Zach Garfinkel, March 2017

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I went on the inaugural Gondwana tour to Cuba, and it was absolutely incredible. Everything was organized without being too scheduled, there was a great variety of places/activities, and I feel like I really got an authentic Cuban experience with friendly, educated guides and locals. We started the trip in Havana exploring the old city and hidden gems. The highlight here came when we spent an evening with our tour guide’s family. They made incredible rum cocktails, cooked an absurd amount of delicious food, and we ended the evening dancing all night in the living room! From here, we headed to Vinales. This was the total peak of my experience. Horseback riding through the farms and valleys was insane! I felt like I was in the middle of a Jurassic Park set with the greenery and mountains highlighting the tobacco fields. Between the beaches here and in Zapata, there was plenty of downtime to relax and recover from the hiking, exploring and other activities. The food, accommodations, driver, guides and logistics were lovely and organized well in advance. It was great to be there and not have to worry about anything. I highly recommend visiting Cuba, especially with Jared and Gondwana! I’m ready to go back.”

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