Discover Cuba Off the Beaten Track - 4x4 Jeep Tour

Spend the day experiencing the real Cuba as we pass through the city of Matanzas before heading out through lush scenery to Saturno Cave, where you can marvel at the vast natural abyss, stalagmites and stalactites. End the day with more activities in a beautiful setting, before hopping back in the Jeep to return to Varadero in the evening.

A full day of Cuban culture, action and natural beauty by Jeep

This is a day trip for those looking to find the real Cuba, outside of the resorts and cities that everyone knows. We start our day trip by heading west from Varadero to Matanzas City. Here you can see Cubans playing dominoes in Plaza Libertad, or hear bembe drummers in the Marina neighbourhood to get a real flavour of Cuban life. Matanzas City is actually known for producing many of Cuba's artists, musicians and poets, and for that reason, it has earned the nickname of 'the Athens of Cuba'. Another moniker Matanzas City has picked up is 'the city of bridges', or 'the Venice of Cuba' due to the 17 bridges that cross three rivers which flow through the city. During the tour, we will be crossing Rio Yumuri, San Juan and Canimar.

Heading out of the city, through local villages, past sugar cane fields and native flora and fauna, you will get a real taste for rural Cuba, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get the camera out too.

This region is well known for caves, and Saturno Cave is one of the most impressive. Here, you can decide to swim in the crystal clear water among the blind fish and shrimp, or choose to stay dry and marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites from the viewing gallery. Either way, this is a sight you won't forget in a hurry.

Finally, at the end of the day, a choice of activities awaits. Choose to take a thrilling motorboat ride down the Yumuri River, or a more gentle horseback ride from a traditional Cuban ranch.

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