COLOURS HAVANA & TRINIDAD

educational people to people program

7 nights / 8 days

A educational people to people program which allow visitors to interact with the families and cuban people lodging at their guesthouses. Experience how cuban entrepreneurs start to change the cuban life, meet them.

People to People in Havana & Trinidad

Itinerary

Arrival at Havana International Airport.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Private Transfer to Homestay.

Accommodation in B & B at Guest House in Havana (rooms with good and modern comfort, A/, W/C, cold and hot water and breakfast included).

Welcoming Dinner at Private/family Restaurant Doña Eutimia.

D (dinner included).

08:30 Breakfast.

09:15 Full City Tour of Old Havana guided by a specialist of the Office of the Historian of Havana. Starting the walking tour of Old Havana from the Templete, where Havana villa was founded in 1519. Walking through the Plaza de Armas and all other Squares of Old Havana: San Francisco de Asís Square, then to Old Square, visit the Cathedral Square. Seeing the monuments and buildings more relevant from the different centuries all well preserved, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, the Cathedral; entrance to the Museum of Capitanes Generales & the Old Havana Small Scale Museum.

Visit the Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center in Old Havana; visit the Cerography Center at the Cathedral Square.

14:00 Luncheon at Family/Private Restaurant El Fígaro.

After lunch visit the Aisle of the Barbers in Old Havana, a project which is changing the life in the area of Central Havana, thanks to the private initiative of “Papito the Barber”.

16:00 Visit the Prado Avenue, the Grand Theater of Havana, and the Capitol Building. Continue to Colon Cemetery, one of the most historical cemetery of the world and the most significant in Latin American with more of 500 mausoleums, chapels and family vaults; enjoy some of the most relevant mansions of the Vedado on Paseo Avenue, President Avenue, 17 Street between others, visit the University of Havana, the Coppelia building, the Rampa, the first Hilton built outside USA in the fifties.

Optional Dinner (not included).

Accommodation in B & B at Guest House in Havana (rooms with good and modern comfort, A/, W/C, cold and hot water, and breakfast included).

B,L (breakfast & lunch included).

08:00 Breakfast.

09:00 Visit the association of Yoruba in Old Havana; get an explanation about the afro religion in Cuba.

Continuation to the town of Guanabacoa and Regla where that afrocuban religious are most practiced, visit the Santeria Museum.

In Guanabacoa learn about history of the town, one of the oldest of Havana, their participation in the defense of the villa of San Cristobal de la Habana during the days of the British invasion in the XVIII century; after that visit the Cojimar town, a fisherman town, which also played a role in the defense of the villa during that event, and was relevant in the history because of the live of the american writter Ernest Hemingway in Cuba. (the Novel Old Man and the Sea´s story written by Hemingway and the film based on that novel took place in Cojimar town).

13:00 Luncheon at Las Terrazas de Cojimar restaurant.

After lunch visit the Hemingway Museum at Finca Vigia.

In the way back to Havana stop at El Morro Cabaña Fortress. Entrance to the external aeras, special opportunity for pictures.

16:30 Back to the homestay.

At evening optional visit to a baseball game (depending of the time of the year if the national championship is taking place at that time) or visit the Casa de la Cultura de Centro Habana.

Accommodation in B & B at Guest House in Havana (rooms with good and modern comfort, A/, W/C, cold and hot water, and breakfast included).

B,L (breakfast and lunch included)

07:00 Early Breakfast.

07:30 Transfer to take the Tourist Bus to Trinidad.

15:30 Upon arrival our Local representative in Trinidad will meet you and will take you to your Guesthouse in Trinidad where you will be staying for the next 2 days.

Our local Tour Guide will meet you to start the City Tour of Trinidad, the quintessential of Cuba Colonial City, best preserved historical Center in all the America´s , visit the Santa Ana and the Major Square, entrance to the Cantero Palace, entrance to the Canchanchara Bar with a welcoming drink, visit the Handcraft Fair.

Free evening.

Accommodation in B & B at Guest House in Trinidad (beautiful colonial houses, rooms with good comfort, A/C, W/C, hot water and breakfast included).

B (breakfast included)

08:00 Breakfast.

08:30 Full day tour, with a guide, to Topes de Collantes to do the Caburní trail. Travel by Russian trucks to the Escambray Montains, where hiking, jungle trekking with waterfall.

13:30 Cuban luncheon organized by the campesinos.

Back to the homestay in the late afternoon.

Optional dinner (not included).

Free evening.

