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The Genuine Non Touristy Viñales Valley <also from Viñales>
Hola, Welcome to a Genuine Adventure not a generic tour We won't take you to "farms" already set up for visitors and tourist trap attractions Instead we'll have fun in a relaxing exploration of the heart of the Valley, passing by tobacco fields and other crops meeting and engaging along the way with farmer friends and family,enjoying the best Piña Colada ever We'll visit Don Pepe's Farm, 6th generation of expert tobacco farmers to learn first hand about the traditional methods of cultivation that has made Habanos Cigars the best in the world We'll enjoy lots of great stories about country life style while witnessing a Cigar rolling demonstration Don't leave without tasting Don Pepe's craft made cigars.That’s on us We'll continue to explore the Valley by foot and those who want to go for even more fun can join Pochy a genuine Cuban cowboy for an optional horseback riding experience Our adventure goes on visiting my aunt Papita's Coffee Farm. You'll simply love her and the farm! Papita will share the secrets of a long family tradition More incredible stories and laugh while tasting a memorable farm to table home cooked meal Don't miss the Cave El Farallón with impressive carstic formations 200M old Join us, feel like a dear friend, not a tourist NOTICE: The Experience total cost is 80€ Due to our high inflation we are collecting 65€ on spot SORRY for the inconvenience
Sunset on horseback
Horseback riding will help you get in touch with Cuban traditions and customs. We will discover the secrets of tobacco on my family's farm, where you will learn about the handmade Cuban cigarette tour and have the opportunity to smoke a cigar accompanied by one or two drinks of rum; farmer's tradition! Here we will spend some time touring the farm to meet our animals and of course we will show you the crops. We will visit the Arabic coffee plantation where the production of completely artisanal coffee is shown, we will taste the fresh honey from our farm and enjoy a local rum called Guayabita del Pinar. After this, we will ride the horses again to visit a natural viewpoint hidden among the mountains with a beautiful panoramic view. After exploring the valley among the Organic Mountains, we will watch the sunset; while the Chef makes us traditional Cuban food and a natural juice of the fruits grown on this farm. During the tour you can take photos and make videos; If you feel like it! Relax and have an unforgettable experience with us with a Cuban Cowboy! Note The total price of the tour is 20 euros per person. You must pay 5 euros on Airbnb and 15 euros, 15 USD per person in cash on the day of the experience We coordinate taxi from Havana and back the same day
Discover Viñales in a classic car, all include
This is a whole day experience to enjoy an exceptional place in the Cuban countryside. We will start bring you in your Airbnb or hotel at 7:30AM so we need your address. The trip is approximately 2h 30 minutes traveling to the last province in the west of Cuba, Pinar del Rio. On the way we will see several nice landscapes and we will learn a little bit of life in the countryside and you can asking anything that you want to know about Cuba. Lunch may take a while so some snacks will not go wrong. Once in Viñales we will visit the tobacco farm where we will see how is the process of the collection,driyng and confection of a Cuban cigar. Then we will take a horseback ride into the valley near the mogotes. Our lunch will be at a local restaurant to enjoy an authentic creole menu. Other places of interest are the Indian cave where we will take a boat ride inside it and the prehistoryc mural, in both places I will explain about the life of the native Cuban Indians (tickets includes). Our last stop before returning to Havana will be at my favorite place of the excursion, the viewpoint of Viñales Valley, from where we can see all the places we visit and we will take some unforgettable shots of our experience. Important!!! Full price will be 75 euros, 10 euros online and 65 euros cash when we meet. This experience is designed for 2 or more people, solo travelers pay an extra 65 euros.
Vinyl Master
Spend a day with your finger on the rhythmic pulse of Cuban music. We’ll meet at a home studio where you’ll take a front row seat to the modern music scene. Press play: To begin, learn about the complex history of music in Cuba through personal stories and music documentaries. You’ll even get a peek at some documentaries currently in production. Skip to the next song: Head to a fascinating record store set inside the home of a local music aficionado. Rummage through stacks of vintage records and purchase a rare vinyl to dance to back home.
