“As the enormous number of glowing reviews reveal, this is our top selling Cuba tour. Tailored to suit your tastes and budget, this is Cuba as you want to see it.”

Highlights

Havana | Pinar de Rio | Viñales | Soroa | Sierra del Rosario | Trinidad | Bay of Pigs | Sierra Escambray | Playa Ancon | Santa Clara | Che Guevara Mausoleum | Optional: Cayo Levisa, Cayo Jutias, tobacco farm, catamaran excursion to Playa Leguano, snorkelling

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Departure information

Our Cuba tours can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
Our top tip:
Homestays are a good way to meet locals, and are often nicer than hotels, with tasty, homecooked food.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
Hotels, homestays or a combination.
Solos:
This tour can be tailored for groups with a tour leader as well as for solo travellers.
Included:
Accommodation, breakfasts, listed activities, transportation, airport transfers. Car rental extra.
Meals:
Breakfasts included.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cuba tours

These Cuba tours are designed & offered by ecological guides who work & live in Latin America, and have been guiding in the Caribbean for many years. They can arrange all details of your travel and design special tailor made travels for Cuba. The operator is a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and can help you with all your questions about diving in Cuba. These Cuba tours give a unique insight into the Cuban nature & culture, and with booking you support a small local operator. This company supports several families with children with clothes, medicaments, books, second hand luxury articles, purchases of their handicrafts, and donations for constructing materials and improving their housing.

On our Cuba tours all walks and treks are guided by local ecological guides and organized by local organisations. A holiday to Cuba off the beaten tracks with local guides brings income to local Cuban people and their families. The Cuban people are very aware that it is important to take care of its beautiful nature, as it is one of the main attractions for tourists, and tourism is the main income nowadays of Cuba. By making use of ecological excursions during your travel on Cuba, you support the people to continue with taking care of their natural reserves.

With booking for an individual Cuba tour you receive a Cuba Manual with all kind of information to help you finding your way and create your dream holiday on Cuba.

When you visit farmers during your excursion, we ask participants, if appropriate, to donate luxury articles like ballpoints, soap and shampoo, buy some coffee and/or leave a donation. When you make use of local accommodation in the form of casas particulares, you directly support that family and make sure that the income gets ploughed back into Cuban society. In East Cuba you can collect clothes, shoes and toiletries to donate to a Cuban organization, which supports people from the countryside with no resources. You can also leave clothes, mountain shoes, toiletries or other articles with your local guides after the excursion.

You can compensate the CO2 emmisions of your flights with ClimateCare, GreenSeat, or more cost and travel effective solutions. (Interested? Contact us for more information).

Reviews of Cuba tours

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays.

I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2016 by

It was an amazing holiday that I will never forgot. Everything about it was a growing experience. We enjoyed the places, the people and the land. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 May 2016 by

We loved our homestays, and our hosts and each felt perfectly matched to the town we were visiting. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2016 by

Amazing, can't recommend Cuba highly enough. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2016 by

Excellent! There were many high points. We enjoyed the guided trips in the mountains near Trinidad and the cave of santo Tomas near Vinales. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2016 by

Stepping off the catamaran ladder into an aquamarine, warm sea, looking down through my snorkel straight at bright blue and yellow striped fish meandering through a coral reef. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Apr 2016 by

It was excellent - Cuba is an amazing place, and I highly recommend it. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Dec 2016 by

The most memorable part was horse riding in Vinales, silent valley, the views, cocoloco, Trindad history and clubs... Excellent trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Nov 2016 by

It was jaw-dropping and a culture shock which I wouldn't have missed for quids. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2016 by

4* Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2016 by

It was great! The organisation was fantastic - everything went very smoothly. It was comforting to know that Liliana was tracking our progress daily. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 May 2016 by

It was more than a holiday. It was a life experience. Not only was there a lot to see in the lovely country, but there was also a lot to learn. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2016 by

