Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cuba Based Guides for Individuals, Families and Groups

Following are based in Havana

Rita McNiff  <Rita@LikeACuban.com>  http://www.likeacuban.com/        Rita works with experiences Cuban guides and operates independently for small groups.

Hannah Berkeley Cohen CubaRising@gmail.com  http://www.cubarising.org

Cultour with Enrique Nunez--a singer, song writer and artistic director assists visitors seeking one or two day behind the scenes introductions to the arts   https://cubapeopletopeople.blogspot.com/2016/10/personal-guide-to-havana-culture.html

Alex Areces is a Cuban American based in both Miami and Havana committed to developing longer term relationships between Cubans and his US clients.  Programmed and custom small group tours <Alex.A@cwpurpose.com>    www.CubaWithPurpose.com

Collin Laverty  works primarily with Havanatur  www.cubaeducationaltravel.com    .

Marcel Hatch works with San Cristobal <marcel@cubaexplorer.com>  https://cubaexplorer.com

Cuba Select Travel is a multi-service British owned and managed travel agency in Havana   http://www.cubaselecttravel.com/

Locally Sourced Cuba is a New Zealand Cuban partnership offering individual and group tours.  Their web site has useful pages on transportation https://locallysourcedcuba.com/transportation/ , linking to Viazul and drive times between cities  https://locallysourcedcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Havana-drive-times-A4.pdf

San Cristobal, the agency of the Office of the Historian, can work directly with travel advisers who wish to send groups or FIT.  Individuals can go to their office to request or join specialized visits in Old Havana.   CALLE O’REILLY NO.102 ESQ. TACÓN, LA HABANA VIEJA, LA HABANA, CUBA. CP: 10100  agencia@viajessancristobal.cu | +53 7 869 7490 

Agents wishing to arrange and pay pre-trip for partial or full programs, should contact  "'Silvia Garcia Muñiz'" <grup_comerc@viajessancristobal.cu>.   She can also help advisers who want to book half or full day Havana Vieja programs for cruise passengers.   For a PDF about San Cristobal, write to director@ffrd.org

In Santiago, contact Aliuska Brooks <aliuska82@nauta.cu>

In Cienfuegos, contact Iliana Ferriol <ilianafm1973@nauta.cu>


Generally speaking a group larger than six persons must have a program organized by an authorized Cuban receiving agency such as Havanatur, San Cristobal, Amistur, or Cubanacan.

A new Cuba only cruise with reasonable prices is being organized.  Cubans on board will provide music, dance, cooking and presentations on history and culture.   FRD will organize a FAM trip when it begins.  For further information, register on its web site http://www.westindiescruiseline.com/

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