City (walking) tour guided by a specialist. This tour includes a visit to Morro Castle, guardian of Havana harbor and Cabaña Fortress which constituted part of the fortification defense and attack system of the Spanish colony on the island and from where a magnificent view of the city and the port is afforded.
DAY 2 ART DAY
Visit to the Fine Arts Museum, Cuban Art Building. The Palace of Fine Arts is entirely given over to Cuban art. An exquisite and vast collection housed by a Rationalist building with an accomplished integration between architecture and sculpture.
Visit to some artists’ studios (available on request and details will be described through e-mail)
Departure for Cienfuegos. The City of Cienfuegos imbued with French influence and a well-preserve historic center overlooks a magnificent and vast bay. • Historic sites tour. • Lunch
In the afternoon, visit to Castillo de Jagua. This castle, third most important fortress in Cuba in the 18th century was built to protect the bay from pirates. A legend of a wandering lady dressed in blue enriches the story of the site.
Departure for Trinidad. This city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, offers a time travelling experience. Its narrow cobblestone streets and pastel-colored houses portrayed the atmosphere of the colonial times.
Visit to El Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mills Valley) Once rich and prosperous empire of the sugar barons.
Visit to Historic Center of Trinidad.
Return to Cienfuegos.
Option 1: Visit to Girón (Bay of Pigs). This bay is located in the Peninsula de Zapata, one of the most complete wildlife reserves in the Caribbean. Girón was named after a French pirate who took refuge in this place. A visit to the museum is a must.
Option 2: Visit to Santa Clara City. In this city took place the last battle of the guerrilla commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara. The Memorial “Comandante Che Guevara” comprises a museum, mausoleum and a group of sculptures from which stands out a bronze statue of Che.
Option 3: Visit to the Botanical Garden of Cienfuegos. This is one Cuba’s biggest botanical garden housing a wide variety of exotic plants.
Departure for Varadero
• Departure directly from Varadero (depending on flight schedule)
• Return to Havana.
• Check –in.
Departure (time depends on flight schedules)