Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West" - 7 days

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Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West": 7-day Cuba experience trip through the West for lovers of American classic cars of the 50s…

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What is Cuba most popular for? Of course for its first-class tobacco, the world-famous cigars and the real rum...

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East Cuba Individually

East Cuba Individually: The 7 day adventure trip through eastern Cuba starting from Santiago! Only one week is enough for Cuba to overwhelm you. Start in the lively Santiago de Cuba and jump all the way to Guardelavaca while passing some amazing places.  

7 day private round trip through eastern Cuba starting from Santiago de Cuba... 

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Faszination Ostkuba

PRTROI7 ‘Fascination East Cuba Individually’

7 days / 6 nights

Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa – Pinares de Mayari – Cayo Saetia – Holguin – Cayo Bariay – Guardalavaca

Travel Details

Program summary:                                                                       

At the start of the round trip we usually meet at 08:00 am at the Hotel Last Americas in Santiago.

Optional: The journey to Santiago de Cuba should be made at least one day before the start of the round trip. Journey from Havana via plane or via car/bus from other places in Cuba.

A pre-round trip stay in Havana, Santiago or other places in Cuba can naturally additionally be booked with us.

Additional optional service: Airport welcome in Holguin/Santiago and transfer to a hotel in Santiago. Transfer from another place/hotel. Accommodation in the hotel before or after the round trip. (Optional = separate fees)

Day 1: Santiago de Cuba

Pickup from the hotel. A meeting where we discuss the information regarding the beginning of the trip will be held between 08:30 – 09:00 am in the first RR-Hotel in Santiago. First there will be a trip to the large natural park ‘Parque Baconao’ with its valley of prehistoric protozoans.  Afterwards we will visit the national museum of vintage cars ‘Museo Nacional de Transportes’. This will surely stir the blood of every fan of the old ‘American Limos’! Lunch at a local restaurant.

Santiago de Cuba – The capital of the Caribbean. The city, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO, is surrounded by a unique city layout that is distinctive due to its array. Surrounded by scenic mountains and bays, it was a location of many historically very important events. Santiago de Cuba is also called the ‘most Caribbean’ city in all of Cuba and it is the musical cradle of the ‘Son’ and also of the Cuban revolution. During July it is also place of two important Cuban festivals, the carnival and the fire festival. We will have a tour that leads to the Céspedes park, the museum of piracy in the World Cultural Heritage fort ‘San Pedro de la Roca del Morro’, the house of Diego Velásquez and the Cuartel Moncada.

Furthermore, visit of the ‘Santa Ifigenia’ graveyard with its many masterpieces of sepulchral art - a national memorial which has the remains of many national heroes. The probably biggest one being ‘Jose Marti’, lying in his mausoleum right at the graveyard’s entrance.

Accommodation: Casas Particulares with dinner and breakfast. Free evening.

Tip for the evening: Optional. Trip to the famous site of music ‘Casa de la Trova’. That is the cultural heart of the city with live performances of well-known Cuban musicians every evening.

Day 2: Santiago de Cuba – Baracoa

Breakfast. Departure to Baracoa. First we travel through Guantanamo to Cajobabo, located at the coast. From here, the trip goes along the gorgeous mountain road ‘La Farola’ with its many serpentines all the way to Baracoa, the oldest city of Cuba. The mountainous landscape of the Sierra del Purial to the Alto de Cotilla and the mountain range of the Cuchillas de Baracoa offer breathtaking views into wide and vast surroundings. This overwhelming experience will truly amaze you. On the ‘Farola’ world famous bicycle races used to be held. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After checking in to the private accommodation, the rest of the afternoon will be spare time for you to use however you want.

Accommodation: Casas Particulares with dinner and breakfast.

Day 3: Baracoa – Pinares de Mayari

Breakfast. Panorama tour through Baracoa. The Spanish colonial founding city Baracoa was the first Cuban city founded by Spanish conqueror Diego Velásquez in 1512. Back then it had the name Nuestra Senora de la Asunción and the first Cuban colonial port. That is also why it was the first capital and also the first diocese including a cathedral in Cuba. In the Arawakan language that the aborigines of Cuba, the Tainos, spoke, Baracoa means ‘Highlands’.

Baracoa: The picturesque Baracoa is unique with its surrounding tropical jungles and the distinctive mountain peak Yunque (Ambos), which even Kolumbus gazed at when he arrived for the first time. Baracoa had to successfully live through many sieges by pirates and corsairs and many fortresses like the towers of Joa and Caguase as well as the fortresses Matachin (city museum) and La Punta still testify that clearly. Parra’s Cross is also rather famous. It is the cross that the Genoese seafarer Admiral Christoph Kolumbus set up here in 1492 and it is the oldest one of the total of 29 crosses in all of Spanish America. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After that the trip continues to Pinares de Mayari located in the uplands ‘Nipe Crystallo’ at a height of about 600 meters.

Accommodation: Casas Particulares with dinner and breakfast.

Day 4: Pinares de Mayari

Breakfast. Trip into the tropical forest of nature park Guayabo. Visit of the ‘Hacienda la Mensura’ and the waterfall of Guayabo. Hike along the mountainous forest path La Sabina all the way to the pond ‘Rafael’ located in the tropical forest, where you can go for a refreshing swim. Lunch at a farm.

Hike along gorgeous natural trails in the area around the uplands of nature park Guayabo. Return to Pinares de Mayari.

Accommodation: Casas Particulares with dinner and breakfast.

There will be a Cuban festival with music in the evening.

