Optional where hikers will discover on the way the beauties of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, the attributes of the chocolate and coconut capital of the island, its history, culture, peasant traditions of the inhabitants of the banks of the river, rides in cayucas, rafts and boats through the great flow of the Toa river, visit the peculiar Tibaracones at the mouths of the Toa and part in the Duaba Beach National Monument and stay in areas of river bathing. Cocoa Traditions Tour.
It is an experience as part of the Cocoa Route:
Ideal to know the rich history of the plantations of the crop through the Only Cocoa Path on the Island, its sociocultural life and the traditions derived from this important economic line of Baracoa, the Capital of the Cacao, located in Finca Duaba, On the way they will appreciate the only Chocolate Factory of its kind and inaugurated by Commander Ernesto Che Guevara in 1963. Then they will visit the Rancho Toa and La Esperanza Tourist Farms, where they will enjoy a river ride in Cayucas by the Toa river, the largest in Cuba.
Juncal-Rencontra Excursion in the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve:
Sociocultural tour from the city and through the nature of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, to penetrate the Path through the Juncal del Toa walking about 7 km between authentic tropical forests with endemic fruits and plants that corner the bird songs locals until reaching Rencontra on the banks of the Duaba river, enjoying the flora and fauna typical of the surroundings of said reserve and fresh river bathing areas for a good stay.
It is the ideal tour of the Taino Capital of Cuba to know the details of the culture of our ancestors: the Taino Indians, descendants of the first inhabitants of Baracoa who met Admiral Christopher Columbus, today highlighted in the Parque de la Cruz de Colón , includes visits to the rooms of the Matachín Museum and to the archaeological galleries of the Cueva del Paraíso with traces of these aboriginal communities, passing through the Parish Church where the Ancient Cross of the Vine is, Treasury of the Nation and legacy of the colonization process of Cuba and the evangelization of the Tainos, which contrasts with the effigy of Cacique Hatuey, the first rebel in America, in the Central Independence Park itself. Finishing with an expedition to the Majayara Park, Outstanding Natural Element, to penetrate the Ecoarchaeological Paths, the terrace systems that keep all that archaeological treasure; underground galleries of great speleological value to appreciate more than 500 engravings of Petroglyphs, caves with valuable aboriginal pictographs, the sanctuary of being, aboriginal water channels, cave of Hispanic water channels, as well as the Pearl of Water Cave, among others. The visitor will enjoy a view of the area from the Balcony - Mirador Natural del Alto de Majayara and will have a predominant view towards the City Landscape of the Island with the Caribbean sea, its coasts and its hills with the entire Blades del Toa Biosphere Reserve, to then stay on the neighboring beaches such as Playita Blanca and El Miel.
Excursion to the Yumurí River Canyon:
Transfer from Baracoa to Alto de la Niña Bonita in the Massif of the Cocoa Plantations of Jamal, a small stop to enjoy the landscape of the area, take photos to learn about the history, culture, traditions and process of cocoa, visit the House of the Peasant Cacaotero. The area of the Group Carrier of Kiribá and Nengón continues to the town of El Güirito with a visit to the cocoa plantation, to enjoy the secrets of the traditional preparation and process of its derivatives, followed by Mata Bay and then to the town of Yumurí for a river boat ride inside the Yumurí River Canyon, bath time in the river, return to the town to move to Manglito beach (fishing village, where there is a beach protected by a coral reef), free time (bathroom), return to the city.
Yumurí- Belete excursion:
Transfer from Baracoa to the Massif of the Cocoa Plantations of Jamal, a small stop to enjoy the scenery of the Alto de la Niña Bonita area, take photos to learn about the history, culture, traditions and processes, visit the Casa del Campesino Cacaotero. You arrive at the town of El Güirito, community of the Group Carrier of Kiribá and Nengón, where you can enjoy the secrets of traditions in the preparation of various typical products, continue the Mata bay and coastal areas of beaches until you find Los Alemanes pass and the town of Yumurí, where you will take a river boat ride to penetrate the interior of the Yumurí River Canyon, descend and start the walk of about 6 km along the trail to enjoy the endemic natural beauties and refuge of local birds. Upon returning possible bathing in the river and in the surrounding beaches such as Manglito and Barigüita beach.
