The best trip! Rainer, yunior, and Peachy were wonderful – professional, knowledgeable, and so fun. We saw parts of Cuba that would have been challenging to get to on our own and truly felt like we saw another side of The country because of the thoughtfully planned itinerary and local guides. Definitely bring bug spray and a gel seat cover for your bike (as well as toilet paper and hand sanitizer). Would highly recommend this trip!
An excellent itinerary that will take you to some amazing places in Cuba. Good flexibility with the activities. The accommodation was very nice and I would not call it basic! Overall an interesting an insightful trip around a beautiful country.
Cuba full of colour, music and mojitos! Such an interesting country with an very interesting history that I am proud to know a little more about now. Don’t let the two currencies put you off embrace the different.
during our trip we never once thought that the organisers were anything but totally conversant with customs and conditions in Cuba . This enabled us to enjoy our time without hassle.
My first trip I took with you was to Morocco and I plan to do that on my own but the travel agent told me that I needed to go with a group and she introduced intrepid to me and I was a bit afraid because I am a black person and I do not know how the group would react to me but that trip was so fantastic everybody was nice and I had the best holiday on this plane. So went my friend from the Morocco trip answer me to go on holiday again I said yes and now Im a diehard intrepid traveller. we decide to go to Cuba
What an awesome bike trip it exceeded my expectations the crew (three mangos) were always friendly and helpful and encouraging.
We had a great experience with Intrepid. It surpassed our expectations and delivered on a long held bucket list destination to experience and witness Cuba first hand.
Travel to Cuba with an open mind, the standard of living there is very different and the poverty was a lot more confronting than I first thought. Make sure you take insect repellent, sunscreen, your own soap and body wash, pocket tissues, hand sanitiser, electrolytes and anti-diarrhoea medication. Download Maps.Me map of Cuba and pin recommended sites and restaurants before you go. Be prepared the food can be very hit and miss so take your own snacks!
Cuba is a country that needs to be seen to be believed. Such a rich history to learn about. This short tour was a perfect way to get a taste of Cuban life.
The Best of Cuba was really a fantastic trip. I’d recommend it to anyone interesting in learning about Cuba and enjoying the Cuban way of life.
Highly recommend Western Cuba trip. A fabulous experience.
If you only have limited time in Cuba and like to have some freedom to explore then the Western Cuba trip is for you. It is a mix of History, sociology, food, nature and of course good clean Cuban fun!.
This is a great trip if you want to have a quick look at the country and take in some of the natural areas.
It was a very nice trip, good organised, safe drivings in a very modern bus, modern rooms with very friendly hosts and such a good tour guide Yanna. She has made the trip perfect with all her experiences and knowledges.
“Beautiful Cuba” provides a short insight into the lives of Cuban people, and the recent history of this beautiful country. The tour covers a wide range of places and opportunities to communicate with locals and to enjoy ourselves as well. The local people are lovely hosts and we loved the experience, especially with our fantastic tour leader, Yanet, helping us along the way and our very expert and safe driver, .
Cuba is an amazing country. Even though our trip there was short for what this place offers, however we really appreciated it. The group was amazing and Maurice, our leader, was excellent. The accommodation was very good and we were taken good care of. We saw many places for such a short time and if I could keep one or two highlights those would be the colors of Trinidad and the street life of Havana.
Best of Cuba is a great trip, visiting many of the most interesting cities in the country. It was great going right over to the east coast where not so many tourists venture. As we have a particular interest in history we really liked doing the reverse version of the trip, as this meant starting in Baracoa, the first colonial town, and then following the route of the settlers as they headed west. We also enjoyed visiting many significant sites of the revolution. The Casas were pretty basic, but are clean and adequate, and it’s great staying with local families. The activities on the tour are varied and interesting. We had a lot of fun on this tour. Thanks Intrepid.
Cuba provides a very interesting history and a quite diverse way of life for travellers to experience.
