DISCOVER PART OF CUBA TOUR

CUBA IN THE SUMMER…2017

SCHEDULED DATES:
August 19 to 27, 2017
September 16 to 24, 2017
Ocober 14 to 22, 2017

This 9 day,  8 night tour is geared towards US citizens wanting to experience Cuba beyond the frequently visited areas meeting all the legal criteria … ‘people to people’.

Although Havana is a must see, you will also visit a mountainous region to the west where you will spend a night in the magical Vinales Valley and take some time to visit magnificent caves, walk among the “magotes”…hay stack shaped hills of limestone and sandstone.  Watch the sun set over the valley from an organic farm where you will be treated to a feast of home grown fare.

Spend a night in Cienfuegos, the “Pearl of the South”, and newer city inspired by the French. Visit the Heritage town of Trinidad and walk the ancient, cobble stone streets before making your way to the far end of the largest lake in Cuba where you will spend a night at a hotel on the edge of the lake.  You will spend part of the morning cruising the lake by boat, visiting a small farm on the lake, having lunch at remote restaurant on the lake…all before heading to the city of Santa Clara to take in the Che Guevarra monument, mausoleum and museum.  Spend the night here and next day, return to Havana for your final night.

This 9 Day tour will have you hungry to experience more of the REAL, off the beaten path, Cuba and Cuba1tours has been providing this small group service to all parts of the island since 1994.


Compare the quality and the price to other companies offering similar tours…Cuba1tours is best in both.


Minimum of 8 people to confirm the tour and early booking by deposit required.

 

CODE FOR MEALS

Please note meals included: 

  • B – breakfast 
  • L – lunch 
  • D – dinner 
  • AI – All Inclusive

DAY 1 – Arrive in Varadero and transfer to Havana for your first night at 4  star hotel.  You will have a happy hour get together at a designated time.  Dinner will be provided at the hotel and evening is free to venture out to take in Havana’s night life. (D)

DAY 2 – Breakfast at the hotel and full day of touring this amazing, historic city.  You will visit all the key areas, including the famous cemetery, revolution square, fortress El Morro, the rum museum and other places of interest.  You will have lunch at a restaurant chosen by your Cuban guide (included) and after lunch, you will walk the four squares of Old Havana and get to visit a couple of Ernest Hemingway’s former haunts.  You will return to the hotel, time to relax with a mojito before heading to a local restaurant for dinner.  If you are interested in a stage show, this can be arranged by your guide. (B/L/D)

DAY 3 – Breakfast at the hotel and transfer out into the Cuban countryside to experience the “real” Cuba.  You will travel through Cuban towns, along narrow, winding roads with little traffic and small farms.  Beautiful views of the ocean and mountains and eventually you will arrive in the spectacular Vinales valley with its myriad limestone hills and tobacco farms.  The town has become a vibrant tourist destination because of its beauty.  You will stop at Cuevas de los Indios (Indian caves) and have lunch before walking through the caves to a small river where yo will get into a boat and cruise through the caves a  short distance but amazing.  Accommodation will be at one of the local hotels overlooking the valley.  Dinner will be arranged at an organic farm where all food is prepared from what is raised on the farm.  This dinner is not included. (B/L)

DAY 4 – Breakfast and transfer to Soroa, a mountainous region in the province of Pinar del Rio.  Here you will visit a famous orchid garden with a local guide.  Lunch at Casa del Campesino, Las Terrazas, or other local restaurant.  Accommodation and dinner at a 4 star hotel in Havana.

DAY 5 – Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the city of Cienfuegos, referred to as the “Pearl of the South”.  It is a fairly modern and vibrant city surrounded by a huge bay and the second longest malacon (sea wall) in Cuba.  En route you will have a running commentary by the your guide and stop along the way for lunch, which is not included. Accommodation and dinner will be at one of the local hotels.  This is a great place to walk along the malacon at night and listen to music.  (B/D)

DAY 6 – Breakfast and transfer to the famous Heritage city of Trinidad where you will go on a guided city tour and visit all the main areas.  You will visit one of the local museums, visit a well know potter/artisan and watch him at work, have free time to wander the cobble stone streets and visit the local artisans.   Lunch is included at a restaurant in a colonial mansion.  After lunch you will head across the Escambray mountains to the far end of the largest lake in Cuba and spend the night at a hotel overlooking the lake.  Dinner included. (B/L/D)

