Breakfast aboard followed by a modern Havana tour in Classic Old fashion cars. Stop at the Cigar Factory for a tour. Enjoy a car ride along the Malecon, visit to Miramar and Vedado neighborhood, Bosque de La Habana, and Revolution square. Stop for a refreshing drink at the Hotel Nacional. Suggestion for lunch at the Restaurant O’Really 304 or “El de Enfrente”. After lunch visit the Fine Art Museum followed by a stop at El Floridita (Ernest Hemingway's favorite bar for daiquiris). Late afternoon return to the boat to relax. Early dinner (aprox 19.30) at the Restaurant “Al Carbon”. After dinner enjoy the Tropicana Show.
Full Day Tour to Viñales, Pinar del Río province. Located to the West of Havana, Pinar del Río is famous for growing some of the best quality tobacco on the world. Also a unique landscape awaits the visitor to the Viñales Valley. This excursion includes: - Visit to “ Casa del Veguero”. located near to the famous tobacco plantations. - Visit to “La Cueva del Indio”. A cave discovered in 1920, which lies in the San Vicente Valley – Here a small motorboat takes visitors up the underground San Vicente river for about a quarter of a mile! - Visit to the “Mural de la Prehistoria” (Prehistoric Mural). On the face of a mogote (a characteristic, gigantic karst formation) - Here the Cuban painter Leovigildo Gonzalez, a pupil of the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera also painted (circa 1959-62), “The History of Evolution” mural. - Lunch at a local restaurant. - Visit to Viñales Valley lookout point which offers a beautiful view of the valley. Return to the boat. Dinner at the boat. Night activities: ON REQUEST
Breakfast aboard, visit to the Hemingway Museum, former residence of the writer, located in San Francisco de Paula. Informative tour around the house with a personal and specialized guide, to observe his personal belongings, trophies, firearms and see the room where he used to write, as well as his fishing souvenirs and the other remembrances of his life in Cuba. Visit to Cojímar, the fishing community where Hemingway celebrated his Pulitzer prize in 1953 with his fishermen friends and the now legendary boat skipper, Gregorio Fuentes, captain of his yacht Pilar (and the main character of his book, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’). Visit to Morro and Cabana Castle. Lunch at the Restaurant Rio Mar. Return to the boat. Taking dinner at "El Cocinero". After dinner visit to the Fábrica Cubana de Arte (Interactive gallery which include art expositions of young Cuban artists, bars, live music, fashion performance, etc. Open every week from Thursday to Sunday, from 20.00 to 03.00)
Arrive to Maria La Gorda early in the morning. Maria La gorda is a beautiful bathing spot on the southwestern coast, where also you can enjoy snorkeling in a very healthy coral reef, full of a wide variety of marine species. Dive sites located in this area include the so-called Black Coral Valley, a wall of coral over 100 meters long and the Salón de María, a sea cave at a depth of 18 meters which is the habitat of rare species of fish.
Due to ecological regulations, is not allowed drop anchor in Maria La Gorda area. Vessels must moor in some of the available mornings or keep drifting.
Arrive early in the morning to Marina Cayo Largo del Sur.
Visit Cayo Iguana, a small key full of these (Iguanas!) and other reptiles.
Snorkling at Cayo largo Coral reef and diving in deep waters near the coral
Sail around the small keys located in the area.
Local sport fishing in shallow waters -- for tarpon, permit and bonefish (by prior arrangement).
Enjoy swimming at Playa Sirena or any of Cayo Largo’s white sand beaches with beautifully clear water.
Arrive to Marina Cienfuegos. Pilot services are compulsory for vessels GT 500
Take a tour of the City, which was founded in the early 1800's and settled by French and Spanish immigrants.
Lunch at Restaurant “Aché”(Cuban traditional meals)
Full day tour of the Zapata Swamp Biosphere Reserve and Peninsula. This 6000 square kilometer reserve is the home of 170 species of birds (endemic and migratory), as well as many reptiles, crocodiles and mammals. This visit will be of great interest to naturalists, birders, as well as being a unique learning experience for children. Go by boat to visit the Aborigen Village of Guamá. The village consists of 18 huts standing on several small islands in the lagoon (Laguna del Tesoro). Built of royal palm wood and thatched with palm leaves, the huts provide simple accommodation. In fact, the only way to reach this village is by boat, which takes about 20 minutes to travel along the luxuriantly fringed canal to the lagoon from Boca de Guamá. Also of interest is the reconstructed Taino village of Aldea Taina. It comprises four earthen “bohíos” (typical Indian huts) a “caney” (a larger round building) and 25 life-size statues depicting the natives, by the well known Cuban sculptress Rita Longa.