NOTA: Las propuestas de programas de estadía pre y post evento pueden ser modificadas de acuerdo a las fechas de llegada y salida de los participantes, y solicitudes para agregar más o menos días en las localidades en las que deseen estar.
1 march. Havana.
Arrival at Havana airport. Transfer by private bus to the Hotel. Accommodation at the Havana hotel, located in front of the sea (Havana’s Malecon) with buffet breakfast. Free time
2 – 4 march. Havana
TIME DEDICATED TO THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP.
As published program, including, transfers, lunches.
4 march. Visit to the historic thermal center “San Diego de los Baños” in the province of Pinar del Rio. Transfers and lunch
5 – 6 march. Viñales
Excursion to the Viñales Valley, in the province of Pinar del Rio. Biosphere Heritage and land of the best tobacco in the world.
Accommodation in private B&B houses in the town of Viñales. Visit the most interesting places in the Valley such as the viewpoint “Mirador de los Jazmines”, “Mogotes”, the “House of the tobacco Veguero”, the “Mural of Prehistory”, the “Cueva del Indio”, the famous tobacco plantations and the elaboration by hand of the cigars. Lunches and dinner in local peasant restaurants.
6 march: Breakfast, visit in the surroundings, lunch and check out. Departure for the famous beach of Varadero, in the province of Matanzas (duration of the trip in pullman three hours). On the way, stop at the “Bacunayagua bridge” to admire the “Yumurí Valley” and refresh with the famous “piña colada” drink. Continuation, arrival in Varadero, accommodation in hotel located in front of the beach with “all inclusive” treatment, water sports and entertainment
7 – 9 march. Varadero
Days dedicated to enjoying the fine white sand beach and warm crystalline waters, various water sports and entertainment. The town of Varadero is visited on a local tourist train that passes by the hotel. Possibility of excursions to the Dolphinarium and “Cayo Blanco” in Catamaran (Reservations and payment at the hotel. Optional).
10 march. Havana – Airport
Morning at leisure for the beach.
12.00 – Check-out of hotel, lunch and private transfer to Havana airport for return flight.
Basic rate per person in double room and ground services:
Hotel Royalton Paseo del Prado, 5* category, downtown Havana, facing the Malecon – Private house B&B, Viñales – Hotel Memories, category 5*, Varadero beach
The basic rate per person in a double room includes:
– Private transfer from Havana airport to Havana hotel.
– 4 nights in Havana hotel with buffet breakfast
– Private transfer from Havana to Valley of Viñales (2.30 hours)
– Excursion to the Valley of Vinales, in the province of Pinar del Rio, with visits described in
the program, lunches, dinners, and transfers. Guide.
– 1 night in private house B&B, Viñales
– Private transfer from Viñales to Varadero (3.00 hours)
– 4-night stay at Memories Varadero, 5* hotel with “All Inclusive” treatment
– Private transfer from Varadero to Havana airport (2.00 hours)
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Solymed Events – Organizational Secretary
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Balance due no later than February 2, 2023
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Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, has an area of 42,426 square meters. It is an archipelago made up of thousands of islands and cays, including the largest island in the Caribbean Sea called “Isla de la Juventud”. With a population of around 11 million, multi-ethnic with a great diversity of origins, customs and culture.
The scene of numerous revolts, it has always been a disputed land that still makes its echo heard in the world today.
The capital of Cuba is Havana. The language spoken is Spanish. Its climate is tropical and the temperature oscillates between 24° and 35°C during most of the year; Therefore, you can choose this destination at any time, with the certainty of being able to bathe in its splendid beaches with crystalline waters.
The best period is the dry season (between November and May), although the other months are still pleasant. Cubans are hospitable, cheerful, respectful of local beliefs and traditions, so it is nice to reciprocate the innate kindness of its inhabitants.
It is a place of great charm where you can breathe a relaxed atmosphere, where ambient music, beautiful beaches, the crystalline sea, exuberant nature, frame the magnificent historical cities.
Every year thousands of visitors populate its streets, attracted by the overflowing Caribbean nature, the same nature that astonished Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago. Having been under Spanish rule for more than four hundred years, it preserves many vestiges of its colonial past intact, including military fortifications, religious buildings, neoclassical and baroque architecture, with its array of picturesque squares and streets.
When you think of Cuba, your first thoughts usually go to the sea, the beaches, the rhythm of the dances, the mojito and Hemingway’s daiquiri. On the other hand, it is also an interesting cultural, historical, and wellness destination, where it is worth getting inspired to discover the most evocative corners of this island.
Cuba was chosen as the best cultural destination in the Caribbean at the World Travel Awards 2021, which are awarded annually by international experts associated with the World Travel and Tourism Council. Recognitions based among other values for Nine sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven of which are cultural and two are natural sites.
