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Reaching the Top of Cuba - Hiking Turquino

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The perfect 11 DAY trip for those wishing to combining scenic landscapes and outdoor hiking, with national parks, mountain ranges and more to take in. Benefit from variation with a visit to Santiago de Cuba, the country's second largest city.
 
Tour Highlights
• Hiking routes of different levels
• Guided city tours
• Camping under the stars
• Hiking through the lush rainforest of Turquino National Park
• Beautiful natural landscapes 

  • A hiking-lovers paradise Climb Cuba's tallest mountain as you hike through the Sierra Maestra mountains and Turquino National Park
  • Follow in Fidel Castro's footsteps From the Alto de Naranja you will follow the same path as Cuban revolutionaries, to the Comandancia de la Plata, the former headquarters of Fidel Castro.
  • Get caught up in vibrant city life Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city of Cuba, offers a chance to explore the lively Caribbean way of life.

 

Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Havana
Welcome to Cuba! You will arrive at the international airport in Havana where we can arrange to have a car waiting for you, or you can choose to arrange your own transportation to the Comodoro Hotel.

Day 2 – Havana
Enjoy free time in Havana, whilst you prepare for your journey to Holguin.

Day 3 - Holguin
Take a domestic flight from Havana to Holguin! You will arrive at the international airport in Holguin. We can arrange a transfer to the hotel for you (upon request). You will spend the night at a 3* hotel in Holguin.

Day 4 - Holguin - Turquino National Park
Your tour guide will meet you in reception at 8:30am. The bus will bring you to the charming town of Bayamo, which is located at the base of the Sierra Maestra mountain range. After a short guided tour through the city you will head to the Sierra Maestra, where you will begin your first hike. From the Alto de Naranja you will follow the same path as Cuban revolutionaries, to the Comandancia de la Plata, the former headquarters of Fidel Castro. You will spend the night in a tent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Hike is "approx. 2 hours (Easy)".

Day 5 - Turquino National Park
Day 5 will see you to Aguada de Joaquin (1.360m). We will guide you on a hike through the lush rainforest of Turquino National Park and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the mountains. You will spend the night in huts or in a tent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Hike is "approx. 5 hours (Medium)".

Day 6 - Turquino National Park - Sierra Maestra
On Day 6 you will embark on the most demanding, but most rewarding, leg of your hiking trip. On day 4 you will ascend Cuba’s highest mountain. The hike will bring you through a variety of beautiful natural landscapes. Take a break at the top while you take in the stunning panoramic views, then hike back down to Aguada de Joaqin. From here the bus will take you to the charming Hotel El Salton. You will spend the night at a 2* hotel in the Sierra Maestra. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Hike is "approx. 8-9 hours (Hard)".

Day 7 - Sierra Maestra
A relaxing day awaits you in the Sierra Maestra region. The hike will take you to the beautiful and refreshing waterfall of El Salton where you can enjoy a swim and a cool, natural shower to restore yourself from the demanding hikes of the past few days. You will spend the night at a 2* hotel in the Sierra Maestra. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Hike is "approx. 3.5 hours (Easy)".
 
Day 8 - Sierra Maestra - Santiago de Cuba
On Day 8, you must leave the majestic Sierra Meastra Mountains behind as you travel to Santiago de Cuba, also known as the second capital of Cuba. Get caught up in the lively Caribbean way of life as you discover the highlights of this vibrant city on a guided tour! You will spend the night at a 3* hotel in Santiago. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.

Day 9 - Santiago de Cuba - Holguin
After breakfast the bus will take you back to the lovely city of Holguin. In the afternoon you can enjoy free time and explore the city and its numerous parks. You will spend the night at a 3* hotel in Holguin. Breakfast will be provided.

Day 10 – Holguin- Havana
After breakfast, take a transfer to the airport of Holguin (upon request) for a domestic flight back to Havana for a stay at the Comodoro Hotel. Call us to confirm transfers!

Day 11 – Havana – UK
We can drive you to the airport if you would like or you can arrange your own transportation. We would be delighted to help you extend your stay in Havana and book a few more nights for you with one of our add-ons if you're still not quite ready to head home. See you next time!

 

Please call us for tours that depart before NOV 2017 as the itinerary may vary slightly.

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Reaching the Top of Cuba - Hiking Turquino

reaching the top of cuba - hiking turquino
  • Day 1Arrival in Havana
  • Day 2Havana
  • Day 3Holguin
  • Day 4Holguin - Turquino National Park
  • Day 5Turquino National Park
  • Day 6Turquino National Park - Sierra Maestra
  • Day 7Sierra Maestra
  • Day 8Sierra Maestra - Santiago De Cuba
  • Day 9Santiago De Cuba - Holguin
  • Day 10Holguin- Havana
  • Day 11Havana – UK

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