While Havana is undoubtedly Cuba’s national epicenter, there’s plenty more to see on the island within a few hours of the capital. From charming beach-side towns to beautiful mountains, here are the top three overnight excursions from Havana.
Private Jeep Tour to Trinidad, Cienfuegos & Santa Clara
Travel in style through many of Cuba’s most historic cities via this Jeep-led excursion. Tour Cienfuegos, a city of beautiful architecture and one of the few Cuban cities founded by the French. Next you’ll head to Trinidad, located tranquilly between the Sierra Escambray mountain range and the stunning Caribbean Sea. After visiting the Valle de los Ingenios the next day, you’ll venture to Santa Clara, a modern university city forever linked to the triumph of the revolution and home to Che Guevara´s Memorial.
Exclusive hotel accommodation can be booked for Castillo en las Nubes in Soroa, Mesón del Regidor in Trinidad and Palacio Azul in Cienfuegos. Each of these experiences is exclusive to the Cuba Travel Network and can be booked through one of our helpful assistants. Let us help you make your trip both easy and fun!
Crucero del Sol: Catamaran & Dolphins from Havana
Travel to the beautiful crystal-clear waters around the Cuban peninsula with this excursion to Varadero. Fall in love with the natural beauty of the island as you sale off-shore on a catamaran. On this excursion you will have the option to swim, snorkel and partake in a dolphin encounter! Your nautical adventure will also include a meal of fresh seafood and Cuban cocktails. Following the excursion, you will have the option to return to your hotel in Havana or extend your experience in Varadero overnight.
Outdoors in the Viñales Valley
Start your excursion by visiting Pinar del Rio, where you’ll learn about the famous cigar brand, Vegas Robaina, and its founder, Alejandro Robaina, the “godfather of Cuban tobacco.” Next you’ll travel into the valley by foot or horseback and later enjoy dinner before retiring to your homestay for the night. The next day you’ll hike, “Del Infierno al Paraiso” (from Hell to Paradise), which is one of the most breathtaking routes in all of Cuba. Afterward, you’ll end the excursion at Las Terrazas, Cuba´s first ecotourism center.