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Cuba in Family
19 days / 18 nights

LANDING IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

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Day 1

Arrival in Santiago de Cuba and welcome at the airport by a French-speaking assistant. Private transfer to accommodation, welcome home and dinner prepared by the hosts.

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in a private house of the Epoca Supérieur type in Santiago de Cuba

Day 2

RELIGION IN THE CAPITAL OF L'ORIENTE

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Santiago has many cultural influences that have made it a city with a thousand facets. Spanish and African traditions, Haitian and French settlers, the city keeps a part of each of them, many times transmitted and preserved thanks to religious practices.

  • Activities: Popular religion in Santiago and French Tomb

  • Accommodation: Superior period type private house accommodation in Santiago de Cuba

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Day 3

DIFFERENT SANTIAGO

An insurgent city, considered a rival to Havana, the capital of the East owes its character to an intense colonial history. Since then, the proud city of Santagio has imposed economic challenges on the daily lives of its inhabitants, but it always remembers its rebellious history and its architectural riches.

  • Excursion idea: Dinner at La Brasa Restaurant (not included)

  • Activities: Santiago Autrement or La Grand Piedra

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in a private house. Superior Period in Santiago de Cuba

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Day 4

BARACOA, COOKING CLASS

A town at the end of the world, Baracoa, considered the place of discovery of the Americas, has long remained isolated, between sea and mountains. This situation allowed him to develop a specific culture and traditions, unique in Cuba.

  • Activities: Flavors of Baracoa

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in private house type Shoppy and Classic in Baracoa

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Day 5

BARACOA, BEHIND THE TRAILS OF CUBAN CACAO

Endowed with a tropical microclimate, Baracoa preserves its original Taino culture, its culinary art and in particular its cocoa, one of the best in the world. Between history and nature, the cocoa trails of Baracoa also reveal the life of the peasants who, like Rafael, cultivate cocoa and their life in this place.

  • Activities: Cocoa otherwise

  • Accommodation: Private house type Shoppy and Classic accommodation in Gibara

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Day 6

GIBARA, THE LIFE OF A SMALL FORGOTTEN TOWN

Founded in 1817, Gibara offers an open view of the sea and the horizon. It is the headquarters of the Poor Film Festival, the only event of the year that puts it out of anonymity, however ... It is a city that the visitor will never forget. Rich in fish farming and port trade, today it emphasizes ecotourism.

  • Activities: Gibara otherwise

  • Accommodation: Private house type Shoppy and Classic accommodation in Gibara.

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Day 7

CAMAGÜEY: CULTURE AND GLAMOR

In the center of the island, here is the majestic Camagüey. It is seldom in tourist circuits, the city that the poet Nicolás Guillén called "reddish skin of clay", is nevertheless a different scale from the others because the city of Creole tiles, red bricks and famous tinajores is allowed to go through between the renovation and abandonment.

  • Activities: Panoramic Camagüey

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in a private house of Shoppy and Classic type in Camagüey

Day 8

TRINIDAD, THE REMAINS OF THE SUGAR TRADITION

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Obligatory passage through Trinidad, founded in 1514 and registered as a World Heritage Site, the city has preserved all its authenticity. Its colonial houses, its cobbled streets and the Valley of the sugar mills will seduce you and take you on a journey through the sugar history of the city. Tour idea: Dinner at restaurant 1514 (not included)

  • Activities: The Sugar Valley on horseback

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in a private house of the 18th century type in Trinidad

Day 9

FROM THE VALLEY TO THE MOUNTAIN

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Rest in Topes de Collantes, a haven of vegetation at an altitude of 900 meters. Swimming in the river, walking surrounded by exuberant nature, visiting the Escambray Green Paradise.