UNESCO World Heritage Cities (Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Camagüey); the musical and dance expressions inscribed by UNESCO in the Representative List of works of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, such as the “French Tumba”, the “Rumba”, the “Punto Guajiro”, “Las Parrandas” of the central region of Cuba, the “Knowledge of the masters of light rum”, that include a great variety of cultural expressions, traditional and contemporary events at the same time.
Added to this are the places and parks declared Natural and Biosphere Heritage by UNESCO. Attractions that have placed Cuba as a favorite over other countries in the region.
Going on excursions to discover these magnificent places and cultural expressions included in the UNESCO World Heritage is an unforgettable experience.
OPTIONAL: We recommend City tour of Havana declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO, in a vintage car. Route by car to the city center, along the seafront, main squares, up to the historic center and continue on foot visiting places of historical and cultural interest with a guide in English, Italian and French. Return to the hotel by car: €uro 55.00/pax
Viñales is a National Park of Cuba that, in 1999, was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is located in the province of Pinar del Rio, 178 km from Havana.
An impressive work of nature, located at the western end of the island. An exceptional landscape surrounded by mountains and dotted with spectacular limestone outcrops that rise up to 300m abruptly from the dome-shaped valley plain, called “Mogotes”. unique of its kind in Cuba and very rare to find in other countries. Endemic flora and fauna, a system of caves and underground rivers and tobacco plantations are places declared “biosphere heritage”.
Colonized at the beginning of the 19th century, it is home to an original culture, a synthesis of the contributions of indigenous peoples, Spanish conquistadors and African slaves. Its inhabitants continue to use traditional agricultural practices for the production of the recognized best tobacco in the world, due to the fact that mechanical methods reduce quality. It is essential to visit the Mogotes and the famous Cuban tobacco plantations. The trip to Viñales will allow you to feel in touch with exuberantly green, tropical nature, full of pure oxygen. On the way you will find country towns where you can make small stops to rest, eat or drink something and continue towards your destination.
The town of Viñales has preserved its colonial and vernacular architecture of its farms, where a rich multi-ethnic society lives, which illustrates the cultural development of the Caribbean islands and Cuba.
Trip Advisor has unveiled the ranking of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. In SECOND place in the list is the magnificent and famous beach of Varadero, 22 km. Of natural beaches with very fine sand and transparent, warm and calm waters, to please body and mind under the Caribbean sun.
The Hicacos Peninsula was sighted in 1508 during a voyage of exploration by the Spaniard Sebastián de Ocampo. For a time, some ships accidentally ran aground on the local sandbanks, or these were used to beach the boats and repair them, hence the origin of the name of Varadero. The documentary references of the place date back to the 16th century.
The foundation date of Varadero dates back to December 1887, since in the mid-nineteenth century Cubans came to spend the summer seasons to enjoy the sea. However, it was the Americans who first recognized the natural benefits of Varadero at the beginning of the last century, where in the 1920s many Cubans and Americans established their residences along the beach after the closure of the resorts. Europeans following the First World War. Then began the transformation of what was a simple fishing village first into a summer resort and then into one of the most famous destinations in the Caribbean.
The first hotel was built in 1915 and bore the name of Varadero, but it is from the 1950s onwards when we witness a first “boom” in the construction of hotels, Varadero, which today houses more than fifty modern and comfortable lodgings, many managed by renowned international chains, these are hotels with an “all inclusive” offer and whose architecture is in harmony with nature.
Undoubtedly the main charm of Varadero is the beach, 22 kilometers long and a strip of very fine white sand with an average width of 700 meters, while the height of the coastal dune is just over a meter. It is known throughout the world as the “Blue Beach” because its sea reflects all the shades of that color, creating an impressive spectacle for the greatest joy of the senses. Its climatic conditions are very advantageous for the stay and enjoyment of holidaymakers at any time of the year, as it combines pleasant temperatures (25º C on average), few days with rain, low humidity and twelve hours of sunshine a day. This is known as the “Varadero effect”.
Synonymous with excellence, Varadero beach stands out for the cleanliness and transparency of the sea, the absence of underwater vegetation and rocks, the smoothness of the underwater slope and the shallow water (it is only 1.80 meters 70 meters from the shore). One of its great attractions is the possibility of practicing nautical activities, such as catamaran trips to nearby islets, jet skis, sport fishing, snorkeling or diving. And also, a visit to the dolphinarium where it is possible to swim with these wonderful creatures.
Traveling towards Varadero beach on the Vía Blanca, you pass over a long bridge located over a deep gorge created by the Bacunayagua River.
The Bacunayagua bridge was built between 1956 and 1959. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of Cuban Civil Engineering due to its size and characteristics. Strategically on the west side of the bridge, a viewpoint has been built on an elevation from which you can admire this building and the beautiful landscape of the Yumurí Valley that surrounds it.