Authentic Cuba Travel gains access to amazing natural Cuban sites and releases new Nature and Bird Watching Cuba Tours for 2011
Posted: 12 December 2010 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Authentic Cuba Travel offers new nature and bird watching Cuba tours in 2011 for North American nature lovers to gain access to Cuban UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, National Parks, Research Centers for the Preservation of Wildlife and more…

Working under the auspices of Cuban environmentalists and conservationists institutions Flora y Fauna,“Antonio Nunez Jimenez” Foundation, the National Center for Protected Areas and with the assistance of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and the Environment, Authentic Cuba Travel gains access to the most pristine natural Cuban sites of this tropical paradise, ranging from UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and National Parks to Protected Areas and Marine Protected Areas, featuring:

•  Peninsula de Zapata National Park, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve,  and natural habitat to the Cuban crocodile and over 160 bird species, 900 plant species and a favourite stop for tens of thousands of migratory birds.

•  Sierra del Rosario Mountain Range, first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Cuba, featuring tropical forests with evergreen and semi-deciduous environments, where more than 115 species of birds can be observed, including a large number of migratory birds.

•  Viñales Valley, UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing some of the most interesting and spectacular geological formations in the world. The valley is particularly famous for its great freestanding rock formations called mogotes.

•  Topes de Collantes National Park in the Escambray Mountain Range, Cuba’s second highest mountain range- reaching 3,700 feet atop Pico San Juan.
Authentic Cuba Travel’s bird watching and nature eco tours offer an unparalleled opportunity for North American nature lovers to witness the great biodiversity of the largest and most unspoiled island in the Greater Antilles.

Highlights include the opportunity to exchange with Cuban world known ornithologists, scientists and naturalists and to visit important research centers for the preservation of wildlife.  To mention some:

•  Guama Crocodile Breeding Farm, successfully breeding the Cuban Crocodile (Crocodrylus rhombifer cuvier) since 1974, an endangered species that can be found at the Zapata Swamps and Lanier Swamps only.

•  Manjuari Breeding Farm that breeds the endemic alligator gar fish (Atractosteus tristoechus), a living fossil.

•  Wild Life Breeding Centre, where the endangered jutia (Capromys) and other mammals are bred.

•    Soroa’s Orchid Garden, featuring a collection of 250 orchids endemic to the Island, and over 700 from around the world. Today, there is also an Orchid Research Center belonging to the University of Pinar del Río.

As a participant of the nature and bird watching eco tours of Authentic Cuba Travel, North American nature lovers and bird watchers will visit natural reserves, witness Cuba’s biodiversity of flora and fauna, and interact with local communities, Cuban ornithologists, scientists and naturalists.

For more information on our Nature, Bird Watching and eco tours departing in 2011:

The Nature of Cuba Tour I - From Saturday 16 to Monday 25 April, 2011 (visiting Havana, Trinidad, Topes de Collantes,  Peninsula de Zapata,  Soroa, Cayo Levisa and Vinales)

Bird watching Cuba Tour I - From Saturday 25 June to Saturday 2 July, 2011 (visiting Havana, La Guira National Park,  Las Terrazas, Soroa, Peninsula de Zapata, Topes de Collantes and Trinidad)

The Nature of Cuba Tour II - From Friday 18 to Sunday 27 November, 2011 (visiting Havana, Trinidad, Topes de Collantes,  Peninsula de Zapata,  Soroa, Cayo Levisa and Vinales)

Bird watching Cuba Tour II - From Friday 18 to Friday 25 November, 2011 (visiting Havana, La Guira National Park,  Las Terrazas, Soroa, Peninsula de Zapata, Topes de Collantes and Trinidad)

For further information, please visit Authentic Cuba Travel/ Nature

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