08:30 Transfer onto an open-sided 4WD soviet truck which takes us deeper into the reserve, then set off on foot through the forests with our naturalist guide. Our trail takes us along a ridge with panoramic views on all sides, then into a valley cut deep by the Guayanara River. Our guide will point out
the rich and varied flora and fauna along the way, including the rare Cuban trogon, Cuba's national bird, whose red, white and blue plumage mirrors the national flag. Walk along the river to the Salto de Rocio waterfall, close to the waterfall there are rockpools where we can swim and - for the intrepid - swing out Tarzan-style on a liana overhanging the deepest pool. Lunch included in Casa de la Gallega.
15:00 Drive to Cienfuegos, at your arrival cocktail at the terrace of Palacio de Valle. We will finish the day with a short city tour around the colonial heart of Cienfuegos. This city is often referred to as the 'Pearl of the South', originally founded by the French it boasts the impressive Terry Theatre where they host operas and ballet.
Overnight at Meliá San Carlos Hotel or similar; 1N, BB, Classical Room City View.
Cienfuegos 1N | HB