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Ela V.

Havana, Cuba

Hi you guys. . . and welcome to beautiful Cuba! I'm Ela, I'm 30 and I live in Havana so I want to broadcast you this wonderful vintage island.

I have 6 years of experience as a tour guide but I actually majored in Literature and Arts (yes, I know, I'm kind of nerdy; but don't worry, I'm cool). I have toured the country back to back so many times! and still it always surprises me: the valleys, the Caribbean sea, the mountains. . . La Habana. . . Yet, these are not the elements of your holidays I bet you will remember. You are going to fall in love with the people, the large heritage of merged African- Spanish cultures, the vibrant music, colors and life. At first it is going to be difficult to understand how this unique society works, but if you allow me to guide you, you are going to become an expert on the real-wonder Cuba represents and have fun during the process.

When I first started being a guide I quickly notice that there is no tour where both parties leave without taking a piece of each other; I will show you my roots and history, you will share yours with me, at the end we will be all conected by somethig far more special than social media. . . we will be bounded thru real people to people experieces and the memories of such.

So, if you are looking for a bubbly, talkative, crazy-about-caffeine-guide to share this adventure with. . . count me in!!

A Recent Review of this guide

Our experience with Ela was fabulous. She is warm, friendly, absolutely loves what she does. She customized our tour to exactly what we wanted. She brought us to rum and cigar tasting, knew the tasting director, got us more rum than anyone else with special attention from that director. She brought us to a great restaurant for an authentic Cuban lunch, arranged transportation in a '56 Chevy. She even arranged a synagogue experience for us. If we return to Cuba, Ela will be our tour guide. Thanks, Ela!!!
Eleanor Sheldon

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Credentials

International English degree issued by Cambridge University.
Major in Literature and Arts issued by Havana University.
History PHD
*I have credentials to work within the OFAC regulations with American visitors on the Island.

Restrictions

I'm not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
I can't pick you up from the port but I can meet you at the cruise ramp and walk to the vehicle.

Guide Requirements for Cuba

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Tours by Ela V.

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Private tour guide Ela

Volunteering in Havana

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A support to Cuban people experience

523 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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Cigar and Rum experience in Havana

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Learning all about Cuba finest Habanos and Rum

329 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

5 hours

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Tasting La Habana Private Tour

Cuban Cuisine, Mojito Cocktail Lessons, Cigar Tasting and lots of Fun!

299 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Rolling Havana

Full-Day Biking Tour from Vedado to La Habana Vieja & Malecón

298 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Around Cuba Private Tour

3 Days Program Cienfuegos/ Trinidad/ Zapata Swamp

1270 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 days

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