|1||Depart UK||Arrive into Havana and transfer to accommodation|
|2||Havana||Tour of Havana||B L D|
|3||Havana||Visit to award winning urban farm in Havana||B|
|4||Havana to Santa Clara City||Visits to Finca Coincidencia's ceramic workshop & sculpture garden||B L D|
|5||Santa Clara to Sancti Spiritus||Che Guevara monument and visit to tobacco farmers||B L D|
|6||Sancti Spiritus to Trinidad||Visit Valle de los Ingenios en route to Trinidad. Evening of music and salsa!||B|
|7||Trinidad||Visit to the historical centre of Trinidad||B|
|8||Trinidad||Restful day in Trinidad with optional activities||B|
|9||Trinidad to Cienfuegos||Enjoy some free time in Cienfuegos city||B D|
|10||Cienfuegos to Soroa||Bird watching in the Cienaga Swamp||B D|
|11||Soroa||Enjoy the vibrant art and craft scene and get to know the artisans||B L D|
|12||Soroa to Viñales||Staying in traditional Cuban casa particulares||B L D|
|13||Viñales||Walk the 5km Coco Solo Palmarito Trail||B D|
|14||Viñales to Havana||Explore the Viñales National Park. Farewell dinner in Havana||B D|
|15||Havana||Evening transfer for return flights to UK||B|
Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
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Towering palms, sandy beaches and vibrant towns provide a stunning backdrop to our journey around Cuba, but it is the rare opportunity to learn about and enjoy this intriguing country that attracts people to this tour. The striking friendliness of the people of Cuba enables us to learn firsthand from farmers about the challenges and benefits of organic farming and permaculture techniques, and throughout our tour we see how a unique political setting impacts on the lives of ordinary people.
We visit sugar and tobacco farmers to learn about these historically important crops, and city-based allotments to see how fruit and vegetables are encouraged in the urban areas. Visits to sites commemorating the Cuban Revolution give an insight into the country's complex social history and there'll be plenty of opportunity to enjoy its lively artistic and musical scene.
Our partner Cubania Travel, is a small independent travel agency committed to operating their business and tours in a way that is sympathetic to the local society, economy, culture and environment. Cuba is their passion and their holidays are designed to give travellers a truly Cuban experience with special touches that make them even more memorable.
“Alex was superb! Articulate, very bright, kind, good sense of humour, adaptable”
“Having had such a wonderful time in South India in 2013 I was prepared for this tour to be unable to compare but I was wrong. It was superb”
“Fascinating to learn about the revolution history after having known something of it in our lifetimes”
“The nature walks were wonderful – you get so close to the birdlife and the guides are very well informed”
“Alex was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. He was fascinating to listen to, incredibly knowledgeable and even taught us some dancing”
“All the people were wonderful – very welcoming”
“It was really good to meet the others in the group and get a feel for what we should expect at the Briefing Day”
“I loved meeting the producers who were incredibly passionate about what they did, and very informative about their work and produce”
“I loved the Che memorial at Santa Clara. Being there and reading the letter from Che to Fidel inscribed on the huge pillar in the memorial area, really helped place Che in Cuba’s soul, and really brought home the country’s recent history”
“They do what they say on the packet….and more”
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All accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and typical Cuban ‘casas particulares’
70% meals provided
4 long road transfers
Visits to farmers include an insight into local organic techniques in urban and rural settings
9 tourist visits
2 nature visits
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