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Revolucion Completo

Trip Length

Trip Code

15 days GSCB

Countries Visited

Cuba

Start City

End City

Havana Havana
Revolucion Completo

Get ready to step back in time and party like it’s 1953. Hang in Havana, get serenaded in Santiago, play in pretty Camaguey, haggle your heart out and sprawl on the beach in Trinidad, learn a bit more about old Che in Santa Clara and hike, drink and enjoy village life in Vinales… Then one last salsa and cigar in Havana and your Cuba’d.

 

In the words of Whitney Houston, “Havana Dance with Somebody”. Ok, she never said that. But find yourself a partner, grab a mojito and let Havana work its magic. You’ll be coming up with clever Cuban puns in no time.

Revolucion Completo


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Havana

Take time to sit back with a mojito and enjoy the quality people watching - old dudes smoking cigars, ladies dressed in their finest ballgowns and classic cars cruising the streets. It's like Hollywood without the cameras.

Day 2-3: Santiago de Cuba

Meals included: 1 breakfast

It's easy to get your music fix in Santiago. You might head to the Casa de la Trova, a heaving Cuban music-hall that never seems to close. Or you might be serenaded in the street by a woman who happens to be a former opera singer. It's just that kind of place.

Day 4-5: Camaguey

Meals included: 1 breakfast

You'll see massive ceramic pots all over the city. They're called tinajones and were used to collect rainwater in the olden days. Obviously.

Day 6-8: Trinidad

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Little alleys with their makeshift markets are the place to haggle for Cuban linen. And if you're a bit artsy fartsy there are heaps of galleries here - also open to negotiation when it comes to price.

Day 9: Santa Clara

See plenty of Che and his revolutionary slogans on murals around the city. Explore the Revolutionary Plaza and Che monument in your free time.

Day 10-12: Vinales

Sugar cane fields, tobacco farms and a pretty little village. You can't ask for more than that. Hike, visit the museum and tour the farms over a couple of days here.

Day 13-15: Havana

Head back to Havana. Figured out how to smoke a cigar without coughing yet? Now might be your last chance before heading home.


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

• Gecko’s expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and professional local guides at some sites.

• Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Old Havana; Santiago de Cuba; old town centre of Camaguey; UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trinidad; Santa Clara including the Che Guevara Monument; and the sugar cane fields and tobacco plantations of Vinales.

• Free time to explore Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Vinales.

• Local flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Important Information

Important - A Word on Cuba
Cuba is different and that’s what makes it such an fascinating destination. You will find that things don’t always go according to plan or work the way they do back home. Regulations concerning foreigners and currency may appear strange to you, buses and planes often run late and sometimes the water in your bathroom can run cold and the electricity fail. In order to get the most out of your holiday, a degree of patience, good humour and understanding is a definite advantage. Cuba may not be wealthy in a monetary sense, however if you approach your holiday with an open and enquiring mind, the warm welcome you receive from Cubans will ensure you a rich and rewarding holiday experience.

Emergency Contact

Cuba: Big Planet Adventures

24 Hour Emergency phone: +61 430 504 636 or +61 412 363 731

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

7 April 2014


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