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G Adventures
Havana to Havana
15 days
Tour code: CCVL

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.

Roaming over its green hills or sailing along its tiny, white-sanded islands, you’ll 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 don’t know even exist. Meander through the lush, laid back communities of Cuba’s "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 you’ve always hoped was real.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO). Local guides. Skipper and assistant/cook while sailing.

Meals

13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Private van, 24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran.

Accommodation

Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts), twin/double bed cabins with shared bathrooms (7 nts).

Included activities

Your Local Living Moment: Havana Homestay, Havana. Arrival transfer. Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio). Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncalí Lighthouse. Beach time (María La Gorda). Las Terrazas visit. Havana orientation walk. Informal Spanish lesson. Sailing aboard a catamaran through the islands of Canarreos Archipelago in southern Cuba (6 nts). Snorkelling, kayaking, and fishing equipment. Bath and beach towels aboard the boat. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Havana
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience. 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.

Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting, Havana Homestay

Day 2
Havana - Viñales
Travel to Viñales. Get familiar with surrounds on an orientation walk, then spend time exploring the beautiful valley.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Informal Spanish Lesson, Orientation Walk

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Viñales
Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

Optional activities:

  • Hiking
  • Cave Exploration

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Viñales - María la Gorda
Travel to María la Gorda, a UNESCO beach town, visiting a cigar factory en route. Opt to go on a sunset boat ride, go snorkelling, or relax on the beach.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Cigar Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
María la Gorda
Enjoy an excursion to Cabo San Antonio with a stop at the Roncalí lighthouse.

Included activities: Cabo San Antonio and Roncalí Lighthouse Excursion

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
María la Gorda - Las Terrazas
Travel to Las Terrazas and enjoy the stunning scenery in this UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its flora and fauna.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Las Terrazas - Havana
Travel back to Havana, and walk through Old Havana wth the CEO. Enjoy a final night in the city with the group.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfast

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

Included activities: Welcome Meeting

Meals: dinner

Day 9
Cienfuegos - Canarreos Archipelago
Wake to breakfast and new surroundings on the way to the Canarreos Archipelago.

Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Canarreos Archipelago
Travel through the islands of the Canarreos Archipelago and spend the next five days soaking in everything these island communities have to offer. Discover paradise among the rustic, sparsely populated islands, go snorkelling, explore secluded beaches or simply relax on deck.

Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 11
Canarreos Archipelago
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.

Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran

Included activities: Cayo Largo Visit, Cayo Rico Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 12
Canarreos Archipelago
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.

Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran

Included activities: Cayo Largo Visit, Cayo Rico Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 13
Canarreos Archipelago
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.

Transport: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran

Included activities: Cayo Largo Visit, Cayo Rico Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 14
Canarreos Archipelago - Cienfuegos
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: 25m (82 ft) Cuba Sailing Catamaran

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 15
Cienfuegos - Havana
Depart Cienfuegos after breakfast and arrive back into Havana around midday when the trip will end. After being dropped off at the hotel your CEO will be able to help with onward travel arrangements.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Departure Day (Activities)

Meals: breakfast

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