Birds watching

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Western, central and eastern,

11 nights y 12 days
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Itinerary

3 nights will lodge in Havana (first 2 and last)
2 nights in La Moka
3 nights in Ciénaga de Zapata
1 night in Topes de Collantes
2 nights in Camagüey

Tour and explore Havana, with special emphasis in the colonial sector of the city declared World Heritage Site, its plazas, monuments, churches; also modern Havana: Vedado and Miramar neighbourhoods; walk the hills of Soroa, the La Serafina located in the Las Terrazas area; here you will be able to climb the Loma del Taburete; later visit Viñales Valley once there walk the valley; on your way back participate in an excursion to Cayo Levisa afterwards lodge in Havana; the following day departure to your country.


You will tour the City of Havana on the 2nd day. Ready to depart on the 3rd day on bus to the Sierra del Rosario where you will go bird watching around Soroa during the day, from there you will go to Las Terrazas community where you will lodge at the beautiful La Moka Hotel.


The following day, early in the morning leave for Viñales Valley and go bird watching in the valley. Return to La Moka Hotel to rest for more fun the next day.


The 5th day, early in the morning depart for Zapata Peninsula, in the afternoon go bird watching in La Salina. At night continue but this time at the Bernajas area.


The following day visit Santo Tomas in the morning and in the afternoon visit the Palpites and Sopillar areas to meet beautiful birds of the region.


On the 7th day continue bird watching in Arrollones, in the afternoon to Cenotes where you will watch more birds and have the chance to swing in the Cenotes of Caleta Buena.


On the 8th day depart towards Topes de Collantes, on your way visit the beautiful city of Cienfuegos. In the afternoon bird watching at Topes.


The next day early in the morning walk to the Codina hills, after a typical Cuban lunch walk down to the colonial town of Trinidad where you will be able to tour the town. In the afternoon continue on to Camaguey and lodge at the Grand or Colon Hotels.


The following day the bus transfers you to the Sierra de Najasa where the visitor can go bird watching all day. (lunch included in the Belen Farm).


On the 10th day, continue bird watching in the Sierra de Najasa. (lunch included in Belen Farm).


The following day, you will be returning to Havana, on your way tour the panoramic town of Moron, in Sancti Spiritus for lunch and then visit Santa Clara. Lodge that night in a Havana hotel; the last day you will have a free morning and in the afternoon/night. Transfer out to take the international flight back home.


Group tour with specialized guide in Bird Watching and full command of foreign languages.

Discount for groups, family and children.

Price includes all hotels in the indicated food plan, transfers on bus, visits, excursions, entrance indicated in the program, specialized guides, as well as local taxes (except the airport tax of 25.00 CUC to be paid personally at departure).

Lodging in Hotels:

4 Star Superior Hotel like Telégrafo, Armadores de Santander, Florida, O'Farril in Old Havana in B & B.

4 Star Superior La Moka. Hotel located in Las Terrazas community in western Pinar del Rio province in B & B.

3 Star Playa Larga Motel in Zapata Península in B & B.

3 Star Superior Los Helechos Hotel in Topes de Collantes

3 Star Grand Hotel or Colon Hotel in Camaguey in B & B.

Excludes:

International airfare.

Insurance.

Visa fee.

Plaza Vieja in old Havana
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The plaza was originally called Plaza Nueva (New Square). It emerged as an open space in 1559, after the Plaza de Armas and San Francisco. In colonial times it was a residential neighborhood of the Criollo plutocracy. Plaza Vieja was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies. Wikipedia

Valle de Viñales
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The Viñales Valley in the Sierra de los Organos near the western end of the island of Cuba is an outstanding karst landscape encircled by mountains and dotted with spectacular dome-like limestone outcrops (mogotes) that rise as high as 300 m. Colonised at the beginning of the 19th century, the valley has fertile soil and a climate conducive to the development of stock-raising and the cultivation of fodder and food crops.Unesco

The Terrazas
las terrazas pinar del rio cuba

Las Terrazas is considered first Cuban echo museum of both national and international reference for others developing areas with similar conditions. It also owns the Conservation Award granted by UNESCO. The settlers count on conditions that unquestionably set the grounds for an increase in their lives' quality, and constitute one of the main principles of sustainable development model.

Trinidad
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Trinidad, officially founded as Villa of the Holy Trinity and called by some historians and people like La Trinidad or Trinidad of Cuba. It is a city in the central region of Cuba, specifically in southern Sancti Spiritus province, and is the capital of the municipality of the same name. The Villa of the Holy Trinity was the third village founded by the Spanish crown in Cuba in early 1514.

 

Attractions Havana-Las Terrazas-Cienaga Zapata-Trinidad

Attractions Havana

  • ✓ Museum National of Bellas Artes
  • ✓ Museum of the Revolucion
  • ✓ Napoleonic museum
  • ✓ Museum of Chocolate
  • ✓ Museum of the Rum Havana Club
  • ✓ Pharmacy Museum
  • ✓ Museum of the City
  • ✓ Hemingway Museum Finca Vigia
  • ✓ Scale model of Havana
  • ✓ Museum of Guanabacoa
  • ✓ National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • ✓ Wilfredo Lam Center

Las Terrazas

  • ✓ Cinema
  • ✓ Reference Center Ecomuseum
  • ✓ Casa Club
  • ✓ Shopping
  • ✓ Library
  • ✓ Medical center

Attractions Trinidad

  • ✓ Plaza Mayor.
  • ✓ Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
  • ✓ Romance Museum
  • ✓ Convento de San Francisco de Asis
  • ✓ Parque Central Cespedes
  • ✓ Museo de Historia Municipal
  • ✓ Trinidad Architecture Museum
  • ✓ Yudit Vidal Faife Gallery
  • ✓ Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery.
  • ✓ Santeria Israel
  • ✓ Guamuahaya Archaeology Museum
  • ✓ Iglesia de Santa Ana

Cienaga Zapata

  • ✓ Boca de Guama.
  • ✓ Guama:
  • ✓ Playa Larga
  • ✓ Playa Giron
  • ✓ Giron Museum
  • ✓ Australia sugar mill.
  • ✓ Museum of the command of the FAR.