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9-Day Private Cuba with Food, Culture, and Nature

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Day 1 : Miami, FL

Visiting: Miami, FL

Arrive Miami, preferably by late afternoon. The Miami airport hotel includes a complimentary shuttle. Overnight Miami.

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  • Standard Lodging: Pullman Miami Airport Hotel or similar

Day 2 : Fly from Miami, FL to Havana, Cuba

Visiting: Miami, FL and Havana, Cuba

Take the shuttle to the airport. Here easily obtain your Cuba tourist card (approximately US$50/person), usually right at the departure gate (your airline will usually facilitate the card process). Fly to Havana – welcome to Cuba! Join your guide for a visit to Cabana fortress, then lunch at a classic paladar, then enjoy a Revolution Square visit. From there, we’ll head to the private bed and breakfast for check in. Dinner at another distinctive paladar in Old Havana. Then time free to experience night-time in Havana!

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 3 : Old Havana

Visiting: Havana, Cuba

Bici ride (bici’s are like a Cuban rickshaw) in Old Havana continued with a delightful walking tour of all four plazas. Interact with bicycle taxi drivers to learn more about what it’s like to have a private business in Cuba. Tour Ernest Hemingway’s room at Ambos Mundos Hotel in the heart of Old Havana. After lunch, visit the Fine Arts Museum with a Cuban arts specialist. There may be a unique opportunity to see the National Ballet or baseball game depending on schedule and season if anyone is interested.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 4 : Hemingway's home and Cojimar

Visiting: Havana and Cojimar, Cuba

We’ll head to the outskirts of Havana to beautiful Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's home when he was living in Cuba. Afterwards, we’ll continue on to enchanting Cojimar, a small fishing village with a beautiful harbor, and interact with fishermen who are members of the local fishing cooperative. After lunch in Cojimar, visit the handicraft San Jose Market. Dine in one of Havana's many paladares tonight on your own, your guide or tour leader can make excellent recommendations.

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  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 5 : Explore Cienfuegos and continue on to Trinidad

Visiting: Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba

Drive to Cienfuegos. After lunch on the seaside harbor at a paladar, enjoy a short walking tour of historic Cienfuegos before hiking through the refreshing botanical gardens just outside of Cienfuegos. Continue on to Trinidad and dinner in Trinidad.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 6 : Discover Trinidad, a UNESCO city

Visiting: Trinidad, Cuba

Walking tour of Plaza Mayor in Trinidad. Explore the historical UNESCO city by foot, with a visit to a local weaving cooperative. Interact with the inspiring founder of the cooperative and her family. Lunch on your own at one of the many paladares in Trinidad. After lunch, visit the home of a well-known artist who has had international exhibitions around the world. There will be time in the afternoon for free exploring in Trinidad and walk on own. Dinner at a paladar in Trinidad.

  • Meals: BD
  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 7 : Topes de Collates National Park and Cuban culture

Visiting: Topes de Collates National Park and Trinidad, Cuba

Leave for Topes de Collates National Park. Hike to a nearby waterfall and learn about the and fauna of the national park from a park conservationist. If interested, there’s an opportunity to go for a swim. Have a traditional Cuban lunch in the countryside, with roasted pork, yucca and rice and beans. Interact with local Cubans and enjoy live music and dancing at the Casa de la Musica after dinner on own.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 8 : Santa Clara and Che Guevara's mausoleum

Visiting: Trinidad and Santa Clara, Cuba

Head to the beautiful colonial town of Santa Clara in the morning. Visit the main square of Santa Clara and take a trip to a bodega, a local ration store where many Cubans buy their everyday goods. After lunch, head to Che Guevara's mausoleum to visit the final resting place of one of Cuban’s revolutionary heroes. There will be time free in the afternoon for exploring Santa Clara on own or with your guides. Check into your private bed and breakfast. Farewell dinner at a local paladar.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Private bed and breakfast

Day 9 : Fly from Santa Clara, Cuba to Miami, FL

Visiting: Santa Clara, Cuba and Miami, FL

Transfer to the airport, and fly from Santa Clara to Miami. End of services – thank you for joining us to fantastic Cuba!

  • Meals: B

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