Sierra Maestra Arrival

Day 1

Sierra Maestra Arrival

The journey into the Sierra Maestra is a jaw-dropper in itself, with scenic twisting lanes and rugged, bumpy roads. Finally, you’ll arrive in the rural town of Santo Domingo, nestled in a green valley next to the Yara river. Here, you’ll settle into your countryside cabana, tucked away between the trees. It’s a simple hotel with restaurants and hidden nooks where you can relax.

Wood cabin

Days 2-3

Guided Walk in the Sierra Maestra

The next day, you’ll lace up your walking boots to follow in revolutionary footsteps. Your adventure begins with a steep drive up to the Alto del Naranjo and some of the most spectacular views of the area. This is the starting point of your hike towards the “Comandancia de la Plata” – the former headquarters of the guerrilla rebels that escaped into the fog of the forest to plot the revolution. Even the trees feel full of stories. After hiking through the green forest for around an hour, you’ll reach the wooden huts of Fidel and Che.

Customer in front of a treehouse

There’s a strange, just-abandoned atmosphere to the entire camp, with pots, bottles and ammunition strewn across the ground. Here, you can even see the makeshift radio station put together by Che himself. You’ll be back after lunch and the rest of your time is your own. Wander through the woods spotting pygmy owls, tiny frogs and even butterflies with invisible wings, which can only be found in Cuba. The next morning you’ll journey onward to your next destination.

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A peek at your accommodation

Nice restaurant for lunch or dinner
Exterior of the accommodation next to the trees

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