Colonial Trinidad 

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Trinidad is one of the seven original villages founded by the Spaniards in the 16th century. It is one of the best preserved examples of colonial architecture in the Caribbean from the time when the sugar trade was the main industry in the region. Together, with the nearby Valley of the Sugar Mills, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988. Your tour will begin with an interactive experience with a local for a scenic hour and a half drive to Trinidad. As your journey leads you through the Valley of the Sugar Mills, stop at Manaca Iznaga Estate to gain insight into the sugar industry and learn how its fortunes shaped the illustrious colonial style mansions of the early 19th century. Upon arrival in Trinidad, travel back in time and engage with the Cuban people as you walk along the old cobblestoned streets and take in the pastel colored homes while making your way to the historic city center of Trinidad, Plaza Mayor. Visit the Santísima Trinidad Cathedral and the Yemayá Temple to learn about the two dominant religions in Cuba: Catholicism and Santería. Meet Israel, the Babalawo or priest of Afro-Cuban religion Santería, to learn about the traditions and origins of the religion. Continue with a visit to one of three museums*, each known for their own unique architecture, but all offering rich history of the surrounding region. To quench your thirst, stop at the famous bar, La Canchánchara, to taste an original local cocktail made with rum, lime juice, honey, and sparkling water. Before returning to Cienfuegos, enjoy lunch at a local paladar, a privately owned restaurant. Take this opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial endeavors of the Cuban people. After, you will be returned to your pick up/drop off location.


*Note: Depending on availability, this tour will visit one of three museums: Palacio Cantero Museum, Romantic Museum, or the Museum of Architecture.

 

 

Cienfuegos, Cuba

$249 per person (Tips or gratuities are not included).


For more information, you may contact one of our agents.

This tour is a shared group tour that requires a minimum of two passengers to operate. You may be joined by other travelers. If the minimum is not met, a refund will be given. To book a private tour, please contact us at [email protected] or click here to chat with one of our agents online.

6 hours / Monday – Sunday

11:00 am


Tour departs from Parque Marti (pick up/drop off location). For full meeting instructions, please click HERE.

  • Visit the Manaca Iznaga Estate
  • Walking tour of UNESCO Trinidad Historic Center
  • 1 Cocktail at La Canchánchara
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • Travel under a general license, 31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Visit to the Valley of the Sugar Mills and Manaca Iznaga Estate
  • Entrance to one museum
  • Walking tour around Trinidad Historic Center
  • 1 Cocktail at La Canchánchara
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • We suggest sunscreen and a hat for protection.
  • Please note the availability of private guides is limited, please book in advance.
  • Activities are subject to change without notice and may be substituted if not available.
  • This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and people on wheelchairs as you will be walking on cobblestoned streets.
  • Attendees must be 18 years or older to be served alcoholic beverages. Nonalcoholic beverages will be available.
  • This tour is OFAC compliant certified by Cuba Travel Services.
  • US credit cards and dollars are not accepted in Cuba. Please have local currency (CUC-Cuban pesos) with you for purchases and tips within the destination. For more information on currency in Cuba, please visit our FAQs.