9 Day Cuba Explorer
Cruise Havana’s history-infused streets in a classic car and stroll along Trinidad’s cobblestone avenues learning about the colonial past. Tour a tobacco plantation to witness how cigars are made for a taste of iconic Cuban culture and luxuriate in the view of the lush countryside and rolling hills of Viñales. Stay refreshed and take a dip in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea in the seaside town of Cienfuegos. Travelling by private air-conditioned vehicle throughout provides a comfortable way to explore the island.
Destinations: Havana – Valley of Vinales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad
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Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Havana
Day 2 - Havana
Day 3 - Havana to Viñales
Day 4 - Viñales
Day 5 – Viñales to Cienfuegos
Day 6 - Cienfuegos to Trinidad
Day 7 - Trinidad
Day 8 Trinidad to Havana
Day 9 - Havana
Map and Highlights
Explore a side of Cuba that few rarely get to experience on this nine-day adventure. Cruise Havana’s history-infused streets in a classic car and stroll along Trinidad’s cobblestone avenues to the rhythms of music floating from open windows. Tour a tobacco plantation for a taste of iconic Cuban culture and luxuriate in the view of the island’s rolling western hills.
Havana and Vinales
Havana is a vibrant, colourful city that seems to have frozen in time, back in the 1950s. Taking a leisurely stroll down Havana’s seafront drive, the “Malecon Habanero”, or down the cobbled streets connecting the colonial plazas is a fascinating experience. You can start from Cathedral Square and walk towards Plaza Vieja (Old Square), or up Obispo boulevard towards the Capitol building and Paseo del Prado. Do not miss famous sights along the way like The Floridita. This bar-restaurant is the birthplace of the Daiquiri, and a Hemingway’s usual haunt during his time in Havana.
Vinales is merely one and a half hours from Havana by car, and shows a completely different Cuba. Here you’ll find some of the most beautiful and unusual landscapes in the Caribbean. Do not miss the chance to visit a tobacco drying farm and learn how the golden leaves are turned into the world-famous Cuban cigars.
Cienfuegos and Trinidad
The journey from Vinales to Trinidad is a bit long. But there’s plenty to see along the way. You’ll drive along the Zapata swamps where the Cuban crocodile lives and end up at historic Bay of Pigs.
Cienfuegos is another hidden gem in Cuba. Peculiar, in the sense that its architecture shows strong French influences. It is a beautiful coastal city surrounded by verdant mountains and caressed by the Caribbean Sea.
Trinidad is one of the best-preserved colonial settlements in the Americas. Walking down the cobbled streets, taking a steam train to visit the sugar plantations, or venturing into the mountains in search for hidden waterfalls is an experience that will transport you back in time to the 1800s when the area was at the centre of Spanish colonial power and boasted a wealthy economy based on sugar and coffee production.