Adventure Travel in Cuba
Cuba has long been a destination for sun seekers, scoping out a place on one of the many famously beautiful beaches. Few travelers have dared to venture off the well beaten path, but for those who do the rewards are great and plentiful.
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is rich in cultural heritage and encompasses a vibrant, passionate approach to life that has been enticing visitors for many years. Spanish, Caribbean and African influences are evident in the sights, sounds and flavors that will stimulate your senses.
You can easily explore 4 of Cuba’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. Old Havana, with its open-air plazas and 1950’s automobiles is the perfect place to explore on foot. In Colonial Trinidad, see incredibly well preserved colonial architecture and Cuban cowboys riding the streets on horseback. Cienfuegos is one of Cuba’s youngest cities and has a vibrant youthful population and diverse architecture of neo-classical buildings. Vinales Valley is a picturesque, peaceful, lush area of Cuba, known for its fine tobacco fields and for its mogotes, the scenic, boulder-like hills that cover the valley floor.
Visit 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Sierra del Rosario is famed for the diversity of its natural beauty, lush woods, waterfalls, rare orchids and ferns. A hike through this impressive landscape gives the opportunity to see how tobacco, cassava and taro are grown. Explore the Zapata Marshlands, an area outstanding for the great diversity of its ecosystems, in which more than 1,000 species of plants and 37 species of reptiles, including the Cuban Crocodile inhabit. The diversity of bird life is also outstanding; with a full 170 species of the 354 bird species reported in Cuba can be found here. The park is considered one of the premier bird watching destinations in the world.
The best way to explore these hidden gems of Cuba, and immerse yourself in the exotic culture of Cuba is with a small group. ElderTreks, a company that offers small group adventure tours to travelers 50 and over, is once again offering their Cuba tour for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. At $3395US, their 13 day odyssey explores much of the natural and cultural treasures that are found in Cuba .
ElderTreks has been taking world travelers, including American citizens, to Cuba for almost a decade. It is an incredible chance to experience the warm, welcoming and vibrant culture of the country. ElderTreks has incredible opportunities to connect with the local people and learn what life is like in Cuba . Anyone with a sense of adventure will love this trip!
ElderTreks is the world’s first adventure travel company designed exclusively for people 50 and over. Established in 1987, Eldertreks offers active, off the beaten path, small group adventures by both land and sea in over 80 countries.
For more information on ElderTreks and their tours, visit their website at www.eldertreks.com or call them toll free at 1-800-741-7956 to order a free brochure.