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Eastern Cuba Adventure: A Journey Through History, Nature, and Culture

Embark on a tailor-made getaway with Cuba Private Travel through the eastern region of the island. Explore Cuba’s picturesque towns, indulge in delicious cuisine, and discover the rich history and taste of Baracoa chocolate. Immerse yourself in colonial architecture, breathtaking natural surroundings, and the vibrant rhythms of Cuban music. Engage with warm-hearted locals, learn about revolutionary history, and marvel at mystical santería culture. From the coastal town of Gibara to bustling Santiago de Cuba and the captivating city of Baracoa, each day promises unforgettable experiences. Choose from horseback riding, hiking, or cycling, including a visit to the largest rock in the Caribbean. This extraordinary escapade is perfect for individuals, couples, or small groups.

Day 1: Welcome to Gibara

Step in a walking tour of Gibara, a quaint coastal town, where you’ll be transported back in time as you explore the stunning colonial buildings that line its well-planned streets. Immerse yourself in the local houses and parks, each with its own unique story to tell. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit a secret viewpoint that offers a breathtaking panorama of the town, giving you an unforgettable start to your journey. Check in at a private-luxury accommodation owned by a friendly Cuban family. With comfortable bedrooms and a terrace overlooking the city, you’ll have the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious breakfast or unwind with a drink as the sun sets.

Day 2: Holguín Unveiled – City Charms, Adventure, and Island Paradise Retreat

Start your day with a personalized-walking tour of the Holguín City, uncovering hidden gems in its colonial streets and marveling at its architectural wonders. You can then choose between a thrilling horseback ride or an exciting jeep safari through exuberant landscapes. Next, embark on a journey to a paradise-like island adorned with awe-inspiring rock formations, untouched beaches and enchanting natural surroundings. Check-in at a serene retreat nestled amidst lush forests and meadows, offering cozy rooms and attentive daily service. This exceptional destination is ideal for observing exotic animals and immersing yourself in the local wildlife. For a small fee, you can stay connected with Wi-Fi service available in the lobby, ensuring you have the best of both worlds.

Day 3: An adventure through Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Be part of an adventure through Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the park’s diverse ecosystems and immerse yourself in the beauty of its pristine river, where you can take a refreshing swim. Experience an authentic dinner with a local family, savoring traditional dishes and immersing yourself in the warmth of Cuban hospitality. This unique opportunity allows you to support the local community and create everlasting memories.

Day 4: Secrets of Baracoa

Begin a high-quality private tour of the Baracoa City, led by an expert guide who will reveal the secrets behind its landmarks. Visit a magnificent church, explore a museum in a fort, and admire panoramic views from a historic hotel. Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate with a tour showcasing the town’s role in cacao production. Visit a private cacao farm and indulge in the delicious local specialty. Take a leisurely boat trip, relax on a beach and enjoy a refreshing swim. Check in at a quaint rural property by a picturesque river. Later, relish the flavors of Cuban cuisine at a cozy local restaurant that makes every bite unforgettable.

Day 5: Peaks and Culture – A Mountain Adventure in Baracoa

Step into an exhilarating journey to the highest point in the area, where you can choose between two awe-inspiring options. Either enjoy a leisurely walk and immerse yourself in the beauty of the local birdlife, or take on a moderate climb that rewards you with breathtaking views of the region’s flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in the captivating Taino culture as you embark on a guided tour led by a local farmer and trailblazing archaeologist. Later, indulge in a delightful dinner at a friendly restaurant and taste the genuine creole cuisine.

Day 6: Cycling, Culture, and Cuban Rhythms in Baracoa

Spend your day with a cycling tour through amazing landscapes, overcoming steep slopes for spectacular views. Immerse yourself in local culture by visiting dance troupes and witnessing their mesmerizing rehearsals. Check in at luxury accommodations in a residential area, offering personalized service and a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the essence of regional cuisine. Dance the night away at recommended music venues, experiencing the infectious rhythms of Cuban music.

Day 7: Custom-luxury experience in the Santiago de Cuba City

Squeeze the most out of your holiday in Cuba thanks to this custom-luxury experience in the Santiago de Cuba City. Explore historical landmarks and immerse yourself in revolutionary history. Relax in a charming park and dine at a local eatery known for specialty barbecue. Indulge in grilled delicacies and try ice cream served in fruit shells. Discover the mystical santería culture with a private guided tour and explore the region’s art scene. Time to immerse yourself in sensual rhythms as you take lessons in guitar, percussion, and dancing, allowing you to fully embrace the rich cultural patrimony of this land. Or maybe you can choose to party the night away in a lively salsa club!

Day 8: Unique Wonders

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll find a one of a kind valley. Marvel at the life-size stone sculptures of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that adorn this landscape. On this tailor-made tour you will explore an automobile museum that showcases over 2500 small-scale car replicas, providing a glimpse into the world of automotive history. Spend the afternoon at leisure, unwinding on pristine beaches and allowing the soothing sound of the waves to rejuvenate your spirit. Experience a captivating performance at a renowned cabaret, where talented artists take the stage in a dazzling spectacle. Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the show, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Please note that this experience is available at an additional cost.

Day 9: Coffee Trails and Caribbean Peaks – Exploring Countryside Riches

Embark on a journey through the countryside, tracing the footsteps of coffee planters who sought refuge in the area. Explore the remnants of stunning houses that bear witness to the region’s rich history, immersing yourself in the beauty of the countryside and venturing off the beaten path. Visit a mountain range, where you’ll find a local icon known as the highest rock in the Caribbean. Learn about the  French immigrants who left their mark on this place through their coffee culture, and explore a museum and botanical garden that showcase the region’s natural wonders.

Day 10: Say Goodbye

Western Cuba

Your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport, marking the end of such a luxury-bespoke experience that only Cuba Private Travel can provide.

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