choose from today but all activities optional. Spend the night relaxing at a casa particular.
This morning we'll drive you to the far west of the island. Here you'll discover the Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, and the little town of Maria La Gorda within it. Spend a few relaxing days enjoying this area’s stunning beaches! Tonight you'll stay at the tranquil Hotel Maria La Gorda.
Hotel Maria La Gorda
Today you'll go on an exciting excursion to Cabo San Antonio where you'll visit the spectacular Roncalli lighthouse. In the afternoon you'll have some time to swim or snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea by the beaches of Maria La Gorda (optional). Enjoy another restful evening at the Hotel Maria La Gorda.
Hotel Maria La Gorda Breakfast
Before you head back to Havana today you'll stop at the beautiful Las Terrazas nature preserve, located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains. The 25 ha area has been declared a World Heritage Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is one of the most beautiful natural spaces in the Caribbean. Your accommodation tonight will be a casa particular.
Casa Particular Breakfast
Today is your last day is summery Cuba. We hope that you enjoyed your trip! We can arrange your transfer to the Havana international airport if you'd like (optional transfer). If you’re not yet ready to leave we'll gladly help you extend your stay in Cuba and book a few more days in a Havana hotel for you!