Fishing, Malecon and Sunset
We will meet at Chicho's house. Chicho is a local fisherman with more than 30 years of experience. We will see the instruments and different ways of fishing in Havana while enjoying a cup of Cuban coffee, which is a very important beverage for fishermen in order to stay awake all night. Then we will take our fishing equipment (rod, lines, hooks and everything else) and walk about 500 meters to Malecón. Before starting fishing, we need to learn how to get the rod ready, put the bait and cast it into the sea. If you had paid attention before, you will catch your first fish! Fishing is also sharing time, so we will be talking about the city and the neighbourhood and drinking some local and none conventional cocktails. We will be doing mostly catch-and-release, in order to be environment friendly. Of course, we will enjoy the view of the Malecón and you will be able to witness the magic of that emblematic place. In the end, the awesome view of the sunset will make you a Cuban fisherman. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fishing.malecon.sunset/ Other things to note This experience is very related to the weather conditions, the experiences will be cancelled if the required weather conditions are not met. If you bring your fishing equipment, needs to be 15 LB.

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Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana
We will swim and snorkel near Havana to find the remains of one of either this two ships, SS Olivette or City of Alexandria, both American ships that sank in the waters off Havana in an incredible, historic natural event. Depending on the weather and the guests' skills, we will decide to go to one of them each time. We will meet early in the morning in Old Havana. On the way to the beach, I will tell you the story of the century-old shipwreck. AT THE BEACH, we will warm up with simple physical exercises and go over the safety rules. We will also check everybody's comfort with sea activities, as safety is an absolute priority. If needed, we will teach you basic breath-holding techniques. We will swim 450 yards over the coral reef (SS Olivette) or 300 yards (City of Alexandria) until we get on top of the shipwreck. If we are lucky —and any seaman knows that luck is part of the game— we will find the remains of the ships. Normally, you can see the wreck perfectly from the water's surface. The whole expedition might take two to three hours. Later, we can enjoy the beach while sharing stories about nice snorkeling adventures. If there are no availabilities in the calendar for the dates you are looking for, please, CONTACT ME! Other things to note We are staying for around 2 hours in the water. Be sure this is physically suited to you. My cellphone is +535 3576551, in case you need any other information!
Traditional Cuban cooking experience
Join us to learn, prepare and share a traditional homecooked meal in a real Cuban household, as if you were a member of the family. You will also get the chance to talk and learn about the culture and everday life in Cuba. We love to share our different perspectives and way of thinking about the cuban society. 1. When guests arrive, we serve homemade organic fruit and juice. 2. Guests start to prepare fresh ingredients and join our cooking process. 3. When we finish cooking, everyone gathers around the table for a nice family meal. 4. We love to have our guests feel like home, so we end the experience with some cuban coffee and some desserts. Other things to note Please let us know in advance if you have food allergies or other dietary requirements. Taxi or other transportation can also be booked at least one day before the experience.
Hiking, Snorkeling, Beach, Outside Havana
Come with me on this wonderful adventure where you will see and do the things you never thought you could do in Cuba, nature, adventure, the beautiful landscapes and the beautiful multicolored sea that you will see will be worth it so you don't think about it and book right now! For that we will make a trip from Havana of approximately 40 minutes all along the coastal coast, once arriving to the place we will cross a river 100 meters wide and a maximum depth of 1.40 meters, on the other side of the river we will start the path surrounding the mountain which will take us through it 30 minutes all surrounded by beautiful landscapes and lush nature. But you know...this will get better and better at the end of the trail we will find a wonderful view of the place known as "La Cazuela" where we will take the best photos and it will be an excellent place where we can take a refreshing swim after the hike, once in La Cazuela we will snorkel in its crystal clear waters and spend an excellent afternoon getting to know each other more. Then we can enjoy an authentic Cuban lunch facing the multicolored sea where you will be seeing one of the closest points of Cuba de la Florida (the Florida Sound) about 90 miles from Cayo Hueso in the center of all nature and the authentic Cuban landscape. Transportation is not included, it costs $30 per person.
