Arrive in Havana.
VIP Arrival Service at the airport which cuts out the long immigration queues, and gives you cold refreshing drinks while your luggage is collected and cleared through customs for you.
Transfer to the five star Parque Central Hotel in old Havana.
Welcome drinks, snacks and check-in at the hotel (included).
|07.30 - 08.30am
Breakfast at the Parque Central and check out.
Leave Havana to the Sierra del Rosario (mountains) west of Havana for a country lunch (included). There will be a chance to swim in the natural clear river pools near there.
Continue west to the spectacular Vinales Valley and Los Jazmines Hotel with its spectacular views overlooking the tobacco plantations.
||Meet in the hotel bar on the first floor for pre-dinner drinks (Included).|
||A buffet dinner at Los Jazmines (Included) drinks paid for by you locally. Free evening, optional trip to Vinales to a local bar or cave night-club (paid for by you locally).|
||Breakfast at the Hotel. |
||Depart for Cayo Levisa a one-hour drive away for a boat crossing to the island and a relaxed day on the beach. Local fish lunch (included). Drinks are paid for by you locally.|
||Return to Los Jazmines Hotel.|
||Buffet dinner in the hotel restaurant (included), drinks paid for by you locally. |
||Breakfast at Los Jazmines.|
||Depart for the Vuelta Abajo, the top tobacco region in Cuba. Here you will visit San Juan y Martinez and San Luis, the two villages the region is centred around. You will visit the covered tobacco plantations that grow the very smooth leaves used for the wrapper of the cigars. We will also show you the curing and fermenting processes that ensure that the flavour of the Cuban Cigar is the best in the world. After the tour of this area we will take you for a local lunch with local drinks (Included).|
||Leave Pinar del Rio for the Parque Central Hotel in Havana.|
||Check in to the Parque Central Hotel in Old Havana.|
||Drinks in the lobby bar in the Parque Central Hotel (Included).|
||A relaxed dinner in Old Havana including half a bottle of wine per head (Included).|
||Breakfast at the Parque Central Hotel at your leisure.|
||Depart the hotel for a short orientation tour of Old Havana including some of Hemingway's favourite haunts. This will also be a good chance to buy your first Cuban Cigars in Havana, and try some of Hemingway's favourate Cuban Cocktails.
Continue on the famous Club Havana Beach Club for the rest of the afternoon. This includes your lunch but drinks are paid for by you locally.
||Return to the Parque Central Hotel.|
||Meet in the bar for pre-dinner drinks (Included).|
||Depart for La Guarida Restaurant for dinner, this super local privately owned restaurant with a great atmosphere and good food (Included). Followed by bars and clubs for those who wish, paid for by you locally.|
|7.30 - 9.00am
||Breakfast at the Parque Central Hotel |
||Depart for a Havana Cigar Factory tour. At the factory you will see all of the processes involved in the production of this high quality hand rolled cigars. It is important to visit the factory early as this is when all of the processes can be viewed. After the factory tour you will have the chance to try and buy their cigars in the factory shops.
After the factory tour there will be a walk through Old Havana stopping at various cigar shops in order for you to see which cigars are available for purchase and give you opportunity to try cigars you may not have seen before. This walk will finish with drinks and lunch at the Condes de Villanueva (Included), a newly refurbished hotel that is dedicated to cigar smokers. The 9 rooms are named after tobacco regions and each one is individually decorated. The central courtyard is a great place to stop for a drink or lunch. On the mezzanine floor in the courtyard is a cigar shop and bar offering a good selection of lesser known cigars. Alberto, the manager, will be happy to introduce you to something you have not tried before.
Free afternoon and evening (paid for by you locally).
|7.30 - 10.00am
||Breakfast at the Parque Central Hotel |
||Various optional excursions are available which can be organised and paid for by you locally through your tour guide:
The cost of the return flight and all food, drink and use of the hotel's watersports equipment for the day at Sol Club Cayo Largo (photo below) would be $160.
- Deep sea fishing from Hemingway Marina $250 - $300 per boat for 6 hours, Max four fishermen.
- Relaxed day at the "Club Havana" beach club $10 - $15 entrance.
- Day trip to Cayo largo, a fabulous coral island and hour's flight south of Havana in the Caribbean.
||Farewell drinks and cigar dinner, with drinks and after dinner cigars (Included).|
|7,30 - 10.00am
||Breakfast at the Parque Central Hotel
Free day to enjoy Havana.
Check out of the hotel
Transfer to the airport
The price for the above trip is available on request:
This price does not include flights to and from Cuba. We can arrange flights from the UK and certain other locations. The price of the flight will depend on the point of embarkation. Please contact us if you require a flight to be added to the above package.
Our normal booking terms and conditions apply. All travellers must be adequately insured.
- All times quoted are local times and may vary nearer the time of travel, these will be confirmed to you then.
- Breakfast is included at all hotels.
- All food and drinks are paid for by you locally, except where stated as "(Included)" Please note that most meals and drinks parties are in fact included.
- All optional items are subject to numbers of people interested and availability locally.
For Details or reservations on this exclusive tour please contact Toby Brocklehurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.