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Ruta de los antiguos tabaqueros   

Price 1830 euro

 

Western Cuba

The westernmost province in Cuba also called the Green Province, is a gift of nature. Tobacco is grown in the extraordinarily fertile lands and valleys. This tobacco is used to produce the Habanos old Cuban cigars, the best in the world. The province has two mountain ranges, one of them is the Sierra de los Órganos, of great geological interest, including the Viñales Valley with its “mogotes” or pincushion hills, and many caves, including the Indian Cave, and the Santo Tomás Cave System. Viñales is the ideal place for watching local indigenous wildlife.In all of our programs, you have the opportunity to enjoy the Cuban hospitality, sleeping in the guajiros (field workers) farms, having lunch together or drinking and dancing with them during the evening.

    

    

Dates 2019 FEBRUARY 2 – 10, NOVEMBER 9- 17

Price:  € 1830,-     
*In double room
*Single Room Supplement 150 €
*Prices are linked to the Cuban CUC. In case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up 2 weeks before departure.

10 days, nights, 6 days riding.

Minimum 6 people.     Maximum 10 people

Level: average

        

Program

DAY 1 : HAVANA

Reception at the hotel Presidente**** or similar. Accommodation at the Hotel, beside the Malecon of Havana.

DAY 2 : HAVANA – CHARCO AZUL

After breakfast, transfer to the Finca beside the beaches of Playas del Este (30m). Ride to the beach for a swin and back to the Finca via a different route. Aprox. a 3 hour ride. After lunch, 1hour30m drive to «Finca Charco Azul» in Cayajabos, Artemisa, at the south of Pinar del Río province and the Sierra del Rosario, Biosphere Reserve. Welcome cocktail. Dinner and accommodation at the Finca. First introduction to the Cuban music.

DAY 3 : CHARCO AZUL – MIL CUMBRES

After breakfast, a 3 hour ride through this Finca of about 400 hectares, where the springs of Charco Azul are located. Lunch after a relaxing bath in a swimming-pool. Transfer to Mil Cumbres (2:30 drive). Dinner and accommodation at the Mil Cumbre’s Refuge. Introduction to the live Criolla music.

DAY 4 : MIL CUMBRES – EL BUREN – LOS JAZMINES

After breakfast, horse ride to El Buren. About a 5 hours ride through the Natural Park through the mountains of Cuabal and Pan de Guajaibón, which with an altitude of 692m is the highest point in Pinar del Río province. We stop for a welcome cocktail in the house of a local “Guajiro” family. The route takes us now through mountainous valleys from where we can see the union of Sierra del Rosario and Sierra de los Órganos, with lush vegetation and protected species of birds and trees. Lunch -picnic at El Buren where we can see the stallions of this farm. Transfer to Viñales (1h). Dinner in a local paladar. Accommodation at the Hotel Los Jazmines or similar

or in Casa Particular (private family establishment or boarding house). The hotel Los Jazmines is situated over a smooth hill where you can enjoy the marvelous panoramic and views over the Viñales and Palmarito Valleys. Optional night out at Casa Artex (musical show).

DAY 5 : LOS JAZMINES – VIÑALES – LA GUABINA

Breakfast. Transfer to the horses for a 5 hour ride through the Viñales and Palmarito Valleys, between the spectacular 'Mogotes', conspicuous karst mountains rising like islands from the bottom of the valley, tobacco plantations and rural communities where another guajiro will give us an explanation of the process of cigar-making. Picnic-Lunch at the outside terrace of a nice restaurant. Transfer to Finca La Guabina,12 Km away from Pinar del Río (1h drive). Dinner and accommodation at Finca La Guabina. Traditional Cuban musical evening.

DAY 6 : LA GUABINA

After breakfast, a 4 hours ride inside the Finca La Guabina to discover its beautiful landscape. Picnic- lunch. Option to enjoy an exhibition of the wonderful Apaloosa and Pinto horses of the farm. Dinner and accommodation at Finca La Guabina. Traditional Cuban musical evening.

DAY 7 : LA GUABINA – PINAR DEL RIO - HAVANA

After breakfast, ride for about 3 hours. Lunch. Transfer to Havana. Dinner at a famous restaurant in the district El Vedado. Accommodation at the Hotel Presidente****or similar.

DAY 8 : HAVANA

Breakfast. Day free for sightseeing in Havana. Optional transfer to the beach of Megano, one of the beaches of Playas del Este, a string of white-sand beaches 20 km (12 mi) east of Havana, including lunch in a seafood restaurant (25CUC for a minimum 4 people). Farewell dinner at a local paladar at the Old Havana. Accommodation at the Hotel Presidente****.

