2 independent reviews for Active Cuba holiday

Reviews for Active Cuba holiday

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review 4 Feb 2020

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

Trinidad, walking in Vinales seeing the coffee fields and the tobacco drying shed, cigar rolling, walking around Old Havana, walking in the mountains/ hills .

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

Try and get some change for the loos. You can't use CUC once your through the departure lounge its dollars or euros. Dont expect a varied diet but it is healthy . Availability of items is not there due to sanctions. Bring what you need.

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

We did stay in local places and used local driver and obviously generally contributed to the economy. it did strike me that the tourist trade was serving the people involved in tourism and possibly not widely. I guess everything filters down as you need a supply chain and workers to support restaurants, hostels etc

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

It was excellent

review 15 Mar 2020

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

The trip to the Cienaga de Zapata reserve. We entered one cave and there were numerous fruit bats, plus crabs, and a tarantula! The whole area was great for spotting Cubaís wildlife - we also saw a crocodile as well as turtles in the sinkhole.

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

Take everything you need with you, especially toiletries (including loo roll and hand sanitiser). Items are hard to come by in Cuba, and there are often long queues at shops. Donít expect widespread WiFi.

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

Cuban people were very helpful and friendly, and many rely on tourism (and tips!) for their income. I felt spending money, and being generous was extremely beneficial to local people, who otherwise may have a hard time getting by.

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

It was a great trip, both active and cultural. There were options to suit everyone. And it felt less packaged and rushed than tours offered by other companies. Despite seeing many different regions of Cuba, we rarely departed before 9am, and we were given the freedom to get to know each place properly.

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