If you’ve always wanted to go horseback riding and discover the wonders of Cuba just like the colonists did long ago, this is definitely the trip for you! Climb aboard your very own steed and traverse the winding pathways to discover untold natural beauty and history, deep in the heart of Cuba.
Located just 15 kilometres outside Pinar del Rio, the Finca La Guabina is one of Cuba’s most exclusive horse farms renowned for its Pinto Stallions – it’s here that you’ll begin your journey.
Built in the early twentieth century, this beautifully nestled old farmhouse is scenically located amongst breathtaking mountains, soulful valleys, and overlooks an utterly peaceful lagoon. With virgin beaches, local vegetation, and the gentle call of wild birds, this idyllic property lends a relaxing atmosphere to long walks, horseback riding, horse-drawn carriages, and even rowing on the lagoon. Occasional rodeos bring the region’s top riders front and centre to perform for the guest at the Finca – if you’re lucky, you just might get to see one!
The property offers a main house with five rooms, three independent cabins, a private restaurant for guests, barbecue, and bar. La Guabina was first owned by a Spanish family and thereafter by the Ferros, a Cuban family who nurtured the Finca and promoted the ranch activities popular here today. Covering 1000 hectares, the Finca is a real working cattle ranch and farm; rich in history, it is most importantly and emblematically known for its breeding of Cuban horses like the Pinto Cubano and Appaloosa. Come and see what this slice of paradise can bring to your life!
Upon your arrival for Horseback riding tour in cuba at La Guabina Ranch, you will be invited to enjoy a welcome cocktail,
unwind, and get settled. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll get to meet someone very special: your horse for the week! Make sure to bring him a carrot or two; first impressions are everything!
Then, time for your first ride around the farm! After your initial ride around the farm, it’s time to clean up for a delicious dinner of local cuisine, followed by our famous Cuban music night. Dance your heart out, but get to bed early – the real fun begins tomorrow!
You’ll arrive in beautiful Havana shortly – and your adventure will begin. Get ready to climb aboard your chariot – well, your minibus – which will take you all over this beautiful region. As your plane touches down, you’ll start to smell tropical flowers, and feel warm breezes through your hair. Your driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel, where you’ll check in and be free to explore the beauty of Old and New Havana. From its gorgeous squares full of ancient colonial architecture, to its friendly people and out of this world food, you’ll be so charmed by this wonderful country’s beautiful sights, sounds, smells, and tastes! Get
ready for an amazing trip across the wilds of Cuba – you’ll be leaving tomorrow, and we guarantee, the birds you see will be among the most beautiful in the world!
Upon your arrival at La Guabina Ranch, you will be invited to enjoy a welcome cocktail, unwind, and get settled. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll get to meet someone very special: your horse for the week! Make sure to bring him a carrot or two; first impressions are everything! Then, time for your first ride around the farm! After your initial ride around the farm, it’s time to clean up for a delicious dinner of local cuisine, followed by our famous Cuban music night.
Dance your heart out, but get to bed early – the real fun begins tomorrow!
On your second day, the horseback tour will take you up Goat’s Hill for a scenic tour, during which you will be able to see impressive tobacco plantations and other local crops, as well as a great variety of local plants and birds. You will stop midday for a beautiful picnic lunch and then return to the farm on horseback, for a delicious Cuban dinner and free time to wander the beautiful grounds of the ranch and get a good night’s sleep.
Day three’s horse ride will take you through Guama’s Valley, a beautiful lowland area with rivers for swimming. Climb off your horse and relax in the cool waters of the river – bask in the sun and cool down after your hot ride. When the sun is getting high, you will stop midday for a beautiful picnic lunch and then return to the farm on horseback where you’ll eat a delicious dinner, hot and ready for you! After that, it’s relaxation time on the ranch.
At the El Moncada community, located in the Viñales municipality, you will meet with fascinating sights like you’ve never seen before! Tour the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás, Natural National Monument and discover some of the history of Cuba. This community is located 17 kms west from Viñales village, home to beautiful historical architecture and colonial charm. As the sun gets high and hot, it’s time to stop for lunch and refreshment, then back to the ranch for a delicious dinner of local delights and a night of relaxation.
The fifth day of your horseback riding adventure takes you through traditional hunting and extensive pig breeding paths. This valley is also one of the most breathtaking parts of the of the Carsic valleys, surrounded by the most unique rounded top elevations and awe-inspiring shapes named hummocks (mogotes). Learn about the traditional ways of people here as you discover what the colonial people did, in just the same way they did! You will stop midday for a beautiful picnic lunch and then return to the farm on horseback, for a delicious Cuban dinner and a relaxing night on the ranch.
The sixth day of your adventure takes you to Guama Lake, an area with beautiful landscapes.
You will take in not only the natural beauty of the environment, but also learn of the extensive agricultural and livestock value of the land and La Guabina farm. Learn how Cuban ranchers make a living and how they raise their animals in this fascinating view into everyday pastoral life in the Caribbean. Eat a midday meal like ranchers do, then ride back to the farm for a night of relaxation and delicious Cuban food! This is your last night here – soak up the charm and beauty of this amazing place.
After eating a delicious breakfast of traditional Cuban food, you’re free to explore until it’s time to end the trip and return to the airport. But for seven days, you got to be an explorer in Cuban, just like the colonial Spaniards did many years ago. Truly, it will be a trip to remember for years to come!
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