Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara and Topes - Overnight

Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara and Topes - Overnight

    • Havana
    • Trinidad
    • Topes de Collantes
    • Cienfuegos City
    • Santa Clara
    • Tours and sightseeing
    • Outdoors
    • Cultural
    • Walking and biking

Visitors who are interested in exploring the entire island, but who lack sufficient time to do so, should consider this excursion. In two days, you’ll experience three cultural and historical cities (Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santa Clara).

A comfortable bus tour combines with an active nature program in the Sierra del Escambray, and includes an overnight in the tranquil mountain village of Topes de Collantes (800m above sea level). A jeep or Russian off-road 4x4 truck will drive you into the mountains. From here, participants continue on foot downhill towards the restaurant La Gallega, enjoying refreshing (sometimes bracing!) waterfalls and rivers en route.

Cuba’s most comprehensive excursion, for all ages.

Private or group excursion

This excursion can be booked as a groups excursion (shared with international visitors, and on predetermined departure days and times), as well as on a private and exclusive base (with flexible departure days and times).

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Detailed information

Departure/Starting Time
Group tour: between 05:30 and 06:00 on Wednesday and Sunday
Private tour: 07:00 - Daily
Departure location
Hotels located in Havana (Old Havana, Miramar, Vedado)
Private or group excursion
English, Spanish
Activity level
Light (walking and light hiking)

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Included in price

  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus (group excursion), or in (air-conditioned) taxi/minibus in case of a private excursion.
  • Professional, multilingual guides.
  • Program according to description.
  • Accommodation in Hotel los Helechos.
  • Meal plan: lunch and dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch the second day. Cocktail in Trinidad.

Not included in price

  • Other meals and drinks
  • Tips

  • In case of cancellation up to 48 hours before the departure time of the excursion, a penalty of 10% of the excursion fare will be charged.
  • Regarding cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the departure time, a penalty of 50% of the excursion fare will be applied.
  • Cancellations reported within 24 hours before the departure time and No-Show (no presentation at departure time), a penalty of 100% of the excursion fare will be applied.

*Remark: booking fees and credit card surcharges cannot be refunded in case of cancellation.

Day 1. Santa Clara - Cienfuegos - Trindidad - Topes de Collantes: Culture, History and Nature

  • Pick up at your hotel and departure by bus to Santa Clara to visit the museum and mausoleum of Ernesto Che Guevara.
  • Onwards to the south of Cuba with Cienfuegos as next stop; city sightseeing tour visiting Central Park and along “Palacio del Valle” and the Tomás Terry theater, a nineteenth-century architectural gem.
  • Lunch in Club Nautico.
  • Next, it’s on to Trinidad, a colonial marvel preserving the atmosphere of those times and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Here, a museum will be visited before heading to “la Casa del Alfarero” (pottery) and the Canchánchara tavern to enjoy this popular spot’s typical, eponymous cocktail.
  • From Trinidad, the tour continues onwards and upwards to Topes de Collantes, nestled in the mountains.
  • Accommodation and dinner in hotel Los Helechos.
  • Evening at leisure.

Day 2. Topes de Collantes: Mountains & Hiking

  • Breakfast and transport via jeeps or 4x4 Russian truck into the mountains: Topes de Collantes – Charco Azul – Guanayara.
  • Walk down the path of ¨Centinelas del Río Melodioso¨, a special landscape enriched by local flora and fauna. During the tour, enjoy romping below the beautiful waterfall “El Rocio” and swimming in the “pond of the deer”.
  • You will be invited to “La Casa de la Gallega”, where you’ll enjoy a typical local lunch.
  • After a short break, return to Havana.

Pick-up schedule group/shared excursion

The exact pick-up time depends on the location of your hotel (and city district) along the route. To avoid an unnecessary wait, please check the schedule below which indicates pick-up times from specific locations. You will be collected within the designated time window, with a possible time range from 15 minutes (due to e.g. traffic conditions). Please be ready in the lobby at the indicated time and in possession of your printed voucher. The guide of the operator in question will identify him/herself in the lobby. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact our representatives; you’ll find their telephone numbers on the voucher.

Departure from hotels located in city district:

06.00am - Habana Vieja (Old Havana)
05.45am - Vedado
05.30am - Miramar

Private or group excursion

This excursion can be booked as a groups excursion (shared with international visitors, and on predetermined departure days and times), as well as on a private and exclusive base (with flexible departure days and times).

  • Pack warmer clothes as the temperature in the mountains will be cooler, especially at night and in the morning. Pack also a swimsuit, sturdy footwear (and a pair of extra, i.e. dry shoes) as well as appropriate clothing for the trek.
  • Please don’t forget your passport (required at hotel check-in).
  • Normal physical fitness is required to participate in the hiking portion of this excursion.
  • The sequence of this tour can be modified as local conditions will lead to this (such as eg closure of museums, roadworks).

  • Valid and original (no copy) ID (passport).
  • Printed voucher (with pick-up schedule in case of group excursions), sent by Cuba Travel Network after having completed booking and payment procedure.