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VIñALES

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The Viñales Valley is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cuba. Its characteristics mogotes (small top-rounded conic hills), the great variety of flora and fauna, the preservation of the traditions of its people and sites of historical meaning assured the declaration by UNESCO as World Heritage of the valley and the small town of Viñales. Besides the lovely views of landscapes; visitors will enjoy the visit to caves, cigar's plantations, crop fields and farmer's huts.

Program:

Departure at 9:00 AM.

Stop at the viewpoint of Hotel Los Jasmines. The best point to enjoy the beauty of the valley and take pictures of it.

Visit to the small and picturesque town of Viñales in the middle of the valley.

Lunch in a typical house of the town (not included in the price of the excursion).

Visit to Cueva del Indio. (Cave of the Indian). After a walk of several hundred meters into the cave, the visitors make a boat travel along the subterranean waters. During the crossing you will see stalactites with the most curios forms; there is a champagne bottle a head of a crocodile and a silhouette of an aborigine smoking a pipe.

Visit to Palenque del Cimarrón. Palenque was the name given to the hiding places of the fugitive African slaves. This place is reproduction of a palenque inside a mogote.

Visit Valle de La Prehistoria. The Cuban artist Leovigildo Casanova made this extraordinary drawing on a hillside of eighty meters high and 120 meters long mogote. The drawing represents an artist's testimony of the earth's bio-geologic evolution.

Visit to a tobacco plantation (depending the season of the year NOVEMBER-MARCH)

Return to Havana.

Price: CUC 180.00