Countries visited : Cuba
TOTAL DAYS : 6 Days
STARTS IN : Havana
ENDS IN : Havana
Highlights : Havana , Vinales
TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle
Cuba is a cigar aficionado’s paradise. Cigars are still made almost entirely by hand just as they were 100 years ago.
Our tours include visits to factories to see all the processes of making a cigar. We visit the plantations near Pinar del Rio in the beautiful Vinales valley which has some of the most majestic landscapes in Cuba. There is ample opportunity to purchase cigars with expert guidance if required. Cigar tastings and dinners are also arranged in elegant surroundings.
Day 1 Arrive in Havana
Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to Melia Cohiba or Melia Habana Hotel. (D)
Day 2 Havana/Vinales
A tour of a production cooperative will allow you to discover the first stages of the process (planting, first fermentation, drying, etc.) and the different methods of production: Tobacco de sol for the internal leaves, and tobacco tapado for the wrapping leaves. Lunch at a local Restaurant. Later they will visit Pancho Cuba`s Farm, an independent veguero (grower) will welcome and host you, on his fields and in his home, and will reveal some of his secrets.
The day will end at Viñales, a wonderful tobacco landscape where civilization appears not to have intruded and which serves as an unlikely heaven of peace and colour where silence and tobacco reign supreme. Accommodation at Los Jazmines Hotel in HB basis. Dinner at Hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Vinales/Havana
Breakfast. Depending on the season, we could visit the despalillo or the escogida, which are key moments in the production of tobacco leaves. After the visit, drive to San Luis to visit Alejandro Robaina`s Farm. Return to Viñales for Lunch at Mural de La Prehistoria Restaurant in Viñales.
After lunch visit to Indian cave. Return to Havana. Accommodation at Melia Cohiba or Melia Habana Hotel in HB basis. Dinner at Hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Havana
This day will begin with a full day tour of one of the most prestigious manufacturers of the Capital, La Corona, Partagas, or H. Upmann or followed by a sampling session directed by the master torcedor of the site. A Creole lunch will be served at El Aljibe Retaurant. In the afternoon, the will visit Casa del Habano de 5ta y 16 (Habano House) where you will have an explanation about the secrets of the ligada, the subtle dosage of different tobacco leaves which give a cigar its aroma and personality.
This will be a golden opportunity to smoke an exceptional Habano. Return to Hotel. At night transfer to Tropicana cabaret to enjoy the dinner at Los Jardines Restaurant and enjoy the show at a well known cabaret. Return to hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Havana
Today you will discover the close link between the Habano and the Santeria visiting the Cuban Yoruba Cultural Association, where you will find an explanation about Afro-Cuban religion widely practised on the island. Afterwards, the first sampling of the day will be held in the fortress of la Cabaña overlooking the bay of Havana in the company of the torcedor.
Lunch will be served at the Divina Pastora and is followed by a visit to one of the main attractions of Havana: the Museo de la Revolución, the Museo de los Capitanes Generales, etc. Return to Hotel. At night transfer to La Torre Restaurant for a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Depart Havana
At convenient time, transfer to Havana’s International Airport. End of the services.(B)
15Jul to 25Aug
|Havana||T.Superior||On request||AUD$3059||On request|
1 Mar to 14Jul & 26Aug to 31Oct
|Havana||T.Superior||On request||AUD$2948||On request|
Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.
Tour name :
Cuba Cigar Tour
Custom-made, flexible trips to Central and South America. You tell us when, where and how you’d like to travel.
We will put together a program that best suits your needs and preferences.