- I had a great time on tour in Cuba (my first explore trip), the variety of experiences and accommodation really gives you the opportunity see many parts of Cuba and life of the Cuban people. The highlight of my trip was hiking through the Cuban mountain side staying at the Hacienda's (although one did seem to have an extrodinary number of mosquitos). We took up many oppourtunites to enjoy Cuban night life and practice our salsa dancing! I also took advantage of the snorkelling and enjoyed it greatly/
Our Tour leader Osmin was very passionate in his explaninations of life in cuba and extensive knowledge of its history, and enthusiastic in insuring we all had a great trip.
Accomodation was good throughout, Casa Particulars were great offering a B&B type service, Hotels were all of a good standard. Food is very limited and moast places offer the same foods though some are more inventive, if you want to spice up your meals then bring your own condiments eg tabasco .
Tipping is a very big part of life in Cuba, and expected for pretty much everything including the use of toliets and bands so ensure you grab and try and keep hold of some change.
Published on: 28 June 2016