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Discover the beauty of Cuba on foot

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Cuba has got everything you need for a good hike. With its unbelievably diverse landscapes and pleasant climatic conditions from October to May (summer months are hot and humid though), it will be your absolute hiking favorite! You can choose from a wide variety of routes around the country: from the shortest ones being just a few-hour treks to extended mountain hikes.

You’ll need to be in a good shape to hike Pico Turquino (1974 m) in Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra, the island's highest mountain range. The trail is rather steep and tough. The climb is usually completed in two days with an overnight stay in a mountain shelter and a descent to the Las Cuevas, a beautiful coastal spot.

Parque Nacional Alejandro Humboldt in Holguín and Guantánamo provinces is a great spot for nature fans. This forest,which is located 40km northwest of Baracoa, is home to endemic fauna and flora. In 2001, the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its complex lithology, altitude range, rich fauna, flora, and size.

Another trekking activity the island has to offer is the Revolutionary trail like Comandancia de la Plata. Following the paths of most famous revolutionary leaders, you'll also get a chance to get fantastic views.

Cuban regulations make it obligatory to hire a guide on many of the treks and national parks. In some cases, the permit fee includes a guide and basic accommodation along with food services.

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