Birds watching Cuba

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Western and Central Cuba

7 nights y 8 days
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Itinerary

3 nights are in Havana (first 2 and last)
2 nights in Viñales
2 nights in the Zapata Peninsula.

For its privileged geographic position, Cuba is visited each year by a large amount of migratory birds, many of which make a brief visit to the island to rest after long journeys and then continue their flight towards the south; others receive the category of winter birds for remaining on the island until the spring.

Cuba is an attractive destination for bird watchers for its geographic location, the conservation of its ecosystems, sub tropical climate, great biodiversity, and high level of endemism.

You can tour the city of Havana. Panoramic tours in western Pinar del Rio and the go bird watching in the Sierra del Rosario Mountains and Viñales Valley, both in Pinar del Rio. Visit and lodge two nights in the Zapata Peninsula, one of the most lavished and rich areas with endemic birds and other migrating birds, and also go night bird watching in the area.

Group tour with specialized guide in bird watching and full command in 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.

3 Star Superior Los Jazmines and Ermita Hotels in Viñales Valley in B&B.

3 Star Playa Larga and Playa Giron Hotels in Zapata Peninsula in B & B.

Excludes:

International airfare.

Insurance.

Visa fee.

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

Cienaga de Zapata
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Cienaga de Zapata is one of Cuba’s most diverse ecosystems. Crowded into this vast wetland (essentially two swamps divided by a rocky central tract) are 14 different vegetation formations including mangroves, wood, dry wood, cactus, savannah, selva and semideciduous. There are also extensive salt pans. The marshes support more than 190 bird species, 31 types of reptiles, 12 species of mammals, plus countless amphibians, fish and insects (including the insatiable mosquito).

 

Attractions Havana-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

Attractions Viñales

  • ✓ Cueva de Palmarito
  • ✓ Vega de tabaco
  • ✓ Valle de Viñales
  • ✓ Jardín botánico
  • ✓ Paseo a caballo por el valle

Attractions Viñales

  • ✓ Gran Caverna Santo Tomas
  • ✓ Cueva del Indio
  • ✓ Palenque de los Maroons
  • ✓ Mural of Prehistoria
  • ✓ Parque prehistórico

Península Zapata

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