DAY 9 : HAVANA

Breakfast. Morning free for sightseeing in Havana. Transfer to the airport at 18:00. Flight back to Europe

DAY 10   Arrival in Europe

Note

Depending on availability, the hotels mentioned in this brochure may be replaced, without prior notice, with others hotels of the same category

INCLUDING

  • Transfer to the airport José Martí of Havana the last day of the program at 18:00.
  • Accommodation in Hotel Presidente**** or similar. Accommodation in hotels in the program or similar.
  • Full board during the horse trek and in Havana as specified in the program with a drink (beer, soft drink, mineral water) included.
  • Service of a guide, instructor and a translator co-ordinator of Cabalgar Rutas Alternativas for the all program.
  • A local equestrian tour guide for the all ride. Well equipped Cuban Criollo horse’s (mix breed), Pinto and Appaloosa
  • Back-up vehicle Transfers from Viñales to Pinar del Rio

NOT INCLUDING

  • Flights to/from Havana Transfer from the airport José Martí to Havana the first day of the program
  • Accidents Insurance and Insurance requirements: To entry in Cuba you will need to have a travel medical insurance policies purchased abroad and must be from a travel insurance and/or assistance companies recognized by the Cuban government.
  • Museum and show tickets Extra drinks
  • Extra expenses in hotels
  • Tips to the guides or musicians (approx. 50€) Transfers in Havana
  • Private transfer to the airport of Havana the last day of the program

    

    

 

Ruta de Cuba central      

PRICE: 2360 euro    Single Room Supplement 200 Euros

DATES 2019: FEBRUARY 10 – 20, NOVEMBER 17 - 27

 

12 days, 10 nights, 7 days on horseback

Min: 6 participants, max: 12 participants

*Prices are linked to the Cuban CUC. In case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up 2 weeks before departure.

    

This program in the Cuba’s Central Region gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of the best rides in the country while at the same time you will have the choice to visit the most beautiful colonial towns of Cuba and swim in the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Ciego de Ávila is also a green province where tobacco and coffee are grown in the extraordinarily fertile lands and valleys. In all of our programs, you have the opportunity to enjoy the Cuban hospitality, sleeping in the guajiros (field workers) houses in the countryside, having lunch together or drinking and dancing with them during the evening.

    

    

DAY 1 HAVANA Reception at the hotel Presidente**** or similar. Accommodation at the Hotel, beside the Malecon of Havana.

DAY 2. HAVANA – CIENFUEGOS-TRINIDAD Transfer to Cienfuegos (3h drive). Lunch and guided walking tour through the historical center of Cienfuegos, the Southern Pearl. Founded in 1819 it has the richest collection of architectural and urban design in all the southern cities. Transfer to Trinidad (1h). Founded in 1514, Trinidad is a World Heritage Site due to its well-preserved jewels of colonial Caribbean architecture. In this great historical town center a lot of musical and cultural activities take place during the evening. Dinner and accommodation in Casa Particular (private family establishment or boarding house).

DAY 3. TRINIDAD-PLAYA ANCÓN-MORÓN After a nice breakfast, a 3 hour morning ride through the Ingenios Valley, nominated Archeological Reserve by UNESCO followed by transfer (15m) to Playa Ancón for a swim in the Caribbean Sea and a Seafood lunch. Transfer to Morón (3.5h). Visit to The Rooster of Moron, whose symbol has become one of the national myths. Visit to the Casa de La Trova for a drink accompanied by live Cuban music. Dinner in a paladar (private restaurant) and accommodation in Hotel La Casona.

DAY 4 MORÓN-LOMA DE CUNAGUA After breakfast, drive (30m) to Tres de Galán where we will meet the horses. Ride across the plain in the direction of the only high ground in an area of unremittingly flat farmland, Loma de Cunagua, a Protected Landscape which stands out for its biodiversity and natural landscapes that protect a group of endemic, vulnerable and endangered species and a variety of reptiles. Arrival to Loma de Cunagua, a wildlife refuge, which at 364 meters is the highest point of this part of the region, with a stunning view over the wonderful beaches of the Jardines del Rey in front. Picnic on the way. A 5 hour ride, dinner and accommodation in the nice Loma de Cunagua’s Refuge. Introduction to live Criolla music.

DAY 5.LOMA DE CUNAGUA-EL PEÑÓN After breakfast about a 3 hour ride to Tres de Galán. After the ride a good lunch awaits us in Rancho Palma. Transfer to El Peñón (1h). Welcome Cocktail with Marbel and Yalianis, our hosts in Finca Santa Rubia, a lovely 60 hectares private family farm, with its plantation, and tobaccodrying barn. 1 hour ride checking horses. We will now have the opportunity to see the bulls and buffalos they are breeding on the farm and some Rodeo activity. Dinner and accommodation at Finca Santa Rubia.

