Experience my authentic Viñales

Viñales, CubaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Omar

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

I'm Ronaldo, Omar's nephew and manager of our experience.

We invite you to our corner of the world. We'll meet me at the entrance to the National Park, mount my horses (don't worry - they're the best in the valley, I treat them like family and will show you what to do), and ride through the scenic Valley Palmarito for half an hour to reach my Uncle Omar's 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 the 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!)

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!

We ride our noble steeds to where we started, enjoying the endless views and interesting routes.
I'm Ronaldo, Omar's nephew and manager of our experience.

We invite you to our corner of the world. We'll meet me at the entrance to the National Park, mount my horses (don't worry - they're the best in the valley, I treat them like family and will show you what to do), and ride through the scenic Valley Palmarito for half an hour to reach my Uncle Omar's tobacco farm. We'll spend some time here; we'll show you around the crops and me…
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What's included

  • Food
    An abundant meal in my family's viewpoint farm - typical creole Cuban food....
  • Drinks
    Rum to share with the cowboys...!
  • Equipment
    Horses, all equipment and a master class on how to control them (though the...

Meet your Host, Omar

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I'm Changa, Omar's brother, part of the family of Las Mirandas, a well-known farming family who has worked for many generations in the tobacco process. 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!
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Where you'll be

It's a family affair! Once we have met, you will visit my Uncle's 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

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 455 reviews.

Mihaela
November 2021
This is a great way to get in touch with nature and learn from the locals. We enjoyed the scenery very much. Changa, our guide, was very patient with us and helped a lot. The horses were also patient with our first timer nerves and fears, because I was really scared 😅. But as time went on, it got easier and we cannot recommend Vinales and this experience enough. Sadly, the weather was not on our side, so we couldn't see as much as we would have wanted, but it was a memorable experience nonetheless, learning how tobacco is grown and how cigars are made.
Nina
April 2021
The best experience in Viñales! An absolute MUST! Amazing day, amazing views and amazing people ( new friends) I took the most amazing pictures, no filter needed! Horse back riding was so much fun! Learning about Tobacco was fascinating... delicious lunch! We will be back for sure!
Viktorija
March 2020
We had an amazing day in the valley, surrounded by very nice and friendly locals, lots of animals, great food and rum. This trip represented what Cuba is all about. Totally recomended!!
David
March 2020
One of the best experience we had in Cuba! Everyone is extremely friendly and all the activities are fantastic! Horses are super nice, guides are friendly, food is amazing, explanations useful and the scenery is amazing! Highly recommended!!
Manon
March 2020
Nous avons passé un bon moment, les chevaux sont calmes, les explications claires et interessantes, l'expérience à duré un peu plus longtemps que prévu et nous avons pu faire tout ce qui été mentionné au programme
Michele
March 2020
The highlight of our trip to Vinales was this horseback riding adventure and tour of their tobacco farm and caves. My friends and I enjoyed this experience immensely and I highly recommend it to all.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Long trousers - the saddles can rub on bare legs

Comfortable & closed shoes (trainers/sneakers that can maybe get a bit dirty will be fine)