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On our trip to Habana, we were treated with beautiful music, history, and the warmth of the Cuban people. Our hotel at the Iberostar was perfect, as we had a great staff and wonderful accommodations. The next three days blessed us with not only the history and architecture of the city, but also the unique perspectives of the Cuban Revolution and its relationship to the island citizens. From enjoying a convertible ride, to learning how cigars are made, to walking through the city, and enjoying the music, food and dance – everything was so much fun.
Our journey to Varadero occurred at just the right time, as much needed relief was in order after the first three Habana nights. We received the royal treatment with endless beaches, good food, too many cigars and rum, and that same great sense of commitment from the resort staff. Our last full day allowed us to return to Habana and spend the morning at Finca Vigía, the home of Ernest Hemingway. The excursion was both fascinating and moving, and it reminded me that his books should be revisited once again. We finished out day touring the Afro Cuban neighborhood, where we were captivated by the raw talent of the art and music there.
Your organization did an amazing job covering all the bases and ensuring that our experience shall never be forgotten. The trip itinerary was well thought out and kept us living every moment to the fullest. In closing, I have been asked many times “would you return” and to that I answered three words: “Viva La Cuba” and VOY A VOLVER!
Jim J.Past Traveler
Both of our tours were wonderful! I fell in love with Cienfuegos and Trinidad! Our guide, Jorge, was one of the best guides we have ever had anywhere. He was articulate, friendly, and able to answer all of our questions. It was really a special day! Our driver, Jaime, was excellent as well. Thank you for all of your help! I will recommend you to anyone who is planning a trip to Cuba.
We had an amazing time. Thank you for everything. I will pass your name on to others going to Cuba…
I had such a good time, I am ready to return and visit some of the areas outside Havana, especially the beach areas.
Clayton M.Journey to Cuba Traveler
Thank you for the best trip ever. You made it unforgettable.
Nick B.Leisure Traveler
The restaurants were so good and the birthday cake surprise was so unexpected. Ampa, they couldn’t say enough about how memorable the trip was. Thank you for everything that you were able to arrange, for them. Thank you, thank you!
I was surprised by the warmth and friendliness of the Cuban people. I did not expect to be greeted warmly when I identified as an American.
Matt D.Cuban Culture Traveler
The accommodations, the planning, the information, everything was superb, excellent and just the best.
Rick S.Corporate Meeting Planner
Seamless and flawless planning.
Erica W.Corporate Meeting Planner
Thank you for an incredible experience!
Liana D.Leisure Traveler
So happy and satisfied!
Darren C.Leisure Traveler
So knowledgeable and really gave them a much more personal insight to the history!
Cassie M.Cuban Culture Traveler
What an excellent presentation & successful business! I have already spoke of it several times.
Richard D.Hotel Sales Manager
The materials provided a great guide that gave us the background for greater understanding of what we were experiencing. The info eliminated surprises and prepared us for what was to come. It was great background info.
Amanda F.Leisure Traveler
It was truly an amazing trip and I believe Ampa was the reason. She went over and above what we expected. Everyone in the country, that we dealt with, knows, loves, and respects her as we do.
Christopher W.Leisure Traveler
Yes I would recommend Cultural Explorations. I think that if someone wants to plan a group or join a group to tour Havana and other parts of Cuba, they couldn’t go wrong with Cultural Explorations!
Andrew A.Havana Art Traveler
Cultural Explorations took care of everything such that our trip was relaxing. All we had to do was show up on time. From registration to landing back in the U.S., nothing was left to chance.
Gary H.Culinary Traveler
Excellent food. I was expecting more humble fair, but we basically had a fine dining experience each night. Including one adult beverage option with each meal was a very nice consideration.
Aaron S.Leisure Traveler
What surprised me the most was the openness and friendliness of the people everywhere we went. Also, the varied schedule and the top rate Paladars we visited.
Lauren D.Leisure Traveler
I was surprised at how modern the hotels are. I also felt very safe walking around the streets (even at 1:00 AM !!!). Everyone was very friendly and I never felt uncomfortable in any way.
Javier K.Leisure Traveler
The registration process was simple. I was contacted by telephone rather quickly after deciding to register. There was significantly very little stress felt by me.
Sara G.University Delegate
Cuba was magical! Change was happening before our very eyes and I’m glad we were able to experience it before it changed completely.
Elisa A.Culinary Traveler
I travel quite often. This trip was overall one of my best trips ever. I will be traveling with Cultural Explorations again soon.
Mike L.Leisure Traveler
Cultural Explorations did a fantastic job taking care of our every need while exploring Havana. We were consistently surprised with special meals and unexpected experiences in addition to planned activities. The best thing about our experience were the tour guides. They were fantastic and sincerely cared about each and every one of us.
Mark W.Corporate Incentive Traveler
WHAT AN AMAZING TRIP!!! Thank you for providing us with our very own [tour leader]. From the very start of our trip, she was there to guide us and show us the most wonderful sites of Cuba... [Ampa] helped to make our 65th birthday present to our family a trip that we will NEVER forget. I intend to tell all of my friends about your agency especially about our Ampa.
Nanci G.Leisure Traveler
We arrived in Havana to see throngs of people in lines. Our guide skirted us through without a moment of hesitation or concern. Immediately we felt comfortable and safe under her watch. Every step of the way, for five days, she made sure our needs were met and our questions answered. It was an amazing trip and her guidance made it possible.