Learn more of Central Cuba's history!
Two capital cities of central Cuba are within the rural heart of Cuba. Such cities treasure visible Spanish traits in its architecture and local customs. Cienfuegos, founded by French in 1819, is a maritime town with well-preserved historical buildings and one of the most captivating bays in the Caribbean Sea. Its historical center was declared World's Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. Trinidad, one of the first seven villages founded in Cuba (1514) which still seems slept in time, was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. A city where the architectural wealth makes you travel back in time thanks to conservation and restoration of buildings.
Departing from Havana: 07:00-20:30 (3 hrs drive to Cienfuegos).
Departing from Varadero: 06:30-19:30 (2´30 hrs drive to Cienfuegos).
Drive to Cienfuegos through farmers' villages, valleys and plantations of sugar cane, bananas, citrus fruits, etc.
Visit to the heart of Cienfuegos (Tomas Terry Theater, Purísima Concepcion Cathedral, Ferrer's Palace, former City Hall, Marti Park, the triumphal arch).
Free time to walk along the Boulevard.
Visit to Punta Gorda (the aristocratic quarter of the city in the early 1900's), Valle's Palace and Hotel Jagua).
Drive for 1´30 hrs to Trinidad bordering the Caribbean Sea with an exclusive panoramic view of the Guamuaya Mountain Range.
Lunch at a local private restaurant: “Paladar” (price varies depending on your choice).
Walking tour around the Santísima Trinidad Cathedral, former Basilica Saint Francis of Assisi, Cantero's, Brunet's and Iznaga's Palaces, and drink a local “Canchanchara”.
Optional visit to the Romantic Museum (admission fee: 2.00 CUC per person) or the Municipal Museum (admission fee: 2.00 CUC per person).
Optional visit to a flea market.
Drive back to your accommodation.