Here’s our take on an interesting itinerary by camper during a 2-week tour, just to give you some inspiration. From the tobacco countryside of Pinar del Rio and the gorgeous natural area of Soroa, to the wilderness of the Zapata peninsula and the colonial charm of Trinidad, to finally set camp at a green oasis at the white beaches of Varadero.
Here’s our take on an interesting itinerary by camper during a 2-week tour, just to give you some inspiration. But remember: you are completely free to go your own way!
There are 2 different parking areas to choose from in the beautiful Viñales Valley, one of the most beloved nature destinations in Cuba.
The Zapata Peninsula lies on the south coast of Cuba. It is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The ‘Cienaga de Zapata’ National Park protects Cuba’s most important wetlands. The area, a biological mirror of the Everglades in Florida, includes swamp forests and mangrove thickets that harbor hundreds of species of flora and bird species. Birdwatchers from near and far come to explore the excellent trails here. Other inhabitants are reptiles, including crocodiles, and native mammals, such as the pygmy jutia. Travelers also come to the Zapata peninsula for the colourful underwater world. Along the coast are beautiful snorkel sites and excellent diving opportunities. You can also take a dip in a cenote: the 70 meter deep Cueva de los Peces is the most spectacular, a challenge for cave divers.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Trinidad was founded in 1514 and is Cuba's best preserved colonial city, and arguably its most beautiful too. The picture-perfect town is relatively unchanged from Spanish colonial times, complete with horse-drawn carriages that clatter down its cobbled stone streets. The colonial center is compact, making it easy to explore on foot.
There are 2 parking areas to choose from in the Trinidad area.
The city of Santa Clara is synonymous with Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and the Cuban Revolution. In December 1958, Che Guevara led the attack on an armoured train in Santa Clara, that belonged to the army of General Fulgencio Batista. This action marked the end of the dictatorial regime of Batista and was a turning point in favour of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The main attraction of Santa Clara and a place of pilgrimage for many, is the Monument to Ernesto Che Guevara. Built 20 years after his death, the impressive mausoleum houses the remains of Guevara and those of the 16 combatants who died with him in Bolivia in 1967.
Varadero is Cuba’s number one beach destination and one of the most famous beaches in the Caribbean. Varadero beach boasts more than 20 kilometres of fine white sands and an array of resorts and water sports facilities.