RHYTHMS OF CUBA
For too many people, Cuba is nothing more than a beach resort. That’s crazy; the island practically buzzes with energy and you should do likewise—get moving. Journey through the culture-soaked streets of Trinidad and Old Havana for your fill of drinking and dancing. The music here pours out of open windows. Hit the beach and explore the outdoors then connect with the locals in homestays and make friends for life as you hit the sites with other young people like yourself. Boring? Impossible!
B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 Havana
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-4 Santa Clara/Trinidad (1B,1D)
Stop by Santa Clara en route to Trinidad and visit important historical sites, including the famous Che monument. Take an orientation walk around Trinidad's beautiful centre. Learn some moves during a salsa dancing lesson and take in some live music at an evening out at the Casa de la Trova. Enjoy a home-cooked local group dinner hosted by one of the homestay families. With nearby national parks, a beach, bikes and more, there's plenty to keep you busy!
Day 5-6 Viñales
See sugarcane and tobacco plantations in this rich agricultural town. Have a cigar, do a rum tasting and take a day trip to the island of Cayo Levisa. Practice some Spanish while staying in a local homestay.
Day 7 Havana
Stop at lush Las Terrazas en route back to Havana. Discover Old Havana on a short walking tour.
Day 8 Havana (1B)
Depart at any time.
Adventures for 18 to thirty somethingsDesigned for young, budget-minded travellers, Yolo trips maximize time and money by squeezing the most out of a destination. This ain't your typical big-bus tour, though. Small groups, insider access and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Physical Grading — 2
There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
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