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G Adventures: Cuba Libre & Sailing

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Price From: R 40,159.00

15 days, Havana roundtrip on land and water.

Roaming over its green hills or sailing along its tiny, white-sanded islands, you’ll wonder what took you so long to see "the other Cuba." This unique combo adventure on land and water will take you places most people don’t know even exist. Meander through the lush, laid back communities of Cuba’s "Garden Province" and dive into local culture for a night at a unique homestay. Sail aboard a catamaran to tour (and lay on) the secluded beaches of the thinly populated Canarreos Archipelago islands. Experience life in the sun you’ve always hoped was real.

Booking Details For This Classic Small Group Adventure Tour

Selected departures in 2018: Prices per person sharing from:
July - August & November  R 40,159.00
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Trip code: CCL (Classic) 
     

Small Group Sightseeing Itinerary

Day 1: Havana

Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.

Day 2: Havana/Viñales

Travel to Viñales. Spend time exploring the beautiful valley.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Viñales

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Viñales/María la Gorda

Travel to María la Gorda, a UNESCO beach town, visiting a cigar factory en route. Opt to go on a sunset boat ride, go snorkelling, or relax on the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: María la Gorda

Enjoy an excursion to Cabo San Antonio with a stop at the Roncalí lighthouse.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: María la Gorda/Las Terrazas

Travel to Las Terrazas and enjoy the stunning scenery in this UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its flora and fauna.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Las Terrazas/Havana

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Havana/Cienfuegos

Enjoy free time in Havana before heading to Cienfuegos in the afternoon to spend the first night aboard the catamaran.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 9: Cienfuegos/Canarreos Archipelago

Wake to breakfast and new surroundings on the way to the Canarreos Archipelago.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10: Canarreos Archipelago

Travel through the islands of the Canarreos Archipelago and spend the next five days soaking in everything these island communities have to offer. Discover paradise among the rustic, sparsely populated islands, go snorkelling, explore secluded beaches or simply relax on deck.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11-13: Canarreos Archipelago

Explore the remote and beautiful islands of the Canarreos Archipelago. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters in search of colourful fish, relax on the beach, and dine on some of the best seafood you’ll ever have.

Day 14: Canarreos Archipelago/Cienfuegos

Wake up and admire the view from the lighthouse in Cayo Guano. Enjoy one last snorkel before sailing back from the Canarreos Archipelago to the town of Cienfuegos. Enjoy some final time on deck, and keep an eye out for fish and other marine life along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 15: Cienfuegos/Havana

Depart Cienfuegos after breakfast and arrive back into Havana around midday when the trip will end. After being dropped off at the hotel your CEO will be able to help with onward travel arrangements.

Meals included: Breakfast
 

Validity Selected departures in July, August & November 2018
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers CCVL (Classic)
Inclusions • Arrival transfer
• Cigar factory tour (Pinar del Rio)
• Cabo San Antonio excursion including Roncalí Lighthouse
• Beach time (María La Gorda)
• Las Terrazas visit
• Havana orientation walk
• Sailing aboard a catamaran through the islands of Canarreos Archipelago in southern Cuba (6 nts)
• Snorkelling, kayaking, and fishing equipment
• Bath and beach towels aboard the boat
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Hotels/casas particulares (homestays) (7 nts), twin/double bed cabins with en suite bathrooms (7 nts)
• Meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (allow USD320-420 for meals not included). While on board, drinks are available for an additional charge. Non-alcoholic beverages, spirits, and beer are available for 1-2 CUC, and bottles of wine are available for 10 CUC.
• Transportation: Private van, 24m (82 ft) sailing catamaran.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO). Local guides. Skipper and assistant/cook while sailing.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD320-420 for meals not included
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