Valid From 06 January 2020 Until 31 October 2020
8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS Havana
8 Days 7 Nights Cuba Highlight (Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara & Varadero)
8天7夜古巴经典游 (哈瓦那,西恩富戈斯,特立尼达,圣克拉拉&巴拉德罗)
HIGHLIGHT: Cuba is culture, nature, history, magic and traditions. The Pearl of the Antilles is the result of the blend of multiple cultures, fusion of races and customs that gave birth to one of the most unique and fascinating Caribbean destinations. Your trips to Cuba will be characterized by its people. The Cubans are imaginative, joyful, unprejudiced, show their intelligence and are friends of joking and celebrating. And talking about celebrations, now that you’re here you won’t want to miss the carnivals, charangas, the parrandas, the countryside parties and the patron saint’s days, when you’ll have the chance of tasting the typical Cuban gastronomy made of Buñuelos, Tamales and Roasted Pig, always accompanied by a good coffee, a Cuba Libre, a Daiquiri, Mojito or Pina Colada drink. Valid for arrival on every Friday at Havana 2 To Go Ground Package (minimum 2 adults per booking)
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PACKAGE INCLUSIVE
  • 03 night's hotel accommodation in Havana
  • 01 night's hotel accommodation in Cienfuegos
  • 01 night's hotel accommodation in Trinadad
  • 01 night's hotel accommodation in Santa Clara
  • 01 night's hotel accommodation in Varadero
  • Meals- Daily breakfast by selected hotel (American breakfast), 6 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in itinerary
  • English/Spanish speaking representative or English/Spanish speaking tour guide during excursion
  • Round trip airport-hotel and excursion transfer
  • Share Service
PACKAGE EXCLUDE
  • International & Domestic air ticket & airport taxes
  • Items of personal nature, such as lunch & dinners, laundry, telephones calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, minibar charges and etc
  • Airport & hotel porterage tips recommended at USD 2-3 per room
  • Tour guide tipping at USD 2-5 per person per day
  • Driver tips recommended at USD 2-3 per person per day
PACKAGE COMPULSORY
COMPULSORY ITEMS A C
Agency Collection Fee 30.00 -
PACKAGE OPTIONAL
GENERAL TERMS
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
PAYMENT TERMS
  • Reservation Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 100 per person, you may required for more deposit for booking security and terms may vary from destination to destination.
PACKAGE REMARKS
  • General travel period: 06 January 2020 until 31 October 2020
  • Red Alert Date: Chinese New Year, Christmas, New Year, Easter Holiday, National Holiday period subject to surcharge & hotel compulsory gala dinner upon booking made.
  • Suggestion flight route: Kuala Lumpur - Havana - Kuala Lumpur
  • The above rates quote for minimum 2 adults.
  • The above rates are valid for Malaysian or ASEAN passport; surcharge might apply for foreigner passport, subject to individual hotel surcharge.
  • Advance booking required at least 45 working days before departure.
  • Any children sharing the same room with one single full paying adult will be charged at the full adult twin sharing rate.
  • The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.
  • Transfers in/out airport – hotel – airport or bus station – hotel – bus station in seat basis in English-Spanish language, comprise the following schedules: 0800am to 1900pm (Mexico time), if these transfers are before or after these time, they are subject to a surcharge because they must be exclusively provided in private services.
  • Pick Up Window: 15 minutes pick up window means that the vehicle will normally arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled pickup time. Please make sure to be completely ready to leave on your pickup time schedule, so you don’t keep other passengers waiting.
  • Film permission fee in each site or museum: USD 3 per person.
  • AIG Travel Insurance or major insurance companies' policy does not cover any loss, injury, damage or legal liability arising directly or indirectly from planned or actual travel in to, or through Cuba.
ITINERARY / SCHEDULE
DAY 1 - Havana (Arrival)

Upon arrival at Havana City airport, you will be met by local representative and escorted to your hotel for check in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

