Cuba Highlights: Havana & Cienfuegos

  • $2999
    Air+Tax Included
  • 8


Be captivated by the spirit and beauty of Cuba with immersive experiences that bring you up close and personal with the history, people, and culture. In Havana, you’ll tour historic sights, colorful plazas, and a cigar factory where you’ll meet the rollers. You’ll also take an exciting cooking class, meet performance artists, and ride in classic cars to an authentic dinner with Cuban baseball players. Get close to nature with stops at Las Terrazas, an eco-community in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, and the El Calvo waterfalls and natural pools. On a day trip, explore the town of Trinidad, and while in Cienfuegos, enjoy music, meet more local artists, and connect to the community. Close out the trip with an inspiring visit to Santa Clara.

JUST IN: Cruises to Cuba can no longer operate, but smarTours People to People Programs for 2019 and 2020 are officially authorized. Under the new regulations, pre-existing reserved people to people programs to Cuba are protected, so we can offer you our full range of Cuba programs- from our culturally immersive and experience-rich Cuba Up Close to our inclusive multi-city Best of Cuba and our exciting new launch of Cuba Highlights for 2020! Due to increased demand, there are limited spots left for 2019 and 2020, so book today!

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 1 night in Miami
  • 3 nights in Havana
  • 3 nights in Cienfuegos


  • A true “people-to-people” experience with cultural exchanges such as visits with artists, musical performances, and local organizations
  • Ride in American classic cars (Havana)
  • Traditional Cuban cooking/cocktail class
  • Home of Ernest Hemingway (La Finca Vigia)
  • Cigar Factory tour
  • Walking tour of Old Havana
  • Jose Fuster’s home and art gallery
  • Visit to Las Terrazas a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with a swim in the San Jose river
  • Cienfuegos city tour
  • Walking tour of colonial Trinidad
  • El Nicho National Park
  • Visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum (Santa Clara)

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip airfare from Miami
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Health insurance in Cuba (mandatory)
  • Cuban visa (for US citizens) and Cuban departure tax
  • Intra-Cuba ground transportation and transfers
  • Pre-night in Miami Airport hotel
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels in Cuba
  • 18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Comprehensive People-to-People experiences and cultural tours including admission fees, following U.S. regulation CFR 515.565
  • Experienced Cuban English-speaking guide and a USA Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Pre-Night in Miami

Your captivating Cuba trip begins today with a night in Miami. After independent check-in at your hotel, join your U.S. Tour Director for an orientation meeting.

Depart Miami/Arrive Havana (Cuba)

Before your flight to Cuba, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Upon arrival in Havana, you’ll be greeted by your English-speaking Cuban guide and taken for a tour of Home of Ernest Hemingway (La Finca Vigia). If time allows, we’ll stop for an authentic Cuban lunch in the town of Cojimar. Then, on the way to the hotel, you’ll take a panoramic tour of the major sites, Plazas, and Old Havana. After hotel check-in and a briefing from your guide, create a delicious Cuban meal with a cooking class at a top paladar (restaurant), Jardin de los Milgaros, and end your day with a special welcome…


Wake up with breakfast at the hotel and begin your day with a tour of a cigar factory where you’ll interact with the cigar rollers and learn about the cultural and economic importance of cigars. Then, head out on a walking tour of Old Havana which features special stops at a graphic artists workshop, rations store, and Casa de Africa. You’ll also visit the headquarters of the Habana Compas Dance Company to see a performance and mingle with the dancers and directors. Following this, savor a great lunch at Fuster’s Art Gallery and Workshop (known as the Cuban Guadi) and have a brief…

Las Terrazas

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and then depart for Las Terrazas, an eco-community in Pinar del Rio, located within the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Stop at the reforestation projects, local school, and polyclinic. You’ll also visit with local artists and have a delicious lunch at a local café. After, cool off with a swim in the San Juan River and then return to Havana for an evening at your leisure, Optional activities will be available.
Meliá Cohiba Hotel | Breakfast, Lunch


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then head out to Cienfuegos, stopping first at Matanzas, the City of Bridges, for a brief city tour. Break for lunch at Hotel Velasco and then continue onward to Cienfuegos. Upon arrival, tour the city and see the Terry Theater, along with other art studios where you’ll meet with the artists. After this, take in a performance by the Guitar Orchestra of Cienfuegos or the Choir of Cienfuegos and then enjoy a traditional Cuban dinner at Los Laureles. Optional evening activities are available.
Hotel Jagua | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trinidad Excursion

Fuel up for an exciting day in the town of Trinidad with breakfast at the hotel. Your first stop will be the Valley of the Sugar Mills to learn about the importance of the area’s sugar production. Lunch will be had at Barrancon with live music before taking a walking tour of Trinidad. The tour includes one Museum (Palacio Cantero or the Romantic Museum), and a visit to the Woodcarvers Workshop. After, delight in an Afro-Cuban musical performance at the Congos Reales and then explore more of the area with some free time. Return to Cienfuegos and your guide can give you great restaurant…

El Nicho Excursion

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then depart on a day excursion to El Nicho to discover the National Park, with a photo stop at Crucecitas. Next, visit a rural hospital, exchange with the community, and have lunch. A highlight of the day is a relaxing stop at the beautiful El Calvo waterfalls and natural pools. Later on, head back to Cienfuegos for a farewell dinner at Villa Lagarto.
Hotel Jagua | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Santa Clara/USA

Have a final breakfast at the hotel and then check out before heading to Santa Clara. You’ll visit the Che Memorial and then enjoy the Abuelos de Fiesta, a community project where seniors share their knowledge with younger Cubans, through traditional dances and games. Your trip comes to an end with a light lunch before being taken to the airport for departure.
Breakfast, Lunch

Guided Tour Pricing

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $599

*Note: All trips begin with a mandatory meeting at the designated hotel in Miami on Day 1 and depart from Miami for Havana on Day 2. For example, a Dec. 27 tour has its Miami orientation meeting in the evening on Dec. 27 and departs from Miami for Havana on Dec. 28.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received within 48 hours of reservation. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.