Tour overview
What do you think of when someone mentions Cuba? Mojito cocktails on a beach? The Cuban missile crisis of 1962? Salsa dancing? Expensive cigars? Glimmering 50s American cars? Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? Cuba is certainly all that, but also so much more! Our Cuba Birding tour takes you to a top global birding destination.Cuba, actually an archipelago of nearly 4,200 islands and islets, is located in the northern Caribbean Sea at the confluence with the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba is home to six terrestrial ecoregions: moist forests, dry forests, pine forests, wetlands, cactus scrub and Greater Antilles mangroves. This habitat diversity is excellent for birds! The country boasts 28 endemics, 18 Globally Threatened species and several Caribbean specialities among its total list of almost 400. Furthermore Cuba is an essential stopover point for many North American migratory birds during their annual travels. It can also lay claim to having the world’s smallest bird, the impossibly cute Bee Hummingbird!

Apart from the excellent birding, Cuba also offers a vibrant cultural heritage, fascinating history, great cuisine, amazing architecture, warm and friendly people, beautiful landscapes and much more. Get ready for a truly unique birding trip in this tropical paradise!
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Tour starts and ends in the capital city Havana
Tour duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, Mid-range
Next group tour departure dates:  To be confirmed
Note: Private and small group, customised tours can be booked on request for your preferred travel dates
Top Attractions:
• Havana–
Charismatic, colourful capital filled with culture, cool cars and much more
• La Güira National Park–
Picturesquely mountainous and brimming with endemics
• Caya Coco–
pristine white beaches, 5 star holiday resorts and loads of fantastic birds
• La Belen reserve–
Unique, ranch-like setting with superb birding trails
• Zapata Swamp–
Undoubtedly one of the best birding sites in the Caribbean; a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance
Top Birds:
• Bee Hummingbird (Near Threatened, and the world’s smallest bird species)
• Gundlach’s Hawk **
• Fernandina’s Flicker **
• Cuban Trogon (Cuba’s National Bird)
• Giant Kingbird **
• Blue-headed Quail-Dove **
• Cuban Solitaire *
• Zapata Wren **
• Zapata Sparrow *
• Cuban Parakeet ***

Top Mammals:
• Cuban Crocodile

Day 1 Arrival in Havana and travel to San Diego de los Baños
Day 2 La Güira National Park and Cueva los Portales
Day 3 Drive to Cayo Coco
Day 4 Cueva Jabali and Cayo Guillermo
Day 5 Cayo Paredon Grande and drive to La Belen
Day 6 Le Belen
Day 7 Drive to Playa Larga
Day 8-10 Zapata Swamp and surrounds
Day 11 Drive to Havana and Departure

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