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Nature Tour "Journey to the Origins"

Departure from Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
cocodrilo, Ciénaga del Lanier, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba - Nature Tour "Journey to the Origins"
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General Information and Program Details

  • Duration: 5-6 hrs aprox
  • Departure time: 07.30 hrs
  • Tour guide: Yes
  • Children are allowed: Yes
  • Languages spoken: Spanish and English

Nature Tour "Journey to the Origins"

The Southern Managed Resources Protected Area of the Isla de la Juventud is a Ramsar site and within it are other protected areas with more restrictive management categories, such as Punta Francés National Park, Punta del Este Ecological Reserve, and Ciénaga de Lanier Ecological Reserve.


  • Departure by minibus from Nueva Gerona.
  • Arrival at the entrance to the Southern Managed Resources Protected Area of the Isle of Youth.
  • Interpretive stop in the area of calcium carbonate extraction (10 min).
  • Interpretive stop in the area of the outstanding natural element Pine forest on limestone soil (brief ecological explanation about this outstanding natural element (15 min).
  • Interpretive stop in the coffee plantation area (brief explanation about the importance of the person who established this plantation and visit to the cenotes (10 min).
  • Arrival at the Punta del Este weather station, brief explanation about the different activities that take place in the area.
  • Departure to the cave of Punta del Este.
  • Snack (Sandwich and a liquid).
  • Departure to La Puntilla beach.
  • Departure to the zoo (crocodile) 18km. Place belonging to the Lanier swamp, south of our territory pine trees, accumulation of sediments of peaty nature, with interior lagoons. Main fresh water reservoir of the karst plain with predominance of mangrove forests, swamp and marsh grasslands, has an extension (ha): 54.8 ha dedicated to the breeding in captivity of the Cuban Crocodile, (C. rombifer) in artificial ponds for future reintroduction to the southern area.
  • Departure to the town of La Fe, the second most important urban center of the island in transport.
  • Return to Nueva Gerona.

TIPS: • Recommended: light clothing, sunglasses, hats or caps, tennis, sandals or comfortable shoes, solar protection and photographic camera. • For the tour we recommend a water bottle.


  • Collective tour
    Collective tour in microbus with specialized guide in several language.
    1 Adult
    (Daily departures)
    Not departure in selected date