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The Escambray Tour

10 Night Itinerary from £2,6292,123$2,681

Private Individual Tour

Explore Cuba's rich culture and history, admiring the colonial facades in Havana and Trinidad. And relax on a white sandy Caribbean beach

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Unique society, colonial gems and idyllic Caribbean beach

Explore Cuba's rich culture and history, admiring the colonial facades in Havana and Trinidad. And relax on a white sandy Caribbean beach

Travel Highlights

  • Culture, history, colonial splendour and relaxation on the beach
  • Experience the historic centre of Havana with our expert local guide
  • Free time to wander the streets, watch live music and soak in the atmosphere
  • Enhance your stay with our behind the scenes optional tours and excursions
  • Visit historic Cienfuegos as you travel cross-country
  • Be guided around the cobbled streets of Trinidad's colourful colonial centre
  • Enjoy 3 nights of relaxation on a white sandy Caribbean beach

Journey Breakdown

The Escambray Tour
Travel Itinerary

Havana Days 1 - 4

Day 1 - Fly to Havana

Days 2-4 - Exploring Havana

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Fly to Havana

Depart on a daytime non-stop flight to Havana. On arrival, your guide will meet you and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 4 night stay. Your guide will discuss your trip and any questions you may have. 

Days 2-4 - Exploring Havana

Explore and discover the wealth of the culture, history, politics, local life, music and dance that makes Havana such a wonderful place. And enjoy the excitement and lively ambiance in the evenings in the many bars, cafes, restaurants and historic hotels. Perhaps take in a show or visit the famous Casa de la Musica for a great night of salsa music?

We have a wide range of authentic optional excursions available, bookable through your guide when you arrive:

 

  • Walking tour of historical Old Havana
  • Colonial museums of Old Havana
  • Panoramic tour of modern Havana
  • Cuban African heritage: religious dieties and tradition
  • Havana architecture and fine arts
  • Cuban art
  • Dinner at a Cuban family "Paladar": La Cocina de Lilian
  • Rum museum visit
  • Salsa Dance and salsa lessons
  • Tropicana and Parisien cabaret shows
  • Vinales Valley and nature tour
  • Las Terrazas and nature tour
  • "La Serafina" trekking
  • Jeep safari and birdwatching
  • Nature tour at Jibacoa

Santa Isabel

Havana - First Hotel

The Santa Isabel is located in the very heart of Old Havana facing the charming Plaza de Armas (a cobbled square flanked by colonial-era buldings, museums & restaurants). The colonial grandeur of the façade where crystal chandeliers, period furnishings & the Spanish-styled courtyard take one back in time. The hotel has twenty-seven rooms all decorated in a functional style and with a small terrace.

Florida

Havana - Tourist Hotel

Ideally located for those who wish to explore and be close to the city's cultural life, hotel Florida has a Spanish-styled inner courtyard and a piano bar, where Cuban music and jazz are performed live every night. Rooms recall the colonial era, all with private facilities and amenities.

Palacio O'Farrill

Havana - First Hotel

In a very privileged location in Old Havana, a magnificent neoclassic palace is reborn. This First Class Hotel has a restaurant and bar, an inner courtyard with roof light and wide a very old well and a roof-top terrace with a great perspective of the city.

Trinidad Days 5 - 7

Day 5 - Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Day 6 - Walking tour of colonial Trinidad

Day 7 - At leisure in Trinidad

Itinerary Description

Day 5 - Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Today we drive to Trinidad, spending half the day unveiling the secrets of Cienfuegos, also called the Pearl of the South. Enjoy a panoramic tour through the National Monument (La Punta), El Palacio de Valle and El Paseo del Prado. We stroll along the boulevard to visit the monument to one of Cuba's most treasured musicians - Beny Moré, visit the Cathedral, as well as the Thomas Terry Theatre; one of Cuba's oldest and most beautiful theatres. Lunch is included at a local restaurant and the tour and transfer is on a private basis.

We then continue to Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved old colonial city - a simply wonderful place to experience. The historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an almost-perfectly preserved jewel of Spanish Colonial architecture. Trinidad grew rich on sugar from the nearby Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mill Valley), and this wealth is still evidenced in the magnificent colonial mansions, airy courtyards, baroque church towers and Carrara marble floors. The churches, art galleries and museums are all worth visiting, as they allow you to see inside these magnificent buildings.

You will stay for 3 nights at a charming private homestay in the heart of the colonial centre. You will enjoy the comforts of home and perhaps take the chance to practice Spanish and generally learn about the Cuban way of life. 

Day 6 - Walking tour of colonial Trinidad

Enjoy a walk along Trinidad’s historical centre. The city has an extraordinarily dense concentration of old colonial houses, many still inhabited by descendants of the old families. Admire the details of windows and balconies, the spacious interiors, the irregular cobble-stoned streets; all of this in an atmosphere of vibrant music and open friendly people. A visit to one museum is included as well as a complimentary drink at a local bar. 

Day 7 - At leisure in Trinidad

One day to enjoy the local life at your own pace. Life moves slowly in Trinidad, and horses still draw carts along the main street. There are interesting excursions up the hills on horseback or have fresh lobster on the nearby beach. At night soak up the atmosphere on the cafe terraces with live music and salsa dancing.

Hostal Colina

Trinidad - Tourist Homestead

Located in the heart of Trinidad's UNESCO World Heritage centre, Hostal Colina is just moments from the city's biggest square, popular restaurants and the best live music venues. Three spacious rooms are clustered around a large central courtyard brought to life with exotic trees and lush plants and inhabited by colourful lizards. All rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities, efficient air conditioning and a refrigerator.

Within the courtyard there is a welcoming bar and seating area to relax with a drink, as well as areas to receive WIFI (scratchcard required). A fresh fruit and egg breakfast is served each day, as well as an excellent dinner prepared for you on the first night.

Hostal de Vivian

Trinidad - Tourist Homestead

Comprised of two large colonial houses nestled in the oldest part of the city, Hostal de Vivian is a long-established and highly-regarded homestay. Modern rooms come well equipped, each with private bathrooms and quiet air conditioning among the facilities. Throughout the house you will encounter antique furniture and delightful traditional details.

From the rooftop you can enjoy wonderful views across the red rooftops of central Trinidad, a UNSECO World Heritage site. Each day guests enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and a welcome dinner is included on the first night.

Playa Ancon Days 8 - 11

Day 8 - Transfer to Playa Ancon 

Days 9-10 - Relax on a Caribbean beach

Day 11 - Return flight to UK

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 8 - Transfer to Playa Ancon 

You will be taken the short way to your chosen seafront hotel on Playa Ancon, for a 3 night stay on an all-inclusive basis. The hotel is located right on the beach, backed by the Escambray Mountains. Facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room, snorkelling and kayaking.

Days 9-10 - Relax on a Caribbean beach

Enjoy the facilities of your hotel and relax on the white sandy Caribbean beach at Playa Ancon, regarded by many as one of the best beaches in Cuba - bliss!

Day 11 - Return flight to UK

Transfer to Havana Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

The Escambray Tour
Travel Details

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesJan-Jun, 02 Sep-16 Dec 1 Jul- 1 Sep, 17 Dec -31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - £2,629 - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesJan-Jun, 02 Sep-16 Dec 1 Jul- 1 Sep, 17 Dec -31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - €2,123 - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesJan-Jun, 02 Sep-16 Dec 1 Jul- 1 Sep, 17 Dec -31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - $2,680 - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • International flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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