Tourist Jeep Excursions
Rural tour of the Yara-Majayara Eco-archaeological Park, as the Taino Capital of Cuba for the culture of our Taino Indian ancestors, who met with Admiral Christopher Columbus, pass by the Cruz de Colón Park, visits to the rooms of the Matachín Museum and to the archaeological galleries of the Cueva del Paraíso with traces of these aboriginal communities. See the history of the Parish Church with the Old Cross of the Vine, Treasure of the Nation, where it contrasts with the effigy of Cacique Hatuey, the first rebel in America, in the Central Independence Park itself. The country route ensures an archaeological expedition to the Outstanding Natural Element of Majayara, to offer you the Speleo-archaeological Paths in the middle of a system of terraces with underground galleries to appreciate more than 500 engravings of Petroglyphs, the sanctuary of being, aboriginal water channels, cave of the Hispanic water channels, the Cueva Perla del Agua, among others. You will be amazed with aerial views from the Balcony - Mirador Natural del Alto de Majayara with an impressive panoramic view of the City Landscape with its Caribbean sea and the mountainous massif of the Blades del Toa Biosphere Reserve. At the end you will enjoy the adjoining beaches such as Playita Blanca and El Miel.
Adventure in Green & Blue:
Tour of the contrasting green - blue forests, rivers and beaches belonging to the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, to learn about the culture and traditions related to coconut and cocoa in Baracoa. Includes 2 km Ascent Walk to the Yunque Waterfall next to the Duaba River, with bath time. Then transfer to the Tourist Farms of La Esperanza and Rancho Toa with a boat ride on the own river and the largest in Cuba to end with a stay on the beautiful Maguana beach.
Yumurí Grand Tour
Jeep tour from Baracoa stopping in the middle of the Jamal Cocoa Plantation Massif, a short break in Alto de la Niña Bonita to enjoy the scenery of the area, take photos and learn about cocoa traditions, visit a Cocoa Farmer's House and continue to the community of El Güirito, area of the Group Carrier of Kiribá and Nengón, to enjoy the secrets of the Typical Dishes, it is followed by Mata Bay and then on the way to the town of Yumurí, where you embark for the river ride by boat through the interior of the Yumurí River Canyon, with a bath time in the river. When they return they move to Manglito beach, an area of fishermen and protected by a coral reef, they have bathing possibilities. Return to the city.
Jeep excursion to La Cascada:
Very pleasant journey to a very preferred site for its constant visual with El Yunque, its symbol of the town and Outstanding Natural Element next to the Duaba river in the middle of the Cuchillas del Toa Natural Reserve. An infrastructure route for the processing of coconut and cocoa, with very appreciable local plantations, which define the greenery of the vegetation, amid the singing of birds, experiences of peasant traditions on the banks of the Duaba river, where you feel a pleasant climate shaded by distinctive tropical forests, home to endemic birds and animals. Visits to the Visitor Center and Campism, following the rural bank of the river with very green and healthy pools, entering Finca La Conejera to its natural viewpoint in front of the same Waterfall with waterfalls plunging into the river and suitable place for a bath cool for a clear camping day.
Jeep excursion to El Yunque Trail
It is a very chosen route because it is framed in El Yunque Park, National Monument and symbol of the Primate City of Cuba, categorized as an Outstanding Natural Element, linked to the expectation of productive facilities originating from coconut and cocoa, from its plantations in The road and farms, due to their predominance as local crops, is a walk along the banks of the Duaba River in the middle of tropical vegetation with typical forests with a humid climate, accustomed to the coming and going of its endemic fauna. Rest in the Visitor Center and Camping with a welcoming landscape environment, to then cross the mighty river and climb the fresh path due to the most dissimilar endemic and fruit plants, decked out by wild fauna, challenging the summit until reaching the Natural viewpoint of La Meseta with views of the landscape horizon of the blue-green contrast of the sea with the route of the daily of Admiral Christopher Columbus on his first trip and where the neighboring Porto Santo Bay contrasts with the city of Baracoa. On the way back, the natural pools of the bathing areas of the Duaba river await you for a long day.
Jeep Toa-Maguana excursion:
Nice march to penetrate and know the beauties of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, the attractions of the Chocolate and Coconut Capital on the island, its culture and peasant traditions of the people of the river banks, the walks in cayucas, rafts and boats for the great flow of the Toa river, observation to the distinctive Tibaracones at the mouths of the Toa and in the part of the Duaba Beach National Monument, go to Playa Maguana and nearby river bathing areas.