Make your own stained glass
We will teach you how to make your own stained glass using the famous lead technique. In our workshop located in the Historic Center of Havana, you will discover the step by step of this ancient art and at the end you will have a unique souvenir that you will be able to show with pride. Other things to note Learning to cut glass can take several weeks, so the pieces will be ready when the experience begins. And you can check our Facebook page: vitria.cuba or our instagram: cooperativa vitria.
Tasting Afro Cuban Culture
Are you a lover of great food? Have you heard of the influence that traditional African spirituality has had on Cuban cuisine? Would you like to learn the special way that we prepare some of these dishes? Yes? Then this is the right experience for you! We will meet you at Beyond Roots Store, our headquarters. From there we will ride together to Guanabacoa, our hometown. Once there, you will learn about the influence of the Afro-Cuban religions in our cuisine while we share a typical beverage. Then, Jose´s mom will show you how to cook in our local style, having the opportunity to understand when, why, and how we prepare each dish. Finally, we will enjoy tasting the different plates that we prepared and, in that moment, when we are laughing and sharing our personal stories under the rhythm of drums, you will realize that the simple act of eating assumes mystical dimensions and has the power to bring strangers together like family. At the end of the day you will know how flavors, music and dance tell the story of the desires and struggles of our African ancestors. This is not about cooking in a professional way, it´s about cooking according to the folklore of a modest community.

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La Dionisia, coffee farm and Saturno Cave are wonderful places between Matanzas and Varadero to expend your time, relax and spread your adrenaline. This adventures will take you to a beatiful farm for a horseback riding and to a fresh water cave to do snorkeling. The green is excellent to take some pictures of nature and show your friends the beautiful environments that you enjoyed during your vacations. We will also visit a house from XIX century full of stories of the people that lived there many years ago. After that you will practice equestrianism for beginners with an instructor. The Refuge of Saturn is a natural cavern next to the city of Matanzas and Varadero (20 km away). In this place you will feel in full contact with nature, just as the first men who visited these lands did. We will take a dip in fresh waters that are kept at a temperature of 20-24ºC all year round. If you love nature and adventure, you will be captivated by the environment and the experience. Finally, we will come back to the meeting point and I will e-mail the digital pictures to your address some days after. Other things to note Transportation is not included. The ticket to the cave is 5 eur per person. Bring your beach towel and other accesories you might miss during the photoshoot, such as necklaces, sunglasses and hats.
The Genuine Non Touristy Viñales Valley <also from Viñales>
Hola, Welcome to a Genuine Adventure not a generic tour We won't take you to "farms" already set up for visitors and tourist trap attractions Instead we'll have fun in a relaxing exploration of the heart of the Valley, passing by tobacco fields and other crops meeting and engaging along the way with farmer friends and family,enjoying the best Piña Colada ever We'll visit Don Pepe's Farm, 6th generation of expert tobacco farmers to learn first hand about the traditional methods of cultivation that has made Habanos Cigars the best in the world We'll enjoy lots of great stories about country life style while witnessing a Cigar rolling demonstration Don't leave without tasting Don Pepe's craft made cigars.That’s on us We'll continue to explore the Valley by foot and those who want to go for even more fun can join Pochy a genuine Cuban cowboy for an optional horseback riding experience Our adventure goes on visiting my aunt Papita's Coffee Farm. You'll simply love her and the farm! Papita will share the secrets of a long family tradition More incredible stories and laugh while tasting a memorable farm to table home cooked meal Don't miss the Cave El Farallón with impressive carstic formations 200M old Join us, feel like a dear friend, not a tourist NOTICE: The Experience total cost is 80€ Due to our high inflation we are collecting 65€ on spot SORRY for the inconvenience
Sunset on horseback
