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$2,249.00 USD



Seasonal - Colourful Caribbean Island

Seasonal  - Colourful Caribbean Island

Multiple ​Departures:  Nov 15, 2014 | Dec 27, 2014

Explore the charm and nightlife of Havana, visit the Palacio de Valle in Cienfuegos, learn salsa in Trinidad, lay on seemingly undiscovered beaches and have dinner under the stars in the middle of a tobacco field in Vinales.

Enjoy a relaxing weeklong adventure exploring the white sand beaches and spectacular scenery of Cuba. The history and culture of this colourful Caribbean island, together with its friendly residents, make it an fantastic region to discover. Wander past Havana's glittering colonial architecture, breathe in Soroa's clear mountain air, relax on Playa Ancon's vast white beaches and soak up Trinidad's unrivalled ambience. From old cars to fragrant cigars and with plenty of salsa in between, this trip is the perfect introduction to all things Cuban.

Included Activities

  • Group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • Group leader day before tour starts for early-birds
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Dinner party at Farm in Vinales - including dinner and drinks
  • A homestay group dinner in Trinidad or Cienfuegos
  • Orientation walk afternoon of Day 7 (Havana)
  • Tour of Orquid Garden (Soroa)
  • Introductory Group Salsa Lesson (Trinidad)
  • Walking tour of Vinales Valley (Vinales)
  • Visit to Che Guevara mauseleum / museum (Santa Clara)
  • Excursion to Javira Waterfall (Trinidad)
  • Afro-Cuban folklore show (Trinidad)
  • Entry to Palacio del Valle (Cienfuegos)
  • Private transportation throughout
  • Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss.

Not Included -  International Airfare, Departure Transfer,  Visa and passport fees, Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary, Tips, Departure tax (25 CUC)

Accommodation - 4 Star Hotels (4 nights) & Homestays (3 Nights) 

Physical Rating - You are required to carry your bag on and off bus, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.

Culture Shock - The trip includes a range of accommodation. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Group Size - Maximum of 16 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 2 people travelling.

Budget - Allow USD $500 for meals not included.



Gay Cuba Tour

Day 1 Havana

The best way to explore this world of colonial buildings, elegant plazas, vintage cars and cigar-smoking musicians is by foot. Visit the Plaza de la Revolucion and pass giant monuments to legends Che Guevara and Jose Marti. The striking baroque facade of the Catedral San Cristobal de la Habana is a must-see.


Day 2-3 Vinales

One of Cuba's most attractive areas, the fertile valleys and distinctive limestone 'pin-cushion' hills are well worth exploring. Mix with the friendly Vinales locals and dance the night away after enjoying a tobacco farm visit and dinner under the stars.


Day 4 Cienfuegos

Head to the Casa de la Cultura Benjamin Duarte, where it's possible to climb a tower for stunning coastal views over this important port city. Stop by the Palacio de Valle, the architectural pride of Cienfuegos. For a local pick-me-up why not try a Cuban coffee - just be warned it's served strong, black and super-sweet.


Days 5-6 Trinidad

Take time to explore Trinidad's Spanish-style churches then head to Playa Ancon, a white sandy beach where many hours will no doubt slip lazily by. Snorkel over Cuba's colourful underwater world or hire a bike for a relaxing pedal around town. Practice your best salsa moves at one of Trinidad's famous music venues or admire the rhythm of the locals while sipping a minty mojito.


Days 7-8 Havana

Tour the vibrant orchid gardens of Soroa and also stop in Santa Clara to visit the Che Guevara mausoleum and learn about his legend and life - be sure to see the impressive bronze statue of Che bearing his rifle. Back in Havana, there is time for a final night of salsa.



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Aditional pricing info

​Departures: Dec 27, 2013 | Feb 22, 2014 | Dec 27, 2014