On no other trip have I felt that I have been able to get to know the culture and feel the heart of a country more, than when I travelled with Intrepid. Having a leader from the country that I was touring gave a wonderful insight into its culture that I would have been unable to get on my own. Travelling with Intrepid is a great way to get the most out of a 10 day to 2 week holiday, or to begin a long stint of travelling with the safety of getting to know a wonderful group of people and easing you in to travelling life.
I would highly recommend using Intrepid when booking a trip to Cuba. Their itineraries are well planned, the guides are very professional and although travelling with a group, you still get a lot of free time to do your own thing. I give Intrepid 10 out of 10 on all accounts.
Basic accommodation but clean and central. George out driver was a very good/CAUTIOUS DRIVER
The ‘Small group’ experience on Intrepid tours is a great way to share visits to different countries with an opportunity to ‘get to know’ the other people and sometimes making lifelong friends. Local Tour leaders can provide specialist knowledge about countries being visited and interact well with small groups.
Cuba shouldn’t be missed.
I have had the best time with Intrepid . It was a personal challenge for me as I was relatively unfit when I booked. Id never cycled with a group so got loads of tips and encouragement, everyone was great. Cuba is stunning, fascinating and lots of fun. Rainer and the support team were fantastic – 5 stars from me.
A very good starting point trip to experience the recent history and the struggles of the Cuban people. Go with an open mind!!
Highly recommend the ‘Cuba on a Shoestring’ trip. It was fantastic in every way – I loved the whole trip with its’variety of scenery and activities, beautiful Cuban people, great music and dancing, interesting culture and history. Our guide ‘Andy’ and driver ‘Jorge’ were simply the best!!!
Our visit in Cuba was a dream come true. We knew the rebellious past and the turbulent history and we were not disappointed. Cuba is beautiful and the people amazing. We always felt safe and well taken care of and our leader Maurice made everything run smoothly. I can’t tell apart which I liked best, but if I had to choose I would go with the colors of Trinidad and simply walking in the streets of Havana. My only piece of advice would be to learn a bit of Spanish, the locals really appreciate it. Thanks for the amazing time there Intrepid.
Always check and double check any cards you take with you to insure they are active and work in the country you are travelling in. I had a new credit card and found I could not access any monies as it had not been activated before I left… really dumb. I had no way to contact my bank as my phone was not working either! Luckily Cuba is cheap to travel in so the limited phones I could access were sufficient until I arrived in USA!
everything you expect and more. Interesting and informative, this trip gives great insight into the political and economic circumstances that made Cuba the vibrant and optimistic country it is today
A visit to Cuba is a must – the people are incredibly friendly, happy and helpful. If you’re a lover of old cars then Havana is the place to go to see the big old colourful American cars of yesteryear (and don’t forget to take a ride in one!). This is a country that has an amazing history especially through the revolution period of the 1950-70s and despite the challenges of communism the people are busy, hardworking and very happy. They love their music and they care for their country – a very safe country to travel in.
Cuba is beautiful and I can highly recommend travelling there and be prepared to have fun! The tour was well organised and our guide, Alejandro was excellent. Pack light, there is plenty of opportunities to do laundry. Locals appreciate basic toiletries, medical supplies and items like pens, so take some extra to donate.
Our intrepid guide really educated us about the history of Cuba which was really enriching. He also gave us salsa and Spanish lessons which were great fun. Cuba was challenging but incredibly interesting and rewarding on many levels.
A fantastic short tour of Cuba. The accommodation was great, with welcoming hosts and we visited some amazing places. Maurice, our guide, was friendly and helpful and we loved our driver (Santiago). 5 stars!
