TOUR – EASTERN CUBA –JANUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Similar to the Central/ West Cuba tour, you will receive the best introduction to Cuba available. The tour begins with time to relax and enjoy the amenities of a beautiful all inclusive resort on the golden shores of the Atlantic before heading off on a fully guided excursion of the eastern region of the island. You will learn about the rich history of Cuba while discovering the culture, architecture, nature and most important, meet the people and experience how they live in this unique system. You will visit areas outside of the heavily traveled destinations of most tourists. You will also have free time to do your own thing and since all my tours are limited to 20 people you will also get to know the people you are traveling with. If you are interested in this tour it is most important you book EARLY as flight availability is limited and rooms in Cuba book quickly. Please read through the program and hope to have you along.

TO CONFIRM THIS TOUR I WILL NEED A MINIMUM 14 PEOPLE

 


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eastern cuba sightseeing
CODE FOR MEALS
Please note meals included:

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

Day 1 – Arrive at Holguin airport in the north east end of the island and transfer to the beach resort, Playa Costa Verde, on Playa Pesquero. This is an all-inclusive 4* hotel and it has all the amenities, including free nightly entertainment. Eat, drink and relax. (AI)

Day 2 – The day is free to do as you wish and all meals are at the hotel. You can plan an excursion outside the hotel or indulge in any number of the hosted activities at the hotel.  (AI)

Day 3 – After breakfast we will head off to the Cuban countryside where you will get your first taste of the “real” Cuba.  We will take time to stop along the way at points of interest and our destination is Pinares de Mayari, which is a unique lodge in the Nipe mountain range.  This is a great place to relax and hike in the amazing landscape.  Evening and early morning is a great time for birdwatching .  We will have lunch here and then go for a visit to one of Cuba’s highest waterfalls.  Dinner will be at the lodge. (B/L/D)

 Day 4 – Breakfast and transfer to the island of Cayo Saetia, a game reserve with antelope, wild boar, zebra, etc. We will spend the night at another special lodge with plenty of areas to walk and private beaches to take a swim.  Lunch will be provided at one of the best swimming areas on the island. We will go on a jeep safari in the early evening to view the animals. Dinner at the lodge.  (B/L/D)

Day 5 – Breakfast and transfer to Cuba’s oldest settlement, Baracoa and one of the most beautiful areas in Cuba with a vibrant night life.  The drive will take you through some interesting small towns, lovely landscape and coastal views.  We will stay at either hotel El Castillo, on hill overlooking the town or at Porto Santo, overlooking the ocean.  Dinner at the hotel.  Lunch not included. (B/D)

Day 6 – Breakfast and go for a guided tour of the town with a visit to see the cross planted on the shore by Christopher Columbus in 1492.  You will also visit the local museum and learn about the colourful history of Baracoa.  After lunch (not included) we will drive to a  fishing village at the mouth of the Yumuri river.   This area is spectacular!  Dinner at the hotel. (B/D)

Day 7 – Breakfast and free time before driving to  Playa Maguana, the most beautiful beach in this area.  You will have time to relax and swim in the ocean and we will have lunch prepared for us at a small resort.  Dinner tonight will be at Finca Duaba, a small farm in the countryside and a meal prepared in typical Baracoa style.  This is always a fun time. (B/L/D)

Day 8 – Breakfast and transfer to the second largest city in Cuba and the cradle of all historical revolutions, Santiago de Cuba.  The drive is great as we begin our ascent of the Farola viaduct to an elevation of 800 metres.  The many curves and switchbacks, with lush vegetation and spectacular views makes for a memorable drive.  We go from the Atlantic to the Caribbean and drive along the coast past the driest area in Cuba.  We will stay at  hotel Melia Santiago and have dinner at the hotel.  Santiago is rich in culture, history with lots of entertainment available…..perhaps a baseball game. (B/D)

Day 9 – Breakfast and a guided city tour to learn about the history and get an overview of this fascinating place.  Included in the tour is a visit to the revolution square, the cemetary where Jose Marti rests, and Morro castle which is a seventeenth century fort built by the Spanish to protect the harbour and city.  The tour ends in the centre of the city at Cespedes park and you are free to wander on your own.  Lunch is not included, but a recommended spot to eat is at the Grand hotel patio overlooking the park.   Dinner at the hotel.  (B/D)

Day 10 -Breakfast and tour to the east of the city to explore Bacanao Park and a visit to the pre historic park.  You will also learn about the history of the first attempt by Fidel Castro to defeat the Bastista military in 1953, July 26th.  Drive into the Sierra Maestro mountains to Grande Piedra (big rock) with a spectacular view.  We will have lunch here before returning to the hotel  for a free afternoon.  Dinner is at the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 11 – Breakfast and drive one of the most scenic roads in Cuba.  The road follows the Caribbean coast next to the Sierra Maestra mountains and although parts of the road are not in the best condition, due to hurricane damage, it is a unique experience with little traffic and lots of sheep and goats and small hillside villages and undisturbed bays and beaches.  Our  destination is the all inclusive beach resort of Marrea del Portillo where we will spend the night. **If we can not get through to Marrea due to road conditions, we will spend the night at the Sierra Mar resort.  (B/AI)

Day 12 –  Breakfast and drive through the province of Granma, named after the boat which Fidel Castro and a group of revolutionaries arrived in from Mexico in 1956 to begin the march to Havana and take over the government from Batista.  You will drive close to the location he landed at.  Our destination this day is the City of Bayamo, the cleanest city in Cuba and we will spend the night at the hotel Royalton or Sierra Maestra.  Great opportunity to indulge in Cuban culture and you will find the people here most friendly.  Dinner will be at the hotel. (B/D)

Day 13 – Breakfast and head directly to Playa Pesquero to spend your final 2 days at Playa Costa Verde resort, where you began. (B/AI)

Day 14 – Day is free to indulge yourself. (AI)

Day 15 – Breakfast and transfer to the airport.


Tour price – $2850.00 (based on double occupancy)
add $550.00 for single supplement.

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)
  • $25 cuc’s Cuban airport tax (A cuc is a Cuban convertible peso and you buy them in Cuba at a variable rate based on the US dollar)
  • 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
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Courtenay BC V9N 1J7
250-334-0355 1-877-334-0355

WHEN BOOKING PLEASE STATE SPECIFICALLY WHICH TOUR,
This is: DISCOVR TOUR EASTERN CUBA – January 20- February 2, 2018

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 CAD 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 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 3% 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: DISCOVR TOUR EASTERN CUBA – January 20 – February 2, 2018

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