DAY 6. EL PEÑÓN – RINCÓN DE MAGUYÁ After breakfast, a 6 hour ride through the green fields of the Chambas region to Rincón de Maguyá. Lunch en route near the waterfalls of El Peluo (The furry), where we will have the chance to enjoy a bathe. We continue the ride to our next house in Rincón de Maguyá across coffee plantations and royal palm trees. Dinner and accommodation in Casa Particular (private family establishment or boarding house).

DAY 7. RINCÓN DE MAGUYÁ-EL PEÑÓN-CASA DE EVELIO After breakfast a 3 hour ride back to Finca Santa Rubia for lunch. A little rest and then we ride for 2 more hours to Casa de Evelio. Dinner and accommodation in Casa Particular (private family establishment or boarding house).

DAY 8. CASA DE EVELIO-PRESA FLORENCIA-EL PEÑÓN After breakfast, a 5 hour ride to Presa Florencia and back to Finca Santa Rubia. Picnic on the way. During the ride we will have the opportunity to see coffee and sugarcane plantations. Farewell dinner at the Finca with live music. Accommodation in Finca Santa Rubia

DAY 9. EL PEÑÓN-CAYO GUILLERMO-MORÓN Transfer to Cayo Guillermo (2h). The beaches of Cayo Guillermo are valuable jewels renowned by their variety of birds and the high level of conservation of their maritime ecosystems. Today we enjoy a swim at the beautiful beach of Playa Pilar beside the Atlantic Ocean, with a tasty seafood meal. Transfer to Morón (2h). Dinner in a paladar (private restaurant) and accommodation in Hotel La Casona.

DAY 10. MORÓN-LA HABANA After breakfast, transfer to Havana (6h). Farewell dinner in a good restaurant in Old Havana, with live show performed by the musicians of Roberto Faz's group, members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Accommodation at the Hotel Presidente

DAY 11. HAVANA After breakfast, guided walking tour through the historical center of Old Havana. Transfer to Playas del Este for the last swim and more good seafood. Transfer to Havana and return transfer to the airport at 18:00h.

DAY 12. Arrival in Europe

Note Depending on availability, the hotels mentioned in this brochure may be replaced, without prior notice, with others hotels of the same category

INCLUDING: Transfer to the airport José Martí of Havana the last day of the program at 18:00. Accommodation in Hotel Presidente**** or similar. Accommodation in hotels or Casa particular in the program. Full board during the horse trek and in Havana as specified in the program with a drink (beer, soft drink, mineral water) included. Service of a guide, instructor and a translator co-coordinator of Cabalgar Rutas Alternativas for the all program. One or two local equestrian tour guides for the all ride. Well equipped Cuban Criollo horse’s (mix breed), Pinto and Appaloosa Back-up vehicle Transfers from Havana to Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Morón, Cayo Coco and return to Havana

NOT INCLUDING: Flights to/from Havana Transfer from the airport José Martí to Havana the first day of the program Accidents Insurance and Insurance requirements: To entry in Cuba you will need to have a travel medical insurance policies purchased abroad and must be from a travel insurance and/or assistance companies recognized by the Cuban government. Museum and show tickets Extra drinks Extra expenses in hotels Tips to the guides or musicians (approx. 50€) Transfers in Havana Private transfer to the airport of Havana the last day of the program.

Ruta de la revolución     1900 euro

MEDIUM LEVEL

This program in Oriente, the Eastern Region of Cuba, gives you the opportunity to discover the most emblematic places of the Cuban Revolution and the National Park of Sierra Maestra, as well as to visit the beautiful colonial towns of this country. In all of our programs, you will enjoy the Cuban hospitality, sleeping in the guajiros (field workers) farms, having lunch together or drinking and dancing with them during the evening.

Data 2019 FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 4, NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 8

  

    

Program

DAY 1: SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Reception at the airport of Santiago de Cuba and transfer to a casa particular (private family establishment or boarding house). Free evening to sightseeing Santiago

DAY 2: SANTIAGO DE CUBA

After breakfast, transfer to Rancho El Dajao. Welcome cocktail and ride to Puerto Boniato, the mountain pass route that separated Fidel’s army from Batista’s. After enjoying the view over Santiago de Cuba bay and drinking the Pru, refreshing traditional peasant drink of Eastern Cuba, return to the ranch. Four-hour ride. Lunch with products from this organic agriculture farm. Free evening to sightseeing the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, where the Founding Fathers rest in peace, the Moncada Barracks and El Morro fortress. Dinner in a typical paladar (family restaurant). Accommodation in a casa particular.