We enjoy travelling with Intrepid, we like the small groups which are often made up of like minded travellers. We exchange experiences and ideas between each other and we experience more of the culture of the countries we visit.
the trip was fantastic. i loved it and will definately book my next trip with intrepid
the trip was fantastic. i loved it and will definately book my next trip with intrepid
We had an unforgettable time exploring Western Cuba. The people and their hospitality; the casas we stayed in; the music, dance and Cuban rhythms; the views in Soroa; the city of Havana that tells such a rich history. However, none of this would have been the same without our fantastic tour guide, Lex (Alexandros Capote Ferro), and the people he selected to help us get to know this wonderful part of the world. Lex had a way of transmitting an air of relaxation making everyone feel entirely at ease and yet always having a firm handle on the itinerary and catering to every members needs – what a guy! So, a big thanks to Round the World Experts and Intrepid for putting this together and a very big and special thanks to Lex; and of course all those who helped us along on this trip, including, Adelis and the rest of the crew in Havana for taking care of us at casa Vista al Mar; Maricela for her hospitality at her casa in Viniales, and our knowledgeable guide Floyd; Papito and crew for their warm hospitality at his casa in Soroa; our amazing driver Andres…
Cuba is not only beautiful it is fantastic place to go. Lots of salsa and great music full of friendly people that make the journey so worthwhile.
Learn more Spanish to really get a better local experience 🙂
Cuba on a Shoestring is an excellent trip for anyone considering a trip to discover Cuba. Small group, incredible guides and drivers and plenty of time to explore on your own. The people, the music, the dancing… i can’t wait to come back. Cuba has kept a little bit of my heart!
Guides are knowledgeable and helpful. A full travel experience, where we learned about the culture past and present, economics and future hopes of the Cuban People.
Great introduction to the culture and history of Cuba. Visiting everywhere from Havana to Santiago de Cuba so it does involve a lot of travel time. Bus time taken up watching videos on politics, culture and music and an informal Spanish lesson. Havana and Trinidad were highlights and the Cuban people were amongst the most friendly people I have ever met on my travels. As always, our Intrepid local guide Dany provided some great insights and recommendations.
Intrepid’s Cuba trip is a really interesting experience. It gives an insight (and not a shallow one) into the history of Cuba and its journey since revolution. The trip underscores the biased information that people in the West are fed about Cuba.
Versatile trip, fantastic group, good leading! Loved it 🙂
A great way to travel, this tour and itinerary have you the freedom to be your own traveler but still have a sense security knowing you can call your leader
Intrepid in Cuba takes the stress out of what is a relatively challenging destination full of history, colour and fabulous people.. without a guide you would waste time navigating the limited availablity of local information with the difficulty accessing the internet whilst on the move
Cuba was everything I had hoped it would be. Our wonderful guide, Andy, has a vast knowledge of all things relating to Cuba and it’s history and is a great narrator. Staying in the private family Casa’s was a highlight as was Havana and all the other historic sites we visited. I highly recommend this tour.
My trip was well organised and having a local guide made this trip one of the best I’ve been on. Take the opportunity to mix with the locals as this made the whole experience memorable. For me what made Cuba the best was the people; the locals, the guide and my group.
Excellent trip. Changed my opinion of Fidel Castro and learned a lot about the Cuban people and their struggles. Would highly recommend this trip and being a seasoned traveller I can honestly say Cuba is one of the safest countries I have ever been to. Don’t think about it, GO!
I really enjoyed getting into the countryside and seeing Las Terrazas ,Sorea and Vinales. All that green does wonders for the soul. My tip would be have a small change purse for the 25c you will need for the toilets and also there is no harm having a soap and toilet roll of your own. In the countryside animals namely roosters and dogs don’t wait for daylight to wake up so some ear plugs might be beneficial. Also make sure you have enough smaller notes for the tips to local guides.
Great way to get around Cuba to the main cities, with a local to talk you through the amazing history! Plenty of free time to do your own thing once you get to each city too.
I really enjoyed this tour. I think its really well done. You get to see so many pockets of Cuba, observe lots of layers of a complex culture and learn loads of history. Plus, not once did I feel lost, confused or overwhelmed by travel logistics. (Note: I’ve written an extensive review of this tour on my blog: https://www.eatplaylovetravel.com.au/2018/06/17/intrepid-travels-beautiful-cuba-eight-day-tour-what-to-expect/)
Everything about Intrepid is good except for one time when I rang up and the person answering the phone was a bit condescending. That put me off.
