Martien Bouwmans – with partner
Better Places offered a lot of choice and freedom when planning our trip to Cuba
Everything was very well organized, and we got to stay in great, centrally-located casas particulares. This was super convenient, and we really enjoyed having the bustling town centres at our doorstep. The highlights for us were the (private) tour of Havana and the cycling route through Cienfuegos – they gave us a chance to meet Cuban people and get to know a bit of the real Cuba. In 16 days we only managed to cover about half of the island. We can’t wait to go back and explore the rest!
Tom & Marianne
Thanks to Better Places, we were able to enjoy a beautiful and care-free holiday in Cuba
We booked our trip through Better Places, and had a fantastic experience. The local travel expert was great in helping us design and book our trip, and overall it was fantastic having a direct line of communication with someone who knows the country so well. We felt our wishes were taken into account, and the travel expert was always ready to offer valuable advice. The accommodations were really great, and all the tours we booked beforehand were well prepared and executed. We didn’t miss a single transfer, and were really impressed with the level of organization and service.
I would recommend Better Places to anyone planning a trip to Cuba, they really listen to your needs and provide an outstanding service at a very reasonable cost
Everything went smoothly thanks to the careful organization of Better Places. All the transfers were done with a remarkable punctuality and all the accommodations (bed and breakfast, casas particulares) had been carefully selected.
Wietske – with family
Julio was great, and advised us on the best tempo for our trip, making sure we had down-time and plenty of chance to go for relaxing swims in the Caribbean
We really wanted to take our 2.5 year old son with us on a tour of Cuba. We got some great advice from Better Places prior to departure, about what would and wouldn’t be possible on destination. We felt well prepared. Julio was great, and advised us on the best tempo for our trip, making sure we had down-time and plenty of chance to go for relaxing swims in the Caribbean. We really enjoyed this. After arrival on Cuba (we flew into Varadero) there was a transfer waiting to take us to Havana. This was great after such a long trip. All the casas where we stayed were in fantastic locations; it made it very easy for us to walk into town with our son. We were able to book extra tours and excursions on destination, and Julio kept our son in mind when suggesting the level of activity. We had a great time.
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