Days 4-6: Vinales
Drive from Havana to Vinales
Marvel at the ever-green Valley of Vinales as you wade through the brazen copper-hued tobacco farms, plantations and mountains. The transfer from your hotel in Havana lasts about 1 1/2 hours.
If not in a hurry to reach Vinales, speak to your Cuba Direct travel consultant about some
worthy stops along the way, particularly the Soroa Waterfalls and Orchid Gardens, the "Castle
in the Clouds" and some other interesting bits on the way to the Valley of Vinales.
Explore The Valley of Vinales
Discover Cuba's most beautiful natural landscapes
at the Valley of Vinales,UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Learn to roll cigars on a visit to a local tobacco farm.
Explore Caves, underground rivers, and mogotes
Days 6-8: Playa Larga, Bay of Pigs
Drive from Vinales to Bay of Pigs
Next step on your adventure: driving from Vinales to Playa Larga, Bay of Pigs.
We'd recommend leaving early in the morning and plan for a short stop
along the way to rest. Ask your Cuba Direct travel consultant for good places
to stop along the way.
Explore Playa Larga.
Your next stop will be in enchanting Playa Larga. One of two beaches invaded by US-backed exiles in 1961, Playa Larga is a fisherman and diver's paradise. The other beach, Playa Giron, is only 40-minutes away. There you'll learn all about the invasion of Bay of Pigs, visting a local museum specifically dedicated to the conflict. Like Playa Giron, Guama is also a short distance away - and is certainly worth a visit. On arrival, cross The Laguna del Tesero (treasure river) by boat, and make your way to Taino village - a staged recreation of an ancient Taino village showing how the original inhabitants used to live. On your way back to Playa Larga, you could even stop off at the Cueva de los Peces for a quick dip before you return.
Playa Larga: an exciting combination of beach, nature, and history.
Playa Giron Museum
- Cueva de Los Pesces
Diving in Playa Larga or Giron
Try the authentic Cuban cuisine