It was all great. We travelled around for two weeks by car. It was so varied, and everyone was very friendly despite our limited Spanish. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2016 by

The insight we gained into a fascinating country, its culture and the life of its people as a result of a well-crafted itinerary, staying with locals in 'casas particulares' and having excellent guides. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2016 by

Great holiday - can't stop talking about it. We learnt so much about Cuba and its people and the journey they have been on. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2016 by

A trip to El Cubano in the Escambray mountains just outside Trinidad. With two small children in tow we followed a well trodden undulating path to a beautiful waterfall where we all swam in the cool water before heading back. Unforgettable. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2016 by

Its hard to chose a favourite. Cuba has much to offer. We travelled from west to east and each town was unique and each part of the countryside had its own beauty. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Apr 2016 by

The whole Cuba atmosphere and variety (cities, countryside, beaches)was exciting. The people, the music, the history and the Mojitos. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Apr 2016 by

It was a very different type of vacation. Cuba is an interesting country and the people are warm and friendly. The food was surprisingly good which was unexpected. All our guides were knowledgeable and University educated so I would rate it as a vacation that met all my expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2016 by

Cuba feels very safe. I would hope to return in the future and explore the eastern side of the island. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2016 by

Our host families were very nice, they prepared great breakfast despite the facts that foods are not easily available in Cuba. The family in Vinales made lovely sandwich for breakfast, while the family in Havana cooked lobster for dinner. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2016 by

It was an amazing experience. A total change of scene from what we are used to. The history of the Revolution was very interesting, the concepts and struggles behind it. It made us reflect about Cuba's position in history in relation to their big neighbor, their future. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2016 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting Cubans in their homes and getting a better understanding of life for them. Spending time with the guides and talking about their home lives as well as the sights they were showing us. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2016 by

We especially loved the music of the country. The hike in the Park El Yunque across the Duaba River and to the falls was exciting and lovely. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Feb 2016 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was meeting the people of Cuba. As we speak Spanish we had wonderful conversations with children, owners of the casas and people on the street. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2016 by

Hugely enjoyable and eye-opening. Highly recommended, though you can expect plenty of surprises. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2016 by

We particularly liked hiking in the Sierra Escambray to Codina. The guide was exceptional, and was constantly going off into he "jungle" to bring us tropical fruits - Guava, bananas and types of citrus fruit. Swimming in the "bat cave" was very special. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jan 2016 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was discovering what a diverse and fascinating country Cuba is - lovely people, some beautiful architecture and great music. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jan 2016 by

It was a great relief to her that the Cuban contact, Liliana, was very efficient and reliable. All private taxis were on time and home stays were very good. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2016 by

The Cuban people we met were charming. It was easy booking through this company and nice to have the support when we got there. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2016 by

It was fun, interesting, fascinating and stressful at times! We have a good understanding of Cuba now. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2015 by

I had a trip of a lifetime...I don't know if I could narrow (the best bits) down to one part. For Havana it was the custom car tour including Ernest Hemingway's house...Also my salsa dance class over looking the Prado. Vinales was my favorite place. The house I stayed in was hosted by amazing people with some of the best food I have ever had. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2015 by

Outstanding. Stimulating, relaxing, a total change to western consumerism and our daily lives Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2015 by

Excellent memorable honeymoon, loved every minute of it, would recommend this holiday provider. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2015 by

The people were very friendly, the landscape was stunning, the music/food and culture were fantastic...I wouldn't change anything. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2015 by

It was the best holiday we ever had. Our family and friends asked us a lot, but we couldn't explain by pictures and words what we felt during this awesome trip. We simply fell in love with the people and the landscapes. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Feb 2015 by

We had a truly amazing time in Cuba and loved the country. Would definitely recommend a trip to Cuba. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Dec 2015 by

The trip involved homestays, rather than hotels, and a self-drive hire car. This proved an easy and flexible way to travel. It allowed escape from the somewhat insulated (and more expensive) world of fancy hotels. It also permitted us more easily to escape from the major tourist centres and see more of the country. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Dec 2015 by

