CU1 CUBASEARCH TOUR
'A Step Back in Time'
Old Havana--UNESCO site; Beautiful Vinales Valley; Bay of Pigs Commemorative Museum; Colonial Trinidad; Colourful Santiago
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sat 10 Oct 2015||Sat 24 Oct 2015||$2990|
|Sat 07 Nov 2015||Sat 21 Nov 2015||$2990|
|Sat 21 Nov 2015||Sat 05 Dec 2015||$2990|
|Sat 30 Jan 2016||Sat 13 Feb 2016||$2990|
|Sat 27 Feb 2016||Sat 12 Mar 2016||$2990|
|Sat 30 Apr 2016||Sat 14 May 2016||$2990|
|Sat 08 Oct 2016||Sat 22 Oct 2016||$2990|
|Sat 05 Nov 2016||Sat 19 Nov 2016||$2990|
|Sat 19 Nov 2016||Sat 03 Dec 2016||$2990|
Optional Single Supplement: $590 (number of singles limited).
Cuba is the last bastion of socialism in the Western Hemisphere and has, only recently, managed to break free from the shackles imposed by the negative associations of communism. Indeed, it is Cuba's long isolationism that proves one of the main attractions for travellers, as destinations untouched by Western influence are now so few and far between. One must only explore the cities, like the capital, Havana, to appreciate fully the unique charms of the country. With their colonial architecture, plethora of 1950s American cars, and imposing Revolutionary monuments, Cuban cities are strikingly unusual in history, colour and character. These street scenes are only enhanced by the laid-back lifestyle and friendly disposition of the Cuban people -- a population of largely Spanish and African descent -- with the result that Cuba is an up-and-coming destination to be visited sooner rather than later.
Elaine D (Vancouver, BC, CA)
All the excursions were thoroughly enjoyed. I don't think AA need to change anything. The local guides were fantastic. The transportation was excellent. Meals were over the top and we enjoyed each and every one. This is the second time we have travelled with Serra, our tour leader, and with her light personality, her extensive travel knowledge and fantastic people skills she is an absolute treasure to travel with. Serra is always very well organized and everything ran like clockwork. Serra is an excellent speaker and was always very well informed. She had the right amount of depth to all the information passed on to us. We only use Adventures Abroad for our cultural tours, and have taken two of our daughters and their husbands on two of the tours as well. We have never had a tour that we have not enjoyed.
Glenn F. (Paradise Valley, AZ, US)
Enjoyed excursions to Vinoles Valley, Bay of Pigs, Camaguey, Holguin, Baracoa and Santiago - enjoyed the history that pertains to the revolution 1959 and walks - I found all the stops interesting
Judith G. (Chapel Hill, CA, CA)
I had a great time on this tour.
Katherine S. (Greeley, CO, US)
Loved the Hemmingway, Buena Vista Social Club and the Baseball game!!!!! Osvaldo was an excellent national guide and knowledgeable about his country. He had a great spirit. Serra did a good job, she could laugh readily, gave good country information and was an excellent representative for Adventures Abroad.Pleasant, courteous, patient, and friendly would be adjectives to describe Serra's attitude. She was very well informed. It was fun, informational, and the pace of each day was planned and carried out. It was fascinating to get a glimpse into the lives of people that was balanced, objective, and fair.
Keith (Burnaby, BC, CA)
Vinales Valley and the walkabout there were one of the highlights, as was the visit to Baracoa and the bus ride through the mountains. [Tour Leader Erin] went to extra effots to arrange meals in local establishments, organize evening excursions to muciscal venues, find money exchange places, and organize the ordering of meals.
Linda S. (Calgary, AB, CA)
All excursions were very good. We saw all the highlights of each place we visited. I really enjoyed Trinidad and Baracoa. We had one local guide - Osvaldo - who traveled with us the entire time. He was the best local guide I have had on any trip that I have taken. He worked 18 hours a day to make sure we all had a great experience in his country. He was friendly and helpful, and provided loads of information abount the culture, history and economic condition of Cuba. We had a very comfortable mini-bus (ours was virtually brand new) and and excellent driver. The evening meals were all very good. There were always lots of choices. It was nice to try out the private restaurants, which were mostly where we ate. Chis is an absolute people person. It is obvious that he enjoys his work. Chris went out of his way to answer everyone s questions and requests. He made sure everything ran smoothly and comfortably for everyone. Chris keeps lists and sets reminders - I can t think of anything that was not reasonably explained nor any questions, requests or observations that were forgotten. I really enjoyed this trip to Cuba. It is a pity that the vast majority of people that travel here do not get to see the country in the depth that we did.
Merelyn J. (Nelson, BC, CA)
I enjoyed all the included excursions on this tour. Highlights would be Hemmingway Finca, Museo Romantico in Trinidad, Cave and boat trip in Vinales and the Truck ride into the Sierra de Escambray. Transportation was excellent in every way. AA is fortunate to have the calibre of Chris, our tour leader, working for the company. He was enthusiastic, never tired or too busy for questions. Always appears calm and relaxed. He is the best!!
Morley P. (Delta, BC, CA)
The local guide was outstanding; he was honest, well-spoken, informative, and fun. Working relationship between him and the Adv. Abroad guide was excellent. The excursions blended well with free time, were adventurous and worthwhile.
Patricia F. (Calgary, AB, CA)
Laura Rudderforth is definitely the Tour Leader with the best ever abilities to lead a group of mature tourers. Laura has excellent communication skills and is fluent, I believe, in several languages. Laura goes above and beyond the expected duties of a Tour Leader, always ensuring the safety of all tour participants. Laura is always able to maintain an even balance between local guides, transportation provider and tour participants. I highly commend Laura for the always common sense and tactiful approach to all issues. Many, many thanks to Laura
Ronald M. (Sechelt, BC, CA)
We enjoyed all excursions to the utmost. There is none better than Victor. Everybody loves Victor! He runs all day to keep us happy and to make the very best meal arrangements for the evening meal
Rosemary S. (Calgary, AB, CA)
Great trip, all excursions were very enjoyable and local guides were excellent. Laura made us all feel very comfortable and was always able to answer our questions. She seemed to have as much fun as we did, great tour leader.
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