Unusual: trekking in Cuba

“Cuba, a paradise island where colonial cities rival with the colors of the Caribeean Sea. An amazing destination where the people is very friendly. Discover the island by trekking during 21 amazing days. A total immersion very close to the wilds and the population. ” Nancy

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WELCOME IN CUBA

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SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Santiago de Cuba is the second biggest city of Cuba

MENSURA NATIONAL PARK

Let’s take a breathtaking in this natural forest and have a small bath in the waterfalls

HUMBOLDT NATIONAL PARK

Did you know that the park is named after the German scientist Alexander Von Humboldt, who visited the island in 1800 and 1801 ?

BARACOA

The city of Baracoa is the oldest Spanish settlement of the island

RAINFOREST TREKKING

Good luck ! 

GUANTANAMO

The majority of the population of the city lives from the culture of sugar cane and cotton

SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Santiago is an important fishing port and is also an export center for copper, iron and agricultural products of the surrounding area

SIERRA MAESTRA NATIONAL PARK

The Sierra Maestra is the largest chain of mountains of Cuba

CAMAGUEY

Camaguey is the third largest city of Cuba

TRINIDAD

In Trinidad, do not miss the Plaza Mayor and its surroundings which are considered as one of the most homogeneous urban ensembles of the colonial period in Cuba

BAY OF PIGS

The marine assault of the Bay of Pigs is an attempted military invasion of Cuba by cuban exiles supported by the United States in April 1961

PLAYA LARGA

Be ready for snorkeling !

SIERRA DE MIL CUMBRES

Hello you !

VINALES

Dating back to the dinosaur era, the Vinales Valleys are now covered with thick vegetation

CAYO JUTIAS

Cayo Jutias is a Cuban small island of the Colorados Archipelago

CIGAR MANUFACTORY OF PINAR DEL RIO

Discover how to make a delicious Cuban cigar !

HAVANA

Habana 61 is the best restaurant of Havana: do not miss the delicious Cuban meals !

DAY 1

Cuba : Havana

FLIGHT HAVANA – SANTIAGO

 

  • Flight to Santiago de Cuba
  • Welcome by your guide at airport and head towards to hotel
  • Depending on schedules and availability, you may land in Havana
  • In this case, head towards the hotel in Havana. Fly to Santiago, the next morning
  • Free meals or on flight
  • Accommodation at hotel

Night at the hotel Presidente **** or Acuario

DAY 2

santiago de cuba

SANTIAGO DE CUBA

 

  • Flight from Havana in the morning
  • Visit the main monuments of “the most Caribbean of Cuban cities”
  • Stroll in the old center in the afternoon
  • Visit the Fort Castillo Del Morro
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation at hotel

Night at the hotel Presidente **** or Acuario

DAY 3

Cuba Cascada el Salto

MENSURA NATURA PARK: SIERRA DEL CRISTAL – CASCADE OF EL GUAYABO

 

  • Get in the largest pine forest of the island
  • A shabby track that leads to your charming bungalows
  • Take a stroll exploring the natural park of Mensura
  • From May to October, possibility of swimming at the foo of a waterfall
  • 3 to 4 hours of walk : elevation max 600 meters
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the bungalow

Night at the hotel Presidente **** or Acuario

DAY 4

Cuba Humboldt National Park

HUMBOLDT NATIONAL PARK – PLAYA MAGUANA – RIO TOA

  • On the way to the National Park Alejandro of Humboldt
  • Discover the most variety of flora of the Caribbean
  • A boat trip
  • Ride along the coast to the paradise beach of Maguana
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation in Finca (ranch) near to the Rio Toa
  • Swimming possible in the river

Night at the hotel Faro Luna *** or Pasacaballos

DAY 5

Cuba Baracoa

BARACOA: MOUTH OF THE RIO TOA – RAINFOREST HIKING

 

  • A boat ride to the mouth of Rio Toa
  • A walk on the pristine beaches
  • Back “Finca” for lunch
  • Take a stroll through the plantations of cocoa and coconut
  • River swimming in a tropical forest fackdrop
  • 4 hours of walk
  • Transport: boat and minibus
  • Accommodation at Finca

Night at the hotel Hacienda Maria Dolorès *** (or similar)

DAY 6

Cuba Baracoa

RAINFOREST TREKKING, CLIMB YUNQUE – BARACOA

 

  • A hike through the most exuberant rainforest Cuba leading to the top of the “Yunque”
  • This mountain, sacred shaped table dominates the surrounding jungle, offers a spectacular view
  • Shot transfer and night in a hotel in the center of Baracoa
  • End of the day in this small town
  • Enjoy the Cuban rhythms

In case of heavy rain, another hike will be offered

 

  • Elevation over 410 meters
  • Elevation least 410 meters
  • 4 to 5 hours of walk
  • Elevation max 569 meters
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation in a hotel

Night at the hotel Hacienda Maria Dolorès *** (or similar)

DAY 7

Cuba Guantanamo

BARACOA – GUANTANAMO – SANTIAGO

  • Visit the northern coast of the island that constrasts with that of Baracoa by its aridity
  • Lunch in a hut  by the Caribbean Sea
  • Possibility of swimming
  • On the way, admire Guantanamo Bay where the infamous US naval base is located
  • Settle in the hotel if Santiago
  • A stroll to the balcony of Velazquez, viewpoint over the city, dominates the bay and the tropical mountain
  • End of the day and free dinner
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the hotel

Night at a homestay

DAY 8

Cuba Cascada el Salto

SANTIAGO – EL COBRE – CASCADA DEL SALTO

 