DAY 3: SANTIAGO DE CUBA – BAYAMO – NIQUERO

Transfer to Bayamo. Lunch in a local restaurant and transfer to the Bayamo fair park to enjoy a rodeo. Horse carriage ride to discover the most emblematic places of the city of Bayamo. Transfer to Manzanillo and Niquero. Dinner in a local paladar. Accommodation at the hotel of Niquero.

DAY 4: BAYAMO – NIQUERO – ALEGRÍA DE PÍO

Transfer to the symbolic place of Los Cayuelos, where we will walk through the mangrove in the same landing site where the revolutionary group disembarked. Visit to the Portada de la Libertad museum, where we will look at a reproduction of the Granma boat. Transfer to a small village in Oriente, where our horses will be awaiting us. Ride to Alegría de Pío. During the ride, we will have the opportunity to admire the diversity of the Cuban flora, watching trees such as coconut palm, royal palm, guásima, bananas, mango and immense carob trees. Picnic on the way. Arrival at the forest community of Río Nuevo, where we will test a succulent roosted pork (slow-cooked during the day) for dinner. Four and a half hour ride. Accommodation at the refuge.

DAY 5: ALEGRÍA DE PÍO – CINCO PALMAS – MAREA DEL PORTILLO

After breakfast, ride to Ojo de Agua and Cinco Palmas. Along the way, we have occasions to do some small gallops. After crossing the small river of Cajas, we will stop for a coffee in the farm of a guajiro (field worker). Arrival at Cinco Palmas, the place where Fidel and Raúl Castro expeditionary forces came together. Four and a half hours on horseback. After lunch, transfer to Hotel Farallones in Marea del Portillo. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 6: MAREA DEL PORTILLO – SANTO DOMINGO – BARTOLOMÉ MASÓ

Transfer to Las Mercedes, where we will visit the house of the Commandant Ché Guevara in Sierra Maestra. Ride to Providencia. Along the way, we will stop over to contemplate the ground where the historical and decisive battle of Sierra Maestra took place. About four hours on horseback. Transfer to Santo Domingo. Peasant meal at Casa de Junco. Transfer to Bartolome Masó. Dinner and accommodation at Villa Balcón de la Sierra. Traditional musical evening with El Quinteto Rebelde and an introduction to the Cuban Son and dance.

DAY 7: BARTOLOMÉ MASÓ – COMANDANCIA LA PLATA – BAYAMO

Transfer to Villa Santo Domingo. After a small break, departure in 4×4 to climb Alto del Naranjo (5.5 Km). Guided walking tour to Comandancia de La Plata (3 Km). Visit to the camp designed by Celia Sánchez and Fidel, the rebel hidden headquarters a strategic location from where they organized the last six months of the war. Among other interesting spots, it includes Fidel’s hut, the Radio Rebelde station and the hospital. You will appreciate our tour guide’s introduction to the events in such an historical site as well as the characteristics of the flora and fauna of Sierra Maestra. Return to Alto del Naranjo on foot and visit to the ecologic community of La Platica. After lunch, return to Alto del Naranjo to get the jeeps back to Santo Domingo. Transfer to Bayamo. Dinner in a local paladar. Accommodation at Hotel Royalton.

DAY 8: BAYAMO – HOLGUÍN – HAVANA

Transfer to Holguín. After lunch, a short visit to this beautiful town and transfer to the airport to fly to Havana. Farewell dinner in a good restaurant in Old Havana, with live show performed by the musicians of Roberto Faz’s group, members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Accommodation in a casa particular or at the hotel, depending on availability.

DAY 9: HAVANA

After breakfast, guided walking tour to discover the historical center of Old Havana. Transfer to the airport at 18:00.

INCLUDED

  • Transfer from Santiago de Cuba airport the first day of the program.
  • Holguín – Havana flight.
  • Accommodation in hotels and casas particulares referred in the program or similar.
  • Full board during the horse trek and in Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo and Havana as specified in the program, with a drink (beer, soft drink, mineral water) included.
  • Service of a guide, instructor and a translator coordinator of Ridingcuba.
  • A minimum of a local equestrian tour guide for the whole ride.
  • Transfer to Bayamo, Sierra Maestra and Holguín.
  • Well equipped Cuban Criollo horses (mix breed), Pinto and Appaloosa.
  • Back-up vehicle.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Havana – Santiago de Cuba flight.
  • Accident insurance and insurance requirements: To entry in Cuba you will need to have a travel medical insurance policy purchased abroad and must be from a travel insurance and/or assistance company recognized by the Cuban government.
  • Museum and show tickets
  • Extra drinks
  • Extra expenses in hotels
  • Tips to the guides or musicians (approx. 50€)
  • Transfers in Havana
  • Private transfer to the airport of Havana the last day of the program

Additional information

Minimum: 5 participants
Maximum: 8 participans

9 days
8 nights
4 days on horseback

 

 

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