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Vinales - Tobacco Plantation

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Vinales - Tobacco Plantation

When Is the Best Time 

More exciting from November to February: You can watch the planting, the plants themselves or the actual harvesting process.

Weather and Crowds:
Best during the dry season roughly from November to April but it's also the peak season. Shoulder season May and June is worth a try and less crowded. Showers may occur but easier to find a nice casa without booking in advance. Avoid the cyclon season from July to October and the school holiday from July to August.

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Review and Tips 

Vinales is a must to see where real Cuban cigars come from. We did a guided trip by horse which was a great experience. To be honest the cigars we bought from the organic farm were even better than the Cohiba. We also got a mojito offered by the farmer, the best I've ever tried. The tour included a tobacco plantation, a cave visit and a coffee farm where meals were offered.

The tobacco plants are planted in October/November and need less than two months to get harvested. The color turns from green to yellow and then to golden brown. It looks like that the climate change becomes a challenge in future time for the farmers. Heavy rainfalls during the harvesting season forces the farmers to replant.

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Nov 06, 2015

When are the tours being offered?

Nov 06, 2015
There are tours offered year round. Ask at your casa for a recommendation and they will book the tour for you. Usually the tours are in small groups by horse.
Nov 06, 2015

Fantastic place! I love watching the whole cigar planting and making process. Here is a street view and an amazing Vinales Valley view.