Tour Long Weekend in Havana - Viñales

DEPARTURE: Wednesday - RETURN: Sunday

5 days - 4 nights

Summary of the program


Havana, Capital of Cuba, is a wonderful city full of history and traditions. During this tour, travelers will visit the best places in Havana, as well as the Viñales mountain range, one of the largest natural reserves on the Island. As always, there will be plenty of tasty Cuban food, as well as visits to places of historical and cultural value.

Highlights: Old Havana walking tour - Art Craft Market - Ernest Hemingway fishing village - Fusterland art community project - Valley of Viñales - Benito´s Tobacco fields - Cuban Art Factory (FAC)

Itinerary

The itinerary is subjected to change according to local conditions, such as traffic, weather or availability of the cultural project.

Activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guest one or two weeks prior to departure.

Check in begins roughly at 3:00 pm (Eastern Time). The tour star time will vary slightly depending on flight arrivals. 

Airlines recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure

  • 1

    A representative of Cuba Bien travel agency will meet you at Miami International Airport to help you check-in your flight to Havana.

    After a 45 min flight you will be at Havana International Airport ‘José Martí’. Upon arrival you will clear immigration and proceed to pick up your luggage. It might be a slow process. The terminal has only 2 carousels.

    Outside the terminal you will be welcome by a Cuba Bien staff member and your local guide.

    Pick up by a comfortable bus and transfer into the city of Havana for a panoramic tour (starting with ¨Plaza de la Revolución¨, University of Havana, Habana LibreTryp Hotel, La Rampa and Calle 23 down until Miramar neighborhood through El Malecon).

    Lunch at a local paladar, the name Cubans give to a family own restaurant.

    Check in to casa particular/ hotel in a nice neighborhood in Havana.

    Welcome Dinner at a local paladar.

    Return to your casa particular / hotel.

    All meals included


  • 2

    Breakfast at casa particular / hotel

    Tour on an old 1950`s cars to transfer to the first square San Francisco and make a walking tour of Old Havana visiting the museum of the best rum of the world.

    Lunch at a local paladar.

    After lunch you will visit The Art Craft Market Almacenes San José, the artisan's market in Old Havana. This is a space created for local artists and sellers of handicrafts to display and offer travelers some of the most beautiful souvenirs in Cuba.

    On the way to return to casa particular / hotel you will enjoy a panoramic tour around Paseo del Prado, Parque Central and El Capitolio.

    Dinner at a local paladar and visit The San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress for the 9 pm ceremony of the cannon shot that it will sound in all the main city of Havana. 

    All meals included


  • 3

    Breakfast at your casa particular / hotel.

    Visit the Ernest Hemingway’s Museum at Finca Vigia.

    On the way back lunch in paladar at the fishing village of Cojimar home to the boatman Gregorio Fuentes friend of the known writer Ernest Hemingway and inspiration of one of his novel The Old Man and the Sea.

    This afternoon you will visit Fusterlandia, a fantasy land created in a middle class neighborhood in Havana. This colorful and unique cultural imprint was created by the plastic artist Jose Fuster, who many call the Picasso of the Caribbean. A walk through the streets of this neighborhood to catch the bold mosaics popping up in front of you embedded onto fences, facades, roofing, doors, and even street poles.

    Return to casa particular / hotel.

    Dinner at a local paladar.

    Visit to the Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC) where you will enjoy the contemporary art exhibitions and the live music.

    Back to your casa particular / hotel.

    All meals included


  • 4

    Breakfast at casa particular / hotel.

    Departure to the Westerm province of Cuba, Pinar del Rio, to visit the Valley of Viñales justly ranked among Cuba´s most beautiful landscape an expanse of lush green surrounded by rock formations with vertical sides and rounded tops, called Mogotes (pin-cushion hills).

    Visit to a tobacco field in the Finca Benito to learn since the beginning the procedure to make the world famous Habanos.

    Lunch at the farm Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso.

    Heading to Havana stop at the Mural de la Prehistoria, colored mural of prehistoric men and creatures which depict the evolutionary process in the mountain chain of Sierra de los Organos. It was finished to be painted in 1962.

    Farewell Dinner at a local paladar. After Dinner you will attend an evening show called Legendarios del Guajirito with live music from new and old members of the famous Buena Vista Social Club. 

    If you wish to stay a little longer your guide will let you know how to get a taxi back on your own.

    All meals included


  • 5

    Breakfast at casa particular/ hotel.

    After breakfast check out of the casa particular/ hotel.

    Bus will take passenger to the Havana Airport to return flight home. Airlines recommend arriving at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure.

    All meals included


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