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“15 days Cuba Adventures Tour” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Havana Adventures
Ranked #14 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“15 days Cuba Adventures Tour”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Cuban adventures 15 days tour around Cuba from dec 2nd until the 16th 2016. Much to our luck, our tour coincided with the demise of Fidel Castro...

The tour certainly enabled local experiences, however I can certainly attest to the fact that there is no value for the money that we had paid for the tour. I still don't understand exactly what we had paid for on this tour when each activity and excursion had an additional cost.

It was frustrating how expensive this tour eventually became! Cuba is certainly not a cheap country to navigate around and one usually expects tours to cover some sights, however, the cost of the tour with Cuba adventures only covered:
- guesthouse accommodation (approx 40 CUC a night incl breakfast) 13 nights
- tour guide
- bus
- one way flight to Havana from the bottom of the island

Would I recommend Cuba adventures? I'd suggest that before investing in this tour, one should carefully check all costs!

Visited December 2016
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Canberra, Australia
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“8 Day Cuban Adventures Tour - Absolutely Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group was larger than expected (14) and last minute switch of guide who was doing his first English tour, but it all went off brilliantly. We had a mix of ages, a retired couple, a young family with 2 kids, solos, couples - 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s. At every place there were some top things arranged, and some flexibility to do what people were interested in. There were surprises thrown in too where opportunities arose (eg coffee at a farm house with little walk to waterfall swimming hole). 8 days isn't long to see 4 places and there wasn't much room for down time, so it was an active program, but it didn't feel too rushed or like a packaged group tour at all. Give yourself time in Havana before or after as its not really a Havana tour. Trinidad was my highlight and Vinales was pretty too. Rainer was an excellent guide and worked hard to make sure everyone got an informative, educational and authentic Cuban experience. I was just blown away by how good this was - beyond eye opening, probably life changing. Do it!

Visited December 2016
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“Cuban Adventure by name and nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Did the 8 day Original Cuba tour with Cuban Adventures - very professional, great tour and Karell was an excellent guide. Whilst went with a few friends, would also suit the single traveller. Music and rum aplenty :)

Visited December 2016
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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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“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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