Tour idea: Dinner at Florida Center restaurant (not included)

  • Activities: Picnic in Nengoa

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in an 18th century pasticuar house in Trinidad

Day 10

SANTA CLARA, CITY OF REVOLUTION

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Known for the events that marked the turning point of the revolutionary victory, the so-called "city of Che" became the cradle of the Cuban Revolution. To go through it is to discover a page in history that definitely changed the destiny of Cuba.

  • Activities: Santa Clara Autrement

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in a private house of the 18th century type in Santa Clara

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Day 11

CIÉNAGA DE ZAPATA, IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF RURAL TRADITIONS

The Ciénaga de Zapata Natural Park is above all a protected natural sanctuary to discover through its trails, but this area was also the scene of the Bay of Pigs struggles. Between history and nature, an exceptional route looms. The idea of an excursion: Dinner by the sea at the "Chuchi el Pescador" (not included)

  • Activities: Zapata Autrement

  • Accommodation: Classic and Shoppy type private house accommodation in Playa Larga

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Day 12

THE TERRACES, IN HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

Just 50 km from Havana is the community of Las Terrazas, born from the reforestation work in the region and its sustainable development plan. Because of its protection system, a biosphere reserve, the city is representative of the great community projects of the Cuban Revolution based on the regrouping of peasants.

  • Activities: Las Terrazas otherwise

  • Accommodation: rural hotel in Las Terrazas

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Day 13

VIÑALES BY BICYCLE, BY THE TRAILS OF TOBACCO

Discover the Viñales valley on foot, on horseback and why not by bicycle. The reddish dirt tracks cross several valleys dotted with famous Mogotes, these mountainous formations typical of the Viñales valley. The route is marked by the presence of farmers who work in the valley, growers of tobacco, yucca and various fruits. It concludes with a Creole lunch at a local Veguero.

  • Activities: The valley by bike

  • Accommodation: Accommodation House aprticular type Shoppy and Destyle in Viñales

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Day 14

FROM VIÑALES TO HAVANA, LE TOQUE DEL VEGUERO

Tobacco was discovered in Cuba by Christopher Columbus, during these trips to the Americas. Smoked for several centuries, the Cuban cigars, the famous Habanos are recognized as the best in the world. Like great French wines, the cigar would be nothing without the land, the climate and the people.

  • Activities: Meeting with a veguero

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in a private house at Edificio 50 Habana Vieja in Havana

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Day 15

HAVANA, THE CAPITAL OF ALL CUBANS

Havana is the largest city in the Caribbean. Since its founding in 1519, it has undoubtedly been the pearl of the capitals of the New World and preciously preserves its history. Old American cars allow you to travel through contemporary Havana. Alive, decrepit, restored, but still in harmony with the lives of its inhabitants, this is a unique journey through a city that has a lot to tell.

  • Activities: Havana Autrement

  • Accommodation: Casa particular accommodation: Edificio 50 Habana Vieja in Havana

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Day 16

A FRIEND IN HAVANA

Play dominoes, go to the market and prepare food together, share some important moments with friends, get together to browse the family photo album… This is what this day can offer!

  • Activities: I have a friend in Havana

  • Accommodation: Accommodation in private house: Edificio 50 Habana Vieja in Havana

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Day 17

THE ART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Old Havana welcomes many artists: painters, sculptors, engravers ... Some of great notoriety, others much less known and sometimes more famous abroad than in Cuba. A good opportunity to immortalize the last memories of this attractive city.

  • Activities: The art of the neighborhood

  • Accommodation: all-inclusive beach hotel in Varadero

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Day 18

VARADERO, BEACH AND RELAXATION

It is no coincidence that Varadero is one of the most important tourist centers in Cuba. At the end of this narrow peninsula there are paradisiacal beaches and high-end hotel complexes.

  • Accommodation: all-inclusive beach hotel in Varadero

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Day 19

LAST MOJITO IN HAVANA

There are a few hours left for a last swim in the sea and then drive to Havana. One last Mojito will allow us to share your feelings about this stay with our team. After some last minute shopping time, transfer to the airport and board for the return flight.

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