Birds watching Western of Cuba

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Viñales and Las Terrazas

7 nights y 8 days
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Itinerary

3 nights are in Havana (first 2 and last)
2 nights in La Moka
2 nights in Viñales

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.

Tour the city of Havana and panoramic visit to the western city of Pinar del Rio. You will go bird watching in the Biosphere Reserve of Sierra del Rosario, visit Soroa, and the Orchid Farm. Bird watching in the area of Soroa and witness beautiful birds like the Tocororo (Cuba's National Bird) (Priotelus Temnorus), the Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus Percussus), Cartacuba (Todus Multicolor), Royal Zorzal (Mimocichla plumbeachistacea) and Ruiseñor (Myadestes Elizabeth) among others. The following day go bird watching while walking through the La Serafina hill close to the San Juan River. On the 5th day go the Viñales Valley, on your way visit the La Guira National Park and once in the valley tour the areas hills to watch endemic birds.

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

Discount for 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 Superior Los Jazmines and Ermita Hotels in Viñales Valley 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

Las Terrazas
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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.

 

Attractions Havana-Las Terrazas-Viñales

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 Havana

  • ✓ Havana Cathedral
  • ✓ Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
  • ✓ Church of Paula
  • ✓ Church of the Merced
  • ✓ Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral
  • ✓ Church of Jesus de Miramar
  • ✓ Holy Spirit Church
  • ✓ St. Christ of Good Trip Church

Las Terrazas

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

Attractions Viñales

  • ✓ Santo Tomas Gran Caverna
  • ✓ Indian Cave
  • ✓ Palenque of the Maroons
  • ✓ Mural of Prehistory
  • ✓ Prehistoric park
  • ✓ Palmarito Cave
  • ✓ House Veguero
  • ✓ Viñales Valley Overlook
  • ✓ Botanical Garden
  • ✓ Horse ride through the valley