Havana is Cuba’s capital city. Spanish colonial architecture in its 16th-century Old Havana core includes the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a fort and maritime museum. The National Capitol Building is an iconic 1920s landmark. Also in Old Havana is the baroque Catedral de San Cristóbal and Plaza Vieja, whose buildings reflect the city’s vibrant architectural mix. Vintage American cars line the city’s streets and rumba groups play in the painted alley Callejon de Hamel. Salsa emanates from clubs and cabaret is performed at the famed Tropicana. In Centro Habana, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes displays Cuban art, the stately Gran Teatro presents ballet and theater, and the Museo de la Revolución inhabits the former presidential palace. Along the water is the Malecón promenade and Playas del Este beaches. Just east of Havana in San Francisco de Paula is Finca Vigia, the former home (now a museum) of the writer Ernest Hemingway.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Self expenses
Hotel in Havana: Memories Miramar or similar class
DAY 2 - Havana

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to see the top attractions of the city of Havana. 

Havana Plaza de la Catedral, the last of the main squares to be created, this is one of Old Havana’s most beautiful spots. Originally, it was named Plaza de la Cienaga (Swamp Square) because of its muddy terrain, but by the 18th century, it had already become one of the city’s most important squares and after it was drained and paved, wealthy families moved into the area and began building their mansions there. It finally became Plaza de la Catedral after the old Iglesia de la Companía de Jesus was consecrated as a cathedral.

Plaza de Armas, the early city was formally founded in 1519 on the northeast side of what would soon be laid out as Plaza de la Iglesia—named for the simple church that stood here until 1741, when it was destroyed following the explosion of the HMS Invicible in the harbor (the mast landed on the church). The square had by then already been cobbled, although it was renamed Plaza de Armas—essentially, “Parade Ground”—and became the main administrative center of the city.

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis y, right across Havana harbor, Plaza de San Francisco is one of the first three built in the 16th century. It takes its name from the Franciscan convent built there. The plaza became the site of a market that was moved to Plaza Vieja after complaints from the monks because of the noise. Aside from the Convento de San Francisco de Asís, the spacious square is dominated by Lonja del Comercio on the north side and the the Aduana (Customs House) and Sierra Maestra cruise ship terminal on the east side with the Fuente de los Leones in the center. The Plaza de San Francisco underwent a full restoration in the late 1990s.

Plaza Vieja, the 16th-century Plaza Vieja has always been a residential rather than a military, religious or administrative space, and is surrounded by elegant colonial residences, combined with a few very striking early 20th-century art nouveau buildings. Over the past 150 years, Plaza Vieja has played host to an open-air food market, a park, an outrageously misjudged car park built by Batista in 1952 (now demolished) and an amphitheatre. 

Lunch at local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, experience the iconic juxtaposition of historic American cars in Havana with a drive in vintage cars and pass by Capitolio and ride through the streets of Havana, checking out must-see sights along the way, you may visit

Central Park, completed in 1877 after the city walls were knocked down, the park is bordered by El Prado, Zulueta, San José and Neptuno Streets. It is surrounded by significant buildings, such as the Gran Teatro de La Habana; the Inglaterra, Telégrafo, Parque Central and Plaza hotels; the shopping complex known as Manzana de Gómez; and the building devoted to international art of the Museo de Bellas Artes. In the late 18th century, the park was pretty much bare of trees and mostly paved. Trees, fountains and sculptures were added to the park after 1959.

Revolution Square, the idea of building this square emerged in the 1940s, when an international contest was organized to erect a monument to honor José Martí, Cuba’s National Hero. In 1943 the project was finally approved. Several years passed by and in 1952, just before the 100th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, a government commission rejected the winning project and chose the design that got the third place, claiming that a vertical structure would be more appropriate. This decision was controversial, mainly because one of the authors of said design was no other than the Minister of Public Works. Due to a lack of funds, a public collection was made to raise the necessary money and the monument was finally built.

