1 Day History tour itinerary for Cienfuegos: Swim At El Nicho & Discover City Landmarks
Plan an exciting holiday in this little colonial city. Relax with a pleasant swim at El Nicho waterfalls and enjoy scenic views near Escambray mountains. Explore rest of the city with stops at cathedrals, palaces, cemetery and markets.
El Nicho - Cienfuegos
Begin this tour with a quick stop near the Escambray mountains ranges of Central Cuba, with your Cuban tour guide. Watch out for the Pico San Juan peak, the highest peak in this area (3,150 ft above sea level).
Visit the El Nicho waterfalls, located in the municipality of Cumanayagua province, Cienfuegos. Enjoy a relaxing swim in one of the five pools here and relax in the beautiful scenery around, watching Cuban flora and fauna. There are a few slippery climbs here to reach the different pools.
12:00- 12:45 pm: Have lunch at any Paladar (restaurant), either in Cienfuegos main centre or near the Botanical Garden.
By 1:00 pm, return to Cienfuegos sit to see some of the major attractions including House of Rum and Cigars, Marti Park, Founder’s house, Terry Theatre, Ferrer Palace, Government Palace, Cienfuegos Cathedral and some local art galleries and the local market.
Stop by at 9th street to see local crafts vendors followed by a short visit to the Tomás Acea Cemetery.
Visit Punta Gorda to see Palacio De Valle (museum and restaurant) and eat at La Punta or Jagua Hotel. Enjoy views of ships cruising here at the bay area.
English speaking Cienfuegos (Cuban) tour guide.
Lunch and drinks.
For a good development and organization of the different tours, I need you to read these orientations carefully
This tour is not recommended for people with severe walking problems or those in wheelchairs/scooters.
The guide needs a fluent communication with the clients to organize the tour. Before booking and after booking, communication is necessary with the guide. If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to ask the guide.
The guide will tour with the number of people that the client declares. This is due to the capacity of the car. If you come with more people, you have to inform the guide a week before the tour to get a bigger car. If there are more than 4 travellers, the price of the tour changes because the guide has to rent another car.
The client has to inform the guide if a reservation is needed for lunch/dinner.
If the client comes by a cruise ship and arrives in the afternoon, the tour must be in Cienfuegos city. It is impossible to go to Trinidad or El Nicho.
The tours to El Nicho and Trinidad city will last 90 minutes. For this reason, the client should analyze the time he/she has to return to the cruise ship to see if there is enough time to enjoy the tour.
The guide will not drive the car but a professional driver will do the same.
You pay at the end of the tour.
The guide needs to know in advance the time you are arriving or docking at Cienfuegos and the time you have to be back in the cruise ship.