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Viva Cuba

Trip Length

Trip Code

12 days GSVC

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

Havana Havana
Viva Cuba

Hemingway always laid an extra spot at his table for unexpected guests. He entertained movie stars and politicans but never other writers - it was considered bad luck. He owned more than 50 cats. And he only ever write standing up. You could say Hemingway was a bit of an eccentric.


Viva Cuba

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-3: Havana

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Forget about food and shopping, Havana's not that kind of city. Here it's all about music, dancing, drinking, Che, cars, cigars and a guy called Hemingway.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4-6: Santiago de Cuba

Meals included: 3 breakfasts

It's home to three of Cuba's greatest icons - Afro-Cuban music, Bacardi and the Cuban revolution. Feel like a big kid whilst running around the 16th century Castillo del Morro, where nobody tells you off for mucking around on turrets, drawbridges, dungeons, cannons and tunnels.

Day 7: Camaguey

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Your legs must be tired from all the salsa dancing, so rest up on the long drive to Camaguey. Don't stress if you get lost here - the streets were purposely designed as a maze in order to confuse pirates and looters.

Day 8-10: Trinidad

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Cobblestone streets, pastel houses, old Chevroletes, ice cream shops, churches and locals who like nothing better than puffing away on cigars and gossiping. This is Cuba.

Day 11: Santa Clara

Meals included: 1 breakfast

This is where Che Guevara and 17 of his men put a bulldozer on the tracks to stop 300 soldiers and train full of ammunition on its way to Havana. They say he's buried inside the walls of the Che Guevara Monument.

Day 12: Havana

Meals included: 1 breakfast

You can't leave without taking a trip in a coco cab. It's got a big round shell and looks somewhat like a motorised coconut. It's even more amusing after a few mojitos.

Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

An experienced local tour guide in Cuba and there will be the services of local guides at some sites. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and meals as indicated.

Summary of accommodation, transport & 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

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.

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

10 February 2014

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