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Internationale groepsreis Trekking Highlights of Cuba

Ascend Pico Turquino, Cuba's highest peak
15 dagen vanaf € 1.945,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • Cuba is not renowned for its culinary excellence and some ingredients are just not possible to get hold of (due in no small part to the long trade embargo implemented by the US). As such, flavours tend to be relatively simple, with most mealtimes consisting of meat or fish accompanied by rice and salad/vegetables. Seafood is widely available on the coast, including cheap and abundant lobster! Vegetarians will probably find they have the most limited choice. Snack food is not freely available in Cuba so you may wish to consider taking some with you. Paladares are likely to be a highlight of any visit to Cuba - they are one of the few types of private enterprise allowed (although still heavily regulated), where families can set up a restaurant in their own house selling authentic, Cuban food. The atmosphere this creates and opportunity to integrate with local Cubans will no doubt enhance your stay! We recommend that you allow CUC 30 pp per day for the lunches and evening meals on the days where food is not included. You may also spend money on bottled water, which will normally cost about CUC 1.50 per bottle if bought from the coach (less if you purchase from local shops). Please note that meal times can be different to what you may be used to. Breakfast will usually be served between 7 - 8am (according to the amount of walking on a particular day). Lunch is rarely served before 2pm, and can sometimes be as late as 4:30pm (depending on when the walks are completed), and evening meals are generally taken around 8:30 to 9pm.

Activities

  • Adult Group
  • Accom: camping
  • Culture & Discovery
  • Accom: hotel/lodge
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Food

    • Cuba is not renowned for its culinary excellence and some ingredients are just not possible to get hold of (due in no small part to the long trade embargo implemented by the US). As such, flavours tend to be relatively simple, with most mealtimes consisting of meat or fish accompanied by rice and salad/vegetables. Seafood is widely available on the coast, including cheap and abundant lobster! Vegetarians will probably find they have the most limited choice. Snack food is not freely available in Cuba so you may wish to consider taking some with you. Paladares are likely to be a highlight of any visit to Cuba - they are one of the few types of private enterprise allowed (although still heavily regulated), where families can set up a restaurant in their own house selling authentic, Cuban food. The atmosphere this creates and opportunity to integrate with local Cubans will no doubt enhance your stay! We recommend that you allow CUC 30 pp per day for the lunches and evening meals on the days where food is not included. You may also spend money on bottled water, which will normally cost about CUC 1.50 per bottle if bought from the coach (less if you purchase from local shops). Please note that meal times can be different to what you may be used to. Breakfast will usually be served between 7 - 8am (according to the amount of walking on a particular day). Lunch is rarely served before 2pm, and can sometimes be as late as 4:30pm (depending on when the walks are completed), and evening meals are generally taken around 8:30 to 9pm.

    Activities

    • Guided Group
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    15 dagen vanaf € 1.945,-

Route 15 daagse rondreis Trekking Highlights of Cuba

Cuba is divided by three distinct mountain ranges. To the west, we walk through tobacco fields and rustic farmlands in Vinales, a mountainous area full of limestone karsts. On the pine covered slopes of the Sierra del Escambray we might spot hummingbirds or hear the call of the Tocororo. Travelling east we reach the Sierra Maestra, trek to Fidel’s jungle hide-out and ascend Pico Turquino. Images of Cuba’s iconic heroes are everywhere and we learn the dramatic history which enabled two young men to incite a revolution.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Havana.
  2. Dag 2 - To Vinales; visit Cueva del Indio.
  3. Dag 3 - Daywalk in rural Vinales; evening free to explore town.
  4. Dag 4 - To Sierra del Escambray via Che Guevara's Mausoleum.
  5. Dag 5 - Trek in Topes de Collantesa reserve in the Sierra del Escambray Mountains.
  6. Dag 6 - Vegas Grandes' waterfall walk; to Trinidad.
  7. Dag 7 - Free day to explore Trinidad.
  8. Dag 8 - To Sierra Maestra National Park.
  9. Dag 9 - Trek to Aguada de Joaquin.
  10. Dag 10 - Hike the Turquino Peak Trail (1974m).
  11. Dag 11 - Walk to 'La Comandancia'; to Camaguey.
  12. Dag 12 - Sightseeing in Camaguey; to Sancti Spiritus.
  13. Dag 13 - To Havana; city tour including Old town and Plaza de la Revolucion.
  14. Dag 14 - Free day.
  15. Dag 15 - Visit La Bodeguita del Medio; end Havana.
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