Jeep Safari to Maisí
Attractive walk to reach the most extreme eastern Cuba and live the unique experiences at the Punta de Maisí Lighthouse, about 70 km from Baracoa. Passing through the cocoa and coconut massif par excellence. With beautiful natural views from the La Loma de la Niña Bonita and La Loma de La Boruga viewpoints. Visits to Casas del Campesinos Chocolateros in El Güirito, cradle of the Kiribá and Nengón rhythms, native roots of the Cuban Son, the Paso de los Alemanes, a natural tunnel, ideal for taking pictures, like the Yumurí River Canyon. Go through the area of coffee traditions of the Gran Tierra, the observation of large terraces, known as Escalones de Gigantes, unique in this environment and the best preserved in the Caribbean, go up to the lighthouse, make a stay in the tourist village of the same name and then enjoy Pozo Azul and summer baths on its pristine beaches.
Jeep excursion to Quiviján:
Sociocultural tour from the city with the familiarization with the natural beauties of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, the attributes of the chocolate and coconut capital of the island, its history, culture, peasant traditions of the inhabitants of the banks of the river, rides in cayucas, rafts and boats through the great flow of the Toa river, knowing the customs, passing by the Juncal del Toa Trail, among authentic tropical forests with endemic fruits and plants that corner the cantios of local birds, enjoying of the flora and fauna typical of the surroundings of said reserve, then visit the peculiar Tibaracones at the mouths of the Toa and part of the Duaba Beach National Monument, as well as the Campesino Tourist Farms, plus a ride in cayucas and boats on the river more abundant, at the end go to the cool bathing areas in Playa Maguana or the river for a good stay. With lunch at Finca La Esperanza.
Jeep excursion to La Farola:
Tour of the La Farola viaduct, one of the 7 wonders of Cuban Civil Engineering, living the traditions and trying the tasty typical products of the town, ascending to the Mirador de Cotilla with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea, the two coasts and the Baracoa Reserves , to observe all the Forest wealth that lodges and preserves as a natural lung, to appreciate the panoramic landscape of its Great Viewing Curves for beautiful photographs; eat various fruits and get to Playitas de Cajobabo, National Monument, as well as other beaches for a refreshing swim. Suggestions for Excursions from Baracoa.
Jeep excursion to Pinares de Mayarí.
Tour of the north coastal coastline by jeep heading to Moa, through the beautiful coastal coastline of the areas of the Alejandro Humboldt National Park, to Pinares de Mayarí to discover the Salto del Guayabo Trail. On the return bath in Playa Maguana and surrounding rivers.
Jeep Adventure Guantanamera excursion:
Jeep tour to the legendary city to which the famous song La Guantanamera was dedicated. A transit through the La Farola Viaduct, one of the seven wonders of Cuban Civil Engineering, with the most beautiful views from the Alto de Cotilla viewpoint, the only point in Cuba from which you can see the north and south coasts. Passing through the Semidesierto Sur in contrast to the mountainous and evergreen vegetation of Baracoa. Visit the Loma La Gobernadora viewpoint from where you can see the Yankee Naval Base and Guantánamo Bay, one of the largest in the world. Visit to the Piedras Zoo, the only one of its kind in the world. Lunch at the restaurant of the Hotel Martí. A City tour. Return to Baracoa.
4x4 Motorcycle Excursions
Green & Blue:
50 km tour of the contrasting green-blue forests, rivers and beaches, to learn about the culture and traditions related to coconut and cocoa in Baracoa. 2 km walk to the waterfall on the Duaba river in El Yunque Park, with bathing time. A walk in Cayuca along the Toa river, the largest in Cuba. Visit and snack at Finca La Esperanza and bath time at Maguana beach.
El Yunque Waterfall Motorcycle Tour:
It is a march that penetrates the attractions of the El Yunque Tourist Park to visit the Path to the Waterfall, passing through the Campismo and beautiful peculiar landscapes, listening to the birds, living the traditions and beautiful swimming pools, enjoying the natural viewpoint in the Finca La Conejera, with snacks and bath in the river.
Motorcycle excursion to Majayara:
Rural tour of the Yara-Majayara Eco-archaeological Park, as the Taino Capital of Cuba, visits to the rooms of the Matachín Museum and to the archaeological galleries of the Cueva del Paraíso. See the history of the Parish Church with the Old Cross of the Vine, Treasure of the Nation, where it contrasts with the effigy of Cacique Hatuey, the first rebel in America, in the Central Independence Park itself. The country route ensures an archaeological expedition to the Outstanding Natural Element of Majayara, with Speleo-archaeological trails with underground galleries to appreciate more than 500 engravings of Petroglyphs, the sanctuary of the being, aboriginal water channels, cave of the Hispanic water channels, the Perla del Agua Cave, among others. You will be amazed with aerial views from the Balcony - Mirador Natural del Alto de Majayara with an impressive panoramic view of the City Landscape with its Caribbean sea and the mountainous massif of the Blades del Toa Biosphere Reserve. At the end you will enjoy the adjoining beaches such as Playita Blanca and El Miel.
