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nature walk

Explore Cuba off the beaten path

nature walk

Explore Cuba off the beaten path

30 reviews
Duration
10 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Spanish
nature walk

Explore Cuba off the beaten path

nature walk

Explore Cuba off the beaten path

30 reviews
Duration
10 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will drive 130 km from Havana to reach the town of Pedro Betancourt. There they will receive us with juice, coffee and canchánchara. Then we go to the Santa Catalina farm where you can learn about various crops and animal husbandry, also angling and horse riding, the latter has a small extra cost. This meeting closes with a delicious lunch made by my mother, Mrs. Maritza, who also directs the community project to rescue the traditions of the people. So during family lunch we will surely talk a little more about history and culture. Then we will go to the town by horse carriage, like the locals. We will visit a temple house to learn more about santeria, traditions and legends, very peculiar to the area. Around three in the afternoon we will go to the Water Mirrors, an incredibly beautiful underground lagoon with a rustic boat for fun and crystal clear waters for bathing.  You will have an unforgettable day to tell.

Your hosts

Hello! My name is Yanet and I have been a tourist guide in Cuba since 2014. Photography, nature and social experiences are my favorite hobbies, so I invite you to share this adventure that you will love if you like the countryside and simple people. With me you will discover authentic people and landscapes, no tourism, but real life. I will take you to meet my family, play drums, dance, see history, eat very well and swim in groundwater. It will be a day to have a great time. I wait for you my way, with open arms!
Yanet
Yanet
Iosbel
Iosbel

What's included

Food
Creole homemade lunch to enjoy with the family. Congrí, yucca with mojo, pork. If there are specifications in the diet, let…
Drinks
Typical drinks from the area and natural juices to refresh. Water and of course, a shot of rum
Transportation
Microbus or taxi to move from Havana, with professional drivers. Horse car to get to know the town, it's a fun ride

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Where you'll be

Pedro Betancourt, is a rural town south of Matanzas, outside the tourist guides, with a lot of history, traditions and legends to share. Finca Santa Catalina, here you can learn about agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing with rustic rod. Water mirrors are underground lagoons, with transparent and cold waters, which are on private property. It is a unique and hidden place in Cuban geography

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You will only need comfortable clothes and swimsuits. Most of the route is done by car, walks or horses are optional.

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Yanet
Explore Cuba off the beaten path
30 reviews
From $65/person
30 reviews
From $65/person