2 independent reviews for Cuba self drive holiday

Reviews for Cuba self drive holiday

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review 29 Nov 2017

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

The whole holiday was memorable. We enjoyed discovering a new country and a new culture, meeting people. The old American cars are fabulous.

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

Learn some basic Spanish. Most people in the casas particulares did not speak English. Buy a road map of Cuba before you go if you are renting a car. The map we are given is difficult to use. Some of the towns are not mentioned so we ended up using our own map. Be prepared to pay somebody to watch your car at night. The rate in Havana, Vinales and Santa Clara was 2 CUC per night which is good value. 3 CUC in Trinidad but it was in a locked courtyard. Make sure you have enough petrol in the tank. A couple of petrol stations we passed had run out of petrol and some did not have the type of petrol needed for our hired car. We took pens, pencils, soaps and we stopped in a primary school to give away. Forget about wifi and television. Relax. Enjoy the mojitos.

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

Yes. I was glad that whatever we did or spent benefited local people and not big chains as they are not present in Cuba.

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

Great holiday. We enjoyed it very much. Shame we could not stay longer.

review 7 Oct 2017

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

Tour of Trinidad Cuba where guide took us on life of a typical Cuban and not the tourist spots.

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

Do a thorough job reviewing all accommadations. All but one of ours were very good but one was so inferior we went to a hotel instead.

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

Minimally

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

Excellent

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