PROGRAM THAT SHOW THE CLIENT SOME OF OUR TRADITIONS AND SECRETS,
YOU CAN TRAVEL HAVANA, PINAR DEL RIO, CIENFUEGOS, TRINIDAD AND SANTA CLARA
Reception at the Havana International Airport
Welcome with a Cuban conga at the airport. Welcome by the Solways staff and local guides, transfer to the hotel. You have arrived in Havana, the capital of the Republic of Cuba, its largest city, the main port, its economic-cultural center and its main tourist pole. It is the most populated city in the country. Its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is today one of the best preserved architectural complexes in Latin America and is about to reach its 500th anniversary.
Welcome dinner at the chosen hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning walk through the old part of Havana, the tours include time for photos in all the famous squares, De Armas, Cathedral, Plaza Vieja, San Francisco
Visit a typical agricultural market where Cubans buy their food, visit the neighborhood of Santo Ángel and its small shops. Be part of the community work in the hairdresser’s alley. Visit a typical "bodega" (food store) and a nursing home or senior citizen's home where you will enjoy several activities
Lunch in the city after visiting the gallery of a local artist
Back to the hotel
Free time to enjoy the night in Havana, a typical restaurant with a bar with live music , you will be the protagonist of the night
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in classic American cars to visit the gallery and community of Fuster, known as the Caribbean Gaudí, walk through the "Callejon de Hamel" and enjoy rumba performances. Continue route with a stop to taste a Cuban cocktail that you will learn to make for yourself
Free time for lunch and purchase of some souvenirs
Free afternoon. Later in the night possibility (optional) to attend the new show of the 50 in Copa Room living the dream of Meyer Lansky in Havana
The day begins with a panoramic tour of Havana from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, followed by a visit to the legendary cemetery "Colón" with the largest number of statues in Cuba.
Colon Cemetery is a miniature city of marble, bronze, angels, crosses and allegories. After visit lunch on typical place.
In the afternoon, travel on the “tobacco route” to Pinar del Río, the greenest of all the Cuban provinces with the best tobacco in the world.
Lodging in Casa Particular, Viñales living the experience of Cuban families
Dinner in the houses
- PanoraPanoramic tour through Viñales Valley .You can admire its famous mountains known as “mogotes”. Visit the Casa del Veguero or the House of Benito (home of a tobacco grower) that will explain everything about the cultivation of tobacco. Visit the cave of the Indian, including a short boat ride on an underground river.
Optional climbing of the Mural of Prehistory .These paintings at Mural were done on the mountain by Leovigildo González, a local artist.
Lunch at the friendly "Finca Paraíso" that offers an interesting view of Cuban cuisine, an agro ecological farm. Rest of the afternoon free.
Free time in the houses
Dinner in the village
Transfer to the center of the island, towards Cienfuegos, a city known as the Pearl of the South and characterized by its French colonial architecture. We stop for lunch time at Finca Campesina.
Arrival to Cienfuegos, you will be surprised by the magnificent architectural ensembles that are part of UNESCO's world cultural heritage.
Visit to the statue of the legendary Cuban musician Benny Moré, son of Cienfuegos and one of the most famous musicians in Cuba, walk along its boulevard, visit the Martí main park, the Terry theater
Accommodation in the city
In the evening, visit the Punta Gorda area for a pleasant dinner in front of the sea.
Drive along the coastal road towards Trinidad. En route we will visit the Teatro de los Elementos, one of the most famous community theater in Cuba located on a farm about 4 kilometers outside the town of Cumanayagua,
The Elements began as a "community theater project" made up of recently graduated students from the National Institute of Performing Arts of Havana. His first production took place in one of the most humble neighborhoods of Havana, El Romerillo,
After the enjoyment of genuine folk art with an exquisite fruit tasting we continue to Trinidad, City Museum, founded in 1514,,a jewel of Cuban architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We enjoy a walk to the main square surrounded by the splendid mansions. Guided tour with entrance to "municipal museum" with the beautiful view from its tower. Stop to taste typical honey liquor in the picturesque bar "Canchanchara". Free time, lunch in Malibran or El Dorado.
Visit the Palacio de Congos Reales or the Palacio de la Santería
In the afternoon, walk through the Valley of the Sugar Mills to assess the remains of small sugar mills of the XIX century, visit the "Iznaga ranch" with its legendary "slave tower".
Accommodation in one of the hotels on the Ancon peninsula on an all-inclusive basis
This day is free for leisure, "Playa Ancon" is a good place to relax or enjoy different types of water sports.
You can also enjoy more of the charms of this city stopped in time
On the way back, visit Santa Clara, the capital of the province of Villa Clara. This city has a link with the history of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Cuba. With the famous battle of Santa Clara, Che marked the final victory over the Fulgencio Batista regime. Visit to the monument and tomb of Che and his companions. Then you can extend your vacation to the beach if we continue to Varadero, to Santa Maria or return to Havana to finish the circuit
In Havana lodging and farewell dinner in an emblematic Restaurant
Free time before departure. Transfer to Havana airport to take flight back