A program for those fond of nature, this full-day excursion takes you to the spectacular wetlands of the Caribbean: The Península de Zapata, one of our most biodiverse regions. There you’ll visit a crocodile farm, and ride a boat through the Laguna Del Tesoro on your way to the Guama touristic center. After visiting an exact replica of a Cuban aboriginal settlement, you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel at the crystal clear waters of La Cueva de los Peces and Punta Perdiz. After swimming, you’ll enjoy traditional tropical cocktails by the beach. A journey to remember for a lifetime departing from Havana are available now!
This day-long adventure starts in Varadero with an early pick-up at your hotel and a drive southbound through the beautiful town of Matanzas, the “city of bridges,” known for its cultural wealth, its pastel-painted houses and colonial plazas that provide a sneaky peek into the real Cuba. You’ll continue towards the Península de Zapata on the south coast for the first stop, where you’ll travel along the Hatiguanico River on a speed boat, stopping for an ecological trail hike that ends at the river’s mainspring. The boat ride will continue down the river to “Placer de las Lisas”, where the river extension is appreciated in all its magnitude. You’ll make another stop at the farm “Fiesta Campesina” and learn about our endemic flora and fauna. After this you’ll enjoy lunch at a traditional local restaurant. Up next: you’ll visit a crocodile breeding and preservation farm considered to be one of the largest in America. You’ll continue on your speed boat across the Laguna del Tesoro (Treasure Lake) to get to the Guama Tourist Center where you’ll visit a replica of a pre-Columbian Indian village and learn about the life of the indigenous Taino, people who inhabited our island before the arrival of the Spanish. Then you’ll continue to La Cueva de Los Peces and Punta Perdiz for swimming, snorkeling, and appreciating the colorful tropical fish. You’ll have some time to swim on the ocean and relax drinking tropical cocktails before returning to your Varadero hotel.
Transfer as mentioned above. Ride in speedboats. Snack. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit to the crocodile farm. Boat trip with motor. Visit to the Taino Village. Visit Punta Perdiz with time to swim, beach seats included. Diving.
Tips, medical insurance or any other service non mentioned in the description.
Meeting point and meeting time:
Pick up from 7.45AM
physical activity level:
Standard : Standard Accommodation
11 hours from pick-up time
private option available:
Payment accepted via credit card or wire transfer. Prices in US Dollar and subject to change. All hotels and servicies will be in specified or similar category. Itinerary subject to change or modifications based on weather conditions, changes in transportation schedule or any other situation beyond our control.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made up to 14 days before the vacation or tour starting day will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the starting day will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours of vacation or tour date can't be refunded and might only quality to be re-scheduled on an individual case basis, subject to availability and vendor penalty fees.