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  • Horseback Riding Tours
  • Carriage excursion
  • Hike
  • Sunrise
  • Day in Cayo Jutiás beach
  • Casa Particular
  • Private and Shared Taxis
  • Various Tours and Excursions
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JMC Viñales Aventura Horse-riding

About us ?

JMC Viñales Aventura offers unique experiences to its clients, thanks to a blend of cultures and ideas.

Our team consists of a Cuban family born in Viñales.

Tati and José-Manuel, two horse enthusiasts, will introduce you to the riches of the beautiful valleys and mogotes (rounded hill formations) of the Viñales region, an exceptional landscape classified as a Unesco World Heritage site.

Idalia will treat you to her delicious traditional cuisine.

And I, Chrystel, a seasoned traveler who concluded her journey after visiting 26 countries in 3 years of world travel, am here in Viñales alongside José-Manuel.

I accompany the excursions to pursue my passion for photography, but also to leave a lasting memory for our clients and to translate, in three languages, the explanations that José-Manuel or Tati will provide about their passion, nature, and the cultures of the Palmarito valley.

The owners

The Team

The Horses

Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingMy boyfriend and I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening with JMC Vinales. Jose Manuel is the owner, a lovely person and great tour guide. We first rode on horseback through his neighborhood (as he waved hello and shared greetings with neighbors and friends), then we rode

    cocomac15
    01/04/2019

    star ratingChrystel and Manuel made me experience the real Cuba. It really felt like home with them. We went on a long horse ride through the valley of Viñales.. they showed me how to roll cigars and the whole process of doing them and also how they produce coffee and their rum. We went Zip lining together which was amazing. I really enjoyed that day. The Best experience i had while being in Cuba.

    frencheee7
    26/01/2019

    star ratingIt was amazing experience with Chrystel & Jose. They were helpful, giving us do and don’t before we start our 4 hrs horse riding experience, full of local knowledge. I can’t thanks enough to Chrystel and Jose. I highly recommend to try their services. You will be amazed.

    Aungmyotun000
    16/02/2020
  • star ratingA totally unexpected day!
    Far from a “all the same tourist experience”, the day was funny and full of adventures.
    Gracias Tati!

    Beatrice C
    05/09/2022

    star ratingIt was amazing experience with Chrystel & Jose. They were helpful, giving us do and don’t before we start our 4 hrs horse riding experience, full of local knowledge. I can’t thanks enough to Chrystel and Jose. I highly recommend to try their services. You will be amazed.

    Herbertamt
    16/02/2020

    star ratingMy family (with two teens - who was not familiar with horses) did the 5 hour tour. Very nice, trustworthy and friendly guides (Chrystel and her father in law, Tati) who let us decide the pace the whole day. Half of the time was spend on the horse and the rest on the farms and swimming in the lake. The trip ended with a very nice lunch prepared by Chrystel's mother in law and they fixed a taxi for the return trip. This is a well driven small family company and you instantly get the wonderful "down to earth"- feeling. They have ~10 horses in total, so there will always be small groups. My family had the guides to ourselves and they were very open and responsive to all our questions. We bought cigars at the tobacco plantation, and the cigars was just as tasteful as the commercial brands - and much cheaper. In total - This is highly recommended!! More

    Hilde R
    05/08/2019
  • star ratingI took the 5 hr ride with Chrystel and José-Manuel and it was fantastic! This was my second time riding a horse, but it was not an issue at all. Both guides were patient and accommodating, and horses were incredibly relaxed. I learned a lot during the trip about cigar, coffee,

    Renata Z
    01/05/2019

    star ratingMy husband, my 2 little kids and I had a wonderful experience with JMC Vinales Aventura. Chrystel and José-Manuel have been absolutely helpful and understanding, trying to meet all our needs, and everything was perfect. We organised all the excursions with them, and we loved everything. A special thanks go to Tati and Fran, our guides, who have been absolutely brilliant.

    ab0ushanaba
    06/05/2022

    star ratingEntusiasmante - Dopo un lungo viaggio in giro per Cuba siamo arrivati a Vinales per visitare il bellissimo parco naturale patrimonio dell’UNESCO.
    Siamo stati accolti dal bravissimoTati, la nostra guida che ci ha accompagnato in questo posto incantato!!
    Abbiamo fatto il tour a cavallo, circondati dalle coltivazioni del posto e dalle bellissime montagne della Sierra de Vinales!!
    Siamo stati ospiti di Mario e la sua famiglia, coltivatori di caffè che ci hanno mostrato tutti i processi della lavorazione e dove abbiamo assaggiato un ottimo Rum di loro produzione.
    Per concludere la giornata Tati ci ha ospitato nella sua casa dove abbiamo cenato con la sua famiglia.
    Siamo stati molto beneCONSIGLIATISSIMO!!!
    Giorgio e Claudia dall’Italia

    avatar thumb giorgioligal
    07/01/2023
  • star ratingI took the 5 hr ride with Chrystel and José-Manuel and it was fantastic! This was my second time riding a horse, but it was not an issue at all. Both guides were patient and accommodating, and horses were incredibly relaxed. I learned a lot during the trip about cigar, coffee, honey and rum productions, which included tasting of cigar, honey, rum and coco-loco. Christel and José-Manuel not only made sure that my experience with them was great, but also answered my many questions about Cuba in advance of my trip and helped me book my casa in Viñales, other parts of Cuba and helped with transportation as well. You can ask about anything and they will probably make it happen.
    Fantastic service all around! Book a tour with them and you will not regret it!

    RenataZ6
    03/05/2019

    star ratingWe enjoyed our ride through the lush valley of Viñales so much that we arranged for a second ride with Tati the following morning. The horses are well looked after, and the western style riding gear comes with an extra saddle pad for the rider ! We saw many birds (including Tocororos, the Cuban national birds and took different trails - an experience to be repeated soon!

    lagrimasnegras
    14/04/2021

    star ratingMerveilleuse journée à Vinales - Nous avons passé une très belle journée en compagnie de Tati! La balade à cheval était vraiment incroyable, tout comme les paysages! Nous avons découvert des endroits reculés avec des personnes vraiment gentilles et passionnées! Dégustation de jus de cannes à sucre, visite d'une plantation de tabac et d'une culture de café! Nous avons fini la journée en prenant le repas dans la maison familiale! Tout était extrêmement bien organisé, les chevaux étaient super tout au long de la balade. Nous avons passé un super moment! Merci à toute l'équipe de JMC Vinales Aventura! En particulier à Tati pour son énergie et sa bonne humeur et à Chacal pour sa patience!

    avatar thumb Steph_Seb_detatroz
    16/01/2022
  • star ratingMy family (with two teens - who was not familiar with horses) did the 5 hour tour. Very nice, trustworthy and friendly guides (Chrystel and her father in law, Tati) who let us decide the pace the whole day. Half of the time was spend on the horse and the rest on the farms and

    Hilde R
    01/07/2019

    star ratingIt was amazing experience with Chrystel & Jose. They were helpful, giving us do and don’t before we start our 4 hrs horse riding experience, full of local knowledge. I can’t thanks enough to Chrystel and Jose. I highly recommend to try their services. You will be

    Traveller
    01/02/2020

    star ratingJose' made this experience wonderful. Views were beautiful and his horses were very well taken care of and behaved. I'm a fairly experienced rider, however, my friend had never ridden before. Jose' was very patient and well informed on making the ride great for both of our levels. He guided us to a great tobacco plantation where we purchased cigars. I had read reviews warning of bait and switch at the local farmers. However, the experienced cigar smokers I gave several different brands I bought at formal shops as well as the local plantation said the local were just as quality. They were very informative of their business and proud of their family accomplishments. We also visited a honey, coffee and rum plantation. Then Jose' took us back to his family's restaurant where his mother prepared a fantastic Cuban feast for us. We played domino's and had shots of rum. Jose' made us feel very comfortable and welcome. This tour went from 2:30 until approx 9pm, really you would be hard to find such a bargain filled with so many exciting aspects for a full day of adventure.

    5Travel-Bugs-USAF
    20/05/2019
  • star ratingChrystel and Manuel made me experience the real Cuba. It really felt like home with them. We went on a long horse ride through the valley of Viñales.. they showed me how to roll cigars and the whole process of doing them and also how they produce coffee and their rum. We went Zip lining together which was amazing. I really enjoyed that day. The Best experience i had while being in Cuba.

    frencheee7
    26/01/2019

    star ratingMy boyfriend and I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening with JMC Vinales. Jose Manuel is the owner, a lovely person and great tour guide. We first rode on horseback through his neighborhood (as he waved hello and shared greetings with neighbors and friends), then we rode into the Valle to visit a number of small business owners and entrepreneurs who talked with us about the cigar and rum making processes (yes, there were a few samples included!) Jose Manuel showed us how he cares for his horses at the end of the ride, then we walked to his mother's restaurant for dominoes, a touch more rum, and a hearty dinner. After our eventful afternoon and evening, Jose Manuel coordinated transportation for us back to our lodging. It was a great experience ~ Highly recommended!

    cocomac15
    01/05/2019

    star ratingWe booked the 5 hour ride and had a wonderful day (about half the time is on the horse which was just perfect for us). Jose and Chrystel were both lovely and so were the others we met on the day. Our daughter loved the horses, our 19 year old son enjoyed learning about and experiencing the rum and the cigars and my wife the coffee, which is locally grown. Swimming in the lake was fun too. I confess that as well seasoned travellers we rarely post on Trip Advisor, but I felt compelled to in this case as we had such a lovely time with genuine people and we really wish Jose and Chrystel all the very best as they continue to develop their business. I hope you also get to enjoy.....

