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Cuba: La Isla Grande

Cuba

5
We had a fabulous trip all round Cuba, travelling 2,700km in total from Havana, all round and back to Havana.
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

Cuba all over

5
We selected this route because it took in parts of Cuba not covered by other tours... and we are glad we did. You do have to spend a lot of time on the coach - in air-conditioned comfort, watching the natives toiling in the blistering heat outside - but it is worth the effort. Put up with the long transit days and you get to enjoy the undeveloped pleasure that is Baracoa, plus Trinidad and the Sierra Maestre.
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

Cuba - La Isla Grande

5
An almost complete tour of the island, stopping at a variety of towns, enabling us to experience most of what Cuba has on offer - colourful people, impromptu music, everywhere so green, and the sea so blue!
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

La Isla Grande

5
This is an excellent trip for anyone who wants to get to know the "real" Cuba. The itinerary is full on, visiting most of the island. This trip has something for everyone, whether you like the hustle and bustle of the city, the relaxing calm of the countryside and the mountains or the local beaches. The depth of knowledge of our leader was exceptional and added to our understanding of the country and the philosophy behind how Cuba is run. There is a lot of travel in this trip, but this is essential in order to see most of the island and the air conditioned coached was often welcome respite from the hot and humid temperatures.
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

La Isla Grande Cuba

5
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking an action packed holiday experience and, from my perspective at least, a real sense of the authentic Cuba with all its colours, flavours, and beauty. The tour covered what felt like the full breadth of the country, with something to delight or interest the senses at almost every turn. I can hardly recall a "dull moment", although there were ample periods of rest and quieter moments to recharge the batteries before moving on. The balance between rural areas/towns, areas of cultural or historical interest/fun, activity/ relaxation were very well considered. Pace and variety were guaranteed-I miss it already!
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

cubatour 2016

5
An excellent journey exploring the geography and history of this changing island. We enjoyed the old spanish colonial towns, frozen in time, the lush scenery, swimming in the warm Caribean Sea, attempting to do salsa dancing' with the locals in the casa de trouva, driving around in the big old american cars, soaking up the sunshine, drinking mohitas and seeing Castro's secret camp and the Bay of Pigs.
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

Cuba - The Isla Grande

5
We had a wonderful trip, covering most of Cuba from Havana through Spiritus Sancti and Bayamo to Baracoa before working back via Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Camaguey and Cienfueros to come back to Havana. Travelling by coach, we made many stops along the way to see sights, have coffee, take photos and stretch our legs. Each area of Cuba has its own distinct culture and we experienced them all - salsa dancing, touring in the old cars, swimming in the blue Caribbean sea and walking in the mountains of Sierra Maestre. Even though it was the rainy season, the weather was hot - the rains usually held off until around tea-time and everything was dry again within the hour, so the tropical storms did not detract in any way from our enjoyment - indeed the theatrical thunder and lightening provided us with some spectacular displays. Despite warnings from friends who had previously visited Cuba, I found the food to be of good quality - plenty of sea food and fish as well as chicken and pork, all of which was well cooked and presented. We sampled a few Cuban specialities - a coconut sauce and a coconut sweet treat. As we were in Cuba, we could not resist sampling a few Cuba Libre, Mohito, Pina Colada and Daquari - all of which were delicious. In Havana we found the Cafe Escroil which prepared the most yummy coffee - coffee with cream, ice-cream and chocolate liqueur - any diet was soon forgotten! In Baracoa we also found the Chocolate cafe - refreshing iced chocolate during the day and chocolate daquari in the evening so of course we had to sample a few... I really enjoyed this trip around Cuba and hope someday to make a return visit to an island which has so much to offer.
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

La Isla Grande

3
We ( a group of 17) travelled around Cuba for 2 weeks by coach, at the end of June, begining of July. It was hot & humid. It was the start of the rainy season but the rains came mostly late afternoon, not every day. This made the vegetation very lush. The Spanish influence on the island was evident in all the towns. Away from the large towns, horse drawn vehicles were most abundant - the life style very rural.
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Cuba: La Isla Grande

La Isla Grande

5
It's a great trip with lots of diversity & amazing places to enjoy around the island. Our guide Alex did a great job & our driver Yunior was excellent, always on time, drove carefully & we had confidence we would get to our destination safely. Lots of long coach days, but it is necessary so we could see all Cuba has to offer. Excellen itinerary.
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