Feel the rhythms of Old Havana, and Trinidad on our unique people-to-people cultural exchange, where you'll learn about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of this fascinating island nation.
HAVANA, TRINIDAD & SANTA MARIA KEY
9 DAYS OF DISCOVERING CUBA
In this historic seaport, long known as the Key to the New World, classic American cars clatter along streets lined with Spanish architecture and pulsating with African and Caribbean rhythms. Old Havana’s Baroque facades, massive-columned palaces, and lush patios whisper tales of Cuba’s colonial past. Everywhere, Spanish, African, Caribbean, and American flavors boil in a dynamic and sensual brew.
The architectural and patrimonial conservation of Trinidad, in the south-central province of Sancti Spiritus, shows the visitor a city frozen in time, where centuries of colonial architecture are expressed in its homes, streets, plazas and squares. For these reasons the city was declared, along with the nearby Valley of the Sugar Mills, World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. In its domains it is possible to enjoy beaches, hiking and a contact with Cuban ancient and modern history.
SANTA MARIA KEY
Cayo Santa María is an island off Cuba’s north central coast in the Jardines del Rey archipelago. The island is linked by road and bridge to the town of Caibarién on the main island. Cayo Santa María is well known for its white sand beaches and luxury all inclusive resorts.
HAVANA, TRINIDAD & SANTA MARIA KEY
DAY 1 - HAVANA
Arrival to Jose Marti Airport. Meet and Greet at Airport and transfer to Hotel in Havana.
DAY 2 - HAVANA
City Tour to discover Havana. Tour sights of the city, including a visit to the Historic Center, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Tour of the four squares, Presidential Palace, Central Park, Capitolio, bar- restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio, visit the Military Complex Morro – Cabaña on the outside area. Lunch at local restaurant. We will continue with a visit to the modern Vedado and Miramar area on a tour of the Malecón. Stop at the University of Havana and the Revolution Square. Return to hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 3 - HAVANA, CIENFUEGOS, TRINIDAD
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Cienfuegos. Tour of the city including the Valley Palace, Tomas Terry Theatre. Lunch at Nautical Club’s restaurant. The tour will continue to Trinidad. Arrival and check in at hotel. Dinner at hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 4 - TRINIDAD
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to visit the city: Romantic Museum and Palacio Cantero, Bar Canchánchara to enjoy a typical cocktail. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure to the Valley of the Sugar Mills to visit the Mirador and Manaca Iznaga Tower Museum. Return to hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 5 - TRINIDAD, SANTA CLARA, SANTA MARIA KEY
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santa Maria Key. We will tour the city of Santa Clara to visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and the Memorial to Action Armored Train. Lunch at hotel Los Caneyes. Departure to Santa Maria Key, and tour of the cities of Remedios and Caibarién. Arrival to Santa Maria Key. Accommodation.
DAY 6 & 7- SANTA MARIA KEY
Days at leisure to enjoy the beach. During day 6 or 7 we will offer the Sun cruise. Accommodation.
DAY 8 - CAYO SANTA MARIA, HAVANA
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Las Brujas Airport to board the return flight to Havana.
Arrival to Havana and transfer to hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 9 - HAVANA
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Jose Marti Airport to board the departure flight.