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel for accommodations.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel, Lunch at local restaurant, Dinner at own expenses
Hotel in Havana: Memories Miramar or similar class
DAY 3 - Havana - Las Terrazas - Havana

Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Las Terrazas, about 1 hour drive from city of Havana. The pioneering ecovillage of Las Terrazas dates back to a reforestation project in 1968. Today it’s a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, a burgeoning activity center and the site of the earliest coffee plantations in Cuba. Not surprisingly, it attracts day-trippers from Havana by the busload.

We will visit the famous Hotel Moka built deep into the forest. La Moka lies in the small community of Las Terrazas, perched on the banks of San Juan Lake. The roughly one thousand inhabitants have struck a balance between tourism and taking care of the biological diversity of this biosphere reserve, one of the best preserved in the country.

Visit the Union Hacienda with a garden of tropical flowers. About 3.5km west of the Hotel Moka access road, the Union Hacienda is another partially reconstructed coffee-estate ruin that features a country-style restaurant, a small flower garden known as the Jardin Union and horseback riding (CUC$6 per hour), you will visit the coffee producer and contact with local community while coffee tasting. 

Lunch in the local restaurant. 

Swimming time in Rio San Juan, by the side of the Los Banos del San Juan and the Bayate rivers, picnic, relax, swim in its clear waters and bathe in the thermal waterfalls of exceptional scenic beauty. 

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel for accommodations.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel, Lunch at local restaurant, Dinner at own expenses
Hotel in Havana: Memories Miramar or similar class
DAY 4 - Havana - Cienfuegos

After a hearty breakfast in hotel of Havana, begin the 2 hours 45 minutes drive journey to next city, Cienfuegos, the city also known as 'Pearl of the South', which highlights the perfect layout of its streets and buildings of high architectural value, which reveal the splendor of a culture with a strong French accent. 

You will then visit Tomas Ferry Theatre (Teatro Tomas Terry), sharing French and Italian influences, this theater on the northern side of Parque Jose Marti is grand from the outside (look for the gold-leafed mosaics on the front facade), but even grander within. Built between 1887 and 1889 to honor Venezuelan industrialist Tomas Terry, the 950-seat auditorium is embellished with Carrara marble, hand-carved Cuban hardwoods and whimsical ceiling frescoes.

The Valle Palace (Palacio de Valle), where you will learn about beautiful legend that is associated with construction. The ultimate in kitsch comes near the end of Calle 37 when, with a sharp intake of breath, you'll stumble upon the Arabian Nights–like Palacio de Valle. Built in 1917 by Acisclo del Valle Blanco, a Spaniard from Asturias, the structure resembles an outrageously ornate Moroccan casbah.

Lunch in the local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, visit and enjoy one of the most unique ecosystems of Cuba, located to the southeast of the beautiful Cienfuegos Bay where you can see the colonies of Pink Flamingos, Florida Ducks and other migratory species. It is also the largest shrimp farm in Cienfuegos. Boating by the natural lagoon or promenade for enjoyment of the area. 

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel for accommodations for dinner and rest.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel, Lunch at local restaurant, Dinner at hotel
Hotel in Cienfuegos: Pascaballo or similar class
DAY 5 - Cienfuegos - Trinidad

Breakfat at hotel and check out from Cienfuegos's hotel, departure towards Trinidad. (around 1 hour 20 minutes drive)

Trinidad is a town in central Cuba, known for its colonial old town and cobblestone streets. Its neo-baroque main square, Plaza Mayor, is surrounded by grand colonial buildings and was declared in 1988, by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Romantic Museum (Museo Romantico), in the restored Palacio Brunet mansion, and Museo de Arquitectura Colonial display relics from the town’s sugar-producing era. Iglesia de la Santísima is a 19th-century cathedral with a vaulted ceiling and carved altars.

