Warmth and Sympathy
Duration: 10 nights
Recently created program that for 11 days will let you know and enjoy transcendental places throughout the island of Cuba.
- Day 1La Habana
Informational meeting. Tour around the Historic Center of Havana, World Cultural Heritage. Visit to Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Asís and Plaza Vieja. Lunch. In the afternoon panoramic visit to El Capitolio, Parque Central, Parque de la Fraternidad, Plaza de la Revolución, Rum Museum Havana Club. Return to the hotel.
- Day 2La Habana – GUAMA - Cienfuegos
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Guamá, where you can see the artistic reproduction of a Taino village located in the Peninsula of Zapata in the province of Matanzas. Boat ride on the Laguna del Tesoro, during the trip you can admire the flora and fauna. On the way back, visit to the Crocodile Farm. Lunch in the area. When finished, departure to the city of Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of the South, founded by the French, which highlights the perfect layout of its streets and buildings of architectural splendor revealing a culture strongly influenced by its founders, so it was declared a World Heritage Site. Walk from the Pradoby the boulevard until Marti Park. Visit the Teatro Tomás Terry and the Palacio de Valle where you will learn the beautiful legend associated with its construction. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
- Day 3Cienfuegos – Trinidad de Cuba – Sancti Spíritus
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Departure to the City of Trinidad, known as the Jewel of Cuba, walk through its cobbled streets settled in the middle, to admire its Spanish colonial architecture, which gives the feeling of being stopped in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and was declared in 1988 by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit to the Plaza Mayor, the museum and to the Canchánchara Bar where you can enjoy a typical welcome drink and listen to live traditional Cuban music. Lunch at local restaurant. Following the trip to Sancti Spiritus, on the way stop for photos at the Tower Iznaga, free time for anyone wishing to climb to admire the landscape of Mill Valley seen from the top of the tower. City sightseeing tour of the city of Sancti Spiritus, stop for photos at the center of the city, the capital of the central province. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
- Day 4Sancti Spíritus – Ciego de Avila - Camagüey
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Departure to the city of Camagüey, admiring the scenery offered by the plain, covered with carob trees, kapok trees and palms, Camagüey and Ciego de Avila through the villages of both provinces that overlook the old Central Highway, the main artery that runs through all of Cuba East to West. In transit, walk through the center of the city of Ciego de Avila, traveling Marti Park, where the old City Hall, now the seat of the Provincial Government and the Cathedral dedicated to San Eugenio de la Palma Patron. Lunch at the restaurant in the area. Following the trip to Camagüey, the City of Tinajones, visit its main squares: Plaza of the Workers, Plaza Ignacio Agramonte, Plaza del Carmen, Plaza San Juan de Dios, where the church of the same name and the statue was erected in memory of Father Olallo recently sanctified by the Vatican. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
- Day 5Camagüey – Bayamo – EL COBRE – Santiago de Cuba
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Santiago de Cuba, continuing the journey through the towns of the province of Camagüey, Las Tunas and Granma, crossed by the main road, passing through Bayamo, cultural capital of the latter, known as the city of the National Anthem. A walk around the Cathedral of San Salvador de Bayamo, where for the first time were sung the notes of the historical anthem and installed the first government of the republic in arms in the nineteenth century. Lunch at local restaurant. When done, continue the journey to Santiago. In transit, visit to the Sanctuary of Cobre in the middle of the Sierra Maestra at 20 minutes from the city of Santiago, and is part of historic religious pilgrimage of Cubans to visit the Virgin of Charity, Patroness of Cuba. Arrival to Santiago de Cuba. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
- Day 6Santiago de Cuba
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Visit to the City of Santiago de Cuba, the island's first capital founded by Spanish conquerors. Stop for photos at the Plaza de la Revolución Antonio Maceo, then by bus through the wavy streets of Santiago, admiring the walk to and from of its inhabitants. Visit to the Museum 26 de Julio, former Moncada Garrison., where you will learn details of the history of Cuba. When finished, visit to the Historical Centre, Cathedral Square or Park Céspedes, around which are the Palaces and the most important streets of Santiago, visit to the Museum Diego Velasquez or Colonial Environment. Free time for photos and handicraft shopping in downtown. Continuation to the vicinity of the Bay of Santiago to visit the Fort San Pedro de la Roca and El Morro, home to the Museum of Piracy which has the title of World Heritage. Lunch at the Restaurant El Morro. Return to hotel and dinner.
- Day 7Santiago de Cuba - BIRAN – Holguín - Santa Lucía de Cuba
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Departure to Playa Santa Lucia, in transit, visit the Joint Biran Historic National Monument, home to the birthplace of Fidel and Raul. At the end then to Holguín, the City of Parks. Visit to Calixto Garcia Plaza, Plaza San José, Plaza de la Marqueta, Plaza of flowers or Jose Grave de Peralta, where the Cathedral of San Isidoro de Holguín, who has one of the monuments in Cuba have been erected to Pope John Paul II. Visit to the hill of the Cross, where you will have a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings, and you can see some of the beautiful mountain elevations located in the Maniabón Group, one of which was named by Christopher Columbus, as the Silla de Gibara. Upon completion, lunch at local restaurant. Following the trip to Santa Lucia. Hotel accommodation in IT plan.
- Day 8-9Santa Lucía de Cuba
Free time to enjoy the beach in an All Inclusive. Optional: We suggest the optional local excursion to Playa Bonita.
- Day 10Santa Lucía de Cuba – MORON – REMEDIOS – SANTA CLARA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Santa Clara, crossing the northern circuit, through the city of Morón, where the sculpture to the Rooster, surrounded by stories is symbol and pride of its people, and the City of Remedios, one of the latest towns founded by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Known for the famous Parrandas, parties that lights up the nights of December 24th since its founding. Lunch at local restaurant. Following the trip to Santa Clara, accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
- Day 11SANTA CLARA - Varadero o La Habana
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Departure to the downtown of Santa Clara to visit the Memorial to the Armoured Train, main witness of the famous battle held by the troops of Che Guevara and that annihilated the Batista dictatorship, walk along the boulevard to the Park Leoncio Vidal, around which the Teatro La Caridad, the historic hotel Santa Clara Libre and other important buildings are located. Continue to the Revolution Square, visit to the Museum and the Mausoleum dedicated to Che and his guerrillas. Lunch in the area. Departure to Varadero or Havana.