It’s a pretty rushed trip but there is so much to see it gives a great overview of some of the places to come back to if you had more time. Stress free transport as well!!
Beautiful Cuba was a great choice for us because you see the real Cuba but still have a few creature comforts. We loved the homestays and chance to practice our Spanish with the host families. So much history, Cuba is not like any where I have ever travelled before.
Intrepid offer good value, interesting & culturally aware travel that ensures you gain a good understanding of the countries you visit. The tour leaders in my experience have been excellent. I always consider Intrepid when planning my holidays.
Excellent diverse exploration of the country. Ensure you have a tipping fun, good size towel and snacks.
Highly recommend the Western Cuba trip if you’re limited on time as we were. Really enjoyed Venales and the valley around it, and our time in Havana.
Visiting Cuba is a must – no one can explain it to you, you have to experience it yourself. Not only is it a fascinating country, its people make it what it is.
Great experience and insight into the real Cuba, touring the west of the Island and staying with local families. The tour guide was exceptional and after 1 week on the road, we felt genuinely humbled when staying a second week at a luxury resort in Veradero. We were a group of 11, 3 singles, 4 couples, 1 Canadian, 4 Australians and the rest English – mixed age groups from 30 something to 60 something.
This is an excellent overview of Cuba and insights into the culture, way of life and political history. Staying in Casas was great but not for the faint hearted! However, it really gave a flavour of these lovely people. Intrepid pre trip info very useful and accurate. Long coach journeys but super modern coach.
Intrepid takes the hassle out of travelling, caters for the individual travelling on their own and is prepared to travel to unique and less frequently travelled to destinatuons around the world.
Intrepid takes the hassle out of travelling, caters for the individual travelling on their own and is prepared to travel to unique and less frequently travelled to destinatuons around the world.
Need to be open to new experiences and prepared to compromise and accept that some plans may need to change. But that Intrepid will do their best to maintain the quality.
Cuba is a country where we got the most from a tour. it covers everything you would want to do and keeps it easy, we couldn’t have covered that amount on our own and learnt so much from the information provided. The small group and organised leader made it fun. Using their link made getting the visa easy.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 8 day tour of Cuba but I wish that I had taken a longer trip that would have taken me to the other end of the island. A wonderful resilient people who are welcoming of tourists and value tourism as a way to improve their economy. Transport and accommodation were excellent.
Environmentally aware, culturally sensitive and insider knowledge – if these things matter to you Intrepid almost has a trip for you! Pick your destination and the level of comfort you require and Intrepid will be a great choice for a holiday never to forget where you will likely meet friends for life.
An excellent way to experience Cuba. The tour provided great opportunities to see the natural beauty of the country, drive in vintage cars, meet wonderful people and learn about the fascinating history and politics. We also had great fun listening to fantastic musicians in local bars, dancing Salsa and drinking a variety of excellent rums. The tour has something for everyone. Intrepid supports local artisans, and ensures you can find the best food Cuba can offer including wonderful lobster and fish.
The west is the layed back side of cuba where you can put your feet up a little and relax. Special note to bring your own toilet paper in case the place your staying runs out
Very well organised, our tour guide was very helpful during the hurricane and helped us book extra nights in Havana. Read all the trip notes and enjoy western Cuba.
Intrepid are amazing. Small group tours that delve into local culture and get you off the beaten track! My favourite for adventure holidays!
Experiencing Cuba from the vantage point of a bicycle was amazing. Definitely read up on local tips and do a bit of riding beforehand to get the most out of the trip.
Our trip was better than we expected made so by the friendliness and enthusiasium of our guides and their helpers. We learnt so much about the real Cuba talking with them and learning about their own experiences. The group all fitted in togother so well, it was a real fun trip. Rod and Pam
The best way to see Cuba. Staying with local people with a local guide
Professional, caring, proud guide; wonderful accommodation in locals homes; great itinerary.
