Excursions in Holguin
Knowing a new place or discovering new treasures in a place already known requires an attitude of insatiable researcher. It is mere curiosity that can lead to a whole project of excursions and tours from the same city or from your place of accommodation.
VISIT TO NATIONAL PARK ALEJANDRO DE HUMBOLDT
Pick up 6.45am. Exit of the hotels in Jeep with tourist guide with translation service. Transfer to Tacos Bay in the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. Rowing boat trip through one of the most beautiful bays in the region, from where you can appreciate the majestic mountains of the park. Possibility of observing the evergreen forest next to the mangroves, shells, birds, fish, jutias that live in the rocky environment and with a bit of luck, the manatee. Lunch at Miraflores hotel; return in the afternoon to the hotels.
THE GRAND SAFARI
Pick up 7.30 am at the hotels. Tourism guide with language service. Transfer in Jeep to Pinares de Mayarí, located in the La Mensura National Park, 680 meters above sea level, with a micro-climate where nearly 300 endemic species of Cuban flora live. On the way we visit the Batany Birán, founded by the Castro family on November 15, 1915. Tours of the houses of relatives, the school, the post office, the fence of roosters, the warehouses and the cemetery.
On the way to Pinares, stop for photos and contemplation of the landscape with different types of mountain vegetation. Nipe Bay, one of the largest stock bays in the world, 25.9 kilometres long and 16.8 kilometres wide.Visit the Salto del Guayabo, contemplating natural waterfalls with a fall of 85 and 117 meters, respectively, at an elevation of 560 meters above sea level.You can take a path that ends in a natural pool that is very welcoming due to its characteristics and the surrounding landscape invites the visitor to take a bath. Typical Cuban lunch at the Ranchón Salto del Guayabo, with a view of the waterfall. Return to hotels.
ADVENTURES “FARALLONES DE MOA”
Pick up 6.30 am and departure from the hotels, transfer to the municipality of Moa, on the way there is an interpretive stop and time for photos on the loma de la lima, in the municipality of Banes, with a visual view of the Nipe Bay. The largest in terms of bay of the bag refers to the world. In the community of Farallones contact the community and visit the doctor’s office, thus reaching the information centre of the Farallones de Moa area, belonging to the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park , here you can enjoy an enriched flora and fauna. Realisation of the path until reaching the natural cave where a river crosses it; On this trail we have presence of varieties of birds, polymitas, plantations of coffee and cocoa. Transfer to the city of Moa, where lunch will be made at the Miraflores hotel, then tour the city and return to the hotels.
SALTO DEL GUAYABO
Pick up 7.30 at the hotels. Tourism guide with language service. Transfer in Jeep to Pinares de Mayarí, located in the La Mensura National Park, 680 meters above sea level, with a micro climate where nearly 300 endemic species of Cuban flora live.On the way to Pinares, stop for photos and contemplation of the landscape with different types of vegetation of mountains, the Bay of Nipe one of the largest bays in the world with 25.9 kilometres long and 16.8 kilometres wide. Visit the Salto del Guayabo, contemplating from a viewpoint natural waterfalls with a fall of 85 and 117 meters, respectively, at an elevation of 560 meters above sea level. You can make a path that ends in a natural pool very cosy. Its characteristics and the surrounding landscape invite the visitor to take a bath, or to make the ecological path of 1200 meters until the fall of the waterfall. Visit to La Plancha farm, with a micro-climate inside the La Mensura National Park, with a wide variety of ornamental and fruit plants.
GREEN & BLUE (GIBARA)
Pick up at hotels. Tourism guide with language service. Transfer to the Marina Vita or Marlin, to make a boat ride in water for 30 minutes. Transfer to the house of a peasant where they will taste a typical Cuban coffee and they will be offered a great variety of seasonal fruits, they will also be able to appreciate poultry and learn about Cuban peasant life. Enjoy an aboriginal show and cavalcade, passing by the place where Christopher Columbus touched Cuban land for the first time on October 28, 1492 in the Cristóbal Colón park, then continue the transfer to the city of Gibara, where they will have the opportunity to appreciate a view panoramic of the city with lunch in it. Return to hotels.
