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“Cuban Adventures ROCKS!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Havana Adventures

Havana Adventures
Ranked #13 of 40 Tours in Havana
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Owner description: - Discover the 'real' Cuba through our small tours of Havana. See some of the more interesting parts of Cuba's most famous city and the Caribbean's largest metropolis. We have designed a few tours that show you different sides of Havana.Each tour is guided by an expert local Cuban tour guide who can also explain to you some aspects of the Cuban society and culture and tell you about life in Havana. A product of Big Planet Adventures Pty Ltd.
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“Cuban Adventures ROCKS!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

There were 19 of us, mostly Americans over 50 and six kids ages 7-14, traveling on an 8-day people-to-people tour called "This Cuban Life." We had two tour guides--Diosbel and Lex (Alejandro), and they were fantastic. There was no request too large or question too silly for those two Cubans. We were three nights in Havana, one in Cienfuegos, two in Trinidad, then one more in Havana. Lex took us to an underground disco in a cave outside of Trinidad. and we were merrily dancing the night away when the DJ turned up the lights at about 12:30 am, turned off the music, and said in both Spanish and English: "Our commander in chief (Fidel) has just died. The party is over." On the long, slow walk home (we were all too stunned to look for a taxi), we had an in-depth dialogue with Lex about what this all meant for Cuba and his life. These are experiences you never forget. I should also mention that Diosbel was outstanding--he was mostly with the half of our group who brought children, and they rode in a separate bus and had many separate activities. Dios guided us on our hike to a waterfall outside of Trinidad, and explained the flora and fauna along the way, including which plants his mother had taught him to use for which ailments. Dios is also fantastic with children. You would be hard pressed to find a tour guide elsewhere in the world with an advanced degree in physical education who loves children and has boundless patience, He was more than willing to take them all out for pizza, whining or no, while the adults enjoyed dinner together or went to the Tropicana. Also, one of us fainted from dehydration (through no fault of Cuban Adventures; they always had plenty of water handy to refill our bottles) and Dios left his dinner untouched to be at her side in the ambulance ride to the clinic, throughout the rehydration she got from the excellent Cuban doctor through a drip IV, interpreting for her and her friend seamlessly the to hand her back off to us. These guides go above and beyond expectations to deliver top-notch service in a country that is barely able to handle the megatourism that is descending. Go now; you won't regret it.

Visited November 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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“15 day Adventure in Cuba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We departed September 30th on the 15 day tour, with the infectiously happy guide Yiama in charge. What a fantastic time we had, in large part due to her and the good company we were fortunate to share the trip with. It was all and more we had hoped for. The organisation, transport, accommodation and destinations all brilliant. We struck hurricane Matthew in Baracoa and the professionalism shown by Yiama and Cuban Adventures in assessing and organising our prompt evacuation and reorganisation of destinations and accommodation was amazing. I cant recommend Cuban Adventures highly enough.

Visited September 2016
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Southport, Australia
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“Cuba at its Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My partner and I have just returned from 2 weeks in Cuba. We joined Cuban Adventures in an 8 day tour and totally enjoyed it. We prefer small groups, so having 14 of us was perfect. Our itinery was interesting and not rushed at all, our Tour Guide was fabulous and totally passionate about Cuba. We stayed in Casa's and all the people we met were just so friendly. We had extra days in Havana so we could explore at leisure. Fabulous!!

Visited October 2016
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“Havana Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our tour guide was excellent! While taking us from one site of interest to another, he displayed professionalism at its best. He was knowledgeable about all the sites we were shown. He graciously answered all our questions. He went out of his way to make sure we were pleased and satisfied.

I highly recommend this tour group, especially if you are lucky to get our tour guide, Yanniel Gonzalez.

Visited August 2016
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Cuban Adventures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My family did a 6 Day Western Tour through Cuban Adventures, then added two days in Havana - it was an amazing experience!! We loved it!
We took very instructive spanish lessons with Ernesto and Jorge - who were complete professionals and all around lovely people, including Myrta, Ernesto's wife. Even our 2 teenagers enjoyed it. We also had the BEST SALSA LESSONS EVER with Yoanka from SalsAmiga All Stars - SUPERB!!!! Our Havana guide - Ares Garcia Trujillo was also awesome - informative, friendly and flexible! Wish we could have spent more time in Cuba!!

Visited August 2016
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