Havana Homestay, Hotel Velasco & Melia Las Americas 5* - Havana - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover the unique sides of beautiful Cuba with this incredible trip to Havana, Matanzas and Varadero.
  • Begin your adventures at a homestay with access to all of Havana's highlights, then travel to the exciting city of Matanzas at the Hotel Velasco.
  • End your stay on Cuba's famous beaches at the Melia Las Americas 5*, where you'll be entitled to delicious All Inclusive Dining!

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Your Destinations

Havana

Havana offers a vibrant mix of cultures, history and experiences. Its cobbled streets are alive with cafes, bars and the rhythmic sounds of the rumba. The city’s architecture is an eclectic mix of Baroque, Neo-Classical and Art Deco styles, with the colonial buildings of ‘Old Havana’ earning the city a UNESCO World Heritage Listing. Culturally, Havana is a melting pot of influences from Europe, Africa and the Americas. Its unique ambience and resilient character have lured writers, artists and even the occasional revolutionary in.

Matanzas

A magical corner of Cuba awaits you in Matanzas. Flat and with a tropical climate, this region is famous for its splendid beaches, but also for the authenticity of its neoclassical colonial buildings, churches and muses. An area to be discovered that is rich in culture!

Varadero

Varadero seduces visitors with the transparency and tranquillity of its warm waters, and wide stretches of fine, clean, pure sand. It is 140 km to the east of Havana, located on the Hicacos peninsula. Also known as Playa Azul, because the waters reflect all shades of blue, the area offers a staggering 32 dive sites! At its most eastern point is the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, a beautiful, fascinating area with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Our Offers

7 nights: 2 nights in Havana + 1 night in Matanzas + 4 nights in Varadero
10 nights: 2 nights in Havana + 1 night in Matanzas + 7 nights in Varadero
12 nights: 3 nights in Havana + 1 night in Matanzas + 8 nights in Varadero
14 nights: 4 nights in Havana + 1 night in Matanzas + 9 nights in Varadero

Casa Particulares

You will enjoy a total of 2 or 3 nights in a casa particulares in Havana. All casas include a Standard Room, with Bed & Breakfast.

To help you appreciate this fascinating destination from a unique perspective, we've included stays in authentic, private houses of the inhabitants of Havana - known as 'casas particulares'.

The living spaces are shared with other guests, meaning you can compare notes and tips - a great chance to meet new people in a warm and inviting atmosphere. By staying with a Cuban family, you will be immersed in the local culture - a truly unmissable experience! The accommodation is a traditional standard room, air-conditioned and equipped with a private bathroom inside the house. You will also enjoy a daily breakfast.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Hotel Velasco

You will enjoy a 1-night stay in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

The Hotel Velasco, recently renovated (2011), was built in 1902 by Luis Zorrilla Velasco, on what he called the Plaza de ArmasThe renamed Plaza de la Libertadad of Matanzas is located in the middle of the historic center. The hotel's eclectic architecture, characterised by neoclassical elements such as arches, granite and precious woods, make it one of the most important buildings in the city.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

The rooms reflect the style of the hotel and boast classic furnishings, with a typical colonial flavor where you will feel at ease among woods and neoclassical elements.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

The restaurant resembles a large terrace and is decorated with lush plants. Here you will find local and international specialties served by expert hands and perfect to end your day with taste.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Melia Las Americas 5*

You will enjoy a 4, 7, 9 or 10-night stay in a Classic Room on an All Inclusive Board Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks).

The adults-only Melia Las Americas 5* is situated on the white sands of Varadero, with stunning views of the sea and golf course, offering you the ideal location from which to soak up the tropical sunshine. These idyllic surroundings are coupled with amazing five-star facilities which include four lagoon style pools, surrounded by palm tree lined gardens, an impressive array of a la carte restaurants and a great selection of daily sports and activities. You also have direct access and discounted fees at the prestigious Varadero Golf Club (an 18 hole par 72 course.) Melia Las Americas 5* offers a choice of five restaurants, beach grills and snack bars.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

With exceptional views plus bright and welcoming Caribbean inspired decor, these rooms provide a relaxing ambience and unbeatable comfort. They also have a great layout with a bedroom, bathroom and furnished balcony.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

A stay at this hotel means that our members can eat their way through anything from buffets and a la carte cuisine in international restaurants and can enjoy an exquisite culinary adventure. We recommend sampling some local Creole cuisine! La Acarda is a great option for international cuisines, Il Limoncello particularly specialises in Meditteranean whilst Sakura offer lovely Japanese food. La Terreza is a buffet restaurant and La Valenciana is a snack pool bar.  