    Mark D
    13/07/2019
  • star ratingJose' made this experience wonderful. Views were beautiful and his horses were very well taken care of and behaved. I'm a fairly experienced rider, however, my friend had never ridden before. Jose' was very patient and well informed on making the ride great for both of our

    Ashlie-FL
    01/04/2019

    star ratingOur adventure with Chrystel and José-Manuel was superb. We enjoyed every minute of our 5h trip to Vinales Valley. The horses were indeed nice and semi-automatic and it was a pure pleasure. One of the best things we've done while in Cuba. I highly recommend...More

    266aleksandram
    30/09/2019

    star ratingViñales à cheval avec JMC Vinales Aventura - Très belle journée ballade à cheval. La découverte de la région de Viñales avec ses exploitations de plant de tabac, de canne à sucre ou de café à été un bonheur. La gentillesse et le sourire permanent de Jesus, notre guide un cadeau , et que dire de la beauté des paysages, une journée parfaite. Merci encore à José Manuel et Chrystel pour votre accueil, votre gentillesse et le repas copieux de fin de journée. Souvenirs Inoubliable

    avatar thumb emiliod44
    26/06/2022
  • star ratingMy husband, my 2 little kids and I had a wonderful experience with JMC Vinales Aventura. Chrystel and José-Manuel have been absolutely helpful and understanding, trying to meet all our needs, and everything was perfect. We organised all the excursions with them, and we loved everything. A special thanks go to Tati and Fran, our guides, who have been absolutely brilliant.

    Aboushanab A
    01/04/2022

    star ratingOur adventure with Chrystel and José-Manuel was superb. We enjoyed every minute of our 5h trip to Vinales Valley. The horses were indeed nice and semi-automatic and it was a pure pleasure. One of the best things we've done while in Cuba. I highly recommend as a must while visiting Cuba.

    Aleksandra M
    01/09/2019

    star ratingVisiting The Valley of Viñales by horse with Jesús was one of the highlights of my trip to Cuba (together with diving). He was amazing, funny and had a great day seeing his country. He is very chatty and explained all about their land, country, people. With him you will know is living in Viñales... We encountered really charming people on the way, so they could show how they produce cigars, try guarapo... don’t look for other companies. Just go with them and won’t regret it. Every minute of the trip is worthed. Chrystel is also great! Didn’t go with her, but was helping me with transportation and even had me Bday cake prepared. All of them are incredible! And if you are lucky you even get to see the “once a month” get together of the village for poetic singing... was really cool (reminded me totally of tenderete canario ).

    patpu
    08/02/2020
  • star ratingI absolutely loved the 9h excursion with JMC Viñales! With Tati as a guide it was really exciting and interesting to ride around the plantations and visit many different farms, meeting field workers and trying some of Cuba’s finest products. Very delicious hearty dinner in the end. Mil gracias por la fantástica experiencia!

    Fabiola T
    28/11/2022

    star ratingMy husband and I plus our two teenage daughters took the 4 hour plus lunch experience. We thoroughly enjoyed riding through the tobacco fields. Watching cigars being made, tasting both the rum and honey. Meeting the locals.
    We ended our tour with lunch at our guides mother’s house.

    BREE706
    11/01/2020

    star ratingNotre meilleur souvenir cubain ! - L’excursion et les 3 jours partagés avec Chrystel et Manuel sont nos meilleurs souvenirs à Cuba.
    Après quelques échanges depuis la France et une entrevue pour discuter d’un site de plongée, nous avons réellement fait connaissance lors de l’excursion à cheval de 4h ! Un régal! Les heures ne sont pas comptées, on découvre la vallée sous un merveilleux angle avec deux points de vue très intéressant : celui de Chrystel qui a fait un tour du monde et qui a beaucoup de recul sur les pays qu’elle a visité, et celui de Manuel qui connaît son pays, sa vallée et ses chevaux mieux que personne! Nos relations avec ce couple a été bien au delà de la relation professionnel ! Nous avons partagé bien plus ! Nous recherchions exactement ce type d’activité et de rencontre purement naturelles et locales ! C’est réussi, bravo mille merci et à très vite les amis !!

    Benji et Marion

    avatar thumb Marionsco83
    11/03/2020

Así es como funciona una dirección en Cuba: siempre habrá una calle principal donde se encuentra la casa y dos calles perpendiculares entre las cuales está ubicada su casa

Aquí tienes un ejemplo :

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Here’s how an address works in Cuba: there will always be the main street where the house is located and two perpendicular streets between which your house is situated

Here is an example :

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Voici comment fonctionne une adresse à Cuba : il y aura toujours la rue principale où se trouve la maison et deux rues perpendiculaires entre lesquelles se trouve votre maison

Voici un exemple :

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