Jeep Safari to La Gran Piedra

    • 8 hours
    • Santiago de Cuba City
    • Outdoors
    • Tours and sightseeing
Located just 20 kilometers from Santiago de Cuba city, La Gran Piedra is natural wonder, romantic legacy and botanical splendor rolled into one. Exploring this area in a 4x4 Jeep with an expert local guide/driver is a singular adventure.


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La Gran Piedra - the Big Rock – is a volcanic giant measuring 51 x 25 x 30mtrs (L x H x W) soaring more than 1200 meters above sea level. It’s located in the eastern part of the Sierra Maestra mountain range which enjoys a refreshing microclimate where birds of paradise, dahlias and magnolias flourish in the botanical garden.

Summiting the rock requires ascending 452 steps, often through a thick fog which clings to the varied and dense vegetation of ferns and orchids. If you aren’t out of breath climbing the steps, you will be once you see the magnificent, breathtaking views from the top. 

A French coffee planter fleeing from Haiti built his mansion here in the 19th century, naming it after his favorite female slave ( Isabelica ), who became the plantation’s madam. The former manor is now a museum and the area recalls the coffee culture and lifestyle of the region’s French immigrants. 

It’s also possible to participate in the Jeep safari and stay in the Hotel Gran Piedra after the rest of the group returns to Santiago de Cuba. Your luggage will be looked after and you can book a return transfer on the next day. This is an excellent option for hikers and nature lovers. 

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Detailed information

Departure/Starting Time
08:30am
Departure location
Santiago de Cuba City
Character
Group excursion
Languages
English, French, Italian, Spanish



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Included in Price

  • Transportation per jeep
  • Program according to description
  • Professional, multilingual guide
  • Lunch

  • In case of cancellation up to 48 hours before the departure time of the excursion, a penalty of 10% of the excursion fare will be charged.
  • Regarding cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the departure time of the excursion, a penalty of 50% of the excursion fare will be applied.
  • Cancellations reported within 24 hours before the departure time and No-Show (no presentation at departure time), a penalty of 100% of the excursion fare will be applied.

  • Remark: booking fees and credit card surcharges cannot be refunded in case of cancellation.

Daily from 08.30am

  • A professional driver, and your guide at the same time, will drive the jeep.
  • The jeeps are insured and can accommodate up to 3 passengers and the driver/guide. A Supplement can be paid if you want the Jeep exclusively (with the professional driver, but not shared with other participants).
  • Published prices are valid for pick-up in the hotels in Santiago de Cuba city. It is also possible to participate the tour with pick-up in hotels outside the city (Hotel Sierra Mar and Galeones, and the hotels in Baconao), the supplement can be requested.

  • Printed voucher, sent by Cuba Travel Network after having completed booking and payment procedure.
  • It is recommended to carry a photocopy of your passport with you.

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