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HORSEBACK RIDING : WONDERS OF THE WEST

Created with Sketch. Havana - Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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Duration

7 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Espanol

Overview

The booking date must be a minimum of 7 days from today’s date
Min number of passengers for this tour is 2

Horseback riding in cuba

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!

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Itinerary

Day One: Arrival at Havana
Day One: Arrival at Havana

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!

Day Two: Arrival at La Guabina Ranch
Day Two: Arrival at La Guabina Ranch

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!

Day Three : Horseride la guabina- cerro de cabras (Goat’s Hill): Havana City to Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve and La Güira
Day Three : Horseride la guabina- cerro de cabras (Goat’s Hill): Havana City to Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve and La Güira

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 Four : Horseride to hoyo del Guama (Guama´s or valley):
Day Four : Horseride to hoyo del Guama (Guama´s or valley):

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.

Day Five : Horseride to El Moncada
Day Five : Horseride to El Moncada

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.

Day Six : Horseride to Isabel Maria Valley
Day Six : Horseride to Isabel Maria Valley

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.

Day Seven : Horseride to the pasture and Guama Lake
Day Seven : Horseride to the pasture and Guama Lake

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.

Day Eight : Unstructured
Day Eight : Unstructured

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!

Included/Exclude

  • Airport pickup/ drop off
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 3 daily farm meals
  • Local transportation
  • Bilingual private guide
  • 20.00 hours internet card
  • 24/7 assistance while in Cuba
  • Cuban Tourist Visa card
  • Excursions not included in the above description
  • Tips and other credentials
  • Costs of other services not included in the above program description
  • International airfare
  • Taxes
  • Entertainment, food and drinks not included in the above program description
  • Travel insurance

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Havana - Pinar del Rio, Cuba

FAQs

What to bring:
Outerwear:
- 2 long sleeved shirts (at least one that can get dirty)
- 2 short sleeved shirts
- 2 pair of shorts
- Hat
- Rain jacket
- Bathing suit and towels

Accessories:
- A pair of sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Bug spray
- Camera
- Binoculars

Toiletries
- Toothbrush
- Soaps
- Other personal items
Level of difficulty:
- A reasonable level of fitness is required

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Frederik Sandgrav

23/09/2019

fantastiic !

Great service and great tour. My kids and I had a great experience with a great hotel and great horse experiences. The tour is highly recommended. The service is incredibly good and talented.
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jeremy

22/09/2019

We had a lot of fun

Very interesting, we have learned a lot without being bored. We had a lot of fun. And even riding was no problem for us beginners. The horses are semi-automatic! Were. The food and the restaurant were also completely ok. And of course our guide, on demand he told us a lot.
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matthew

22/09/2019

One of the best tour of my life!!

This is such a special tour. You cannot get a more authentic and beautiful tour of Cuba than this. Everything from the tobacco farm to the horse back ride to visiting many beaches was exceptiona
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Damien

21/09/2019

the best service in cuba

our guide was so amazing his extensive knowledge of his country gave me the experience I was looking for he made learning Fun he answered all our questions and we left with a great understanding of Cuba. Will definitely come again and will
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justin Schwager

21/09/2019

havana tour trip

if you want a great tour for a good price contact these fine people! awesome service and vintage car. They made the tour to Havana very memorable. Showed us around and even booked a place to eat. If you don’t want to eat at that place you can request whatever you like, that goes for the tour as well. Just let them know what you want to do and see and you will be in good hands!!
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Jayden

21/09/2019

convenient booking

We had an incredible tour of 7 days start from Havana , we enjoyed . The whole family enjoyed the tour Excellent service and the children were amazed about the vintage car and riding horses
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Leslie Roberts

19/09/2019

Well cared for horses

Like most of you reading this review, you are awesome researchers and planners. I am no different but I go the extra step when animals are involved to make sure the animals are well cared for. When I saw the horses from OTHER ranchers I was disgusted by the thin horses with bones showing. No one should give their money to those people who are not taking care of their horses. The horses HERE are very well fed and when I emailed the owner to inquire about the car of his horses he even referred to them as his babies.
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