It is recommended to enjoy the cultural life and night life in Trinidad, of a particular interest is some galleries of arts in the Historical Center of Trinidad as well as Casa de la Trova.

Accommodation in B & B at Guest House in Trinidad (beautiful colonial houses, rooms with good comfort, A/C, W/C, hot water and breakfast included).

B,L (breakfast and lunch included)

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Transfer to Havana by Tourist Bus “Conectando Cuba”.

15:40 Meet and Greeting upon arrival, transfer to your Homstay where you will stay the last evening of the Program.

20:00 Farewell dinner at a Family Restaurant San Cristobal in Central Havana or similar.

Back to the homestay.

Accommodation in B&B at Guest House in Trinidad (beautiful colonial houses, rooms with good comfort, A/C, W/C, hot water and breakfast included).

B, D (breakfast and dinner included).

06:00 Breakfast

At the time needed, Transfer Out to Havana international airport to take flight out of the country.

 

END OF SERVICES

Included:

Accommodation in B & B as indicated in the Program.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Private Transfer In.

Tour Guide in full command of English and/or other foreign language for the whole staying in Cuba.

All the tours as indicate with the Entrances pointed out in the Program, with explanation of Specialist when mention.

Private Transportation for all the tours.

Luncheons and Dinners as indicated.

Transfer Out

Not included:

Airfare.

Tourist Visa.

Medical Insurance

Services not mentioned in the Program.


Guest houses
guesthouse in havana

Our team of travel experts personally review each property. Old Havana is the city-center. it has been one of UNESCOs World Heritage sites, where there are major attractions of the country, a symbol of a culture. Havana is where you can connect with Cubans from every walk of life, is an exhilarating place, but we also have houses all over the country. Our team carefully reviews all our inventory the best houses that fit the program, providing comfort and safety to all our visitors.

Arte y Corte Papito’s
arte y corte Papito's

Established about eight years ago, Arte Corte is a hairdressing salon that is also an “interactive museum” where the customer, while comfortably seated in a hundred year-old chair awaiting their turn, may view antique scissors, razors, mirrors, vials, shaving brushes, combs, brushes and advertisements, along with original paintings and drawings by Cuban artists, all focusing on the topic of hairdressing. OnCuba

Paseo del Prado Avenue
Paseo del Prado avenue, Havana www.cubatoptravel.com

The Paseo del Prado emerged as a need for growth of the city, beyond the limits they imposed the walls. At that time the public spaces in the area intramural, for recreation and social life outdoors were insufficient. The walk or extramural mall, built by the Colonial Government, was about one kilometer long and spread over the earth wall and between the two doors that counted. It was called "Nuevo Prado" and went on to become the center of social life in Havana at the time. Wikipedia

Trinidad
trinidad cuba www.cubatoptravel.com

Trinidad, officially founded as Villa of the Holy Trinity and called by some historians and people like La Trinidad or Trinidad of Cuba. It is a city in the central region of Cuba, specifically in southern Sancti Spiritus province, and is the capital of the municipality of the same name. The 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 [2], zone where sugar flourished with the arrival of families Iznaga Borrell and Brunet towards the middle of the nineteenth century.

The Canchanchara
the canchanchara trinidada www.cubatoptravel.com

It is said that the Canchánchara was an ancient drink that prepared the mambises, where brandy with honey and any citrus fruit that came to hand mixing. It was hot taken as a nutritious and invigorating drink. It served to withstand the cold in the jungle and offset, to some extent, the consequences of machete charges. The mixture of its strong ingredients, allowed them to warm up the chest and protected from various respiratory conditions.

Topes de Collantes
topes de collantes trinidad www.cubatoptravel.com

Topes de Collantes is a nature reserve park in the Escambray Mountains range in Cuba. It also refers to the third highest peak in the reserve, where a small settlement and tourist center is located, all sharing the same name.Nature is the big attraction here. Wikipedia

 

Attractions Havana-Trinidad

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

Churches and convents Havana

  • ✓ Havana Cathedral
  • ✓ Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
  • ✓ Church of Paula
  • ✓ Church of the Merced
  • ✓ Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral
  • ✓ Church of Jesus de Miramar
  • ✓ Holy Spirit Church

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.

Attractions Trinidad

  • ✓ Ancon Beach
  • ✓ Salto del Caburni
  • ✓ Valle de los Ingenios
  • ✓ Iznaga Tower
  • ✓ Parque el Cubano
  • ✓ Embalse Hanabanilla
  • ✓ Cascada de Javira.
  • ✓ Cerro la Vigia
  • ✓ La Boca