A good add on to the Grand Cuba tour which travels to the south and east as far as Baracoa. It is quite a contrast in landscape as well as economic situation having been opened to tourism since the Special Period in the 1990s – Vinales feels much more like Mediterranean tourist places with all the restaurants and bars available and far less visible political activity.
Intrepid takes the stressful part out of traveling; taking care of all transport and accommodation plans leaving more time for enjoying the trip. The itinerary covers all the must see and do activities and sights.
Cuba was a fascinating mix of old & new & our tour guide was exceptional. I made some lovely & like minded new friends on my trip. Would definitely recommend Intrepid.
Intrepid cycling trip of Cuba was well organised and a great way to see Cuba, our guide, Rainer Companioni was so knowledgable and passionate about Cuba and made our trip a lot of fun. We would highly reccommend the Cycling Trip of Cuba. Cuba is fantastic!!!
you must visit cuba
Highly recommend Cuba on a shoestring!
One big tip I would give would be to bring a little Spanish phrasebook with you. It would have been nice to be able to communicate a bit more with the Casa owners as some had very little English. Basic phrases would have been handy so I would definitely recommend a phrasebook as you aren’t able to use internet in many parts of Cuba.
I recommend this trip to everyone, it is perfect for someone who wants to visit this beautiful and fascinating country and come away with a real life experience of what it is actually like there.
Beautiful Cuba certainly showed us what a fascinating and varied country this is. Staying with families in guesthouses was a delight. Our guide Alex infected us with his passion and we learnt a lot while having lots of fun.
Tips for Australian tourists is that the Cuban visa can be purchased at the departing Mexican airport for Havana. We didn’t know this and paid a high price in Australia to obtain our visa.
This is a great way to travel as intrepid takes you to all the experiences and sights and allows time for you to explore on your own. All the hard work of arranging transport and accommodation are organised by intrepid allowing you to just focus on enjoying the country you are exploring.
Galapagos was brilliant with a great tour guide in Paco Flores. Macho Picchu was great but the standard and attitude of the guide was not as good as I expected and did distract from the experience.
Our Intrepid tour was a lot of fun and excellent value.
As above re currency
Intrepid offer fantastic off the road tours which give you a better understanding of local cultures.
Cycle Cuba far exceeded my expectations, the tour guides, food, countryside and people on the trip were really awesome. I was glad I brought padded pants for the cycling. Expect a “National Geographic” experience once you arrive in Soroa until you are back in Havana. Stay as close to the leader while cycling in Havana, riding through traffic was a bit hair raising. Overall an absolute amaze-balls holiday!
I feel clients need to understand their ability on a cycle. Which is out of your control.
One of the key facets of an Intrepid tour is the local expertise they include – our tour guide was exceptional, and provided us with in-depth explanations and answers as our tour progressed. We finished our tour having been thoroughly entertained and enriched by the time we spent in Cuba. VERY highly recommended!
Travellers going to developing countries – please take toiletries which can be distributed to people in desperate situations at your destination.
Cuba is amazing. Its hard to explain, its a place you really need to see for yourself. You really need to take snacks and anything else you may need. You cant buy many things we take for granted in our countries.
Cuba was a great experience … go before it’s too late!
I was interested in travelling with Intrepid due to their responsible travel policy and I am pleased to say I was not disappointed. Well organised trip with fantastic tour guide and driver. During my trip to Western Cuba, I felt safe and had an enjoyable experience that I would highly recommend to others.
This was a fabulous trip and a great was to explore a country… from the back of a bike! Rainer and all our crew were fantastic. The trip felt effortless/seamless which is a testament to all their organisation and effort behind the scenes. It was great to have a sense of achievement with each day’s cycling completed, and what better way to relax of an evening than with some Cuban Rum!
