When choosing Cuba as your travel destination, everyone will most likely choose to go with one of the famous travel agencies, but honestly speaking this will not let you explore Cuba. At the end of your travels you will be disappointed, that’s something I am convinced about from the bottom of my heart. Cuba is such an adorable country, full of nature and even more full of lovely people. It will change your perception for sure. We really enjoyed having our own guide by choosing the deluxe package including a classic antique car. Whenever we wanted to stop to take a picture, we stopped. All questions we had about the neighborhood he explained or stopped to ask a local person.
Our highlights were that he bought oranges on the highway and then shared them with us and that he took almonds from the trees and we ate them together. I would only consider booking a trip with Cuba Buddy, there is no other way to really getting to know this country – because Cuba is not a country, it’s the people.
At the very least, you should book the Casas Particulares through Cuba Buddy. Our hosts always took care of us and arranged horseback riding trips and we always felt welcome. Needless to say, it saves you a lot of stress having all your accommodations booked before you arrive.