Aroma de Puro Habano
Pinar del Río is known as the Cuban countryside because of the beauty of its nature, its varied vegetation and spectacular landscapes. In this area grows and is harvest the famous “Habano”. You will visit different tobacco plantations and will see first-hand how it is harvest, how it grows and how is made this tobacco of international fame.
In Pinar del Río, is located Viñales, a hospitable and peasant people with many to offer to make sure you have unforgettable days. This town has many landforms called “Mogotes” that help this place to be impressive. Viñales is a place where you can find rivers, caves, and a rich diversity of flora and fauna, etc. That is the reason why Cuba4all Reizen has organized a short program of 4 days in this unique destination, ideal for anyone not having many days to visit the island. From sunshine to sunset you will enjoy among others, horse trips, walks through paths ideal for nature lovers and many more.
You will be accommodated in casas particulares and will go to excursions led by locals. Therefore you will be interacting with the Cubans and will get to know their customs and culture.
♦ Duration of the trip: 4 days/3 nights
♦ Accommodation: Casas particulares
♦ Places to visit: Viñales.
♦ Minimum of persons: 2
- €134,00 per person
*Prices are based on 2 persons per room.
Day 1. Arrival to Viñales
From Havana you have to travel about 2 hours to arrive to the town of Viñales, place where unspoiled nature is the most prevalent. Leaving Havana you most get the National Motorway (autopista nacional) direction Pinar del Río. Normally there is low trafic on this road so you can drive easily and quitely. Enjoy the trip and sights it has to offer.
When you book with us we will send you a confirmation with a roadmap and a description of the route.
If you do not have a rented car, you can use the public transport “Viazul” to get to Viñales. They are very confortable buses and affordable prices. The bus ticket can be purchased in advance in the following page: http://www.viazul.com where you will also find a complete time time table with arrivals and departures times. You can pay in euro and USD dollar.
But if you prefer that we organize the trip to Viñales for you and make the trip easier, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can organize a trip in an Amercian oldtimer from the year 50s or in a modern car. You choose!
At your arrival to the casa particular yo will receive a welcome's cocktail.
Day 2. Ride to the “Palmarito's Valley”
Galloping a Cuban horse you will visit the best land where tobacco grows in Viñales, in the “Palmarito's Valley”. During the tour you will visit a farmer's house from the region where you will enjoy an unmatchable “Saoco Viñalero” and will learn about the peasant traditions, the process of tobacco and you will live how a natural cigar is made.
Later you will go to one of the biggest caverns in Cuba. You need to walk about 250 meters inside the mountain to arrive to a cool natural swimming pool at the other end of the cave. Here you can have a bath if you want and cool down from the Cuban heat. At the end of this excursion you will visit a small natural cafeteria where you could optionally drink natural juices. The excursion last about 4:30 hours. You must bring: closed shoes, long pants, summer sun cream protection, hat or cap, swimming suit and drink water.
In the evening you will enjoy a dinner with a Cuban typical dish in a local restaurant. A drink is included.
Day 3. Tour around Viñales
After breakfast you will visit all the sites of interest of Viñales accompanied by a local guide. “The Cave of the Indian” (entrance aprox. 5 CUC), el “Palenque de los Cimarrones”(entrance aprox. 5 CUC), el “Orquideario de Viñales”(entrance aprox. 3 CUC), the “Santo Tomás Cave”(entrance aprox. 5 CUC), the “Mural de la Prehistoria”(entrance aprox. 3 CUC), the viewpoint of the Hotel “Los Jazmines”, a tour through the city center and much more will be done today.
Do not forget your photo camera so you can take this everlasting moments with you. (The entrance tickets to these places are not included in the price).
Day 4. Leaving Viñales
Today is the last day in the countryside of Cuba. After your breakfast and nice cup of coffee, we say good bye to the owners of the casa particular where you have been accommodated and will continue your journey to discover other interesting destinations of the island. There are a lot of places yet to discover as beautiful and fascinating as Viñales.
If you still want to keep enjoying so many virgin nature, I recomend you add to your trip any of the following optional excursions that we propose and combine very well with this short program. For the other hand if you want to go on with the trip and discover the authentic Cuba then you can choose between our short programs Andar La Habana, El Cañonazo de las Nueve, Matanzas Special or Cuba Natural Paradise.
Cuba4all Reizen is a very flexible company. If you would like to make any modification to this progam, you just have to get in contact with us. It will be our pleasure to organize your trip as customized as you wish.
During this trip you will be accommodated in casas particulares located in Viñales. All casas particulares we have at your disposal can be found on the following link: Viñales.
Included in the price:
♦ Accommodation in casa particular 3 nights (2 persons per room).
♦ Breakfast 4 days.
♦ 1 x dinner in a typical restaurant of the region.
♦ Tour around Viñales to visit the sites of interest.
♦ Ride to Palmarito's Valley.
♦ Welcome's cocktail.
Not included in the price:
♦ Other transfers.
♦ Other meals.
♦ Gratuities (tips).
♦ Entrance tickets to the sites of interest.
♦ International flight.
♦ Travel insurance.(Required).
If you would like to book this short program just click here
For this Short Programs we also offer you the following excursions as extra options:
Ride to “Valle del Silencio”
♦ Price: €32 per person, minimum 2 persons.
♦ Including: Horse riding + guide.
With the rhytm of a galloping horse you will take an unforgettable tour through the “Valle del Silencio”. During this tour you will visit a farmers house from the area where you will learn the process of tobacco and how it is manually made. Later you will visit the “Cueva del Silencio” (Cave of Silence), in which you walk 150 meters through a natural tunnel until you arrive to the other side of the mogote. Then you will go to a small lake where you can swim and cool down from the Cuban heat. The tour ends at the top of the mountain where is located the Farm Agro Ecologica of Viñales. Here you will see various natural vegetables and enjoy a delicious drink. You will love a fantastic view to the “Valle del Silencio” and the “Mogote Coco Solo”. This excursion lasts about 3:30 to 4:00 hours. You must bring with you: closed shoes, large pants, sun cream protection, hat or cap, lantern, photo camera and drink water.
Walking through “Las Pizarras”
♦ Price: €22 per person, mínimum 2 persons.
♦ Included: Guide.
Walking between pine forests in the “Ancón Valley”, of great beauty and natural attraction, you will enjoy a unique vegetation with endemic species. You will vist a waterfall as well and a refreshing lake which will give you shade and an incredible coolness. If you want to escape from the intense sun, enjoy beautiful views of the Valley and a piece of the north coast then this excursion is perfect. The duration of this tour will take about 3 hours. Do not forget to bring closed shoes, sun cream protection, hat or cap, photo camera, swimsuit and drink water.
If you want to add any of these excursions to your short programs please mention it on the contact form.