CAYO SAETÍA TOUR
Pick up at hotels. Tourism guide with language service. Transfer to Cayo Saetía, where they will make a Safari through the Cayo and observe different exotic animals in their natural habitat. Buffet lunch and enjoy the beach, then return to the hotels.
CITY, TRAIN AND CIGARS
Pick up at hotels. Tourism guide with language service. Short drive in a car pulled by a steam locomotive of the 19th century, which comes from an old sugar mill located in the Rafael Freyre municipality. Continue the trip by bus to Holguín to visit a cigar factory. Transfer to the Plaza de la Marqueta for a panoramic tour of the outdoor areas, which includes the entrance to the site with the corresponding explanation of the modules that are displayed inside. Guided tour of the main attributes of the city centre. Free time in the park Calixto García. Visit to Loma de la Cruz with a drink included. Lunch at the Bodeguita del Medio. Return to hotels.
First Day: Pick up at the first hotel 10:00 in the morning. Transfer to Gibara. Once in Gibara, lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit to the tobacco factory of Gibara, visit to the museum of colonial art. At 4:30 pm, catamaran ride until sunset with open bar and animation on board the boat. Accommodation at the Ordoño or Arsenita hotel, depending on availability, with dinner and breakfast included. In the evening, evening entertainment with local talents at the Siglo XX bar (drinks not included).Second Day: After breakfast, tour the city by bus that includes a photo stop at the Mirador de La Loma, tour of the Plaza Colón park, Casa del Artesano. Free time in the city. Back panoramic tour through the city of Holguín. Time to buy cigars in Holguin. Visit to the Loma de la Cruz. Return to the hotel at 1 pm. Lunch is not included on the second day.
Pick up at the first hotel 7:30 in the morning. Tourism guide with language service. Short drive in a car pulled by a steam locomotive of the 19th century, which comes from an old sugar mill located in the Rafael Freyre municipality. Continue the trip to Bariay, site of discovery, to visit the Taino Village with show, lunch and horseback riding. Return to hotels.
SALTO DEL GUAYABO
Round trip transfer by air-conditioned bus. Tourism Guide Service in Spanish language. Travel to the Salto del Guayabo. In the Salto, you must pay 200.00 pesos in MN at the entrance (not included in the price) with the right to enjoy the place, guided by ecological trails with guide service, observation of endemic flora and fauna and waterfall of 120 mts. height, observation of the natural landscape from viewpoints, sale of fried pork masses and viands, bath in a natural pool, tasty Creole ajiaco or the exquisite sopa. Lunch with roast pork, congrí rice, lunch box, salad, dessert. Gardens around the restaurant with endemic plants such as the Dahlia and the Hydrangea, all within a totally ecological environment and a pleasant micro-climate.
GIBARA + CALETONES
Description: Pick up in an air-conditioned bus to Gibara, where they will visit “La Cueva de los Panaderos”. Lunch at a local restaurant, where you will taste delicious typical Gibara food. After lunch, departure to Caletones to enjoy the sun and the beach all day with bath time. Departure from Caletones at 5.00pm. Departure from Caletones Beach at 6.00pm.
ALDEA + PLAYA
Pick up in an air-conditioned bus and transfer to the Taino Village (entrance to the Village or the Chorro de Maíta Museum is not included in the price; you must pay 5.00 pesos MN per person and 5.00 CUC ). Historical tour with guide service through the Village and then entrance to the Chorro de Maíta Museum. Transfer to Guardalavaca Beach for bath time before noon. Lunch at El Ancla restaurant to taste exquisite Creole food. Bath time in Guardalavaca until 6:00 pm. The Village show is not included.