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Ride to Playa Larga and Playa Girón in American Classic Cars Tour

Departure from Havana
from $40.00

General Information and Program Details

  • Duration: 12 hrs approximately
  • Departure time: 08.00 hrs
  • Tour guide: Yes
  • Children are allowed: Yes
  • Languages spoken: Spanish and English

“Ride to Playa Larga and Playa Girón in American Classic Cars” Tour

Description:

This tour lets you know the Cienaga de Zapata National Park, declared by UNESCO in 2000 Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar site. This is an important birdwatching area and the largest and best preserved wetland of Cuba, and one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Enjoy a day at the Caribbean sea and appreciation of its beautiful coral reefs, while known exotic flora and fauna, its people and its impressive history. Attractive tour, which will have the opportunity to make a tour mixing adventure and enjoyment of nature, knowing the natural historical values of Matanzas southern coast, the incredible beauty of the seabed to do a snorkeling in the coral reef in the protected area of Península de Zapata. A strong tourist attraction of this place is the 35km of coral formations with caverns, abundant biodiversity and the possibility of observing the remains of shipwrecks less than 50 meters from the coast, making it a special place for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Guamá is a site located in the Zapata Peninsula which is synonymous with unspoiled nature and luxuriant tropical vegetation. The tranquil Gran Parque Natural Montemar (commonly known as Guamá), attracts lovers of wildlife and untouched habitats, rather than adventure seekers. Among highlights must be mentioned: the crocodile breeding center, Treasure Lagoon , Taino´s Village ( built in 1962) where you walk around 25 stone made real size images spread all over a small island and representing the daily life of Cuban aborigines. Probably the greatest treasure that you will find is the blinding nature that surrounds the place. Do not miss this chance of being in tune with the nature.

Playa Girón is a small beach located on a karstic axis in the eastern end of Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), in south-central Zapata Marshland. It is a town and municipality of the same name, in Matanzas province, which made ​​history in 1961 when it was chosen as one of the landing points for the US mercenary invasion of Bay of Pigs. Because of its history and natural conditions, it is one of the most visited places in the country. The main economic activities in this town are tourism (both domestic and international), fishing and charcoal production. In this regard, your family vacation adventures, as part of your Cuba holiday tour, can take on a history-laden dimension.

Our proposal is to join us to Playa Larga and Playa Girón tour, those magical places that made his imagination fly threw out, and for this we offer our authentic American cars of the 50s. This is excellent original vehicles, classic in perfect condition, which undoubtedly will make you travel through time.

Feel yourself traveling back in time driving around the winding streets of Playa Larga and Playa Girón in an old fashion American car. You will be guided through the irregular streets of the city, its history, and culture.

Departures for this tour only take place from Havana city.

Top places to enjoy in the tour in Playa Larga and Guama Tourist Park:

  • Fiesta Campesina farm.
  • Australia town.
  • The Guamá Crocodile Breeding farm observing the different varieties of this species.
  • Del Tesoro Lagoon.
  • The Guamá Aborigen Village.
  • Playa Larga town.
  • Horizontes Playa Larga hotel.
  • Cueva Los Peces, one of the biggest attractions of the province of Matanzas, is an impressive natural clear crystal pool with more than 70 meters deep that communicates with the sea by an underground tunnel, you can snorkel inside the cave colorful tropical fish abound , surrounded by all natural beauty, seaweed, coral, virgin sand and precious stones.
  • Punta Perdíz Diving Center.

Top places to enjoy in the tour in Playa Girón:

  • Playa Girón town.
  • Cubanacan Playa Giron hotel.
  • Museum of Bay of Pigs Victory, dedicated to the invasion of Bay of Pigs or Playa Giron invasion in which three rooms with weapons used during that battle are exposed..
  • Caleta Buena Diving Center.
  • At your choice, you can organize a pre-booked lunch in a wonderful typical restaurant of this region for the approximate price of 10.00 USD per person.

The customers paying entrance fees, will enjoy the main attractions of the city,

Included services in the tour

  • A local tour guide (Spanish, English).
  • Transportation in Old Fashion American Cars.
  • Pick up at the hotel or rental house and departure towards to Playa Larga and Playa Girón in American Classic Cars;
  • Panoramic tour of Playa Larga and Playa Girón route in American Classic Cars and round trip transfer to the hotel;
  • In route stop over at Snack Bar “Fiesta Campesina”;
  • Continue the trip to La Boca de Guamá. Optional visit the Crocodile Breeding farm, free time for souvenir shopping.(Not included in price).
  • Optional ride on a motor boat up to the Aborigen Village.(Not included in price).
  • Free time for optional lunch at a local restaurant.(Not included in price).
  • Continue the trip to Cueva Los Peces and free time to swim in the beautiful natural pools. (Entrance is not included in the price).
  • Continue the trip to Punta Perdiz. In the afternoon, you will stay some time to enjoy a swim in the beautiful waters of the turquoise sea of the place, possibility of snorkeling and scuba diving (not included in price);
  • Free time to visit the Playa Giron town or Museum of Bay of Pigs Victory (not included in price);
  • Return to the hotel or rental house.

Services not included in the tour:

  • Tickets to museums, attractions or places of interest.
  • Extra food and drinks.
  • Tips.

We use this cars:

  • This experience will be realized in classic hard top car, model: Chevrolet Deluxe 1950 (Sedan 4 doors) / Plymouth Deluxe 1955 (Sedan 4 doors) / Fort Victoria 1955 (Sedan 4 doors) / Oldsmobile Model 88 1954 (Sedan 4 doors) or similar (Classic), with air conditioning and with professional driver and guide in English and Spanish language (optional).

Maximum Pax for the tour: 4 Pax in American classic car (with driver-guide service) or 8 Pax in microbus (with driver-guide service).

Distance to cover in the tour by car (round trip): 430 km approximately.

Duration approximate of the tour by car (round trip): 5.10 hours approximately.

End of the tour schedule and start of the trip back to Havana: 17.00 hrs.

Pick-up point: Lodging Place (House for Rent or Hotel).

Extra price for Lunch or Dinner: + 10.00 USD per pax.

Important note: Tickets to museums, places of interest and tourist attractions, restaurants (meals), bars (drinks) and tips, among others, are not included in the price of the tour and require an extra charge to decision of the clients.

Important note: The clients, once the tour itinerary is completed, can be transferred directly to Varadero, for an additional charge of USD 75.00 per car (not per passenger).

TIPS: • Recommended: light clothing, Swimwear, sunglasses, water and light meals with sweet and protein, hats or caps, tennis or sandals, solar protection and photographic camera. • For the tour we recommend a water bottle.

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