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review 19 Aug 2011

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

The whole experience was amazing. Cuba is a fantastic place to go and one which is going to change so dramatically in our lifetimes. The atmosphere across the whole island was so warm and vibrant, with live music being heard on every street corner.

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

Check that the tour operator/local agents have checked flight availability from Baracoa and that there are seats for the trip you want to book on. Otherwise, you may have to endure a 6 hour drive back to Sanatiago to catch a flight, when Baracoa's airport is 10mins away. Also check that the flight time won't be 1am in the morning, meaning you miss one night back in Havana and only get to bed at 6am!! That was not a fun day at all!!!

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

The homestays were excellent and really benefited a certain proportion of local people. As did eating in local restaurants who would feed you a feast and whatever was left over would go to the families and friends who do not have access to this food due to their poor currency and rations.

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

Guide excellent. Itinerary - good as standard, we added more destinations to it, so that made it excellent, as you got a real feel for the island. Homestays excellent. The country excellent. The relation between the tour operator and the local agent - very poor.

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