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Cuba Road Trip From Santiago To Havana: Cities UNESCO Sites 

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Welcome to Cuba a magical island full of charm and with a lot of Caribbean flavour. In this exciting tour in hotels and apartments and by rental car we will visit, among other more cities:• Santiago de Cuba: Cuba's second largest city is proud of its heroes, beautiful squares and a vibrant musical tradition.• Camagüey: The historic center of Camagüey, considered the largest and best preserved on t...

Welcome to Cuba a magical island full of charm and with a lot of Caribbean flavour. In this exciting tour in hotels and apartments and by rental car we will visit, among other more cities:

• Santiago de Cuba: Cuba's second largest city is proud of its heroes, beautiful squares and a vibrant musical tradition.

• Camagüey: The historic center of Camagüey, considered the largest and best preserved on the island, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visitors delight in the luxurious churches of the city and the winding maze of streets, once designed to confuse the wandering pirates.

• Trinidad, meticulously preserved, offers a window into the past, with extensive palaces and colonial squares, traces of sugar cane sugar mills and sheds of former times.
• Cayo Santa María will welcome you with its beautiful beaches full of life and mangroves. An unforgettable tour to fall in love with Cuba and its history.
• The city of Cienfuegos exhibits a group of buildings of outstanding architecture declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO in 2005.

• Havana with its impressive historic centre declared a cultural heritage by UNESCO.


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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival at Antonio Maceo Airport

Transfer to the hotel, very close to the historic centre of the City of Santiago de Cuba. From its privileged geographical location, the visitor can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, with its steep streets, red roof tiles and impressive mountains that surround it.

Visited:
Santiago de Cuba
Accommodation
Night at Imperial Hotel (Santiago de Cuba)

Day 2: Santiago de Cuba and its monuments

Breakfast at the Hotel. Visit to the Castle of El Morro (World Heritage). Visit to the Basilica de la Caridad del Cobre. Lunch at the Punta Gorda Restaurant with a drink.

Included, after a nautical walk around the Morro and the Cayo. Guide service.

Visited:
Santiago de Cuba
Accommodation
Night at Imperial Hotel (Santiago de Cuba)

Day 3: Free day

Breakfast in the hotel. Pick up of the rental car.
Free day in Santiago de Cuba.

Visited:
Santiago de Cuba
Accommodation
Night at Imperial Hotel (Santiago de Cuba)

Day 4: Mooving to Holguin

Departure to Holguin. This is a province with great cultural wealth that offers a variety of alternatives to experience and enjoy. Take a tour of the coastal town of Gibara, home of the International Festival of Poor Cinema. Take a ride aboard an old steam train. Visit the place where Fidel and Raúl Castro were born. And explore the large number of places of interest in and around the squares of the city of Holguin.

Accommodation: Private house

Visited:
Santiago de Cuba, Holguin

Day 5: Make the most of Camaguey

Departure to Camaguey. We recommend visiting the legendary Tinajones City, with its narrow streets, churches, squares, a colonial atmosphere. Some places that you should not miss on the tour are: Plaza de la Revolución and Campestre Park. It crosses the colonial squares like San Juan de Dios and the Carmen, knows the Talleres - Galleries of artists dispersed by the city, visits Catholic Church La Merced. Another special attraction is the traditional music at Casa de la Trova.

Accommodation: Private house

Visited:
Holguin, Camagüey

Day 6: The museum city of Cuba

Departure to Trinidad. Trinidad is "the museum city of Cuba". Meticulously preserved, it offers a window into the past, with extensive palaces and colonial squares, traces of sugar cane sugar mills and slave barracks of the past. Admire the Spanish colonial architecture, touring the picturesque cobbled streets of this city. We recommend a trip through the Historic Centre. Visit the artisan market, the Casa del Alfarero and La Canchánchara.

Visited:
Camagüey, Trinidad
Accommodation
Night at La Ronda Hotel (Trinidad)

Day 7: Enjoy Cayo Santa Maria's landscapes

Departure to Cayo Santa María. Mangroves and estuaries, flamingos and pink spatulas, sun-bleached sand and turquoise waters, make this small corner a perfect refuge.

