Cienfuegos & Trinidad (aka Trinidad Colonial)
Price (2014): Adult 76 CUC / Child 57 CUC
This excursion will take you to two beautiful cities of the south-central part of Cuba (Cienfuegos and Trinidad).
On the road going south you will do a comfort stop at “El Barquito” a road side tourist information center before reaching Cienfuegos, known as “the Pearl of the South” due to its architecture influenced by the French (who were the founders of the city). You will do a panoramic tour by bus and then a walking tour through the boulevard to reach the Jose Marti Park where you can admire the beautiful architecture of the Cathedral, the Thomas Terry Theatre, the Government House, and the Triumph Arc. Back on the bus you will do a panoramic tour of the city seafront towards Punta Gorda with views of the Valle Palace, the Jagua Castle and the Cienfuegos Bay.
Then the route through the beautiful Cuban countryside will take you to the colonial city of Trinidad founded in 1514 and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It's one of the best preserved cities in the Caribbean from the time when the sugar trade was the main industry in the region. You will do a walking tour of the picturesque Old Trinidad (aka Colonial Trinidad) with its cobbled streets, colonial squares, church, museums, monuments, colourful colonial buildings. You will see the Plaza Major, the Plaza Jigue, the house of Pottery Maker, and craft market. After lunch you will visit the “Cantero Palace” City Museum and have some free time for shopping at the handicraft market or wander around the narrow cobbled streets of Old Trinidad.
Inclusions: Tour guide, transportation in air-conditioned bus, lunch with one drink.
Departure: more information to come
Return: more information to come
Suggestions on what to wear and bring:
• Comfortable shoes and wear
• Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
• Bottled water
• Camera (small fee might be charged to take picture inside museums)
• Cash in small denominations for souvenirs, drinks and tips