Arrive to Maria La Gorda early in the morning. Maria La gorda is a beautiful bathing spot on the southwestern coast, where also you can enjoy snorkeling in a very healthy coral reef, full of a wide variety of marine species. Dive sites located in this area include the so-called Black Coral Valley, a wall of coral over 100 meters long and the Salón de María, a sea cave at a depth of 18 meters which is the habitat of rare species of fish.
Arrive to Marina Cienfuegos. Pilot services are compulsory for vessels GT 500 ton and up. Take a tour of the City, which was founded in the early 1800's and settled by French and Spanish immigrants. Lunch at Restaurant “Aché”(Cuban traditional meals)
Full day tour of the Zapata Swamp Biosphere Reserve and Peninsula. This 6000 square kilometer reserve is the home of 170 species of birds (endemic and migratory), as well as many reptiles, crocodiles and mammals. This visit will be of great interest to naturalists, birders, as well as being a unique learning experience for children. Go by boat to visit the Aborigen Village of Guamá. The village consists of 18 huts standing on several small islands in the lagoon (Laguna del Tesoro). Built of royal palm wood and thatched with palm leaves, the huts provide simple accommodation. In fact, the only way to reach this village is by boat, which takes about 20 minutes to travel along the luxuriantly fringed canal to the lagoon from Boca de Guamá. Also of interest is the reconstructed Taino village of Aldea Taina. It comprises four earthen “bohíos” (typical Indian huts) a “caney” (a larger round building) and 25 life-size statues depicting the natives, by the well known Cuban sculptress Rita Longa.
Transport and Tour guide available for the excursion. Visit to Trinidad City (01.00 hour by car from Cienfuegos) (Historical city, one of the first seven towns (“Villas”) founded in Cuba by Spanish colonizers in 1514, with a great historical heritage, well conserved colonial houses and magical atmosphere all around) City Tour of Trinidad (enjoy walking around the colonial style town, with a neoclassical and Baroque architecture. Visit the Romantic Museum, Colonial Architecture Museum, Cantero Museum, the Cathedral, iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, etc. Taste a special drink at the Bar “La Canchanchara”. Visit to the “Valle de los Ingenios” (Valley of the Sugar Mills Factories). A special option would be a tour of the Valley in a private train club car with local musicians. Suggested local restaurant for lunch / dinner: Sol Ananada San José Guitarra Mía El Cubanito
Sail and dock at Marina Santiago de Cuba or at the cruise ship Terminal of Santiago de Cuba (cruise ship terminal - by prior arrangement). City Tour Santiago de Cuba. Visit to the “Casa de la Trova”. Spend the night listening to old-time traditional Cuban music in a very special atmosphere, with Cuban drinks (Mojitos, Daiquiris, Cuba Libre, different types of unique Cuban rums, Cohiba cigars and more).