On Day 1, you will take a morning bus through the Cuban countryside to reach the town of Viñales in the tobacco region. Get settled in with your host family and then take a fun half day Finca Walk or Horse Ride to explore life on the tobacco farms surrounding Viñales. On Day 2, you will go on a Horse and Buggy Ride to visit the Prehistoric Wall Painting nearby. Take an optional boat ride through the cave to see its magnificent formations. Take a bus back to Havana on Day 3 where your trip will come to an end in the afternoon.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Bus Havana to Viñales & Half Day Finca Visit and Tobacco Culture
Hop on a morning bus today to Viñales in the Cuban countryside (approximately a 3.5 hour drive from Havana). Upon arrival you will get settled with your host family and then take a fun half day Finca Walk or Horse Ride to explore life in the Cuban countryside and on the tobacco farms surrounding Vinales. Enjoy the simplicity of life and breathe fresh country air as you meet friendly locals who welcome you with their generous smiles. Overnight in Viñales.
Day 2: Viñales - Indian Cave & Prehistoric Wall Painting Visit (B)
Today you will enjoy an authentic Cuban breakfast at the local family home before going on a Horse and Buggy Ride to visit the Prehistoric Wall Painting. Take time for a relaxing beer while enjoying the wonderful surroundings. Then continue on to Cueva del Indio by taxi. Entrance to the cave costs $5 CUC, but includes a boat ride through the cave to see its magnificent, ancient formations, coming out on the other end.
Not included: Cueva del Indio entrance fee ($5 CUC) including cave boat trip.
Day 3: Bus Viñales to Havana (B)
Today you will catch a bus back to Havana, where you will trip will come to an end.
Please Note: This itinerary can change during the course of the year due to a variety of reasons. We are not always able to advise you in advance of these changes. We ask for your understanding and flexibility in these cases.
Visa Info: To enter Cuba, all foreign travellers will need to obtain a 'tourist card' (Cuban visa) and a valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel). A tourist card can be obtained from a number of different places - at the airport, at their local Cuban consulate, from their airline company. Many travellers conveniently buy it at the airport - please check beforehand that your local airport actually sells it.
Accommodation Details: A Casa Particular is a private homestay accommodation in an authentic Cuban family home which is licensed by the Cuban government. Cuban families often rent some bedrooms to tourists and offer meals which are served in the family dining room. It is a wonderful way to experience the warm Cuban hospitality and learn about their unique way of life. In a society with limited TV and internet access, Cuban people are famed for their friendly attitudes and for making eager conversation with foreigners so they can learn about the outside world. They are also happy to share their insights about life in Cuba and there’s no doubt that the interaction at a Casa Particular will be enlightening and intriguing.