Three Cities of Wonder in Cuba
Explore the jewels of the Caribbean
On this tour the customer will enjoy a beautiful walk in Cienfuegos, Trinidad (Villa of Wits), Santa Clara, going back in time and enjoying an environment nineteenth century, life and customs of its inhabitants.
You’re not a modern traveler today. You’re an explorer, discovering the wonders of 19th century Cuba and the natural, untouched beauty of the surrounding area. In this tour, you won’t just get to visit one city, but three, and their similarities and differences will give you a true idea of what Cuba really is all about.
Each of these lovely Cuban cities has something different to offer. The city of Cienfuegos features beautiful colonial architecture and gold-leaf frescos. The city of Trinidad has charming cobblestone streets and friendly locals. And finally, Santa Clara houses the Che Guevara Mausoleum, the resting place of the leader of La Revolucion.
These three cities have some of the best food in the Caribbean. Relax under the waving palms and enjoy cuisine you’ll never forget the taste of.
Start your adventure as you climb, well-rested, into the back of our comfortable microbus. Today you will see the best Cuba has to offer! Don’t forget your camera and comfortable shoes.
This beautiful Cuban city has some of the best-preserved colonial architecture outside of Havana. Located in Southern Cuba, it was originally settled by Taino indigenous people, then by French immigrants in the 19 th century. Renamed when it became a town in 1829, Cienfuegos literally means “one hundred fires” and became a thriving port city due to the fertile fields around it to grow sugar, one of Cuba’s biggest exports.
You’ll discover the colonial beauty of this era and its role in La Revolucion. Wander the streets and discover the six Neoclassical buildings that UNESCO designated as some of the best examples of 19 th century architecture in the world. Shop, take pictures, and enjoy this wonderful city!
Climb back onto the bus and drive to Trinidad, one of Cuba’s jewels. Fueled by the sugar trade in the early 16 th century, this city, too, has been designated a UNESCO world site due to its perfectly preserved plazas and architecture. Trinidad’s main export these days is tobacco, so you’ll get to see just how this keeps the city productive and prosperous. The historic Plaza Mayor features beautiful pastel-colored homes,cobblestone streets, and a charm you won’t be able to get enough of.
This butter-yellow mansion was built in 1800 as the home of Don Pedro Jose Iznaga Borrell. It belonged to the Borrell family for years, and was later bought by a German man, Cantero. Perfectly preserved, original frescoes survive on the plasterwork of the main hall. In its gracious halls, Italian marble floors and large, open architecture abound.
You’ll learn about the history of Trinidad, surrounding areas, and the slave trading era. With one of the best viewpoints over the ocean, you’ll also get to see a panoramic view of what colonial Trinidad looked like in Borrell’s day!
You’ll love this delicious and popular Cuban drink! Born in the colonial town of Trinidad, this rum and honey-based drink is the perfect way to refresh yourself before lunch!
Smack in the middle of the charming Plaza Mayor, this restaurant serves a unique buffet table, reminiscent of the colonial city and its delicacies! With music playing in the square, you’ll get to enjoy seafood, Caribbean food, and other delicious fare while you overlook the plaza and relax in the heat.
Discover the history of the La Revolucion leader – Che Guevara. You’ll have heard of him before, but now you’ll get to know the intimate details of his life, and view his final resting place here in Santa Clara. Love him or hate him, this Argentinian-born leader changed the face of Cuba forever.
Now that you have seen some of the most beautiful cities in Cuba, it’s time to get back in the bus and ride back to your hotels. With your newfound knowledge, you’ll be sure to impress your friends – and your social media will love your gorgeous pictures!
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