Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos 2020

  • days: 25
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Types of travel:

Countries Visited:

  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Cuba

Description

Embark on a unique adventure through the awe-inspiring marvels of South America and Cuba. Be astonished by the incredible works of the Incas and their ancient capital, Machu Picchu. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in the nature-rich Galapagos Islands. Step back in time in the colourful, UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns of Cuba.

Incan Antiquities

Travel into the heart of the Sacred Valley, visit the lively market at Pisac and see the archaeological ruins of Ollantaytambo and the elliptical terraces of Moray. No tour of South America would be complete without seeing Peru's spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu! Board the vistadome train for a scenic journey to this breathtaking wonder of the world.

Walk in the footsteps of Darwin

Discover the amazing archipelago of the Galapagos Islands! See a remarkable array of wildlife, from sea lions, and iguanas to fragate birds and exotic fish. Enjoy lunch among the giant tortoises and experience the beautiful lagoons, beaches and turquoise seas.

Colourful Cuba

Spanish, Caribbean, native Indian and African cultures all blend together to create the Cuban way of life, full of dance and colour! Visit the beautiful Viñales valley, home to unique limestone hills and tobacco fields, then discover the ‘Pearl of the South’ - the spectacular natural bay of Cienfuegos and the beautiful El Nicho waterfalls. Continue to the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved colonial city. Quirky and colourful Havana will beguile you with its charm. Explore the city by classic car and foot, discovering the murals and sculptures in the streets of Jaimanitas, Casa Fuster and Callejon de Hamel. 

Note: Cuban Charm

A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Lima

Bienvenido a Peru and its capital city, Lima!

Day 2. Lima

Our sightseeing in Lima includes the Lima Cathedral, Convento de San Francisco and the Larco Museum, home to priceless Incan artefacts. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner overlooking the ruins of Huaca Pucllana. [B,D]

Day 3. Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Today we travel into the beautiful Sacred Valley via Cusco. In the afternoon we'll visit Pisac's impressive ruins and lively market. [B]

Day 4. Sacred Valley

This morning we explore the archaeological ruins of Ollantaytambo. We’ll also visit the salt ponds at Maras and terraces of Moray. [B]

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Special Experience: Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig, at a local chicheria.

Day 5. Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

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A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu! [B,D]

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Inca Trail - optional trek. See the Inca Trail tab or contact us for more information.

Day 6. Machu Picchu - Cusco

There's time for an optional second visit to Machu Picchu this morning before we head back to Cusco. We'll stop in Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration on the way. [B]

Day 7. Cusco

This morning we visit the San Pedro Market and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Later on a walking tour we’ll see the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the streets of Barrio de San Blas and Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun. [B]

Day 8. Cusco

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cusco. [B,D]

Day 9. Cusco - Lima - Guayaquil

Arriving in Guayaquil in the afternoon, we'll enjoy a tour of the city. Highlights include the Parque de las Iguanas, Santa Ana Hill and the colourful Las Peñas neighbourhood. [B]

Day 10. Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands

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Special Experience: We fly to the amazing Galapagos Islands, one of the world's best destinations for viewing wildlife. We'll enjoy lunch at a heritage property amongst the giant tortoises once we arrive. [B,L]

Day 11. Galapagos Islands

Today we'll visit one of the uninhabited islands to see more amazing wildlife. Keep an eye out for penguins, dolphins and many exotic fish. [B,L]

Day 12. Galapagos Islands

Explore beautiful Tortuga Bay on a walking tour, with time to snorkel and enjoy the kaleidoscope of underwater colours. This afternoon we board a speedboat bound for the island of San Cristóbal. [B]

Day 13. Galapagos Islands

We'll board a yacht for either Isla Lobos or Kicker Rock, according to the National Park schedule. Both offer amazing snorkelling opportunities. Back on San Cristóbal in the afternoon, we'll have some time at leisure. Why not visit the islands' Interpretation Centre, which provides a wealth of information about the Galapagos? [B,L]

Day 14. Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil - Panama - Havana

We're bound for Havana today, flying there via Guayaquil and Panama City. [B]

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TRAVEL TIP! Cuban Charm: A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Day 15. Havana

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Special Experience: Step back in time to the 60s and discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour this morning.

