ROAD TRIP CUBA
Hit the road during this 15-day road trip in Cuba and drive across the island by rental car at your own pace.
15 DAY TOUR - ROAD TRIP CUBA FROM $1,650.00 USD
Hit the road during this 15-day road trip in Cuba. Drive across the island by rental car at your own pace. Begin your journey in Havana, filled with colonial architecture. After that, drive to Viñales, the centre of the cigar industry. You’ll continue your road trip to Cienfuegos and colonial Trinidad. Your next stop is the little countryside town of Remedios, where time seems to stand still. Your road trip ends with a relaxing trip to the beaches of Varadero. During your road trip you will sleep in cosy family-run bed and breakfasts, called ‘casas particulares’.
PRICE DETAILS - ROAD TRIP CUBA
Travel duration: 15 days/14 nights
Based on 2 persons travelling in low season.
Overnight stay with breakfast, rent-a-car with map, Trinidad Bici-taxi tour, Viñales walking tour, Havana city tour, airport transfers.
International flights or internal flights, car insurance, additional rental car, other meals, entrance fees, optional guided tours/excursions, personal expenses, service fee.
Double room in casas particulares.
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Day 1 – Arrival in Havana
After arriving on the airport in Havana you will be picked up by a driver who will bring you to your accommodation.
Day 2 – Havana
Go on an hour-long tour through the city in a vintage car. Walk with a local guide through the most beautiful and interesting places of Havana and marvel at the colonial architecture.
Day 3 – Havana
Opt to visit to the old Spanish fort, Plaza de la Revolución and the Capitolio. Then drink a Cuban mojito at La Floridita where Ernest Hemingway used to frequent. You could also take an optional excursion and explore the city in a classic American Oldtimer.
Day 4 – Havana to Viñales
Travel to Viñales with your rental car. Viñales is the centre of Cuba’s famed cigar industry. A short drive through the beautiful landscapes of the Piñar del Rio province will take you to Soroa, located in the Sierra del Rosario mountain range. Opt to make a stopover in Las Terrazas, a protected nature reserve. Viñales is located in a green valley where numerous limestone rocks (‘mojotes’) complete the karstic character of the landscape.
Day 5 – Viñales
Today you will walk along the tobacco fields accompanied by a local guide.
Day 6 – Viñales to Cienfuegos
Travel from Viñales to Cienfuegos, approximately a 6 hour drive. Cienfuegos is a city that was once founded by French settlers. Take a walk along the historic buildings in the central square, or over the boulevard along the tropical bay.
Day 7 – Cienfuegos to Trinidad
Travel to Trinidad, one of the oldest cities of Cuba and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8 – Trinidad
Today you will do a bike ride through the city in a Bici taxi. This alternative route through Trinidad is a nice addition to the well-known attractions and gives a more complete picture of Cuban life.
Day 9 – Trinidad
Wander through the cobbled streets of Trinidad along markets and galleries or visit the Museo Romántico. The museum gives a good impression of the wealth of the sugar barons of that era.
Day 10 – Trinidad to Remedios
Remedios is one of the most beautiful colonial places of Cuba. It is a cosy and charming town where you can wander through or just sit at the central square to see the everyday life pass you by.
Day 11 – Remedios
Stroll at your own pace through the narrow streets and next to the colourful colonial houses. Another must is a visit to Cayo Santa María, the largest island of the Cuban archipelago with white sandy beaches. In the summer months you can visit Rancho el Querete in the nature reserve Yaguajay.
Day 12 – Remedios to Varadero, by way of Santa Clara
Travel to the beaches of Varadero by way of Santa Clara. In 1958 Ché Guevara defeated Batista’s army in Santa Clara. On the outskirts of the city you will find the statue commemorating Ché. You can also find the mausoleum and a museum which is fully dedicated Ché Guevara’s life.
Day 13 – Varadero
Varadero is part of a peninsula, and the 21 km long beach of fine white sand is the ideal vacation spot. Your casa particular is just 100-200 meters walking distance from the beach.
Day 14 – Varadero
Opt to visit a number of attractions nearby. The Cuevas de Saturno cave is the perfect spot for swimming, diving or snorkeling. We also recommend a visit to Parque Josone; an open, green oasis in the middle of the thin peninsula.
Day 15 – Return home
Your road trip through Cuba unfortunately comes to an end today.
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