Cuba -Wellness and Culture Holidays | London

Cuba -Wellness and Culture Holidays

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In November 2019, when the weather is rather ungrateful, we all dream about sunny beaches…..what if I added some nature walks, snorkeling and swimming in the warm Caribbean, horse riding on the beach, some soul liberating salsa, Cuban cars, and yoga on the beach – ladies and gentlemen; we are inviting you to Cuba Libre Experience!
Join us for 10 days and 9 nights of exhilarating adventure.
Highlights: visiting the best of Cuba: iconic Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, most beautiful nature of Cuba: Vinales with its tobacco plantation and organic farms, dancing salsa under the stars, horse riding on the beach, nature yoga, swimming and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea
Day 1
Arrival in Havana, meeting up with our guide and taxi transfer to our ‘casa’ – accommodation. Settling in and heading for a lunch in the sophisticated Cafe Laurent. In the evening, we are for a real treat: a ride in the convertible vintage cars around Havana! Visit the iconic Hotel Nacional (beloved to Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner), where we will learn about the mafia in Cuba. Then dinner at El Cocinero -one of the best restaurants in Havana. The evening will be yours to explore and enjoy but while in Cuba, it is a must to sample Cuban music and dance, so the suggestion will be an evening at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano.
*included: airport transfer, vintage cars ride, guide, drink in the Hotel Nacional
Day 2
Waking up with morning yoga and after the breakfast, we will explore Old Havana -the plazas, streets, and cathedrals. The architecture and the culture. Havana is one of the most unique cities in the world and you must experience its beauty and flavours with all senses. Lunch at Palador Dona Eutimia – the most authentic Cuban food experience, we will continue our exploration of Havana, passing by the galleries, theatres, and Capitolio, enjoying the vibrant street life of Havana and the sound of music until…we start dancing in our salsa class! We will make sure to practice what we learnt after the dinner (Vista Mar -offer the best sunset in Havana)
*included: morning therapeutic yoga, all day guide, lunch, salsa lesson in the best dance school of
Day 3
Breakfast and heading off to Vinales – the most spectacular nature of Cuba. On the way, we will stop in Soroa to stretch legs with a short hike to the waterfall. We will pay a visit Patio Del Pelegrin, nature community project, dedicated to local children *there will be an opportunity to donate to the project*, Evening will be for a short yoga stretch and wander around town. We will be treated to a special homemade dinner. Food in Vinales is delicious, kame sure to try black beans and tostones! The evening is to star at the stars or explore the music and practice your salsa moves at Casa De La Cultura Polo Montanez
*included: transport, breakfast, lunch and short yoga stretch
Day 4
We will rise with the wellness in mind and mindfulness session in nature. After breakfast will take a walk around the numerous tobacco plantations and will be able to see how to roll a cigar and witness the farmers life! Lunch will be held at the restaurant on the hill, with the marvelous views- make sure to order an anti-stress drink! The rest of the day will be spent on visiting the intriguing Indian cave and leisure time with the dinner and your place of choice
*included: morning mindfulness practice, breakfast, guided walk, lunch, visit of the Indian Cave
Day 5
Morning yoga and breakfast, followed by departure to Cienfuegos! We will stop by Playa Giron for some lunch and indulge in swimming and snorkeling at Playa Larga and the Fish Cave.
Arrive in the stunning Cienfuegos and check into our casa. We will tour the city tour, with the drinks at the elegant Palacio de Vale, followed by the dinner at Las Mamaparas -a family restaurant, beautifully located and serving fusion of flavours.
Day 6
After breakfast, we departure for another gem of Cuban Culture and architecture: the city of Trinidad. Upon Arrival and check-in, we will have lunch at La Botija (a taberna serving authentic local food) and explore the city, walking its charming cobbled streets. Dinner will be at your own choice and an evening at Casa de la Musica is a must!
*included: breakfast, a tour of the city
Day 7
yoga session, breakfast and a day in nature’s paradise: Escambray Mountains. a unique tropical forest, with its eucalyptus, magnolia, and mahogany, in the heart of Cuba. It is a hiker’s paradises, with an excellent opportunity for a swim in the lakes and cool off by the waterfalls. We will end the hike at the beach and spend our afternoon there. We will have lunch and dinner in the local placed, en route. A day in heaven, but if you want more, there is still an option for music and dancing in the infamous Casa de la Trova (a house of distinctive and traditional styles in Cuban music)
*included: yoga, breakfast, guided hike,
Day 8
Free day to explore. You can rest, or choose to go to the beach or rent a bike or hike, there are many options… will see how you feel
Day 9
A return journey to Havana, to say goodbye to this glorious city, you will be able to visit your favourite places of interest and buy souvenirs. To soak in the history, flavours and immerse with the culture. We will confirm the farewell dinner place, closer to the time
*included: breakfast and guide advise
Day 10
Breakfast and departure time. Hope you come back
*included: breakfast, airport transfer
The exact dates of the Cuba Libre experience will be posted in November 2018 (as only then the airlines will release their flights- no earlier than a year ahead), it will be November 2019 but you can secure your spot now with the £200 deposit.
The accommodation for this adventure will be twin rooms, mostly en-suite, at 3*-4* B&B.
Please keep in mind that Cuba is an experience and that things may not run as smoothly as where you’re from, so come open minded, with a smile and sense of adventure. The above itinerary is subject to change (weather, flights times and local conditions). Please read TWD T& Cs before booking, and make sure to have adequate travel insurance.
Cost of the experience:
Early Bird: £1299 paid in full by March 2019| £200 deposit now and £1099 by March 2019
Standard: £1599| £200 deposit now and £1399 by September 2019
Not included:
Airfare, Airport tax Visa, travel insurance, vaccinations, any other meals than mentioned in the itinerary, tips of any kind, personal items or service, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc. Any other item not specifically mentioned as ‘included


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