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“The Secretes of the Tobacco” Tour

Departure from Viñales, Pinar del Río, Cuba
“The Secretes of the Tobacco” Tour - “The Secretes of the Tobacco” Tour
from $50.00

General Information and Program Details

  • Duration: 5 hrs / 6 hrs
  • Departure time: 08.30 hrs (Winter Cuban Time) / 09.00 hrs (Summer Cuban Time)
  • Tour guide: Yes
  • Children are allowed: Yes
  • Languages spoken: Spanish, English and French

“The Secretes of the Tobacco” Tour


This excursion allows us to know many of the secrets that make our tobacco the best in the world. You will learn how and where it is grown and harvested. Which are the secrets of the traditional Cuban tobacco, its sowing and the elaboration of cigars.

Depending on the season, we will go through all the stages and processes that are possible. (seedbed, planting, harvesting, drying), as well as visits to the despalillo and the manufacture.

Places to visit

  • Visit to a despalillo (stage between producer and factory where the tobacco leaves are fermented and selected).
  • Tobacco factory (place where the elaboration of the cigars is carried out).
  • Visit to the region of Vueltabajo, considered the best region in the world for the cultivation of tobacco leaves.
  • Live the unique experience of visiting the farm of Hector Luis Prieto, considered the most successful tobacco plantation master in Cuba and cultivates the best quality tobacco in his farm Quemado de Rubi. You will visit tobacco farms where you can taste the handmade tobaccos made by the producer's own hands, getting to know his culture and traditions.

The price includes:

  • Specialized guide.
  • Entrance to all the places to visit.
  • Tasting and tobacco.

Approximate duration of the excursion: 5-6 hours.

Option: At the end of the tour you can have lunch at the agro-ecological farm, a unique place for its beauty and quality of traditional food, where all the fruits, tubers and vegetables are grown naturally. Price of lunch: 10 CUC per person.

Very important note: If the client chooses the excursion without transportation included, he will have to pay an extra supplement of local transportation in order to access the sites to be visited which are distant from each other. From 1 to 3 pax: 50.00 cuc (per car), from 4 to 6 pax: 100.00 cuc (per car), from 7 to 9 pax: 150.00 cuc (per car).

TIPS: • Recommended: Light clothing, water, light meals with sweets and proteins, sunglasses, caps or hats, hard tennis shoes, hiking boots or sandals, in addition to layers or other protection for the rainy season, sunscreen, insect repellent and camera.


  • Private tour (without transportation)
    Private tour (without transportation) with Multilingual Specialized Guide in Viñales + the entrance to every place + coffee and cigar tasting. The best price.
    1 Adult
    (Daily departures)
    $50.00 - $50.00
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