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Cuban Compass Tours

Varadero, Cuba
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totorogirl wrote a review Yesterday
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions10 helpful votes
10+ stars!! We booked 2 tours with Alejandro and was not sure what to expect booking a private tour in a country we have never been to. I loved communicating with him through emails, he was friendly, informative and prompt. And we were not disappointed when we met him in person, he sounds and acts exactly like his emails. Day 1 - Bay of Pigs - Cienaga de Zapata tour Alejandro and Lazaro, best team ever!! They presented themselves professionally, the 1956 purple and white Chevy Bel-Air was immaculate, such a beautifully cared for car. We felt absolutely safe travelling and riding with them. Lazaro is the quiet one and Alejandro is the talker. We had wonderful open conversations about Cuba - their families, their culture, their hardships and just about daily lives. My teenage daughter thoroughly enjoyed listening and commented saying Alejandro talks a lot but it's good talks. Their kindness, generosity and honestly really shone through. It was the little thoughtful things that made our day with them stand out. Bread is not easy to find but yet when my daughter said she wanted to film the fish while snorkeling, we were given 2 empty bottles filled with bits of bread to attract them to us. It made her day!! We talked about local food and cuisine and not only we were brought to a casa paladares for our first taste of Cuban home meals (avocado salad and deer was the standout), Alejandro helped us get guavas and avocados that were the size of papayas!!! When we got back to resort and took our avocados to our meals, other guests stopped and asked where we got it. We saw the felt the real Cuba outside of the resorts and it is an eye opener and experience we will not soon forget. Thank you Alejandro and Lazaro for a wonderful memory!!!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Kim S wrote a review Sep 2022
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What an amazing trip. Thankyou to or driver Felix and tour guide Ellie for making our twilight Havana tour a day we will never forget. They both embody the kindness and generosity of spirit that the Cuban people are known for. Ellie’s comprehensive knowledge of history added another layer to the tour that was unexpected and appreciated. Booking was easy from Canada and Alessandro helped to design a trip around our ideas. If you go to cuba this is the company you want to take you on a tour. We will definitely be back to cuba❤️
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Chloe B wrote a review Aug 2022
Blackpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had an amazing trip to Matanzas and Varadero with Ellie and Felix. The tour was fab and full of so many things to do, but we didn’t feel rushed at all. The purple 1950’s car is gorgeous so clean and spotless with air con. Felix is a great driver and we felt very safe. Ellie is so lovely and knowledgable and will go above and beyond to make the trip perfect for you. We had our 2 daughters with us who are 9 and 7 and Ellie made sure the girls were happy and stopped for ice cream when needed if too hot etc. the whole trip was spot on. Booking the trip was easy by emailing the company, got full details of the most popular trips which made it easy to decide which trip was good for us. Would 100% recommend this company.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Josh wrote a review Aug 2022
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Evelyn and Felix took us on the Bay of Pigs tour today and were exceptional guide and driver. Alejandro was quick and thorough to explain the tour over email too. Evelyn explained all sorts of things on the journey, and was able to answer all our questions about Cuba and was great with our kids. Felix kindly stopped his beautiful Chevy 55 to buy us some huge avocados. Our kid is obsessed with reptiles, so holding 3 crocodiles and feeding another left her in heaven.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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mrnunosousa wrote a review Aug 2022
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
We had the greatest time with Alejandro. He took us to the places we wanted to visit, also the best places to have lunch and dinner (strongly recommend roupa vieja in El Cañonazo). Alejandro was very knowledgeable about the history of Cuba and Havana, hands down the best guide we could’ve hoped for. I encourage everyone to book a tour with him!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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