Vinales Valley Highlights
Vinales Valley is arguably one of Cuba’s most beautiful regions and this spectacular area has been preserved by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Vinales is also home to the tobacco plantations that produce Cuba’s world-famous cigars and unique limestone mountain outcrops that rise almost vertically out of the valley floor, known locally as ‘Mogotes’.
A rich and fertile area with tobacco and coffee plantations, beautiful rivers, natural springs and unique landscapes, Vinales offers a wonderful introduction to rural life in Cuba and provides a peaceful contrast to the hustle and bustle of Havana and other colonial cities.
There is also little or nothing in the way of highly developed tourism and the towns and villages which dot the undulating landscape appear to be in something of a charming time warp. The local country folk are devoted largely to the production of tobacco and the leaves rolled here account for the very best cigars that Cuba produces.
An area of peacefulness and tranquillity with country life taking place all around, a few nights here are a must. For the more active, enjoy sunrise or sunset cycling trails, horse-riding through the valley, including the chance to climb a Mogote. There are also some fascinating limestone cave systems which can be explored with the Santo Tomas system being the largest in the Americas. Close by to Vinales are a number of almost deserted beautiful beach areas that can be visited for the day, where the sea is so very clear and welcoming.
Our Most Popular Vinales Valley Experiences
We can organise before you travel to Cuba, a wide range of fantastic experiences that can be completely tailored for you.Take advantage of our friendly and knowledgeable pre-booking service and save time making arrangements during your holiday.
We can also pre-book Cuba's amazing private hidden away restaurants (paladars), which are highly recommended, extremely popular and get booked up well in advance. Talk to our team about adding experiences and restaurants to your booking.
Sunrise Trek to the Los Aquaticos Community
For those who like early exercise and enjoy a sunrise, this guided exhilarating walk takes you to a most amazing viewpoint to watch and photograph the sunrise over the Mogotes and Vinales Valley.
Sunset Walk Through Silencio Valley
Timed to watch the sunset at the end of the walk and enjoy a prebooked organic dinner at the highly regarded Finca Paraiso farmhouse restaurant, our sunset walk is a popular way to enjoy the end of the day.
The Three Valleys Walk
This six-mile guided walk visits three different valleys, two of them remote and rarely visited by tourists who come to enjoy this spectacular area of Cuba.
The Infierno Mogote Trek
Discover the amazing beauty of Viñales during this hike that takes you along the valley floor and then through tropical woodland as you start to climb up towards the top of a limestone mogote hill.
Off Road Mountain Biking Through Vinales Valley
For those that enjoy road cycling/mountain biking, our guided tour takes you on a large circular route throughout Vinales Valley.
Horse Riding Though the Mogotes
This guided 4-hour morning ride is suitable for those who enjoy horse-riding at home and have some experience.
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vinales Valley - Private Tour
A classic introduction with a few unique and exclusive extras. The tour takes in the world-famous tobacco plantations and more.
The Islands of Cayo Jutias & Cayo Megano
A unique visit to the beautiful island key of Cayo Jutias with the chance to continue by boat to the remote and gorgeous Cayo Megano for a double helping of stunning natural tropical beaches.
Road Cycling Tour through Vinales Valley
Enjoy a leisurely cycle ride through Vinales Valley, a unique way to discover this UNESCO preserved World Heritage site.
Cuba’s World-Famous Tobacco Tour
A specialist tour for those with a keen interest in cigars or wish to see behind the scenes on how one of the world’s most luxury products is produced.
Sunrise Horse Ride in Silencio Valley
This is a wonderfully peaceful experience as you slowly ride through the beautiful Silencio Valley as the day emerges and the sun comes up over the tobacco and coffee plantations.
Leisurely Walking Tour in Vinales Valley
This highly enjoyable and easy walk takes you on a 3.5-mile route winding through the valley, fully guided by a local.
Santo Tomas Caves & the Great Cavern
Visit Cuba’s largest limestone cave system and the second largest on the American continent, approximately 25 km from Vinales village. A fascinating journey into a subterranean world.
Pre-Booked Private Restaurants
Formerly known as 'paladars', Cuba's privately owned restaurants, are highly recommended and undoubtedly offer the best food. These sought after eateries range from hip to elegant, offer varying cuisines, creative menus, have passionate owners, and are great for foodies. If you're not in the know, eating out at mediocre restaurants in Cuba is easy to do. They get booked up well in advance, so we recommend our restaurant pre-booking service before travel. Talk to our team for reservations at our favourite recommendations.