Travel to Cuba and Costa Rica

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Group Tour

11 nights and 12 days

Visit the enigmatic city of Havana, with its contagious sounds, warmth of its people, enjoy its fabulous well conserved colonial architecture, and its nights full of son and salsa; visit the incredible rock formations of Viñales Valley in a 1 day excursion from Havana. Enjoy the beautiful blue waters of Varadero Beach Resort; return to Havana to travel to Costa Rica on COPA airlines where you will enjoy 4 nights. City tour of San José and visit main attractions. Practice ecotourism in Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano.

Itinerary

3 nights in Havana
2 nights in Trinidad
2 nights in Varadero
4 nights in Costa Rica.

Arrival at Havana International Airport.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Private Transfer to Hotel in Havana.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel NH Capri 4****.

Free evening.

Optional: Dinner at Family Restaurant Belle Havana or Le Chansoniere or El Decameron or similar.

08:30 Breakfast

09:00 Starting Private Full City Tour of Old and Modern Havana (around 9 hours).

09:30 Starting the walking tour of Old Havana from the Templete, where Havana villa was founded in 1519. Walking through the Plaza de Armas. Walking to the rest of the oldest squares of Old Havana, San Francisco de Asís Square, then to Old Square, visit the Cathedral Square. Seeing the monuments, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, the Cathedral; entrance to Rum Museum.

13:00 Optional Luncheon at classic and bohemian restaurant La Mina or at Family Restaurant/Paladar Doña Eutimia, one of the first Family Restaurant founded in Old Havana, located in the Cathedral Plaza beside the Cathedral Church of Havana.

14:30 Continuation of the Tour by bus through classic and prestige Prado Avenue, visiting the Grand Theater of Havana, the Central Park, stop at the Capitolio Building, then Central Havana through Reina and Carlos III Avenue, then visit the Revolution Square.

17:00 Visiting Vedado area, the incredible and prestige mansions of the 40´s and 50´s , the 23 Street, the Seaboard, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, guided visit with the historian of the Hotel through the Hall of Fame.

19:30 Back to the Hotel. Accommodation in B & B at Hotel NH Capri 4****.

FREE evening.

08:00 Breakfast.

09:00 Departing for Viñales Valley.

11:30 Entrance to Cigar Factory in Pinar del Río.

12:45 Luncheon at Finca San Vicente Restaurant or Family Restaurant.

14:00 Entrance to Indean Caves.

15:00 Entrance to the wall painting of Prehistorical life in the area Viewpoint in Viñales Valley.

16:30 Visit to the town in Viñales and the Casa de la Cultura Polo Montañez.

18:00 Back to hotel in Havana.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel NH Capri 4****.

08:30 Breakfast.

09:30 Leaving for Varadero beach.

In transit city tour of Matanzas, known for its poets, culture and Afro-Cuban folklore. Matanzas is called the City of Bridges, for the seventeen bridges that cross the three rivers that traverse the city (Rio Yumuri, San Juan, and Canimar). For this reason it was referred to as the "Venice of Cuba." It was also called "La Atenas de Cuba" for its poets. Visit Pharmaceutical Museum, the only French drug store of the 19th century conserved in the world; the Junco Palace Provincial Museum; the famous Sauto Theater, National Monument and the San Carlos de Borromeo Cathedral.

13:30 Check In at the hotel in Varadero.

Accommodation in All Inclusive at Hotel Iberostar Tainos 4**** or similar.

Rest of the day to enjoy on your own

Note: In Varadero has been built the major hotel infrastructures on the island: first class hotels, cabarets, restaurants, different water activities, golf course, stores, a combination of options that satisfy the taste of a demanding vacationer.

Free.

Accommodation in All Inclusive at Hotel Iberostar Tainos 4**** or similar.

07:00 Breakfast.

07:30 Check Out and departing for Havana International Airport José Martí.

Departure by Copa Airline: Havana - Panamá, Panamá - San José, Costa Rica.

Meet and Greeting at Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica.

Trf In to Hotel in San José.

Check In at the Hotel.

Dinner in hotel included.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Sleep In 3*** Plus or similar with Breakfast and taxes included.

09:00 Breakfast.

10:00 City Tour of San José, starting on the East side of San Jose, visit Democracy Place and the National Museum, the Courts, Los Yoses, San Pedro Mall, Hispanidad Fountain and the Rodrigo Facio Campus in the University of Costa Rica.

