All the best of Cuba in three days: from the unspoilt nature of Guamà to the most romantic town of Trinidad and the revolutionary city of Santa Clara.
Route: Habana-Guama-Trinidad-end of tour in Cayo Santa Maria/Varadero / Habana
Departure days: M T W T F S S
DAY 1 Meeting with the driver, departure by private car. We leave Havana overlooking the Gulf of Mexico for the coast washed by the Caribbean Sea to arrive at Guamá (Bay of Pigs, Playa Larga, Playa Giron) where you can visit (for a fee) the reproduction of an aboriginal village Tainos (the first inhabitants of Cuba), located in the natural park of the Zapata Peninsula. The village is reached after a short boat ride on the "lagoon of the Treasure" towards the Aldea Taína, it is possible to visit the village built on stilts and observe scenes of the daily life of this population. Optional stop at the beautiful natural pools of Caleta Buena for a refreshing bath in turquoise water and for snorkeling (entrance fee). Departure for the city of Trinidad. Accommodation in Bed and Breakfast. Free evening to dine in one of the many typical restaurants of the historic center,
DAY 2 Guided City Tour of Trinidad a 3 hour hike through the historical part of the village that for its state of conservation faithfully reproduces the atmosphere of the colonial era. Trinidad is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Cuba, was declared in 1988 by UNESCO heritage of humanity, was founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1514 with the name of Villa De la Santísima Trinidad, is one of the best preserved cities of all the Caribbean, from the time when sugar was the main trade in these places, are the remains of that colonial and slavery period, in which Trinidad flourished, to constitute the main attraction of visitors. We will walk through the cobbled streets, visit the city museum (for a fee), to the church of Santissima Trinidad, optional stop at the Canchánchara bar where you can enjoy a typical drink whose recipe comes from the customs of Spanish colonists who used the ingredients typical of the place, lime juice, brown sugar and rum. Optional stop at the ceramic workshop, which is one of the artistic and cultural resources typical of the Trinidad area. In the afternoon free time available to continue the visit of Trinidad at will.
DAY 3 Breakfast. Departure from Trinidad passing from Valle de Los Ingenios (valley of the mills), a silent sentinel of a past, characterized by the boom of sugar factories in Trinidad, where the phenomenon of slavery linked to the Spanish colonization in Cuba is present everywhere in its culture and traditions. The ruins of Manacas plantations, sugar mills and old colonial farms are silent witnesses of past slavery, the tower was built in 1816, is characterized by an eclectic architecture, the goal of its construction was to watch over the work of the slaves in the plantations. Three tower bells, each with a different sound, signal the beginning and end of the work, the days of rest, the escape of a slave, when the bells were ringing together signaling an invasion by pirates. Continue to Santa Clara, the city scene of the most revolutionary deeds that currently houses the mausoleum with the remains of the revolutionary guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara (optional entry fee). Santa Clara was founded July 15, 1689, is a city that reflects in every corner the history of the figure of Che and preserves the memory of its revolutionary action, is a city in constant growth with interesting social and cultural traditions that looks at the development economic and tourist, its "cayos" in fact have recently opened and developed thanks to tourism with the construction of comfortable hotels that are located a few steps from the beautiful white sand beaches of Cayo Santa Maria ideal for rest and vacation. End of tour with return to Havana or Varadero or Cayo Santa Maria