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Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West": 7-day Cuba experience trip through the West for lovers of American classic cars of the 50s…

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What is Cuba most popular for? Of course for its first-class tobacco, the world-famous cigars and the real rum...

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Short Trip Viñales - 2 day trip starting from Havana - Westcuba

Visit the most popular region of Cuba - Viñales - with its stunning landscapes...

Get a whiff of the Western Cuba-air...

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Short trip Viñales – 2 day trip starting from Havana

The small place called Viñales is located in the middle of the eponymous valley in the province Pinar del Rio in western of Cuba. It’s a karstic area which was formed over the course of millions of years. Viñales Valley is home to the world’s best tobacco which is being grown in this reddish soil, dried in cottages and processed into the famous Cuban cigars and all that in this moist and hot climate. The faint tobacco fields are surrounded by the overgrown limestone rocks called the Mogotes. These cone shaped rocks tower about 300 – 400 meters high and have many caves. One of the most famous ones is the Cueva del Indio, which is traversed by the river San Vincente for about 4 km of length. About 1 km can be looked at by visitors either by foot or in a boat. Especially impressive is the 135 meter high grotto deep inside the cave which is covered with stalagmites and stalactites.

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Western Cuba holds most of the over 30 different types of palms that exist here, like for example the Cuban national tree, the Cuban Royal Palm ‘Palma Real’, but also the Barrigona Palm as well as the Cork Palm. The national park around Viñales is also home to prehistoric plants like the cork oak. Regular fog hides this region in a mystical and almost paranormal feeling veil.

We would like to point out to you that this day trip is only available to book in connection with a booking of the main services of Cuba4Travel like a round trip, a hotel, a seaside vacation, a flight etc.

Travel Details

Program description:  

                                                                                     
Day 1:
The trip Viñales leads you straight into the ‘Parque Nacionales Viñales’. This park is seen as one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in all of Cuba. The landscape is coined by nodule-like karstic formations that are called ‘Elephant Humps’ by natives and that tower between the neat and green tobacco plantations. These rocks called Mogotes reach heights of up to 400 meters and are around 160 million years old. The farms and villages that settled between them provide great variety from the red soil with their traditional architecture and their colorful wall paints. This region which is loved by travelers was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1999.

landscape Vinales

During early noon the trip Viñales reaches the ‘Manufactura de Tabacos’. Here, the wrappers for cigars are still diligently rolled by the ’Torcedores’ on their thighs. A cigar roller is able to finish about 40 to 180 cigars a day. Cigar production has a long history and tradition in Cuba and enjoys worldwide recognition.

tobacco productionRight after that you will visit of the most famous caves in this region, the ‘Cueva del Indio’. Below the surface of the earth over 4 km of length the river San Vincente winds its way through eroded basins and forms grotesque shapes here. During the visit, the first part you will pass on foot before you hop into a boat for the last 300 meters. This boat leads you into a grotto, 135 meters in height, with bizarrely shaped stalagmites and stalactites. During the evening of the trip Viñales you will visit observation points like for example the Hotel Ermita or Las Jazmines. Here one of the most beautiful photo sceneries is waiting for you with a breathtaking view across the surrounding valley.

Overnight Stay: Casa Particular Viñales

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Day 2:

Day two of the trip Viñales will be at your own disposal. Your travel guide will help you with your day’s schedule in any way he can, of course. There are various hiking tracks with different lenghts and difficulty levels in the vicinity. Even the ‘El Jardín de Caridad‘ which is located in the outskirts is worth a visit on your trip Viñales. For decades, orchids, lilies and exotic fruits have been grown and cared for here in abundance by two lovely elderly sisters. Alternatively you can have a look at the ‘Mural de la Prehistoria‘. This mural is 120 meters tall and 180 meters wide and it shows the theory of evolution. But you can also just stroll through the rather manageable town Viñales and observe the goings-on of the natives from a street cafe. Whatever you may decide, the second day of the trip Viñales will stick in your memory for sure. The trip Viñales ends in the afternoon. You then leave this natural paradise and will be back at your accommodation by the evening.

prehistorical wall cuba

Changes and deviations in the entire program, the trip offer, amendments during strong unexpected Euro/Dollar fluctuations, hotel accommodation and price are reserved!

Services&Price

Short trip Viñales – 2 day trip starting from Havana                      

(2 days / 1 night round trip)

Start of the round trip starting from Havana: Daily

From 2 people upwards

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We would like to point out to you that this day trip is only available to book in connection with a booking of the main services of Cuba4Travel like a round trip, a hotel, a seaside vacation, a flight etc.
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Price per person in a double room: 360 Euros

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Included in the price:

- Vintage car drive with a chauffeur
- Travel guide
- Overnight stay in Viñales B&B
- Lunch and dinner according to the program
- All entrance fees

Not included in the price:
- Overnight stay before start of the round trip
- Flight to Cuba
- Airport transfers at arrival and departure (Please ask us)
- Overnight stays outside the round trip program (Please ask us)
- Surcharges
- Expenses for services outside the program offered
- Optional trips and excursions
- Tips
- Drinks in restaurants and other places
- Tourist tax Cuba and handing fee (p.p. 35 EUR)
- Tourist map on arrival (p.p. 25 EUR)
- Departure tax (p.p. 25 CUC) is instantly included upon ticket purchase

Note: Changes and fallacies are reserved for all programs. Excursions and the sequence of the programs depend on the weather conditions and on how much daylight there still is. Unpredictable technical condition changes may also be a reason for last-minute cancelations or other changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Changes, fallacies and mistakes during the entirety of the program, the trip offer range, the hotel accommodation and the price are reserved!

Tour guide:
We would like to point out that the tour guides’ knowledge of the German language can vary. Especially during the main season (November-April) demand for German-speaking tour guides is very high. Therefore it may be the case that tour guides have knowledge of the German language but cannot speak it fluently. Generally English skills are very good, so there should not be any communication issues.

General information and program changes:
Please consider that sights, gastronomical facilities can close last-minute and without advance notice. In cases like that we will try our best to find an offer of equal value within the limits of resources available.

Regarding hotels, please note:
Cuba is in a difficult situation when it comes to hotels. Due to overbookings it can come to last-minute reservation changes. The hotels cannot be compared to the standards of hotels in other countries despite their category specifications (Stars) and/or the affiliation with international hotel chains. Due to the colonial construction method of many city hotels, not all rooms have windows.

Changes, fallacies, transmission or typos are reserved.
Our announcements, confirmations and travel conditions are essential for our offers.

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Accommodation

Overnight-stay in Vinales in a Casa Particular. 

Vinales Casa Particular

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Flight

Booking of your flight: 

We recommend to search for flights via flight search machines of your country. 

But if you need help, we will assist you at any time. 

airport Havana

Tips

Our Tip:

-Please bring good footwear for trips and swimwear for the beach.

 

Travel Request

Watersport

There is the possibility to go diving during or in connection with your trip. Please let us know in advance, if you would like to go snorkeling or diving and we will be pleased to assist you in finding the right choice.

Further information you can find at www.cuba-diving.de/DIVE-CUBA/dive_cuba.html