Excursion to La Plata
Experience the heart of the Sierra Maestra mountains with this amazing visit to one of Cuba’s highest bases. The tour is filled with history and nature.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Explore the headquarters of the Rebel army at La Plata. Fidel Castro established this army base in 1958 to provide shelter and amenities to the guerrillas who were fighting his war. La Plata is high in the mountains and while you will drive most of the way the final leg of the journey is on foot. The road is too steep for a car to traverse. The expert drivers will get you safely to this point.
Before hitting the trail, you will start in the small villa of Santo Domingo. Located in the heart of the tropical mountains. The village sits alongside the Yara River. You will hike down to the riverbed and are welcome to take a dip.
The tour will last about four hours and will transport you back to Bayamo at the end. Your English speaking guides will make it an unforgettable trip. Lunch is available for an extra cost.
Attraction VisitedLa Comandancia de la Plata
Fidel’s rebel hideout in the Sierra Maestra offers travelers an interesting look into the Revolutionary effort in Cuba. La Comandancia de la Plata is set in eastern Cuba near the small community of Santo Domingo.
What to Bring
Good hiking shoes, swim suit (optional), water, sunscreen
Transportation, entrance into Turquino National Park, English speaking guide, snack
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