Great itinerary; giving you a a great insight to Cuba and its local culture: from music and food to beautiful sceneries. The trip is well organised but also giving you some flexibility. Accomodation was good; though the "casas" were much more comfortable than the hotels. Restaurants the guide has taken us too were very nice, different each time, local and affordable.
We were delighted to hear that Madhushini had a fantastic time in Cuba, and it is certainly a good idea to suggest staying on longer for some relaxation time after the group itinerary ends. For anyone thinking of booking one of our Cuban holidays, you may be interested to know that we offer a beach extension to the idyllic isle of ‘Cayo Levisa’ located a few hours west of Havana - please ask one of our sales consultants for more information.
This was my secod visit to Cuba after first going on a package tour in 2006 and always wanting to see more. This trip allowed me to do just that, seeing lots of places I hadn't seen previously and providing a real taste of what Cuba is like away from the tourist beaches of Varadero and the like. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone who is limited on time, as the travelling days are not too long, however, if you can go for longer do it!
This a great way to experience Cuba, you see life in the countryside in Vinales, smaller towns like Cienfuegos & Trinidad and then the big city of Havana. The culture & architecture is fantastic to see and leaves you wanting to stay longer.
A trip that needs to be done sooner rather than later. I rarely revisit places I have been but having been to the east of Cuba and Havana 2 years ago I wanted to do the west as I loved what I saw. I saw a big change on my return, tourism is massively spreading and thriving and that's before the embargo is lifted. Large hotels are being built in Havana and open topped buses are plying for trade.A busy schedule which covered the parts of Cuba I returned to see.Cubans may not have very much but they seem to enjoy life to the full.
Hi Karen, it was a pleasure meeting you in Cuba and I'm so pleased to read your review. The casas in Vinales and Trinidad certainly add to the whole experience and the owners go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. The patio at Alberto's house is a wonderful place for the group to meet for drinks! I'm sure you'll agree that learning even just a few words in Spanish beforehand goes a long way towards an even more rewarding stay.
Will you return for a third visit I wonder? Perhaps you should come and do our Cayo Levisa beach extension!
A trip I'd really been looking forward to, and it still managed to surpass my expectations. A fascinating place, lots of contrasts, great music, and the trip covered everything on my wish list. Go now, before it changes too much.
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