Departs selected dates from 30 March to 31 August 2018, and 12 October 2018. Fares below based on departing 8th June 2018
Day 1: Fly UK » Havana
Fly from the UK to Havana, Cuba. On arrival make your way to your 4* hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Havana, Cuba
Join your tour group this evening and get acquainted. Your week-long tour through the "Garden Province" of Cuba will see you walking through the pincushion hills and wandering amongst orchids and lush mountain coffee plantations – this is an opportunity to experience the real Cuba...
Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates of lore along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let G Adventures' experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.
Day 3: Havana/Viñales
Travel to Viñales and spend time exploring the beautiful valley then travel into the Pinar del Rio province to the small town of Vinales, beautifully located in a fertile valley surrounded by the unusual mogotes, or limestone pincushion hills. While you're there, visit a "vega" or cigar factory, to see how the famous Cuban cigars are made.
Day 4: Viñales
Enjoy a free day in the area. Opt^ to go caving, hiking, biking, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.
Day 5: Viñales/Maria la Gorda
Travel to Maria la Gorda, a UNESCO beach town, visiting a cigar factory en route. Opt^ to go on a sunset boat ride, go snorkelling, or relax on the beach.
Day 6: Maria la Gorda
From Maria la Gorda, head out to Cabo San Antonio, a protected area famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach. After learning some information about the region, stop by the Roncali lighthouse. Enjoy some free time on the beach too.
Day 7: Maria la Gorda/Las Terrazas
Less than an hour outside of the bustel and hustle of Havana, Las Terrazas is an UNESCO biosphere reserve known for its stunning flora and fauna. Once acres of deforested farmland, today Las Terrazas is a lush oasis after Castro organised thousands of trees be planted. Travel through bamboo groves, past teak and royal palms and keep your eyes peeled for birds and exotic flowers.
Day 8: Las Terrazas/Havana
Travel back to Havana, and enjoy a night in the city with the group.
Day 9: Embark the MSC Armonia in Havana
Bid farewell to your group and head to the cruise terminal, where you'll embark MSC Armonia. The ship stays in port until the following evening, meaning you still have even more time to explore the highlights of Havana; or relax on board and start enjoying MSC Armonia's many amenities.
Day 10: Havana, Cuba
You have a full day in Havana to roam free and experience this populous city full of contradictions with over two million inhabitants. One of the must see places to visit is Castillo del Morro: a fortress constructed on a hill in the 16th century that takes its name from one of the Biblical Wise Men.
Day 11: Day at Sea
Grab some drinks in the magnificent Starlight Disco, located in the stern of the ship, or watch a show in MSC Cruises onboard theatre.
Day 12: Belize
A cruise to Belize will show you two of the very best colonial structures carefully restored which are open to visitors; the former city jail, built in Victorian times, now the Museum of Belize, and the even earlier Government House, a museum and cultural center. Belize city is divided neatly into north and south halves by Haulover Creek, a delta branch of the Belize River.
Day 13: Isla de Roatan, Honduras
Enjoy a dash of local culture and join an island tour, taking in Roatan’s capital, Coxen Hole, and the bustling fishing villages of French Harbour and Little Venice. If you're feeling adventurous, why not go snorkelling and witness the second largest coral reef in the world - Mesoamerican barrier reef?
Day 14: Costa Maya, Mexico
Puerto Costa Maya is out of sight north of Mahahual, but its influence is felt on cruise-ship days, when the village springs to life with souvenir stands and jet-ski rentals along the slick seafront promenade, an extremely miniature version of Playa del Carmen. If you stop for only one ancient site in the Río Bec area, Kohunlich is your best excursion choice.
Day 15: Cozumel, Mexico
If you fancy a museum, the attractive Museo de la Isla de Cozumel has small displays of the flora, fauna and marine life of the island, as well as a good collection of Maya artefacts and old photos. Midway across the island, San Gervasio is the only excavated Maya site on Cozumel, with several small temples connected by sacbeob, or long white roads.
Day 16: Fly Havana » UK
After a hearty breakfast on board, disembark MSC Armonia and make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to UK.
Day 17: Arrive in UK
Terms & Conditions: Right now is an exciting time in Cuba with rapidly changing legislation and local conditions. Cuba has seen a massive increase in tourism lately, which has put a strain on local tourist infrastructure. While we will will strive to operate our tours as closely to published itineraries as possible, conditions often change from one day to the next, and minor tour modifications may be necessary with no advance notice. ^Optional activities are available for a supplement, and are subject to services provided by third party operators. Accommodation during tour : Accommodation on this trip is mostly, if not entirely, in 'casas particulares', the Cuban equivalent of a bed & breakfast. These local accommodation options allow you to participate in a typical Cuban living experience by staying with a family in their home. The family rents a bedroom or two with private bathroom shared amongst guests. Groups are usually spread across multiple casas with a central meeting point for evening socializing in the towns.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, they are subject to change and may vary without notice. *The All-Inclusive offer is valid on new bookings only made from 15 Dec 2017 until 28 Feb 2018. The complimentary ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE ADULT or CHILD (codes 431/432/534/535) is applicable only for bookings in Fantastica Experience (cabins in categories I2, O2, B2, S2) and for all guests in the same cabin or under the same booking. Inclusions and exclusions of the All-Inclusive Drinks package may vary depending on cruise destination. The offer is valid on selected sailings and subject to availability and confirmation by MSC Cruises. It is only combinable with MSC Voyagers Club discount, and not combinable with any other offer or MSC Discounts and/or Future Cruise Consultant Vouchers, unless otherwise stated on ad-hoc promotional material and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. 3rd and 4th berth guests pay the usual applicable rate. Flights and any other add-ons will be available at the current selling rates, payable by all guests under the same booking. Guests travelling on different Experiences will be subject to restrictions on dining arrangements. Single Supplement 100%.
GAdventures sale finishes 15 January 2018 - fares will increase.
Fares based on London Gatwick - other airports may carry a supplement. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. E&OE