From 2,382
Destination:
Available from:
23 March 2023
Available to:
19 October 2023
from:
Paris + 14 cities
Duration:
5 to 14 nights
Travellers:
1 to 12
Star rating:
superior
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This 7-day, 5-night tour will allow you to meet the people of Cuba for an authentic Cuban travel experience while introducing you to the archipelago’s must-see places of interest. As soon as you arrive, you will experience the heartbeat of the capital city in a walk-through of the main attractions of Old Havana when you visit authentic Cuba. This neighbourhood is one of the most remarkable urban complexes in the Caribbean Cuba. Cobbled squares, palaces, museums, colourfully decorated houses, colonial architecture, historical sites, defensive fortifications, and narrow streets – all will be revealed by La Habana Vieja – the Old City.

You will experience the people of Cuba first-hand when spending a night at the home of a Cuban family, before heading to the rural region of Pinar del Río for an authentic Cuban travel experience to meet local farmers and discover their tobacco and coffee plantations. This experience to visit authentic Cuba will be complemented by a visit to a tobacco curing house, the Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden, a waterfall, a cave, a mural of prehistoric animals, a crocodile farm and the limestone cone towers of the Sierra de Los Órganos mountains overlooking the Viñales Valley World Heritage site. Your further exploration of the archipelago  will include: the Montemar Natural Park which was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2001, another biosphere reserve known as the Zapata Marshes or Zapata wetlands 2022, the Boca de Guamá wetlands, the port city of Cienfuegos nicknamed the pearl of the south, the city of Trinidad Cuba with its rich architectural heritage, the valley of Los Ingenios 2022 with its old sugar mills, the colonial centre of Sancti Spiritus, one of the oldest Cuban European settlements with its superb architecture, the municipality of Santa Clara, home to the Che Guevara museum Santa Clara and Che Guevara mausoleum Santa Clara, and, finally, the seaside resort of Varadero where your 5-star all-inclusive hotel waits to welcome you in this unmissable authentic Cuban travel experience as you visit authentic Cuba.

From 2,382 per person for 7 days and 5 nights. Non-contractual information as of 28 May 2024.

 

The cities of departure are: Bordeaux, Brussels, Basel, Geneva, Lille, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse.


  • Live like a Cuban when you spend two nights in a superior private home where you will experience a coffee and cocktail tasting and meet with Cuban farmers.
  • You will visit World Heritage sites and discover lesser-known landmarks, all the while accompanied by a French-speaking guide.
  • This is a small group trip that culminates in a stay in a 5-star seaside hotel that offers a variety of facilities and activities for your enjoyment.
  • Formerly a Spanish colony, the Cuban archipelago was attacked many times by privateers, smugglers and pirates whose reign of terror in the Caribbean Sea waged from the 16th to the early 19th centuries.
  • With more than two million inhabitants, Havana is the largest city in the Antilles. In the mid-18th century, it was the third most highly populated city in the Americas, after Lima in Peru and the Mexican capital, Mexico City. At the end of 2019, Cuba celebrated its 500th anniversary in honour of Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Caribbean island in the late 15th century.
  • Cuba’s founding name is San Cristobal de La Habana which is the name given to Cuba’s famous cigar brand. The cigar is rolled from Cuban-grown tobacco that is harvested and processed in the country. The tobacco plants for Cuban cigars are all grown in the region of La Vuelta Abajo, in the western part of the island.
  • In the event of cancellation under Covid-19 restrictions, you will receive a full refund.
  • You can extend your stay at the Melia Peninsula Varadero 5-star hotel.
  • Departures are guaranteed from 2 people to a maximum of 8 people. Medical insurance is required by Cuban authorities for tourism travel.