Viñales is where the best cigar tobacco in Cuba is grown. It offers outdoor options, for hiking, visiting caves and the coffee and tobacco crops in the area. The ‘mogotes’, a particular type of hill, distinguish the landscape of this region. Declared a World Heritage Site, the Viñales Valley is also a National Park.
The private houses where you can stay are a sample of the simplicity and great cordiality and friendly spirit of the people of Pinar del Río. Villa Fela y Marcelo is an example of this. From the rocking chairs of the porch of this casa particular, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains at sunset.
Among the main places of interest that will also allow you to relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of the region, are:
Viñales Valley: Ideal place for cycling, hiking and enjoying natural attractions. Among the main places to visit is the Cueva del Indio, with its underground river and the stalactites and stalagmites; the Mural of Prehistory, which includes a pictorial work on a vertical rock wall, open to the sky, 120 meters high and another 160 meters wide; as well as various farms where you can taste coffee and a good Cuban cigar while learning how both products are made.
Viewpoint Los Acuáticos: Located on the side of a mountain, from this site you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, together with natural juices made from the delicious tropical fruits of the region. The path to reach the viewpoint covers a distance of between 1 and 4 km, depending on the route taken. The tour can be done on foot or on horseback, either on your own or with the help of a guide.
The Indian Cave: It is an incredible cavern of about 300 meters in length that was inhabited more than five centuries ago by aborigines, whose cave drawings are preserved until today on its walls. a part of the cave is only accessible by motorboats. The cave is covered in part with trails and in another, it is changed to motorboats. The exit after the boat tour is approximately 150 m northeast of the entrance. Only one kilometre of the cave is open to travellers.
Viñales inside is a personalized and individual excursion (not shared with other tourists), consisting of a (round) tour in a classic American car through the Cueva del Indio, the Viñales Valley (Valley of Prehistory) and through tobacco crops in the region. It includes pick up and return to and from the accommodation and a guide if requested.
You might enjoy lunch in a tourist center in the area, although it is not included in the price of the excursion. It is recommended to wear summer clothes and comfortable shoes that allow you to walk and climb. If you visit Cuba during autumn and winter (October- March) you can wear a light sweater, depending on the weather.
As a plus, drivers and guides are immunized against Covid 19.
Other details of the excursion:
- Languages: English and Spanish
- Duration: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm/ 8 hours
- Capacity: 4 pax per car
- Price: 150 €
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