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“Highlight of Cuba”
Review of Discover Vinales

Discover Vinales
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in Vinales
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We offer different tours in Vinales, starting in Vinales and also day tours from Havana, in general we offer private tours and we can also do customized tours. All our guides speak English and some speak also French. Almost all of us are born in Vinales, with years of experience and we know very well our region. We try to give you a different tour as we understand what you are looking for: a cultural, quality and eco tourism, trying to take you to especial places, uniques, that will make you feel especial as you are. We don't do bog groups, unless that they travel together the whole trip. We will be ready to assist tou and give you an unforgettable experience.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We booked private tour from Havana- long car journey but good opportunity to see sights en route. Driver was punctual and polite. Met our guide, Dior who was fabulous- he knew all about the birds and plants. He adapted the hike after a heavy rain fall left some parts tricky to navigate. Poor Dior had to practically carry me over some parts! We picked mangos off the tree and rested at a farm house where they roasted their own coffee (warning- don’t drink their cold water drinks, hubby had upset tum!). Lunch at the eco restaurant was ok- typical Cuban food. We were worried about trip working out as we didn’t pay till pick up but all worked well and glad we didn’t wait and try to book through hotel as tours on offer didn’t look as good. We are so glad we did his tour and saw another side of Cuba- would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Sonja-Ann A
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We booked this tour through our casa. We were picked up by our guide Yorn/Yoan (sorry about the spelling!) at 9am for our walking tour through the Vinales valley. Our guide was fantastic, he told us so much about the Cuban culture and customs and the local flora and fauna. He was willing to answer any questions or explain anything further and his is English was perfect! We walked up to a cave with a beautiful view and then through the gorgeous valley to the a little bar where we could buy a drink. Here they told us about coffee plantations, the production of honey and we tried some special rum! We then continued to walk on to a tobacco plantation where we were shown how the leaves are picked and then dried and made into cigars. The process was really interesting and we were taught how to smoke the cigars - although we weren't too good! We did buy some cigars although i have to say that we didn't feel pressured to. Overall myself and partner agreed that this was our best day in Cuba, in part to gorgeous countryside but also thanks to our great guide!

Thank debsmwilson
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We booked a one-day interactive tour of vinales with them with pick-up in Havanna. The tour was a real highlight of our Cuba trip and the whole service throughout the trip were impeccable. Our guide was easy and outgoing with lots of knowledge about the valley. He spoke English very well and really made this round-trip worthwhile. The activities were really well arranged and we felt like we got to experience most of what this beautiful valley has to offer.

Thank magnuslg
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We booked this tour very last min and the online booking was very easy. It almost seemed to easy to book and the fact that they do not charge you before the trip, made me nervous because I wasn't sure if they would actually show up. I was completely worried for no reason! Yaniel our driver was out there waiting for us even though our group was running an hour behind! We booked a 8-10 person tour in a nice large van size car with air conditioning and comfortable seats.. The driver was able to pick up the rest of our party at another hotel and he was very accommodating.

We picked up our tour guide on our way and her name is Yuly (pronounced Julie). She was soooo amazing in explaining everything to us, the trip couldn't have been more entertaining, informational and educational. Our entire group was so happy with Yaniel and Yuly that we have made friends with them and will continue to stay in touch.

This tour was so nice and the lunch was great, I am a very picky eater, they accommodated every request our group made..

The car ride sounds far from Havana, but it is a beautiful country side and there is so much to see along the way, of not miss this tour!!

1  Thank afrouzrashidian
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My family chose this tour after reading a review on Trip Advisor. There was a lukewarm review to which someone from Discover Vinales responded to with so much passion about what they felt were unjust comments and we thought here is a company that truly wants to provide a great experience. We had a wonderful time! Our driver, Mario was on time, very cheerful and happy to answer all our questions. On the way we asked if we could go horse riding and it was organised for our arrival in Vinales and the itinerary was changed around to fit it in. The horse riding was a lot of fun and very easy and safe even for our nine year old. Lunch at the organic farm was really special - the views, the atmosphere, the food were all impressive. We did all the other things you can do - tobacco farm, Indian caves, the mural etc. the itinerary could have included botanical gardens and swimming at another cave but we ran out of time. It is a long way for a day trip about 2.5 hours each way. The drive was enjoyable and we got to see a lot of the countryside. I would suggest though, if you have the time, stay over night in Vinales town and enjoy all that is on offer. Saturday nights are party nights for the whole family with music and markets - I was sorry we had to leave.

Thank 122jillyk
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