As the enormous number of glowing reviews reveal, this is one of our travelers' favourite Cuba tours. Tailored to suit your tastes and budget, this is Cuba as you want to see it.
Havana Pinar de Rio Viñales Soroa Sierra del Rosario Trinidad Bay of Pigs Sierra Escambray Playa Ancon Santa Clara Che Guevara Mausoleum Optional: Cayo Levisa, Cayo Jutias, tobacco farm, catamaran excursion to Playa Leguano, snorkelling
€995 excluding flights
Price: excluding flights, rental car is extra, private excursions included, tailormade into all private taxi transfers, bustravel, and/or travel with Vintage car, premium ground services, price pp based on 2 persons traveling, all tailor made.
We are licenced to take US citizens.
We are licenced to take US citizens.
Description of Cuba tours
Our Cuba tours can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary shown can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
Our top tip:
Homestays are a good way to meet locals, and are often nicer than hotels, with tasty, homecooked food.
Hotels, homestays or a combination.
This tour can be tailored for groups with a tour leader as well as for solo travelers.
Accommodation, breakfasts, listed activities, transportation, airport transfers. Car rental extra.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Accessible tourism overview:
For us it is important to assist and help where we can with travelers that need special assistance. All our trips can be tailor made, allowing us to adjust the trips specifically to the individual. This is also dependant on the budget available.
We have already worked with several clients with limited mobility - we have organised for clients to travel via rental cars with private drivers for example. Before the trip we will contact the individual and find out what part of our trip needs to be adapted, this will also allow us to brief the local guides so they can focus on the particular needs of the traveler. Different day excursions can be provided when the activities do not suit the travelers' particular needs.
We have worked with several clients that have been wheelchair bound, this has previously involved sorting out suitable travel, such as private taxi transfers, drivers and guides. We will need to contact the traveler beforehand to find out exactly how the trip needs to be adapted. Extra activities can be provided instead if a suggested one isn't suitable. Travelers with a wheelchair will need to be accompanied on the trip.
Blind or limited vision:
Information in braille is not available in Latin American destinations, this means all the information will be delivered verbally. We can provide a host taking care of the travelers, depending on budget. We have already guided a person with limited vision, so we know how to deal with the challenges. Local guides are trained and can be briefed on the specific needs of the traveler. Programmes can be adapted for ease of travel. Travelers with severe vision impairments should be accompanied on the trip.
Deaf or limited hearing:
All information before the trip starts will be provided in a written format. Lip reading will be essential for understanding the local guides explanations. A special host can be provided, dependent on budget. While not all our guides are trained in sign language, they have access to computer tablets for communication if necessary. We have guided a deaf person before, so we know the challenges involved.
'Free from' food:
Diet requests are communicated to all local operators involved that are included in the program and it should not be a problem to accommodate most.
Our Cuba trips are all about celebrating the LGBT community. In Havana you will have the option to experience the LGBT night scene. We can also request an LGBT guide, who will introduce you to people from the local LGBT community.
