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January 14, 2017
“Habanero” of pure stock, I pride myself of knowing my city, its culture and its traditions. I studied civil aviation and air traffic control, but I have worked in the field of tourism for 20 years now, 8 of them as tour guide and taxi driver in my Chevrolet Impala from 1959. I welcome you to my tropical island with open arms.
This tour is a perfect choice for learning while visiting the major sights of Havana. We want to thank Ruben for the wonderful day that we spent in Havana. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed all the sites, but mostly, we enjoyed Ruben's company and comments. We learned a lot about Havana/Cuba and its people. We enjoyed the conversations and appreciate you sharing your knowledge and experiences throughout our tour and the places we visited. We loved to be able to ride in Ruben's wonderful 59 Impala (with a/c which was a plus). It was beautiful! We thank you for making our trip one of the best travel adventures that we have ever experienced. It was a trip of a lifetime and we will never forget. Ruben was always very responsive to emails and made the effort to answer all my questions during the planning process. I always felt that we had flexibility in the sites to be visited and the opportunity to customize the tour based on our interests. The tour also exceeded our expectations in the breadth of sites visited. The tour is an excellent way of getting to know Havana, its history, and its culture. We saw a lot of Havana during the tour, covering different districts around Old Havana. We never felt rushed, and Ruben always made us feel that we had flexibility in terms of how much time we needed to explore the sites and take pictures. I also want to add that Ruben was very punctual regarding the agreed upon time to start our tour.
Ruben was an excellent guide. He arrived exactly on time at the agreed meeting point. He was extremely friendly, helpful, and informative. We learned a lot about the history and way of life in Cuba in addition to the Cannon Shot Ceremony. We would highly recommend Ruben as a guide to anyone who wants to learn about and attend this historical and traditional ceremony while in Cuba. Also, Tour Republic is an extremely efficient company to use when booking any activities in Cuba and would highly recommend its services.
We had an awesome experience touring Habana with Ruben. Ruben was waiting for us right across where you disembark. He was happy to go get his vehicle because my wife couldn't walk much due to having a broken foot. We rode comfortably in his air conditioned 59 Chevy Impala. Ruben is very knowledgeable of Cuban history and gave detailed background information of all sites visited. He answered all of our questions and provided interesting additional comments which made for a superb learning experience. We wished we had more time to spend with Ruben who we know consider to be our new and only friend in Habana. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Cuba and Habana in a short time. Tour Republic provided excellent service as well handling our reservation and coordinating with Ruben in Cuba.
Disfrutamos de una tremenda excursion con Rubén en La Habana. El nos esperaba a la salida del terminal de barcos y amablemente movió su coche para que mi esposa no andara mucho debido a un pie fracturado. Viajamos bien cómodos en el Chevy Impala del 1959 equipado con aire acondicionado. Rubón tiene mucho conocimiento de la historia de Cuba y de los lugares que visitamos. Respondió bien a nuestras preguntas y dió mucha información. Por su amable cortesïa, mi esposa y yo consideramos a Rubén como nuestro único nuevo amigo en La Habana. Recomendamos esta excursion al que quiera aprender más acerca de Cuba en poco tiempo. Tour Republic también suplió muy bien servicio manejando nuestra reservación y coordinando con Rubén en Cuba.