Cuba's Summit: Hiking Pico Turquino - Hiking Tour

Included Services
  • 5 Highlights in 8 Days: Holguín, Bayamo, Nationalpark Turquino, Sierra Maestra, Santiago de Cuba
  • 5 nights in hotels with a 2-3* standard, 2 nights in huts/tents
  • 7x breakfast, 4x lunch, 5x dinner
  • qualified English-speaking guide
  • many included activities, e.g. city tours in Bayamo and Santiago de Cuba, guided hikes in the Nationalpark Turquino, incl. Cuba's highest mountain etc.
  • 2-9h hikes (see itinerary)
  • from £ 1,135 p.p. with 2 persons

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Travelling around Cuba in just 8 days, you'll experience Cuba's beautiful eastern provinces. You'll climb Pico Turquino, Cuba’s highest mountain, experience the rhythmic city of Santiago de Cuba, and explore the lush Cuban wilderness!
The Sierra Maestra Mountains played an important role in the Cuban Revolution and your guide will provide you with plenty of fascinating information about the historic events which took place here. Since this is such an active tour we recommend that you spend a few days relaxing on the pristine Guardalavaca beach at the end of your trip. Here you can reflect on your journey and treat yourself to a little well-deserved luxury!


Route of the hiking tour "Cuba's Summit: Hiking Pico Turqino"

 

Make sure to bring sturdy boots for this tour, as you'll be hiking through some rugged, but very rewarding terrain. You'll get to explore the Sierra Maestra Mountains and visit Fidel Castro’s revolutionary headquarters, where even the radio stations and infirmary have been preserved. As you hike through these now peaceful landscapes you can imagine them as they once were, full of revolutionary soldiers who were passionate about overthrowing the old regime.

Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Hiking Pico Turquino tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

  • Located in the Sierra Maestra Mountain Range
  • Pico Turquino - Cuba's Highest Mountain
  • Beautiful Rivers and Springs
    • Mountain Range in Eastern Cuba
    • Important National Parks
    • Comandancia de la Plata
    • Unofficial capital of Cuba
    • City of Rhythm
    • Impressive El Morro fortress

    Itinerary

    Welcome to Holguin! You will arrive at the international airport in Holguin. We can arrange a transfer to the hotel for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself.

    Unterkunft im Hotel in Holguin, 3* Standard

    Today 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.

    Unterkunft im Camping in Huts / Tents    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today’s final destination is 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. 

    Hike: approx. 5 hours  (Medium)

    Unterkunft im Camping in Huts / Tents  Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today you will embark on the most demanding, but most rewarding, leg of your hiking trip. Today you will ascend Cuba’s highest mountain (1.974m). 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. 

    Hike: approx. 8-9 hours (Hard)

    Unterkunft im Hotel in the Sierra Maestra, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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. Tonight you will once again stay at the idyllic Hotel El Salton. 

    Hike: approx. 3.5 hours (Easy)

    Unterkunft im 3* Hotel in the Sierra Maestra   Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today 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!

    Unterkunft im Hotel in Santiago, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Dinner

    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.

    Unterkunft im Hotel in Holguin, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

    Transfer to the airport of Holguin (optional). If you decide to stay and enjoy the beautiful island of Cuba a little bit longer we would also be delighted to book some extra services for you (optional). 

      Verpflegung: Breakfast


    Services

    Included

    • 5 nights in hotels, 2 nights in huts or tents
    • 7x breakfast, 4x lunch, 5x dinner
    • City tour in Bayamo and Santiago de Cuba
    • Hiking tours in Nationalpark Pico Turquino
    • All transfers during the tour in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Qualified English-speaking tour guide

    Not Included

    • International flights to/from Cuba
    • Transfers in/out: booking available on request
    • Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): booking available on request
    • Optional offers/activities and services
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Sleeping Bag - essential for camping nights

    Important Information

    • Information about Visa and vaccination requirements and general information about country and people of Cuba you can find here.
    • Information about our hiking tours, for example Nationalparks and equipment of accommodations you can find here.
    • If you want to include a domestic flight, we can also help you with the booking.

    Prices and Dates for the hiking tour "Pico Turquino"

    Dates:

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    2 PAX

    3 PAX

    4 PAX

    5 PAX

    6 PAX

     

    01.11.19 - 30.04.2020*, 01.11.2020 - 31.12.2020*

    £ 1,870

    £ 1,135

    £ 1,035

    £ 880

    £ 810

    £ 740

    Contact

    01.05.2020 - 31.10.2020

    £ 1,910

    £ 1,175

    £ 1,075

    £ 925

    £ 850

    £ 780

    Contact

    Single room supplement: £ 35
    *Prices are not valid for Christmas and New Year's. Prices on request.

    Optional Extras:

    • Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): $ 23 CAD
    • Transfer IN/OUT optional:
    • Holguin Airport - Holguin Hotel
    • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 30 (1-3pax), £ 39 (4-6)

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