Local Travel Agents for Cuba

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Karin Eckhard

Madrid, Spain and USA
Specialities: Tailor-made, culture, art, history, culture, architecture, gastronomy, outdoor activities, nature-based, small groups, off the beaten track
(12 reviews)
Although born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, I have had the fortune to live in places as diverse as Vail, Colorado; Salzburg, Austria; London, a small village in England and Madrid has been my home for the last 7 years. I started Espíritu Travel with my partner who is Spanish because we... read more

Anthony Rubenstein

Philly, USA & Havana, Cuba
Specialities: 1-of-a-kind, history, culture, music, dance, food, sports, nature, experiences
(2 reviews)
I believe that having the privilege of visiting other places and experiencing other cultures unites and enlightens humanity. I have traveled to over 60 countries, and lived outside my native country (USA) for years at a time. I have experienced being a native, a tourist, a traveler, and an... read more

Trip Reviews for Cuba

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
5.0
(8 reviews)

5 days in cuba - 6 unique itinerary ideas, Cuba - May 15 - May 20, 2019

Traveler: Jessica D. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Karin was so easy to work with. Booking the trip could not have been easier.

The trip to Cuba was really seamless and eye opening. Everything went off without a hitch and was well paced. We loved all of our guides. Fernando was waiting for us at the airport in Havana and was with us both days in Havana. He was knowledge, fun and accommodating. His love for Cuba was evident.

He drove us to Trinidad where we stayed at the Casa de Mi y Osi. It was in a perfect location and we could not have... read more

Karin was so easy to work with. Booking the trip could not have been easier.

The trip to Cuba was really seamless and eye opening. Everything went off without a hitch and was well paced. We loved all of our guides. Fernando was waiting for us at the airport in Havana and was with us both days in Havana. He was knowledge, fun and accommodating. His love for Cuba was evident.

He drove us to Trinidad where we stayed at the Casa de Mi y Osi. It was in a perfect location and we could not have asked for two better hosts.

Kirenia promptly met us for an interesting and educational walking tour. We not only saw the tourist spots but also the neighborhoods where many locals lived. We also went to a fantastic pottery making studio.

Luis picked us up the following day for a tour to the mountains. We went to a small coffee farm and hiked to some beautiful waterfalls. Luis was an exceptional guide - so knowledgeable, informative, and a great conversationalist.

The trip ended with Fernando picking us up to travel to Santa Clara. We flew back to the US from Santa Clara. Thank you to all the hosts and guides - we are so happy to have met you all!

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Jessica, thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so pleased you had a great trip to Cuba!

Cuba!, Cuba - Apr 25 - May 6, 2019

Traveler: Arun N. - Local specialist: Anthony Rubenstein

The best thing about the tour was the guides. Thy were all very knowledgeable, generous, fun to be with and willing to be flexible.
The organization was great and worked like clockwork - we got the mix of experiences we were looking for.

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Anthony Rubenstein, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Arun,

Thanks for the great review. The guides loved you guys too. In fact they all send their regards. Thanks for traveling with us!

Cuba 2019, father and son trip, Cuba - Apr 14 - Apr 19, 2019

Traveler: Boris K. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Very educational trip, tour company did it's best to insure our best possible experience.

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Boris, for this review and I am pleased that you an excellent experience.

Father son havana, Cuba - Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2019

Traveler: Don J. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Karin and Espiritu Travel teamed up for a great inaugural trip to Havana. Karin communicated well and responsively throughout the entire pre-trip experience.

Julio met me at the airport and was basically a full-time guide from 9-10am until we packed it in for the day. Julio is a proud Cuban and incredibly knowledgeable about history, culture and life in general -- and very customer service (American style) focused. Luis, another guide in training tagged along for a couple of days and was... read more

Karin and Espiritu Travel teamed up for a great inaugural trip to Havana. Karin communicated well and responsively throughout the entire pre-trip experience.

Julio met me at the airport and was basically a full-time guide from 9-10am until we packed it in for the day. Julio is a proud Cuban and incredibly knowledgeable about history, culture and life in general -- and very customer service (American style) focused. Luis, another guide in training tagged along for a couple of days and was a pleasant guy as well. Annie, yet another guide, took us out one night for a nightlife tour. Julio and Luis even met us on our last day for no reason other than to make certain that we got in taxis and off to the airport (note: that was a two hour bus ride each way for Luis).

This was Father/Son trip with my 18 year old son. And memorable it was -- I was expecting the old cars, cigars and rum and none disappointed. What i did not expect was the sheer volume of beautiful architecture, the rich and interesting history at nearly every turn, the many color characters that have left their mark - some small, some big -- on Cuba. The food was fresh and fantastic (that is coming from a foodie).

The accomodations were arranged - a casa particulares - by Espiritu. Maria's place in Vedado was very nice. Maria was a terrific host and a great breakfast cook. Rooms were clean, with a/c and hot water.

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Don, thank you very much for the review and I am so pleased to hear that you had a great first trip to Cuba and a memorable one with your son. I hope you get a chance to return to Cuba!

Cuba for culture, Cuba - Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2019

Traveler: Meredith P. - Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Karin, Ariel (our guide), and the people of Cuba. It was an enlightening trip where we learned far more than we ever thought we would about the little island to the south.

Karin’s itinerary was well thought out and tailored to meet our interests. She was a pleasure to work with.

Ariel was extremely informative and passionate about his home country. He was interested in learning of the differences in our cultures and governments... read more

We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Karin, Ariel (our guide), and the people of Cuba. It was an enlightening trip where we learned far more than we ever thought we would about the little island to the south.

Karin’s itinerary was well thought out and tailored to meet our interests. She was a pleasure to work with.

Ariel was extremely informative and passionate about his home country. He was interested in learning of the differences in our cultures and governments while teaching us about his. We felt a special bond with him, as he went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and valued. We cannot day enough good things about him. He is a very special person and embodies the welcoming spirit of the Cuban people.

Odalys was a gracious and hospitable casa proprietor. Although there was quite a language barrier, she was eager to [enthusiastically] ensure our comfort. The breakfast at her casa was lovely and served in her beautiful dining room where we met some very friendly French tourists.

The Iberostar receives top marks for cleanliness and comfort. The staff was lovely, the beach was breathtaking, and the food was delightful.

I was sad to leave but I look forward to one day returning to Cuba.

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Karin Eckhard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Meredith,

It was so nice reading this review! Thank you so much for taking the time to do but more importantly that you had such an enlightening and that you were pleased with the trip. I have already passed on your lovely comments to Ariel. The photo of you and your Mom in the classic car is a great photo! It was a pleasure helping you plan your trip to Cuba, I hope you get the opportunity to travel again to the island. Karin :-)