A Different Idea
Habana, Viñales, Trinidad, Camaguey, Holguín, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba
A different idea travel to cuba from canada. A different idea of travel, because we leave everything to your imagination, to your fantasy. We guarantee you only where to sleep and transport at the time you want to move. The rest you plan when you want. Although you can always ask us for a suggestion.
Duration: 23 Days. Adaptable to the needs of each one.
Visit to: Havana, Viñales, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Camagüey, Santa Lucía Beach, Guardalavaca, Cayo Saetía, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba
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If requested, the return flight / airport transfer supplement will be quoted independently.
Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel or private house. Night at disposal
For most people, Havana is the first stop in Cuba since the main international airport is here. But pragmatism should not be the only reason to visit this fascinating city. Its beauty, history, eclecticism, art, Caribbean atmosphere and, above all, rhythm, are unique in the world. We suggest you take it easy on the first day, take a walk through Old Havana, the old part of the city, and visit squares, parks and cobbled streets, before noon.
As the midday gets hot, find a good place to have lunch, for example, in Plaza Vieja. During the afternoon, you can take a tour on the scenic sightseeing bus. It has two floors, and leaves every 15 minutes from the Central Park. This tour will take you through the city, passing through the main attractions of the capital. Like ‘La Plaza de la Revolución’, while you relax and enjoy the Caribbean breeze. Another option is to make a spectacular tour of the city on a 2-hour tour in a classic car, which will also take you to the most famous parts of the city.
Instead of feeling like a tourist, you’ll have the feeling of being a Hollywood star in the fifties when you stroll along the Malecón, the promenade. Returning in the afternoon, you can enjoy a real Cuban dinner in one of the many private restaurants. Here, you will have the feeling of eating foods prepared by your grandmother.
On your first day in Cuba, you savored the atmosphere of Havana. Now is the time to explore a little more !. Havana is known for its rich cultural life. If you are interested in history, you should not miss the ‘Museum of the Revolution’. Or, if you’re a fan of art, the museum ‘Bellas Artes’ is essential, especially the ‘Cuban Building’ that houses Cuban art. But museums are not attractive to everyone. You might wonder what else you can do in a city that is full of possibilities. You can go for a stroll along the boardwalk, visit the mountain hut or get informed about the manifestations of art and culture. They are developed every day in Havana, because Havana is the Cultural Capital of Cuba. The great and famous artists of all the manifestations meet in Havana.
After three days of exploring the life of the city, it will be nice to see some of the nature of Cuba. Viñales is a perfect destination to do that! Viñales is not far from Havana and has a natural beauty like you have never seen before. The easiest way to get to Viñales from Havana is by car although you can still use viazul. A good idea before leaving on your road trip is to walk down Obispo Street and buy some CDs with Cuban music. All rental cars have CD players and you can add an additional Cuban flare to your trip.
Take a walk or ride through the valley, which is the perfect way to see the main attractions. Stop by a tobacco grower who will explain all the details of the cigar making process. From the cultivation and harvest of tobacco plants, to their drying and the manufacture of cigars. Even if you’re not a smoker, it’s a very interesting process! You can go through the prehistoric mural, which is not really prehistoric, but painted in the sixties. You may wonder about its aesthetics, but, nevertheless, it is definitely an interesting work of art.
If you visit Viñales with a guide, ask him to take you to his caves that are not easy to find on your own. They are definitely interesting and exciting. For an afternoon cocktail, stop by a bar on the outskirts of the city that serves the best ‘crazy coconut’. Rum and coconut milk, served in a coconut.
Plan your departure from Viñales during the morning and stop at Las Terrazas. It is an ecotourism town where many artists reside. This quiet environment is lovely to take a walk, visit some of the local artists and simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It is also a good place to have lunch: the vegetarian restaurant ‘El Romero’ serves unique and creative dishes. Finish your lunch with a deliciously brewed coffee at Café de María. The lady prepares you for you with care, and will have new energy to return to the road and continue to Guamá.
Villa Guamá is a unique place in Cuba. Villa Guamá is a reconstruction of a town of the indigenous population of Cuba. It may seem interesting or not, but definitely worth a visit. Getting there is an adventure in itself. Villa Guamá can only be accessed by boat and that is part of the charm of this place. You will arrive at the hotel by boat. The hotel consists of cabins built on stilts on the water in the middle of nature.
The cabins are made of wood with roofs of palm leaves; Very simple but fully equipped. At night, you can take the time to read a book, play a card game and, most importantly, enjoy the natural environment. The next morning, it is very possible that you wake up with the sound of a woodpecker nesting next to your window, or a Zunzún (hummingbird) flying on your terrace. The idyllic setting is not only for birdwatchers, but also for photographers, paradise!
A phenomenal city with a phenomenal location !. Not in vain, this small city is the second most visited place by tourists in Cuba. Intimate atmosphere, colonial architecture, cobbled streets and a great and beautiful beach nearby. These are some of Trinidad’s main characteristics. Where surely you need at least 3 days to discover it and do all the excursions we offer.
At night go to the Plaza Mayor. Around the corner (the music will call you), there are ‘the stairs of Trinidad’, where ‘La Casa de la Música’ is located. Live bands perform here every night and people dance salsa de fuego on the cobblestone stairs. Here you will spend a Cuban night as you never imagined it! Ask for a mojito (or two) and join the Cubans dancing !. If you still have energy after showing your best moves on the stairs of Trinidad. Continue with the party and continue with ‘Ayala’, a disco that is located in a cave. Here you can celebrate until the wee hours of the morning between the stalactites and the stalagmites, while you move for more modern Cuban songs (reguetón).
Entering the city of Camagüey can be complicated. When the city was established for the first time, it was frequently attacked by pirates. Therefore, its residents tried to confuse them by building their streets like a labyrinth. Today, it is still a labyrinth, confusing tourists instead of pirates! Therefore, we suggest that you leave your car as quickly as possible and continue walking through the city. Unless you are well versed in reading the maps, it is very likely that you will get lost here. Not only was the city built as a labyrinth, but the names of the streets have changed in recent years (as in many other Cuban cities). Reading maps can be quite confusing.
Camagüey is the Catholic soul of Cuba, and Catholicism has left its mark on its urban landscape. The city probably has the largest concentration of churches in Cuba, of which each is beautiful. The Church of Our Lady of Mercy is by far the most impressive, with mysterious catacombs that you can explore. It also houses an old convent where the nuns still live, although every year less. Among all the small and crumbling streets, there are many open spaces and parks that are ideal for relaxing with a coffee or a beer (or mojito!). In many of the squares, you will find works of art, of which Plaza del Carmen is the best example.