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9 Day This Cuban Life Tour - Cuban Adventures
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David "We returned a week ago from the 9 day people to people tour. It was a truly excellent experience. The value for the money is excellent, compared to other tours we looked at for American travelers to Cuba. The accomodations were very good and comfortable with very friendly hosts, the food was excellent and plentiful (portions are crazy big), the bus we traveled around in was very comfortable with a..."
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25 reviews
Starts
Havana
+4 Destinations
Central Cuba
Ends
Havana
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Highlights

  • Learn about local Cuban life
  • Explore Trinidad's colourful streets
  • Taste traditional Cuban cuisine
  • Visit the Viñales Valley
Age range
8 to 75 year olds
Accommodation
Home-stay
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Havana! With the local living tour 9 Day This Cuban Life Tour, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Havana, Cuba and 4 other destinations in Cuba. 9 Day This Cuban Life Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • BS
    Written on April 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Especially liked stopping at Viñales, visiting with the tobacco farmer, walking through the organic farm, eating at a beautiful restaurant in a fantastic setting at La Terraces. Abel was extremely informative, kind and helpful throughout trip.
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  • RP
    Written on February 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great tour! We enjoyed it, and learned so much. Lots of interesting visits from artists’ studios to agricultural tours to salsa lessons, a magnet school, the beach and hiking and museums.....The tour guide answered all our questions as honestly as possible. We feel like we really got a lot of information about Cuba in a short time, and liked the rum, the cigars, the dancing. Good rapport among the group members added to the experience. Felt like the organization was professional and attentive to details. The only small complaint we had was that some of the accommodations were not very comfortable. We expected more, given the prices. While it may not have been possible to find better rooms in Cuban homes, we thought they might have cost less.
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  • GL
    Written on February 3, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    Overall, the trip was quite disappointing. And it is no fault of our guide, Abel, who was quite good.The accommodations were pretty bad (including sleeping conditions and morning breakfast). Normally we do accept it, as long as the country offers something worth to suffer. But there was no exotic here, except fancy cars, good coffee and Internet on open squares. There is only poverty and propaganda; the poverty is tremendous (and we travel extensively all over the world), and it seems that all propaganda we were fed (about how bad are American imperialists) has the purpose to distract us from all reality around us. Tourism is now, since private enterprise was allowed several years ago, is the major endeavor. Infrastructure is still terrible, but everybody trying to rent his casa (ill fitted for tourism) in order to make money. As a result, tourists are primarily viewed as a source of revenue. The expected atmosphere of friendly people playing music and dancing outside does not exist. It is NORMAL country, where people play music and dance INSIDE for profit. Unfortunately, it is also very poor. We travel with a group because there is no other way to visit Cuba for US citizens. I assume that without group I experience will be better (more freedom!), but not much. As I said before, Abel did pretty good job. He was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. I understand that the program of our 9 days tour was to a large degree influenced by Cuba’s government – that is why we visited so many revolutionary museums and exemplary communities. But I’d like to have a couple of suggestions for our guide: less patriotic movies (particularly in the bus) and shorter meals in the restaurants (where we’ve spent hours). Sorry that I cannot be more positive, but existing reality in Cuba does not make this trip enjoyable.
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  • LR
    Written on January 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip far exceeded my expectations. Our guide and driver were excellent, both very engaged in assuring we had a safe, enjoyable experience. All of the casas that I stayed in were clean, colorful, had hot water and AC, and friendly staff. The food at the included breakfasts might have been very much the same but was always plentiful and carefully prepared. When offered, the fresh guava juice was outstanding! While I loved Havana, I very much enjoyed getting out and visiting other cities, each with their own personalities. The bus that our small group used was very comfortable and modern. There were many included meals and activities but always some free time for independent exploration.
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  • JH
    Written on January 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was great. We really enjoyed our guide, Mickel. He was knowledgeable, funny, organized, and made the trip delightful. We learned so much about the country and the Cuban people. We had so many misconceptions about the country going into the trip. We are so glad that we went.
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  • DJ
    Written on December 24, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    the trip to Cuba met more than our expectations. Our guide, Alexis was informative, knowledgeable, and helpful in every aspect. The Casa people were such a delight, good food and clean rooms. The tours interesting. Had a great time and enjoyed the trip. There was just one mishap. I would advise no one to buy any Rum on the cigar tour. Everyone who purchased a bottle had it leak in there suitcases. Also hats off to our bus driver.
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  • JS
    Written on November 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our Cuban trip was way more than we expected or anticipated. The pace was fast and fun - transportation always where it needed to be and when (which, in itself, is a challenge in Cuba!) - our driver and guide - both just amazing. Couldn't have been happier.
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  • 9 Day This Cuban Life Tour reviewer 8
    Written on September 7, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    This was an amazing tour. I got everything I expected: exposure to culture, getting to know people and observing a country that looks like a time capsule. If you are looking for a high-end travel, this won't be your thing. However, if you are into experiencing Cuba, go for it!!!
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  • TT
    Written on September 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Spent 9 days on the Cuba people to people tour. It was one of the best vacations I have had to date. Our tour guide Maggie was just excellent, and her sidekick (our driver) Mario was awesome!! They really do incorporate the best of Cuba. Great meal choices. The local guides were very knowledgeable. The hosts at the casitas were just fantastic! We had some great food. Learned some in-depth history of the island of Cuba and had lots of fun doing it all. Cuban Adventures Rock!!
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  • DD
    Written on July 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We returned a week ago from the 9 day people to people tour. It was a truly excellent experience. The value for the money is excellent, compared to other tours we looked at for American travelers to Cuba. The accomodations were very good and comfortable with very friendly hosts, the food was excellent and plentiful (portions are crazy big), the bus we traveled around in was very comfortable with a great driver, the activities we did were all very enjoyable (though strenuous at times) and our tour leader was excellent. I really can't imagine what could be better on tours that cost 3 times what this did!
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  1. Day 1: Arrival in Havana
  2. Day 2: Havana
  3. Day 3: Viñales
  4. Day 4: Viñales
  5. Day 5: Cienfuegos
  6. Day 6: Trinidad (via Santa Clara)
  7. Day 7: Trinidad
  8. Day 8: Havana
  9. Day 9: Departure Day

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Questions & Answers

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    • May 1, 2017

      What is the payment procedure?

      A deposit payment is due when booking, with the remainder payable 2 months before departure. You can pay by credit, debit card or paypal.

    • May 1, 2017

      What is the refund policy?

      Cancellations must be in writing, and the date on which the letter is received by the Company or its Agents, will determine the cancellation charges applicable.

      - If made 61 or more days prior to the tour start date the cancellation fee is loss of full deposit.
      - If made 31-60 days prior to tour start date, the fee is 50% of total 'Booking Value'.
      - If 30 days or less prior to tour start date the fee is 100% of total 'Booking Value'.

    • April 1, 2017

      What is the group size of this tour?

      This tour has a max group size of 12.

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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1392 for 9 Day This Cuban Life Tour, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 901 km.
    • Havana (Cuba)
    • 148 km
    • Vinales (Cuba)
    • 340 km
    • Cienfuegos (Cuba)
    • 57 km
    • Santa Clara (Cuba)
    • 68 km
    • Trinidad (Cuba)
    • 288 km
    • Havana (Cuba)

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