  • Visit the basilica of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, the Patroness of Cuba. The site is located 20 km from Santiago is impressive
  • Then goto the heights and the Site Del Salton
  • A walk in the cocoa plantation
  • A refreshing swim in a beautiful waterfall of 30 meters
  • In dry season, it is possible that the waterfall is dy, which lead to a change in program
  • 3 hours of walk
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation in a hotel

Night at a homestay

DAY 9

cuba park national sierra maestra

NATIONAL PARK OF SIERRA MAESTRA

 

  • Trekking to the Command of the Plata
  • Visit the Old amenities: the country hospital, the site of “Radio Rebel” Fidel’s residence during the revolution and more
  • 3 hours of walk
  • Accommodation in a hotel

Night at the hotel Versaillès *** (or similar)

DAY 10

Cuba Camaguey

SANTO DOMINGO – BAYAMO – CAMAGUEY

 

  • On the way to the city of Camaguey, one of the most medieval and entangled towns of the island
  • Visit Bayamo, the cradle of the Cuban revolution
  • Visit the old neighborhoods and colonial squares
  • Enjoy Cuban music and concerts that are improvised around evening
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation in a hotel

Night at the hotel Porto Santo or El Castillo ***

DAY 11

Cuba Trinidad

CAMAGUEY – SANCTI SPIRITUS – TRINIDAD

 

  • Visit the colonial district of pastel facades and cobbled streets
  • On the way to Trinidad
  • Settle at the resident
  • Evening walk in this beautiful little town
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the resident

Night at the hotel El Castillo or Porto Santo ***

DAY 12

Cuba Trinidad

TRINIDAD

  • A day dedicated to the discovery of this unique city
  • Meet the locals known for their hospitality
  • Visit the craft market, the potter’s house
  • Meals will be taken at the resident
  • Taste excellent lobster at la plancha
  • Accommodation at the resident

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 13

Cuba : Las Salinas

TRINIDAD – BAY OF PIGS – NATURAL RESERVE OF SALINAS

 

  • After breakfast, drive west to the famous Bay of Pigs
  • Settle at the hotel by the seaside of Playa Larga
  • After lunch, visit the Laguna of the Las Salinas, natural reserve
  • Back to hotel in the late afternoon
  • Possibility of swimming in the calme waters of the Caribbean Sea
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the hotel

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 14

cuba sierra mil cumbres

PLAYA LARGA – BREEDING FARM OF CROCODILES – SIERRA DE MIL CUMBRES

 

  • After a morning swim, visit the crocodile farm
  • Observe the saurian at several stages of evolution, from hatching to adulthood
  • On the way to the Sierra de Mil Cumbres
  • Settle and walk through the fields of crops (cassava, coffee, sweet potato, haricos…)
  • Meet the farming community
  • 2 hours walk
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the refuge

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 15

cuba sierra mil cumbres

HIKING IN THE SIERRA DE MIL CUMBRES

 

  • A hike in the mountain through the pine forest and tropical dry vegetation
  • Observe different categories of birds and orchids
  • Admire the first “mogotes” that mark the beginning of the Sierra organs
  • Slope more: 200 meters
  • Less elevation: 200 meters
  • 5 hours of walk
  • Accommodation at the Refuge

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 16

Cuba: Vinalès

MIL CUMBRES – VINALES

 

  • On the way to Vinales
  • A hike in this beautiful setting where the tobacco fields are dominated by Mogotes
  • Visit the farm and a tobacco barn where the guide will show you the process of growing tobacco and manufacturing cigars
  • Lunch with the locals
  • Evening in Vinales
  • 3 to 4 hours of walk
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the hotel

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 17

Cuba: Vinalès

HIKING IN THE VALLEYS OF VINALES SAN VICENTE, ANCON

 

  • A hike in the enchanting scenery of the valleys of San Vicente and Ancon
  • Admire the limestone formations that rise amidst the tobacco fields reminiscent of South China
  • Lunch at a peasant
  • 4 to 5 hours of walk
  • Accommodation at the hotel

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 18

Cuba Cayo Levisa

CAYO JUTIAS

 

  • On the way to Cayo Jutias peninsula, 4 km-long white sand beach bathed in translucent water
  • Observe different colorful fishes from 400 meters of the shoreline
  • Possibility to go to by boat at a reasonable price
  • Snorkel provided on site
  • Back to Vinales in the late afternoon
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation at the hotel

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 19

Cuba : Havana

CIGAR MANUFACTORY OF PINAR DEL RIO – HAVANA

 

  • On the way Havana
  • Visit the cigar factory of Pinar del Rio
  • Settle at the hotel in the old city center
  • Visit different neighborhoods and landmarks such as the Revolution Square, Malecon, among others
  • Free dinner
  • Transport: minibus
  • Accommodation overnight at hotel in the Old Havana

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 20

voiture

HAVANA

 

  • Discover by strolling the alleys of Havana Plaza San Francisco d’Asis, the parade, the cathedral
  • Appreciate the secrets and moods of the historic center of the city that vibrates to the sound of salsa and old American cars
  • Free dinner
  • 3 hours of walk
  • Accommodation overnight at hotel in Old Havana

Night at the hotel Colon or Gran Hôtel ***

DAY 21

guitare

HAVANA – RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • Return flight to your country
The price includes
  • Accommodation in double standard room, all inclusive
  • Transfers according to the program with a minivan
  • Welcome and assistance of our team
  • Services with a cuban guide and driver
  • Visits as programmed
The price doesn't include
  • Single room supplement 250€
  • International flights
  • Airport and governmental taxes 276€
  • Tourist card 25€
  • Fuel 1.10 CUC / L
  • Repatriation insurance (mandatory)
  • Cancellation and luggage insurance
  • Tips

Nancy, your local expert

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