How to make a mojito: crush mint leaves, caster sugar and lime in a glass; fill with ice; pour white rum over the top and add soda.
Alternatively, come here and ask a local to make it for you.(Was Cuba Fantastica)
Random facts about Cuba: one in four cars on the road is a Russian
Lada, there are no poisonous snakes, sex-change operations are legal and
free. Practical stuff: there are two types of currency here. You'll use
convertibles (CUC) and the locals use pesos (CUP).Day 1Get acquainted with HavanaPre-departure meeting in the eveningDay 2Spend the day exploring (La Habana Vieja) Old HavanaPerhaps visit a local historic bar and grab a mojito in the evening
Apparently the locals thought white buildings would be too harsh in
the heat of the day, so they're painted blue, yellow and terracotta.
This is the place to buy a canchanchara - lemon juice, honey and Santero
Cuban rum served in a glazed ceramic pot. Set off on your own exploration of Trinidad - quintessential CubaPerhaps
climb the bell tower of the central Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra
Bandidos (a former convent) for great views over the old rooftops and
surrounding hills.Why not visit some of the great local markets Get your beach beach fix - it's a short ride in a 'coco taxi' (B)
If only you could find a t-shirt, poster, keyring, book, scarf or pet rock with Che Guevara's face on it. Head inland to the historic city of Santa ClaraVisit the Revolutionary Plaza and the Che Guevara Monument (B)
Vinales is known for cheeky porches, tobacco plants and mojitos made
with honey. Practice blowing smoke rings from your balcony seat
overlooking the giant bubbles of limestone that cover the landscape. Visit Vinales, situated in one of the most scenic parts of CubaPerhaps take in the town's cultural centre and museum Why not set off on some of the hikes in the area (2B)
Cayo Levisa - Havana
Adios amigos. Toast the end of your trip with a mojito and one last salsa lesson at Casa de la Musica.Day 8Travel to the island of Cayo Levisa by boatSpend time on the white sandy beaches Opportunities to swim, snorkel, explore the island, or do absolutely nothing at allReturn to a country lodge in Soroa on the mainland, located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains in the late afternoonDay 9Travel back to Havana, where the trip comes to an end (B, L)
While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.
Key: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner