Valle de Vinales
Valle de Vinales, Cuba
The terrace of Los Jasmines Hotel affords a magnificent panoramic view of Valle de Vinales and is usually the starting point for a tour of the valley. Enjoy a Mojito cocktail whilst taking in the limestone outcrops know as 'Mogotes' rising almost vertically from the valley floor and the patchwork of fertile plantations still ploughed by oxen and the tobacco drying houses with steep sided palm roofs.
You drive through the picturesque country town of Vinales passing classic cars and horse drawn carts on your way to the Mural de Prehistorica where a history of evolution is painted in bright colours on the side of a Mogote.
Vinales is well known for a large network of caves and after lunch you can visit one of these beautiful caverns. The most common cave to visit is Cueva del Indio which involves a gentle walk and boat ride.