Discover Cuba’s Unique Flora and Fauna
Experience the Beauty of Cuba’s Wildlife
If you’re a nature lover, this tour is definitely for you. Cuba is home to some of the world’s most unique flora and fauna, with tropical fish and animals found nowhere else in the world. The beautiful Caribbean climate allows plants and flowers of every color and name to flourish in a unique ecosystem that will take your breath away. From the National Zoo to the Aquarium, you’ll see everything that makes this wonderful island home. It will be an experience you’ll never forget.
These lush wildlife preserves carefully protect Cuba’s unique ecosystem. The Botanical Gardens are home to some of the world’s most beautiful native plants and flowers, and also include several exotic varieties in its 600 hectares of land. The National Zoo and African Pradera house lions, elephants, giraffes, and other African wildlife in habitats made just for them, without fences or wires. Where the animals can live together, they are allowed to do just that, making this Zoo one of the most unique in the world.
A true preservation of Cuba’s natural oceanic wildlife, the Aquarium is home to thousands of oceanic species, and prides itself on the exhibition of natural marine-coastal landscapes. You’ll see fish, animals, and birds that make this part of the world home, including dolphins, seals, tropical fish, and more. This is a must-see!
You’ll definitely feel like you’re not in the city anymore! The National Zoo has created natural environments conducive to true African habitats. Giraffes graze with antelope, and lions dot the dry African landscapes, made with their comfort and needs in mind.
With a focus on combining animals that would naturally live together into similar habitats, the Zoo prides itself on having as few barriers as possible so that these animals can live in natural surroundings just as they would in the wild. You’ll see animals that you’ve only seen in pictures!
Fresh from the wilds of Africa, you’ll be amazed at the magical beauty of the National Botanical Gardens. These easy-to-follow guided trails feature both natural and exotic botanical specimens, with plenty of opportunity to learn more about a specific plant and to take pictures. Under the warm sun, you’ll feel positively tropical as you pose among the colorful blooms and enjoy the delicate scents of Cuba’s most beautiful gardens.
Continue to the National Aquarium
This will be the crown jewel of your visit to the natural wonders of Cuba! This scientific centre of oceanic life has some of the most awe-inspiring exhibitions of animals, fish, and birds, complete with crustaceans, dolphins, and sea lions.
Wander into the marine grotto for a breathtaking view of a coastal cave, then walk along the mangrove trail to enjoy its tropical beauty. Take in the dolphin show in the Aquarium’s unique dolphin habitat – one of the only ones of its kind in the world – then watch the sea lions as they frolic and play for you! You’ll love how much fun learning about marine life can be.
After your trip learning all about the nature that Cuba has to offer, you’ll be grateful to sink into the comfortable microbus and ride back to the hotel in Varadero. Complete with memories and photos, you’ll never forget the wonderful sights and sounds of Cuba’s beautiful natural landscape!
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