- Awesome day packed with water-themed activities
- Unusual visit to a crocodile-breeding farm
- Tour a replica Taino Indian village
This Cuba gift experience is a fantastic day out offering great value. You’ll do everything from swimming and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea to coming face to face with giant crocodiles, learning about life in Cuba at the time it was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 to cruising along a river by speedboat. Sound good? Let’s explore some more. Your day in the gorgeous Matanzas Province begins with a fast-paced spin along the Hatiguanico River by speedboat, during which you’ll disembark for an ecological walk to the springs located at the river’s source. Then it’s back on the boat as you head to Placer de las Lisas, where you’ll enjoy a typical Cuban lunch at a local restaurant.
The afternoon starts off with a very interesting excursion, to a crocodile breeding farm. Cuban crocodiles are critically endangered, and this is one project helping to get these incredible toothsome beasts back on their feet. It’s one of the largest such centres in the Americas and the feeling of getting up close with the crocs is pretty astounding - keep your hands in your pockets is our advice. Later, you’ll cross Treasure Lake to visit a replica Taino Indian village, and discover life for the indigenous peoples here at the time of Columbus, for a spot of cultural insight. Finally, there’s time for a refreshing swim and snorkel in the sea before heading back to Varadero. Now, didn’t we tell you this gift experience would keep you busy?