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About MariMundo
We are a small independent agency that focuses on giving an intimate experience into Cuban life and culture outside of tourism. We aren't trying to be guides, but rather friends showing you around. All of our tours helps local communities and supports the cuban people by employing our friends who are the drivers, our cousins who are the tobacco farmers, and our moms who make a home-cooked dinner.
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hungrycow wrote a review May 2019
Big Rapids, Michigan69 contributions72 helpful votes
Marissa arranged a cooking class for our group. It was amazing, the highlight of our trip. It was a blend of conversation that helped us learn about the culture, the current situation and of course, about the food. Next trip I want to spend more time with Mari and go on more of her tours. She is easily reached via email. Cuba is amazing... Go now!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Cassia B wrote a review Apr 2019
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Marissa's tour was the most memorable part of our trip to Cuba. Not only does she show you the real Cuba she does it with such passion. Spending the day with her in the beautiful region of Vinales is something i will never forget and the meal with her family was the best thing I ate while in Cuba (oh the sweet potatoes). Its a amazing experience with an amazing lady.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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KC Wanders wrote a review Apr 2019
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After coming across Marissa's Instagram account a few months before our trip to Cuba, my best friend and I decided to book the Vinales day trip in Pinar Del Rio, as we loved idea of finding out more about the region on a more authentic tour. It was the absolute highlight of our trip to Cuba! From breakfast with THE MOST AMAZING view on Vinales Valley, to horse riding for the very first time, followed by a visit to a tobacco farm, quick visit to a cave and wrapping up having a delicious meal with Mari's family in the countryside, it was an absolute eye opener. Mari was extremely thoughtful, friendly and informative and all of her friends and family that we met along the way were gracious and welcoming. We chatted about everything from politics to family and it turned out that my friend and I were actually the first Brits to do the tour, so we obviously felt even more special. Ahead of our visit to Cuba, Mari was really communicative via email. We arranged to pay the deposit (without having met previously, this was a little worrying, but it was all absolutely fine) and we were even sent a handy welcome pack just before we left the UK. The cost of the tour is a little higher than some of the other ones we looked up online, but was absolutely worth it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering doing something away from the hotel and resorts while visiting Cuba.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Neha S wrote a review Apr 2019
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Mari and team know how to plan you trip and engage you in a manner that makes you see Cuba up close and personal. Great attention to detail. We had a great time!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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tentoes wrote a review Jan 2019
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I found Mari via her Instagram account in early 2018 and contacted her for some general advice on travelling in Cuba and to enquire about a day trip from Havana to Vinales. Mari was responsive and helpful, and her day trip was competitively priced compared to other tour companies. Once we arrived in Havana, Mari was quick to reconfirm our trip and pick-up arrangements. She was punctual, easy to chat with (speaks great English), keen to share her knowledge and insights, and happy to answer all our crazy questions! We wanted the classic car experience so Mari arranged the perfect vehicle for our party of four, plus herself and the driver. We had a great day touring from Havana to Vinales and back. Lunch at her family's house was perfect - a great insight into life in rural Cuba - and everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The horse-riding tour and cigar-making demonstration were also interesting and unique experiences. Mari was also happy to provide us with local tips and suggestions on where to eat and drink in Havana, again avoiding the typical touristy spots. I would absolutely recommend Mari if you are looking for a more authentic and personal experience in the fascinating country of Cuba!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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