20 Nov 2016

Let's explore lovely Cuba in February!

Hola mis amigos!

I've just returned from leading my inaugural bus tour of Cuba and it went very well. We had a great group of people and I very much enjoyed hanging out with all of them!

My next Cuban road trip is scheduled for Feb. 11-24, 2017, and I'm looking forward to it. At present, the group is relatively small, which has some advantages (shorter baño lines, for example), but I hope to have a few more people sign up ~ please spread the word.

The itinerary for the February group is similar to the Nov. 5-17, 2016, bus tour but we will be flying into Havana and returning from Holguín, which gives us an extra day in Cuba ~ woohoo! This means we'll be able to visit the Viñales Valley, west of Havana, and spend our last night in the picturesque fishing village of Gibara. Also, we'll be staying in casas particulares (Cuban B&Bs) while in Havana, as well as Trinidad.

Viñales, in the Pinar del Río region, is known for its interesting limestone mogotes, tobacco farms and lush landscape. Quaint Gibara, in the province of Holguín, is where Christopher Columbus initially landed in 1492 and declared the island the most beautiful he'd ever seen, then promptly claimed it for Spain. I invite you to "discover" incomparable Cuba with me!

This package includes a two-week tour of the island, one night in a hotel near the Toronto airport preceding the trip, Cuban health/emergency medical care insurance while in the country (a requirement for all visitors), travel visas, all accommodation, breakfasts and some other meals. We'll have a professional Cuban guide to show us the key sites noted on the itinerary and I will be pleased to assist you in seeking out other interesting spots. The flight from Toronto and back will be priced according to what is available at the time of booking.

Hasta pronto,

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