We love the people who have come along with with us. Here is what some of them have to say about their time in Cuba.
Missy D. / New York, NY
My time in Cuba with Otros Ojos was fantastic. I’m an avid traveler and love exploring new places so had high expectations for my time in Cuba. I was not disappointed! The ability to see the country through that of a local, find gems of restaurants, bars and artists that you would never find as a normal tourist, and walk away really feeling like you experienced the culture is the ultimate prize when traveling. Mission accomplished. Thank you to Kay, Norberto & the amazing Otros Ojos team!
Meredith A. / Oakland, CA
Otros Ojos wove together a Cuban experience that was unlike any other. In three days, we enjoyed wonderful dinners in tucked away corners of La Habana, drinks on the porch of Kay and Norberto’s magical home, live music, talks and connections with so much of their community, drinks and lively conversations on rooftops, and personal connections with artists. The small group of likeminded travelers we were with led to such a special group dynamic and made the trip even more meaningful. You couldn’t be in better hands for an eye-opening and local experience of Cuba.
Bill E. / Palm Springs, CA
Cuba is much more than original colonial architecture and nostalgia stirred by a fleet of autos from the 50’s or a ride through the city in a 1957 Impala Convertible! I have travelled around the world, but going to Cuba with Otros Ojos was a true discovery experience.
Otros Ojos will help you discover the real culture and music of Cuba, new never before experienced rhythms and colors that cause your body to involuntarily to move to the beat, new sounds that fill your head as your cares of the day disappear!
They introduced us to the musicians, artists, chefs of Cuba, and the people of Cuba who are filled with an infectious joy. Let OTROS OJOS show you the real Cuba, the music, the art, the food, and the people, that make Cuba an unforgettable experience, and your memories will beckon you to return again and again.
Shani & ERiK H. / CHicago, IL
Finding Otros Ojos was an amazing stroke of luck. With Kay and Norberto's expert guidance, we got to experience life in Cuba for the past 40 years, engage with active artists and musicians, find off the beaten path restaurants and shops, and immerse ourselves in this amazing culture. Being there sparked an intense curiosity about the place which has lasted far beyond the trip - we've immersed ourselves in Cuban music and history and food. We can't wait for our next visit!
Sarah C. / Bend, OR
Going to Cuba with Otros Ojos was enchanting. I dropped deeper into the culture, a level below the surface of what I’d be able to experience if I traveled there independently. I met and got to know local Cubans, ate at restaurants with traditional Cuban fare beyond the fray that caters to tourists, stayed in a neighborhood that felt authentic. One night in particular is seared into my memory: being serenaded by a group of local musicians and drinking Havana Club Cuba Libres. Magical.
Joan P. / Guilford, CT
Traveling with Otros Ojos in Cuba was an unparalleled experience. Kay and Norberto are informed, intelligent, creative and educated. The know Cuba in such a deep and interesting way. Their perspectives and the communities they connected us to were so varied and important. Prepare to be treated not only like an honored guest, but like family. This was such a unique chance to know the generous hospitality of the Cuban people and to become acquainted with many special aspects of this beautiful island country. The Otros Ojos team is the best of hosts!
Naomi & Rob M. / Chicago, IL
We had a wonderful time traveling with Otros Ojos during our first trip to Cuba. When we travel, we look for ways to get to know a place beyond the tourist traps. That’s what Kay and Norberto provided. We went music venues and restaurants we never would have found on our own and got to know their wonderful community of artists and musicians. They also provided all of the necessary information to make logistical planning easy. Overall, we had an incredible time and hope to go back soon.