6 independent reviews for Cuba small group tour

Reviews for Cuba small group tour

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review 24 Sep 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Cuba is beautiful and fascinating and fun and heartbreaking. The best part for me was the nature and the people.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If you are not prepared for a country where people live in poverty, and goods and food are in short supply, this trip is not for you. There will be power outages, you will sit down in a restaurant and hear a list of things they canít make on the menu, because some ingredients simply arenít available. Cubans will do their absolute best to look after you, but there is a limit to what they have available, so you need to be understanding and flexible. Bring everything you need with you, and if you can, bring some extras to give to people you meet along the way. Something simple like a packet of paracetamol or spare clothes could be hugely valuable to a new local friend. If you are flexible, willing to deal with a bit of discomfort and not too picky you will have the time of your life!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Anyone visiting Cuba will help local people because your visit puts money into the economy. The visitor numbers have dropped significantly in recent years and a lot of people rely on tourism to survive. We stayed in the equivalent of B&Bs so certainly those local families were benefitting more than if we had stayed in bigger hotels. In terms of environment, the group leader certainly did his best to make sure we didnít need too many plastic bottles, and we visited some lovely environmental projects including an organic farm and a botanical garden.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was fabulous! Our guide Ale, went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic visit, shared so much knowledge with us and we had a lot of fun along the way.

review 5 Feb 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Visiting parts of Cuba that most Cuban tourists never experience.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Some of the suggested items to bring are not necessary.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent

review 6 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Our guide was educative warm, and talented...he talked history, sang and played music with us. As well as teaching us salsa!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Come the day before tour starts to recover from jet lag. Pace yourself because there is a lot packed in...

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes staying in casas and tipping local guides seemed to but difficult to be sure

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a great experience ...but personally would have liked a slower pace..but we did get food poisoning so missed a couple of days..

review 3 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The catamaran ride to a perfect island

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go with an open mind.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, water was provided on the bus. Local cafes used. Stayed in local Casas.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Loved it.

review 15 Jan 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Swimming in the Carribean (Bay of Pigs) and walking and swimming in El Parque Cubano. Walking around Trinidad and Havana.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Get small change when changing money at the airport, rather than large bank notes. Get clear understanding of the way and where wifi works. Don't overload your suitcase with warm clothes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, supported some local people eg. homestay hosts and taxi drivers. Also private restaurant owners and musicians. Saw very little conservation or environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Really good introduction to Cuba. We enjoyed watching the films on the tour bus. Informative and approachable guide. Excellent command of English. THANK you, Yanni.

review 19 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Vinales

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't expect luxury but enjoy what is given you; you will find it rewarding

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Just what I wanted

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