4 independent reviews for Holidays to Cuba

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review 2 May 2018

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

The music and songs in every public venue.

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

Do not expect gourmet food....the choice is also very limited.You need to be reasonably fit. I was exhausted at the end.

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?

I learnt so much. Our guide was superb. Cuba is an interesting place. It was not a Holiday but it was a great experience!

review 20 Jun 2013

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

Meeting local people (farmers, doctor) during a leisurely morning spent at La Plata a village in the Sierra Maestra mountains, and the chance to talk about politics, agriculture, and history!

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

Be open to new people and places and flexible in your outlook and you will learn a lot as well as having fun. Cuba is a very diverse island and there is lots of see but the transport and infrastructure means that the longest journey is about 12 hours (but broken up with a bit of sightseeing and meal breaks). The itinerary is very full, so there is generally little time to linger in museums or historic buildings. Avoid the rainy season, as the walking in the mountains can be very muddy and slippery.

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

Yes, we ate meals at a number of privately-owned family businesses, where the quality of the food and service was also far superior to that in state-run restaurants/hotel restaurants. We also travelled to the east of the country where there is more visible poverty than in the west and in Havana. This kind of tourism - off the beaten track, and away from the inclusive hotels - must support many families and communities in a country where tourism is a fast-growing sector of the economy.

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

Fast-paced and busy. A great introduction to the history and culture of Cuba. The itinerary was ambitious for a 2 week stay. There were many places - including Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Camaguey, and the Sierra Maestra mountains where it would have been good to have had more time to explore.

review 12 Apr 2010

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

There wasn't one highlight, the whole trip was a memorable experience. At this point what I know is I don't know Cuba. I thought I had an opinion on Cuba before I left, however this is a very complex society and as our tour guide said the first day, unless you live here it is difficult to really understand.

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

Go with an open mind and you will be amazed.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Very beneficial.

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


review 20 Apr 2008

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

Walking and meeting the locals in the region of Viņales.

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

Be very suspicious of anyone that approaches you, sadly they are more or less always after something!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

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

Great, but would prefer more decent contact with the locals when possible.

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