Cuba shines like a pearl in the Caribbean Sea, a tropical paradise perfect for a getaway. Your custom tailored tour takes you along secluded islands, remote peninsulas, and energetic cities, incorporating both privacy and vibrancy. Feel the ocean breeze blow against your cheeks. Watch the sunlight glint off the crystal-clear water. Move to the captivating rhythms of rumba and salsa. From a French settlement to aboriginal archaeological remains, sensational panoramas to exciting wildlife, indulge...
Cienfuegos – Inspiring the Spirit
The city of Cienfuegos wraps around the stunning natural bay. Crystal-clear turquoise water laps against the shoreline. Boat masts rock back and forth in the air, creating a unique skyline across the marina. As your flight descends onto the runway, you have a pristine aerial view of the city and its 19th-century bay. Lush grass and vibrant palm trees frame the cityscape. White sand beaches reach to the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Your private guide awaits your arrival at baggage claim, eager to welcome you to Cuba. Check into the comforts of your hotel before beginning a fabulous tour of Cienfuegos’s unforgettable spirit.
The French founded the city in the 1800s. The Gallic influence has combined with the Caribbean culture over the centuries, shaping the unique idiosyncrasies of the city. The beauty of Cienfuegos provides the perfect first stop for your adventure in Cuba. Travel down the Paseo del Prado, the longest tree-lined street in Cuba. It connects to the seaside avenue known as the Malecón. The Palacio de Valle was erected in 1917 in the style of an ornate Moroccan Kasbah. Moorish arches adorn the doorways and the arcade along the façade. Red tiles glow atop the left tower. Carrara marble and alabaster decorate the interior framing Spanish ironwork and sensational mosaics. The edifice contains a restaurant specializing in seafood. The aroma of the ocean drifts along the deck and through the open windows, accentuating the freshness of the cuisine.
Trinidad – Cultural Embrace
Cayo Largo – The Romance of the Sea
Maria La Gorda – East to West
Havana – On the Road to Havana
Havana – Romantic Words
Havana – A Day In the Life
Havana – Cuban Nostalgia
- Discover the majestic natural world of Cuba’s national parks and visit a small turtle conservancy on a secluded island
- Stroll along the neoclassical structures and remarkable bay of Cienfuegos
- Indulge in the folklore and Afro-Cuban culture in the preserved colonial city of Trinidad
- Visit the Romeo and Juliet Cigar Factory to see the massive production of one of Cuba’s largest manufacturers
- Enjoy a display of Cuban folkloric dance during a demonstration by a celebrated performance group
- Explore a former coffee plantation with more than 200 years of history
- Sail along the Caribbean Sea for a private excursion traversing the Cuba’s coastline
Cuba captures the imagination and conjures images of fantasy. Your 8-day paradise getaway lets you indulge in the beauty of the countryside and the brightness of the cities, stepping back in time to experience a unique lifestyle. The journey begins with your arrival in Cienfuegos. The plane lands at Jaime Gonzalez Airport where your private transfer greets you at the baggage claim. Once in the city, your guide leads you on the first of many remarkable luxury Cuba tours, exploring the elegant architecture and beautiful bay. Enjoy a visit to a local farmers market before an evening of dancing.
The following day, you make your way to Trinidad, a preserved colonial town filled with rich architecture, cobblestone streets, and ineffable culture. Explore the wealth of mansions, artists, and musicians for the day. Travel to the island of Cayo Largo. Visit with local doctors and nurses to learn about the seclusion of the island and its impact on the health of the locals. Visit a sea turtle center where people help protect, breed, and release endangered turtles to the wild.
In the evening, you board a private sailboat and make your way to the secluded reaches of Maria La Gorda. Spend a day relishing the serene landscape and wondrous shoreline. Venture into Guanahacabibes National Park in search of hummingbirds, flamingos, and numerous archeological sites linked to the aborigines. Then, you make your way to Havana, stopping at the Buenavista coffee plantation in the Sierra Maestra Mountains. Once in Havana, you can enjoy the stunning musical performance of a local dance company. Afterward, you visit the former home of Ernest Hemingway.
Stroll along the extraordinary artistic streets of Fusterlandia to witness elaborate public artworks and tour one of the most renowned cigar factories in the country, which produces millions of Cuban cigars a year. Traverse the streets of Old Havana. Your private tour incorporates the cobblestone avenues, colonial architecture, and imposing Spanish fortresses speckling the city. In the afternoon, you can continue your exploration of the city at your leisure, strolling down Calle Obispo or walking along the Malecón. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel. When you are ready, you are escorted to Jose Marti Airport for your flight home, completing your paradisiacal adventure through Cuba.
$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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