Visited:
Trinidad, Cayo Santa Maria
Accommodation
Night at IBEROSTAR Ensenachos (Cayo Santa Maria)

Day 8: Relax day in Cayo Santa Maria

Free day to relax and enjoy the waters of the Caribbean.

Visited:
Cayo Santa Maria
Accommodation
Night at IBEROSTAR Ensenachos (Cayo Santa Maria)

Day 9: Free day

Free day to relax and enjoy the waters of the Caribbean.

Visited:
Cayo Santa Maria
Accommodation
Night at IBEROSTAR Ensenachos (Cayo Santa Maria)

Day 10: Exploring Santa Clara

Departure to Santa Clara. You will find fascinating sites of historical importance, commemorating the achievements of the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, including the mausoleum containing his remains and several museums documenting his life. To the west is the city of Remedios. This captivating colonial city is home to the famous Parrandas de Remedios, a festival adorned with fireworks, allegorical floats and dance in the streets, held every December. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Hanabanilla Reservoir, one of Cuba's largest lakes, renowned for its excellent perch fishing, and the imposing Escambray Mountains.

Accommodation: Private house

Visited:
Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara

Day 11: Cienfuegos "The pearl of the south"

Cienfuegos is a charming beachfront town. Its picturesque nautical environment has earned it the nickname "the pearl of the south", an appeal that has lasted for centuries. The unique culture of Cienfuegos is attributed to its ancestry as a French enclave. The city exhibits a group of buildings of outstanding architecture declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. It is recommended to visit: Arc de Triumph, House of the Founder, Cathedral of the Purísima Concepción, Palacio de Valle, Castillo de Jagua, Tomas Terry Theater. No visit to Cienfuegos would be complete without a car ride along the Malecon, the seafront promenade that offers panoramic views of the sparkling coastline and vibrant nightlife.

Visited:
Santa Clara, Cienfuegos
Accommodation
La Union (Cienfuegos)

Day 12: Havana and its historical monuments

Departure to Havana. This is the largest city in the Caribbean and one of the most culturally rich urban centers in the world, whose colonial past is evident in the variety of impressive castles, cathedrals, mansions and museums. The historic neighbourhood of Old Havana is a fascinating site designated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, with more than 900 historical monuments, including the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral Square. Hand back your rental car.

Accommodation: Private House

Visited:
Cienfuegos, Havana

Day 13: Old Havana City Tour

Breakfast at the Hotel. City Tour Private by Old Havana. Walking tour through the Historic Centre, with its squares (Plaza de Armas, San Francisco de Asís, Plaza Vieja and the Cathedral), fortresses and buildings built by the Spanish between the 16th and 19th centuries. Visit in transit to La Bodeguita del Medio, the Floridita, the Capitol and main streets. Lunch on local palate. In the afternoon pick up at the hotel, Panoramic city tour in old cars through Modern Havana. Free night.

Accommodation: Private House

Visited:
Havana

Day 14: Departure Day

Departure from Havana. Private transfer from the Hotel to José Martí Airport.

Visited:
Havana

Santiago de Cuba Holguin Camagüey Trinidad Cayo Santa Maria Santa Clara Cienfuegos Havana

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,400 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person from May 1st to October 31st, 2017$2,410

Included in price:

  • Assistance at the airports
  • Rental Car (economic category and mechanical transmission) (No insurance or fuel included)
  • Anglophone guide service during the Tour in Havana
  • Accommodation on BB in Private House (Luxury) in Havana, Holguin, Camaguey, Santa Clara, Accommodation on BB Imperial 4* or similar destination in Santiago, La Union 4* Hotel or similar destination in Cienfuegos, La Ronda 4* or similar destination in Trinidad andIberostar Ensenachos Hotel 5* All Inclusive Formula or a similar destination in Cayo Santa María
  • As courtesy a cell phone for 24 hrs assistance

Not included in price:

  • International and domestc flights

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