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Hike to the Summit of a Natural Wonder

day trip

Hike to the Summit of a Natural Wonder

5 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
day trip

Hike to the Summit of a Natural Wonder

day trip

Hike to the Summit of a Natural Wonder

5 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Join me and reach exhilarating heights as we venture up La Loma del Pan—one of three natural wonders that identify the province of Matanzas—and at 1,250 feet is one of the highest elevations in Cuba. We'll behold the effortless beauty of exotic gifts flowing from colorful flora and fauna and iridescent views. Meanwhile, I will share stories of legends, history, and culture. The hike is about three miles to the summit, and will take approximately two hours to climb, including breaks at several viewpoints for landscape photos and speleology observations. We will climb the extreme slope comfortably, courtesy of a concrete road built to access a military base active between the 1960s and 90s. We'll cross a stream that is naturally born at this elevation which feeds the Yumurí River. Once we conquer the summit, you can explore the remains of the structures, and of course embrace the spectacular panorama that includes the Bay of Matanzas, La Ermita de Monserrat, the peninsula of Hicacos (where Varadero Beach is located), El Valle del Yumurí, and Bacunayagua Bridge. This experience is a fantastic option for nature lovers, exercise enthusiasts and photographers!

Your host

Learn more about Tony

Tony

I am a paramedic by profession and photographer by passion. I'm enthusiastic about life and living, with a purpose to excite, energize, and charge with a healing intention. Outdoor adventure and lifestyle, creative culture, and influential living that explores the stories of passionate people, alluring landscapes, and intriguing ideas is the synergy between my interests interacting in mutual wonderment. I invite you to a fantastic day that I am certain will leave you feeling physically recharged and mentally refreshed!

What's included

Food
Typical Cuban Lunch. Cuban Nature Bars You'll be hungry for lunch after the climb, and what's better than an authentic Cuban…
Drinks
Bottled Water I'll provide a 1.5L bottle of natural spring water to keep you hydrated.
Transport
Private Transportation To ensure safety, punctuality and fair pricing I'll provide private round-trip transport in a vehicle…
Equipment
10 Digital Photos You’ll receive 10 professional photos of yourself and La Loma del Pan. I will send you the images after the…

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Where you'll be

We'll be at La Loma del Pan—the Bread of Matanzas—to enjoy the exceptional beauty of the landscape, and where you’ll have the opportunity to take some amazing photos! We'll leave Varadero at 7:00 AM passing through organic agriculture land and you'll see countryside lifestyle before arriving at La Loma del Pan around 8:00 AM. Lunch will be enjoyed at the base following the climb before we return to Varadero at 1:00 PM, arriving at 2:00 PM.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. This experience requires medium physical effort. You should be prepared to walk during most of this experience. If you are pregnant or think you might be, you should not participate. If you bring a guest who's…

More tips

There is an alternative meeting place if it's more convenient for you: In front of Hotel Velasco, Matanzas. Let me know when booking if you need to be picked up here.

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Tony
Hike to the Summit of a Natural Wonder
5 reviews
£60/person
5 reviews
£60/person