Travel to Cuba and Panama

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MULTI HOLIDAY DEAL

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. Visit Peninsula de Zapata, Bay the Pigs and continue to colonial Trinidad. Later 2 nights and 3 days in the beautiful blue waters of Varadero Beach Resort; return to Havana to travel on to Panama City on COPA airlines where you will enjoy 4 nights, visit the incredible Panama Canal, one of the jewels of human engineering; its surrounding beauty and ecological parks; the city’s skyscrapers across a gorgeous bay; its night life, merengue, salsa, its incredible casinos where you can try your luck; and you will also have enough time to go shopping in one of the shopping paradises of the world not only for its low prices but also for its quality and product guarantees; finally you will visit Portobello and Embera indigenous community.

Itinerary

3 nights in Havana
2 nights in Trinidad
2 nights in Varadero
4 nights in Panama City.

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****.

07:30 Breakfast.

08:30 Leaving for Peninsula de Zapata entrance to the Crocodile Farm, boat ride through the Treasury Lagoon, visit a reproduction of an Taino indean village.

Back by boat to the Boca de Guama.

13:00 Luncheon in a local restaurant.

14:30 Entrance to Bay of Pig Museum.

16:00 Continuation of the Trip to Trinidad, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humankind.

In transit panoramic tour of Cienfuegos city.

Arrival to Trinidad.

Check In at the Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar or similar (acccommodation in All Inclusive at Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar or Hotel Costasur in Superior rooms like the Bungalows or Tropical Rooms).

Free evening.

Full day tour of Trinidad City with entrances to Palacio Cantero Museum and the Canchanchara with a welcoming drink. Visit "La Plaza Mayor", the "Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad", Brunet Palace and Humboldt Museum.

18:00 Back to the hotel.

Dinner at the Hotel´s restaurant.

Free evening.

Enjoy the Trinidad Night life at Ruins of Theater Brunet, Casa de la Música, or Casa de la Trova, or La Parranda, or Ruins of House of Segarte.

08:00 Breakfast.

08:30 Check Out.

Departing for Santa Clara.

Entrance to the Che Memorial and Che Guevara Square, visit the Monument to the Derail Armoured Train and visit the Center of the City.

13:00 Get an optional lunch at local restaurant.

Continuation to Varadero.

Check In at the hotel in Varadero.

Dinner at the Hotel´s restaurant.

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

Free.

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

08:00 Breakfast.

08:45 Check Out and departing for Havana International Airport.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport Tocumén.

Trf In to Hotel in Panama.

Check In at the Hotel.

20:30 Dinner at La Tinajera Restaurant with a folkloric Panamanian Show.

23:00 Back to the Hotel.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Marriot Panamá or Sheraton Panama 5**** hotels with Breakfast and taxes included.

09:00 Breakfast.

City Tour of Historical Center of Panamá City, visit the Old Panamá.

13:00 Get an optional lunch at local restaurant.

14:00 Visit the incredible Panama Canal, one of the jewels of human engineering; its surrounding beauty and ecological parks.

17:00 Back to the Hotel.

Free evening.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Marriot Panamá or Sheraton Panama 5***** hotels. Breakfast and taxes included.

07:00 Breakfast.

07:30 Tour to Portobello by train (one way), in the return by Bus (or vice versa). Visit this historical city, crucial in the XVI and XVII centuries to move the gold taken by the Spaniards in the continent and send it to Spain. Visit the Portobello church where is located the Black Christ, luncheon included. (8 hours duration tour)

Back to Panama by 17:00.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Marriot Panamá or Sheraton Panama 5***** hotels. Breakfast and taxes included.

OPTIONAL:

20:00 Trf to the Causeway and Zona Viva of Panama, dinner in a restaurant in the area, stop and visit Bars and disco (not included in the price).

01:00 Back to the Hotel.

07:30 Breakfast.

08:00 Departing for the Tour of Embera community, one of the 5 indigenous tribes in Panamá, experience their live, sharing their food, their culture, their music, get into the river with their experts and their canoas (7 hours duration).

16:30 Back to the Hotel in Panama.

