Highlights of Cuba

Overview

Cuba, the largest Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, is full of a rich culture and extraordinary natural beauty. Start in the old city of Havana and work your way through Guamá, Cienfuegos to Trinidad and end in beautiful Varadero to enjoy the clear turquoise warm waters of Varadero’s beaches.

TRIP CODE
CUTSHOC
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
8 Days
LOCATIONS
Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels
Inclusions

Land transfers.

Accommodation with breakfast every day.

Lunch on day 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Guided Tours & entrance fees.

Local taxes.

 

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard CUTSHOC-STD AUD 2975
Budget CUTSHOC-BUD AUD 3030
Superior CUTSHOC-SUP AUD 4050


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Budget
 Hotel Casa Maydi - Trinidad
Standard Room
The house has four rooms with private bathrooms - 2 of them on ground floor and the other two, on first floor with balconies. These rooms are equipped with air conditioner, hot-cold water, stocked minibar. The house also has open spaces like a patio and a terrace on top of the rooms.
 
 Los Frailes Hotel - Havana
Standard Room
The peaceful and relaxing Los Frailes Hotel stands in the heart of Old Havana, just one block from the San Francisco de Asis Square. The building was once the mansion of the fourth Marquis and Captain of the French Navy, Don Pedro Claudio Duquesne. All of the en-suite rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with an in-room safe, phone, satellite TV and mini-bar. The hotel itself has a cosy lobby-bar and a quiet courtyard, where guests can relax and reflect on their day. The hotel is also near a number of excellent restaurants and Cuban bars with live music.
Superior
 Iberostar Grand Trinidad Hotel - Trinidad
Standard Room
The Grand Hotel Trinidad de Cuba is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Trinidad, a gorgeous town characterised by its elegant colonial architecture. The town was founded in the 16th Century and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The Iberostar Grand Hotel is perfect for couples and adults. A lower age limit of 15 has been set to ensure total rest and relaxation for our guests. The Grand Hotel guarantees visitors a truly extraordinary holiday, at any time of the year, getting to know the culture, the cuisine and the people.
 
 Palacio del Marques de San Felipe - Havana
Standard Room
Behind almost every Old Havana facade there are surprises and wonders hiding. The baroque frontage of this boutique hotel is no different, as the interior combines stylish furnishings with modern utilities seamlessly, while maintaining the integrity of the original architecture. With Old Havana as a timeless backdrop, the view from the 6th-floor roof terrace confirms San Felipes' perfect location. The Cuban aristocracy of the 18th-century, from when this building dates, realized this. Emblematic sights from the San Felipe include the Basilica de San Francisco and the pigeon-filled plaza of the same name with its distinctive fountain. This hotel was launched in 2010, bolstering Havana's stock of luxury properties. All standard rooms are shaped and equipped with high-end furniture. Unconventional colors and combinations are used to full effect, enhanced by indirect lighting. The ultra-modern bathrooms feature chic amenities. In the junior suite, a huge bed looks like a variant of a modern four-poster bed and divides the entire space in two. On one side is the seating area with comfortable sofa and dining table; the other has a Jacuzzi on an elevated wooden platform.
Standard
 Hotel Casa Maydi - Trinidad
Standard Room
The house has four rooms with private bathrooms - 2 of them on ground floor and the other two, on first floor with balconies. These rooms are equipped with air conditioner, hot-cold water, stocked minibar. The house also has open spaces like a patio and a terrace on top of the rooms.
 
 Florida Hotel - Havana
Superior Room
Built at the beginning of the 19th Century, the Hotel Florida oozes elegance and charm. The hotel stands just a few metres from the Weapon's Square in Havana's Old Town and is close to art galleries and museums. All of the hotel's en-suite rooms have been decorated with vintage furnishings but are equipped with modern facilities such as air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar and in-room safe. Many of the rooms also have French windows, which lead to a balcony overlooking the street. The jewel in the crown of the hotel, however, is the on-site Floridana Restaurant, which serves delicious Cuban and International cuisine.

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