Horseback riding will help you get in touch with Cuban traditions and customs. We will discover the secrets of tobacco on my family's farm, where you will learn about the handmade Cuban cigarette tour and have the opportunity to smoke a cigar accompanied by one or two drinks of rum; farmer's tradition! Here we will spend some time touring the farm to meet our animals and of course we will show you the crops. We will visit the Arabic coffee plantation where the production of completely artisanal coffee is shown, we will taste the fresh honey from our farm and enjoy a local rum called Guayabita del Pinar. After this, we will ride the horses again to visit a natural viewpoint hidden among the mountains with a beautiful panoramic view. After exploring the valley among the Organic Mountains, we will watch the sunset; while the Chef makes us traditional Cuban food and a natural juice of the fruits grown on this farm. During the tour you can take photos and make videos; If you feel like it! Relax and have an unforgettable experience with us with a Cuban Cowboy! Note The total price of the tour is 20 euros per person. You must pay 5 euros on Airbnb and 15 euros, 15 USD per person in cash on the day of the experience We coordinate taxi from Havana and back the same day
Discover Viñales in a classic car, all include
This is a whole day experience to enjoy an exceptional place in the Cuban countryside. We will start bring you in your Airbnb or hotel at 7:30AM so we need your address. The trip is approximately 2h 30 minutes traveling to the last province in the west of Cuba, Pinar del Rio. On the way we will see several nice landscapes and we will learn a little bit of life in the countryside and you can asking anything that you want to know about Cuba. Lunch may take a while so some snacks will not go wrong. Once in Viñales we will visit the tobacco farm where we will see how is the process of the collection,driyng and confection of a Cuban cigar. Then we will take a horseback ride into the valley near the mogotes. Our lunch will be at a local restaurant to enjoy an authentic creole menu. Other places of interest are the Indian cave where we will take a boat ride inside it and the prehistoryc mural, in both places I will explain about the life of the native Cuban Indians (tickets includes). Our last stop before returning to Havana will be at my favorite place of the excursion, the viewpoint of Viñales Valley, from where we can see all the places we visit and we will take some unforgettable shots of our experience. Important!!! Full price will be 75 euros, 10 euros online and 65 euros cash when we meet. This experience is designed for 2 or more people, solo travelers pay an extra 65 euros.
Vinyl Master
Spend a day with your finger on the rhythmic pulse of Cuban music. We’ll meet at a home studio where you’ll take a front row seat to the modern music scene. Press play: To begin, learn about the complex history of music in Cuba through personal stories and music documentaries. You’ll even get a peek at some documentaries currently in production. Skip to the next song: Head to a fascinating record store set inside the home of a local music aficionado. Rummage through stacks of vintage records and purchase a rare vinyl to dance to back home.
Fishing, Malecon and Sunset
We will meet at Chicho's house. Chicho is a local fisherman with more than 30 years of experience. We will see the instruments and different ways of fishing in Havana while enjoying a cup of Cuban coffee, which is a very important beverage for fishermen in order to stay awake all night. Then we will take our fishing equipment (rod, lines, hooks and everything else) and walk about 500 meters to Malecón. Before starting fishing, we need to learn how to get the rod ready, put the bait and cast it into the sea. If you had paid attention before, you will catch your first fish! Fishing is also sharing time, so we will be talking about the city and the neighbourhood and drinking some local and none conventional cocktails. We will be doing mostly catch-and-release, in order to be environment friendly. Of course, we will enjoy the view of the Malecón and you will be able to witness the magic of that emblematic place. In the end, the awesome view of the sunset will make you a Cuban fisherman. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fishing.malecon.sunset/ Other things to note This experience is very related to the weather conditions, the experiences will be cancelled if the required weather conditions are not met. If you bring your fishing equipment, needs to be 15 LB.
Let's dance SALSA and RUMBA at Havana!
We will meet you at the entrance to the school, offer you drinks and start the lesson with a short body workout. Together with you we will select for you the level of difficulty and begin a dance lesson. We will enjoy to the fullest! Other things to note You can always ask us a question in advance and we will be happy to answer them.
