Hi! I was born in Palermo, raised in Cagliari and currently live in Milan. However, I feel 100% Cuban! I really love this country and its residents, this is why I try to go back there as many times I can and really hope to go to Cuba with you!
Check into the hotel in Havana and welcome dinner with local foods.
Tour of the small town of Viñales, famous for its cigars and surrounded by a natural park, with the typical Caribbean luxuriant vegetation. Optional horse riding within a tobacco farm.
Enjoy the white beaches and the crystal-clear water of Cayo Jutias, just 1 hour away from Viñales. We finally get to enjoy the Caribbean: the sun, the beaches and the mangrove forests right in the sea. Night event in Viñales to dance to the rhythm of salsa.
Playa Larga and Playa Giron, two beaches right in the famous Bay of Pigs, where you may snorkel in the warm and crystal-clear water, full of colored fishes and spectacular corals.
Lobster-based lunch on the beach.
We will reach Trinidad with a 2-hour drive, surrounded by the bright colors of the buildings and the incredible hospitality of Cubans.
Playa Ancón and catamaran ride.
Tour of the Topes de Collantes natural park. Here the humidity will be extremely high, being a true Cuban jungle, but it is definitely worth it. You’ll be able to admire huge butterflies, colorful hummingbird, and tropical plants.
Through Caburnì, a path in the middle of coffee plantations, we’ll be able to see the traditional houses and the waterfall called Salto del Caburni. It will be full of small lakes perfect for fun dives and to freshen up.
Dinner in Trinidad and lively evening in the Cueva, a club situated in a large underground cave. A truly original location that will surprise you.
Tour in the sugar fields in Manaca-Iznaga (famous for its bell tower) and in Guáimaro (with its Sugar Cane Museum). We’ll have the possibility to climb to the top of a colonial tower.
Along the way to Remedios, we will definitely stop in Santa Clara, Ernesto Guevara’s hometown.
Che Guevara Mausoleum memorial, that houses the remains of the revolutionary Ernesto and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants killed in 1967.
A day at the beach at Cayo Santa Maria, a small isle within the archipelago Jardines del Rey. Its extremely fine sand and crystal-clear water have been declared “Biosphere reserve” by UNESCO. Snorkeling here is amazing thanks to seabed rich of sponges, corals and fish. Fun fact: the temperature of the water is so high that it will feel like you’re in thermal water.
Overnight stay in Remedios.
Back to Havana and cocktails on the Malecón, a broad esplanade and seawall that stretches for 8 km along the coast.
Tour of Havana and of La Habana Vieja, the city’s most famous area which is also a World Heritage Site: Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral, Bacardi Building (where Rum was invented), Payret movie theatre, and the legendary Floridita restaurant.
La Bodeguita del Medio, where the writers Hemingway and Pablo Neruda used to spend their free time and had dinner.
Farewell and return trip.
This program is not particularly demanding. A small physical effort is needed for walks in the city only.
The pace and schedules are different each day, with some days being more intense than others. Backpacking is mandatory, as there will be several changes of hotels and transportations.
The petty cash fund is established on site and will be of about €200. Depending on the needs, the amount can change and raising it may be necessary. Any left funds will always be refunded.
NOTE: to be able to travel to this destination, a Visa must be requested well in advance of the departure date, and we will provide any necessary document on our end.
Before booking your experience, we recommend you visit the website Viaggiare Sicuri (equivalente straniero), to check the documents and vaccines necessary to travel to the country. Do not hesitate to contact us for any specific request.
This trip is organized and coordinated by Franco and sold by the agency Viaggi&Tours.