Excursion to La Plata

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.

Featured in:Guided Tours, Historic, La Comandancia de la Plata
10 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
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 Visited

La 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.

Read more:La Comandancia de la Plata

What to Bring

Good hiking shoes, swim suit (optional), water, sunscreen

What's included

Transportation, entrance into Turquino National Park, English speaking guide, snack


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

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