I want to recommend Yuri as well.I was in Memories Holguin and we took Santiago Tour on Dec 9th, almost hours driving and not boring, Yuri is amazing guide with deep knowledge of the country and excellent English.
The car was comfortable renovated old Chevrolet, all in working order including air conditioner and seats much better than many new cars in Canada.
“We have been to Playa Costa Verde seven times. We have been on all of the set trips using the Tour operator. However on our latest visit we decided to go into Holguin for the evening on our own schedule and without the limitations of a set trip. What better way to visit Holguin than going in a 1950’s Classic car! Our trip far surpassed anything we expected. Yuri provided us with an exceptional amount of local and Cuban knowledge. We visited places we had not seen before and experienced some of the real Cuba with the advantage of having our own personal local guide. We felt safe at all times and our whole experience was the best we have had in Cuba.
Nothing was too much trouble for Yuri – and he was respectful and polite and allowed us to have the time of our life in the knowledge that he was “keeping an eye out for us” without being too conspicuous. We felt that we had a dedicated VIP cultural experience – with a night-club thrown in! And unbelievably the cost was a fraction of the organised trips – so excellent value for money! Yuri will be the first phone number I call on our return to Cuba next time!! He’s a great guy and a fantastic guide!”
I met Yuri in 2013 and again in 2014 on trips to Club Amigo Guardalavaca. He is a professional, helpful and interesting person, and an excellent resource who can plan a party on the beach or an excursion to farther flung spots on the island. As a single mom travelling with my young son, I appreciated his ability to connect with both of us in a respectful way. I call Yuri a friend and recommend him to travellers highly!
The tour was wonderful! I’m used to being the “tour guide” on my own trips, but this was a wonderful change. Cuba is an extremely beautiful country, but hard to navigate as a tourist due to lack of signage. I’m really glad we had Yuri to take us around! We saw so much more than we would have on our own. I liked the personal touch Yuri brought to our tour – taking us to the local grocery store and shops to give us a better sense of the true Cuba in addition to the vast touristic highlights of the country. That’s what I want out of a vacation.
Let Yuri show you “His Cuba”……You won’t be disappointed
Yuri is not just a guide, he is also a personal friend and excels at providing clients a
Memorable Experience. He has a wonderful personality, and is very conscientious about providing the best possible Cuban Experience for his clients. Something special you want to do????? Ask him!
I’ve known Yuri for a few yrs. Up until my last trip 2 wks June 2015, I’ve only had him as a friend, and not my personal tour guide. My 2 wks in Guardalavaca Holguin Cuba was pretty amazing. I rented a car for 3 days with Yuri driving it, in his name. We went to Gibara, Holguin City a few times, Banes to see the tattoo lady, Boca De Sama a few times for lunch. Yuri is the ultimate tour guide. After the 3 day car rental, he helped me get another driver. He will talk down prices of meals, taxi services for you as he did for me. A lot of Cubans know him, and I agree with them when they say Yuri is one of the good ones. Not only is he multilingual, but he is also caring, incredibly honest, ambitious, but he is also trustworthy. When he says he will do something he will. He’s a person of integrity, and if you go to Cuba for the history and know more abt Cuba, Yuri is your man! When I go back for New Years I will be staying in a ‘casa particular’ for a week, and Yuri will be by my side again as a tour guide, and friend. You will walk away from your time with him feeling as if you made a friend for life.
We had the pleasure of spending a full day and night with Yuri as our tour guide. He took us around Holguin City and area and was able to show us a true Cuban experience. He was very knowledgeable in the history, politics and geography of the country and therefore, was able to help educate us and narrate the entire trip. He took us to a fabulous restaurant where we were able to have a true Cuban dining experience. The food was fantastic. After a long day of site seeing he took us back to our hotel and picked us up later to take us to a club in Holguin City. He was very trust worthy, honest and knowledgeable. We felt safe with him which was the most important part. His rates were great, between three of us it was only 25 pesos for the entire 24 hours. Thanks Yuri for everything and we will be contacting you if we are ever back in Cuba!
I have met many wonderful Cubans – friendly, helpful and more than happy to take you to their home to share the Cuban experience. Yuri is one such person. He has become a very good friend to both me and my wife Cathy.