Cuba and Havana are the shimmering pearls of the Caribbean where the rhythm of salsa dictates life.
Havana shows its peculiar beauty and outside the city the tobacco fields sway proudly.
This trip will be a lifetime memory and a tribute to the expression Carpe Diem.
Cuba steals a part of your heart – just think of being in Havana and driving around in these amazing cars that the Cubans themselves had to restore for decades when they couldn’t get spare parts when the world turned their backs on them.
Or to take one of their domestic taxis that look like a small eggshell.
Havana is the country’s main port and commercial center.
Day 1 – Arrival Havana
Arrival in Havana and transport to the hotel where we are offered a welcome dinner.
Day 2 – Havana
After breakfast, it’s time to finally go and discover old Havana and to see the great Capitolio building.
After a guided tour of the Museum Havana Club (the classic Cuban rum used in the Mojito and Daiquiri Cocktail), it will be lunch at the famous La Floridita, which Ernst Hemingway often visited.
The afternoon is spent at the Revolution Museum together with a local guide. Incredibly exciting to absorb the history of the revolution and the proud Cubans.
Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana
Day 3 – Havana
After breakfast, our Hemingway day begins and we go to S. Paola. On the way we have a cup of coffee at the home of a typical Cuban family.
We visit the Hemingway Museum and in his beloved fishing village of Cojimar we have lunch.
We stop at the Christ Monument and the Morro-Cabana fort and then continue to an artisan market, where we drink some homemade rum that the farmers make from sugar cane before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 – Havana
The day begins with a good breakfast and continues with a visit to H.C. Andersen preschool to greet the children and participate in their everyday life.
The tour then continues to the Hotel Nacional where we drink a Mojito cocktail in their Hall of Fame.
Now it’s time to discover modern Havana from our panoramic bus. We also pass el Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, a unique cemetery, known for its magnificent sculptures and tombs.
We’ll take a break from sightseeing and have lunch, then continue to Plaza de la Revolución, where we’ll stop to take pictures. The tour continues back to the hotel.
Here we get the chance to roll our own cigars.
Day 5 – Havana – Viñales Valley
After an early breakfast, we will be picked up for a day trip to experience Cuba’s magnificent landscape and visit the town of Viñales.
In Las Barrigonas Pinar del Rio (120 km) we stop for a cup of coffee and visit the cigar factory.
We continue to the Viñales Valley to visit the tobacco plantation, here we also get the chance to roll our own cigars and then also see the amazing painting that the Cuban artist Leovigildo Gonzalez created more than 50 years ago on a 120m high, 180m wide rock face .
Before lunch, we also had time to experience a boat trip on an underground river and a panoramic tour of beautiful Viñales. After lunch we return to Havana.
Day 6 – Viñales Valley – Cienfuegos
The day begins with breakfast and check-out.
The road to the hotel in Cienfuegos will be eventful because we will have time to visit a crocodile farm, take a boat to the Taino village and see the Che Guevara Mausoleum after lunch.
On arrival in the “Pearl of the South”, the city of Cienfuegos, there will be dinner at the hotel.