Motorcycle Tour to Playa Cajuajo:
Transfer from Baracoa to the Jamal Cocoa Plantations Massif, a small stop to enjoy the scenery of the Alto de la Niña Bonita area, take photos to learn about the traditions, visit the Casa del Campesino Cacaotero. Reach the town of El Güirito, community of the Group Carrier of Kiribá and Nengón, where the secrets of the traditions are enjoyed in the preparation of various typical products, along its embankment continue through the bay of Mata, the coastal area of the beach with beautiful plants from the place until you find the town of Cajuajo and arrive at its very virgin beach with almost white sands and a coral reef for a summer stay.
Rio Miel Motorcycle Tour:
A motorcycle tour from the Historic Center, through the Legend of Honey and on a journey through the different natural passages through the bed of the Miel river, where you will find many natural pools, living and bathing areas with the possibility of approaching their birth in means of plantations and indigenous products.
Maguana Beach Motorcycle Tour:
A combined motorcycle trip from the Historic Center very close to the Porto Santo Beech, the production areas of coconut and cocoa derivatives, together with its plantations, historical elements, the Toa River as the largest in Cuba, to gradually penetrate the Toa Reserves coastline until reaching Maguana Beach with Nautical Point with options to the coral reef, gastronomy, a good swim on the beach and back in the river.
Humboldt Motorcycle Tour:
An option for the motorcycle tour starting from the Urban Historic Center until reaching the Visitor Center of the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, a World Heritage Site, continuing to the start of the chosen trails or a walk through the national park to appreciate the biodiversity and the endemism of flora and fauna; crossing natural and evergreen forests, between intramontane valleys with a particular landscape. At the end, a natural bath in the river awaits you to cool off and return to Playa Maguana.
Quiviján Motorcycle Tour:
Sociocultural motorcycle tour from the city with the familiarization with the natural beauties of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, the attributes of the chocolate and coconut capital of the island, its history, culture, peasant traditions of the inhabitants of the banks from the river, walks in cayucas, rafts and boats through the great flow of the Toa river, knowing the peasant customs of the town of Quiviján, passing through authentic tropical forests with endemic fruits and plants that corner the cantios of local birds, enjoying the flora and fauna typical of the surroundings of said reserve, then you can visit the peculiar Tibaracones at the mouths of the Toa and part in the Duaba Beach National Monument, the Rural Tourist Farms and when you finish go to the cool bathing areas in the river or Maguana Beach.
Maisí Motorcycle Tour:
Attractive motorcycle ride to reach the most eastern Cuban and experience the Punta de Maisí Lighthouse, about 70 km from Baracoa. Passing through the cocoa and coconut massif par excellence. With beautiful natural views. Visit to Casa del Campesino Chocolatero in El Güirito, cradle of the Kiribá and Nengón rhythms, indigenous roots of the Cuban Son, to the Paso de los Alemanes, the Yumurí River Canyon. Go through the area of coffee traditions of the Gran Tierra, the observation of large terraces, known as Escalones de Gigantes, unique in this environment and the best preserved in the Caribbean, go up to the lighthouse, make a stay in the tourist village of the same name and then enjoy Pozo Azul and summer baths on its pristine white sand beaches.
Guajira Guantanamera" excursion:
Panoramic tour to the town of Jamaica with surroundings of sugar cane plantations and the Argeo Martinez Sugar Mill, then arrive at the Cultural Heritage of the Stone Zoo for an ecotourism tour of the trails of its beautiful sculptures as an exclusive place in the world. On the way back, a Creole lunch at the Ranchón Río Bano in Villa La Lupe, enlivened by a typical group from the Changüí Guantanamero and in the afternoon visit to the Changüí house, presentations by the French Tomb, PH, with an interaction between dancers and visitors. Finally, visit the Cultural Assets Fund with offers of authentic artisan products and a time for a walk in the commercial and urban center of Guantánamo.
