10 Day Relaxed Through Havana West & Central Cuba

In Havana, 10 days

Tour Overview

Tour Language(s):
Group Size:
1 - 100
Suitable Ages:
0 - 99
Tour Provider:
Senses of Cuba
West-, Central- and East-Cuba as well as interesting insiders' tips off the beaten tracks. Explore the "Nostalgic Cuba" enjoying a good cigar accompanied by a noble glass of rum and the "New Cuba", more exciting than ever, a country undergoing change with its diverse culture and its unexpected culinary secrets... Feel the beat and experience of the unique flair of Havana with its vintage cars, Hemingway, Tropicana, art, music, and architecture. Discover the world-renowned scenery of the tobacco region of Pinar del Río, Che Guevara in Santa Clara, the by tourism almost untouched city Sagua de la Grande - a hidden treasure - and the colonial charm of Trinidad. On the way, you spend the nights both comfortable as well as in simple, rustic style accommodations or surrounded by nature and beaches.
Tour route map


Arrival with AIRLINE Flight XX000 at xxhxx. Meet & greet at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to your casa in Havana. Accommodation with breakfast: COMFORT Casa Particular

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

In the morning pick-up through your English-speaking guide. The day starts with a visit of one of the most famous tobacco factories, e.g. Partagas, H. Upmann, Romeo Y Julieta, or La Corona. Explore the skilled hands of the "torcedores" (cigar rollers) during their production of the best cigars in the world. Later walking tour through the old town to explore the most important sights and squares: "Plaza de Armas" with the "Palacio de los Capitanes Generales" and "El Templete", "Castillo del la Real Fuerza", "Plaza de la Catedral", "Plaza San Francisco de Asís" and "Plaza Vieja". On the way enjoy a cocktail at Hemingways "Bodeguita del Medio"or on the terrace of "Ambos Mundos Hotel", where he wrote ""For Whom the Bell Tolls". Lunch at a popular private restaurant, e.g. "Antojos" or similar. In the afternoon panoramic tour in an American vintage car of the 50ies around the modern part of Havana. Start the circuit along the "Malecón" passing the magnificent 5th avenue until the residence and diplomat district Miramar with its impressive mansions. On the way aperitif at the legendary "Nacional Hotel" still enchanted by the spirit of the Mafia bosses and other "Celebrities of the 50ies". Dinner in a restaurant with a special ambiance, Casa Miglis. Cuba’s unique restaurant with a creative mixture of Swedish-Greek-Cuban cuisine. It is located in Centro Habana in a very stylish apartment. Accommodation with breakfast: see day before

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

In the morning drive to Marianao to the theatre and sport center Jesus Menendez. Visit a training session of "Havana Queens", the hippest dance ensemble in the city. Authentic introduction to the world of young dancers with a live performance and the possibility to chat with the manager. Continue the journey on the "Tobacco Route" further into the west of the island. Stop at the provincial capital Pinar del Río. Panoramic tour through the "Mogote valley" with its impressing skittle rocks and the picturesque town of Viñales, surrounded by magnificent nature. On the way lunch "criollo" at a tobacco farmer e.g. at the Paladar of "Alberto Vitamina", where the traditional Cuban dish "grilled pork, rice and beans" are cooked with love. (As an alternative its possible to order chicken rather than pork - must be ordered at least 1 day before via the guide.)... Afterward, enjoy an "anti-stress-cocktail" on the Bio-Finca "El Paraíso" or an aperitif at "Balcón del Valle". Both places with panoramic view over the valley. Accommodation with breakfast: Hotel E Central (3*), or similar, Standard Room

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

In the morning a light hiking tour through the stunning tobacco valley with stops at the "bohios" (farmer's houses) of the local farmers called "Campesinos". Continue the journey to the coast on to the fishing village Puerto Esperanza. Still a sleepy nest that does not offer anything particularly new at first sight. But Cuba does have big plans with this district. It is supposed to enlive the surrounded keys with day trips tourism and as well hopefully breathe new life into the small town with a cruise shipping port. Lunch at a private Cuban family offering home-cooked lunch in a tiny private restaurant - a great contrast to the stylish Paladares in Havana - which only a few years ago served their food in the exact same manner. Later passing through the foothills of the Sierra Rosario – UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - up to the eco-community Las Terrazas. After a walking tour through the town with its crafts colony and the ruins of the former French coffee plantation dinner at the local paladar "La Fonda de Mercedes". Accommodation with breakfast: Hotel La Moka (3*) or Hotel Soroa (2.5*), Standard room *Depends to the availability of the hotel La Moka in Las Terrazas, the overnight could also be instead in Vinales, Soroa or Havana. If the overnight is not confirmed in Las Terrazas the dinner would be in another recommendable restaurant close to the confirmed hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

