Rum, History and Cigars in Cardenas City

Varadero, Cuba

Experience hosted by Edo

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, and French
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We will meet at the restaurant Castell nuovo, from there we will take our transportation to the city of Cardenas.
Just 10mnts away, once there I will invite you to take a ride(horse charriot) by the city and visit from outside the first Rum factory in Cuba, Arechabala.
Just outside the factory we will take our first Cuban rum on the memory of Mr. Arechabala.
I will tell you more about his life and how he change the city forever but the most important thing the naissance of the most emblematic rum of Cuba, HABANA CLUB
From there riding always by the city in a horse chariot you will appreciate real Cuban life so different 100% from Varadero.
15 mints later you will arrive to the terrace of the Happy Bar where I will be waiting to make you taste 3 different Cuban rum and even learn to prepare a secret mojito receipt.
Glass on hand let's enjoy a discussion about the production and different types of cigars with a Cuban that love to personalize his own cigars.
Meanwhile I will show you how to light, burn, smoke and taste a cigar that you will not find in any stores plus to learn how to do a cortadito cuban coffee.
I invite you to a experience full of knowledge, anecdotes, tastings and new friends.
No matter your level you are welcome to our experience. Thanks
Other things to note: Please notice that 2 Cigars and drinks are include on the experience but not the transportation, thanks
We will meet at the restaurant Castell nuovo, from there we will take our transportation to the city of Cardenas.
Just 10mnts away, once there I will invite you to take a ride(horse charriot) by the city and visit from outside the first Rum factory in Cuba, Arechabala.
Just outside the factory we will take our first Cuban rum on the memory of Mr. Arechabala.
I will tell you more about his life and how he change the city forever but…

What's included

  • Food
    Handmade Cuban cigars.
    Cohiba Behike 52
    Robusto Handmade 6X60<br...
  • Drinks
    Cuban rum.
    Havana Club .
    Cubay
    Relicario
    Cortadito<br /...

Meet your Host, Edo

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
A cigar & Rum enthusiast and a fan of Cuban traditions. I enjoy researching my city and its traditions.
Since a few years now sharing mine time between Cuba and France I spend time sharing mine knowledge about Cuban rum and cigars with anyone capable to discover the sensation and pleasure of all this product.Let me introduce you to a very unique world.
This experience is dedicated to Jose Manuel Cortina(The first person to understand the power of a real cigar in Cuba.
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From $35
/ person

Where you'll be

Bar Happy,a rooftop Bar
Arrechabala Factory
Center city
Varadero
Santa Marta
Cardenas City

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Willie
October 2019
Rum and Tobacco Culture Revealed Understanding the relationship between Rum and Tobacco in Cuba is more than just and academic exercise....Yes, the history and the culture can be studied and retold . However,, in order to truly understand the nuances, you have to immerse yourself into the experience. You have to go through the ritual of preparing to enjoy this unique pairing, then living through the tastes and aroma to fully appreciate the significance....Edo and Yadira are both professional in this area....They bring the experience to you and explain the subtleties each step of the way. lt was truly a Masters-Class in learning. I learned so much from both of them. They added more dimension to my understanding of cigars and rum. I would recommend this class to anyone who has the opportunity to travel to Cuba.
Willie
September 2019
Signed, Sealed and Delivered! A master class demonstration by the finest Cigar Roller I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.....Yadira is in a class by herself....The depth of her professionalism was evident in the way she deftly and meticulously crafted some of the best cigars that had ever graced my humidor...Humbled excellence with the confidence that comes only with years of experience... I and the other guest were in the presence of greatness, that only few are privileged enough to bare witness to. I truly have found the only person I would want to craft my cigars, period! Yadira’s rare talent could only matched by a partner with the vision and knowledge of a true connoisseur of tobacco and rum, Edo. The depth of his understanding was nuanced and comprehensive...His blend of history and relevance of Cuban tobacco, was only matched by the sublime blends of his personal rum tastings. The experience was a spiritually singular event...The ritual of smoking Cuban cigars is a time honored tradition. Edo was clearly up to the task....The accompaniment of food and service by the wonderful staff and establishment is first class, on any continent, and made this a memorable page in my authentic Cuban experience... Edo and Yadira delivered on the dotted line......A line I would be proud to endorse...Outstanding!!
Laila
July 2019
Very very fun learning experience to know exactly how a cigar is made, and also to get a glimpse of the true culture of Cuba, and have fun with some lovely Cuban friends who will show you a good time! Edo and Yadira are lovely people! This is perfect to actually explore the place you visit and try something unique that will show you an authentic Cuban experience.
Julio
October 2018
Simplemente ha sido una experiencia completamente agradable, llena de experiencias compartidas con las personas que asistieron. Edo es una increíble persona, sabe de lo que esta hablando con los habanos y el ron. Yo recomiendo completamente esta experiencia si estas por Varadero y quieres disfrutar de una buena charla y conocer mas de esto.
Chris
July 2018
The cigar experience with Edo is nothing but top notch. He’s speaks English very well and explains the proper way to fully enjoy and appreciate a cigar with drink pairing. He has a very strong network of excellent people so be sure to talk to him to make the most of your trip. He is very responsive so if you have particular cigar request or way you envision the experience don’t hesitate to share your ideas as he is very creative and will accommodate accordingly. Don’t miss this opportunity and plan it early in your trip. I want to add that I never felt rushed everything was cool. Last if you are for real interested in cigars ,rhum and cuban coffee please talk to Edo since he got a experience of 7 days prepared for september and will be amazing.Thanks Edo and his team

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
    Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    Please notice that 2 Cigars are include on the experience but drinks are on you,thanks

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.