Driven in a 4x4, you'll go where no car can go into the heart of Matanzas province as you trundle by sugar plantations and sleepy villages of the Yumuri Valley. Visit the paradisiacal Coral beach, snorkel in the stunning Saturno Cave, have lunch in a ranch and enjoy a motorboat adventure on the River – all in just one day.
The first stop is Coral beach, where you can wade into the waters of this beautiful bay and snorkel to the outlying reef – a mass of multicoloured corals, sponges and fish. Then head to Saturno Cave where you snorkel and swim among the fish and stalagmites. You'll also drive through the provincial capital, Matanzas, where the peeling pastel-coloured colonial houses evoke the faded glory of Cuba's golden age.
You'll break for lunch at Rancho Gaviota and discover a genuine Cuban rural environment. After lunch, there's the option to jump in the saddle before a boat ride along the mangrove-fringed River Canimar to round off an action-packed day.