3 independent reviews for Cuba on a Shoestring small group vacation

Reviews for Cuba on a Shoestring small group vacation

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review 19 May 2022

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

Learning about flora and fauna of Cuba (the guide Emilio is really knowledgeable!). Also learning about the story of Cuba and its fraught relationship with US.

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

8 days is not enough! And bring USD, there is really no need to change to Euros. The vendors prefer USD to the Cuban pesos.

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

Yes, we went to local places, even out of the way ones. There is a lot of traveling though so maybe not so good for the environment!

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

Excellent! Eye-opening and very enjoyable! The only downpoint is the poor response from the operator they take more than a week to answer emails, are not helpful or responsive. They still have not sent me a signed affidavit form that I am supposed to have to return to the US.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Mei Yoke - thank you for taking the time to share your experience on trip as well as your booking experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in Cuba and your leader, Emilio was knowledgeable. We are proud of your local leaders as we believe that with their intimate knowledge of their region, culture and of course the best places to visit, they really do serve to enhance the local experience. That being said, it is disappointing to hear of the delays your experienced when booking your trip with is. Unfortunately, our turnaround times are uncharacteristically long at the moment, with Sales our teams being very busy as travel restrictions are lifted and the industry picks up again. We are working hard to address this and understand your frustration. Thank you again and hope despite this we will welcome you on another adventure with us in the future.

review 1 Mar 2020

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

Variety of things to do. Fantastic guide Value for money.

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

Go for it. Do the optional tours

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?

Fantastic

review 28 Feb 2019

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

Learning about history, land and culture.

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

Donít expect 5* but enjoy a cultural experience.

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

It definitely supported local people.

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

Great experience and a great group.

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