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review 31 Oct 2017

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

So many different experiences make it hard to pinpoint one, but tropical storm at La Tarazzas, horse riding followed by Saturday night in Vinales, snorkling on coral reef at Cayo Levisa and Cuba in general.

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

Allow a little more time for travel between locations as the roads are really poor quality off the main highway and there are no road signs so it is easy to get lost. In fact I would suggest taxi transfers rather than self drive. Make sure you take everything you need (wish I'd packed Vic vapour rub and Lemsip)

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

I feel that our holiday definitely benefited local people, particularly where we stayed in Casa's or ate in people's homes (which highly recommend) our money clearly contributes to an improved standard of living. Not sure about the environmental impact in Cuba. I was a little uncomfortable when I realised Cuban's are unable to visit Cayo Levisa and are only allowed on the island to work, the island was beautiful but it did feel a little flat without the Cuban people, although I can't fault the staff.

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

It was the most amazing experience and the arrangements worked like clockwork. Rickshaw's local knowledge clearly paid off in the choice of Casas and in itinary planning.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Sophie, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review of your trip to Cuba. I'm so pleased that you all had such an amazing time and I love that you took our advice to eat in the Casa's as much as possible and that everything ran like clockwork for you out there - we are able to secure transfers and taxis to get around the island too, so perhaps next time we'll arrange that for you instead - though the car hire sounds like quite the adventure! It is indeed a shame that locals cannot visit Cayo Levisa, I think the island do this to try and avoid overcrowding so they can try and keep it as peaceful as possible, and to avoid overuse of the island. We hope to hear from you again soon, when you're ready to plan another Rickshaw Adventure! Kindest regards, Paula

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