This tour takes you to Valle de los Ingenios, which is also known as the Valley of the Sugar Mills. In this area you’ll learn about Cuba’s sugar industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Valle de los Ingenios has the ruins of 25 sugar mills. It’s a scenic area, with lots of empty and repurposed buildings set against a backdrop of lush greenery and mountains.
In the valley you can take a ride on an old-fashioned steam train that used to transport sugar. Your train ride will bring you to the Guachinango Farm, where the sugar barons used to run their operation. Nearby you can also find the Manaca Iznaga tower. At 147 feet (45 m) tall, this tower served as a lookout point for the overseers.
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The tour was OK but I thought that we would see more of the sugar cane and its use. However, on returning to Trinidad, our guide spent alot of time with us in going around the city and showing things that we had not seen. His knowledge was excellent.
Tour guide Juliesca was excellent! Even brought bottles of water. Very knowledgaeable and took as long as we wanted. Made sure that we went at our pace, not hers. Had many personal touches
The guide was amazing! We definitely got more out of our experience by booking the trip with the guide to give us the inside scoop on everything.