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Topes de Collantes

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Address: Sierra de Escambray, Trinidad-Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes 60147, Cuba

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Awesome walk and refreshing swim

We had a nice ride up in to the mountains where we hiked 4 km through a beautiful forest. A long the way we got to go swimming in a lagune. We walked passed waterfalls en birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We had a nice ride up in to the mountains where we hiked 4 km through a beautiful forest. A long the way we got to go swimming in a lagune. We walked passed waterfalls en birds.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a short walk, still very pleasant, in the Topes de Collantes, then drive to Plaza de las Memorias (close to the coffee cafe) and take the Sendero Jardin de Gigantes, which takes you to a lovely forest, a natural water swimming pool built as part of the river flow, and Parque la Represa, where there... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were traveling as part of an organized group and was assigned a guide to take us through the short walk that had been arranged, bird watching and information about coffee farming. All very interesting, even sighted a Cuban Trogon, beautiful bird.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A camion/truck took us through the park to enjoy the very rich vegetation with a stop at the coffee house where we learned about the coffee process. Then we walked for 2 hours to reach cascades and a natural swimming pool. The final stop is a restaurant to enjoy a very good chicken. The guide speaks a perfect English.

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Abbotsford BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go on the two night trip to Trinidad and the falls while on vacation in Varadero. The price was $135.00 CUC. Considering the trip included a night in another hotel, two lunchs, one dinner, and one breakfast it was a very good price. The first day we headed to Santa Clara for some sight seeing, souvenier shopping... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I truly enjoyed visiting Topes de Collantes. After a bunch of cities, it is great to walk around in a nature park. I did an organized tour (thru Cubatur) and visited Parque Guanayara. We went hiking in the mountain, swimming in a natural pool and visited a big waterfall. We finished the afternoon at a coffee plantation. Easy hiking and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We took a taxi out from Trinidad to do a walk at Topes de Collantes. Our walk was a bit over 3 hours. Admission charge to do the walk was CUC$10 per person. Don't forget to bring water! It was hot and we sweated so we were glad of the shady tree trails. The trail led to a waterfall area... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We drove up to the visitors centre. The guides there were not very helpful and were out of maps. They provided conflicting instructions to the entrance of the trails. The paths to the entrances were not marked at all. After 3 attempts at locating the start of he trail we walked 1.5km in the blazing sun along an unmarked track... More 

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Topes de Collantes is a beautiful nature reserve. You can book a tour with an old Russian army truck or a jeep, but we drove up the mountain with our rental car. At the top there is a huge building that has a lot of posters on the wall that are supposed to explain you the different possibilities of... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

One of the highlights of Cuba. After a short hike you arrive at beautiful lake which is good for swimming. Only downside was there were too many people at the lake. Then be prepared for the hike back which is a steep uphill climb. Nice nature and you can spot Cuba's national bird.

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