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Experience my authentic Viñales

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Experience my authentic Viñales

450 reviews
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Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
Animals

Experience my authentic Viñales

Animals

Experience my authentic Viñales

450 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

You'll first meet my nephew at the entrance to the National Park, mount his horses (don't worry - his horses are the best in the valley, he treats them like family and will show you what to do), and ride through the scenic Valley Palmarito for half an hour to reach my tobacco farm. We'll spend some time here; we'll show you around the crops and meet our animals, before heading inside the drying barn where you'll be shown how we roll the world famous cigars and how to smoke them - naturally with a swig or two of rum for the full Cuban authenticity! In this farm we'll also try a fresh honey & coffee that we process here in Viñales, and the best - try the local rum that is made especially here in the region of Pinar. We invite you to taste them all (but don't get too full, there's food to come!) As promised, an al-fresco farm-to-fork meal will be served. Any dietary requirements can be catered for, and an array of fresh juices, coconuts and cocktails can be purchased if you wish. After this, it’s time to hop back on your horse again to visit a breathtaking viewpoint lake OR cave (PLEASE NOTE: this activity is weather dependent & will be decided by the guide on the day of your experience). Bring swimwear just in case...! Finally, we’ll ride our noble steeds to where we started, enjoying the endless views and interesting routes. Here we say goodbye and wish you farewell :-)
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Learn more about Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos

I'm Juan Carlos, part of the family of Las Mirandas, a well-known farming family who has worked for many generations in the tobacco process. When I was 18 I started my own tobacco farm and over the years, it has grown and developed. My family and I run the farm land together, and we all have a strong part to play. Whether cooking lunch for the 'campesinos' as they work in the fields, ploughing the crops with our oxen, caring for the horses, or growing & processing the fresh tobacco and cigars to sell to the government, we proudly run a family affair and invite you in for a visit!

What's included

Food
An abundant meal in my family's viewpoint farm - typical creole Cuban food. Let me know if you have any dietary requirements!…
Drinks
Rum to share with the cowboys...!
Equipment
Horses, all equipment and a master class on how to control them (though they're semi-automatic!)

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Where you'll be

It's a family affair! Once my nephew has met you, you will visit my private tobacco farm within the national park of Viñales, in Valley Palmarito. Here we’ll spend time seeing how a cigar is made, how we work with the Cuban government to sell them, try a local honey, rum & coffee and enjoy a farm-to-fork meal. WEATHER/SEASON DEPENDENT: visit a hidden cave

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. No experience necessary - Our horses are calm, strong, know the route & respond to your guide. But if you want to walk (weather dependent) please let me know BEFORE you arrive to organise another guide. My nephew…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

* MY TRIP SUPPORTS THE CUBAN PEOPLE & COMPLIES WITH YOUR VISA! I can also organise a trusted classic car with my cousin if you come for the day from Havana (recommended for a seamless day immersed totally family). NB: Viñales is 3 hours from Havana and the cost of the round trip is 140CUC same day.
Juan Carlos
Experience my authentic Viñales
450 reviews
From £13/person
450 reviews
From £13/person