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The excursion Tras las huellas del azúcar (Following the steps of sugar) is one of the most attractive non hotel offers among the tourists who visit the Jardines del Rey destination, located in the north cost of the central Cuban province.

The tour, directly linked with the history, culture and sugar traditions of the region, includes a visit to the company Empresa de Producción Diversificada y Turismo Azucarero Patria o Muerte, in Moron municipality.

The program includes a stay at a classic style mansion of Californian Country style to show videos about the agro industrial process and its derivatives and to enjoy artistic presentations that recreate the African culture on the island.

It also includes a five kilometers tour in three Baldwin steam locomotive open cars, made in 1920, which allows the visitors know about the farming of sugar cane in Cuba.

The tour ends at the country center Ranchón Las Palmas, where the visitor enjoys the tasty guarapo and a Cuban lunch, made with vegetable coal, in direct contact with a nice vegetation and abundant fauna.

Since the opening of the tour in 2001, over 100 thousand foreign tourists have enjoyed it, Lesmer Gomez, specialists of the Cubanacan Viajes agency, promoter of the excursio said.

He indicated that the attractive route is mostly accepted by Canadian and British tourists, who stay in the 13 hotels and villas of the Coco and Guillermo Keys, the main islands of the Jardines del Rey resort.

The tourist area, with about 1 900 available rooms is located to the north of Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers from Havana and highlights for the almost 40 kilometers of great beaches and a Wide variety of flora and fauna.

90 per cent of the rooms are managed by Hotel chains with recognized international prestige, such as Sol Meliá, Blau, NH Kristal, Globalia, Iberostar and Hotetur.

Source: Cubarte

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