Havana / Pinar del Rio - Overnight
- Prices (2014,in CUC) With Tropicana: Adult 211 CUC
- Prices (2014,in CUC) Without Tropicana: Adult 165 CUC / Child 123 CUC
This 2-day excursion will take you to the vibrant and historical capital city of Havana and to the beautiful landscape of the western province of Pinar del Rio, where the finest tobacco in the world is grown.
Your first stop will be the “Mirador Bacunayagua” overlooking the highest bridge in Cuba and the magnificent Yumuri valley. The rest of the morning is dedicated to the exploration of some of Havana’s most famous landmarks.
You will do a brief photo stop at the 16th Century El Morro Castle lookout for beautiful views of Old Havana and the famous seafront promenade, the Malecon. Next on the program is a walking tour through the historical center of Colonial Havana (a.k.a Havana Vieja or Old Havana), declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, where you will pass by many old plazas (such as: Plaza de la Cathedral, Plaza Vieja, Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza de Armas and more).
You will then stroll through the Obispo Street to see the Ambos Mundos Hotel, the Taquechel Pharmacy, the San Geronimo Universty of Havana, and more. You will visit also the City Museum and have some free time for shopping. After lunch you will do a panoramic tour through the Metropolitain and Modern Havana, including the Vedado and Miramar neighbourhoods, the Capitol building, the Parque Central, the Museum of the Revolution, the Fine Arts Museum, the Teatro, and a photo stop at the Plaza de la Revolucion.
After the city tour you are taken to a hotel (where you will spend the night) to have dinner and prepare yourself for a lovely evening at the famous cabaret Tropicana (running since the 1930’s) where you will enjoy a spectacular show (adults 18+ only).
The next morning the journey continues towards the western part of Cuba for a panoramic tour of the city of Pinar del Rio and a visit of a hand-made cigar factory. The next stop is the Cueva del Indio (Indian Cave) where you will ride a boat through its underground waters.
Afterlunch you will explore the picturesque town of Vinales and make a tour of the breathtaking Vinales Valley where you will visit a tobacco farm. You will also be taken to the Los Jasmines Lookout to admire the stunning landscapes of the valley with its green tobacco field, red soil and mogotes formations (rounded steep-hill made of limestone and surrounded by flat plains). And then back to Varadero in mid-afternoon.
Inclusions: Tour guide, transportation in air-conditioned bus, all meals, accommodation in a hotel in Havana.
Departure: 7:00 am (may vary depending on hotel and tour operator)
Return: 2:00 pm next day (may vary depending on hotel and tour operator)
Suggestions on what to wear and bring:
• Your passport for hotel check-in
• Comfortable wear and walking shoes
• For the Cabaret Tropicana: Dress code is Casual Elegance. Men are required to wear long pants, closed shoes and collared shirt.
• Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
• Bottled water
• Cash in small denominations for souvenirs, drinks and tips