Cuba for the active traveller - explore this beautiful Caribbean island on foot
The mostly flat plains of Cuba's landscape are divided by three distinct mountain ranges. To the west, we walk through tobacco fields, pass by rustic farmlands and explore underground caves in lush Vinales Valley, a mountainous area full of incredible limestone karsts. On the pine covered slopes of the Sierra del Escambray we have the chance to spot hummingbirds and listen out for the distinctive call of the Cuban national bird, the Tocororo. Travelling east we reach the Sierra Maestra where we trek to Fidel's jungle hide-out and ascend Pico Turquino, the highest point in Cuba. Our journey wouldn't be complete without time to explore the faded colonial splendour of Trinidad and Havana, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are best discovered on foot.
What makes this trip responsible?
While trekking our leaders work hard to ensure our groups leave minimal impact on the sites where they camp and areas they walk, taking all litter and recycling with them. Re-use and recycling is a way of life in Cuba due to the scarcity of goods. On this trip we also make an effort to support small, family run restaurants known as Paladares. This helps to support local people and gives an insight into the realities of Cuban life where food rationing is prevalent.
Internal Flights in Cuba
We don’t use internal flights in Cuba, as we don’t believe that they are safe, necessary or environmentally sound. For more information, please read our Cuba Flights page.
Exploring inland Cuba