Maybe you fancy some grilled food at La Robleza? Or perhaps some lounging, with piano music at Las Americas is what you need? La Cascada is the ideal breakfast spot and the casual Habana Club is a great place to head to after breakfast, for some lounging beneath the sun. Los Bungalows and Barbacoa each offer an open-plan space where you can find a range of activities and close links to the pool. Finally, the hotel's lounge bar offers an intimate setting and is the perfect place to unwind after a day spent doing water sports or hanging around on the beach.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Time

Soak up the endless Cuban sunshine and make the most of the hotel's idyllic beach location. The pristine white sands of Varadero are less than 10m away and it is here that guests can indulge in a range of water sports and beach activities including catamaran or pedal boat rides; windsurfing or volleyball. If the beach isn't your thing, why not stay on-site and enjoy the hotel's own range of activities? With four freshwater pools to enjoy as well as scuba diving classes for beginners; sunbeds and hammocks, you'll never run out of things to do. This hotel also offers a range of massage services and a beauty salon, where guests can get their hair or nails done -  because you deserve it!

Your Included Excursions

Hershey & Jaraco

Your Included Excursions
For 7 + 10 nights: on day 3 & 4
For 12 nights: on day 4 & 5
For 14  nights: on day 5 & 6

Day 1: After breakfast, you will depart from Havana at 08:30 for a visit to three typical Cuban villages (Santa Cruz del Norte, Hershey and Jaruco).Santa Cruz del Norte. Panoramic tour of Santa Cruz del Norte with explanation of its social and economic development and during which it will be possible to see from the outside:
- Old rum distillery
- Havana Club Rum Factory
- Paper and yeast factory
- Tabacco Factory- Museum, church and cemetery of the city
Hershey

You will continue your visit to the town, known for its sugar factory, of "Camilo Cienfuegos", formerly "Hershey". During the journey, a brief stop at the Hershey Valley lookout point and stop at the Hershey Electric train station to find out more about the train project, its history and its operation. The visit of the town will make you discover its sugar factory and the offices and houses of (mainly ex) managers and workers.

Jaruco
You will then continue to the city of Jaruco where you will visit the small train station, the cathedral and the museum (open Tuesday to Friday from 08:00 to 12:00). The tour continues with a short walk through the Hershey Gardens with some free time to enjoy the splendor of the site.Following lunch at the private restaurant "Paladar" Café Caribe with a view of the Matanzas bay. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Matanzas, including a visit to the Ermita de Monserrat (spectacular viewpoint), Libertad square, Vigía Square park and the museum of the ancient Triolet pharmacies.At the end of the day, accommodation in the renovated colonial-style Hotel Velasco in the heart of the city. Dinner included.

Day 2: Breakfast and departure for the Canimar river for a motorboat ride along the river, followed by snorkeling in Punta Maya Visit and time for a swim in the Saturnian Cave. Then the tour continues with a visit to the Coffee Estae of Finca La Dionisia with lunch with soft drinks included, possibility to go horseback riding (short and not obligatory route) and free time to enjoy the farm. At the end, transfer to Varadero beach for the beach stay.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return private and shared transfers are included throughout this offer.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Weather

Jan
min : 17°C max : 27°C
Feb
min : 17°C max : 28°C
Mar
min : 18°C max : 29°C
Apr
min : 19°C max : 29°C
May
min : 21°C max : 31°C
Jun
min : 22°C max : 32°C
Jul
min : 22°C max : 32°C
Aug
min : 22°C max : 32°C
Sep
min : 22°C max : 32°C
Oct
min : 22°C max : 31°C
Nov
min : 19°C max : 28°C
Dec
min : 18°C max : 28°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.


Entry Requirements
 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll need to get a tourist card before you travel.


For more information and advice about visas, contact the Cuban Embassy.


If you’re a dual national, you should contact the Cuban Embassy for advice on entry requirements before you travel.


Airport Tax


There’s a mandatory airport tax of 25 Cuban convertible pesos (CUCs). This fee should be included in the cost of your airline ticket. If in doubt, check with your airline.


Health
 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


UK health authorities have classified Cuba as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.


Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Cuba. Dengue fever is also present in Cuba. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Location Information

The address of the Hotel Velasco: Calle Contreras e / Santa Teresa and Ayuntamiento, Matanzas, Cuba, 40100 Matanzas, Cuba
The address of Melia Las Americas 5*: Playa de Las Américas, Varadero.

In More Detail

Please Note: This offer is for Adults-Only.

At the Velasco Hotel Matanzas

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is not accessible to those with reduced mobility. 
The number of rooms at this property: 17
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Car park
  • Reception 24 hour

Room Facilities

  • Phone
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Wake up service

Restaurants

  • Restaurant
  • Bar

At the Melia Las Americas 5*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is accessible to those with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property: 340
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking
  • Porters
  • Internet Centre
  • Disabled Access

Room Facilities

  • Furnished Balcony
  • Desk
  • Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning

Restaurants

  • Pool bar
  • La Acarda
  • La Terreza
  • Il Limoncello
  • Sakura
  • La Valenciana
  • La Robleza
  • Las Americas
  • La Cascada
  • Habana Club
  • Los Bungalows
  • Barbacoa
  • Lounge bar

Leisure Facilities

  • 4 freshwater pools
  • Scuba diving classes for beginners
  • Sunshades, sunbeds and hammocks
  • Towel service
  • Showers
  • Sunshades
  • Lifeguard
  • Games at the Club House
  • Beauty salon
  • Massages
  • Hairdressers
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Direct beach access

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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