1 independent reviews for Modern Cuba culture holiday, Hip Havana

Reviews for Modern Cuba culture holiday, Hip Havana


review 19 Nov 2019

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

The opportunity to meet with Cuban artists, musicians, social entrepreneurs and to learn about their creative efforts. We really enjoyed conversations and also sharing meals with some of them and with our guides.

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

Be open and trust the excellent knowledge of the good people at Cubania and you will be sure to have a wonderful experience. Do take the advice about bringing cash and not counting on ATMs. None of our Canadian bank cards worked.

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

We do feel that our holiday benefited local people and engagement with Cuban people was really the highlight. There was less evidence of how it might have helped reduce environmental impacts or supported conservation, except perhaps for visiting and spending some money at Las Terrazas Biosphere. We did discuss with the operator ahead of time how to avoid water in plastic bottles and with their help came up with a solution to bring our own non-plastic filter bottles. We also were interested to hear about recycling and reuse and our guide was helpful on this.

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

Absolutely outstanding! From the flexible and responsive way the operator designed our itinerary to the actual program and activities. We were so impressed with the interesting people we met and what they are doing. We should say too that the accommodations were excellent and all the various and varied meals organized in our tours were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, will be recommending to family and friends, and hope to come back.

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