DAY 7 – Breakfast at the hotel and load into a boat for an excursion on the lake.  First you will head off and visit a somewhat remote farm where you will be invited to a small cup of freshly brewed coffee and their own honey.  Fascinating to see how they live and all the animals they raise to sell and use for food.  Back in the boat and continue on the lake surrounded by the Escambray mountains, to a restaurant in the middle of no where.  Lunch will be served and after, return to the boat for your ride back to the hotel.  Transfer on the bus to the city of Santa Clara where you will visit the Che Guevarra monument, mausoleum and museum and learn about the history and importance of Che.  Accommodation and dinner at a local hotel. (B/L/D)

DAY 8 – Breakfast at the hotel and return to Havana for your final night.  Lunch is not included this day and your accommodation and dinner will be at a 4* hotel.  (B/D)

DAY 9 – Breakfast and transfer to Varadero airport for your flight back to Toronto.

THIS PRICE IS BASED ON AN 8 MINIMUM GROUP

Tour price -$1,950.00 USD (based on double occupancy)
$2,450  – USD (single occupancy)

THE ABOVE PRICE IS BASED ON A 8 PERSON MINIMUM
5% DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE

INCLUDED:

  • Excellent accommodations
  • All ground transportation
  • Breakfast and dinner daily -lunches where indicated
  • All inclusive resorts where indicated
  • Guided tours -Cuban guide and driver
  • Canadian tour leader

F  – U –  N

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air Fare 
  • Beverages (except at all inclusives) 
  • Tips for bell boys, chambermaids and bartenders (a collection is made at the beginning of the tour for tips of guides and driver and you will be informed of the amount with other detailed information mailed to you once you sign up) 
  • Trip insurance (cancellation and medical if required).

Deposit: A $500 deposit is required at time of booking and can be done by cheque made out to Square1travel and mailed to the office or credit card (attention LOUISE). 

If you are using credit cards for payment of Cuba portion there will be a 2% service charge added.

IMPORTANT: Flights to be booked once a minimum 14 people are confirmed. You will be informed and for this reason, it is important to book early.

 

SQUARE 1 TRAVEL
449-B Fifth Street 
Courtenay BC V9N 1J7 
250-334-0355 1-877-334-0355 

WHEN BOOKING PLEASE STATE SPECIFICALLY WHICH TOUR,
This is: 
NAME OF TOUR

 

TO BOOK…Use Contact form below or email  tom@cuba1tours.com or contact Louise at Square1Travel – 250 334 0355 or toll free – 877 334 0355

IMPORTANT: Flights to be booked once a minimum 4 people are confirmed. You will be informed and for this reason, it is important to book early. 


SQUARE 1 TRAVEL
449-B Fifth Street 
Courtenay BC V9N 1J7 
250-334-0355 1-877-334-0355 

WHEN BOOKING PLEASE STATE SPECIFICALLY WHICH TOUR,
This is: CUBA IN THE SUMMER – DISCOVER PART OF CUBA

TO BOOK…Use Contact form below or email  tom@cuba1tours.com or contact Louise at Square1Travel – 250 334 0355 or toll free – 877 334 0355

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT WITH CUBA1TOURS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SQUARE1TRAVEL, COURTENAY, BC

  • A $500 USD  deposit is required at time of booking and unless the tour is cancelled, it is NON- refundable, but can be held by Square1travel and put towards a future tour. 
  • Full payment due sixty (60) days prior to date of the tour. Once final payment is made it is 100% non refundable unless the tour is cancelled by the operator in which case it is then 100% refundable. 
  • Money for all Cuba tours is transferred to Cuba and their policy is “non refundable”. 
  • No travel documents are issued by Cuban tour operators prior to arrival in Cuba. 
  • When payments are sent to Square1travel, you will be informed by the office when they arrive. Tom Robertson Cuba1tours

VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED

Deposit: A $500 USD deposit is required at time of booking and can be done by cheque made out to Square1travel and mailed to the office or credit card (attention LOUISE).

If you are using credit cards for payment of Cuba portion there will be a 2% service charge added.

IMPORTANT: Flights to be booked once a minimum 14 people are confirmed. You will be informed and for this reason, it is important to book early.

This is: CUBA IN THE SUMMER: DISCOVER PART OF CUBA

CONTACT FORM - Discover Part of Cuba

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