The sleepy countryside of Cuba's Vinales Valley is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch rural life unfold. Here, the Jurassic-esque terrain comprises dome-shaped mogotes (limestone mounds) contrasting dramatically with the endless flat valleys. Among the karst, you’ll find lush tobacco plantations where you can witness precious cigars toasted and rolled before they make their way to Havana.
Its fertile fields are home to farmers practicing old-fashioned techniques that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years growing everything from black beans to avocados and coffee. On Vinales Valley holidays you’re likely to stumble across romantic scenes straight out of a storybook: oxen ploughing fields, rambling wooden carts and farmers tending to their crops – some of the most sweetly simple yet utterly unforgetable moments on a trip here.