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 A classic five stars in the core of Havana

Hotel Nacional de Cuba, a classic hotel from the 1930's  and a jewel of local architecture, a five stars in the core of Havana....

A natural Paradise touching the clouds

Salto de Caburni - Excursion to Caburni Water Falls and lagoon, in the Escambray mountain range, near Trinidad de Cuba. ....

The Submarine World in The Island of Pines

Scuba Diving in the Isle of Youth, Hotel Colony and its Scuba Diving Centre...one of the best diving's of the Caribbean....

A hideaway island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea

Cayo Largo del Sur, an island  paradise surrounded by ocean, with pristine waters and always cool sand...plus amazing All Inclusive resorts....

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Dear Alberto and Sergio:
Firstly, on behalf of Llyris, Joan, Rob and myself – THANK YOU  for everything that you did to make our journey to Cuba so memorable.
It was truly an amazing holiday, and one we shall not forget in a hurry. It was an experience unmatched by any other.

I have put together a blog. Warts and all. We had an incredible time. Travelling the way we did was exhausting at times, and there were some lessons to be learnt. We forget, as westerners, what we are exposed to. Our expectations. Our prolific lifestyles. It was a privilege to live with Cubans, and hope they enjoyed our company as well.

This is the first entry of the blog. If you go to the blog archive on the right you will find another 17 entries. Extensive, I know. I hope you enjoy it.


We were especially proud to be the only South African groupies/ entry at the Cuba Marathon, and thank you Sergio for pulling this together for Llyris!!

We shall not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone who wants to travel to Cuba!

Kind regards
Lois – and her merry band!



We travelled from South Africa to Cuba in February 2009, our travel arrangements put together by Cuban Journeys based in Havana encompassing the best that Cuba has to offer. From the start Alberto and his team put together an awesome itinerary and everything worked smoothly throughout. Our guide, Gustavo Lugustamar, was excellent and saw to our every need. Cuban Journeys always went the extra mile and it was a pleasure to deal with them. Everybody on the tour thoroughly enjoyed their trip. Thanks to Cuban Journeys for their attention to detail and friendly, professional and efficient service.

Wishing the Cuban Journeys team everything of the best for the future, and we hope to visit Cuba again soon. We will definitely use Cuban Journeys for our tour arrangements.

All the best
Liz Cotton
Director / Tours Co-Ordinator
Somerset Tours & Travel (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 209, Simon's Town 7995 Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 786-2598     Cell: +27 (0)83 357 4855
Fax: +27 (0)866 599 380
Email: info@somersettours.co.za
Website: www.somersettours.co.za
Skype: LizCotton



The Bridge For Historic Preservation obtained the license from the USA Foreign Assets Commission.  This office allowed me to conduct education programs to Cuba.  The Bridge arranged a 10 day ground tour of significant cities of historic treasures in, Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Varadero.  The Cubanjourneys program successfully transported a group of 17 students and faculty from the Savanna College of Art and Design to Cuba’s historic past. This group of students and faculty met with leading Cuban officials responsible for the restoration, and preservation of sites designated by UNESCO as “historic sites” .
This successful tour by Cubanjourneys  will long be remembered by all those that participated and learned about Cuba’s historic past.

Juan Romagosa, President
The Bridge for Historic Preservation
Cape Coral, Fl., USA


An adventure in Cuba
I am a tour leader/organizer in Cape Town, South Africa.
I have recently travelled with a group to Cuba using Cuban Journeys.
Alberto made my planning of this tour so easy.
When we had worked out our itinerary I felt with confidence that this was going to be a wonderful experience and it was.
The vehicle was new and the driver a delight. Our tour guide throughout, Elaine, was a fun loving young woman with stories to share of the history and romance of Cuba. Helping us choose the guava jelly and cheeses along the road side for  some snacks during our drive. Buying black beans in a market to carry home to South Africa . We smoked cigars rolled as we watched on a tobacco farm in the countryside, and bought some aged rolls for later.
Our hotels Alberto chose for us were fantastic, each so different from the next which gave us a broad experience of Cuba. Everything was well planned. From the wonderful historic hotels of the 50’s in Old Havana, like the Florida, to the refurbished cottage homestays of Trinidad fulfilled all of our expectations of Cuba of days gone by.
My group loved Cuba as I did and the experience was delightful. I can’t say enough about the experience and the confidence I have in this company to plan my next tour to Cuba.

Joanna Castle




Travel for the Arts has been working with Cuban Journeys for many years now and they always deliver a reliable and professional service for every tour. Cuban Journeys have an excellent understanding of what we do and what our clients expect from their dance and ballet holidays in Cuba, and they always go the extra mile for us. We value our relationship with Cuban Journeys and plan to continue working with them into the future.

Poppy Savage
Development Manager at Specialised Travel
t: 020 8799 8363




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