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Experience Varadero off the beaten track

DIFFERENT VARADERO TOURS

Is there more to Varadero than meets the eye? Anything else worth seeing apart from heavenly beaches? MyPlaceCuba can give you answers to these questions and help you make your stay in Varadero different and unique, with day trips to historic towns of Matanzas and Cardenas, nearby caves and other tourist attractions in the area, while staying with a Cuban family in a comfortable private B&B close to the famous Varadero Beach, yet away from the noisy surrounding of hotel resorts… You can choose among our 4-day, 5-day or 7-day tours which include accommodation and breakfasts at great casas particulares, daily trips in classic American cars, as well as many exciting activities planned for you each day. Who says Varadero is boring?! Let’s go!

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TOUR OPTION 1 – 4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS IN VARADERO

Min. number of guests: 4

ITINERARY

Day 1

  • pick up at the Airport (optional)
  • welcome at the Orange House in Guasimas (5 km away from Varadero)

Day 2:

  • breakfast
  • transfer in a classic American car to Matanzas City
  • visit to El Coral Beach – snorkelling and diving
  • visit to Caminar River (speedboat tour – optional)
  • tour of the historic centre of Matanzas (its main tourist attractions and museums)
  • visit to Bellamar Cave to appreciate crystal formations (optional)
  • visit to the San Pedro church in Versalles
  • visit to the Monserrate lookout
  • visit to Saturno Cave to swim in the cave pool (optional)
  • return to the Orange House

Not included:

  • optional visits to museums and caves: 5 €/pax
  • snorkelling on El Coral beach: 25 €/pax
  • speedboat tour on the Caminar River: 40 €/boat

Day 3:

  • breakfast
  • transfer in a classic American car to the Varadero town centre (36th Street and 1st Avenue) – free time to do some sightseeing or take salsa lessons (at the Salsa Academy)
  • trip to Varadero Beach – free time activities
  • return to the Orange House (pick-up location in Varadero: Varadero Amphitheatre)

Not included:

  • salsa lessons: 15 €/ pax and hour

Not included:

  • Museum tickets: 5 cuc/pax
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride: 1 cuc/pax
  • Bicitaxi ride: 5 cuc/bike
  • Farm entrance:10 cuc/pax

Day 5:

  • breakfast
  • Check-out from the casa particular
  • transfer to the Varadero Airport or to Havana city (optional)

* Optional Wednesday night activity: 1-hour tour in a classic American car around Santa Marta and Varadero with a stop at Dupont House and in Plaza América Convention Center for a concert of Buena Vista Social Club (Price:50 €/pax)

Total price of the experience: 405 € for all ( for 4 pax)

TOUR OPTION 2 – 3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS IN VARADERO

Min. number of guests: 4

ITINERARY

Day 1

  • pick up at the Airport (optional)
  • welcome at the Orange House in Guasimas (5km away from Varadero)

Day 2:

  • breakfast
  • transfer in a classic American car to Matanzas City
  • visit to El Coral Beach – snorkelling and diving
  • visit to Caminar River (speedboat tour – optional)
  • tour of the historic centre of Matanzas (its main tourist attractions and museums)
  • visit to Bellamar Cave to appreciate crystal formations (optional)
  • visit to the San Pedro church in Versalles
  • visit to the Monserrate lookout
  • visit to Saturno Cave to swim in the cave pool (optional)
  • return to the Orange House

Not included:

  • optional visits to museums and caves: 5 €/pax
  • snorkelling on El Coral beach: 25 €/pax
  • speedboat tour on the Caminar River: 40 €/boat

Day 3:

  • breakfast
  • transfer in an old American car to Cardenas City
  • tour of the city centre in a horse-drawn carriage
  • visit to the Museum Oscar Maria de Rojas (optional)
  • stop at the Jose Antonio Echeverría Central Park + free time to explore the area on one’s own
  • bicitaxi trip to the monument of the Cuban flag and the bicycle monument (optional)
  • visit to a sugar cane plantation and optional visit to the Jose Smith Comas Museum
  • Optional visit to the Coincidencias farm in Jovellanos to learn about the local agriculture and appreciate the guajiro works of art
  • return to the centre of Varadero for salsa lessons at 36 Street (optional) or free time on the beach
  • transfer to the Orange House (pick-up location in Varadero: Varadero Amphitheatre)

Not included:

  • Museum tickets: 5 cuc/pax
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride: 1 cuc/pax
  • Bicitaxi ride: 5 cuc/bike
  • Farm entrance:10 cuc/pax
  • Salsa lessons: 15 €/person

Day 4:

  • breakfast
  • Check-out from the casa particular
  • transfer to the Varadero Airport or to Havana city (optional)

Not included:

  • Transfer to the Varadero Airport 30 €/car
  • Transfer to the Havana Airport 90 €/car
  • Transfer to Havana City or private houses in Havana:80 €/car

Total price of the experience: 330 € for all (for 4 pax)

All the tours are available in Spanish, English, French or Dutch.

 

VARADERO RETRO TOUR (1-4 pax)

Discover western Cuba by cruising in a classic American car. This tour enables you to explore all major tourist attractions in the Matanzas and Havana provinces, while enjoying the privacy of a comfortable air-conditioned classic car with your designated driver. The accommodation is arranged in a private B&B, away from the typical crowds of Varadero, yet close enough if you decide to spend a day on the famous Varadero Beach.

This tour comprises a 6-night stay in La Casa Naranja/Orange House, Guásimas, Varadero + daily tours by classic American car with a professional driver at your disposal each day.

The choice of daily tours:

  • pick-up at the Havana or Varadero Airport
  • transfer from the Orange House to the centre of Varadero and return to the house from the Varadero Bridge
  • excursion to Matanzas City and its major tourist attractions
  • excursion to Cardenas City and its major tourist attractions
  • excursion to Havana and a visit to its historic centre (La Habana Vieja) and modern parts (Vedado)
  • excursion to Cueva de los Peces and the Crocodile Breeding Centre in Guamá
  • transfer to Havana City or Havana Airport

Daily price of accommodation + 1 daily tour = 115 USD

Total price: 765 USD (for up to 4 pax)