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Let's go: Cuba's Paradise Islands

Description

The beautiful island of Cuba is a successful blend of scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. Discover the uniquely beautiful areas of the southern coast of Cuba aboard the largest and most comfortable catamarans in the region. Bathe in dream beaches under palm trees on lonely islands. Encounter Iguanas, wild monkeys, turtles and crocodiles. Snorkel in the midst of a unique underwater world.

Highlights

  • 1-week sailing cruise on comfortable catamaran
  • All meals already included
  • Explore the most beautiful beaches of the Canarrereo Archipelago
  • Snorkeling in the most beautiful reefs of Cuba
  • Experience much of the nature and culture on landings

Destinations

Day 1, Saturday: Cienfuegos - Let's go

Your sailing adventure begins in Cienfuegos, about a 3-hour drive from Cuba's capital of Havana (transfer not included in the price). Embarkation starts at 18:00 and after you have made yourself comfortable in your cabin, you will be given an on-board safety briefing. Dinner will be served and you will depart for Cayo Largo. The sailing trips over long distances usually take place at night, so that you always rested and arrive relaxed at your next destination the next morning. 7 nights on the Dream 60 with full board in a double cabin, Cuba

Day 2, Sunday: From Cienfuegos to Guano del Este / Cayo Sol - Relax

Good morning aboard the Dream 60. On the way to the mythical Cayo Largo, you will sail according to the wind force for Guano del Este or Cayo Sol. Here you will have a stopover and have time for swimming and snorkeling. In addition, you can use the fishing tackle, which is available for free, and challenge your fishing luck.

Day 3, Monday: From Guano del Este / Cayo Sol to Cayo Rico - Postcard worthy

Continue your journey to Cayo Largo today. You will enjoy lunch in front of the beautiful ** Playa Sirena ** and have time to swim, snorkel, kayak or relax. After 40 minutes, you will reach Cayo Rico. Here you will have the opportunity to go ashore and explore the sights of the little island. Aside from a postcard beach, expect Iguanas that you can observe everywhere.

Day 4, Tuesday: From Cayo Rico to Cayo Rosario - Mangrove forests

After sailing in the morning to the Quinto Canal and exploring the mangroves with the kayak, you will reach the reef of Ballanetos after a 30-minute sail . Colorful corals and an exuberant variety of fish characterize this reef. Of course you also have the opportunity here to refresh yourself in the azure blue ocean and explore the underwater world while snorkeling. Afterwards, you will sail on to the marina of Cayo Largo and let the evening on board end with a delicious dinner. Opt for a Cuban evening at Hotel Sol Cayo Largo.

Day 5, Wednesday: From Cayo Rosario to Cayo Estopa / Cayo Largo - The most beautiful beach of the archipelago

Design today's itinerary however you want. Stroll the streets, browse for a souvenir for your loved ones at home, or optionally visit a turtle farm. After lunch, your catamaran will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Canarreos Archipelago. Once there, it's time to spread towels and relax in the sun. The sea will, of course, invite you to refreshing baths.

Day 6, Thursday: From Cayo Largo to Cayo Estopa - Flora and fauna above and under water

Today you will start with a small hike in the lagoon to discover the flora and fauna. In the afternoon, we will continue to Cayo Estopa You can go on a kayak ride -the kayaks are also available aboard for free. Cayo Largo, or the "Long Island", is absolutely stunning. Its beaches stretch white like icing sugar over 20km along. Let yourself be charmed by the Caribbean flair of this beautiful spot and dive into the colorful variety of the underwater world. An indescribable varied coral and wildlife captivates every diver and snorkeler in their vicinity.

Day 7, Friday: From Cayo Estopa to Cayo Largo - shopping on Cayo Largo

Today's journey will take you back to Cayo Largo, where you can stroll in the shops and get hold of the last souvenirs for those who stayed at home. After lunch, continue sailing to Cayo Sal. It's your last bathing stop, during the sailing trip. After dinner, you'll go back to Cienfuegos. Depending on weather conditions, the journey takes 5 to 6 hours.

Day 8, Saturday: Cienfuegos - Goodbye

After the last breakfast on board, the disembarkation in Cienfuegos takes place around 10:00 am and thus ends an incomparably beautiful experience.

Your ship: Dream60

Sail with your floating hotel in the largest swimming pool in the world. Discrete service awaits you on board the comfortable, 18-meter-long catamaran from an experienced crew. There's a cabin with private bathroom on abord. All meals are already included in the price. A skipper and a cook take care of the well-being of the guests. The trips are perfect for beginners or non-sailors who want to travel paradise destinations on a yacht. Short passages are sailed daily, discovering pristine sites from a unique perspective. Numerous islands with their picturesque villages can be explored on shore excursions. Here you will get an insight into exotic cultures and the hospitality of the Cubans and round off the program.The delicious meals are prepared from fresh local produce and allow you to discover the diversity of traditional, local cuisine. For longer sailing passages, the lines are hung out and if successful, the catch comes fresh on the table. The yacht has six cabins and can accommodate a maximum of 14 people (crew included). On board there is a relaxed atmosphere: the shared experience is in the foreground and the experience is far from the mass tourism of a cruise ship. In sympathetic society interesting conversations take place and not infrequently it leads to lasting friendships.

Services and Infos

Including

  • 7 nights including full board in a cabin with private shower / WC
  • Crew service: 2 members (Captain, steward / cook)
  • 2 sets of bed linen, towels, beach towels per person / week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, gasoline and water
  • Personal liability insurance for the yacht and passengers
  • Water sports on board: kayak, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned (bar & soft drinks & alcohol)
  • Cash box (mandatory: 155, - € per person, payable in cash on spot upon embarking 
  • Open bar (optional): 90, - € per person (wine excluded)

Services & Notes

  • Itinerary may change depending on wind and weather conditions. The decision is up to the captain.
  • The aformentioned navigation time may change depending on the wind and weather conditions.

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