Trip reference number: CU
Trinidad & Topes de Collantes
From the bustling capital, Havana, we head along the Caribbean coast, pausing at the infamous Bay of Pigs, before arriving in the sleepy colonial town of Trinidad. After exploring the cobbled streets, lined by faded painted houses we head into the mountains to Topes de Collantes National Park. Camping in the grounds of two haciendas, we'll walk along forest trails, swim in waterfalls and hope to catch glimpses of tiny hummingbirds and perhaps the Tocororo - Cuba's national bird.
Commandancia de la Plata & Pico Turquino
Walking to Fidel's secret base in the Sierra Maestra, we uncover this living museum in the hills. A remarkable testament to the resolve and spirit of the revolutionaries, it captures a snapshot in time of one of the most pivotal periods in Cuba’s history. Our next two days are spent climbing Cuba's highest peak, Pico Turquino. The trail takes us past farmer's houses and through lush tropical forest before we summit.
Santiago & Havana
On the last day of our trek we walk down to the sea and then drive along the coast to Santiago de Cuba. We explore the lively streets on foot and there's time to enjoy a mojito from one of the rooftop bars. Heading west to Havana, we have a full day walking in the lush forests at Las Terrazas. Having followed in Fidel's footsteps from the earliest days of the revolution in the Sierra Maestra, it is fitting that our journey ends in Havana which Castro entered, triumphant, on 8th January 1959.
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