Visit the Bar La Chachanchara, where you can taste a typical welcome drink. One of the oldest buildings in Trinidad, combined with architectural styles from the 18th and 20th centuries. There one can drink the Canchanchara, the traditional 19th Century liberation army beverage made of water, lime, honey and sugar cane liquor, that will give you the energy to dance and enjoy the Cuban rhythms found in the place.

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel for accommodations for dinner and rest.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel, Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant
Hotel in Trinidad: Las Cuevas Hotel or similar class
DAY 6 - Trinidad - Santa Clara

After a hearty breakfast, let's check out and departure to next city of Santa Clara. Santa Clara is the capital of the central Cuban province of Villa Clara. It’s chiefly known for its revolutionary landmarks. In the city's west, the Che Guevara Mausoleum is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters. It’s crowned by a massive bronze statue of the revolutionary leader. The adjacent Museo Histórico de la Revolución has artifacts and personal effects documenting Guevara’s life.

During the journey of 2 hours 30 minutes, panoramic tour through the mountainous Escambray mountain range, one of the most important mountain ranges in the country; passing through Manicaragua, settement of communities of cultivators of the famous Cuban tobacco and the rich coffee. 

In transit, you can see the tobacco plantations of the area, walk along Lake Hanabanilla, Cuba's only mountain lake. 

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel for accommodations for dinner and rest.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel, Lunch at local restaurant, Dinner at hotel
Hotel in Santa Clara: Caneyes or similar class
DAY 7 - Sanata Clara - Varadero

After breakfast in hotel, tour start at the city of Santa Clara (Villa Clara), the capital of central Cuba, with a tour of the patrimonial route of the city, which includes

Carmen Park, on the top of a gentle hill, in the shade of a tamarind tree, a priest and 175 people, they gathered to celebrate a Mass that gave as a foundation a new settlement of Colonial Cuba. Today, in this place, a small and quiet square rises, -Parque del Carmen- where a tamarind tree has been planted surrounded by a monument of 18 columns in the shape of a parabola, linked in a spiral to give an idea of the progress of the city in its continuous development towards the future. In each of the columns is inscribed the name of the representative of each founding family, as a reminder of the historic July 15, 1689 in which Santa Clara was born.

Leoncio Vidal Park, according to the opinions of many experts, this is one of the most beautiful parks in Cuba, and is surrounded by buildings of eclectic architecture, along with more modern ones. Prominent among the buildings circling the park is the La Caridad Theater (also a national monument), the Jose Marti Library (formerly the provincial government headquarters) and the Hotel Santa Clara Libre, among others, which all lend a unique beauty to the environment.

Ernesto Che Guevara Square, a meeting place with one of the most prominent and charismatic personalities in contemporary world history, where the Museum and the Memorial that bears his name are located.

Visit to the Monument to the action against the Armored Train. The site of one of the most important events in the Cuban Revolution is now an unusual monument to Che Guevara and his victorious guerrillas.

Lunch in a restaurant of the zone.

Continue to Varadero with 3 hours 30 minutes journey. Varadero, is the most beautiful of Cuban beaches and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean. Its total area is 14.4 square kilometres, with an approximate length of 21km of beach and an average width of sand strip of 22km. The transparency of its waters, the blue tones of the sea, its white and fine sands, its warm climate, its vegetation and natural landscapes, make it an unforgettable seaside resort.

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel for accommodation.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel, Lunch at local restaurant, Dinner at own expenses
Hotel in Varadero: Memories Varadero or similar class
DAY 8 - Veradero - Havana (Departure)

A sunny breakfast in Varadero's hotel, ready for check out and return to Havana city for your next destination or flight departure home. 

*The transfer duration about 2 hours 30 minutes, please make sure your flight departure time could meet the long hours transfer, evening/ night flight departure is highly recommended, altenatively, you could book/ schedule your flight 1 day later with stay a night at Havana city as optional.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in hotel
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