National Parks of Cuba - A Walking Tour

Quick Overview

RATES: $3490*

2017 DATES: 1/6, 2/3, 2/10, 3/10, 3/24, 6/16, 7/7, 8/3, 10/29, 11/19, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24*

2018 DATES: 1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Activities: Walking, Photography, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Minimum Age: 12

*Thanksgiving and Christmas departures have a supplement cost due to our increased prices for accommodations.

The first people-to-people walking tour in Cuba exploring the unexplored: National Parks!

Cuba is an enigma, able to confound and intoxicate with its embodiment of colonial grandeur, revolutionary rigor, and Caribbean panache. Classic cars glide by on Havana streets. Salsa beats percolate through the night. Rum finds its way into many a glass. It’s the quintessential Cuban tableau, but for those who step off the malecón - on this walking tour - Cuba reveals itself to be so much more.

Cuba was a popular destination for Americans until the 1959 Revolution changed it all.  Since then a fascinating history has unfolded and today, the door has been opened again for Americans to visit.  This open door leads to incredible opportunities for learning and immersion into a complex culture replete with rich and meaningful interactions with the people of Cuba. On this Cuban walking tour that we are licensed to offer, we pair daily explorations of Cuba’s land- and seascapes with unforgettable interactions with Cuba’s people-scapes.  Led by a team of local guides along with our own tour leader, we are joined during the journey by other local experts. We visit with naturalist guides, farmers, historians, national park officials, artists, small business entrepreneurs and more on this artfully crafted Cuba walking tour.  For those who are curious and want to explore on their feet rather than looking out a bus window this journey is the perfect choice.  We walk between three and eight miles each day with easy to moderate elevation gain.

Join us to uncover Cuba’s sublime eccentricities on this exciting nine-day tour through the best of Cuba’s national parks, nature reserves, and world heritage sites. Cuba’s staggering natural beauty extends beyond its beaches, and its sweeping swamplands and crenellated mountains are known for their rare wildlife as well as their insurrectionist folklore. You also walk city streets where opulent mansions peer out between suburban city planning. Explore the countryside where dilapidated plantations look out on still-thriving tobacco farms. Cuba is an arresting country of contradictory curiosities, and you can experience all of its nuances on this multifaceted walking tour.  

To deepen the educational and cultural exchange aspects of this trip, we use a mix of hotels and Casa Particulares. Casas are essentially Bed & Breakfast type accommodations, set within the context of a private house. For many of our guests, evening or morning visits with their Casa hosts are a true highlight of their entire journey to Cuba.  We have carefully researched available Casas in each location and promise you warm, welcoming hosts and a unique Cuban family experience.

 

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