Well worth going on this trip if you want to see first hand the variety of beauty Cuba has to offer. National parks and beaches. Mountains and lovely towns and cities. Fascinating to see all the places of the Revolution and memorials
Cuba is unlike any other country I’ve been to before. Very poor, but very proud and patriotic. It was good to get the other side of the Revolution story. Prepare for average food, but the places you visit will leave an impression on you.
Beautiful Cuba was the perfect length of trip to take in many of the most historically interesting and beautiful and unique parts of Cuba. I particularly loved the old town of Trinidad, and swimming with tropical fish at Cienfuegos. Also Old Havana and the mausoleum to Che. Travel by comfortable bus was a great way to get around especially during steamy late June.
Mexico Unplugged allowed me to experience the colour, vibrancy, history and adventure Mexico has to offer. I was given the opportunity to hike in jungles, swim in gorgeous sinkholes and waterfalls, explore ancient archaelogical ruins and eat some of the tastiest food ever. Thank you Mexico!
Be patient and understanding with your fellow travellers, helpful and kind to your guide, and you will enjoy the trip even more.
Cuba is beautiful, intriguing, amazing, fascinating, thought-provoking. The Best of Cuba (reverse) tour was a great way to get an overview and more or less chronologically took us through Cuba’s history. We had a great mix of seeing the natural environment, the amazing architecture, understanding the sometimes grim history, and meeting beautiful people. Take pens and soap. You’ll understand why the first time you get off the tour bus.
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As two 70s+, we enjoyed the younger members of the group and found most activities easy to manage
The tour was a fun and easy way to see parts of Cuba in a short time. Our tour leader was exceptional and readily shared his vast knowledge and passion for Cuba. The highlights of the tour were staying with families in their homes, the music and eating and drinking at local venues. Thanks Will and to our amazing bus driver George.
Excellent itinerary, smoothly run and good value for money! I would highly recommend Intrepid to anyone wanting to travel with a group tour. The organisation and efficiency of the tour was superb. The tour I experienced around Cuba was authentic and I learnt a lot of the Cuban culture and way of life. Thanks to a brilliant tour leader and company… the tour was highly enjoyable and would definitely go with Intrepid again. Thank you!
Value for money
Intrepid has Cuba sown up! There is a huge range of tours which cover various time spans and destinations. For me, the Cuba Explorer was the perfect length, and Intrepid was also able to help with additional accommodation in Havana. Overall, my trip showed me everything about Cuba that I had hoped to see – colour and music and life.
Excellent holiday – thoroughly enjoyed it
Whilst we were on tour, Tropical Storm Alberto struck. There was massive amounts of rain and flooding in Cuba. However, this barely affected our trip as Intrepid kept us informed of the situation and were able to sort out a fix so we didn’t miss out on seeing more of Cuba. They have the flexibility and connections in Cuba so that we still had a great experience (safely!)
Cuba is both what you think it will be – the old cars, the cigars, music and salsa dancing etc…..but also so much more and the best of Cuba westbound provides a solid and varied introduction to the real Cuba.
Bring as little luggage as possible. Usd and euros can be exchanged throughout Cuba. Smile at everyone- they love it! Bring chewing gum! And dance! Dance, dance,dance. Cuba will bring it out of you
If you like art, music and sunshine Cuba is a wonderful place to visit.
This trip blew me away, the sights smells tastes it was the full package. The cycling was for all levels but it wasn’t just a cycling holiday it was cycle and culture, so much was learnt about Cuba and there was plenty of time to recover from saddle sore. As long as you can ride a bike don’t hesitate this place is amazing and needs to be seen now. The mango team with us just made the holiday that little bit more special.
This trip was a very positive experience for me for my first trip with a tour company. Well worth the cost.
Our first Intrepid trip was fantastic! Full of exciting activities and sightseeing with excellent, knowledgeable guides.
Excellent trip, if you can do the full 15 day I couldn’t recommend it more. Be careful when going on the other trips after, out flight got cancelled on the way out, lots of people missed joining tours. We had to pay for new flights to make sure we could join on to our next tour.
