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Walking in Cuba

In a region known for its golden sand beaches and warm turquoise seas, Cuba is unique in that it also offers a colourful culture, complex history, elegant crumbling architecture and an insight into a different way of living. It also has amazingly diverse landscapes that are perfect for exploring on a walking holiday to Cuba with Explore.

In the hills and mountains above Trinidad lies the Topes de Collantes National Park. Here you can hike on trails cut through the tropical forests, valleys and hillsides, offering spectacular views across the area and out to the Caribbean sea. The forest is host to many species of birds and if you are lucky you may spot a Cuban Trogon, Cuba’s national bird. En route are occasional freshwater jungle pools, perfect for cooling off during the day.

Vinales in the west of the island is also a popular place for a walking holiday in Cuba. Famous for growing much of the tobacco used for Cuba’s cigar industry, this largely agricultural area is overlooked by huge limestone outcrops which are known locally as mogotes. Due to this dramatic landscape, the traditional methods of agriculture used, and the area’s distinctive architecture, crafts and music, the Vinales Valley was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Several of Cuba’s other towns, cities and regions are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Havana and Trinidad. Explore's walking holiday in Cuba takes in some of these classic sights, allowing you chance to learn more about the fascinating history behind the Cuban Revolution, as well as hiking in some of Cuba's most beautiful natural spots.

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