149 Reviews of Cuba tours
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020 by Jill CooperExperiencing Cuba was what we were looking for and what we got. Cubans generally were lovely people; friendly and helpful. Many guides were quite open about the political and economic situation so we learnt a lot. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020 by Janet SayersMarcel was very knowledgeable and helpful, an excellent tour organiser. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2020 by Chris GarciaWe enjoyed our vacation and would recommend a guided tour to all visitors to Cuba. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Mar 2020 by Sarah PajwaniAbsolutely fantastic. It's an interesting culture but we also had a fantastic vacation, with time trekking in mountains, lazing on beaches, dining at great restaurants and bars and visiting historical sights. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020 by Maggie MellorWe LOVED the homestays, allowing us to interact with the owners. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jan 2020 by Patricia BoostThe Home stay people benefitted and rightly so Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2019 by Stuart GilfillanStaying with local artists family in Soroa as the landscape was stunning, the garden beautiful and hosts were very welcoming. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019 by Alison PayThe most memorable part of the vacation was the variety: vibrant Havana; swimming in amazing rives, caves and waterfalls in Soroa, Playa Larga and Trinidad; fabulous beaches from the rocky south to the sandy north. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Mar 2019 by CatherineThis was a trip of a lifetime. My group are seasoned travelers and everyone enjoyed all aspects of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Mar 2019 by Lesley MurphyIt was an amazing experience for the whole trip. Cuba is a beautiful Island and has far more to offer than just Havana and beach resorts. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Mar 2019 by Doug FrisbieWe found that private guides gave us the best service and the most insightful information about life in Cuba. Casa partiulars were all very good. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2019 by Jennine HerdWe loved the boat trip to Iguano Island off Trinidad. We also loved staying in Old Havana and exploring the small streets and listening to the music. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jan 2019 by Vanessa DelaneyWe loved Cuba for its quirky colourful ways and how it is stuck in a fifties time warp with some 1980s kitch thrown in. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Mar 2019 by Stephen JamesonWe enjoyed every bit of the trip but, especially, we loved the colour and vibrancy of Trinidad Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Mar 2019 by Margaret AbelsThe Cuban music scene was excellent Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Dec 2018 by Helen JonesExcellent. Cuba has a wealth of ecosystems. While not great on animal diversity (large mammals) has beautiful bird life. Most importantly, the chance to learn more directly from Cuban people about their history & politics... Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2018 by Diederik KohnhorstThe whole family had a fantastic adventure from the very first day till the last! It was an extremely enjoyable vacation. Can we go again? Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jun 2018 by Claire ChildsThe vacation was excellent and would highly recommend Cuba as a vacation destination. The 10 day trip was a wonderful adventure from start to finish. Our thanks to Responsible Travel for recommending Marcel. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jun 2018 by Stirling TylerWonderful experiences. Recommended...Amazing scenery: El Nicho waterfalls and Vignales valley were the highlights Read full review
Reviewed on 15 May 2018 by David NevillWe enjoyed meeting the enthusiastic and friendly people in the cities as well as the expertly led tours in the countryside. Most enjoyable. We were well supported but also had lots of freedom. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Apr 2018 by Jo PumfreyEveryone we met was so welcoming, helpful and friendly. We stayed in Casas and the owners went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and to organise trips and transport. Even though we didn’t speak Spanish we managed to make ourselves understood and all our plans went smoothly. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Dec 2018 by Hilary DentGood memories include the live music, an excellent guided tour of Havana and the view from our Casa particulares in Vinales. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Sep 2018 by Jane StowellIt’s a beautiful island with fantastic people - Cuba never disappoints...The two excursions with the guide Norge in Baracoa were fascinating. He has such a detailed knowledge of the flora and fauna, and seems to know everyone and everything in Baracoa. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Apr 2018 by Jacqueline RousseauHavana was fascinating, visited lots of museums and places of interest and culture. Vinales was beautiful. Our guide showed us so much. Loved meeting 82 year old Antonio on his tobacco farm! Trinidad was incredible, full of music and dance. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2018 by Jean LoweTotally different experience of Cuba. Enjoyed the dive in American car. Havana completely different from Baraco and Trinidad. Also by chance and good luck saw turtles hatching out on beach at Cayo Blanco. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Dec 2017 by Tola OtudekoBest bits: Too many to mention. The spontaneous outburst of music and dancing, the exceptional views of sea, mountains, countryside, colourful and outstanding buildings and cars, the history and the pride of the people. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2017 by Sarah GrayTopes De Collantes walk - we had a full day hike visiting coffee farm, then walked and stopped at a pool to swim, climbing up several small waterfalls from one pool to the next. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jun 2017 by Gary LumThe Cuban people were very welcoming, helpful, and friendly, taking in all the beautiful scenery, whether it be the Vinales valley, the beautiful beaches or the historic streets of Trinidad and Havana Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2017 by Melsa HoustonThe highlight was the walk up El Yunke in Baracoa. In fact everything about Baracoa was lovely. The guide Norge was simply the best... A very enjoyable and educational tour. It was very good to experience the friendliness and enterprise of the people in Cuba. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 May 2017 by Beatrice MoselloWe really enjoyed the Badada Codina hike - in Sierra Escambray. The hike was 3-4 hours... Our guide was great - telling us stories about the nature we were seeing, but also about herself and the people living in the mountains... She took us to the caves, and then to the state-run restaurant where we (surprisingly) had an amazing lunch with roasted pig, rice, Cristal and coffee & fruits at the end. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 May 2017 by Herbin ChiaExperiencing the transition that Cuba and its people are undergoing - from Communism to Socialism / Capitalism. And the contrast between various neighbourhoods in Havana and between Havana and places like Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Vinales. 5 of 5 - I am an avid traveler and it was still an eye opening experience for me. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jun 2017 by Ashleigh PhillipsWonderful... Read full review
Reviewed on 15 May 2017 by Cyril MundyMeeting people and talking about life Read full review
Reviewed on 02 May 2017 by James FredenburgThe people and country of Cuba were great. Highly recommend this destination. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2017 by Susan PorterAll of it, it fantastic from start to finish. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Apr 2017 by Erika FayersWe really enjoyed the whole experience. Cuba still appears to be in a time warp and we enjoyed seeing all the variety of transport from the old cars to horses and carts. Excellent trip - thoroughly enjoyed it. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Apr 2017 by Michael HowarthDifficult to pick from snorkelling off cayo iguanas or the reference in which the Cuban people have for Castro. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Apr 2017 by Margaret MiddletonLots of fantastic memories, hard to chose one particular one. But the whole experience of discovering old Havana stands out and also our first experience of staying in a Casa Particular in Havana. Excellent, great to experience the real Cuba by staying in casas rather than a large resort. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Mar 2017 by Richard HazeltonWhile age and history of the cities were fascinating, the countryside was beautiful. The full day hike in the Sierra Escambray with our private guide was wonderful. Seeing the national bird, learning the history of the coffee plants and surrounding flora was a day well spent. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Mar 2017 by Chrissie AmeyThe best part of our vacation overall were all the guided walks that were arranged for us; all our guides were young, educated, bi-lingual and delightful. We learnt so much from what they told us and their enthusiasm for their country and culture was infectious. We would not have felt so immersed in Cuba without their input and as a result I found myself leaving Cuba with a huge respect for the Cubans and their culture. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Feb 2017 by Kathy BrownTrinidad was memorable: Loved the city, cobbled streets & buildings. Also loved the number of bars and restaurants. Meal at paladar la Redaccion. Tour to Topes Coliantes - Great views, greenery and saw a Cuban Trogon etc. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Feb 2017 by Laura GiffinOur casa particulars stay in Vinales was awesome! Although she didn't speak much English and we didn't speak much Spanish, Loly was delightful. The food was great and her family made us feel very welcome in their home. We had a fantastic trip and would recommend time in Cuba to anyone willing to take an adventure. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jan 2017 by Veronica ViganoThe best part of the trip was to drive around with a classic car, having the same driver for 4 days allowed us to build a friendship, learn more about the country and have some fun together. We had a fantastic time, feeling safe and looked after!!” Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jan 2017 by Debra and Eric GoldbergInteracting with the people of Cuba was the most memorable. We met many highly educated, resourceful and creative Cubans and found everyone to be warm, friendly, fun and engaging. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Apr 2017 by Sue Webb-ReesBuena Vista Social Club. Fabulous performance. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Aug 2016 by Weaver GretchenIt was an amazing vacation that I will never forgot. Everything about it was a growing experience. We enjoyed the places, the people and the land. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 May 2016 by Camilla BoothWe loved our homestays, and our hosts and each felt perfectly matched to the town we were visiting. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 May 2016 by John WalkerAmazing, can't recommend Cuba highly enough. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Apr 2016 by Peter KehrliExcellent! There were many high points. We enjoyed the guided trips in the mountains near Trinidad and the cave of santo Tomas near Vinales. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Apr 2016 by Anjali MartinStepping off the catamaran ladder into an aquamarine, warm sea, looking down through my snorkel straight at bright blue and yellow striped fish meandering through a coral reef. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Apr 2016 by Beverley WarringtonIt was excellent - Cuba is an amazing place, and I highly recommend it. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Dec 2016 by Pearl StockExcellent Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Dec 2016 by Stephen SamThe most memorable part was horse riding in Vinales, silent valley, the views, cocoloco, Trindad history and clubs... Excellent trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2016 by Margaret YoungIt was jaw-dropping and a culture shock which I wouldn't have missed for quids. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2016 by Kristine Daniels4* Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2016 by Catherine CookIt was great! The organisation was fantastic - everything went very smoothly. It was comforting to know that Liliana was tracking our progress daily. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 May 2016 by Veronica VurgarellisIt was more than a vacation. It was a life experience. Not only was there a lot to see in the lovely country, but there was also a lot to learn. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 May 2016 by Caroline LonsdaleIt was all great. We travelled around for two weeks by car. It was so varied, and everyone was very friendly despite our limited Spanish. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2016 by Karen GriffithsThe insight we gained into a fascinating country, its culture and the life of its people as a result of a well-crafted itinerary, staying with locals in 'casas particulares' and having excellent guides. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Apr 2016 by Adrian PickettGreat vacation - can't stop talking about it. We learnt so much about Cuba and its people and the journey they have been on. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Apr 2016 by Kate DavenportA trip to El Cubano in the Escambray mountains just outside Trinidad. With two small children in tow we followed a well trodden undulating path to a beautiful waterfall where we all swam in the cool water before heading back. Unforgettable. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Apr 2016 by Teresa SilvesterIts hard to chose a favourite. Cuba has much to offer. We travelled from west to east and each town was unique and each part of the countryside had its own beauty. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Apr 2016 by Stephanie LateoThe whole Cuba atmosphere and variety (cities, countryside, beaches)was exciting. The people, the music, the history and the Mojitos. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Apr 2016 by Steve DIt was a very different type of vacation. Cuba is an interesting country and the people are warm and friendly. The food was surprisingly good which was unexpected. All our guides were knowledgeable and University educated so I would rate it as a vacation that met all my expectations. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Mar 2016 by Grant AndersonCuba feels very safe. I would hope to return in the future and explore the eastern side of the island. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Feb 2016 by Louisa TuhatuOur host families were very nice, they prepared great breakfast despite the facts that foods are not easily available in Cuba. The family in Vinales made lovely sandwich for breakfast, while the family in Havana cooked lobster for dinner. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2016 by Therese DelbarryIt was an amazing experience. A total change of scene from what we are used to. The history of the Revolution was very interesting, the concepts and struggles behind it. It made us reflect about Cuba's position in history in relation to their big neighbor, their future. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Feb 2016 by Janet SilverThe most memorable part of the vacation was visiting Cubans in their homes and getting a better understanding of life for them. Spending time with the guides and talking about their home lives as well as the sights they were showing us. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Feb 2016 by Christie MoodyWe especially loved the music of the country. The hike in the Park El Yunque across the Duaba River and to the falls was exciting and lovely. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Feb 2016 by Ellen GormleyThe most memorable part of the vacation was meeting the people of Cuba. As we speak Spanish we had wonderful conversations with children, owners of the casas and people on the street. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jan 2016 by Dom LoehnisHugely enjoyable and eye-opening. Highly recommended, though you can expect plenty of surprises. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Jan 2016 by Michael JacobyWe particularly liked hiking in the Sierra Escambray to Codina. The guide was exceptional, and was constantly going off into he "jungle" to bring us tropical fruits - Guava, bananas and types of citrus fruit. Swimming in the "bat cave" was very special. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jan 2016 by Sally IndThe most memorable part of the vacation was discovering what a diverse and fascinating country Cuba is - lovely people, some beautiful architecture and great music. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jan 2016 by Jenni Le ComteIt was a great relief to her that the Cuban contact, Liliana, was very efficient and reliable. All private taxis were on time and home stays were very good. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Mar 2016 by theresa partingtonThe Cuban people we met were charming. It was easy booking through this company and nice to have the support when we got there. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Feb 2016 by Sharon HalesIt was fun, interesting, fascinating and stressful at times! We have a good understanding of Cuba now. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Nov 2015 by Tiffany SmithI had a trip of a lifetime...I don't know if I could narrow (the best bits) down to one part. For Havana it was the custom car tour including Ernest Hemingway's house...Also my salsa dance class over looking the Prado. Vinales was my favorite place. The house I stayed in was hosted by amazing people with some of the best food I have ever had. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jul 2015 by Kate BrugesOutstanding. Stimulating, relaxing, a total change to western consumerism and our daily lives Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jul 2015 by Fintan FawsittExcellent memorable honeymoon, loved every minute of it, would recommend this vacation provider. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Apr 2015 by Lydia TrickeyThe people were very friendly, the landscape was stunning, the music/food and culture were fantastic...I wouldn't change anything. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Feb 2015 by Linda KisaIt was the best vacation we ever had. Our family and friends asked us a lot, but we couldn't explain by pictures and words what we felt during this awesome trip. We simply fell in love with the people and the landscapes. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Feb 2015 by Natasha PerryWe had a truly amazing time in Cuba and loved the country. Would definitely recommend a trip to Cuba. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Dec 2015 by David JamesThe trip involved homestays, rather than hotels, and a self-drive hire car. This proved an easy and flexible way to travel. It allowed escape from the somewhat insulated (and more expensive) world of fancy hotels. It also permitted us more easily to escape from the major tourist centers and see more of the country. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Dec 2015 by Steve OakesThe vacation was a fantastic success. We were very impressed with the organisation and support of the company. Would be very happy to go to the other bits of Cuba we missed! Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Oct 2015 by Julia KirklandStaying with the local people was amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2015 by Claudia GrahamI had a marvellous, unforgettable vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jul 2015 by Elizabeth TreherneSome lovely walks in the mountains, meeting and staying with local people, experiencing a very different culture. Trinidad in particular was lovely to wander around Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Jun 2015 by Audrey LumRead up on the history a bit before coming. It is truly a fascinating country and to understand why/how it is at present you need to know what has taken place over the last couple of decades. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 May 2015 by AnonymousOur local hosts and tour managers were very responsive, helpful, and professional at all times. I couldn’t have asked for better communication and support! Cuba was so interesting, lovely, unique, and safe. I hope to go back every few years to see it over time. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Itamar GlazerGreat, fantastic experience. Wonderful place to visit and learn about. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 May 2015 by Gabriels TubbsIt was a fantastically organised vacation which we couldn't have enjoyed more. Our itinerary was so varied - we loved the people and architecture of Havana and Trinidad and the wonderful restaurants. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Apr 2015 by Tanya BrayThe home cooking. The weather. The scenery. All of added up to a fantastically memorable stay. Cuba is one of the most interesting and beautiful places I think we've ever been and our trip was certainly one of the best vacations we've been on. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Apr 2015 by Alex GellingI loved the catamaran trip to Cayo Leguano as the snorkelling was good, the leguano were amazing and what can beat a whole day on a boat in the sun?...The vacation was excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Apr 2015 by Kathleen ArringtonWe were absolutely enchanted by Habana, the stately old streets and buildings, some of them crumbling, everywhere pulsing with energy and life and music, music, music; we even found the street hustlers entertaining once we got used to them...One of the best vacations ever! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Apr 2015 by Rosie LyonIt was truly excellent! Stay in casas particulares wherever you can. The accommodation and food are excellent value for money, and much more Cuban than the hotels. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Apr 2015 by Kamila HortynskaBeautiful beaches, amazing architecture of Havana, some very helpful local people. We are already thinking of going back to Cuba Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Mar 2015 by Claire MorrisWe loved just wandering around in Havana. Our ten year daughter loved the hummingbirds that came to our balcony and the iguana at the beach and all the other plants and animals she'd never seen before. But what mainly stays in the memory are the Cubans themselves - their kindness and joie de vivre. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Mar 2015 by Pat CallearThe itinerary we had worked out meant that we saw such varied cities and parts of Cuba...for instance Havana is so different from Santiago or Trinidad we were really glad that we had gone that extra distance from west to east, and had not restricted our options. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Feb 2015 by Sarah CarringtonThere are all the things you think you know about Cuba - the music, the revolution, the cars - but there is so much more to it than that. For us one of the most exciting parts of the vacation was having the opportunity to find out more and add reality to the myths - without skimping on the rest and relaxation. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Apr 2015 by Moshe MatriA short glimpse of Cuba, yet a unique experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Feb 2015 by Hagai ZmoraFeel the atmosphere, interact with people and enjoy the music. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by Sue WailooEvery day of my trip brought something interesting and memorable. Cuba is a beautiful country rich in natural assets, history and culture with lovely, helpful people keen to show you all their country has to offer. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jan 2014 by Charles ButlerIt was our home whilst we were there - in each casa - we were made to feel we were really at home whilst still being free to come and go wherever and whenever we wanted. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Dec 2014 by Colin PeakThe memorable parts were all related to experiences with local people, seeing local wildlife and visiting areas of outstanding beauty. The excitement came from traveling independently – but with the confidence that comes from knowing that experienced local agents of were available to call upon if things went wrong. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Dec 2014 by diane wrightCycling through Cuba let us interact with the local people who only see tourist whiz past in buses and taxi. We could spend some of our pesos in the villages rather than the big tourist towns. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Nov 2014 by Sue JohnsonIt benefitted local people. Direct injection of tourist funds into the economy is essential to many Cubans wellbeing and this tour operator actively supports local enterprise. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2014 by Samuel BjorklundWould do it again in a heartbeat...Visit and stay in Old Havana, and certain dives at Isla de La Juventud. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2014 by Madeleine CotterProbably the best vacation we have had. The entire vacation was a wonderful experience, brilliantly organized and executed. It exceed our expectations by a long way Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Aug 2014 by Elaine DaviesThe walking experience in the Sierra Escambray was wonderful including the overnight stay in a tent on the verandah of the hacienda! We found that the further away from Havana we were traveling, the more we liked the other provinces. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 May 2014 by Hilary WelchA lovely restaurant in the forest near the coast. Discovering Trinidad, Cuba which was really a little jewel with lovely architecture, showing this is not confined to Havana, good restaurants and a lot to do in the surrounding area. Cubans are very friendly and open and will invite you into their homes. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 May 2014 by Pat BlandWe loved trekking in the Escambray Mountains with Jory the most enthusiastic of guides. He knew so much about nature and the environment and the history of the area. Staying in the Casa Particulares (homestays) is highly recommended as all were comfortable, the food was delicious and the families lovely. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 May 2014 by louise HollickExciting and surprising. Each day brought a new story and memory. We loved mixing with the local people and never felt unsafe. I would highly recommend it. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Apr 2014 by Jakob DayanThe trip was exciting. Got to meet interesting people within a different culture. Great vacation in most aspects. We only stayed at casas, and enjoyed the hospitality and caring of casas owner and occasional local people. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by Amos PorgesThe most memorable part of the vacation was: Ancon playa near Trinidad, Topes de Collantes, Tour to Vinales valley. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Mar 2014 by Hattie SiigersWe loved the contrast between Havana and Trinidad, and the fact that both places are so different from anywhere else we have visited. The Sugarmill Valley near Trinidad has stunning scenery but we also got a real sense for the terrible treatment & hardship suffered by the slaves. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2014 by Janice KatelarisI especially enjoyed our 4 nights in Trinidad as it offered a good blend of sights, beach and culture. Havana was amazing for its architecture and night life. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Feb 2014 by Sara HamiltonThis was a wonderful way to see Cuba and learn about its history, geography and the way people live now. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Feb 2014 by Jo FrancisStaying at Home-stays is great and the two hour convertible car tour around Havana. It’s a great welcome to the city Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Feb 2014 by Susan ClaytonFascinating country. We loved walking in the country, home stays, Trinidad. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jan 2014 by Michelle BonnelIt was one of the best vacations we have had as a family and I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who was thinking of going to Cuba Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jan 2014 by Jason FalkThe most memorable part was Havana. It is the most spectacular example of Cuba's survival without resources. The crumbling buildings, cars, roads, remain bustling as people find a way to carry on with life, despite a great lack of material resources. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jan 2014 by Martine LerouxGreat vacation, great organisation, everything was as planned and fine. Beautiful country. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2014 by Lloyd EvansExcellent...Driving on Cuban roads - quite a challenge Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Nov 2013 by barbara overburyThe traveling round cuba and how well it was organised from the time we stepped of the plane, right up till we boarded the plane to go home we were so well looked after, and we saw everything we had asked to see, it was five star all the way, all the guides and hotels were first class, cannot praise Marcel enough for the organisation. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2013 by Caroline HarrisonWe had an absolutely brilliant time in Cuba. Dancing, I don't know where to start It was the best vacation I have ever been on. We had so many unexpected experiences that it is so difficult to say which is the most memorable... Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Mar 2013 by Aline HoUNFORGETTABLE - BREATHTAKING - FUN - EMOTIONAL - EDUCATIONAL Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jan 2013 by Micki KlearmanExcellent; an experience of a life time. Definitely stay in casa particulares -- the best way to meet people and see the real Cuba Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Dec 2013 by David Gonzalez MunozWe got out of our vacation exactly what we were looking for. A great experience, a bit of activity, contact with locals, getting to know the culture, the real situation in Cuba and relaxing at the end in a fantastic beach. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2013 by Tracy HollisExcellent - enjoyable and informative, varied and well organised...Beng able to travel around Cuba on our own steam and stay with Cuban families in Casas particulares was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2013 by Sheena GhoshA great experience, a fascinating country and to be seen before it changes! ...Definitely make the time to go to Trinidadi. It's a great way to see the heart of Cubans and their lifestyle. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Aug 2013 by Terry AdbyWe loved Cuba, its people, its music, its history. The weather was a blessing, beautiful landscape, snorkeling in cayo blanco superb and the Cuban vibe simply irresistible. We will definitely go back again! Read full review
Reviewed on 19 May 2013 by Clare GrayTo stay in people's homes makes for a much more diverse and interesting, and indeed pleasurable experience...The arrangements made on our behalf by the operator were perfect and it was very reassuring to know that the representative in Havana was at the end of a phone in case there were any glitches. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 May 2013 by Stephan NikolovGreat, exciting, reflective!...me and my wife were able to see in ten days 100% and even more of what I wanted to see Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Apr 2013 by George TurnbullSinging the Hokey Cokey with school children in Soroa was the most memorable part of the vacation...Excellent. Plenty of variety. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Mar 2013 by Anne MarceauMeeting Cuban people was the most memorable part of the vacation Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Mar 2013 by Noreen EdwardsThe most memorable part was riding through the countryside, seeing how people live and work, stopping in the small towns and villages that have few tourists. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Jan 2013 by Trevor HopperMuch care & discussion went in to tailoring our vacation to suit our interests & needs. The most memorable parts were being transported back in time to many things from the 50's and the elegant buildings brought back to their former splendour following restoration Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Feb 2013 by Desmond LauderWe loved our time in Trinidad, exploring the old town, listening to the music and learning about life in a small Cuban town. Most of our evenings in Trinidad were spent listening to a variety of son and trova bands performing the music for which Cuba is famous and watching the locals (and some tourists) dancing salsa. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Mar 2012 by Saavan GatfieldExcellent - a really eye-opening and thought-provoking experience. Marcel was very helpful in putting together our itinerary and ensuring we had on-the-ground support in Cuba. Would recommend anyone to use this tour operator. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jan 2012 by Shirley HaywoodWe have so many great memories from our vacation in Cuba... the casas particulares were all different, welcoming and provided great food. We found empty beaches on the drive to Trinidad and had private salsa lessons once we arrived. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Dec 2012 by Alan HolgateFirst Class! The stay in Trinidad was th best part, because of the visit to the mountain and nature trek. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Jul 2012 by Stephanie ChuBeing exposed to the lively and unique culture of Cuba, and meeting the locals who have such an esprit de vivre... Excellent and highly recommended. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jun 2012 by Lesley HallSo much was memorable: the architecture of Havana the variety of modes of transport throughout the variable Casa Particulaires; some health & safety night-mares but always welcoming, friendly and excellent value, wherever you end up! Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Apr 2012 by Suzanne BurwoodLots of memorable parts to our vacation but I think the most exciting was just looking forward to what we were going to be doing the next day. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Mar 2012 by Barbara LammasThe most memorable was at La Guama. After a night sleeping in our own private hut on stilts on the lake, we were picked up in a rowing boat at dawn. Out on the misty lake we heard the dawn chorus as never before and as the sun rose over the mangroves we saw Spoonbills, Ibis, cormorants, osprey and many many more. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jan 2012 by Vincent AmourskyThere were many memorable moments: starting with Havana visit, driving along the Malecon in an old american cabriolet, wonderful people that we met in the casas we stayed at...or that we met elsewhere, Santa Clara for its "pay-a-tribute" atmosphere, Cienfuegos for its architecture and its wonderful botanical garden... Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jan 2012 by Chris ThomasMeeting the people of Cuba, enjoying the music and understanding a bit more about a society run on completely different principles than our own...It was very enjoyable, would certainly advice people to go with the above providers. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2011 by Jan NanorThe guided tour of Havana, walking and in an old American car, introduced us to the life and colour of Cuba. We loved the music, salsa and our evening at the Buena Vista social club. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Oct 2011 by Dennis MillsThe last meal in Trinidad... The dancers made us do the Salsa and bolero. The band played as we ate our lobster meal. The ambiance and service all on could ask for. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOn our Cuba tours all walks and treks are guided by local ecological guides and organized by local organisations. A vacation to Cuba off the beaten tracks with local guides brings income to local Cuban people and their families. The Cuban people are very aware that it is important to take care of its beautiful nature, as it is one of the main attractions for tourists, and tourism is the main income nowadays of Cuba. By making use of ecological excursions during your travel on Cuba, you support the people to continue with taking care of their natural reserves. These Cuba tours are designed & offered by ecological guides who work & live in Latin America, and have been guiding in the Caribbean for many years. They can arrange all details of your travel and design special tailor made travels for Cuba. The operator is a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and can help you with all your questions about diving in Cuba. These Cuba tours give a unique insight into the Cuban nature & culture, and with booking you support a Latin American based operator and a very dedicated team on the ground in Havana.
PeopleThis company supports several families with children with clothes, medicaments, books, second hand luxury articles, purchases of their handicrafts, and donations for constructing materials and improving their housing.
When you visit farmers during your excursion, we ask participants, if appropriate, to donate luxury articles like ballpoints, soap and shampoo, buy some coffee and/or leave a donation. When you make use of local accommodation in the form of casas particulares, you directly support that family and make sure that the income gets ploughed back into Cuban society.
In Havana or East Cuba you can collect clothes, shoes and toiletries to donate to a Cuban organization, which supports people from the countryside with no resources. You can also leave clothes, mountain shoes, toiletries or other articles with your local guides after the excursion.
This operator empowers a womens coffee cooperation Madre Solar and NGO in the Andes of Venezuela. Their vision is to provide solidarity to the entire coffee community in the area, striving to improve the quality of the life of children and families of the coffee communities. With this vacation and all our tailor made travels in Latin America you support local families on your destination of travel and you make it for us possible to support mothers and children in the Andes of Venezuela through this cooperation and NGO. Through their different programs the cooperative aspire to offer training technique in administration, management, accounting, among others and offer scholarships to students and subsidies to primary schools in rural coffee communities, as well as inspire to new forms of community economic organization.