Cuba travel reviews :: Tour feedback from our guests
Theresa Gage, Malibu, California
Loved the culture. Cuba is so vibrant, welcoming, and full of art. The people were super excited to see Americans visiting which made us feel very welcome. We spent most of our time on cultural activities and am so glad we did! We covered a lot of ground but felt like we got to see so many aspects of the country. Money is always a problem for Americans so make sure you bring more than enough so you don’t run out! We cut it very close.
Dianne Lookabaugh, Coronado, California
My favorites were Old Havana, our guide Pavel, and seeing lots of Havana. Loved the culture, music, and architecture. People were friendly, and somewhat in need. Interesting times politically. Very little to improve with this tour.
Michael Roth, Old Tappan, New Jersey
The tour was perfect. Our guide Cynthia was knowledgeable and a delight to be with. Our driver was also very nice. I was sad to see that there was not more prosperity. But it was great to see how another country and its people live.
Ana M. Natal, Daly City, California
I enjoyed my experience in Cuba. I loved the coffee, historical buildings, countryside and the tour guides were very organized, knowledgeable and friendly.
Arlene Dixon, Aurora, Colorado
Everything was great. This is our second trip with Cuba Explorer. We loved it. Varadero beach is beautiful. Enjoyed the extra time in Havana we didn’t get on our first tour. How about a an adventure tour this includes Varadero?
Jan Herdemian, Edgewater, New Jersey
Cuba has all of its original beauty untouched. The Cuban people are so nice and their culture has a lot to be desired. I loved the fact that we saw how the Cuban people live and help one another. The people to people part of the tour was very inspiring. The tour kept us moving from 9 am – until 4 pm. All the restaurants, museums, tours, and exhibits were excellent. Our tour guide made the trip super. He was so knowledgeable about every aspect of Cuban history, culture, and life. Tour bus was very comfortable, AC worked great, and everyone was on time. I will highly recommend Cuban Explorer.
T Alan Thompson, Tempe, Arizona
I was very impressed by the whole trip. The country itself is very beautiful, the weather was great, food was excellent. Our guide and bus driver were very friendly and professional. I loved the fact that we were able to deviate a bit from the schedule and go scuba diving. There were different levels of physical ability, in terms of walking, etc.
T Alan Thompson, Tempe, Arizona
Wonderful people and extra friendly and helpful. Cuban attitudes towards tourists is striking. The country is lush, green and beautiful. Yet the people really made the greatest impression on me. The Cuban culture is far more interesting than I had imagined. I loved everything. We had the absolute best tour guide Meylin. She was knowledgeable, easy to understand, kind and thoroughly helpful to every request by all the tour participants. Miral our driver was super pleasant and friendly to all while being a very safe driver. They both made this tour exceptionally comfortable all while learning so much about this beautiful country and its wonderful people!
William Dubishar, Seattle, Washington
Beautiful cities and nature, very friendly people, very safe. Very heavy emphasis on the arts (painting and music in particular). Grency our tour guide and Alberto our driver were both top-notch. Friendly, warm, welcoming, fun, and super knowledgeable.
Leslie Wingo, Austin, Texas
Cuba is a country with amazing culture and history, remarkable people and the country is absolutely magnificent. Beyond the people, I loved the cigar factory.
Armen Voskanian, Long Beach, California
Cubans are warm people and greet each other by hugging and kissing, something we don’t have it in the U.S. I felt very secure and safe even walking late at night anywhere in Havana or Trinidad. The food is great. Cuba is a beautiful country. The people are very friendly and have an amazing culture.
Grency Rodriguez, our tour guide was very respectful, pleasant, and professional lady. She was very knowledgeable about the Cuban history and their culture. She didn’t leave any question unanswered. She executed the itinerary to the fullest without any glitch and always on time. She was very helpful for recommendations and guidance during our free time; assisting with directions even making reservations for us. She is responsible for making our tour of Cuba an unforgettable experience. Mr. Alberto Fernandez, our driver was very nice and calm character. His driving skills were excellent even when the rain was pouring and the visibility was very poor. He was made sure everybody got off the van safely, and he was always on time.
Aaron Charbonnet, Irvine, California
What an Awesome experience! Cuban culture is an amazing experience. People are very nice and hospitable. I really like the discussion with the professor talk on Cuban culture – extremely educational.
William Harvey, Takoma Park, Maryland
Exceeded all expectations, more birds/endemics seen than I had hoped. A wonderful tour! Our guide Suzy and driver Santiago were more than guides, but friends. We felt as if we were allowed into the lives of many Cubans, much more so than other countries we have visited. Ms. Rodriguez was an outstanding guide/helper/teacher who was flexible with me and my wife, who has health and dietary issues. The five star Pullman resort was a pleasant surprise as I have never stayed in a similar venue when traveling for birds. The choices for dinner were spot on throughout. The pace of activities was correct with enough free time to explore and rest. Our driver was remarkable in that my wife is nervous in the car but he drove safely/carefully with skill. We are already thinking about when to return. For me, the birds and the guides. Meeting Nils Navarro and Arturo Kirkconnell thanx to Suzy. My wife enjoyed dancing to the ever-present live music.
Lily Chen, Manhattan Beach, California
It was a nice small group and our wonderful guide Marina gave us the best attention. Cuba’s a beautiful country filled with nice, sincere people with a rich culture.
Mary Shaw, Petaluma, California
A vibrant, messy (in a good way), modern, yet old-fashioned, make do with what you have place. Cultured with friendly interesting and interested people. A very safe place to visit with a variety of races that all seem to be equal to each other that was very encouraging to see.
We liked that our group was small with a friendly and very knowledgeable guide that was always interested in having us learn and appreciate the country and people. We particularly enjoyed the city of Trinidad and the Topes de Collente tour.