Excursion to Caimanera:
It is a train or road trip for visits that are organized to form guided groups of hikers and night owls to discover the Forima jurisdiction of Caimanera, an area of recognized natural and historical values, due to its leading role on the shores of an extensive bag bay, in whose margins the largest salt industry in Cuba is located and carries out maritime port and fishing activities of territorial interest, as well as for its firm patriotic and anti-imperialist position very close to the part of the territory usurped by BNY more than a century ago, where it exists a humble town that struggles to continue building a new society after its liberation on December 19, 1958. It can be combined with the optional trails of Los Monitongos - Los Tinajones, exceptional semi-desert sites with rocky channels with springs of water that They promote a flora and fauna exclusive to the place. Then a tour to the city of Caimanera marina, panoramic views of the largest natural salt flat in Cuba, passing by the municipal museum and other sites of tourist interest. To the north of the city is the famous Hotel Caimanera de la Cadena Islazul, which becomes the most emblematic natural viewpoint of the city and all its scenic surroundings, including views of the stock exchange bay and port area, with the illegal presence of the US naval base. USA and the great Gtmo valley next to the Sagua - Bcoa mountain range. Which you can enjoy through an advance reservation system that is organized through the Sales Agencies.
Excursion to the Monitongos:
It is a visit to the Hatibonico Ecological Reserve: a protected and exclusive nature area located within Caimanera in the Baconao Biosphere Reserve, about 20 km away. In a semi-desert environment, mountains with rocky figures known as Los Monitongos stand out as a Monument. Nacional, where channels with rising waters called Los Tinajones are interspersed, which promote a beautiful flora and fauna endemic during the guided tours as part of the Sierra Maestra National Park. It includes observation of tree species such as the wild avocado, seedling, black guayacán, jatía, the great tit and also different types of birds; In addition to many cacti, jutías, iguanas and a natural viewpoint, you can see the Guantánamo Valley, Guantanamo Bay, the Naval Base and the Caribbean Sea.
Visit to the tinajones trail:
An exceptional site in the southwestern part of the Guantanamero semi-desert, very close to the coastline with the Caribbean Sea, nestled in the Baconao Biosphere Reserve, in the same setting as the Hatibonico Ecological Reserve, on whose route The ecotourist will observe the brittle parts of Los Monitongos, MN. with a welcoming environment due to its virgin nature between the semi-desert and oasis due to the pipes that are formed by the accumulations of elusive and stormwater, thanks to the fact that these rare hills are very absorbent and have a very high capacity to retain in their colossal bellies the water of sporadic, but abundant rains. They are rocky channels with water springs, whose liquid they are gradually filtering, favoring the growth of phenomenal forests in their immediate surroundings, like an explosion of wildlife that seems something from another world, in the midst of the predominantly arid landscape, that they propitiate an exclusive flora and fauna of the place, such as a more demanding trail due to its intramontane route through its forest with trees such as wild avocado, seedling, black guayacán, jatía, jiquí and caguairán, which allows you to see natural pools known as Los Tinajones, with transparent and fresh waters, which are the result of runoff from past rains. Then you can visit the city of Caimanera marina, its municipal museum and other places of tourist interest and a viewpoint from the hotel.
Excursion to the Stone Zoo. Cultural Heritage:
It begins with a sociocultural tour of the city of Guantánamo, the towns with sugarcane plantations of Jamaica and Honduras until reaching a height of 750 m above sea level at Finca San Lorenzo. Then Ecotourism Option for a unique place in the world, where the original sculptor Ángel Iñigo Brito has created an interesting world of animals for more than 20 years sculpting the stones of the farm since 1977 and then his son Ángel Iñigo Pérez continues his work. located at km 27 of the highway to Yateras. On the trails you can enjoy the native flora and fauna of the place and observe in situ more than 400 sculpted pieces, from its natural height you can see the well-known Guantánamo Valley.
Tours of the protected areas of the Cuban semi-desert:
It is a trip through the least rainy and driest area of Cuba, with semi-desert characteristics along the southern coast along the Guantánamo-Baracoa highway, which allows you to enjoy nature from the capital city with:
- Passes in the Campismo Bases and on its beaches.
- Visit to Cactus Gardens and natural viewpoints, and to Playitas de Cajobabo MN.
- Visit to La Ruta Martiana from Playitas de Cajobabo MN. to the La Farola Viaduct.
Views to La Gobernadora Viewpoint:
Start with a sociocultural tour from the city of Guantánamo through the towns of the ring of the border area around the bay and with BNY, until you reach the highest point in the middle of the bordering landscape, where the only accessible viewpoint stands and with views towards Guantánamo bay where the most complete panoramic view of the illegal Yankee Naval Base stands out in the background and adjacent to the Cuban Semidesert, located on Loma de La Herradura, at km 27 to Baracoa.