Fiona Walker review 3 Jul 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Visiting Havana and Trinidad
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Not to have a high expectation of the food. If driving get a good road map or download some maps. I managed to download an App that did actually give me my location which was helpful when getting back into Havana
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?
Good, I enjoyed the country of Cuba, was a little disappointed in the food, particularly in the hotels where we ate our evening meals. I also though the vacation was expensive for what we got.
Read the operator's response here:
Thanks for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your vacation to Cuba and I can reassure you we do aim to reduce the environmental impact and benefit local people as much as possible with all our vacations. Cuba does have distinct political and economic circumstances, though we always try to arrange accommodation in characterful, locally run and restored colonial buildings, as opposed to in the larger foreign owned inclusive properties common in popular coastal resorts.
Similarly, we only ever use locally sourced guides and drivers in each destination as they have a greater knowledge and understanding of their localities as well as in bringing obvious benefits to the local communities where we operate.
Although admittedly Cuban food can be quite bland, the best eating options are in the private family run restaurants (paladares) where the home cooked food is more adventurous and fresher ingredients used. We will try to be clearer and further highlight this in our literature going forward. Thanks again for your feedback.