The holiday was a fantastic success. We were very impressed with the organisation and support of the company. Would be very happy to go to the other bits of Cuba we missed! Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2015 by

Staying with the local people was amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2015 by

I had a marvellous, unforgettable holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2015 by

Some lovely walks in the mountains, meeting and staying with local people, experiencing a very different culture. Trinidad in particular was lovely to wander around Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2015 by

Read up on the history a bit before coming. It is truly a fascinating country and to understand why/how it is at present you need to know what has taken place over the last couple of decades. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 May 2015 by

Our local hosts and tour managers were very responsive, helpful, and professional at all times. I couldn’t have asked for better communication and support! Cuba was so interesting, lovely, unique, and safe. I hope to go back every few years to see it over time. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by

Great, fantastic experience. Wonderful place to visit and learn about. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 May 2015 by

It was a fantastically organised holiday which we couldn't have enjoyed more. Our itinerary was so varied - we loved the people and architecture of Havana and Trinidad and the wonderful restaurants. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2015 by

The home cooking. The weather. The scenery. All of added up to a fantastically memorable stay. Cuba is one of the most interesting and beautiful places I think we've ever been and our trip was certainly one of the best holidays we've been on. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2015 by

I loved the catamaran trip to Cayo Leguano as the snorkelling was good, the leguano were amazing and what can beat a whole day on a boat in the sun?...The holiday was excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2015 by

We were absolutely enchanted by Habana, the stately old streets and buildings, some of them crumbling, everywhere pulsing with energy and life and music, music, music; we even found the street hustlers entertaining once we got used to them...One of the best holidays ever! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2015 by

It was truly excellent! Stay in casas particulares wherever you can. The accommodation and food are excellent value for money, and much more Cuban than the hotels. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2015 by

Beautiful beaches, amazing architecture of Havana, some very helpful local people. We are already thinking of going back to Cuba Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2015 by

We loved just wandering around in Havana. Our ten year daughter loved the hummingbirds that came to our balcony and the iguana at the beach and all the other plants and animals she'd never seen before. But what mainly stays in the memory are the Cubans themselves - their kindness and joie de vivre. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2015 by

The itinerary we had worked out meant that we saw such varied cities and parts of Cuba...for instance Havana is so different from Santiago or Trinidad we were really glad that we had gone that extra distance from west to east, and had not restricted our options. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2015 by

There are all the things you think you know about Cuba - the music, the revolution, the cars - but there is so much more to it than that. For us one of the most exciting parts of the holiday was having the opportunity to find out more and add reality to the myths - without skimping on the rest and relaxation. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2015 by

A short glimpse of Cuba, yet a unique experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2015 by

Feel the atmosphere, interact with people and enjoy the music. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by

Every day of my trip brought something interesting and memorable. Cuba is a beautiful country rich in natural assets, history and culture with lovely, helpful people keen to show you all their country has to offer. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2014 by

It was our home whilst we were there - in each casa - we were made to feel we were really at home whilst still being free to come and go wherever and whenever we wanted. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2014 by

The memorable parts were all related to experiences with local people, seeing local wildlife and visiting areas of outstanding beauty. The excitement came from travelling independently – but with the confidence that comes from knowing that experienced local agents of were available to call upon if things went wrong. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2014 by

Cycling through Cuba let us interact with the local people who only see tourist whiz past in buses and taxi. We could spend some of our pesos in the villages rather than the big tourist towns. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2014 by

It benefitted local people. Direct injection of tourist funds into the economy is essential to many Cubans wellbeing and this tour operator actively supports local enterprise. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2014 by

Would do it again in a heartbeat...Visit and stay in Old Havana, and certain dives at Isla de La Juventud. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2014 by

Probably the best holiday we have had. The entire holiday was a wonderful experience, brilliantly organized and executed. It exceed our expectations by a long way Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Aug 2014 by