We always carry our own water container to refill and always take the extra time to check the room before we leave, better to be a bit late than leaving something important behind.
This trip provides an exceptional way of experiencing the real Cuba, it’s many different facets and it’s wonderful warm, friendly people. Captivating, colonial Havana, hiking and chocolate in Baracoa, history and revolution in Santiago, dancing, sugar and rum in Trinidad then snorkelling in the Bay of Pigs. If you have time; add and extra day to see Vinales then you’ve done Cuba!
An excellent country to visit. Intrepid and its tour leader Iraida provided a unique insight into the history, education, art, culture, food and the lives of everyday Cuban people.
Excellent trip to experience Cuba in a short space of time! Read through the information provided as it contains many useful tips and tricks which will prepare you for the adventure. Embrace the experience and differences which you may be accustomed to. Take all the activity opportunities possible such as salsa dancing, caving, snorkelling and visiting the tobacco farm. It really is a wonderful experience!
Great trip great company great tour well organised and run
A great way of seeing Cuba and learning some of the country’s history. I would definitely recommended this trip, it offers a good balance between activities and free time in each location. Bring along small bars of soap, pens and sweets to give out to local people, they really appreciate it.
Trip to Cuba changes perception what we really need in life and how little people need to be happy.
Cuba was an eyeopening cultural and historical experience which is not to be missed! Our tour leader was Cuban and this meant we were warmly greeted and invited into the communities across the island. We danced, sang, explored, and discussed the political and historical nature and our photographs have captured the unexpected beauty of the countryside, coast-line, towns, cities people and wildlife. We are already thinking about our next adventure.
A fantastic experience with Rainer and the other Mangos on Cycle Cuba. Would definitely recommend!
Cuba is reminiscent of a land stuck in time, slowly redefining its identity. The vibrancy of the architecture and the spine-tingling sights and sounds of the music and dance in the surrounding streets will leaving you wanting to visit again and again!
A great tour to get a better understanding of life in Cuba, current and past. Each area visited was quite different which added variety to the tour. all topped off by a great tour leader.
It was so lovely to not worry about transport for this part of our trip. Getting about on our own in Cuba before and after intrepid was quite expensive and hard work. Learning about the history and culture was deeply enhanced by going with intrepid.
The local guide that we had in Cuba was amazing, but Intrepid as a company is just plain money hungry and does not care about their travellers at all. They care more about making a profit than peoples safety. I highly recommend NOT travelling with them.
We think reading up on the country you are travelling to will help you understand the culture and situation the country is in.. We found by reading about Cuba it helped us understand what to expect.and the trip was truly an amazing experince
To get that real feeling for a country, not a glossed over 5 star experience – Intrepid.
We had no trouble accessing money from automatic machines during our trip. Prior to departure, we would have found up to date advice about how to purchase and locate internet access useful. We arrived in Cuba three days before the start of our tour. Our leader was able to advise us on when we joined the tour.
A fantastic way to see Cuba! The organisation was great, and the bikes far exceeded my expectations. Our guide Rainer and his team (Frank and Yusinel) were keen to be part of the group and share their excellent knowledge on Cuba and life in this amazing country – they made my holiday. The cycling far exceeded my expectations, tough at times but very enjoyable and a massive sense of achievement at the end of day. I cant recommend this trip enough.
Travel to Mexico/Cuba with your eyes wide open with no expectations and in return Mexico/Cuba will provide you with an experience of a life time that you will never forget!
The trip was amazing and our group leader was the best. I really got to understand the Cuban culture and to get a good feel of the country. I would highly recommend this trip!
A really great trip! You get to see a lot in the 10 days. The Cuban people were warm and welcoming. Our intrepid leader Dany made our Cuba experience a memorable one, as he was full of enthusiasm and knowledge and really great fun! Also a special mention to our bus driver Lachay, who was great and was really a part of our little tour group! Havana and Trinidad (could have spent an extra day there!) and of course our Salsa dancing were the highlights.