Experience the heart of Cuba with a personal touch in this 14-day boutique tour

Immerse yourself in the authentic Cuban lifestyle with our bespoke tour, a perfect blend of luxury, culture, and adventure that epitomizes "Cosy Boutique" travel.

Step into a world of vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning landscapes with Cuba Buddy’s "Discover Western Cuba by Classic Car" tour. Designed for those who seek a personal and intimate travel experience, our journey promises an exclusive adventure through Cuba’s most enchanting locales, all while enjoying the unique charm of traveling in a classic American car from the 1950s.


Our tour begins in Havana, where you will stay in a Premium Casa, a luxurious boutique accommodation offering breathtaking views, rooftop terraces, and traditional decor. Meet fascinating hosts, including renowned local artists and gourmet chefs, who will make your stay unforgettable.


Explore Havana's historic sites with a knowledgeable guide, savor a traditional Cuban lunch, and take a thrilling ride through the modern city in a classic car. Dive into the local arts scene with a ceramics glazing workshop and enjoy panoramic views of the city on a rooftop tour at sunset.


Journey onward to the picturesque Viñales, where you’ll immerse yourself in the rural Cuban lifestyle, learning about coffee cultivation and exploring the lush countryside. Relax on the serene beaches of Playa Larga, indulge in a beachfront dinner prepared by a local family, and discover the colonial charm of Cienfuegos and Trinidad.
Each day is meticulously planned to ensure a balance of relaxation and exploration, with personalized touches that cater to your interests. By the end of the tour, you'll haveexperienced Cuba in a way that few others ever do, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Havana
Begin your Cuban adventure with a warm welcome in Havana, where you will stay for three nights in a Premium Casa. These boutique accommodations offer something special, with stunning views, rooftop terraces, and traditional decor. Your hosts, who might be a renowned Cuban plastic artist or an enthusiastic cook, will ensure you feel right at home.

Day 2: Havana Exploration
Start your day with a Meet and Greet followed by an extensive city tour. Your guide will lead you through Havana's historic center, visiting significant plazas like Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza del Cristo, and Plaza de la Catedral. These sites reflect the rich history, architecture, and culture of Havana. After exploring the old town, enjoy a traditional Cuban lunch before embarking on a ride through modern Havana in a classic 1950s car. Customize the tour based on your interests, with stops at notable landmarks such as Plaza de la Revolución.

Day 3: Art and Rooftop Views
In the morning, escape to a serene oasis for a ceramics glazing workshop. Surrounded by nature, choose from a variety of ceramic pieces and vibrant colors to create your masterpiece under the guidance of experienced artists. Relax with complimentary beverages and explore the studio and workshop.
In the late afternoon, experience Havana from above on a Rooftop Tour. Your guide will take you to the city's best viewpoints, where you can enjoy one of Havana's finest cocktails while watching a stunning sunset. End the tour with a ride to the Malecón in an American classic car, relaxing on a rooftop terrace with a drink in hand.

Day 4: Journey to Viñales
Today, begin your journey with a private car and driver, heading to Viñales for a two-night stay in a premium casa. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the charming town or relaxing in your boutique accommodation.

Day 5: Rural Adventure
Meet Pipo and Mirtha, two local farmers who will introduce you to the rural Cuban lifestyle. Learn about the coffee-making process from planting to brewing, and enjoy a handcrafted cup of coffee. Pipo will then take you on a walk to see the impressive mogotes (limestone hills) and taste seasonal fruits. This exclusive excursion offers a genuine experience of rural Cuba, filled with laughter and authenticity.

Day 6: Relax at Playa Larga
Drive to Playa Larga for a two-night stay in a premium casa. After a long drive, unwind and relax on the beautiful beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere.

Day 7: Beach Leisure and Dinner
Spend the day at your leisure on the beach. Optionally, you can book a diving or snorkeling excursion. In the evening, enjoy a special beachfront dinner prepared by a local family. Savor Cuban cuisine or seafood while listening to the waves and watching the sunset.

Day 8: Explore Cienfuegos
Travel to Cienfuegos for a two-night stay in a premium casa. Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious Cuban lunch before embarking on a city tour. Discover the history of Cienfuegos and admire its well-preserved colonial buildings. Visit notable landmarks like the Teatro Tomás Terry, Palacio del Valle, and the former yacht club. End the tour with a view of Jagua Bay while enjoying lunch.

Day 9: Nature and Gardens
In the morning, take a short drive to the Guanaroca Lagoon. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the lagoon, where you can observe beautiful pink flamingos and other fascinating birds. The tour continues to Cuba's oldest botanical garden, featuring an impressive collection of palm trees and exotic plants. A specialized guide will reveal the garden's beauty and secrets. Conclude with an authentic Cuban lunch in a charming restaurant in the city center.

Day 10: Trinidad Bound
Drive to Trinidad for a three-night stay in a premium casa. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the town or relaxing in your accommodation.

Day 11: History and Exploration
Start with a visit to the Valle de los Ingenios, a historic site in the heart of the sugar cane plantations. Learn about the life on these farms and hear stories from your guide. Return to Trinidad for a guided tour of the colonial city, with its pastel-colored houses, cobblestone streets, and historic plazas. Visit a local museum and experience the traditional tavern, La Canchánchara.

Day 12: Beach Day in Ancon
Enjoy a day at the beach on the Peninsula de Ancon. Relax on the white sand and swim in the crystal-clear waters. A delicious lunch will be served right on the beach, with your feet in the sand, providing a perfect blend of relaxation and local flavor.

Day 13: Return to Havana
Drive back to Havana for your final night in a premium casa. Spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure, exploring more of the city or relaxing before your journey home. The private car and driver service concludes upon your return to Havana.

Day 14: Farewell
Enjoy a leisurely day in Havana before your private transfer to the airport for your flight home, taking with you unforgettable memories of your Cuban adventure.

Included Services:
● 13x overnight stays in Premium Casas Particulares with breakfast
● 4x lunches and 1x dinner
● Private arrival and departure airport transfers
● 10 days of private car & driver at disposal using a classic 1950s American car
● City tour in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad
● Ceramic glazing workshop in Havana
● Rooftop tour in Havana
● Countryside tour in Viñales
● Beach time in Playa Larga and Trinidad
● Tour of Guanaroca Lagoon and Botanical Gardens in Cienfuegos

Excluded Services:
● Flights
● Optional gratuities for guides and drivers
● Anything not specifically mentioned in inclusions

Best time to travel

October 2024 to April 2025

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