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Walls of Zapata, Bay of Pigs, Cuba

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General Information
Zapata, Bay of Pigs


Flight Information - Getting There

There are many daily international flights available. Aggressor Adventure Travel is an authorized travel provider for the Cuba Travel Program I & II and can book your airline travel reservations.
Email: info@aggressortravel.com for information.

For the Zapata itineray, guests flights to Havana or Varadero must arrive by 3:30 pm to meet the transfer to the hotel Saturday for the 7 pm dinner. If you arrive after this time, you must make your own way to the hotel.

Passport & Visa Documentation
A passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your return date for your international flight. Some countries will require a Visa. As a traveler, you are required to obtain all necessary documents for entry requirements to your destination.

Your Passport details must be current and exactly the same as  the Letter of Authorization at the time of travel. (You will print the Letter of Authorization when completing the GIS prior to departing) Travelers are on a People-To-People Program.

Cuba Airport Departure Tax
Most airlines include the departure tax in the cost of the ticket, please verify with the airline carrier.
 

Walls of Zapata, Bay of Pigs - New Cuba Travel Program 
              Saturday - Saturday Starting March 31, 2018

Introductory offer of $2699 per person on the Jardines Aggressor I, 
Walls of Zapata, Bay of Pigs Itinerary


* Zapata Intro offer valid on travel March 31, 2018 though August 31, 2018
* Discounts do not apply.          * Does not apply to group reservations.

In 2003, Zapata, Bay of Pigs, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Zapata peninsula contains the largest and most important wetlands in the Caribbean. During the 7-night Oceans for Youth Foundation People-to-People group educational program, divers can spend a week learning about this magnificent biosphere reserve. As part of the People to People Group Travel Program,  Cuban specialists will host discussions and presentations on the marine environment, conservation, and the importance of this magnificient ecosystem.

Covering 1.5 million acres, the immense Zapata Biosphere Reserve includes marshes, mangroves, coral reefs and forests that includes crocodiles, birds, shellfish, turtles, and countless plants that make conservation in this region a top priority. The protected wetlands attracts thousands of migrating birds that use this area as a stopover when migrating between North and South America.

The area that surrounds this protective area will be your diving zone for the week. Walls of Zapata, Bay of Pigs  offers 7 night programs. You will see walls covered with sponges, black coral, caverns, schooling fish macro life and more. Travelers will receive up to 4 dives per day including night dives.

Arrival to Cuba
Havana José Martí Airport (HAV) or Varadera Int'l Airport (VRA)
Travelers will arrive Saturday to Havana or Varadero and be met at the airport and transfered to a  4-star hotel for the night. A group dinner will be hosted Saturday night.  Sunday morning at 4 a.m. everyone will be picked up at the hotel for an approximate 3 hour drive to Playa Larga to board the Jardines Aggressor I. After boarding, it is three hours to the dive site. The week will include 5 1/2 days of diving with the Jardines Aggressor I returning back to port Saturday morning.

Departure
Saturday morning travelers will have a continental breakfast then depart the Jardines Aggressor I at 9:30 am for an approximate 3 hour bus ride back to the Havana José Airport or Varadero Airport.

** Please Note: Fishing activities are not permitted as part of the Oceans for Youth Foundation's authorized People-to-People Group Cuban travel programs.


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