Day 5: Pinares de Mayari – Cayo Saetia – Holguin

Breakfast. Departure to the naturally beautiful paradise island Cayo Saetia. Safari across the island in a jeep or off road vehicle to observe the wild exotic animals living here. There are also many tropical animal species living here. Afterwards you will have some time to kick back and have a relaxing swim. An unforgettable swimming adventure is waiting for you on this small beautiful island with white sandy beaches.

Enjoy a Cuban natural paradise here and swim in crystal clear turquoise water of the Caribbean surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of an untouched tropical forest and pristine dream beach. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards we continue to drive to Holguin.

Accommodation: Casas Particulares with dinner and breakfast.

Day 6: Holguin

Breakfast. Panorama tour through Holguin, the archeological capital of Cuba.
The city Holguin is also called the ‘City of Parks’. This city shows obvious Spanish influences and distinguishes itself with three straight routes.

From Holguin we continue on to the ‘white city’ Gibara. Splendid colonial structures grace this city and two fortresses enframing the port are proof of this city’s history-charged past. From one of those elevated fortresses, the Fort El Cuartelon and the Mirador de Caneyes, you have a wide view into the surrounding area. Visit of the Museo de Arte Colonial. Lunch in the fortress. Return to Holguin.

Accommodation: Casas Particulares with dinner and breakfast.

Day 7: Holguin – Guardalavaca

Breakfast. Departure to Cayo Bariay. In Cayo Bariay the monument for Christoph Kolumbus is located as a reminder for the 27th of October 1492 when the Spanish explorer stepped on Cuban soil for the first time.

Visit of the Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay, the play where the two foreign cultures clashed for the first time. Lunch at the historic restaurant Christoph Kolumbus.

During the afternoon we will visit the dolphinarium Bahia de Naranjos where you also have the opportunity to go for a swim with the dolphins.

Afterwards we drive to the connecting hotel or Holguin airport.

End of the Round Trip

Services&Price

PRTROI7  Fascination East Cuba Individually 

(7 day private Cuba round trip with your own chauffeur and tour guide)

Start of the trip from Santiago de Cuba – Trip can be started every day.

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Price in Euro per person in a double room: (bookable 2 or more persons)

2 Persons    2.188,- EUR (Trip in car middle class category)
4 Persons    1.694,- EUR (Trip in a van / minibus)

Price surcharge 24.12./25.12./31.12.: 18 Euro per person

Information: As there were mostly only 4-10 people that could be found for this trip, we decided to offer this trip as a private round trip. 

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Included in the price:

  -  Service: 7 days / 6 nights round trip
  -  Round trip in a middle class car / van (possibly minibus)
  -  No limit to the number of people (no minimum)
  -  Trained tour guide and supervision
  -  Accommodation in private accommodation (Casas Particulares) incl. dinner and breakfast
  -  Board as described in the program. 
  -  Lunch as stated in the program (Meals in Roundtrip-Restaurant without drinks and tip)
  -  Trips and sightseeing events as stated in the round trip program
  -  Secured Payment Certificate for the trip’s price 

Not included in the price:

  -  Flight to Cuba
  -  Airport transfers at arrival and departure (Please ask us)
  -  Overnight stays outside the 7 day round trip program (Please ask us)
  -  Surcharges
  -  Expenses for services outside the program offered
  -  Optional trips and excursions
  -  Tips
  -  Drinks in restaurants and other places
  -  Tourist tax Cuba and handling fee (p.p. 40 EUR)
  -  Tourist map on arrival (p.p. 25 EUR)
  -  Departure tax (p.p. 25 CUC) is instantly included upon ticket purchase

Note: 
Changes and deviations in the entire program in case of possible fallacies for the duration of the trip and the accommodations, as well as subsequent billing during strong unexpected Euro/Dollar fluctuations are reserved. 

Tour guide: 
We would like to point out that the tour guides’ knowledge of the German language can vary. Especially during the main season (November-April) demand for German-speaking tour guides is very high. Therefore it may be the case that tour guides have knowledge of the German language but cannot speak it fluently. Generally English skills are very good, so there should not be any communication issues.

General information and program changes:
Please consider that sights, gastronomical facilities can close last-minute and without advance notice. In cases like that we will try our best to find an offer of equal value within the limits of resources available.

Regarding hotels, please note: 
Cuba is in a difficult situation when it comes to hotels. Due to overbookings it can come to last-minute reservation changes. The hotels cannot be compared to the standards of hotels in other countries despite their category specifications (Stars) and/or the affiliation with international hotel chains. Due to the colonial construction method of many city hotels, not all rooms have windows.

Changes, fallacies, transmission or typos are reserved.
Our announcements, confirmations and travel conditions are essential for our offers.

Trip extension: In the course of a 15 or 21 day all round trip you can book seaside destinations at a hotel (beach) of your choice before or after the round trip.

Please don’t hesitate to ask for our hotel offers for Guardalavaca, Playa Esmeralda and Playa Pesquero, Santiago Beach, Playa Ancon/Trinidad, Playa del Este/Havana, Playa Jibacoa, Varadero, Cayo Levisa, Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and other destinations in Cuba!

Accommodation

All overnights in private accommodation - so called Casas Particulares. 

Flight

Booking of your flight: 

We recommend to search for flights via flight search machines of your country. 

But if you need help, we will assist you at any time. 

Havana Airport

Tips

Information:

Please remember to bring appropriate hiking shoes and gear on all trips and hikes, as well as a sufficient amount of water/drinks. And don’t forget your swimwear.

Travel Request

Travel Request

Watersport

There is the possibility to go diving during or in connection with your trip. Please let us know in advance, if you would like to go snorkeling or diving and we will be pleased to assist you in finding the right choice.

Further information you can find at www.cuba-diving.de/DIVE-CUBA/dive_cuba.html