Day 9: Sierra Maestra

//Day 9: Sierra Maestra

Day 9: Sierra Maestra

After breakfast, the tour travels deep into the Sierra Maestra Mountains, passing small farmhouses and villages with wonderful mountain scenery. After arriving at Villa Santo Domingo, nestling deep in the mountains with views to Cuba’s highest and most sacred mountain, Pico Turquino in the background. lunch will be served at a local hotel/ Casa in this beautiful and peaceful location.

After lunch, jeeps will take you higher into the mountains for a trail deep into the forests to La Plata, the former HQ of Fidel Castro’s revolutionary heroes. You can see the various hidden buildings including Fidel’s actual house and the radio station from where they launched the Revolution. Continuing the trail, there is an option to visit the tiny mountain community of La Platica.

After a late afternoon return from La Plata, you can relax at the local hotel or country Casas Particular and perhaps explore the local hamlet or relax as the darkness creeps up over the mountains. In the evening dinner will be served and you can rest after a long but rewarding day.