2 day Eco Tour with a Bird's Eye View Canopy of the Viñales Valley from Havana

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  • 8:00h
  • All Week
  • 2 days
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  • From 130 CUC
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A unique eco trip experience a short drive from Havana with all transport and accommodation in Viñales included. It's an ideal trip for nature lovers wanting to explore the many wonders of the Viñales Valley, including tourist tours, visit to caves and horseback riding excursion through breathtaking viewpoints over the valley and a working tobacco plantation tour.

Don't miss this organized 2 days journey which immerses visitors in the unique nature of the Viñales Valley and high up in the forest canopy, from where you can soak up expansive views across one of Cuba's most spectacular landscapes. You'll enjoy a delicious Creole meal in a variety of Cuban dishes at an organic restaurant, plus you’ll be staying in comfortable private lodging with full Cuban breakfast provided.

Visitors will be accompanied by a licensed tour guide during the entire excursion so you don't miss a thing and take in all the best views throughout your journey.

Day 1: A guided Tour around the Viñales Valley

  • The tour route begins at the Mirador Los Jazmines noted for offering one of the most beautiful views of the Viñales Valley and a great photo opportunity. The guided tour passes through the major sightseeing spots and tourist attractions of the western region.
  • Visit the Prehistoric Wall Mural – A 120-meter tall replica of prehistoric paintings on a “mogote” which illustrates the evolution in the Sierra de los Órganos to the first human inhabitants of the Pinar del Rio region.
  • Sightseeing and a break at Hotel La Ermita offering awe-inspiring panoramic views with the mogotes forming a stunning background.
  • Palenque de los Cimarrones – A Cuban Museum where you'll learn about the Afro-Cuban religion and the history of slavery on the island during the 19th century.
  • Cueva del Indio cave – A boat ride along the underground river that runs below the mountains and trough an impressive cave complex.
  • Rancho San Vicente – A destination for visitors to the island since the 19th century and famous for its natural springs and medicinal mineral waters. Time to cool off with a quick dip.
  • Local tour through the village of Viñales – stopping-off at a picturesque and charming traditional villa with a long history of musical culture.
  • Rest at the organic farm Paladar El Paraiso to sample delicious Creole cuisine presented in varied Cuban dishes. The farm grows and uses organic vegetables making it a unique place to enjoy some fabulous food in a unique rural setting surrounded by exceptional nature beauty.
  • Visitors head up to Los Jazmines for the Canopy zipline tour. A memorable outdoor activity course, which includes around 1km of inter-joined treetop ride between no less than 8 elevated platforms spanning a vivid and colorful backdrop of tobacco plantations, meadows, virgin forest, limestone hills and the meandering rivers that make this region so fertile and distinguished.These raised trails are a fantastic way to taste the natural beauty of the Viñales Valley and the best of Western Cuba, especially if your time is limited or you love adventure.
  • Back to the private lodging in Viñales, where you'll experience comfortable and authentic Cuban hospitality. Most B&Bs in Viñales provide a varied Cuban catering service, including many typical Cuban drinks and meals. The Piña Coladas and Mojitos are superb and make a great accompaniment to relaxing while taking in the stunning views on offer.

Day 2: Rural Excursion around Viñales

  • The licensed guide will lead trekkers to begin an unforgettable horseback riding tour through the Viñales Valley. Certainly a great experience and the perfect chance to soak in the breathtaking cultural landscape of the Valley, declared a World Heritage Site.
  • During the horseback riding trip we take a break at a typical Viñales farmhouse and tobacco plantation complete with traditional drying barns, where you'll learn about the cultivation and drying process of the tobacco leaf while strolling though fields which grow the best tobacco in the world. This is the perfect spot to sample a Cuban cigar for yourself.
  • The guided excursion continues towards a wild cave at the Silencio Cave located between the hummocks to discover a natural lake which is perfect for swimming and a great spot to cool off.
  • The eco tour concludes at another spectacular viewpoint, overlooking the verdant landscape of the Viñales Valley at sunset with an option to refresh yourself with the tasty Cuban cocktails prepared at the eco farm.
  • Guests head back for their return trip to Havana.

What's included in the Canopy Tour

Lodging in Viñales in double / triple room with a full Cuban breakfast, round trip transport to Viñales from Havana, official tour guide services, horseback riding tour, creole food in the organic restaurant, tree canopy tour, visits + entrance to the various attractions.

Traditional Creole cuisine features a full buffet of organic food typical of the Viñales region + complimentary non-alcoholic Cuban cocktail.

Suggestions and Essentials for the Canopy Tour

It is recommendable to wear closed shoes, trousers, comfortable light clothes and sunglasses. Do bring swimwear, a hat or cap, a bottle of water and sunscreen.

About your guide

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Liset Hernández, 29

Hi there! I am Liset and am waiting for you in this beautiful land of mine -Viñales- where I was born and were I still live. I would love to show around the best of Cuba as we Cubans live and enjoy it. See you soon!

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