Great Excursion Combo tour

TOUR OUTLINE

The Great Excursion Combo tour is a full day, private, 2 part tour combining 2 of our bestselling tours Trinidad Historical Walking Tour  and the  Sugar Valley Tour

This is our most popular tour,  a great deal including a great lunch and saves you money compared to doing both tours separately. It has helped us earn awards on TripAdvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g285731-d9976691-Reviews-Trinidad_Sightseeing-Trinidad_Sancti_Spiritus_Province_Cuba.html

PART 1

We begin at your hotel or casa /guest house where your guide will pick you up. We start with a walking tour in the Historical Centre of Trinidad before a great lunch. After lunch we take a trip to the Valle de Los Ingenios sugar plantation and slave area
First we visit Jigüe Square, where the city was founded in 1514, through the main street of the city: Then we proceed to  Gutiérrez Street, which divides the ancient city from modern.
We will stop at the Museum of Local History Museum or Cantero Palace and Tower, from where you can see a panoramic view of the entire city and its main attractions.
Then continue to the Plaza Mayor, the historic centre of the city.
Next we stop at the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Architecture Museum
We will pass by the Convent of San Francisco, now the National Museum of the Struggle against Bandits. We also  take a look at Plaza de Santa Ana. Then go on to La Ermita de la Popa, located on the side of a mountain.

In the middle of the tour we lunch at the top quality San Jose restaurant, one of the best in Trinidad

PART 2

The afternoon section begins with a trip to the train station, which is more than 100 years old, Then continue to The Valle de Los Ingenios.

First stop in the valley is the  Mirador del Valle de los Ingenios, with  a panoramic view of this valley which is now a World Heritage Site.  You will learn about the history of Cuba’s sugar industry. The valley has 75 past sugar cane mills, plantation houses, and also barracks and slave quarters.
We stop to see San Isidro de los Destiladeros. San Isidro is probably the last example of the many archaeological sites in the valley.  It was completely isolated and uninhabited for a long time. Other sugar mills in the valley were just abandoned or demolished during the Independence War
We will see the town at Manaca-Iznaga, with its famous tower and the well. Your guide will explain the history about the slaves that worked the sugar plantations.

Finally, after returning to Trinidad centre, we look at some local industry at the Santander Family pottery workshop.
After the tour we return you to your accommodation.

INCLUSIONS

Includes all admission fees in Trinidad and in the sugar area. We also invite you for  one cocktail  at La Canchanchara bar plus lunch at the top quality San Jose restaurant. Transportation is  in a modern air conditioned car or minibus. Our expert, well educated guides speak English, Spanish, French, German or Italian

Price 70 CUC per person (minimum 2 people)

Duration:  5 + hours

This is a combination of two  tours: The Historical Walking tour of Trinidad and the Valle de Los Ingenios sugar plantation area tour.
We will learn about the history of Trinidad see some important areas of the city plus see the sugar plantation areas and learn about sugar cane production and the african slaves who worked on the plantations

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel or casa.
  • Expert guide service
  • Transport in modern air con car or classic car
  • ALL entrance fees
  • Excellent lunch
  • 1 cocktail or good coffee

Price excludes

  • extra alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
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FAQs

Should i pay tips to guides and drivers and internet admin/booking staff?

If you would like to tip guides, drivers , administration/planning staff please pay each guide or driver seperately . Or in the case of admin email staff please pay by PAYPAL payment.

What do i need to bring for this tour?

Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, hat and sunblock if you have sun sensitive skin.

comfortable clothes
walking shoes , suncream ,hat, camera
camera
hat and sunblock

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Trip Facts

  • ac modern car + walking in city centre
  • includes good lunch
  • Free cocktail and juice or coffee
  • minimum 2 people
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