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CUBA INTEREST 8 Days $999

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  • Let's experience Cuba!

    Please only RSVP if you are interested in this group trip. If we get enough interest, we'll put this on our schedule :)

    Minimum: 12

    Travel Dates: June 17-24, 2017

    LAND ONLY PRICE $999.00 + travel insurance (required)

    FLIGHTS/TRANSPORTATION  Flights are not available for June 2017 pricing yet; once they are we can look into a  group rates for airfare depending on how many people we get

    8 days: Havana to HavanaWhat's Included:• Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio)• Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncalí Lighthouse• Beach time (María La Gorda)• Las Terrazas visit• Havana orientation walk• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


    COMPLETE ITINERARY

    Day 1 Havana

    Arrive at any time. Welcome Meeting.

    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group.


    Day 2 Viñales

    Visit a cigar factory in Pinar del Rio. Spend time exploring the beautiful valley. Travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Viñales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. Arguably one of the prettiest natural areas in Cuba, there are myriad opportunities to enjoy the area-- go horseback riding, hiking, or simply sit back and enjoy the view. While you're here, visit a "vega" or cigar factory, to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made.


    Viñales Pinar del Rio is tobacco country. Fans of the ubiquitous Cuban cigar will be hard-pressed not to be impressed by this tour. See fields of green plants punctuated by thatch roof drying huts, then witness a demonstration of how the cured leaves are hand-rolled, cut and packaged. Prepare for the smell. The smell of tobacco is heady.


    Accommodation

    Homestay Mayra (or similar) Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast


    Day 3 Viñales

    Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt to go caving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.


    Optional Activities:

    Horseback Riding - Saddle up and hop on your horse as you set off to explore the lush valleys of Viñales. Ride past farmers working in their fields ofcoffee and tobacco. See the mogotes - limestone hills - on the horizon. Stop at one of the many caves in the area, head inside and take a dip in the cool natural pools.


    Hiking - The countryside around Viñales is lush, fertile and punctuated with mogotes - limestone "haystack" hills. Hire a guide or head off with some friends to explore the area. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. You may stumble upon a cave with an underwater spring. Dive in and cool off.


    Cave Exploration - The limestone terrain of the area in the Pinar del Rio province is perfect for creating massive cave systems. Opt for an excursion to visit one or two and explore these unique underground caverns.


    Meals included: Breakfast



    Day 4 María La Gorda

    Travel to María la Gorda, a UNESCO beach town. Opt to go on a sunset boat ride, go snorkeling or relax on the beach. En route to María la Gorda, opt to stop and tour the world-famous Robaina Tobacco Plantation.M aria la Gorda's location on the Northwestern tip of Cuba offers some of the best sunsets, beaches and marine life you will find in Cuba, an ideal place for water sports.


    Optional Activities:


    Robaina Tobacco Plantation - The world-famous Robaina Tobacco Plantation is located outside María la Gorda. "Vegas Robaina" cigars bear the name of theproperty of the best Cuban tobacco grower, Don Alejandro Robaina, whose family of tobacco growers set up in the tobacco region of San Luis during the mid-1800s. This area has the finest tobacco plantations and wrapper tobacco of the Vuelta Abajo region. Visit the plantation and learn more about tobacco production, Cuban cigars and this interesting family.


    Accommodation

    Villa Maria la Gorda (or similar) Hotel


    Meals included: Breakfast


    Day 5 María la Gorda

    Enjoy an excursion to Cabo San Antonio with a stop at the Roncalí lighthouse. From María la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the Roncalí lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach.


    María la Gorda, Cuba's westernmost tip benefits from the region's warm crystal-clear waters, with sea bottoms full of varied treasures -- like reefs and shipwrecks. The peninsula was declared a Biosphere Reserved by UNESCO in 1987. Known for the famous Roncali Lighthouse marking Cuba's westernmost point in the region, this area is considered the last refuge of aboriginals during Spanish colonization. Learn more about the region's lore from pirates and old cannons to the treasures that lie on the bottom of the sea around peaceful Corrientes Cove. Get active or get relaxed. You choose.


    Accommodation Villa Maria la Gorda (or similar) Hotel


    Meals included: Breakfast


    Day 6 San Diego/Soroa

    Travel to Las Terrazas and enjoy the stunning scenery.Less than an hour outside of the bustle and hustle of Havana, Las Terrazas is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve known for it's stunning flora and fauna. Once acres of deforested farmland, today Las Terrazas is a lush oasis after Castro organized thousands of trees be planted. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms and keep your eyes peeled for birds, exotic flowers and opt to check out the waterfalls of the Rio San Juan, a clear mountain stream.


    Hotel Moka (or similar) Hotel


    Meals included: Breakfast


    Day 7 Havana

    Travel back to Havana, and enjoy a final night with the group.


    Accommodation Dulce's Homestay (or similar) Hotel


    Meals included: Breakfast


    Day 8 Havana

    Depart at any time.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    What's Included:• Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio)• Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncalí Lighthouse• Beach time (María La Gorda)• Las Terrazas visit• Havana orientation walk• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities • Guide • Meals Included: 7 breakfasts

    Meal Budget

    Allow $[masked] for meals not included.


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