After we have seen the capital’s main attractions, our first stop will be in the impressive Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the beautiful National Theater.

Get an optional lunch at local restaurant.

The tour continues to the western section of San Jose: La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Costa Rican Contemporary Art Museum or the first International Airport in Costa Rica, the National Gymnasium, the Comptroller’s office, residential area of Rohrmoser, Nunciatura, Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias Sanchez’s home, Rohrmoser Boulevard and Pavas section.

At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity of visiting a interesting Shopping place where you will be able to buy a souvenir of your visit of San Jose.

Back to the Hotel.

Free evening.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Sleep In 3*** Plus or similar with Breakfast and taxes included.

06:00 Departure by regular transportation, very early in the morning, we take the breakfast on the way, to continue to Caribbean.

Lunch at the hotel.

Visit to Tortuguero town to regular walking around and learning about people and customs.

Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation in full american plan (FAP) at Manatus Hotel 4**** or similar, breakfast, lunch dinner and taxes included.

08:30 Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 In the morning regular tour by boat though the canals Tortuguero National park to observe the flora and fauna.

Lunch at the hotel.

Walking tour to the hotel trails.

Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation in full american plan (FAP) at Manatus Hotel 4**** or similar, breakfast, lunch dinner and taxes included.

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Left the hotel by regular boat until the bus continue the trip to Guapiles.

Lunch in route, there will be the transportation waiting for you and provide private transfer to Arenal.

Arrive to Arenal around 4PM.

Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation in modified american plan (MAP) at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa 4**** or similar, breakfast, dinner and taxes included.

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 El Silencio Private reserve is one of the most visited places to observe the Arenal Volcano activity. When the lava is flowing down at the north side of the volcano this is the perfect place to visit and watch the lava. Also on the trail we can see some animals and plants that give us a good example of conservation.

Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation in modified american plan (MAP) at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa 4**** or similar, breakfast, dinner and taxes included.

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

Check Out and departing for Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, to take return flight to country of origin.

 

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Included:

All Group tours with specialized guides in different languages.

Price includes all hotels with suggested food plan, all transfers, visits, excursions indicated in the program, entrances, specialized guide, as well as local taxes.

Excludes:

International Airfare.

Airfare Havana - Costa Rica.

Visa fee.

Medical Insurance.


Templete Havana
el templete in havana
Wikipedia

Valle de Viñales
vinales valley pinar del rio
Varadero
Varadero beach
Basilica San Jose Costa Rica
Basilica San Jose Costa Rica www.cubatoptravel.com
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
tortuguero costa rica
 

Attractions Havana-Trinidad-Varadero-Costa Rica

Attractions Havana

  • ✓ Museum National of Bellas Artes
  • ✓ Museum of the Revolucion
  • ✓ Napoleonic museum
  • ✓ Museum of Chocolate
  • ✓ Museum of the Rum Havana Club
  • ✓ Pharmacy Museum
  • ✓ Museum of the City
  • ✓ Hemingway Museum Finca Vigia
  • ✓ Scale model of Havana
  • ✓ Museum of Guanabacoa
  • ✓ National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • ✓ Wilfredo Lam Center

Attractions Trinidad

  • ✓ Plaza Mayor.
  • ✓ Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
  • ✓ Romance Museum
  • ✓ Convento de San Francisco de Asis
  • ✓ Parque Central Cespedes
  • ✓ Museo de Historia Municipal
  • ✓ Trinidad Architecture Museum
  • ✓ Yudit Vidal Faife Gallery
  • ✓ Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery.
  • ✓ Santeria Israel
  • ✓ Guamuahaya Archaeology Museum
  • ✓ Iglesia de Santa Ana

Attractions Varadero

  • ✓ House of Rum
  • ✓ Ambrosio Cave.
  • ✓ Church Santa Elvira
  • ✓ Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
  • ✓ Convention Center Plaza America
  • ✓ Central Park
  • ✓ Cactus Patriarch
  • ✓ Museum Municipal Varadero
  • ✓ Varadero Street Market.
  • ✓ Dolphinarium Varadero.

Costa Rica

  • ✓ San Jose Morazán Park.
  • ✓ The National Park
  • ✓ Culture Square in San Jose
  • ✓ The National Museum of Costa Rica
  • ✓ The Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold
  • ✓ Manuel Antonio National Park
  • ✓ Volcan Poa
  • ✓ Catarata la Paz
  • ✓ Volcan Arenal
  • ✓ Tortuguero National Park