After being picked up from our accommodation at approximately 10:00 hrs. we head to the suburbs of Havana where we make a stop at Finca Vigía, the former Cuban home of the legendary writer and resident of Havana, Ernest Hemingway. The beautiful mansion house remains untouched since he left expecting to return! The tour covers the gardens and allows us to look into the rooms from outside. We continue to the village of Cojímar, the setting for Hemingway’s world famous book “The Old Man and the Sea“ and after a short orientation walk we will enjoy lunch in the village.
We continue along the coastal Via Blanca road stopping at Bacunayagua Bridge, Cuba’s tallest and with fantastic views of the Yumurí Valley far below. You could try the fabulous Piña Colada’s here, freshly made with real local pineapples and if you want a big dash of rum!
After lunch, Matanzas city, Cuba’s Venice is the next stop and we will tour this pleasant colonial town overlooking Cuba’s largest bay and in the late afternoon we arrive into Varadero resort and you will be dropped off at the hotel of your choice at approximately 16:00 hrs. Just in time to check in!
Transport as required with driver/ guide, entrance to Finca Vigía, short tour of Cojímar, Three course lunch in Cojímar, scenic stop at Bacunayagua Bridge and short orientation tour of Matanzas.
Any drinks with lunch and drinks or snacks during the day, tips for driver / guide and local guides, tips at lunch venue.
Private Sightseeing Transfer:
Payment for any extra services that you may wish to enjoy in addition to the services included on the standard tour are payable locally in Cuba. Please do advise us of your requirements in advance so we can brief the driver.