Havana and Vardero tour is a perfect week itinerary combining the magical city of Havana, rural treasures of the Vinales Valley and the white sandy beach of Varadero . The driving time is limited so those who don’t like moving around too much would be happy to enjoy the ever changing scenery of three different parts of Cuba. Discover the hidden gems of the capital city during a fun Cubyke tour, learn to roll a cigar from a vaguero (local farmer) and chill on the pristine beach overlooking crystal blue waters.
Meet & greet at the airport with your English-speaking guide or our airport representative and transfer to your hotel.
In the morning, pick up at your hotel by your private English speaking Cuban guide. The day starts with a walking tour through colonial Old Havana, with its most important sites: Calle Obispo, Plaza de Armas with Palacio de los Generales, El Templete and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Cathedral Square with the famed “Bodeguita” not far away – one of Hemingway’s favourite haunts, and the “Old Square” Plaza Vieja. Lunch in one of the popular private restaurants like “Dona Eutimia” or “La Moneda Cubana” near the Cathedral Square. In the afternoon, enjoy an E-Bike tour with the original Cubykes. You will visit the most popular spots and districts of Havana and get to know the most interesting historical and cultural highlights. Transfer to the starting point of the tour in Vedado from your hotel in the old city centre by Coco Taxi.
In the morning, drive along to “tobacco route” to the western part of the island where the best tobacco-growing soil can be found. Upon arrival in the valley walking tour through the Palmarito Valley, along the imposing mogotes and numerous tobacco fields. The Viñales valley is a UNESCO world heritage site with its impressive landscape panorama and diverse vegetation. Stop at a local veguero (tobacco farmer) who will introduce you to the secrets of tobacco cultivation. While walking through a tobacco drying house, you will be shown how to produce a real Cuban cigar the traditional way. Lunch creole style e.g. at the paladar “Alberto Vitamina” or at the “Finca Agroecologica”. Later enjoy an “anti-stress” cocktail at Finca Agro-Ecologica”. Before heading back to Havana, stop at the Mirador Los Jazmines for panoramic views of the valley.
In the morning, private transfer to your beach resort in Varadero.
Time for some sun sea and sand.
Depending on your flight time, private transfer to Havana international airport.
This itinerary costs from £1,570 per person based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.
You can get flights from as little as £550 per person return and do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.