Maria La Gorda - Scuba Diving among pirates and treasures

This adventure takes you to Western Cuba where natural beauty blends with intact underwater paradises & sunken treasures


Description

In the far west of Cuba, you will find an untouched natural paradise that was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1987. In addition to the white sand beaches and turquoise blue sea, there are 26 coral reefs, water temperatures around 24 degrees and visibility of up to 40 meters: a wonderful starting point for all diving enthusiasts. Besides the great diving spots, during this roundtrip you will also discover the capital of Cuba Havana, the picturesque Viñales Valley as well as the UNESCO biosphere reserve Las Terrazas.


Places visited during this trip

Day
Place
Place
Activities:
  • Reception at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to hotel in Havana.

    Included services:

    • Transfer

    Included meals today: -

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or similar in Old-Havana, Vedado or Miramar

Activities:
  • After breakfast, a small city tour through the Havana of the 19th and early 20th century: starting from the Revolution Square with the statue of Che Guevara and the monument of José Martí and other interesting sights during the city tour to the old town.

  • Walking tour through the streets and squares of Old Havana, visiting many important places of interest: Plaza de Armas, Templete, Palace of the General Captains, Cathedral Square, Plaza Vieja and Hemingway’s "Bodeguita". The rest of the day time at leisure. In the evening possibility (optional), to visit the modern Havana Queens show or the legendary Tropicana show.

    Included services:

    • City tour in Havana

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or similar in Old-Havana, Vedado or Miramar

Activities:
  • Early in the morning journey to Viñales. The famous Mogotes, gigantic limestone cliffs, rising from the flat, red earth, covered in lush green vegetation, are found in this area. Visit to the prehistoric wall and lunch in Viñales. In the afternoon continue to María La Gorda.

    Included services:

    • Visit to the prehistoric wall

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel María la Gorda*** or similar in María la Gorda

Activities:
  • Time for daily dives, relaxation at the beach, snorkeling or a walk in the beautiful nature.

    Included services:

    • 2 dives daily, inclusive tank, instructor, transfer to diving spot, weight

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel María la Gorda*** or similar in María la Gorda

Activities:
  • After breakfast return via the biosphere reserve Las Terrazas to Havana. This area is one of the most important and oldest national parks in Cuba. Tour with explanations of this sustainable community and lunch. In the afternoon continue to Havana.

    Included services:

    • Entrance to the national park,
    • Roundtrip with explanations in Las Terrazas

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch

  • Accommodation:

    Middle class hotel*** or similar in Old-Havana, Vedado or Miramar

Activities:
  • In the morning time for shopping or buying souvenirs. Around noon check-out and transfer (depending on flight time) to Havana airport. For guests with a beach extension in Varadero there is the possibility to book a private transfer from Havana to Varadero (please see Caribbean Tours rates).

    Included services:

    • Transfer

    Included meals today: breakfast

Additional information

Minimum number of participants: 1 person

Maximum number of participants: 15 persons

Services not included:

  • Dive equipment
  • Optional excursions and shows
  • meals & drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses and tips