In the morning drive on the almost empty "Autopista", where you see more bicycles and horse carriages than cars to the central part of Cuba. Coffee stop at the farm "Fiesta Campesina" with its mini-zoo up to the legendary bay of pigs (failed landing of the der Cuban exiles 1961) passing Playa Larga and Playa Girón in direction to Cienfuegos. On the way buffet lunch with the opportunity to take a refreshing bath at "Caleta Buena". In the late afternoon walking tour along the main square "Parque Martí" with the renowned "Teatro Terry", where once Caruso performed and continue to the peninsula "Punta Gorda" with the Moorish style "Palacio del Valle" and the white yacht club. Dinner e.g. in the paladar "Villa Lagarto” with views on the bay of Cienfuegos. Accommodation with breakfast: Hotel MELIA San Carlos (4*) or similar, Classic Room

(Breakfast, Lunch and All-Inclusive included)

Continue to the historic Santa Clara, where Che Guevara achieved his most important victory and found his final resting place. Visit of the Revolution Square as well as the Che Guevara memorial. Later continue to the northern coast toward the hidden jewel Sagua La Grande and birthplace of the famous painter Wilfredo Lam - still areal secret for discoverer. Architecture in the neoclassical style of the XIX century as the former "Spanish Casino" and the "Bank of Canada", still witnesses of charm of the past times. Rustic lunch at a restaurant built over the sea on stilts near to the small fisher town Isabela de Sagua with a view on the offshore keys and a sunken shipwreck. Late in the afternoon continue passing a 47 km long dam cross the sea in direction of the island paradise Cayo Santa María. Accommodation with All-Inclusive: Hotel PARADISUS Los Cayos (5*), Paradisus Junior Suite

(All-Inclusive included)

Time for Sun & Beach. Accommodation with All-Inclusive: see day before

(Breakfast and Dinner included) "Parrandas". Walking tour along the its idyllic main square and continue to from tourism less frequented Sancti Spiritus with its romantic "Yayabo bridge". Walkthrough the pedestrian zone and further on to the valley of the sugar mills with the hacienda of the former sugar baron Iznaga and the legendary slave tower with a panoramic view. In the late afternoon arrival at Trinidad – classified as Cultural World Heritage by UNESCO with its impressing colonial architecture. Dinner at e.g. museums paladar "1514" with its unique decoration based on wine glasses and valuable chinaware pieces. Afterward strolling through the romantic musical nightlife with live music and dance listening to Salsa und Son among the locals, e.g. at the stairs of "Casa de la Música" on the main square or at the "Casa de la Trova". Accommodation with breakfast: COMFORT Casa Particular
(Breakfast and Dinner included) The day starts with a walking tour around the cobbled streets and the idyllic squares passing the mansions of the former sugar barons. Visit one of the numerous museums e.g. the city museum at "Palacio Cantero" or the romantic museum in the "Palacio Brunet". On the way stop to enjoy a liquor made of honey in the rustic bar "La Canchánchara". Afternoon at leisure e.g. for an excursion to the Caribbean beach Playa Ancón. Dinner at e.g. paladar "La Redaccion", a former newspaper printer’s. Accommodation with breakfast: see day before
(Breakfast included) On a magnificent panorama route with a view of the sea, passing coffee plantations drive to the mountains of the Sierra Escambray up to the "Topes de Collantes" with its healthy microclimate. Continue through the mountains to the "Autopista", along the expansive citrus plantations in direction of the western part. Detours into the city of the horse carriages Cardenas to Varadero (in case of beach extension) and/or back to the airport of Havana and check-In for your flight back to Europe (or extension in Havana).


2 nights hotel in Havana - COMFORT Casa Particular

1 nights hotel in Hotel E Central

1 nights hotel in Las Terrazas - Hotel La Moka or Hotel Soroa

1 nights hotel in Cienfuegos - Hotel MELIA San Carlos

2 nights hotel in Cayo Santa María Hotel - PARADISUS Los Cayos

2 nights hotel in Trinidad - COMFORT Casa Particular

09 Overnights at the above-mentioned hotels & Casas (according to availability)

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange smilar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost

During the program day 1 to day 10 English speaking Cuban guide

9 Breakfast

5 Lunch

5x Dinner

2 Nights with All-Inclusive at Cayo Santa Maria

Roundtrip in a modern air-conditioned Taxi, Microbus or Minibus with driver.

o With 02 persons in a comfort taxi (Upon request with English-speaking driver-guide)

o With 03 – 05 persons in a microbus or minivan

Transfer Airport Havana – Casa / Hotel Havana and transfer back from the casa in Trinidad to the airport in Havana, if the transfer is on the last day of the roundtrip. In case of an extension or beach extension, the transfer back must be booked additional or organized by the client himself.

Excursions, visits and entrance fees according to the program

Havana Queens Show


International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

Meals and drinks not mentioned in the above program

Programs/Excursions/Activities described as „Optional“ (see supplements in the program)

Additional nights after the end of the round trip (e.g. beach extension in Varadero)

Tropicana Show

 Personal Expenditures

Tips for waiters and live music during the meals in restaurants or paladars

Tips for guide and driver



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