In the evening we'll head to a Paladar for a group dinner. [B,D]

Day 16. Havana - Viñales - Las Terrazas

Today we'll marvel at the incredible valley dotted with limestone hills, known as magotes, as we travel through the beautiful region of Viñales. 

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Special Experience: Visit a tobacco field and drying house to learn more about the production of cigars before lunch with some locals.

After lunch we head to Los Jazmines lookout point for stunning views over the valley. [B,L]

Day 17. Las Terrazas - Cienfuegos

Today we travel to the busy, colonial-era port of Cienfuegos, the ‘Pearl of the South’. Along the way we'll stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken. [B]

Day 18. Cienfuegos

This morning we’ll discover beautiful Cienfuegos on a walking tour, visiting the impressive Teatro Tomás Terry and the historic town centre. In the afternoon we'll cruise to the end of the bay to visit Jagua Castle and wander through the village. [B]

Day 19. Cienfuegos - Trinidad

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On the way to Trinidad we’ll stop to discover El Nicho National Park, home to Cuba’s most spectacular waterfalls. We'll then enjoy an evening of music and dancing, Cuban-style, at Casa de la Trova. [B]

Day 20. Trinidad

Wander the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trinidad and discover its colonial past. This perfectly preserved settlement is one of Cuba’s most enchanting cities. We'll also stop at the famous Canchanchara Bar. [B]

Day 21. Trinidad - Havana

We return to Havana, travelling through the beautiful Valle de los Ingenios and visiting the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara along the way. [B]

Day 22. Havana

Today we'll discover 'New' Havana, including the artistic areas of Hamel Island, Fusterland and the Fort of Havana, before a group farewell dinner this evening. [B,D]

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Special Experience: Cruise through Old Havana's Malecon and Revolution Square districts by classic car.

Day 23. Depart Havana

Today we begin our journey home via the USA. [B]

Day 24. In Transit

Day 25. Arrive Australia

Inca Trail - Optional trek

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This tour includes the option to hike a portion of the famous Inca Trail! Mind-blowing and magical, this journey will leave you marvelling at the achievements of this ancient civilisation.

The trek commences early in the morning, when we're picked up from our hotel and taken to the train station. We board the train to the 'Km 104' train station, the starting point of our trek. While this is one of the easier treks around the Cusco region, you will need a reasonable level of fitness to complete it.

The first site along the way is the incredible archaeological complex of Chachabamba. From here the trail ascends for 8km.

At approximately the 4 hour mark we arrive at the impressive ruins of Wiñay Wayna built into the steep countryside. As we continue, we'll enjoy magnificent views of the Urubamba River Valley and the Choquesuysuy archaeological complex.

We continue along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle for another hour or so, until we arrive at the picturesque Sun Gate of Inti Punku - a wonderful photo opportunity.

The trek ends in the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and there really is no better way to tick off this unique bucket list item. Our guide will take us through this mind-blowing site, pointing out the most important parts of the ancient civilisation.

Details

  • A good level of fitness is required
  • Altitude levels will range from 2,400-2,700m
  • The portion of the trek we'll be completing covers 13km over a 7-8 hour period
  • The tour will be led by a professional English-speaking guide
  • Boxed lunch and entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are included.

Cost

$570pp

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Solo supplementary pricing applies. The trek is strictly limited to permit availability and must be pre-booked at the time of tour booking. The trek is not available in February due to trail closure. 

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America and the USA. Taxes included
  • 5 economy-class flights within the South America
  • Economy-class flight from South America to Cuba
  • Economy-class flight from Cuba to USA
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 19 nights in 3-4½ star hotels
  • 2 nights in Casa homestay in Trinidad
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes
  • 22 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour directors (based on minimum of 8 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Explore the patchwork of salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before visiting the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu!
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth guided tour and enjoy some time to explore the ruins at your own pace.
  • Spend the night in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the 17th century Cathedral in Cuzco and Koricancha (Temple of the Sun)

Guayaquil

  • Take a panoramic tour of Guayaquil including Parque de las Iguanas, Malecon 2000, City hall and the Simon Bolivar and San Martin Monuments.

Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on the Galapagos Islands

  • Spend four magical nights discovering the wildlife of the incredible Galapagos Islands. Enjoy lunch among the giant tortoises, visit uninhabited islands and witness the unique animals and birds that call this archipelago home - blue-footed boobys, frigate birds, iguanas, sea lions and brilliant coloured crabs!

Step back in time in colonial Cuba

  • Discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour.
  • Visit a tobacco field and drying house at the Hector Luis Prito Cigar Farm, and observe famous Cuban cigars being rolled.
  • Experience lunch Cuban-style at Finca Agrologic, a typical 'Paladar', with a local Cuban family.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views over the Viñales valley from the Los Jazmines lookout point en route to Las Terrazas.
  • Stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken and explore the museum.
  • Enjoy a city tour of charming Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'. See the historic town-centre, Teatro Tomas Terry, the Main Square, Malecon and Prado.
  • Cruise to the end of Cienfuegos Bay and visit Jagua Fortress, erected by King Philip V of Spain to protect the bay from pirates.
  • Stop at picturesque El Nicho Waterfalls, take a guided walk to Salto El Nicho and enjoy some free time for swimming.
  • Experience Cuban life at a traditional Casa homestay in Trinidad.
  • Get a taste for the Cuban spirit and spend an evening at famous 'Casa de la Trova' in Trinidad.
  • Take a city tour of Trinidad, one of Cuba's most enchanting cities, including the Museum of Romance and a visit to the Canchanchara bar to try its namesake cocktail.
  • Drive through the rows of sugarcane fields in the Valle de los Ingenios and visit the Manaca Iznaga tower for amazing views over the valley.
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara, the monument of the blinded train and the historic centre in Santa Clara.
  • Tour the sights of 'New Havana' including Hamel Island, Fusterland & Fort of Havana.
  • Tour timeless Havana by classic car including Malecon and Plaza de la Revolucion.

Not Included

  • INGALA Galapagos Visitor Card Fee - $20pp US
  • Galapagos National Park Fee - $100pp US

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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15/05/20 08/06/20 $500 $15,495 Guaranteed Departure book now
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18/09/20 12/10/20 $500 $15,795 Available book now
13/11/20 07/12/20 $500 $15,795 Available book now
Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide
Other departure cities: Clients ex Perth add $250pp
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,325pp
Single supplement: from $3,150
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
  • T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, all taxes and tips (if applicable). Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
Our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently-minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Optional Excursions

Peru

Machu Picchu 2nd visit - half day - $91pp US
Your tour already includes one visit to Machu Picchu; however you may wish to take a second visit to explore this phenomenon further. Please note that the 2nd visit includes entry and transportation only (guide not included).

Machu Picchu 2nd visit & Huayna Picchu - half day - $110pp US
Your tour already includes one visit to Machu Picchu; however you may wish to take a second visit to explore this phenomenon further and incorporate a climb up to Huayna Picchu (considered to provide the best view over Machu Picchu). Please note this includes entry into Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and transportation only (guide not included).

Please note: Huayna Picchu has a limited number of tickets available each day. These usually sell out well in advance and it is unlikely it will be possible to arrange entry upon arrival into Aguas Calientes. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you purchase your entrance ticket online in advance to secure entry. However, it is important to note that this option is non-refundable even if entry is cancelled due to bad weather. The online option will only secure your ticket to Huayna Picchu and entrance to Machu Picchu; the return bus from Aguas Calientes will be in addition and will need to be arranged locally. http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe

Please Note: All optional tours are based on a minimum of 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Note: Cuban Charm

