By far one of the best trips I've ever taken. They were very helpful every step of the way and our local tour guide was absolutely amazing! Felt like we had known each other for ages. I highly recommend booking a tour with Cuban Adventures, you will not regret it!
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I can recommend time spent in Cuba. I went on the 15 day tour and while its an intense journey with many miles, it is also very rewarding. The history is fascinating, the landscape dramatic and the people are so friendly.
I thought the company were very professional Reynaldo answered any questions i asked and kept you informed if anything changed and did their very best to give you the best tour and if you wanted to do some add on things kirenia did her best to make it happen they tried to make it work for you. And were prompt in getting back to you. I would definitely use the company again
The tour guide: Both Armando and Barbara were excellent tour guides .
The accommodation: La Gargola Hostal in Havana. I liked a lot it was clean and comfortable. Great air-conditioning. comfortable beds All the staff that worked there were really helpful and friendly, and they all seemed to really like their work Alex and Sergie were there if you needed any info or to assist you in anyway and knowing who you needed to get in touch with. All the staff were lovely. Hostal Amanda. in Trinidad was really lovely, the owners of the hostel where very welcoming and the rooms were really nice, great air conditioning. really comfortable mattresses. They have tables outside where you have breakfast. or just to sit and enjoy the sun and relax, amazing breakfasts and coffee and if you look at the flowering bushes you will see the hummingbirds feeding on the flowers, it was so nice all the staff were very welcoming and friendly.
The breakfasts: breakfasts were excellent or very good
Airport arrival transfer: taxi driver was on time. and was very nice .
The tour transport: All the Taxi drivers were great and very professional.
The activities: History tour of the time when the Mafia and the Americans were in Havana in a taxi. a tour that I requested and Armando from the company researched and did the tour it was great I learned a lot I would have liked to do it walking but I hurt my knee. hence the Taxi.
The Itinerary: everyone who worked on the itinerary did a great job
Experience with US immigration: immigration officer asked me if I bought anything in Cuba and I said no which was the truth and he said okay and let me through.
Commendation to Ivan our guide. Words cannot express my satisfaction with Ivan, his professionalism, knowledge, attentiveness, enthusiasm and all other qualities that fit a guide whom I would rate as outstanding. He went out of his way to ensure our comfort. He is probably the best guide I have ever had in my extensive travel experience, and I do travel a lot.
The accommodation: BAyamo does not apply because we did not stay there. All bed a breakfasts were of good quality, owners very attentive and respectful!
The breakfasts: Most of them had good breakfasts, I have no complaints
Other meals: The only hostal where we had lunches was n Trinidad and the meals were very good
Airport arrival transfer: The driver was waiting in a different place, I had to ask someone to call to find him. Term 3 had 2 exits so he was waiting in the wrong one, but then all went well
The tour transport: Jorge is an excellent driver and we were satisfied with his service
The Itinerary: I mentioned above too rushed and exhausting because of flight cancellation so we had to make up the time in the car!
The Booking Process: Except for the flight changes that we were not Informed about, i was disappointed because of lack of communication on this matter
Abel is an awesome tour guide! Very knowledgeable about anything we asked him regarding Cuba`s history or culture; even when someone from the group casually mentioned a random observation, he seemed to always have a little fun fact to go with it. He is very friendly and likeable; it seemed like he was getting stopped to be greeted by locals and friends in each city we visited! This made us feel an even stronger sense of community amongst the Cuban people. He was always very clear on communicating when and where to meet, as well as fun and interesting activities he thought we might enjoy based off what he learned about us. We learned a lot about Cuba and it`s colorful culture and people during our time with Abel.
Accommodations were all clean, with friendly hosts. Walking distance to most points of interests and nightlife. Always came home to a comfortable room after a day of exploring Cuba. We woke up each day to a plate of mixed fresh fruit and bread/spread, and freshly cooked eggs, as well as fresh squeezed juice to give us energy to start the day.
We got picked up by airport pickup driver, Alex, who was awesome! We had a lot of fun talking to him during our drive from airport to our first casa in Havana.
The mini bus and our driver, Luis, were awesome! Plenty of space for our tour group. A/C was very much appreciated after returning from the scorching sun. Always felt safe with our driver, Luis, and always felt nice to return to a friendly face when returning to the bus : )
Our favorite excursion was the farm tour in Vinales. I enjoyed every second of it! Our local guide, Alexis, was hilarious! We all had a lot of fun with him.
