Intrepid Cuba reviews

Cigar smoke thickens the air, 50s Fords chug down cobbled laneways and dapperly dressed looking old fellas – many who’ve actually lived through a revolution – wile away the hours chatting on park benches. It usually takes a few days of strolling through Cuba before you lose the expectation that somebody’s suddenly going to call out: ‘Cut. Let’s take two’, but this here is real life you’re witnessing. (At least for the moment), the world’s most faithful adherent to Marx’s vision is totally unlike anywhere you’ve ever been before – and, unless someone one day succeeds in making a time machine – ever likely to get to. Rhythm along to the rhumba, bask on tropical beaches and soak up the sounds and sights of one true geopolitical outlier.

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Top reviews on Cuba trips

4.9 out of 5 based on 447 reviews submitted.
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Beautiful Cuba

Isabella · Traveled April 2024
The trip to Cuba has been amazing and exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide, Yuri, was very knowledgeable, organised and super professional. The trip started in L'Habana. I loved having the opportunity to stay at a guesthouse and experience some of the Cuban life. We explored old Habana and Yuri provided the group with lots of information about history, architecture, flora and fauna. The following day, we went to Soroa and had the possibility to visit the botanical garden and taste some amazing Cuban food (I am vegan due to food intolerances, and I really appreciate that during the whole trip I have never had any problem with choice, something that I do not take for granted). Vinales was a revelation: it shows how Cubans make the best of what they have. A very small town with a vibrant social life. We took a trip to the tobacco plantation and had a fantastic dinner with a beautiful sunset at the organic farm (the food was delicious). Stop at the Bay of Pigs and a dip in the sea: priceless! Then we went to Cienfuegos - a colonial city where I discovered Beny More'. Dinner at an excellent restaurant and accommodation in another great guesthouse. The following day, we visited Trinidad, a beautiful city with cobblestones and amazing architecture. Then, Santa Clara, to visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum. Back to l'Habana (plaza de la Revolution), accommodation in a different great guesthouse, a farewell dinner, and a night dancing at a local bar. The tour perfectly balanced trips, time to chill, seaside, history, food, vitamin R (rum!), and Cuban lifestyle. I am definitely going back to this fantastic island. I was really lucky as the participants in the tour were amazing: we immediately gelled, and it felt like we had known each other for ages. It was my first time travelling with Intrepid, and the experience has been really positive. I have already booked my next holiday with Intrepid!
Review submitted 28 Apr 2024

Beautiful Cuba

Jessica · Traveled April 2024
An incredible and life changing trip around Cuba. An experience I'll never forget. And if you're thinking of booking- get to it and make sure you ask for Yuri as your tour leader. You won't regret it!
Review submitted 29 Apr 2024

Beautiful Cuba

Janet · Traveled April 2024
Fantastic trip. Good, varied itinerary. Clean, comfortable and welcoming accommodation throughout. Our tour leader, Yuri, was exceptional. Very knowledgeable, articulate, professional, but also enthusiastic, caring, considerate, creative and fun. He gave us a depth of understanding of Cuba we could never have achieved independently. Superb. And our group was fabulous too!
Review submitted 06 May 2024

Cycle Cuba: East

Rachel · Traveled April 2024
Enjoyable trip, nice scenery and towns visited. Interesting history and guided walks of local towns. Bikes were of good quality and plenty of support with the leaders. Guesthouses are basic, but comfortable and clean.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024

Cycle Cuba: East

Suzy · Traveled April 2024
This tour is absolutely wonderful. The mountains will be on your left and the Caribbean will be on your right, and beautiful horses, cows, goats, pigs will watch you as you ride. Cl
Review submitted 26 Apr 2024

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