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'El Turquino Trek'

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Day-by-day itinerary for 'El Turquino Trek'

DAY 1
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To Santo Domingo

Transfer to Santo Domingo from Bayamo, El Saltón or Santiago (extra cost). Evening briefing and preparations.

DAY 2
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Into the Sierra Madre

After breakfast transfer by jeep to Altos del Naranjo and walk (2hr, moderately strenuous) to Comandancia de la Plata, Fidel’s rebel HQ deep in the mountains. Return to Altos del Naranjo and onwards to the La Platica ecological community, to stay the night at a simple bunkhouse.

DAY 3
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To Aguada de Joaquin

With an early start to beat afternoon rains you walk along an undulating ridge (4-5hr, moderate), with magnificent scenery and distant sea views to the Aguada de Joaquin mountain refuge.

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Pico Turquino

Three ascents in succession (6-7hr, mostly strenuous), first Pico Joaquin (1360m), then Alto Regino (1680m), and finally Pico Turquino itself (1974m). Descend to the refuge of La Majagua.

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Descent to the Caribbean

A 3.5km descent (2hr, mostly easy) to arrive at the Caribbean, where you are met by jeep and driven to Santiago.

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Seasonal information for 'El Turquino Trek'

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