Discovering Viñales on horseback

Viñales, CubaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Osvaldo

5 hours, Hosted in Spanish, English and French
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets and transport

What you'll do

The experience we intend to share is a horseback excursion through the Valley of Viñales that lasts approximately 5 hours. Five hours to the maximum to save time and money, because this experience brings together several of the experiences or excursions in the valley that other local guides do. With our experience you will be able to know in depth our traditions, culture, the daily work of the farmers of the area, as well as receive explanations in direct on the cultivation of tobacco, coffee, honey production and endemic rum from Pinar del Rio: The Guayabita del Pinar. There will be time to have lunch and drink a delicious natural juice, both included in our experience. We will also visit a lake, of extreme natural beauty where we can take a bath. During the tour you will be able to observe birds and other animals, as well as enjoy the beautiful views of the valley, the exuberant Mogotes and the abundant vegetation that characterize us.
Other things to note
We will meet at the entrance of the Viñale Polyclinic. The therm experience in the place chosen for lunch or dinner (At our mother's house) according to the schedule of your reservation.
The experience we intend to share is a horseback excursion through the Valley of Viñales that lasts approximately 5 hours. Five hours to the maximum to save time and money, because this experience brings together several of the experiences or excursions in the valley that other local guides do. With our experience you will be able to know in depth our traditions, culture, the daily work of the farmers of the area, as well as receive explanations…
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What's included

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  • Food
    We include a typical Cuban lunch or dinner. Let us know your tastes and we...
  • Drinks
    A natural juice and a drink of Guayabita del Pinar
  • Tickets
    Entrance to Viñales National Park and we offer as a gift a Cuban cigar to t...
  • Transport
    If you want to perform this walking experience, leave us a message before a...

Meet your host, Osvaldo

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I am a Young boy native from Viñales, I have a sister (https://es.airbnb.com/rooms/14101840) and a brother (https://es.airbnb.com/experiences/328265) and although we have different professions, we are passionate about the countryside and especially the animals, specifically the horses because we are descended from a family that for decades have been dedicated to work in the field, especially to the raising of animals, the harvest of tobacco, coffee and other crops. Our charisma and passion for horses, the beauties of the Valley of Viñales and our knowledge in the area make it the perfect experience because we provide good treatment, please the clients and we offer above all confidence and security.
I am a Young boy native from Viñales, I have a sister (https://es.airbnb.com/rooms/14101840) and a brother (https://es.airbnb.com/experiences/328265) and although we have different professions, we are passionate about the countryside and especially the animals, specifically the horses because we are descended from a family that for decades have been dedicated to work in the field, especially to the raising of animals, the harvest of tobacco, coffee and other crops. Our charisma and passion for h…
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Where you'll be

It is a horseback excursion through the Viñales Valley National Park. We will visit farmers and receive explanations about the harvest of tobacco, coffee and other crops. In addition, on the production of honey and on the typical rum from Pinar del Rio: The Guayabita del Pinar. We will visit a lake, have lunch in a rural restaurant, incredible views, abundant vegetation and exuberant mogotes.
We offer a special menu for vegetarians. Lunch also includes rice and chips. Typical Cuban lunch

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Margaux
March 2020
Je recommande vivement Osvaldo et José Manuel pour faire cette excursion. Ils sont adorables et à l’écoute, c’était une expérience de folie, très enrichissante!
Michael
January 2020
Osvaldo is incredible with horses and was extremely accommodating of our two children (ages 3 years and 7 months). We felt very safe riding with his guidance and the trip ended with a special Cuban menu prepared by his mother, the owner of an Italian restaurant popular with locals. The pros: - Horses were among the healthiest and best cared for that we saw in Viñales - Osvaldo was very responsive on AirBnB, he encouraged us to bring our kids and offered the option of a horse cart or horseback riding - Great horseback riding instruction, I hadn’t ridden since summer camp and my husband had no experience and Osvaldo kept the experience safe and fun for all - Beautiful, very Instagramable scenery and stops - Delicious lunch, Osvaldos family happily catered to our dietary preferences and were so welcoming and kind with our kids The cons: - Osvaldo spoke Spanish slowly and clearly and was very easy to understand and farmers at the stops spoke English but some Spanish is required to get the full experience, which we hadn’t expected - The stops were highly trafficked by tour groups and while informative it felt like the objective was to make sales - We didn’t see as many unique or scenic places inside the park as we had hoped to see Overall this tour was very similar to the one offered by our casa hosts, but we appreciated assurance of the AirBnB animal guidelines, the well kept horses, Osvaldo’s expert horseback riding guidance and the delicious lunch. We’d hoped for a more unique experience but we were still quite pleased and had a fun and relaxing time.
Annabel
December 2019
The guide is very patient and is good for beginners who don’t feel confident with galloping. Note that there is no helmet provided (which seems to be the standard in most of the horse riding tours in Cuba). Overall, I recommend this tour as you get an overall experience on how the coffee is made, a taste of the palm tree rum and get to see the tabacco plantation.
Andrijana
November 2019
What an amazing way to spend a day in Viñales! Pleasant chill experience. Horses were very well kept, well behaved. Would definitely recommend!
Georges
October 2019
Es una experiencia magnifica, Manuel y su novia Christelle fueron muy muy simpaticos, los caballos son saludables, el lugar MAGNIFICO, la comida de su mama la mejor de Viñales !
Lamya
September 2019
Cette expérience fut vraiment magnifique. Les chevaux sont en bonnes santés et nous nous sommes sentis en sécurité grâce aux conseils. On échange beaucoup avec les personnes rencontrés lors des visites (tabac, café etc.). La baignade dans le lac un bonheur de rafraîchissement. Tout était PARFAIT. N’Hésitez pas! Une expérience dont on se souvient!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Water
Camera
Sunscreen
Swimwear

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.