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Traditions and nature

Vinales, Cuba

Experience hosted by Jose Elier (Pupito)

4 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and transportation

What you'll do

We will pick you up at the park to start the tour where you will have an intense experience of relationship with the horse and nature. We will arrive at the stables of the horses, we will feed them and we will place their saddle. This will be very important to strengthen ties with the horse. We will go out to enjoy a beautiful walk through the Viñales National Park. On the tour we will stop to see an agroecological farm and tobacco plantations. We will see how the farmer cultivates the land and manufactures tobacco through its organic processes, and we will visit a lake with natural pools. We will also stop at a Creole restaurant to taste the typical food of the area. Come with me, you will not regret it.
Other things to note
I recommend you bring your camera, sunscreen, pants, hat, strong shoes and your swimsuit. For children under 10 years old there are small mounts.
We will pick you up at the park to start the tour where you will have an intense experience of relationship with the horse and nature. We will arrive at the stables of the horses, we will feed them and we will place their saddle. This will be very important to strengthen ties with the horse. We will go out to enjoy a beautiful walk through the Viñales National Park. On the tour we will stop to see an agroecological farm and tobacco plantations. W…

What's included

  • Food
    Typical food of the region. Tasty and made with fruits grown in the area
  • Transportation
    The horse will be the friend that will take us on the tour

Meet your host, Jose Elier (Pupito)

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born in the countryside and I studied agronomy, that is my great passion. As a child my grandparents have raised horses, I learned everything from them. The experience of showing others what we have in our fields is fantastic. I like to teach how to handle horses and explain everything about our fauna and flora. I am happy to share my knowledge with others and make this adventure every time different.
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From $43
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

We will visit the heart of Viñales National Park, where I was born and without doubt one of the most beautiful in the world. We will see mogotes, birds, lakes and, mainly, agroecological farms where we will observe the peasants processing the land.
Alexandra
July 2019
If you're second guessing whether or not to sign up for this experience, don't! Jose and his partners were phenomenal and went above and beyond to share a special part of Cuba. I had a difficult time paying Jose through Airbnb and he simply told me not to worry, we will sort it out after your trip. This level of trust and understanding is priceless. I'm a solo traveler and have never felt more welcomed in my life. This is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
If you're second guessing whether or not to sign up for this experience, don't! Jose and his partners were phenomenal and went above and beyond to share a special part of Cuba. I h…
Malika
December 2018
Great experience with Don Pupito! Everything was perfect and he was able to arrange transportation from Havana to Viñales at a very good price. Do not hesitate to contact him especially if you are a solo traveller like me. He answers very quickly! Muchas gracias Pupito!!!
Great experience with Don Pupito! Everything was perfect and he was able to arrange transportation from Havana to Viñales at a very good price. Do not hesitate to contact him espec…
George
March 2018
Horseback riding with Pupito was an unforgettable experience. We learned about the tobacco process, the coffee process, got to smoke a cigar, drink Cuban coffee, and drink guayabita rum. We also enjoyed an authentic Cuban lunch and Pupito even had a birthday cake waiting for me as he found out it was my birthday. Everyone sang happy birthday to me with live music. This is one great memory I will treasure always.
Horseback riding with Pupito was an unforgettable experience. We learned about the tobacco process, the coffee process, got to smoke a cigar, drink Cuban coffee, and drink guayabi…
Cécilia
March 2018
Superbe balade, paysages juste magnifiques! Jose est une personne adorable qui nous a fait passer un très bon moment, je recommande !!!!
Melissa
December 2017
We weren't sure what to expect from this because neither of us are really "horse people" but it was an amazing way to get to know the valley and also learn from the tobacco farmer. Pupito is a phenomenal guide and the horses listen to him even when he is far away, which was pretty incredible. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We asked a lot of questions and he had a lot of answers :) Be prepared to get "sold" at the places you visit, but we found them to be pretty competitive prices, so it wasn't too bad. We learned so much. It was definitely worth it!
We weren't sure what to expect from this because neither of us are really "horse people" but it was an amazing way to get to know the valley and also learn from the tobacco farmer.…
Dario
December 2017
We had a very great time with this experience. We visited the silence valley, coffee and tobacco farms. There was a lake for swimming and the views are such beautiful there. There's no better way to see Vinales Valley than horseback riding. Pupito was a very good and nice guide! We highly recommend this adventure!
We had a very great time with this experience. We visited the silence valley, coffee and tobacco farms. There was a lake for swimming and the views are such beautiful there. There'…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Camera, hat, swimsuit, pants, water.

Rain coat