Active Feature: You’ll begin with a walking tour of the graceful Old Town, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for it’s French neoclassical architecture and 19th century city planning. During your visit, you’ll see the Tomás Terry Theatre, the Government House, and the Cathedral de la Purísima Conceptión. Then, after lunch at a local restaurant, visit the lush, fragrant Cienfuegos Botanical Garden, and enjoy a discussion about its unique species. The garden, actually a botanical experimental station, was developed in the 19th century by a wealthy American sugar planter from Boston, in concert with Harvard University, to develop more productive sugar cane. The university maintained a connection to the garden, using it as a field laboratory for the study of tropical botany, until the Cuban revolution in 1959. This afternoon, you'll get a taste of Cuba's strong musical heritage at an evening performance by the world famous Cienfuegos Choir, Cantores de Cienfuegos. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own.
Breakfast & Lunch