Endemic Birds of Cuba

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Península de Zapata and Topes de Collantes

7 nights y 8 days
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Itinerary

3 nights will lodge in Havana (first 2 and last)
2 nights in the Zapata Peninsula
1 nights in the colonial town of Trinidad
1 night in Topes de Collantes

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.

You will tour the City of Havana, also Trinidad and panoramic visit to the cities of Cienfuegos and Santa Clara. You will be able to enjoy bird watching in one of the areas with the most diversity of endemic and migratory birds: Zapata Peninsula (one of the largest wetlands in the region) where you will lodge for 2 nights and enjoy night bird watching; afterwards visit another rich area: Guayanara Park in Topes de Collantes, located in the Sierra de Escambray Mountains located in the south center part of the island.

Group tour with specialized guide in Bird Watching and full command of 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* Superior Hotel likeTelégrafo, Armadores de Santander, Florida, O'Farril in Old Havana in B & B.

3* Playa Larga or Playa Giron Hotels in the Zapata Peninsula in B & B.

4* Boutique, Iberostar Gran Trinidad, Hotel in B & B in Trinidad.

3* Superior Los Helechos Hotel in B & B

Excludes:

International airfare.

Insurance.

Visa fee.

Trinidad
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Trinidad, officially founded as Villa of the Holy Trinity and called by some historians and people like La Trinidad or Trinidad of Cuba. It is a city in the central region of Cuba, specifically in southern Sancti Spiritus province, and is the capital of the municipality of the same name. The Villa of the Holy Trinity was the third village founded by the Spanish crown in Cuba in early 1514. In 1988 UNESCO inscribed on the World Heritage List the historic center of Trinidad near the Valley of the Sugar Mills [2], zone where sugar flourished with the arrival of families Iznaga Borrell and Brunet towards the middle of the nineteenth century.

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad
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Topes de Collantes is a nature reserve park in the Escambray Mountains range in Cuba. It also refers to the third highest peak in the reserve, where a small settlement and tourist center is located, all sharing the same name. Nature is the big attraction here. Caves, rivers, falls, grottos, canyons, natural pools with crystal clear water, mountain and more. Coffee growers were living in the area when president Fulgencio Batista ordered the construction of a massive battleship-like Art Deco sanatorium for tuberculosis patients in 1954 converted today in Hotel.

 

Attractions Havana-Cienaga Zapata-Trinidad

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 Trinidad

  • ✓ Ancon Beach
  • ✓ Salto del Caburni
  • ✓ Valle de los Ingenios
  • ✓ Iznaga Tower
  • ✓ Parque el Cubano
  • ✓ Embalse Hanabanilla
  • ✓ Cascada de Javira.
  • ✓ Cerro la Vigia
  • ✓ La Boca

Attractions Trinidad

  • ✓ Plaza Mayor.
  • ✓ Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
  • ✓ Romance Museum
  • ✓ Convento de San Francisco de Asis
  • ✓ Parque Central Cespedes
  • ✓ Museo de Historia Municipal
  • ✓ Trinidad Architecture Museum
  • ✓ Yudit Vidal Faife Gallery
  • ✓ Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery.
  • ✓ Santeria Israel
  • ✓ Guamuahaya Archaeology Museum
  • ✓ Iglesia de Santa Ana

Ciénaga Zapata

  • ✓ Boca de Guamá.
  • ✓ Guamá
  • ✓ Playa Larga
  • ✓ Playa Girón
  • ✓ Giron Museum
  • ✓ Australia sugar mill.
  • ✓ Museum of the command of the FAR.