The walking experience in the Sierra Escambray was wonderful including the overnight stay in a tent on the verandah of the hacienda! We found that the further away from Havana we were travelling, the more we liked the other provinces. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2014 by

A lovely restaurant in the forest near the coast. Discovering Trinidad, Cuba which was really a little jewel with lovely architecture, showing this is not confined to Havana, good restaurants and a lot to do in the surrounding area. Cubans are very friendly and open and will invite you into their homes. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2014 by

We loved trekking in the Escambray Mountains with Jory the most enthusiastic of guides. He knew so much about nature and the environment and the history of the area. Staying in the Casa Particulares (homestays) is highly recommended as all were comfortable, the food was delicious and the families lovely. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 May 2014 by

Exciting and surprising. Each day brought a new story and memory. We loved mixing with the local people and never felt unsafe. I would highly recommend it. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2014 by

The trip was exciting. Got to meet interesting people within a different culture. Great holiday in most aspects. We only stayed at casas, and enjoyed the hospitality and caring of casas owner and occasional local people. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was: Ancon playa near Trinidad, Topes de Collantes, Tour to Vinales valley. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2014 by

We loved the contrast between Havana and Trinidad, and the fact that both places are so different from anywhere else we have visited. The Sugarmill Valley near Trinidad has stunning scenery but we also got a real sense for the terrible treatment & hardship suffered by the slaves. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Mar 2014 by

I especially enjoyed our 4 nights in Trinidad as it offered a good blend of sights, beach and culture. Havana was amazing for its architecture and night life. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2014 by

This was a wonderful way to see Cuba and learn about its history, geography and the way people live now. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2014 by

Staying at Home-stays is great and the two hour convertible car tour around Havana. It’s a great welcome to the city Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2014 by

Fascinating country. We loved walking in the country, home stays, Trinidad. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2014 by

It was one of the best holidays we have had as a family and I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who was thinking of going to Cuba Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2014 by

The most memorable part was Havana. It is the most spectacular example of Cuba's survival without resources. The crumbling buildings, cars, roads, remain bustling as people find a way to carry on with life, despite a great lack of material resources. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2014 by

Great holiday, great organisation, everything was as planned and fine. Beautiful country. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2014 by

Excellent...Driving on Cuban roads - quite a challenge Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2013 by

The travelling round cuba and how well it was organised from the time we stepped of the plane, right up till we boarded the plane to go home we were so well looked after, and we saw everything we had asked to see, it was five star all the way, all the guides and hotels were first class, cannot praise Marcel enough for the organisation. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2013 by

We had an absolutely brilliant time in Cuba. Dancing, I don't know where to start It was the best holiday I have ever been on. We had so many unexpected experiences that it is so difficult to say which is the most memorable... Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2013 by

UNFORGETTABLE - BREATHTAKING - FUN - EMOTIONAL - EDUCATIONAL Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jan 2013 by

Excellent; an experience of a life time. Definitely stay in casa particulares -- the best way to meet people and see the real Cuba Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2013 by

We got out of our holiday exactly what we were looking for. A great experience, a bit of activity, contact with locals, getting to know the culture, the real situation in Cuba and relaxing at the end in a fantastic beach. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2013 by

Excellent - enjoyable and informative, varied and well organised...Beng able to travel around Cuba on our own steam and stay with Cuban families in Casas particulares was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2013 by

A great experience, a fascinating country and to be seen before it changes! ...Definitely make the time to go to Trinidadi. It's a great way to see the heart of Cubans and their lifestyle. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2013 by

We loved Cuba, its people, its music, its history. The weather was a blessing, beautiful landscape, snorkeling in cayo blanco superb and the Cuban vibe simply irresistible. We will definitely go back again! Read full review

Reviewed on 19 May 2013 by

To stay in people's homes makes for a much more diverse and interesting, and indeed pleasurable experience...The arrangements made on our behalf by the operator were perfect and it was very reassuring to know that the representative in Havana was at the end of a phone in case there were any glitches. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2013 by

