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Hike to Fidel’s Sierra Maestra hideout
Trek through the lush mountainous landscapes of the Sierra Maestra to reach the revolutionary headquarters where Fidel Castro and his comrades plotted revolution.
Once a hotbed of revolutionary activity, the Sierra Maestra is now one of Cuba's premier trekking areas, with numerous trails weaving through lustrous vegetation framed by rippled mountain ridges. It was in this dramatic terrain that Fidel and his band of revolutionaries hid out after arriving from Mexico on the now legendary Granma.
You can visit the rebel headquarters, the Comandancia de la Plata, which now houses a small but atmospheric museum revealing their humble living conditions. It's worth it for the journey alone: a glorious hike through some of the country's most beautiful natural landscapes.
Activity Rating: easy
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Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.