Get a taste of the local culture at a casa particular in the beautiful tobacco growing region of Vinales. Take a horse and buggy ride through the valley, stop at Cueva del Indio, see wall paintings, and explore the tobacco fields in a beautiful Karst mountain landscape from Vinales.
Arrive at anytime, meet the local family and get settled in. You will be well situated so you can easily walk to the center of town and get to bars and restaurants. Spend some free time to explore the city with the help of your hosts' recommendations. The next day, 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.
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.
Not included: Cueva del Indio entrance fee ($5 CUC) including cave boat trip.
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.