Sömestre Tatilinde Küba Turu 20 Ocak 2024

İstanbul > Havana > Cienfuegos > Trinidad > Ancon > Santa Clara > Vinales > İstanbul

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Duration

9 Days

Tour Type

Somestre

Group Size

18 persons

Location

Cuba

Overview

Tour Date: January 20, 2024

Istanbul Airport at 22:30

Transport:

TURKISH AIRLINES

Departure: Istanbul Airport – Cuba 02:25

Return: Cuba-Istanbul Airport at 09:30

Airport-Home Transfer:

For our guests participating in the program from Istanbul, round-trip home-airport transfers are included in the program fee. Our Airport - Home transfer service is valid for a maximum distance of 50 km. Additional fees are required for distances exceeding 50 km. Transfer vehicle and driver information will be notified via mobile message 2 hours before the transfer time.

TOUR PROGRAM:

Day 1 Istanbul >> Havana

We pick up our guests coming from Istanbul from their homes with our transfer vehicles at the specified hours and go to Istanbul Airport and meet you in front of the THY counter at 22:30. Our journey to Havana begins with Turkish Airlines flight TK 183 at 02:10. After approximately 12 hours of flight, our guide and vehicle will meet us when we land at Havana Airport at 08:00 in the morning local time. We settle into our boutique hotel and rest for a while. Then, we start the city tour, which will take about 2 hours, with old American open-top cars. After our trip along the Malecon coast, we visit the museum house of Jose Fuster, an important ceramic artist. After seeing John Lennon Park, we take a coffee break in Almendares Park. We listen to our guide's explanations in front of the Jose Martin monument, the symbol of the area, in Revolution Square (Plaza de Revolucion) and take souvenir photos with the colorful cars that accompany us. After our visit to the Atatürk Bust, we have our meal at a pleasant restaurant. We go to our boutique hotel to rest. If our guests wish, we will also join the Havana nights, which continue to live until late in the evening, accompanied by music blaring from boulevard cafes and bars.

Day 2: Havana

We devoted this day to the streets of Havana. The historical texture of the city is quite impressive. Plaza Vieja, the most architecturally eclectic square of Havana, also known as Cuban baroque, is the heart of the city. We will see the Plaza de la Cathedral and the Castillo De La Real Fuerza Castle. The Capitolio Nacional Building, which was used as a parliament building before the revolution, is strikingly beautiful with its granite columns and magnificent entrance with 55 steps. We will visit Ernesto Che Guevara's house, which is a museum. After visiting the Revolution Museum, we will take a breather, listen to music and dance in the bars named "La Bodeguita" and "'La Floridita", where Ernest Hemingway was a regular. We will witness daily life as we wander the streets of the city. After our free dinner, we will go to "Fabrica del Arte", a place where music, entertainment and modern art are gathered under one roof, with our guests who wish.

Day 3: Havana >> Cienfuegos >> Trinidad

After breakfast, we start our 2 nights, 3 days Trinidad – Cienfuegos – Santa Clara tour. Our first stop is the crocodile breeding farm called "La Boca" in the Cienaga de Zapata National Park, one of the most important wetlands in Cuba with its rich habitat. Afterwards, we enjoy the Caribbean sea in the extraordinarily beautiful deep blue waters of Playa Larga. Then, we enjoy swimming in the cave pond in Cueva de los Peces and have lunch consisting of delicious seafood at the facility here. We continue our way through Praya Giron, also known as the Bay of Pigs, where the Americans landed to suppress the Cuban Revolution, and come to Cienfuegos, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and called the pearl of the South. We will take a short walking tour in the city center and have a coffee break in Jose Martin Square, where the governor's building, churches and the historical theater are located. We bid farewell to Cienfuegos and after tasting and shopping for tropical fruits on the way, we will arrive in Trinidad in the evening, after a journey that will take about two hours. We settle into our boutique hotel and after a free dinner, we go to Plaza Mayor with our guests and visit the night entertainment venues of the city.

