Due to a decision passed by the Cuban government, visitors not staying in hotel accommodation will not be authorized to participate in this tour.

1-Day Jeep Safari & Speedboat Cruise on the Canímar River – Departing from Varadero

26 reviews


  • The Jeep safari in the Cuban countryside

  • Taking time to relax at Playa Coral

  • The speedboat cruise on the Canímar River

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 11hrs

  • English
  • Spanish

Starting time 7:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Set off on a safari outside Varadero. Then, make the most of the beautiful Playa Coral beach before going on a mini speedboat cruise on the Canímar River.

After your transfer from your hotel in Varadero to the excursion departure point, climb aboard a Jeep and go on an adventure. For around 150km, you can take in the Cuban landscapes before arriving at Playa Coral. Once there, you can try the activities on offer: snorkelling (mask and snorkel provided by your guide) or lazing around and going for a swim.

You will also explore Saturn’s Cave, one of the many highlights of this excursion, an aquatic cave that will delight snorkelling fans with its cold water and marine fauna. After this moment of relaxation at Playa Coral, head on to the next stage of the excursion, at Yumuri Valley.

On the way, you will pass through Matanzas, a port town that is often called the “Venice of Cuba”. Seventeen bridges span the three rivers running through the city (Yumuri, San Juan and Canímar Rivers). You will then embark on the tour of the Yumuri Valley, before stopping at the Rancho Gaviota. Upon arrival you will be provided with a welcome cocktail. Then, take a tour of the ranch and have a typical Cuban dish for lunch.

After your meal, you will go on a guided tour of the farming areas. Then, make the most of your free time to go horse riding or just for a walk along the lake. You will also be able to take in the breathtaking views offered by the Monserrat Mirador.

Finally, end this packed excursion by boarding a speedboat which will take you up the Canímar River, a protected area that can’t be missed.  You will then return to the departure point and be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: in front of your hotel in Varadero
  • Remember to bring clothes that are suitable for the aquatic activities and that will protect you from the sun, as well as sun cream, especially during the hottest months (April–November)
  • Please bring bottles of water to quench your thirst during the excursion
  • Each Jeep has a maximum capacity of 4 passengers
  • For reasons completely beyond our control, this tour is not available for American citizens
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • 150km Jeep ride
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask and snorkel) at Playa Coral
  • Visit to Saturn’s Cave at Playa Coral
  • Typical Cuban lunch
  • Guided tour of the farming areas of the ranch
  • Speedboat river cruise
  • Explanations and commentary from a local guide (in English/Spanish)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (in Varadero)

Not included

  • Drinks and snacks not mentioned in the description

Customer reviews

26 reviews
  • Corinne J.
    Jul 10, 2019
  • Ana M.
    Jun 17, 2019
  • parfait sauf que l'on a pas pu plonger
    May 12, 2019

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