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EL MITO Y CULTO AL PURO HABANO

El mito y culto al puro habano es un fenómeno extendido por todo el mundo. Éste tiene su origen en la extraordinaria calidad del tabaco cubano y cuenta con un gran número de seguidores. El placer de un "habano" es algo especial que imparte una sensación de harmonía en forma de puro.

El viaje a los orígenes de este fenómeno nos permite echar un vistazo en el proceso de producción del tabaco: desde su cultivo y control de calidad, hasta el producto final para su comercialización. Tenemos la posibilidad de conocer de cerca famosas marcas de puros, así como de degustar otra de las especialidades del país: refinados tipos de ron cubano. El viaje nos conduce a la Meca de la producción tabacalera, la provincia de Pinar del Río, con su pueblo de ensueño, Viñales, proseguimos a los campos de Vuelta Abajo, corazón y alma de las grandes marcas de puros cubanos. Este viajes nos permitirá disfrutar la vivaz Habana, llena de nostalgia, encanto y historia.

Este viaje le dará un conocimiento profundo de la magia del puro Habano. Un viaje de 7 días y 6 noches, incluyendo la llegada.

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Don Alejandro Robaina, Vega Pinar del Rio
El difunto Don Alejandro Robaina, genio de cultivar el tabaco


Day 3 - Pinar del Rio
In the morning, departure to the province of Pinar del Rio, where you can find the most famous tobacco plantations of the country. First, you will visit a small and private tobacco plantation and gain insight into the life of the farming family; a home-made, typically Cuban coffee will await you after a short viewing of the farm. The impressive Valley of Viñales, one of the most beautiful landscapes of Cuba, charms with the lush vegetation of the “Mogotes” (Cone rocks) and the red clay of the earth. Arrival for lunch at a restaurant with delicious cuisine of the Pinareños. The panoramic view over the valley is breathtaking because the restaurant is situated at the slope of a hill.
During the afternoon, you will visit the "Cueva del Indio", an extensive cave system where indigenious people of the island used to live.
You will leave the cave in boats on an underground stream. Arrival at a nice Casa Particular in the village of Viñales. The evening is at your own disposal and will you the opportunity to explore on your own the contemplative village with the “Casa de la Cultura”, a classic cultural centre, live music and dance at the open air location next door as well as restaurants and bars which invite to dine, to drink a Cuban cocktail or to enjoy a cigar.

Valle de Viñales
Valle de Viñales


Day 5 Pinar del Rio - Havana
Return to Havana with a stop in the capital of the province, Pinar del Rio. You will visit a privately owned production company for Humidors, the storage cabinets for cigars and will experience firsthand the ongoing production. From the selection of the wood, the cut of the pieces and possible carving or inlaid work to the varnishing and drying all the handcraft is being shown. Exceptional exhibits regarding craftsmanship, design and size are on display in a separate room and demonstrate the highclass craftsmanship. Proceeding to Havana.
The "Casa del Habano" located at the Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) in the Embassy district is the selected place for a lunch at the on-site restaurant. A stylish, and above all, a well-stocked tobacco shop offers a great opportunity to purchase the, in some cases, hard to find brands and their respective formats. A lounge and bar as store rooms with cigars and humidors allow for a rest and dwell on the subject at hand. In the afternoon, arrival at a nice Casa Particular in or close to the Old Town.

In the early evening, transfer to the fortress “La Cabaña”, situated on a hill opposite the Old Town. You will attend the traditional ceremony of the "Cañonazo", led by a march of the guards in historic costumes and followed by a cannon shot, fired every night at 9pm, which in the 18th century announced the closing of the city gates. After the ceremony, return to the Casa Particular. For the more adventurous, there is still enough time to explore the nightlife of Havana. We will gladly give you suggestions and recommendations.


Hotel Presidente
Caja original de puros de los años 50, marca "Don Joaquín"

The program is recommended for lovers of Cuban “Habanos”, for true aficionados as well as for ambitious beginners. It reflects, besides the impressive architecture of Havana’s Old Town and the stunning views over the valleys and tobacco plantations in the province of Pinar del Rio, an in-depth knowledge and insight, from the plantation to the harvest until the final product, the hand-rolled “Habano”. Tastings of cigars and rum do not come short and will pamper your palate and senses. During the roundtrip, the guide will have a selection of cigars, recommended for free use of our clients. May there will be small changes in the schedule but should not affect parts of the program.

Museo del Ron Havana Club
Museo del Ron Havana Club


The tour can take place throughout the whole year, but the recommended travel period is during planting and harvesting season between November until the end of March.


