day trip

Hike, snorkel, experience natural Cuba

Hike, snorkel, experience natural Cuba

Duration:12.5 hours total
Includes:1 meal, Equipment and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

Your guide Eduardo is a long-time resident of the Zapata region, is a trained biologist, and is an expert in local flora and fauna. He is passionate about teaching others, so please ask him anything about Cuban wildlife or Cuban life in general.
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About IOI Adventures

IOI is a US-based non-profit organization that runs outreach projects with local partners to address pressing conservation and education needs. Our initiatives in Cuba support research in forest and marine conservation.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to IOI Adventures. .

What we’ll do

Explore natural Cuba on this full-day adventure. We will start the day with a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Havana to Playa Larga where we will meet our guide Eduardo (or Eduardo's son). From there, we will drive to the nearby Zapata Swamp National Park, the largest wetland in Cuba, a nature lover's paradise known for its blue-water beaches, exotic forests, cenotes, natural pools, and marsh…

What else you should know

To ensure safety, punctuality, and fair pricing, we will organize mandatory private roundtrip transportation from Havana to Playa Larga for an additional 130 CUC to be split among everyone in the car.

What I’ll provide

Typical Cuban lunch
Most ingredients are organic and locally sourced. You'll eat on an outdoor patio with views of the surrounding forest.
Private taxi
Additional cost
Snorkel and mask
We have two sets of snorkels/ masks, but no fins. If you are an avid snorkeler, please bring your own.

What to bring

Bug spray, Water, Towels, Good walking shoes, Sun Protection

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$89 per person
$89 per person