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Cuba Libre & Sailing
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Roaming over its green hills or sailing along its tiny, white-sanded islands, youll wonder what took you so long to see "the other Cuba." This unique combo adventure on land and water will take you places most people dont know even exist. Meander through the lush, laid back communities of Cubas "Garden Province" and dive into local culture for a night at a unique homestay. Sail aboard a catamaran to tour (and lay on) the secluded beaches of the thinly populated Canarreos Archipelago islands. Experience life in the sun youve always hoped was real.

Latin America

Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Sailing, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Beer Tasting Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 148877
Starts: Havana, Cuba Finishes: Havana, Cuba
You will visit
  • Havana
  • Havana

Itinerary

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Day 1: Havana

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Havana/Viñales (1B)

Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Viñales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills.

Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, there are myriad opportunities to enjoy the area— go horseback riding, hiking, or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

While you're here, visit a "vega" or cigar factory, to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made.

Included Activities:
Cigar Factory Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)

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Day 3: Viñales (1B)

Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

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Day 4: Viñales/María la Gorda (1B)

En route to María la Gorda, opt to stop and tour the world-famous Robaina Tobacco Plantation.

Maria la Gorda's location on the Northwestern tip of Cuba offers some of the best sunsets, beaches and marine life you will find in Cuba, an ideal place for water sports.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 170km)

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Day 5: María la Gorda (1B)

From María la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the Roncalí lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach.

Included Activities:
Cabo San Antonio and Roncalí Lighthouse Excursion

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Day 6: María la Gorda/Soroa (1B)

Travel to the lush mountain resort of Soroa. Known as the 'rainbow of Cuba', the area receives a lot of rainfall resulting in the growth of tall trees and orchids. There are nearby coffee plantations, waterfalls and hot springs for the passing visitor.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)

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Day 7: Soroa/Havana (1B)

Travel back to Havana, stopping at lush Las Terrazas en route.

Included Activities:
Las Terrazas Stop

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 90km)

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Day 8: Havana/Cienfuegos

Enjoy free time in Havana before heading to Cienfuegos in the afternoon to spend the first night aboard the catamaran.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)

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Day 9: Cienfuegos/Archipiélago de los Canarreos (1B, 1L, 1D)

After breakfast, set sail from Cienfuegos and head towards the Canarreos Archipelago.

Transport:
24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran

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Day 10: Archipiélago de los Canarreos (1B, 1L, 1D)

Today we begin to explore some of the the Caribbeans most beautiful islands.

Composed of approximately 350 islets, the islands are known to be more rustic and quiet than many of the other popular Cuban travel destinations.

Relax and enjoy the warm Caribbean air, or take the opportunity to fish. The cook will happily prepare any fish that are caught.

Transport:
24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran

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Day 11: Archipiélago de los Canarreos

Explore the remote and beautiful islands of the Canarreos Archipelago. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters in search of colourful fish, relax on the beach, and dine on some of the best seafood you'll ever have.

Included Activities:
Cayo Largo Visit
Cayo Rico Visit

Transport:
24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran

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Day 14: Archipiélago de los Canarreos/Cienfuegos (1B, 1D)

Wake up and admire the view from the lighthouse in Cayo Guano. Enjoy one last snorkel before sailing back from the Canarreos Archipelago to the town of Cienfuegos. Enjoy some final time on deck, and keep an eye out for fish and other marine life along the way.

Transport:
24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran (7.00-9.00 hours)

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Day 15: Cienfuegos/Havana (1B)

Depart Cienfuegos after breakfast and arrive back into Havana around midday where the trip will end. After being dropped off at the hotel your CEO will be able to help with onward travel arrangements.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio)
    • Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncalí Lighthouse
    • Beach time (María La Gorda)
    • Las Terrazas visit
    • Havana orientation walk
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities, sailing aboard a catamaran through the islands of Canarreos Archipelago in southern Cuba (6 nts)
    • Hotel night at the start of the tour in Havana (1nt)
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), casa particulars (homestay) (2 nts), 7 twin/double bed cabins, all with en suite bathrooms (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, 24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO). Local guides. Skipper and assistant/cook while sailing
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Tour Highlights:
  • Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches
  • Experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay
  • Visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars
  • Sail on a catamaran through the beautiful turquoise waters of the Canarreos Archipelago
  • Stop to snorkel or share a drink with friendly locals
  • Enjoy the slow pace of life in the islands.