After dinner, Optional Not included in the Price, Night Club to enjoy Salsa Music.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Marriot Panamá or Sheraton Panama 5**** hotels. Breakfast and taxes included.

08:00 Breakfast.

Trf Out to Tocumén International Airport to take flight out of the city.

 

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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 - Panama City.

Visa fee.

Medical Insurance.


Capitanes Generales Museum Havana
capitanes generales museum

Museum located in the old Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, opposite the Plaza de Armas. It is the representative city museum. Its more than thirty rooms exhibit valuable collections of plastic, decorative and utilitarian objects that recreate the historical and cultural evolution habanera arts. The main entrance to City Museum overlooking the street Tacon, between Bishop and orelly. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.

Old square in old Havana
plaza vieja havana

The plaza was originally called Plaza Nueva (New Square). It emerged as an open space in 1559, after the Plaza de Armas and San Francisco. In colonial times it was a residential neighborhood of the Criollo plutocracy. Plaza Vieja was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies. The urban architectural complex of Plaza Vieja is represented by valuable colonial buildings from the XVII, XVIII and XIX and some examples of the early twentieth century. Wikipedia

Valle de Viñales
vinales valley pinar del rio

The Viñales Valley in the Sierra de los Organos near the western end of the island of Cuba is an outstanding karst landscape encircled by mountains and dotted with spectacular dome-like limestone outcrops (mogotes) that rise as high as 300 m. Colonised at the beginning of the 19th century, the valley has fertile soil and a climate conducive to the development of stock-raising and the cultivation of fodder and food crops.Unesco

Cienaga de Zapata
peninsula de zapata map cuba

Cienaga de Zapata is one of Cuba’s most diverse ecosystems. Crowded into this vast wetland (essentially two swamps divided by a rocky central tract) are 14 different vegetation formations including mangroves, wood, dry wood, cactus, savannah, selva and semideciduous. There are also extensive salt pans. The marshes support more than 190 bird species, 31 types of reptiles, 12 species of mammals, plus countless amphibians, fish and insects (including the insatiable mosquito).

Trinidad
trinidad cuba

Trinidad, officially founded as Villa of the Holy Trinity was the third village founded by the Spanish crown in Cuba in early 1514. In 1988 UNESCO inscribed on the World Heritage List the historic center of Trinidad near the Valley of the Sugar Mills

Casco Viejo, Panama City
casco viejo amador panama

A stroll through Casco Viejo, the 341 year old Spanish colonial sector built in 1671 is a must-do. Casco Viejo showcases Panama's Spanish Colonial and Canal-Era history. A vibrant. colorful neighborhood, it's recently undergone a renaissance- restored hotels and restaurants in handsomely restored buildings lie side by side with crumbling old buildings. Casco Viejo is a promontory- enjoy sea breezes and sweeping ocean and Panama City bay views. It"a also Panama City's hottest night life sector. Enjoy a great selection of restaurants and nightlife spots some with 360 views bay and city views. Casco Viejo was featured in the James Bond Quantum of Solace film.

Portobelo, Panama
casco viejo amador panama

Portobelo is a port city in Portobelo District, Colón Province, Panama with a population of 4,559 as of 2010. It was established during the Spanish colonial period. Located on the northern part of the Isthmus of Panama, it has a deep natural harbor and was used as a center for silver exporting before the mid-eighteenth century. Portobelo-Wikipedia

Embera community, Panama
embera community panama

The Emberá people also known in the historical literature as the Chocó or Katío Indians are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. In the Emberá language, the word ẽberá can be used to mean person, man, or indigenous person, depending on the context in which it is used. There are approximately 33,000 people living in Panama and 50,000 in Colombia who identify as Emberá. Embera people-Wikipedia

 

Attractions Havana-Trinidad-Varadero-Panamá

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.

Panamá

  • ✓ Old Panamá
  • ✓ French embassy
  • ✓ The National Institute of Culture Building.
  • ✓ The Vaults waterfront.
  • ✓ The Cathedral at Plaza de la Catedral
  • ✓ National Theather
  • ✓ Interoceanic Canal Museum
  • ✓ Heron's Palace
  • ✓ Miraflores Visitors Center
  • ✓ Plaza de la Independencia
  • ✓ Marine bridge