A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe, Lima

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe is located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Within walking distance of the Larcomar oceanfront entertainment, dining and shopping complex, as well as Las Pizzas Street, the Miraflores Central Mark and Kennedy Park, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Peruvian capital from. The hotel boasts a rooftop outdoor pool with poolside bar and terrace, a fitness centre, a restaurant and bar/lounge. Comfortable guest rooms feature modern conveniences and amenities such as soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers and ironing boards.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Pakaritampu, Sacred Valley

The name Pakaritampu derives from the Quechua words 'pakari' meaning dawn and 'tampu' meaning home. Pakaritampu Hotel is located in the Sacred Valley in the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, just 2 minutes from the train station with direct connection to Machu Picchu. The town of Ollantaytambo is the starting point of the Inca Trail, a beautiful place that also offers various tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu

An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in a sprawling Andean-style village within 12 acres of secluded exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable whitewashed casitas nestled into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Savor a cup of tea by a crackling fire in the hotel reception lounge and discover the indulgences, amenities and excursions that await you.

Facilities: wifi; outdoor swimming pool

 

Novotel, Cuzco

The Novotel in Cusco is ideally located in the historic city centre close to the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral. This hotel is housed in a renovated 16th century building with spacious modern rooms and hosts an atmospheric restaurant and bar in an atrium at the centre of the hotel.

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

Wyndham Hotel, Guayaquil

The Wyndham Guayaquil is a modern hotel that overlooks the Rio Babhayo. It is located just metres from the historic Santa Ana Hill and only a couple of kilometres from the Museo Antropologico y de Arte Contemporaneo. 

The hotel features a rooftop pool, spa and fitness centre as well as a restaurant serving Ecuadorian and international cuisine and a fabulous lobby bar. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor pool

Hotel Fiesta, Santa Cruz Island

Occupying a cluster of quaint, low-rise buildings, this laid-back hotel is a 6-minute walk from both the ocean and the harbour, 2 km from the Charles Darwin Research Station and 3 km from the wildlife at Tortuga Bay. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a relaxed bar, and vibrant restaurant with a wood-panelled ceiling.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Galapagos Sunset Hotel, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Galapagos Sunset Hotel is situated in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in the San Cristobal Island Region. It is surrounded by major restaurants, travel agencies, souvenir shops and less than 10 minutes from the airport of San Cristobal Island.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; pool

Iberostar Parque Central, Havana

The Iberostar Parque Central Hotel is located in the heart of Havana and close to iconic sites such as the Capitol Building, the Paseo del Prado and the Havana Pier. Its rooms are decorated in a cosy, classic style and are distributed among two buildings connected by an enclosed walkway, a unique feature of the hotel. If you'd like to dine in the hotel, you can choose from 3 dining options - the Buffet Restaurant specialising in local and international cuisine, an Italian restaurant or the Steakhouse. Relax in one of the bars where you can sip on an ice-cold mojito or a hot Cuban-style coffee, they also have a cigar lounge. After a day's sightseeing you can take a dip in the stunning rooftop pool which provides an amazing view of the city below.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool

Hotel Moka, Las Terrazas

Hotel Moka is set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas, 49 miles west of Havana. The design is contemporary Spanish-colonial and features a multi-tiered atrium lobby built around a large lime tree - its branches disappear through the skylight. Some of the rooms even have trees growing through their balconies and ceilings. Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows with French doors leading onto a terra-cotta tiled balcony with a spectacular view of the forest. Hotel Moka also has a restaurant, bar, and a lovely swimming pool surrounded by trees.

Facilities: air-conditioning; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

La Union Hotel, Cienfuegos

Located in the heart of the city of Cienfuegos, La Union Hotel combines the charm of its neoclassical architectural structure and colonial surroundings with modern facilities. Originally a colonial mansion built in 1869, it features marble pillars, antique furniture, two inner patios, a pool, bar, restaurant and a great roof top terrace offering delightful views of the town below. It's also just a short stroll from Parque Jose Marti in downtown Cienfuegos.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Casa Zenia Wanda, Trinidad

The recently renovated Casa Zenia-Wanda offers you a fantastic local Cuban experience. Located a short distance from the centre of town it provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore and discover Trinidad.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

With a large influx of new visitors from across the globe travelling to Cuba it has meant that hotel options in some locations have become limited due to lack of infrastructure. One such destination is the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad, where it can be very difficult to confirm hotels in the downtown area.