Day 4: Trinidad >> Ancon

After breakfast, we will explore the streets of Trinidad with our guide. Our first stop will be the workshop of local ceramic artist Chico Santander. Then we start exploring the city on foot. We will breathe in the unique atmosphere that cobblestone streets, colorful buildings and tropical climate add to the city. After visiting the Museo Controbandista (Anti-Revolutionary Museum) and Escouela Primera (primary school), we will taste Canchancara, a colonial cocktail unique to Trinidad. After free time at the souvenir market, we go to Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Valley), which is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List and includes sugar cane plantations. Here, we experience the working system of the sugar cane grinder with our guests and then taste the resulting water. In the town of Managa, where the rich families of the colonial period lived, we go up to the Torre de Iznaga, or slave watchtower, and photograph the valley view that stretches as far as the eye can see. We will have free time for shopping at the souvenir market where the villagers' handcrafted products are available. Afterwards, we go to the world-famous Playa Ancon, known for its calm white beach and warm sea. We will have our delicious seafood lunch at the beachside facilities and enjoy the sea.

We return to Trinidad in the evening, and after a free dinner, we spend a night full of music, dance and fun at Casa de la Musica with our guests.

Day 5: Trinidad >> Santa Clara >> Havana

After our breakfast, we arrive in Santa Clara with a 1.5-hour drive. In this city, which is the most important witness of the revolution, we visit the "Mausoleum", the mausoleum where the remains of Che and his comrades are located, and the Che Museum, where Che's life story and personal belongings are exhibited. Then, we visit the Armored Train Museum, which tells the story of how the troops under the command of Che determined the fate of the revolution by stopping the weapon-laden train belonging to dictator Batista. After our lunch break, our drive to Havana will take about three hours. In the evening, we will go to watch the Cabaret Parisien Show (Parisian Show) at the Cabaret Parisién Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana. Cabaret Parisien is inspired by the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris and combines modernism with local Cuban elements to create a chic French style. This unique venue is famous for its eye-catching decoration, impressive stage performances and live Latin dancing. After watching the show, we settle into our boutique hotel.

Day 6: Havana >> Vinales

After breakfast, we take our 1 night and 2 day Vinales tour. We will go to Vinales Valley with a journey of approximately two and a half hours. Famous for its rock structure, which is rare in the world, and its lush green nature, the valley is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Our first stop here will be Jasmin Seyir Hill, where we will enjoy our morning coffee. Then we will see Cueva del Indio, the cave where the natives hid. After our cave tour, we will have lunch at Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso, on an ecological farm, at a table consisting entirely of natural products. Our next stop will be the world's largest rock painting, Mural de la Prehistoria, depicting the theory of evolution. Then, we settle into our homes in the city of Vinales, known for its single-storey houses with gardens. In the evening, we meet our guests at the park in the city square and spend a night full of music, dance and entertainment at Casa de la Musica.

Day 7: Vinales >> Havana

After breakfast, we will visit a cigar farm where we can find answers to questions such as "how to plant, grow, dry tobacco, how to roll a cigar and how to smoke a cigar." After leaving Vinales, we arrive in Havana with a car ride of approximately 2.5 hours and check into our boutique hotel. In the evening, we spend a night full of music, dance and entertainment with our guests who wish.

Day 8: Havana >> Istanbul

We depart for the airport with our car early in the morning. We set out to return to Istanbul at 09.30 with Turkish Airlines flight number TK183. Today we will have our breakfast and all other meals on the plane.

Day 9: Istanbul

We arrive at Istanbul Airport at 10:00 in the morning. At the end of our tour, we drop our guests from Istanbul home with our transfer vehicles.

Included/Excluded

İstanbul – Havana – İstanbul Türk Hava Yolları gidiş-dönüş uçak bileti
Havalimanı – Ev – Havalimanı transferleri
Cabaret Parisien Show (Parizyen Şov)
8 gece otel konaklaması
Otellerde 8 sabah kahvaltısı
Programda belirtilmiş tüm turlar
Profesyonel Türkçe rehberlik hizmeti
Programda belirtilen tüm transferler
Seyahat ve sağlık sigortası
Öğlen ve akşam yemekleri
Müze ücretleri
Küba vizesi (50 Euro)
Yurtdışı çıkış harcı (150TL)

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İstanbul > Havana > Cienfuegos > Trinidad > Ancon > Santa Clara > Vinales > İstanbul

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