|Day 1-4:||Classic Cars in Havana: Havana has a distinct, exotic personality that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. During this trip, you’ll spend two nights in the heart of timeless Old Havana and take a city tour by classic car and foot. It's the perfect way to explore the mix of crumbling colonial beauty, peeling bygone glamour and colossal Caribbean soul. Next, you’ll travel to the tobacco town of Viñales either by hire car or by private transfer. Today’s travel time will take between 3-4 hours.|
|Day 4-6:||Rolling through Tobacco Hills: Ride horseback through the rolling hills of Viñales, Cuba’s rustic cigar region. A stubborn, scenic village that refuses to be changed by tourism, Viñales feels totally timeless. You’ll explore the valley on horseback and on foot, learning about the art of cigar-rolling and meet the local guajiros. If you’re looking for an authentic experience, you’ve found it. Life isn’t staged in Viñales, it simply unfolds as it has done for decades. Next, you’ll hop in your hire car or private transfer and set off on the 90min journey to Las Terrazas.|
|Day 6-9:||Explore the Coffee Fields: Las Terrazas, Cuba’s pioneering eco-village is a beautiful natural playground just begging to be explored. Walk to hidden waterfalls, get to know the forest on foot and discover how coffee is grown. During this trip, you’ll spend 2 nights in a casa in nearby Soroa. Now protected under UNESCO biosphere status, Las Terrazas is an example of eco-tourism at its very best. Whether you are travelling by transfer or hire car, there is a long 5 hour journey ahead of you next. If you’re travelling by transfer then it’s an early start as you head to Cienfuegos. If you are travelling by hire car, it’s possible to stop at the Bay of Pigs, the scene of America’s ill fated invasion of Cuba. You’ll spend the night in a casa in Cienfuegos before travelling on a further 90mins to Trinidad the next day.|
|Day 9-11:||Trinidad: Trinidad was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. On the day after your arrival, you’ll head out for a tour of the outskirts of Trinidad with a local guide on a bici-taxi. He’ll take you on a voyage of discovery and show you life behind the facades of the coloured cobblestone streets. During your trip he will also show you schools, tobacco and cigar factories, laundry facilities, and local outlets of fresh fruit. It will give you a real insite into real life in Cuba. Next, you’ll travel to Varadero by hire car or private transfer, it’s just under 3 hours worth of driving today..|
|Day 11-15:||Lazy Days in Varadero: Sometimes called the world’s greatest beach, tourists flock to Varadero like flamingoes to a lagoon. It’s easy to see why. A classic tropical paradise, it’s home to swaying palms, powdery sands and shimmery sapphire waters. While it’s far from an authentic experience, it’s a great taste of the tropical highlife. Just 2 hours from Havana, what it lacks in castaway sensation, it makes up for in feel-good vibes. Finally, you’ll leave the immaculate white beaches behind as your Varadero beach trip comes to an end. If you’re travelling by hire car you’ll drop your car off in Varadero before heading to the airport. If you’re travelling by transfer, you’ll be collected from your hotel and driven the 2 hours back to Havana airport.|
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Surprisingly enough, when it comes to the most popular destinations for travelling, Bolivia is not a country on the list. Well, your loss. There are a few negative factors which keep on pushing the tourist away from the country, such as a lack of public transport and the necessity to get visa, which might set you back 150$ dollars. However, I dare say that the astounding scenery awaiting you will make amends for all inconveniences. The combination of high-rise mountains, jungles filled with wild life and the unfathomable variety of within a single country is what makes Bolivia so unique and irresistible to visit. Here are the top things not to miss out on.
Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.