Great, exciting, reflective!...me and my wife were able to see in ten days 100% and even more of what I wanted to see Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Apr 2013 by

Singing the Hokey Cokey with school children in Soroa was the most memorable part of the holiday...Excellent. Plenty of variety. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2013 by

Meeting Cuban people was the most memorable part of the holiday Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2013 by

The most memorable part was riding through the countryside, seeing how people live and work, stopping in the small towns and villages that have few tourists. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2013 by

Much care & discussion went in to tailoring our holiday to suit our interests & needs. The most memorable parts were being transported back in time to many things from the 50's and the elegant buildings brought back to their former splendour following restoration Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Feb 2013 by

We loved our time in Trinidad, exploring the old town, listening to the music and learning about life in a small Cuban town. Most of our evenings in Trinidad were spent listening to a variety of son and trova bands performing the music for which Cuba is famous and watching the locals (and some tourists) dancing salsa. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2012 by

Excellent - a really eye-opening and thought-provoking experience. Marcel was very helpful in putting together our itinerary and ensuring we had on-the-ground support in Cuba. Would recommend anyone to use this tour operator. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2012 by

We have so many great memories from our holiday in Cuba... the casas particulares were all different, welcoming and provided great food. We found empty beaches on the drive to Trinidad and had private salsa lessons once we arrived. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Dec 2012 by

First Class! The stay in Trinidad was th best part, because of the visit to the mountain and nature trek. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jul 2012 by

Being exposed to the lively and unique culture of Cuba, and meeting the locals who have such an esprit de vivre... Excellent and highly recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2012 by

So much was memorable: the architecture of Havana the variety of modes of transport throughout the variable Casa Particulaires; some health & safety night-mares but always welcoming, friendly and excellent value, wherever you end up! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2012 by

Lots of memorable parts to our holiday but I think the most exciting was just looking forward to what we were going to be doing the next day. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2012 by

The most memorable was at La Guama. After a night sleeping in our own private hut on stilts on the lake, we were picked up in a rowing boat at dawn. Out on the misty lake we heard the dawn chorus as never before and as the sun rose over the mangroves we saw Spoonbills, Ibis, cormorants, osprey and many many more. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2012 by

There were many memorable moments: starting with Havana visit, driving along the Malecon in an old american cabriolet, wonderful people that we met in the casas we stayed at...or that we met elsewhere, Santa Clara for its "pay-a-tribute" atmosphere, Cienfuegos for its architecture and its wonderful botanical garden... Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2012 by

Meeting the people of Cuba, enjoying the music and understanding a bit more about a society run on completely different principles than our own...It was very enjoyable, would certainly advice people to go with the above providers. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2011 by

The guided tour of Havana, walking and in an old American car, introduced us to the life and colour of Cuba. We loved the music, salsa and our evening at the Buena Vista social club. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2011 by

It's a very interesting and beautiful country. We went there together with our son (13) and we believe it will be the most memorable holiday for him (at least for a while)...Fantastic. The best so far although we have visited so many different countries this one was really special. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2011 by

We loved the diversity of the country, the music, the history and the friendliness of the people. We enjoyed most the hiking in the campo. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2011 by

The last meal in Trinidad... The dancers made us do the Salsa and bolero. The band played as we ate our lobster meal. The ambiance and service all on could ask for. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Apr 2011 by

Great time in contact with local people enjoying the amazing Cuban beaches, landscape and the afrocuban culture. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2011 by

Most memorable were the atmosphere and the people. Staying in Casa Particulars with Cuban people. I'm not a city person, but absolutely loved old Havana - fantastic charm and nowhere near the hassle we were led to believe. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2011 by

Probably hiking for two days in the mountains outside of Trinidad (Sierra Escambray) with our own private guide and spending the night in a tent at hacienda in the mountains was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2011 by

