Journey to the Heart of Cuba
Of all the tours you could do while in Holguin, this unique trip of a lifetime is sure to blow you away
At the start of this incredible tour, you'll find yourself in the village of Melones where handcrafted cigars are made in the local Cuban Cigar Factory. This local and popular brand of cigars is crafted especially for Cubans only, and isn't exported anywhere else in the world. You'll have the perfect amount of time to look around the factory and meet the team of workers, who'll show you how to roll the perfect cigar. Even if you've never smoked a cigar in your life, you may want to discover what all the fuss is about after this experience.
Then you'll be taken to a special hat craft workshop where you'll be given a 'yarey' hat to take away with you. This is a typical straw hat that you'll find all over Cuba, on everyone's heads from farmers to taxi drivers. Pop it on and see if you get mistaken for a local.
You'll continue on to a farmer's house to share a delicious cup of homemade coffee and a selection of the finest local fruits. But of all the sweet and juicy delights on offer, we're sure that you'll find the sugarcane the most delicious of all.
Next stop is a ranch where the locals will treat you to a folkloric country party (known as guateque), where the local farmers will show you how serious they are about getting all the moves right. You'll also get to show them some of your own as you dance along to the infectious salsa beats and country music. You may even get to learn a few steps of Cuban salsa (it's easier than it looks).
Before you know it a guitar will start strumming, and a mellow vibe will ensue. Breathe in deeply and you'll smell mouth-watering wafts of a pig being roasted outdoors, and the traditional dish of rice and beans being prepared. You'll be invited to play 'The Pig's Tail' game with locals and other visitors - where everyone gathers around the roast pig while singing and dancing. When the music stops the winner gets to eat the tasty, crunchy tail.
In addition to all of this excitement there will be some relaxing horseback riding too. It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced rider or not, you're sure to have lots of fun. Then you'll get to speed things up a bit on your way back to the hotel, as you'll be taken to the Marina for a drive in your own speedboat for two.
This completely unique experience is the ultimate way to really discover the heart of Cuba, and get close to the locals. We're sure you'll come away with a big smile on your face and plenty of stories to tell.
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