If you only have 10 days to get to know Cuba, where would you start? This circuit is the answer to your problem. In little more than a week you will visit the main tourist, historical and cultural destinations of the country accompanied by our knowledgeable guides. Departing from Havana, you will travel the largest island of the Antilles from end to end. Are you ready?
Cuba Home Run Tour
The adventure begins in Havana. Tour of the city main streets in a classic car and visit its main attractions accompanied by a guide. The local tour includes the famous Capitol in Old Havana, the well-known Revolution Square and other places on the outskirts of the capital.
You can stay at one of the Mactourism hotels that best suits your needs.
We start the trip to Pinar del Río, the westernmost province of the island. We will visit the famous Viñales Valley, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The tour includes the Indian Cave, with its underground river, the Mural of Prehistory, Rancho San Vicente and the fabulous Los Jasminez Viewpoint.
Departure for Soroa, in the province of Artemisa, the town of the well-known Soroa Orchid Garden. The area has 130 species of Cuban orchids, as well as 700 species from other parts of the world.
In Soroa, you can stay at one of the Mactourism hotels that best suits your needs.
This day we leave Soroa, heading to Guamá (Matanzas), then Cienfuegos and Trinidad
In Guamá (Matanzas) you will be able to visit places of interest such as the Crocodile Breeding Farm, an important facility in the territory that shows the reproductive cycle of the reptile or the Taíno Village, a life-size replica of a village that shows the lives of the Taino aboriginals who once populated the area.
Before arriving to Trinidad we will pass through Cienfuegos, city known as the Pearl of the South, and is located 245 km from Havana.
Enjoy the rest of the evening in one of the accommodation options of Mactourism in Trinidad (Sancti Spíritus).
Trinidad was the third Villa founded by the Spanish Crown on the island. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, Trinidad is currently one of the best preserved colonial cities in Latin America.
We will dedicate the day to the tour of this beautiful city of Sancti Spiritus and its most popular attractions, such as the Romantic Museum, El Cubano Park and the popular Bar La Canchánchara for tasting a typical cocktail from Trinidad, consisting of honey, lemon and “aguardiente” that was created during the 10 Years War of Cuban independence.
Leaving the city of Sancti Spíritus, we will visit the Valley of the Sugar Mills (Valle de los Ingenios), and briefly some other attractions of the province.
This journey the trip culminates in Camagüey with a brief tour of the city and accommodation for one night in any of the hotels associated with Mactourism that best suits your needs.
The second part of the trip focuses on eastern Cuba. The tour continues as scheduled from Camagüey to Bayamo, the famous city of Granma Province.
This journey the trip culminates in Santiago de Cuba and accommodation for a three-night stay in one of the facilities suggested by Mactourism.
Santiago de Cuba City Tour, the second most important city in the country. The tour includes several important tourist attractions such as the center of the city, Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, 26 de Julio Museum, Castillo del Morro and the Church La Caridad del Cobre (Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre), Patroness of all Cubans.
Visit to Baracoa, round trip (departure from Santiago), lunch included. Baracoa was founded on August 15, 1511 under the name of Our Lady of the Assumption of Baracoa. It is the oldest settlement in Cuba after the arrival of the Spanish colonizers and was at that time the first capital of the Island.
Baracoa’s main attractions:
The Municipal Museum Fuerte de Matachín is housed in one of the three fortifications that during the 18th and 19th centuries protected the City of Baracoa from the attacks corsairs and pirates. The exhibits include aboriginal archeological collections and offers a tour through the history of the Cuban first village. It also displays samples of local flora and fauna.
The Iglesia Parroquial, Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción houses The Sacred Cross of Parra which is believed to be the only one to have survived of the 29 crosses planted by Christopher Columbus in the New World.
Departure for Remedios, through Ciego de Ávila. City tour of Santa Clara and its main attractions such as the Revolution Square and the Ernesto Che Guevara Mausoleum.
Return to Havana or Varadero.