To ensure that our groups get the best out of their time here we use a number of smaller hotels or ‘Casa Privada Stays’ that will give you first-hand experience of Cuban life. The casa’s are part of a Government managed program and have been inspected and provided permits by Government officers, ensuring their suitability.  Each room has private bathroom facilities, air-conditioning and fans. The casa’s have 2 to 6 rooms and a private room or central patio where meals such as breakfast are served. They are essentially the Cuban equivalent to a B&B!

Weather

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Currency

Currency

Nuevo Sol

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN; S/).

  • 1 Nuevo Sol = 100 céntimos
  • Nuevo Sol notes are in denominations of S/.200, 100, 50, 20 and 10
  • Coins are in denominations of S/.5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 céntimos

US Dollar

The official currency of the United States and Ecuador is the US Dollar (US$).

  • 1 US Dollar = 100 cents
  • Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1
  • Coins are in denominations of $1, 50 cents, 25 cents (Quarter), 10 cents (Dime), 5 cents (Nickel) and 1 cent (Penny)

Convertible Peso

The official currency of Cuba is the Convertible Peso (CUC$).

  • 1 Convertible Peso = 100 centavos
  • Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 3 and 1
  • Coins are in denominations of $1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, and 1 centavos
  • No USD dollars accepted in Cuba, not Credit cards issued by USA banks

Visa Information

Visa Requirements

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Please note, Australian passport holders need to obtain a visa for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details.

  • Australian passport holders
    • A visa for Cuba needs to be purchased en-route to Havana. Please ensure you have approximately $20pp US in cash to pay for your Cuban visa card.
    • A visa waiver is required for travel to the USA. Please note this E-visa also needs to be completed if you are transiting through the USA to reach your required destination. This can be applied for here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
  • Non-Australian passport holders
    • Please check with your travel agent on visa requirements.

The following government websites are also a handy source of general information.

Reviews for Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos 2020

This tour has a rating of 4 stars based on 4 reviews.

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Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos 2020 The Andes and Machu Picchu were amazing 4
Cuba was great. Our group of 16 all got along very well. Our main guide, Mayra Arboleda, was amazing. She was upbeat and positive throughout the whole trip. If you are able, you should book her for as many trips as possible. Vicki Keogh - May 2015
Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos 2020 Loved the itinery and informative guides 4
Jaqui was easily our best guide for the trip. She was articulate, succinct and engaging. All activities were excellent John Beckworth - April 2016
Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos 2020 Three amazing countries in one tour 4
I loved the cultural experiences in Cuba and appreciated the knowledge and love for his country that Nelson our tour guide expressed. He was excellent Wendy M - May 2018
Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos 2020 Amazing experiences all round! 5
I have always wanted to visit Cuba, and follow in my son's footsteps in his travels 10 years ago, with other parts of. South America. There were amazing experiences all round! Patrice H - May 2018

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Special Experiences!

  • Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some guinea pig at a local chicheria.
  • Explore the unique wildlife of the amazing Galapagos Islands.
  • Step back in time to the 60s and discover the history and charm of Old Havana.
  • Visit a tobacco field and drying house to learn more about the production of cigars before lunch with some locals.
  • Cruise through Old Havana's Malecon and Revolution Square districts by classic car.

Trip Info

Group Size

Max: 20

Transportation

Coach, plane, train, boat & classic car

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Visit the spectacular lost Incan city of Machu Picchu • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Cusco • Spend four magical nights discovering the wildlife of the incredible Galapagos Islands • Stop at the Bay of Pigs, where the failed US military invasion took place in 1961 • Ride in classic cars along Havana's beautiful esplanade

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This tour has a rating of 4 stars based on 4 reviews.