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About the Activity
Fixed Departure: 8 October 2016

  • This October, depart on a tour of quintessential Cuba for 8 days 7 nights and appreciate history and adventure in equal measure.
  • The trip starts on arrival at Havana airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel.
  •  Explore a time-warped country, the land of cigars, Castro and Che, sultry salsa beats, and the prose of Hemingway.
  • The tour covers Havana, Viñales and Trinidad where there's a lot to see and explore.
  • The tour includes accommodation, breakfast, transportation, flight tickets from Bangalore to Havana and return and a lot of sightseeing.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    At the airport, you’ll be greeted by a representative who will help you with arrival procedures.

    Post that, you will be driven in a private coach to your hotel, the Copacabana.

    It is also the only hotel in Havana that has an international scuba diving center.

    Overnight in hotel.

    Meals: None

  • Day 2 -

    After breakfast at the hotel, you’re off for a tour of Old and Modern Havana (7 hours).

    Get ready to spend the day diving into the sights, sounds and smells of the city, and learn about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of this island nation along the way.

    You will be visiting Spanish Morro fortress, El Capitolio, or the National Capitol Building,Revolution square, the University of Havana, Malecon and Finca Vigia which is the plantation where Ernst Hemingway stayed.

    In the evening: free time to do as you wish.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 -

    After breakfast, head out for an excursion to Viñales, a rural town located in the heart of Cuba's famous tobacco industry.

    Here, you’ll visit and explore Pinar del Rio, where you will be able to experience Cuban provincial life and get a peek into the everyday lives of the locals.

    On your route: the Francisco Donatién factory, where you'll learn how the most famous cigars in the world come to be.

    You’ll return to your hotel in Havana in the afternoon, after which you are free to do as you would like.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 -

    Following breakfast, a visit to the city center, filled with warm smiles, laughter, cookies filled with guava jam, kids playing ball and plenty of music.

    And then, an unmissable and unique Cuban experience: you’ll spend two hours, driving around Old Havana in brightly painted vintage American cars - Pontiacs, Studebakers, Oldsmobiles, and Chevrolets.

    Free time afterwards to explore the city. Later, you'll jam with a local salsa band and, who knows, maybe even get to join in on one of their songs.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5 -

    After breakfast, head out for Trinidad.

    You’ll drive to the Cienfuegos province, also known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ which is 3-4 hours away.

    Upon arrival, you’ll take a city tour, which includes a visit to the Romantic Museum (Museo Romántico) and La Canchánchara.

    Afterwards: free time in the afternoon to explore the city on your own. Then, head back to the hotel, the Costa Sur Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6 -

    Today, you have free time to do as you wish in Trinidad. Explore, eat, shop, snooze, repeat.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7 -

    This morning, you’ll journey back to Havana, and check in at the hotel. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    As its your last day, spend as much time as possible soaking up the most of this beautiful country.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8 -

    You will be chauffeured to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Stay

    7
  • Double sharing basis stay
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  • 3 star hotels:
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  • The Copacabana in Havana
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  • The Costa Sur Hotel in Trinidad

Meal

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  • Breakfast Included

Activity

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  • Guided exploration of Old and Modern Havana, including stops at the historic Spanish Morro fortress, the National Capitol Building and the Malecón
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  • Visit to Hemingway's house at the fishing community of Cojimar.
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  • An excursion to Viñales, a World Heritage Site, which is also the heart of Cuba's famous tobacco industry. Here, you will explore Pinar del Rio, and also get to see cigars being hand-rolled.
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  • Excursion to Cienfuegos in Trinidad, which includes a tour of the city.

Other Inclusions

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  • International airfare: Bangalore-Havana return (to and fro) via Air France

Transport

    7
  • Cruise around old Havana in brightly painted vintage classic American cars from the 1950s for a uniquely Cuban experience

Things To Carry

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  • Sunscreen
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  • Camera
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Hat
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  • Comfortable footwear
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  • Basic medication
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  • Important travel documents

Tour Type

    7
  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of tour: 10% of the value of the tour package or Rs. 5000, whichever is less.
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  • Cancelling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package.
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  • Cancelling 19-15 days before commencing of the tour: 50% of the tour cost.
  • 7
  • Cancelling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost.
  • 7
  • Cancelling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour.
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  • For the flight tickets booked along with the trip being cancelled, the cancellation policy of the airline will apply.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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