Treasures Of Cuba - Hiking Tour

Included Services
  • 12 Highlights in 14 Days: Holguín, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba, Sierra Maestra, Niquero, Bayamo, Camagüey, Trinidad, Parque Guanayara, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Havana
  • 4 Nights in hotels with a 2-3* standard, 9 nights in a private accommodation
  • 4x breakfast, 5x lunch, 2x dinner
  • qualified English-speaking guide
  • many included activities like city tours or excursions to Humboldt Nationalpark, Desembarco del Granma, Topes de Collantes etc.
  • from £ 1,500

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Your journey takes you from Holguin further to the east to Baracoa. Afterwards you travel westwards until you reach stunning Havana. During the trip you will hike in Cuba’s impressive national parks and explore beautiful cities, like Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and, of course, Havana. The hikes vary from an easy level to a medium-hard level. If you like to be active during your vacation, this tour is perfect for you.
You're sure to be enchanted and inspired by this island's natural beauty and welcoming culture! You can find more information in our detailed itinerary.


Route of the hiking tour "Treasures Of Cuba"

For most visitors, Cuba is all about all inclusive beach hotels and golf resorts. Our tours, focus more on the island’s cultural and natural diversity. Only recently have hiking tours been offered to tourists in Cuba.  Our unique alternative program is ideal for those who are relatively fit and want to experience more of Cuba’s scenic beauty by hiking or biking. Experience wild Cuba actively with this unique tour package!

Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Treasures of Cuba tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour...

  • Mountain Range in Central Cuba
  • Nature Preserves
  • Perfect Region for Hiking
  • Majestic Mountains
  • National Parks
  • Comandancia de la Plata
  • Cuba’s Third Oldest City
  • Well-preserved colonial architecture
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Itinerary

Welcome to Cuba! You will arrive in Holguin airport. We can arrange your transfer to your accommodation (optional) for you or you can organise transport yourself.  

Unterkunft im Hotel in Holguin, 3* Standard

In the morning you will meet your guide and start your trip to Baracoa. About 30 km before you reach Baracoa you will stop at Playa Maguna. Here you can swim in the ocean and relax on the beach. You may seize the opportunity to have lunch (optional). After a relaxing time you will continue to Baracoa, Cubas first capital city.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Baracoa    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will go on an easy hike in the Humboldt Nationalpark, where you can discover the biodiversity of the flora and fauna.  In the afternoon you will get to know Baracoa during a city tour. You will learn more about the history of Baracoa, in which Christopher Columbus plays an important role.

Hike: approx. 3 hours (easy)

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Baracoa   Verpflegung: Lunch

The day starts early as it will take some time to get to Santiago de Cuba. You will pass the famous street La Farola and take a road along the ocean with beatiful views. At the Guantanamo View Point you will stop to catch a look at the military base of the US army. In Santiago de Cuba you will go on  a city tour and see the Moncada Museum, the Castillo and the cemetery Santa Ifigenia (entrances optional). In the evening you will have dinner at a Paladar.

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

You may spend the morning in Santiago as you wish for example to explore the city or relax at the pool. In the early afternoon you will continue to Sierra Maestra with a stop at the church El Cobre. You will have dinner at the hotel.

Unterkunft im Hotel Santo Domingo, 2* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast, Dinner

Todays hiking tour starts at the Alto de Naranjo. From here you will go on a hike to the Comandancia de la Plata. During the cuban revolution Fidel and his fellows found shelter here. Enjoy the beautiful nature and discover the history of this place. After lunch at the hotel the journey will continue to Niquero. There is the possibility to do a stop at a beach on the way, if you're interested please feel free to ask your guide.

Hike: approx. 3 hours (easy)

Unterkunft im Hotel in Niquero, 2* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will go on your next hike. This time in the Nationalpark Desembarco del Granma. This mountain range was important during the Cuban Revolution. You can still see the buildings, built by Fidel and his squad.

Hike: approx. 3-4 hours (medium)

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Bayamo   Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch

The journey continues to Camagüey. You will walk through the beautiful old town and discover its particularity: big clay jars, standing in the entrances. This served to store drinking warter. Some of them are almost a meter high.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Camagüey  

By bus you will continue from Camagüey to Trinidad, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Cuba. On a city tour you get to know the colorful colonial city. You will walk along the carless streets with colorful houses and feel as if time stands still. There are a lot of architectural treasures and sights, too many to mention them all. We recommend a visit to the Canchanchara Bar, famous for its local speciality: honey liqueur.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Trinidad   

Your bus will bring you to the Parque Banao Sabina where you will go on a hiking tour. The hiking will be a bit adventurous as you will cross a river on rocks various times but at the end you will be rewarded with a swim at a beautiful waterfall. So don't forget to bring your swimming suits. Afterwards return to Trinidad, rest of the day free time.

Hike: approx. 2-3 hours (medium)

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Trinidad

The National Park Topes de Collantes is situated in the mountain range Sierra de Escambray. You will hike along the Guanayara Trail: rivers, underground cave systems, lakes and waterfalls are typical for the landscape. Besides your tour guide a local guide will go with you on this hike. He will explain a lot about the interesting flora and fauna of the region. Afterwards you will continue to Cienfuegos.

Hike: approx. 5 hours (Medium-hard)

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Cienfuegos    Verpflegung: Lunch

The journey will continue to Cubas capital city but you will stop in Santa Clara on the way. You will do y city tour and visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum and the Tren Blindado Monument.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Havana   

Today is your second last day of your Cuba Tour. On a city tour you will explore the old town of Cubas capital city, Havana. You will have lunch together for the last time.

Unterkunft im Casa Particular in Havana  Verpflegung: Lunch

Transfer (optional) to airport Havana. If you wish to extent your trip we will be happy to assist you.


Services

Included

  • 4 nights in hotels with a 2-3* standard
  • 9 nights in Casas Particulares*
  • 4x breakfast, 5x lunch, 2x dinner
  • Hikes in Humboldt Nationalpark, Nationalpark Desembarco del Granma, Parque Banao Sabina, Topes de Collantes, Topes de Collantes
  • Guantanamo View Point
  • City Tour in Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Trinidad, Santa Clara and Havana
  • All described transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Qualified English-speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Cuba
  • Transfer 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

Important Information

  • *Casas Particulares are private houses of Cuban locals, who offer rooms to tourists. On request they are happy to cater you with a delicious breakfast (5-6 CUC) or even a lunch and dinner (10-12 CUC each). Let them know at your arrival.
  • We guarantee the operation of every group with one booked client
  • Maximum group size: 16 people
  • Visa and vaccination requirements and general information about country and people of Cuba
  • Solo travellers can request a room shared room with another person of the same sex
  • If we can't find another solo traveller who wants to share a room, the single room supplement needs to be paid
  • Information about our bike tours, e.g. about bikes and equipment
  • If you want to book a domestic flight within Cuba, we are happy to support you
  • Our recommendation: Bring suitable clothes for biking and some snacks with you

Prices and Dates for the hiking tour "Treasures Of Cuba"

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Optional Extras:

  • Cuba Entry card (tourist visa): £ 20
  • Transfer IN/OUT optional:
  • Holguin Airport - Holguin Hotel
  • Havana Hotel - Havana Airport
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 30 (1-3pax); £ 39 (4-6pax)

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