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Mini Colours and Aromas of Cuba

Overview

Cienfuegos - 'The Pearl of the South' is your first stop on this whistle-stop Cuban adventure! Explore its beautiful streets and avenues founded by the French, and enjoy picturesque views of the bay.

Spend some time in the stunning UNESCO city of Trinidad - a must-see Cuban highlight! Head on to the nearby atmospheric city of Sancti Spíritus (holy spirit) for a short tour and for the night.

Experience the natural beauty of Cuba with a trip through the Escambray mountain range towards Santa Clara. Enjoy some natural highlights en route before enjoying the sights of Santa Clara - an important revolutionary site.

On arrival back in Havana or Varadero, extend your stay by exploring the capital or enjoying Cuba's world famous beaches!

Itinerary

Day 1: Havana - Cienfuegos
The city of Cienfuegos, known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ is today’s destination. Explore its beautiful streets and avenues founded by the French. Cienfuegos is located in a wonderful bay, where the largest coral of Cuba was discovered. During your visit, you will see the Tomas Terry Theatre and the Valle Palace and learn all about the legends that surround these constructions. Following lunch at a local restaurant, travel the coastal route through the bay of Cienfuegos arriving at your hotel for dinner.

Day 2: Cienfuegos - Trinidad - Sancti Spíritus
Declared an UNESCO heritage site, the atmospheric city of Trinidad has a lot to offer! Visit the Romantic Museum and Bar la Canchánchara for a typical welcome cocktail. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your journey to Sancti Spíritus where dinner will be served at your hotel.

Day 3: Sancti Spíritus - Santa Clara
Begin the day with a spectacular tour through the Escambray mountain range - one of the most important mountain ranges in the country. Pass through Manicaragua, where communities of cultivators produce famous Cuban tobacco and rich coffee; enjoy amazing views of lush green tobacco plantations in this area. Stop and take a refreshing walk along the blue waters of Lake Hanabanilla, Cuba's only mountain lake. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Santa Clara where dinner will be served at a local hotel.

Day 4: Santa Clara – Varadero/ Havana
Explore Santa Clara - a beautiful city famous for its important revolutionary landmarks and the final resting place of Che Guevara. During the city tour visit Park of Carmen and Leoncio Vidal Park, Ernesto Che Guevara Square, where the famous ‘Mausoleum of Che’ is located, and the Armored Train monument. After lunch in Santa Clara, continue to Varadero or Havana.

Fancy some more time relaxing on Cuba's beautiful beaches? Additional nights at a beach resort are available in Varadero - get in touch to add extra beach days to your tour!

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Essentials

Included:
  • Transfers during the tour in an air-conditioned bus
  • Guaranteed fixed departures on set days of the week (Mondays)
  • Guide service throughout the tour
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Assistance in airports and tourist centres as per itinerary
  • Option to extend your stay (additional costs apply)
  • Not Included:
  • Transfers to and from airports at the beginning and end of the tour
  • International flights
  • Accommodation on day 4 (we can arrange this on request).
  • Essentials

    Are you wondering about flights, deposits and other bits and pieces? Here are a few items of essential information that could help with the planning of your trip with Tango Tours. If you have any questions please just contact us.

    International Flights
    Getting to Cuba is straightforward from most areas of the world, but you may find that the choice is bewildering, or you’re not sure about the easiest route. Tango Tours are experienced in planning flights and we are very happy to advise you on the different choices available. Because prices tend to increase closer to your departure date, we advise that you buy your international flight tickets as soon as you have made a decision about your trip. As an ATOL bonded tour operator, we can assist in your purchase of international flights. In fact, your entire tour can be protected under our ATOL licence by booking your international flight with us. Please note that 100% of your flight ticket price is payable on tour confirmation and is non-refundable.

    Internal Flights
    As with international flights, Tango Tours' friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to book your internal flights. Our ATOL licence will protect your whole tour if your internal flights are purchased through us. Please note that flights are non-refundable and 100% of your flight ticket price is payable on tour confirmation.

    Payment
    To confirm your booking with Tango Tours, we require a payment of 20% of the ground-based arrangements and 100% of all flights booked with us. The remaining balance of your tour is then payable 10 weeks prior to departure. For any bookings made within these 10 weeks, the full amount is payable.

    Activities
    We provide brief information about activities/ excursions in the itinerary, if you would like to know more we are very happy to provide more in-depth details. Please note all itineraries may be subject to change.