Blue Dive Adventure
Under health protocol, you can leave your accommodation and travel around Havana by taxi to the diving center where we will catch the equipment, you will receive a basic theoretical and practical class for handling these and the briefing of the activity will be done. Then we will go to the beach "La Concha" and start your experience or your diving baptism (first diving), already dominated basic skills and always next to the instructor, we will go down to a maximum of 12 meters if you had any previous experience, and from 4 to 8 meters if it is your first time (if you are an advanced diver, write to me to plan advanced dives) in which you will enjoy the diversity and beauty of the marine world while taking photos and videos to take the memory of all the activity. Once the dive is complete, we will return to the club to return and rinse the equipment and you can take home the digital recognition of the SCUBA experience! Then you can to return to your stay. Be aware that you will meet new friends and a whole different world than you will always want to return to!
Cultural Matanzas - Photoride
First, we will visit downtown Matanzas and Liberty Square—Parque de la Libertad—which is ideal for taking pictures. I am a professional journalist and photographer, and I’ll give you a brief introduction to photography and tips on how to shoot good pictures. We’ll cross the street to the Pharmaceutical Museum, the only place of its kind in Latin America. You’ll learn how the Triolet family came to Cuba in the 19th century, and prepared recipes and pills with the instruments of the time. Then we’ll go to the Cathedral—recently renovated with pulpits, towers, and Catholic icons. During the experience we can visit an artist workshop-gallery, where you could buy some art works. We’ll take pictures at Matanzas Bay. We will go around the city, I will show you beautiful sights and end the photoshoot with a good Cuban coffee in a nice place. Go back to Varadero. Take into account extra charge 70 eur up to 3 persons per transportation. Other things to note Wear comfortable shoes.
Havana and its hidden stories
Primero nos adentraremos en las calles de la Habana vieja, y visitaremos los sitios más representativos del casco histórico,tales como la bodeguita del medio,Capitolio, Gran teatro de la Habana, Floridita,La Catedral edificio museo nacional masónico,iremos al cayejon de jamel proyecto comunitario donde conoceran de la religion yoruba y sus bailes afro cubanos Luego nos iremos trasladando desde el Puerto de La Habana por todo el Malecón Habanero hasta llegar a La Plaza de la Revolución , donde de ahí partiremos hacia el Cementerio de Colón uno de los 10 cementerios más bonitos del mundo por sus majestuosas esculturas y sus anécdotas insólitas Visitaremos el tan reconocido Bosque de La Habana, donde si es admirador de la naturaleza podrá contar con variada vegetación además de la tranquilidad y el aire puro que se respira, siguiendo con nuestro gran recorrido posteriormente irnos a la zona de Miramar donde visitaremos un sitio especial y único Jaimanitas, Ciudad Gaudiesque Durante el recorrido hablaremos sobre la historia, la sociedad, la cultura y la economía entre otros temas, la verdadera Cuba, esa realidad que no aparece en las guías turísticas en un auto clásico de los 90 Otros aspectos destacables Debe de traer dinero por si durante el recorrido quisiera comprar algún souvenir. Además de mucha disposición y traer muchas preguntas para ser respondidas.
Experience my authentic Viñales
I'm Changa! Omar’s brother and your guide! I 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 the 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 hidden cave (PLEASE NOTE: this activity is weather dependent & will be decided by the guide on the day of your experience). Bring swimwear if you're feeling adventurous! We ride our noble steeds to where we started, enjoying the endless views and interesting routes.