A brilliant experience in many ways. Everyone will have a different story to tell. Best way to enjoy is to try to follow the same rhythm of the locals and leave your reservations behind! Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jan 2011 by

It was all great! But high points included the Christmas Eve festival in Remedios. Christmas is relatively quiet in Cuba but they make up for this in Remedios with an all-night party including all night fireworks involving apparently everybody from the region. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2011 by

It was a very good holiday - everything worked out as hoped for... The two guided tours were very good - intelligent and communicative guides gave us a good insight into the place... Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2011 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was wandering in our car through the countryside to little off-the-beaten-track villages; so many people on the road, walking, travelling on horses and pony traps, oxen and archaic ploughshares... Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Feb 2010 by

Trinidad was an amazing city and really touched our hearts, but having a car and the freedom to explore, and being able to see the real Cuba was the best thing we did. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2010 by

We loved the opportunity to drive around the country. Great views, great opportunities to drive through small towns and stop and poke around the town.... I found the communication with the operators prompt, friendly, reliable, and the in-country operator was also excellent. Overall, we found the hosts at the Casas that the operator booked really great-very friendly homes, clean, great food. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 May 2010 by

The guides were wonderful people, spoke excellent English and were very knowledgeable. The scenery, local people and wildlife were also truly lovely. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2010 by

Best thing was the music and dancing. Even the small towns had music venues, with great bands, dancers and singers. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2010 by

The whole trip was amazing, most memorable was Vinales, I thought the countryside was beautiful and the people very helpful, but Havana and Trinidad were also fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Dec 2009 by

Superb. Cuban is fantastic place. The travel representative on Cuba was very helpful... We are agreed it was the holiday of a lifetime. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 May 2009 by

The whole holiday was memorable but I think the views and the uniqueness of Vinales will linger in the memory the longest. Also loved Havana, the music, the mojitos, meeting the guides, the experience of staying in Casa Particulares and the Cuban people and last, but not least, the weather! A truly wonderful experience! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2009 by

It was lovely to meet Cuban's everywhere and chat with them (our Spanish was limited but got better through the trip). In Havana we met locals and other parents around the city, it was wonderful for our daughter to play with Cuban children. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2009 by

It was one of the best holidays we have had, we will have wonderful memories and have swapped emails with local people and other tourists. Our transfers were great, with punctual courteous and friendly drivers. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2009 by

We have a lot of great memories of Cuba, from lunching with the iguanas on Cayo Leguano to riding through banana plantations in the green and beautiful Valle de los Ingenios, and swimming in waterfalls. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2009 by

The most memorable and exciting part was getting lost in the outskirts of La Habana on the way back to the airport at the end of the holiday. But we got some good advice from local people and got there in time to catch our flight. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2009 by

We loved meeting Cuban people when staying in casas particulares, we loved driving through the beautiful countryside and the little towns dotted about the place... And Havana was brilliant - the music, the people, the busy streets and the beautiful buildings. Fantastic! Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jan 2009 by

Just driving through the countryside and seeing everyone going about their daily life via horseback, bicycle, horse/oxen and cart, walking or via massive trucks was a cultural experience that has changed my outlook. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2008 by

Havana's quiet back streets are definitely worth a wander through-we stumbled upon an impromptu jamming session with about ten musicians squeezed into one small space who were making incredible sounds. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2008 by

The highlight of our trek was lunch in an old plantation house. There the lady of the house and her son treated us to rum cocktails, fresh coconut drunk through a bamboo straw, a variety of fresh fruits and the most delicious meal of our holiday cooked over a wood fire in the yard. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2008 by

Very good. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2008 by

Havana was a great city and the most memorable part is the kindness of the people. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2008 by

Never a dull moment. Old Havana is full of life, crumbling architecture and surprises. Swimming in the waterfall outside Trinidad was quite magical. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2008 by

