|Day 1:||Depart Santiago for Santa Domingo via the town of Bayamo (3 hours) for short guided walking tour of the historic city centre and lunch. Transport by private taxi/minibus with guide. Continue journey to arrive late afternoon and check into 3* Villa Santo Domingo or equivalent. Dinner in hotel.|
|Day 2:||After breakfast, depart by jeep/truck for Alto de Naranjo, with guided visit to La Comandancia, Fidel’s revolutionary base in the Sierra Maestra mountains. Picnic lunch and afternoon visit to La Platica ecological community. Dinner and overnight in mountain refuge in La Platica.|
|Day 3:||Early morning departure after breakfast, 4-5 hours walk accompanied by specialist park guide to the Aguada de Joaquin refuge via luscious virgin forest. Dinner and overnight stop. Picnic lunch en route.|
|Day 4:||After early breakfast, climb to the top of Pico Turquino, Cuba's highest peak. Descend to Las Cuevas on the coast and transfer back to Santiago de Cuba. 5-6 hours hiking and 3 hours drive. Or extend the trip by staying at a beach hotel to rest and relax for a couple of nights before returning to Santiago|
Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.