Walking through the pincushion hills, wandering amongst orchids and lush mountain coffee plantationssee another side of the island on this week-long tour through the Garden Province of Cuba. Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates of lore along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let our experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.
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It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Viñales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills.
While you're here, visit a "vega" or cigar factory, to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.
Maria la Gorda's location on the Northwestern tip of Cuba offers some of the best sunsets, beaches and marine life you will find in Cuba, an ideal place for water sports.
Cigar Factory Tour
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 170km)
From María la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the Roncalí lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach.
Cabo San Antonio and Roncalí Lighthouse Excursion
Less than an hour outside of the bustle and hustle of Havana, Las Terrazas is a UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its stunning flora and fauna. Once acres of deforested farmland, today Las Terrazas is a lush oasis after Castro organized thousands of trees be planted. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms and keep your eyes peeled for birds and exotic flowers.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
Travel back to Havana, and enjoy a night in the city with the group.
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 75km)
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Everything I wanted and more. An adventure from start to finish.Overall Rating
I had a fabulous time. I visited towns and sites that I would not have found on my own. I also enjoyed meeting other tour participants from various European countries who appreciate travelling just as much as I do.Overall Rating
The Cuba Libre tour was a relaxing way to see the North of Cuba, led by an extremely friendly tour leader who managed to look totally relaxed yet do a million things to keep our trip on track and running smooth.Overall Rating
It was an adventure I will never forget!Overall Rating
I really enjoyed it, a good mix of physical hikes and beautiful beaches. Was also lucky to have a good group of people.Overall Rating
Great mix of people on the trip, saw and did a lot in 7 days. Great introduction to Cuba- I am recommending the trip now I am home.Overall Rating
G Adventures attracts the sort of people we enjoy traveling with. We finished our trip with the seeds of new friendships, a major benefit of travel. Meeting local Cubans with our guide was a fun and rich cultural experience. Especially dancing in the salsa bars.Overall Rating
Great insight into the west side of Cuba - the culture, history, and environment..plus the opportunity to relax and be as much of a tourist as you want to! I would recommend this as a fantastic introduction to CubaOverall Rating
The only negative about this tour was that it was over so soon :) I enjoyed every day of it!Overall Rating
Very good tour; seemed incredibly laid back after Cuba Colonial but still well worth doing!Overall Rating
Trip Name: Cuba Libre
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 1215
Trip Code: 126394
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