Las Terazzas Day Trip
Las Terrazas is the perfect get-away-from-it-all destination, so trip here will provide the perfect contrast to the buzzing Havana. Instead of an urban landscape, you'll be greeted by a lush green countryside, dotted with brightly coloured houses, toiling farmers and grazing cows. The park sprawls across 5,000 hectares of unspoiled countryside, complete with small lakes, waterfalls, sulphurous springs and the ruins of old coffee plantations. With the intense fragrance of the Cuban National Flower, the “Mariposa” (Butterfly Jasmine), you can relax in harmony with nature as you feel yourself drift away from urban life. Before the end of your tour, there will be time to visit the former coffee plantations. These scattered ruins are a reminder of the once flourishing coffee trade in the area. Today, there is a restaurant on the plantation, where you will eat your lunch, which is included in our price.
- Visit of the biosphere reserve
- Guided hike
- Visit of a former coffee plantation
Excursion from Havana to Las Terrazas
Located approximately 80km west of Havana in the Pinar del Río Province, Las Terrazas dates back to 1971 when it was built as part of a reforestation project. Today, the inhabitants here live off eco-tourism and benefit from the lush paradise rich in flora and fauna and sprinkled with small lakes and rivers. The 5,000 hectares of countryside surrounding the San Juan Lake belong to the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve which has been UNESCO protected since 1984.
Not surprisingly, Las Terrazas attracts many day-trippers and is a perfect destination for guided tours through the lush green landscapes. Las Terrazas offers a wide range of walking trails and wonderful views of the Buena Vista Coffee Plantations, making it ideal for keen hikers and nature lovers. A further highlight is the San Juan River that runs down the hillside in a series of waterfalls with pools inviting you to go for a swim. Alternatively, for those seeking the absolute thrill, try a canopy tour through the treetops. .
Las Terrazas is the perfect get-away-from-it-all destination, so a few days here will provide the perfect contrast to the buzzing Havana. With the intense fragrance of the Cuban National Flower, the “Mariposa” (Butterfly Jasmine), you can relax in harmony with nature as you feel yourself drift away from urban life.
- Transfer from/to accommodation in Havana
- Qualified, English-speaking guide
- Visit of the community Las Terrazas
- Vist of the former coffee plantation Cafetal Buena Vista
- Possibility for bathing at the Rio San Juan
Price per person
01.08.2019 - 31.10.2020
Prices are valid until 31.10.2020
If you want to combine different excursions and packages, you can also book a rental car or private transfers with us to design you individual Cuba trip. We can also support you with the booking of your accommodations. Contact us for a tailor-made offer.