Donna LilienthalUnited States
If you want a FIRST CLASS tour while in Cuba..Ela is the one!!!! She has so much to offer from many perspectives - historical, political and personal. Ela will customize your tour to your needs. We were 4 people and fell in love with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Qué lindo!!! ❤ So beautiful guys you made me cry!!! Thanks so much; there are no enough words to show you my appreciation and love for you and gratitude. You were so open to learn and embrace my culture and country, and I'm so thankful because of it. Hope to see you again someday! In the meantime you'll always have a friend in Cuba. Cheers my dears and big smashing kisses Ela
Nicole JohnsonUnited States
Ela was the perfect guide for our family of 4! Our kids (11 & 13) loved how friendly and enthusiastic she was. Ela arranged a custom tour for us after getting to know our family via a few email exchanges. When there was a hitch in our original plan (bike rental company had moved)... she reacted quickly and positively and came up with an alternate plan. She is also very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Cuban history as well as modern day life there. We would definitely use Ela again. Thank you Ela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole and your gorgeous family! Your kids really made an impression on me (so knowledgeable and kind and learning Spanish!) Oh I loved them! And I adore you girls! Thanks so much for having chosen me as your guide, it was a tremendous honor. Big smashing kisses, Ela
Cathy GarciaUnited States
Ela Velunza is fabulous! Very knowledgeable. You will see Cuba like no other tour guide can provide. Meet locals, see local art and culture. Eat great food and chocolate. Drink Cuban beer, rum and coffee. Learn the history that you can't get from a book. Everyone knew Ela, so we felt welcome everywhere we went. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the walk and talk. I am going back again and Ela will be my tour guide. I didn't have enough time in Cuba or with Ela! Estoy agradecida, Ela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cathy!!!! Gracias!!! Muchas muchas gracias! You were such a delight and I'm so deeply moved by your words and your love and passion and willingness to learn and share my culture and country... you were fantastic!! Please be certain you'll always have a friend in me. All my love and massive smashing kisses, Ela
Elaine WeissUnited States
Ela was AMAZING! We have used ToursByLocals in many countries and this was by far our best guide so far! Due to an incoming storm, our 2 days in Havana we're reduced to 8 hours-reduced to 5 because other ships docked unexpectedly and customs took 2 1/2 hours to disembark! In the remaining 5 hours, Ela took us on a whirlwind tour that included more than we could have hoped for. ela's English, historical knowledge, sense of humor and intelligence is amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elaine!!! My sweet pals! The 4 of you were such good sports and I still cannot believe how smiling and happy were you during all of it (the storm had nothing on you guys!) Thanks and thousands more times thanks for being so open and eager to know my country and its people. I'll have you with me forever. All my love Ela