An early departure at approximately 08:00 hrs. takes us away from beautiful Viñales and east along the motorway where after approximately 90 minutes we will take a short detour to the Botanical Gardens at Soroa, where the largest collection of Orchids can be found in Latin America. With magnificent views of the rolling palm clad hills of the Sierra Del Rosario the gardens are beautiful and contain over 700 species of Orchid alone! We can also enjoy a short walk to the impressive Soroa waterfall, a tranquil setting in a sub-tropical valley.
The morning continues and we head through 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 the house 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.
After lunch we will take the short journey along the Via Blanca coastal road and as the Havana skyline comes into view, head under the tunnel and into Havana where you will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation at approximately 16:30 hrs.
Transport as required with driver/ guide, entrance to Soroa Orchid gardens and waterfall, entrance to Finca Vigía, short tour of Cojímar and three course lunch in Cojímar.
Any drinks with lunch and drinks or snacks during the day, tips for driver / guide and local guides, tips at lunch venue.