The Pearl of the South – Cienfuegos
Discover southern Cuba in this fascinating Jeep tour
The opportunity to discover natural attributes, culture and history in the center of the island of Cuba visiting the famous city of Cienfuegos known as the Pearl of the South, founded in 1819 by the French around the Bay of Jagua at sea Caribbean.
Oh, Cienfuegos! This wonderful city is one of Cuba’s most beautiful – and today, you’ll get to discover its charms. Preserved as a UNESCO world heritage site, its 19 th century architecture and urban planning is one of the best examples in the entire world. Shop, walk, and take in the sights and sounds of this gracious city.
El Nicho is Cuba’s natural waterpark. This series of waterfalls and natural pools provides the perfect place to swim, float, or just dip your toes in the water. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and plenty of time to bathe, relax, and explore the surrounding trails.
As you travel along the roads of Cuba, some of them colonial ways to each of the ports on the island, you’ll get to see Cuba’s truly beautiful natural beauty.
It’s time to start your adventure! We’ll be waiting for you in our four-wheel-drive Jeep.
Climb aboard and feel the wind in your hair as you travel at top speed through the Cuban countryside, even taking a quick train. Don’t forget to bring your camera! You’ll be stopping at some of Cuba’s picturesque villages along the way to stretch your legs.
This beautiful Cuban city has some of the best-preserved colonial architecture outside of Havana. Located in Southern Cuba, it was originally settled by Taino indigenous people, then by French immigrants in the 19 th century. Renamed when it became a town in 1829, Cienfuegos literally means “one hundred fires” and became a thriving port city due to the fertile fields around it to grow sugar, one of Cuba’s biggest exports.
You’ll discover the colonial beauty of this era and its role in La Revolucion. Wander the streets and discover the six Neoclassical buildings that UNESCO designated as some of the best examples of 19 th century architecture in the world. Shop, take pictures, and enjoy this wonderful city!
Your breath will be taken away at these amazing waterfalls, located in the heart of the province. Follow the Path of the Butterflies to the Poceta of Desires. Bath in natural pools fed by a series of waterfalls and set among the tree-lined Escambray Mountains.
Stop for a picnic lunch and marvel at the beauty all around you.
This picturesque location is perfect for photos and memories! Snap all you want but be careful to leave only footprints on this precious site.
Climb back in the Jeep and travel back through Cuba’s ancient roads, with a quick stop at the Jaguey Grande, a beautiful little village with interesting architecture and photo ops. Arrive back at your hotel, tired but happy – you’ve gotten to see some of the jewels of Cuba today!
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