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Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

Vernon, Canada
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Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

Staying at Breezes Jib. Can anyone recommend a reasonable alternative to the all day bus tour thing? (I'm used to independent travel, speak a little Spanish and navigate well. I'm not a big shopper.)

Split a cab in with others?

is it a city that one can easily tour independently?

What about the railway that passes nearby from Matanzas to Habana?

Can public transit in town be figured out easily?

Any ideas appreciated.

Thx, BCG

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1. Re: Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

I just come back from Cuba.

So, almost all atractions are between Capitolio and Old Havana. You can have a walk it is not too far and it is safe. For Platza de la Revolution and Jose Marti Monument you will need a cab. My casa privada was next to Platza de la Revolution and a cab till Capitolio cost us 4-5 CUC (1 CUC is about 1,25 euro) if the car is an old Lada. If it is a new cab the trip is almost double.

For Matanzas-Varadero we rented a car (60 CUC day)but you can take also a bus

details: http://www.viazul.cu/asp/reserva/Default.aspx

Vernon, Canada
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2. Re: Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

Thanks Lilly Good info.

BCG

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3. Re: Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

You could contact a guide to arrange a tour for you. We used Jorge (jorgeguide2004@yahoo.es) and had an excellent 6 hour walking tour of Havana. It was amazing. We wouldn't have had a clue if we'd been doing it ourselves.

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4. Re: Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

look for voyhavana on these threads, he is from Havana and will help you for sure

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5. Re: Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

Check out this thread on independent touring of Havana. List of places to see, eat, etc, and also a driving map (if you drive or cab it) plus a walking route to hit the highlights.

Steve

www.7daysinparadise.com/smf/index.php…

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6. Re: Best way to do Habana day trip on a budget

Hi,

This is for CrispDub. Can you give some more info on your walking tour with Jorge? How much did it cost, how many people were in your party, what was included etc?

We're off to Cuba in November for the first time and will have one free day in Havana during which we would like to explore.

Thanks

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