Habano Man is a Vinales Tour From Havana. Héctor Luis Prieto Díaz is what in Cuba is known as a true man of work. In Viñales everyone calls him Habano Man because they know of his passion for tobacco. But this distinction did not come to his life until 2008. On that date, production on his land led him to obtain such a status. Since then, he has only worked with one goal in mind, to create his own tobacco brand. One that represents the cigars that come from his property, from his Viñales, as he likes to say.
Now also shows among its acquisitions, the seeds of the varieties Criollo 98 and 2012, much more resistant than others. And with so much care, maybe you think we’re talking about an older man, a mature and aging gentleman. I tell you that Héctor Luis Prieto Díaz is barely 36 years old. For this young man, good people and lover of the family. The award turned out to be a surprise and an unlimited rejoicing. As Hector does not like to boast. When he talks about the subject it seems that he did it for himself.
Condition of habano man.
Most of those who hold the condition are elderly. However, for the youngest Cuban Habano Man, everything translates into a great challenge. He focuses his crops towards agroecological tendencies, less aggressive to the environment. And one of the requirements to be able to choose this distinction. In addition, his growing tobacco goes beyond his being and his family, represents his country.
Characteristics of the “Habano Man”. Vinales Tour From Havana.
- Pick up location: Casas Particulares or Hotels.
- Duration time: 5 hours from Viñales.
- Guide Service: Yes.
- Maximum number of Participants: 15 people.
- Minimum Number of Participants: 1 people (a Personal excursions require a supplement of prices).
- Accept Children: No.
- Departure time: 8:30 am.
- Includes Lunch: Yes, and a national drink included.
- Includes Transportation: According to the client’s request.
- Collective or Private Transportation: it is not included in the price.
- Language: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German.
- Typology: Nature.
Things to do in Vinales Tour From Havana:“Habano Man”.
To cultivate tobacco you must be patient, that’s why Héctor Luis will wait for you. The trip will be to the farm Quemado del Rubí located in San Juan y Martínez. There our host lives. Since 2008, the date on which he obtained the distinction, he strives to produce the best tobacco leaves in the area. At least the most aromatic, the most perfect. How do you do it?. First of what he learned in the family, from his father and his grandparents. Second of the life of the field: the cycles of the moon, the preparation of the soils and the sowing at the best moment. Third, surrendering body and soul and with great patience.
If your booking for the Hombre Habano excursion and coincides with the work season. You will see something unique. Inside the barn, women from all over Viñales arrive to sew the tobacco leaves to the drying poles. While others arrive to put together the bales where the cigars will travel. In the middle, you can experience how a Cuban cigar is twisted. You will be in charge of rolling one of them. To complete your stay at the Hector Luis, you can get up close to a humidors workshop. The humidifiers are the boxes, specially manufactured, to store the best cigars.
Tips for the Vinales Tour From Havana:“Habano Man”
- As we are in the tropics, you should wear lightweight fabrics, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Put on comfortable shoes.
- Wear a hat, cap, capes, raincoats or umbrellas because of the rains.
- Do not forget your camera or your water bottle.
- Prepare the trip for early.
Policy of reservation of “Habano Man”. Vinales Tour From Havana.
- Easy Booking Cuba will adjust the prices according to the number of clients.
- Promotional discounts will apply for groups of 4, 6 and 10 people.
- In the case of this excursion, no minimum number of people is required for your reservation. In addition we will check the departure with you, in the 48 hours prior to your reservation.
- When weather conditions, reasons over our efforts require cancellation, Easy Booking Cuba will offer you two options. One will be an alternative excursion. The other will be the total reimbursement of the cost of your excursion.
- When selecting and making your reservation, we will send you the voucher and invoice of the chosen tour. Please print the voucher if you have the possibility to show it to your guide.
What is the best stage of the year to reserve?
- Easy Booking Cuba is ready, regardless of season of the year or Cuban tourist season. It only depends on your tastes: high season, very pleasant temperatures or low season, when fewer tourists visit the large island of the Caribbean.
- In order to avoid losses does not require showing your identification to the guide. In other words, your passport or tourist Visa can be left in your Room. Instead, we recommend that you bring a copy of these documents with you.
- For groups over 4 people you page the 30% of the tour in Euros or usd, with a credit card or bank transfer. While the rest (70%) will pay in Cuba.
- We clarify that, banking costs, commissions for use the credit card or transfer, Easy Booking Cuba does not assume them. That 30% that pays us in euros is net.
Cancellation Policy for Vinales Tour From Havana:“Habano Man”.
- If you cancel up to 16 days before your arrival, you will receive a full refund of the amount paid less an administrative fee equivalent to 3% of this amount. The minimum rate that applies is 10 euros.
- If you cancel your reservation between 15 and 4 days before the arrival date: we reimburse 50% of the total amount you paid.
- If you cancel only 3 days before the day you will arrive and no-show: we will not refund. It is penalized at 100%.
- Early departure: In case you decide to close your tour earlier than planned, or do not use (some) items included in your travel reservation such as dinners, tours, hotel nights or transfers, there will be no refund.