Havana to Vinales 2018

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Travel to Cuba in April and get $300 off when you bring a friend along at full price.

6 days off the beaten track on a road trip adventure. We spend two nights exploring the magic of Havana and all of her treasures. You will be staying with a Cuban family, living in the restored majesty of Old Havana and her maze of colonial history.

We venture out to discover artist galleries and home cooked meals in privately owned  "Paladares". Nightlife takes on new meaning as we explore Cuban youth culture; from graffiti artists to hip-hop performers.

By day we visit the north coast and Playas del Este, and an urban agriculture cooperative with a farm to table eats.

At sunset we cross the legendary Bahia de La Habana and ask Cuba's patron saint of safe travel for protection on our journey.

On day three we depart on a road trip to Artemisa and across the Sierra del Rosario mountains to Valle de Viñales. Home to the worlds most well known tobacco harvests.

6 or less persons. Includes all costs on your trip including:  All Meals, Drinks & Accommodation - All Ground Transportation & Airport Pick-Up Drop-Off Service. We also help guide you through visa requirements and make sure you have all of your paperwork in order.

Day 1

  • arrival in Havana, Jose Marti Airport 
  • customs clearance & ground transportation to Old Havana
  • check-in family/home-stay, welcome fresh squeezed juice & snack  
  • orientation and welcome lunch - Old Havana walking tour 
  • 8pm Dinner at family owned "Paladar" restaurant 
  • After dinner we explore the nightlife of old Havana and feast on music and colonial tradition

Day 2: 

  • 8am breakfast at family home-stay
  • 9am depart for Playas del Este  
  • we visit an urban agriculture cooperative and sample some organic fare
  • 1pm Visit to beautiful Playa Santa Maria and soak in the natural beauty 
  • afternoon cocktails and fresh seafood by the ocean
  • welcome home fresh fruit juice and coffee 
  • 7pm dinner at family/home-stay
  • after dinner we head out to experience cuban youth culture and a live music performance 

Day 3:

  • 8am breakfast at family home-stay
  • 9am depart for Vinales (3 hour drive)
  • 11am quick lunch stop at Artemisa for home made ice cream and explore around town
  • Sunset at Los Jasmines lookout and welcome Pina Coladas 
  • Dinner at Family Homestay
  • in the evening stroll the plaza and get to know rural town life. 

Day 4:

  • 4am light breakfast at family home-stay
  • 5am depart on horseback to Los Aquaticos homestead (4 hours)
  • 10am late lunch 
  • in the afternoon we visit with local tobacco farmers and learn about cash cropping Cuba style  
  • 5pm Visit to organic farm cooperative and learn about unique permaculture practices
  • 7pm  Sunset cocktails and a a fresh farm to table experience overlooking the valley.   

Day 5:

  • 8am breakfast at family/home-stay
  • 9am depart for Cayo Jutias (Playa Pilar)
  • We explore rarely visited mountain villages and fishing towns of Pinar del Rio. 
  • lunch seaside on an open local fisherman grill while enjoy one of Cuba's finest beaches
  • 6pm fresh squeezed juice and snacks
  • 8pm dinner at home with our local host family
  • in the evening, experience live music and dancing on the central plaza 

Day 6:

  • 7am breakfast at family home-stay
  • 8am depart to Havana  (3 hour drive)
  • around noon we eat lunch on an old Havana balcony with live music 
  • after lunch we visit one of Havana's most complete Art Cooperative market 
  • Airport Drop-off service and flight clearance