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Cardenas Tour

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture on this guided excursion to the historic city of Cardenas and discover everything there is to know about Cuban rum and cigars.

Cardenas Tour

On the morning of your tour, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Varadero at 9 am and set off by minibus to the nearby town of Cardenas. During the 20 minute drive, we'll talk all about the importance of cigars and rum in Cuba, and in Cardenas in particular, the birthplace of Havana Club rum.

Having reached Cardenas, we'll visit the Battle of Ideas Museum to delve into Cuban history, before enjoying a stroll through the historic city centre. We'll make a stop at the house of a Cuban artisan who can make entire rum barrels with their own hands.

Afterwards, we'll embark on a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride around Cardenas while enjoying the first rum tasting of the day. Admire the city's colourful houses and discover its main monuments, like the cathedral and statue of Columbus, while you sip on one of Cuba's most iconic products.

Continuing on our tour, we'll delve into the roots of Cuban religion and enjoy another rum tasting while hearing all about the traditional production of cigars, or "puros" thanks to one of the country's most prestigious cigar rollers. You'll then be treated to a delicious cup of coffee.

At the end of the tour, we'll head back to Varadero, where you'll be dropped off around 1 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children under 7 years old
US$ 89.70
  • Adults

    US$ 89.70
  • Children under 7 years old


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4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in english and other languages.

The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in english and other languages.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by car or minibus, depending on group size.

English speaking guide.

Entry to Battle of Ideas Museum.

Cigar and rum tasting.

Horse drawn carriage ride.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 89.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.