INTRODUCTION

You are bound to develop a lasting appreciation for this unique country, as renowned for its beauty as for its intact colonial architecture, irresistible music, fragrant cigars, dazzling beaches, and famous leaders.

YOUR ITINERARY

Coach tour

Cuban Charm


8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY 1: Departure for Camaguey
Upon arrival in Camaguey, you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner, followed by dancing at La Trova House. Overnight in Camaguey. (Dinner)

DAY 2: Camaguey - Holguin
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Camaguey. Visit several town squares, Nuestra Señora de la Merced Church, Casino Campestre Park, San Juan de Dios Hospital and other attractions. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Holguin. Free time to enjoy the hotel facilities and beautiful scenery. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a cabaret show. Overnight in Holguin. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3: Holguin
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Holguin with visits to the San Isidro Cathedral, the Hill of the Cross and other points of interest. Continue to Cerro de Yaguajay for a tour of the Chorro de Maita archaeological site. After lunch, enjoy beach time in Guardalavaca, followed by dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Holguin. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4: Holguin - Bayamo
After breakfast, depart for Baracoa. En route, stop at the Toa Ranch for a traditional meal, followed by a boat ride or swim in the river. Continue to Finca Duaba to observe cocoa production and sample “chorote”, a delicious chocolaty beverage. Dinner at a local restaurant in Baracoa and night at leisure. Overnight in Baracoa.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5: Baracoa - Santiago
After breakfast, visit Baracoa’s main town squares, Santa Catalina de Ricci Cathedral, Fort Matachin and El Yunque Mountain. Continue to Santiago. After lunch, admire the Santiago Cathedral, Plaza de Marte, the Velazquez Balcony and the oldest house in America, among other attractions. Dinner at the hotel, followed by dancing at La Trova House. Overnight in Santiago. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6: Santiago
After breakfast, depart for La Piedra. Tour La Isabelica Museum and a former coffee plantation. Have lunch before visiting the Bacanao National Park to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Night at leisure. Overnight in Santiago. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7: Santiago - Camaguey
After breakfast, depart for El Cobre, home of Cuba’s patron saint. Continue to Bayamo for a visit to Plaza del Himno and the Boulevard, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Camaguey. Have dinner at the hotel and enjoy a night at leisure. Overnight in Camaguey. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8: Camaguey - End of tour
Time to transfer to the airport for your return flight to Canada. (Breakfast)

ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

  • Camaguey: Camaguey Hotel (2*)
  • Holguin: Mirador de Mayabe (2.5*)
  • Santiago: Balcon del Caribe (2.5*)
  • Baracoa: El Castillito (2.5*)
 

DEPARTURES

From Toronto and Montreal (English/French Tour)
  • January 22, 2015
  • February 12, 2015
  • March 12, 2015
 

INCLUDED

  • Roundtrip flight
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airport and the hotel on tour dates
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights' accommodation in a double room (standard) in 2 and 2.5-star hotels with private facilites
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • French-speaking tour guide (Montreal and Québec departures) and English-speaking tour guide (Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary departures) throughout the tour
  • All highlighted attractions
5 INCLUDED FEATURES
  • Sightseeing tour of Camaguey
  • See a cabaret show
  • Sightseeing tour of Holguin
  • Sightseeing tour of Santiago
  • Sightseeing tour of Baracoa

NOT INCLUDED

  • Baggage handling
  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Drinks
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities for the driver and tour escort (at your discretion)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal insurance

USEFUL INFORMATION

Wish to extend your stay? Why not book a room at one of our selected beach resorts? For more details, please inquire.

REMARKS

Bring comfortable shoes or boots, sunscreen, insect repellent, shorts and long pants, light raincoat, binoculars and camera.

Departing and arrival time, days and all the inclusions mentioned in the Tour description can change without notice.

Please take note that the children under 5 years old not permitted on the Coach Tour.