Varadero Beach

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  • #3 of the top 25 beaches in the world
  • Tourist resort town with white sandy beaches

 

Historic Centre of Cienfuegos

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  • Founded in 1819 by French and Spanish settlers
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Old Havana

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  • Original Havana city walls are modern boundaries of Old Havana
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca

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  • Fortress on the coast of Santiago de Cuba
  • Overlooks the bay
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Viñales Valley

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  • Tobacco and other crops are cultivated on the bottom of the valley with mostly traditional agriculture techniques
  • Many caves dot the surrounding hillfaces
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Camagüey

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  • City in central Cuba
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Playa Paraiso

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  • Province located on the Atlantic Ocean

Sirena Beach

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  • White sand beach

 

Santa María del Mar, Havana

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  • Sandy beach east of Havana

 

Malecón, Havana

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  • Roadway and seawall along the coast of Havana
  • New businesses appearing on the esplanade due to economic reforms in Cuba that now allow Cubans to own private businesses.

 

Playa Pilar

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  • The first resort was built in 1993 in an era described by critics as “tourist apartheid”, as Cuban citizens were not allowed on the island unless they worked at the resorts serving tourists or had other specific permission.
  • However this restriction was lifted after 2000 and Cubans who can afford motor transport often visit Playa Pilar on the island.

 


 

Costs

flight $827

food $15/day x 13 days = $195

hotel $119/day x 13 days = $1,547

tickets (all attractions) $5

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,574