10 out of 5 stars for Abel! We would be more than happy to have him as a guide again if we ever join another Cuban Adventures tour to see more of Cuba : )
What a fantastic trip! Lex was such a great, great tour guide in all aspects. His skill and passion came through every day. I was extremely impressed with all of the tour accommodations. They were super comfortable, the hosts were very attentive, and the breakfasts were great!
The airport arrival transfer driver was super friendly and described the landmarks and city neighborhoods as we passed through. Manny (Osmany), the bus driver for our tour, was expert, warm and friendly.
My favorite activities were the walking tour of a tobacco farm in Vinales AND beach morning (with snorkeling) near Trinidad. The walking tours in Old Havana, and in old town Trinidad were also excellent. The stops at Bay of Pigs for snorkeling and swimming was a delight, and the stop at the Che memorial in Santa Clara was unforgettable. The two days in both Vinales and Trinidad was time well spent. They are delightful towns in fabulous settings!
The pre-departure information was also excellent and we hope to return soon!
Great tour! It was a great experience for my son and I. Yenni was an excellent host and guide. She was energetic, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. I especially like her organizational skills. Each time we met as a group she would give us the itinerary for the day as well for the week. I always knew where we were going, what we were doing and how long we were going to be at each spot. Well done!
All of the host homes were very clean and well kept. The hosts were all very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts they provided had plenty of food and a really good selection. The water pressure in the toilets and showers was a bit lacking but not so bad.
Our airport transfer driver met us out front and was easy to locate as he was holding a sign for us. He also helped us by showing us where to exchange money in the airport. His cab was clean and well maintained.
The tour bus was well maintained and very clean. The driver, Miguel, was excellent. He was a safe driver; never speeding or driving recklessly. He was always very polite and helpful with our luggage. It was impressive how he maneuvered the large bus around the small streets!
We enjoyed the snorkeling in the Bay of Pigs and the cenote. However, we also enjoyed the walking tours through each of the towns. I liked that there were scheduled activities, but I also liked that we had time to ourselves to explore. It was a good mix between the two.
Both Tourradar and Cuban Adventures were very responsive to my emails and questions. They kept me well informed of what I needed to do and have prior to the trip (i.e., Visa, Cash)
We had a great time and loved learning about Cuba. I felt that in the time that we were there, we got to see a lot of Cuba. I would recommend this tour to others.
This tour showed us all in Cuba we could imagine to see as travellers. We loved staying with the Cuban people instead of hotels. We could not have wished for a better guide. Yanna was professional and on the ball at all times.
We found all the owners of the casas very helpfull at all times. It was only in Trinidad that the first option casa was not up to standard. Yanna quickly changed us to a very nice and good casa. Baraoca casa was also very good.
Our favourity activities were the visit to the ballet school and visits to Cuban artists. We also enjoyed the tabacco farm.
We booked on line with ease. We had some reservations dealing with an Australian group for a Cuban tour, but all ended well. Keep up the good work!
I traveled with 3 women. We were all BLOWN AWAY by our entire Cuban adventure ❣️️ ️From our first meetup Camilo made all 12 on the tour feel like family - I will NEVER stop complimenting and referring all of my friends to Camilo and Cuban Adventures.
The breakfasts just kept getting better and better. In the first house we stayed in, the room was was smaller than the rest of them and the shower not great BUT CLEAN and super friendly. All of the hosts were sensational and seemed truly grateful for us being there. Some even had flan and multiple types of fresh smoothies. The fruits were plentiful and the settings gorgeous.
Our tour bus was lovely and our driver so adorable and accommodating. We loved the informational videos.
We appreciated knowing what to bring in support of the Cuban people - They really appreciated wipes - Soaps- Batteries, razor blades - More than toys.
We loved Camilo and miss our Cuban family - Irish - British - Swiss - Brits and Americans all loving and caring for each other under Camilo’s careful and loving watch.
I think the trip was way undersold - We were so worried that because the price was so low that it wouldn’t be great. It was the total opposite! I’ve done tons of adventure travel - This one was the best - hands down!.