Day 1 - Havana
Arrival at the Int. Airport of Havana. Transfer to a nice Private stay in the Havana’s Old Town. Check-in and Welcome Cocktail. Your guide will explain the course of events of the following days and be at your disposal if you have questions or need help (money exchange etc.).

Day 2 - Havana
During the morning, guided tour through the Old Town where you can admire 400 years of architecture and which was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1982 because of its unique ensembles.

At the Plaza Vieja we invite you to a coffee at Cafe Escorial – Cuban coffee at its best! Entry to the former governor’s palace “Palacio de los Capitanes Generales”. Furthermore, we’ll visit one of Hemingway’s favourite bars, the Bodeguita del Medio, where we invite you to a typical Cuban cocktail. Lunch break in the Old Town (not included).
Afterwards, a Classic Car of the 50s will be waiting for you:
during the ride, you will get to see many highlights of the city, e.g. you will enjoy a panoramic view over Havana from the high-lying Statue of Christ, drive through the diplomat quarter Miramar, visit “Fusterlandia”, the estate of the painter and sculptor José Fuster, which is decorated opulently and colourfully with surrealistic motives. We continue the tour through the district of Vedado, passing by the Cemetary “Necropolis Colon”, where many great personalities found their final resting place, and on to the famous “Plaza de la Revolución” with the huge images of the national heroes Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.
During the afternoon, an expert on tobacco will give a lecture on the history and production of the Havana cigar in a classy lounge. There, you will also have the first oportunity to taste selected Habanos and an assortment of old Cuban rum. Return to the accommodation. The evening is free and at your disposal.


Chevrolet BelAir
Chevrolet BelAir 1956


Day 4 - Pinar del Rio
You will visit one of the most famous tobacco plantations (Vega) in San Juan y Martinez where you will get an introduction into the cultivation and storage of the precious tobacco leaves. Visit to the “Casa de Selección” with competent explanations of the further processing of the harvested and dried tobacco leaves. You will have the chance to try yourself to roll a cigar. Also, you will receive a cigar for tasting which was rolled here by a professional. Lunch will be served at the Vega’s in-house rural restaurant. Return to Viñales and visit to a small private botanical garden in the village. The evening is at your own disposal.

Provincia Pinar del Rio
Provincia Pinar del Rio


Day 6 - Havana
During the morning, visit to one of Havana’s cigar factories, either the "Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagás” or the “H. Upmann” factory (according to availability). Afterwards, visit to the impressive Havana Club Rum Museum in a colonial ambience where you will, after vivid explanations of the rum production, enjoy a tasting of an old vintage of the Havana Club Rum. In the evening, a farewell dinner will round off this journey beautifully and will give you the opportunity to look back on the experience and knowledge that you have gained about the magic of the “Habano” cigar.


Museo del Ron Havana Club


Day 7 - Havana
After breakfast, there might still be some time to stroll through the town or to buy some souvenirs. Check-out of the accommodation will be in the late morning. According to prior agreement, luggage can be stored at the accommodation until departure.


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Circuitos 2018 Precio en EUR
28.10. - 03.11. 1140
18.11. - 24.11. 1235
09.12. - 15.12. 1235
Circuitos 2019  
27.01. - 02.02. 1235
17.02. - 23.02. 1235
03.03. - 09.03. 1235
17.03. - 23.03. 1235
01.04. - 07.04. 1140
 
Número de participantes: 2
Por persona en doble; suplemento hab. sencilla € 125
 
Rango de precios a un número mayor de participantes:
3-4 participantes: 10% descuento
5-7 participantes: 15% descuento
8-10 participantes: 20% descuento
 
Precios en EUR > Conversor de moneda
 
Alojamiento es posible en hoteles posible - consultenos.
También es posible por su fecha deseada- consultenos.


> Servicios incluidos:
> Traslado desde el aeropuerto al hotel/casa particular
> Guía cualificado hispanohablante
> Todos los traslados en vehículos con aire acondicionado
> 4 noches en Casas Particulares de Premium
> 2 noches en Casas Pariticulares de alto servicio en Viñales
> Comidas según el itinerario
> Visitas, excursiones y entradas según el itinerario
> Degustación de puros y rones, como indicado
> Mientras el recorrido ofrecemos puros gratuitamente
> Cena de despedida
> Mapa de Habana y Pinar del Rio
> Informaciones generales

> No incluye:
> Visado (Tarjeta del Turista)

>Ticket del vuelo: Estamos dispuestos proponerle una oferta.

> Opcionales:
Le podemos ofrecer hoteles para su alojamiento, Habana de 3-5 estrellas, Vinales 3 estrellas
> Si prefiere comida vegetariana se lo toma en cuento
> Si desea, organizamos entradas a conciertos de música, cabaret, a la danza contemporáneo o eventos del ballet.

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