Joann GunbyUnited States
My husband & I did the "Tasting la Habana" on July 4th with Ela. From start to finish it was an amazing experience. We only had one day in Cuba & wanted to get as hands on as possible with the culture, what better way to do that than through food! Every part of the tour was fun & delicious! The highlight of the tour however was Ela herself. She was energetic, friendly, fun & gave us a lot of thoughtful insights into the culture and daily life of this incredible country. Thank you for an unforgettable day!
Catherine WoodUnited States
I traveled to Cuba under an art grant. As I don't speak Spanish, I knew I had to have a translator and guide. I emailed with Ela V. for several weeks before the trip. Very good communicator. 1. Very good English 2. Watched out for us- our safety, happiness, etc Asked us what we wanted. Flexible. 3. Proactively worked to find what we needed. She got us into several places with her contacts I would not have been able to get. 4. Kind, sweet, always felt safe wherever. 5. Punctual 6. Knowledgeable
James HuntingtonUnited States
Ela and Ernesto were fabulous; all 16 of us agree. Weather was dicey, but they did a great job. I would highly recommend both of them to friends. Jim Huntington
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Jim! You guys were even better, such good sports! We will never forget you, best of Kansas in Havana ������ Go Jayhawks!! Cheers Ela and Ernesto ( and drivers Pablito and Jose with all Ajiaco team and Havana Compas Dance dancers)
Roy CarlsonUnited States
I've used TBL for the past three years [we travel a lot]. All of the guides we outstanding. However, Ela was head and shoulders above any guide ever. She was 5 stars PLUS. Our tour of Havana was not only a step in time but we experienced the daily lives of the cubans, ride in the cars [a blast from the past] and enjoyed the best food that exceeded our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Roy!! I loved my time with you, I would only have wished to be longer ���� all my love for you and Jane and thanks so much ��♀️�� Cheers Ela
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rupert!! And it was so great to meet you, honestly a pleasure! So happy you enjoyed your time in my beautiful country �� you are more than welcome back anytime you want to! Cheers Ela
Amos HalevyRamla, ISRAEL, Israel
The trip was very enjoyable with the wonderful guide "Ela" who took care of every detail and managed the trip in a professional and sympathetic way. Many thanks Amos
Ela was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks man!! You are very cool ( for a nerd ����) thanks for a wonderful day. Cheers! Ela
Roger BerkleyUnited States
Ela is a brilliant and well informed person. While we had a specific agenda to cover, and which we did cover, the real joy of our time with Ela was the discussions and exchanges we had as we proceeded and when we stopped for a refreshment and those spectacular chocolates. I really feel that we have a knew and intensely personal, intimate understanding of Cuban and its people. If you can spend time with Ela, you should. She is wise beyond her years and very thought provoking.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friends; thank you so much for the kind words, you guys are amazing!! I honestly have no way to describe how much I enjoyed our day together and how I appreciate all the wisdom and knowledge you shared with me (at certain point I felt like you guys were my guides and professors) such an incredible experience. I'm the one thankful for the opportunity to meet such great human beings ��. All my love, Ela
Maria TorresUnited States
I had the distinct pleasure of traveling with a group of 21, touring Havana with Ela and Ernesto as our guides. Our diverse group connected with Havana on a deeper level than anyone had anticipated. Everyone felt that our guides were the reason why. They accepted the challenge of crafting an ambitious 2 day itinerary. Then executing it in a way that exceeded our expectations. Ela did such a wonderful job of following up on all emails in advance of our trip. We could not have wished for better. Thank you.