This tour has something for everyone. History buffs will be intrigued by Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos – all centres that were part of the hub of wealth and commerce during colonial times. For those enjoying nature and the outdoors, we stay in a mountainous biosphere reserve, the tobacco region of Viñales with its stunning landscape, and in a quiet resort overlooking the Caribbean. In addition to these extraordinary locations, we will take you to meet farmers, artists, naturalists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their communities. As with all of our tours, it is rich in content and value, while at the same time slowing down the pace often spending 2 or 3 nights in each area. Don’t like early morning starts? We never start our day before 9:00 am unless it is absolutely necessary. It’s your vacation! 

Varadero/Matanzas (1 night), Soroa (3), Vinales (2), Havana (3), Cienfuegos (2), Trinidad (2), Matanzas (1)

Western Cuba Tour Highlights:

  • Stay 3 nights in amazing Havana
  • Stay 3 nights in the mountains - UNESCO Sierra del Rosarios Biosphere Reserve
  • Take a boat ride through a subterranean cave with fantastic formations
  • Tour the opulent Columbus Cemetery in Havana
  • Visit a beautiful botanical garden which contains more than 20,000 plants 
  • Learn about organic farming during a visit to an 'organoponico'
  • Visit the Historic Museum in Trinidad
  • Tour a historic Coffee Plantation in the mountains, see the former slave quarters
  • Stay in Trinidad - established in the 16th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit a unique Pharmaceutical Museum
  • Ride a Russian truck into the beautiful Escambray Mountains
  • Enjoy a traditional Cuban pig roast
  • Visit the Palacio del Valle and Thomas Theater in Cienfuegos
  • Discover Cuba's natural beauty during treks in a biosphere reserve
  • Swim in the natural pools formed by cascades in an area where Cuban families picnic
  • Take a guided walking tour through a tobacco field in Viñales, visit the tobacco drying house of a local farmer.
  • Take a trek in a the Topes Collantes/Escambray Mountains

2019 Western Cuba Tour – The Heart of Cuba Dates & Prices 

February 2nd – February 16th, 2019

Tour Cost per person based on double occupancy: $3485.00 CAD

Air Fare: Direct flights to Cuba are available from many Canadian cities. Contact our office for airfares and flight information: Call for airfares from your city

Single supplement: $1160.00

In order to make each tour, a special experience space is limited to 20 people. We encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment and for the best airfares.

Flights: Call us for flight and airfare information from your closest airport in Canada as we can often access flights not easily found on the Internet and offer alternatives.

Tour Price Includes:

  • 14 nights’ accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Meals: all breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • All admissions and cultural visits listed in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Fully escorted by a Canadian Tour Leader and Cuban guide

Not included: Travel insurance, airfare and gratuities.

Singles wishing to share: We often get requests for single travelers wishing to share accommodation. If you are interested in traveling with a companion please let us know and we can try to match you up with a suitable traveling partner.

Transfers: To and from the airport to your hotel are included on the tour dates. Airport transfers can be arranged for a cost when you purchase extra nights before or after the vacation.

Insurance: Medical insurance is mandatory in order to enter Cuba. Cancellation and trip interruption insurance is optional. Premiums depend on your age, the length of time away and the cost of your tour and insurance will be discussed and quoted at the time of booking.  

Payment Schedule:

Tour Deposit: $300.00 per person.

Forms of Payment: Cheque, Visa and Master Card or email.  

Payments made by credit card are subject to a 3 percent processing fee. For information regarding e-mail, payments contact your financial institution. It is easy and convenient.

Cancellation Policy: In the event that you have to cancel you must notify Discovery Tours immediately in writing. The following scale of charges will apply according to the date that notice is received. Airfare penalties may differ and will be discussed at the time of ticket purchase.