Dive Adventure Havana
Early in the morning (7:30) I'll pickup my guest and drive to the dive site, while we get there I'll tell them about our culture, identity and from where we come from. Our dive site is located 30 min from downtown and the traditional touristic crowded places. There I'll show them the treasures of our tropical water, where they will discover the marvelous coral's reef ecosystem. My guests will have the opportunity to discover part of our day by day activities, our identity and our human contact with people who wants to learn about the way we live. With me, in a few hours, the guest can be part of our way of living. SEE YOU DIVING
Unforgettable Viñales-All Inclusive
Important: You should know that the price of the experience is 80 euros per person and that due to the inflation suffered by the Cuban economy and the constant devaluation of its national currency, you must pay 10 euros through Airbnb and the remaining 70 euros you must pay in cash on the day of the experience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Itinerary: Pick up at your Airbnb or your hotel and departure to Viñales. Short Stop at the "Barrigonas" restaurant, you can have breakfast if you wish. (not included) Visit the "Los Jazmínes" viewpoint to fully contemplate the wonderful landscape of the Viñales Valley. Visit to the peasant farm where you will have a very warm and friendly welcome that will make you feel at home. You will also receive an explanation of the manufacturing processes of honey, rum Guayabita del Pinar, coffee and the best tobacco in the world (tobacco Habano). You will have the opportunity to taste each of these authentic Cuban flavors as we will give you a cigar which you will learn to smoke and mix it with honey and rum. (Included) Horseback riding through the Valley of Silence (included and optional). Exploration of the Cueva del Indio, on a walking tour we will enter a cave inside a mogote where we will appreciate stalagmites and stalactites until we reach an underground river where we will take a boat ride inside the mountain. Enjoy the typical and tasty Creole food in an area restaurant. Visit the Mural of Prehistory, you will see one of the largest open-air frescoes on the planet with 120m high and 160m wide, while tasting an excellent pina colada. (included) Return to Habana, transfer to your residence. We are a private business so we apply to the category "Support for the Cuban People" through which Americans can travel to Cuba. To make the experience we will make a pleasant trip of 2.5 hours from Havana to Viñales. We will make the trip in small groups of 5 people maximum. Other experiences of our team: Unforgettable Varadero-All Inclusive https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/667240
Walking Tour Cienfuegos
We will start our walking tour in the center of the city, side by side to one if the most famous musician of the Cuban History, Benny More, that's located in 37 street and the Boulevard. After the introduction we will walk 5 blocks until the main square, which is the place of foundation of the village 200 years ago. Once in the square I will show you the most emblematic places of the historical center. The walk continues toward the Trade Avenue, where there is a 4 blocks new boulevard, where the artisans show their creations. After a few minutes we will be watching a beautiful landscape where the city joins to the Bay. That place it's called Muelle Real or La Piña Colada. From there we will continue until the modern part of the city. Called Punta gorda, the main avenue offers an special view from the colonial and art deco buildings from the XIX and XX centuries. Once at the end of the peninsula we will be visiting one of the most spectacular places of Cuba, the palace of Valle, and from it's terrace we will be watching the whole city. That's the perfect place for making some pictures and for ending our walking tour. Other things to note Bring comfortable clothes, and you may want to use Solar protection as well.
Magical tour, snorkeling, cave and crocodiles.
Note: The price of the tours is 110usd per person. The rest of the payment is made in cash on the day of the tour. If you are traveling alone, please contact first to see availability as the tour cannot be carried out to a single customer. You will be picked up from historic Old Havana in comfortable air conditioning car, the journey will be about 2 hours and a stop will be made to go to the bathroom or enjoy a coffee. Once in Bahia de Cochinos we will head to the diving center where we will snorkel for 1 hour to enjoy the beauty of the Cuban marine backgrounds and swim surrounded by fish. Next you will visit the cenote "La Cueva de los Peces" here you can bathe for 45 minutes Then you will go to a nearby town, where you can enjoy a delicious, varied and typical Cuban lunch. After lunch you will visit "La casa del Colibrí" (Bee Hummingbird house) in this place you can appreciate the smallest bird in the world very close, even sometimes to feed them in your own hand. Then we will visit the country's largest crocodile farm with more than 20,000 specimens. At the end of this activity will be returned to Havana and left again at your hostel. It is important not to forget the bath clothes and towels so you can be dried and changed once the bathroom is finished to ensure that the car seats don't get wet. The pictures taken during the tour are included.
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