Cuba as a country had the most spectacular sights... the waterfalls at Topes de Collantes, the amazing scenery at Vinales, the picturesque Trinidad... Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2008 by

Most memorable was meeting and eating with local people during the guided walks and also having long debates about the merits and problems of Cuba today with our guides. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2008 by

Connecting with the locals thru various events such as dance lessons and mountain hikes. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2008 by

Arriving into Havana and spending a couple of days in this vibrant city - we loved the amazing architecture, over-the-top Tropicana show and friendly locals, all accompanied by a continuous salsa beat and a mandatory mojito Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2008 by

Most memorable was meeting Cuban people. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2008 by

We had a wonderful time. Cuba was fascinating, and much more relaxed and organised than I had imagined, which helped make it a feel like a holiday as well as an interesting experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2008 by

I can truly recommend the tour operator, they organised our holiday to perfection. Stay in a casa with Cubans + enjoy the hospitality + generosity. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jun 2008 by

Our guide there was really informative and it was great to chat with him about Cuban life. The scenery was stunning and we loved the views from our hotel. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2008 by

Seeing Havana in a 1950's Chevy, swimming in a deserted subterranean cave pool, listening to the beat of Cuban music and visiting a macabre crypt underneath an old church are just a handful of the experiences we will remember. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2008 by

Most memorable was probably our tour of Vinales, particularly our excellent guide. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 May 2008 by

We had a fabulous time - a really good mix of sightseeing, walking, diving and being on the beach. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2008 by

It was a family holiday and it was our first trip to Cuba. Everyone had a memorable time in Cuba Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2008 by

Havana and Trinidad very interesting and also walking near Vinales and Soroa. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2008 by

The fantastic people in Cuba, friendly and very helpful, as we did not have a lot of Spanish. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2008 by

The most memorable part was the 5 piece band playing on the balcony of our casa particulares whilst we had a candlelit (enforced by a power cut!) dinner for my wife's 50th birthday. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Feb 2008 by

Most memorable? All of it, Casa's, walking tours, beach resorts. Can't pick a favorite. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2008 by

There were a few memorable parts: the Santo Tomas caves in Vinales which was more of a caving experience than a tourist visit - scary but fantastic!; great bands in the square in Trinidad every night with all the locals dancing amazing salsa. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2007 by

We requested an unusual trek in the real Cuban Country and 'boy' did we get one! The Director of the Environmental Group in Mil Cumbres picked us up and was so passionate about his country, the land, mountains and the people. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2007 by

Fascinating! A great experience! Seeing socialism as work - despite all the hardships they are stalwarts Read full review

Reviewed on 07 May 2007 by

The highlights were walking through Vinales valley with an excellent local guide - staggering scenery, friendly local farmers, hand-made home grown cigars, coffee and bananas. Hospitality and friendliness of the Cubans. Particularly in Casa Particulars. Their genuine pleasure from our gifts and our gratitude. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2006 by

We loved Trinidad, it's a special and picturesque little town with lots of music, close to hill walking and beaches. You can't ask for much more. Overall, I think we enjoyed staying in the casas particulares most, which gave us an opportunity to understand the lives of some (not necessarily ordinary) Cuban people. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Dec 2006 by

We had two weeks in Cuba with a tailor made holiday through this operator. They were great – sorted us out at very short notice and everything went according to plan. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2006 by

The trekking in Sierra Escambray was fantastic and one of the highlights of our trip. Along with the wonderful scenery and swimming in an underground cave our guide was excellent; he was extremely and had a tremendous knowledge of the flora and fauna of the forest. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2006 by

Most memorable part was going off the tourist trail with two of our guides in Trinidad. After a day of horseback riding we got caught in a tropical rain shower and since we were already wet we decided to go swimming in a local stream. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2006 by

All the places we went to in Cuba were very enjoyable, but it was most memorable for the people we met in Cuba. Other highlights of the trip were the sounds and colours in Havana, and the beach in Cayo Lavisa was breathtaking. Read full review

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