Cuba: Salsa & Snorkelling

Resort: Cuba: Salsa & Snorkelling
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Cuba
Price From: £919.20

Over View

Theres more to Cuba than sandy beaches and cigars. Beyond its beautiful coastlines and tobacco farms lies a place filled with more adventure than you can imagine. Dive into the ocean for incredible snorkelling, learn to whip up some of the finest mojitos from the local experts of Playa Larga, and find your rhythm as you salsa dance in the cradle of the Cuban Revolution. Whether youre in it for the food or the fiestas, this 15-day venture will have all the ingredients needed to spice up your journey.

Itineraries

Day 1
Havana

Arrive at any time. Tonight take the opportunity to connect with your fellow travellers. Seek out some live music and break the ice in one of the city’s iconic hideouts while toasting with mojitos to the beginning of an amazing holiday.

Day 2
HavanaViales

Enjoy a walking tour of Old Havana, including a visit to Fuster s project in Jaimanitas district. Travel through a rich agricultural area en route to Viales where both sugarcane and tobacco are grown. Visit a vega (tobacco plantation) to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made.

Day 3
Viales

Enjoy an orientation walk then a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

Day 4
VialesPlaya Larga

Set off for laid-back Playa Larga, stopping along the way to enjoy beach time and snorkel in the Bay of Pigs. On arrival in Playa Larga, learn how to make a mojito from a local expert, and be sure to sample the goods!

Day 5
Playa LargaRemedios

Set off through the countryside to Santa Clara. Step into Cuban history, and visit the Che Guevara mausoleum and museum. Continue on to colonial Remedios, and soak up the culture in this town that is often overlooked.

Day 6
RemediosGibara

A long travel day will be rewarded with stunning beaches set amidst green hills that early explorers described as the most beautiful coastline they had ever seen.

Day 7
GibaraBaracoa

Continue to Baracoa. The area offers everything from beaches, to hiking opportunities and museums.

Day 8
Baracoa

Explore Cubas rural communities on a tour led by residents of Baracoa, a G Adventures for Good-supported project. With free time, opt to hike near El Yunque or explore the breathtaking beaches for which this area of Cuba is famous.

Day 9
BaracoaSantiago de Cuba

Drive along the rugged coast towards Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the Cuban revolution and home of son rhythms. Santiago has a vibrant traditional music scene that will entice even the shyest dancer out to experiment with some salsa moves.

Day 10
Santiago de Cuba

Enjoy a free day in Santiago. Explore this Afro-Cuban city by visiting important revolutionary sites, like the Moncada Barracks.

Day 11
Santiago de CubaSierra Maestra

Transfer to Bayamo and take an orientation walk. This afternoon, travel to Sierra Maestra.

Day 12
Sierra MaestraCamagey

Embark on a hike through the Sierra Maestra mountains in the footsteps of Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro and learn more about Cuba’s history. Transfer west across the island to Camagey.

Day 13
CamageyTrinidad

This morning, hop in the back of a bicitaxi (bicycle-taxi) to tour Camagey’s markets and plazas. Later, travel to beautiful colonial Trinidad, and get a feel for the city’s energy on an orientation walk. Enjoy an included salsa lesson, then try out some new moves on the town.

Day 14
Trinidad

Enjoy free time in Trinidad. Opt to hike in nearby Topes de Collantes National Park to see the Salto del Caburni waterfall, or visit Ancn Beach for diving, snorkelling or lounging. Savour a local dinner as a group hosted by one of the homestay families, then head out for a Big Night Out.

Day 15
TrinidadHavana

Return to the bustling capital, stopping off at Cienfuegos along the way.

Day 16
Havana

Depart at any time.

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