Western Cuba small group tour

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22 Dec 2016
£ 1816
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26 Jan 2017
£ 1998
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23 Feb 2017
£ 1998
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23 Mar 2017
£ 1998
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20 Apr 2017
£ 1998
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03 Aug 2017
£ 1998
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28 Sep 2017
£ 1998
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09 Nov 2017
£ 2298
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21 Dec 2017
£ 2298
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Vacation type

Small group adventure vacation

This trip is run by a company which specialises in only Central and South America vacations. Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travelers (depending on the trip and how many others are booked on it) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling alone, with your partner or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places, whilst being led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Western Cuba small group tour

Environment

We have the option to visit and support the conservation of the Topes de Collantes National Park in the Sierra Escambray, near Trinidad. By paying entrance fees and hiring local guides, we are encouraging the continued preservation and studies of this forested area and its wildlife.

Our style of travel ensures that as many local people as possible benefit by our being there through our choice of transport, accommodation, excursions and meals. This tour runs with a maximum of 20 people which helps to minimise the impact on delicate environments.

Community

We endeavour to eat in ‘paladars’, private homes that serve tourists a hearty, local meal and provide an opportunity for Cubans to earn a living, or to supplement their income with dollars meaning they can buy many goods not available in local currency – clothes, toothpaste, shampoo etc. Clients joining this tour are encouraged (at their own discretion) to take gifts of such, everyday items which can be hard to come by in Cuba and are often very costly.

We visit and support the community project of Las Terrazas in the Sierra del Rosario UNESCO biosphere reserve. This is Cuba’s premier centre for ecotourism, which offers the chance to get a little bit closer to the local community, who coexist harmoniously with their surroundings. The model community was set up as part of a reforestation project and also as a scheme to promote self sufficiency and education in rural areas.

Reviews of Western Cuba small group tour

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 02 May 2016 by

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


No one event or activity, just a general sense of relaxing by day, feasting and dancing by night, and general friendliness, both from the natives and within a lovely group of people. Plus we had an award-winning tour guide in Rayselis.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Go with the flow

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


yes

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


Great company, great food & drink, great music and dancing, great countryside

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2016 by

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


The Casa Particulares stays in Trinidad & Viñales

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be Prepared for the lack of internet !!

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




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


Excellent and very memorable!

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2011 by

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


Cuban Music, variety of venues.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The daily outlay during the first eight days was under budget, on reaching the final destination in Havana it went over budget. Be prepared.

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


Would agree that the use of Paladars fed money back into the community. No perceived heavy impact on the environment.

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


Very highly. It was extremely varied always interesting. The tour guide, Bill Hill was exemplary, he provided excellent local knowledge and demonstrated a high commitment to each individuals needs, going the extra mile if any one had a need. The selected itinerary gave a varied look at central and west Cuba. I found it well paced and fascinating. Well done to the tour operator.

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