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Experience my authentic Viñales

Viñales, CubaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Juan Carlos

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
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!
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 fam…

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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...
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Mon, Jan 25
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$38 per person
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Tue, Jan 26
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Tue, Jan 26
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Juan Carlos

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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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!
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…
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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

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 453 reviews.

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!!
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, explana…
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.
Alexandra
March 2020
This was nice but felt like parts of it were just a show for tourists. Despite that though the riding of the horses was wonderful and we did learn a lot of interesting stuff!
Shania
March 2020
Ich habe sowas noch nie gemacht und es war sehr interessant sowas mal zu sehen es hat uns sehr gut gefallen und würden auf jeden Fall wieder zurück kommen wenn wir mal wieder in Viñales sind! :)

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

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

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)